Jobs Not Wars

The "fiscal cliff" deal was not all bad. Social Security and Medicare weren't cut. Unemployment benefits were extended. Taxes went up a tiny bit on some of the wealthiest.

But Pentagon spending remained outrageously high, giveaways to corporations were enormous, the President went back on his commitment to end tax cuts for more of the wealthiest, the deal raised taxes on people making $20-200K per year more than on those making $200-500K, and the debt ceiling limit remained -- setting up a big push to cut Social Security and Medicare in the coming months.

No deal at all would have been better than this one.
Had the "Bush" tax cuts expired, the good parts of this deal could have been passed.

We must now work to take the focus off the deficit and put it on jobs and smart public investment. That means moving the money away from war preparations. Please sign this petition. The greater the number of signers, the greater use we will be able to make of it in influencing the coming showdown.



176-200 of 15417 signatures
Number Date Name Location Would you like to add ...
15242 4.9 years ago angela alvarez los angeles, CA , US
15241 4.9 years ago Abbe Sudvarg St. Louis, MO , US It really is time to start taking care of the people of this country instead of feeding the Pentagon
15240 4.9 years ago Thomas Duvall Sylvania, OH , US
15239 4.9 years ago Paul Novak Madison, WI , US
15238 4.9 years ago John Case Harpers Ferry, WV , US
15237 4.9 years ago Dean Windh Lakewood, WA , US
15236 4.9 years ago Kim Kaufman Los Angeles, CA , US
15235 4.9 years ago Margie Low shelton, WA , US Mr. President: I was heartened by your announcements re: troop withdrawal from Afghanistan following your Jan. meeting with Ahmed Karzai @ the W.H., but you need to keep pushing those deadlines clo...
15234 4.9 years ago Heidi McLean Sacramento, CA , US
15233 4.9 years ago Anonymous Pensacola, FL , US
15232 4.9 years ago Gloria Purcell Belmont, CA , US And last, but actually by far the most vitally important, and urgent, matter: CLIMATE CHANGE MUST BE ADDRESSED STRONGLY AND IMMEDIATELY!!!
15231 4.9 years ago kevin garrard bluefield, WV , US i really hate to see what would have happened if the republicans had won the election. the democrats actually won the election gained in the house and senate yet still dont have the backbone to sta...
15230 4.9 years ago Marian Gordon los angeles, CA , US
15229 4.9 years ago John Akins Bethesda, MD , US
15228 4.9 years ago Mel Martynn Berkeley, CA , US
15227 4.9 years ago Cami Leonard Phoenix, AZ , US
15226 4.9 years ago Alan Thurston New York, NY , US
15225 4.9 years ago Ric Ritchison Indianapolis, IN , US I'm sick at heart to see my country do this to the less fortunate among us. As a Vietnam disabled veteran I wonder what I was fighting for?
15224 4.9 years ago Elizabeth Kelley Toledo, OH , US
15223 4.9 years ago evelyn veight stamford, CT , US
15222 4.9 years ago Daniel Klein Brooklyn, NY , US
15221 4.9 years ago Anonymous Darien, IL , US
15220 4.9 years ago Michael Blakesley Foothill Ranch, CA , US
15219 4.9 years ago Mark Fleeman Tampa, FL , US
15218 4.9 years ago Candy Kahly Manchester, IA , US
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