Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Congress raise taxes, before you cut anything

I like this, yeah we lost round 1, and If you count the December Bush Tax cuts extension, that makes it round 2, but lets keep fighting.  From USA Action/ True Majority:

An economy that works for all of us - not tax cuts for the rich
Dear Stephen,

We lost round one - but we can do better.

senate vote count

Click here to tell Congress to raise taxes on the rich before they cut anything.
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We lost round one. The debt ceiling deal is bad for our economy and bad for working people.1

That’s the bad news. The good news is, we can do better.

Most of the cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in this deal come in later years, after a super commission makes some recommendations. We must push hard for millionaires and billionaires to share the sacrifice. That’s why we are supporting legislation sponsored by Rep. Jan Schakowsky to make the wealthiest one percent pay their fair share. If Congress wakes up and listens to the American people who want the ultra-rich to pay their fair share, painful cuts can be avoided.2

Ask your Representative to support Jan Schakowsky's tax fairness act so we can avoid most of the cuts in this disastrous deal.

If you’re in the top one percent of wage earners, this week’s deal probably won’t affect you personally. But for the rest of us, here are three ways the deal could hurt our families.3

1. You'll be less likely to find a job if you're looking. If you've got a job, you're less likely to earn more money - and more likely to lose it.
2. The value of your home is likely to decline or stagnate.
3. You'll need to work longer, and be less secure in your retirement.

But it didn't have to be like this. And it doesn't have to be this way next time. Tell Congress to LISTEN and make the richest 1% pay their fair share so that the most disastrous elements in this deal can be avoided.


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