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Letter to the 1%
We are the 99%.
We are the rest of the country. We do the work. We pay the taxes. We went through the school systems in our communities and made ourselves into United States Citizens.
The things that we have, we worked for. We pay for the schools that our children go to. The roads that we drive on are paid for by us. We also pay to have our police, fire, emergency, and military keep us from harm.
All these things we are proud to pay for because that is the cost of living in our country.
You, on the other hand, take.
Wealth has been given to you, inherited by you, or you swindled it from someone else. In many cases that wealth was acquired or taken from us. Because of this wealth and (assumed) power, you make sure that the cards are dealt in your favor.
You buy influence in the government that WE pay for. Through that influence you reduce your tax burden and take away services that we need. You tell us that our fire fighters and police officers are costing too much money. You have portrayed our teachers as villains and public workers as a drain on government resources. You tell us that it is too expensive to protect the air that we breathe and the water that we drink.
By your actions, you imply that our children are not important enough to get an education while you send yours to private schools and universities.
You OWN the mainstream media so only YOUR message gets through on the airwaves. Those same airwaves are used by you to peddle your politicians and further control OUR government.
But you are forgetting something.
We are 99, you are 1.
There are many more of us than you.
We communicate in more ways than you can control and we are organizing.
We are not going to be quiet and let you create more phony wealth on our pension funds, home mortgages, and student loans.
You keep saying that our message is unclear but that is a lie.
Our message is very clear.
We are going to take back our country and put it into the hands of the people who care about it.
The Citizens of the United States of America.
It’s shocking. It seems like leaders in Congress want your taxes to go up this holiday season.
And no, I’m not kidding. Unless Congress acts now, taxes for the average American family will increase by $1,000 at the end of the year.
Talk about a lump of coal in your stocking. That’s $1,000 you won’t have to pay your bills, heat your home, or feed your family.
If Congress doesn’t act before the end of the year, the payroll tax cut enacted last year will expire. Millions of middle class families across the country depend on this extra money in their paychecks, and taking that away right now when America’s middle class is still struggling to make ends meet is the wrong move.
More money in the paychecks of middle class Americans is one of the best ways to strengthen our sluggish economy.
But Republican leaders in Congress seem to be more interested in tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans than they are in cutting taxes for the rest of us. If we don’t demand it, then Congress will let these tax cuts for middle class Americans expire.
Send a message to Speaker Boehner right now by signing our petition that demands action from Congress on the middle class tax cuts:
And after you sign this petition – spread the word and ask everyone you know to sign it too. This is a tax cut that affects all of us and the only thing that will make a difference is the combined voice of thousands of Americans.
It’s time to put a tax cut for millions of middle class Americans ahead of partisan politics.
Thanks for everything you do.
P.S. I know it’s almost the end of the year, and the holidays are fast approaching – but that’s why this deadline makes all the difference. Please sign the petition and spread the word today: http://MiddleClassTaxCutsNow.com
“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” Thomas Edison in 1931 to his friends Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford.
Talk about terrified
Elizabeth Warren is scaring the bejezus out of Republicans. She has a platform and she is unafraid to tell the truth. Just imagine what a voice like hers could mean for the common person if she were in the senate. But getting there will be hard. The right wing owns the media and expect them to use every dirty trick and more to keep her voice quiet. She could start a real move toward government for the people.
Ghosts of Elections past
Alan Keyes, listen up. Your party needs you to be the voice of sanity and reason and run for President against Barack Obama. You softened him up before, now you can take him!
Gotta do what you gotta do
President Obama has gone on an executive order tear this week. Student loans and mortgage relief got most of the press. It looks like an order making federal contractors list their political contributions may be coming. This would help mute some of the effect of the Citizen’s United ruling. It is also in line with what many states already do. Can’t be having government become an open pit of no-bid contracts based on political contributions:
“On Wednesday it was reported that President Obama was drafting an executive order that would require companies pursuing federal contracts to disclose political contributions that have been secret under the Citizen’s United ruling. A senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Hans A. von Spakovsky, lambasted the proposed executive order saying that, “The draft order tries to interfere with the First Amendment rights of contractors.” Mr. von Spakovsky dutifully made all the right-wing, neo-con arguments including bringing Planned Parenthood and unions into the discussion. The draft order did not exempt any entity from disclosure rules and presents a reasonable requirement on contractors seeking government contracts. Several states have similar “pay to play” laws to prevent businesses from using unlimited donations to buy lucrative state contracts from slimy legislators.”
Is it okay to come out now?
I can’t understand why, if Republicans are so proud of their policies and they believe Americans love them also, that Eric Cantor can’t speak before an open meeting. Last week he skeedaddled from The Wharton School of Business when he heard some riff-raff might get in. Today he spoke at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business, but only to a hand-picked crowd.
Sometime tomorrow Earth citizen #7,000,000,000 will be born. That is the total living humans. I know many have heard the statistics of how long it once took to raise that first billion and how quickly we do it now.
One recurring theme I hear to combat an ever expanding population is the education of women and their entry into the economic system. That more than anything else seems to greatly tamp down birth rates. Nothing says unrest and revolution more than a young unfed, unemployed population.
How the 1% lives
I found this story yesterday and it really made me mad. At the office of a major foreclosure lawyer, Halloween is for laughing at the down and out.
Happy Halloween (worth the click)