Jobs Not Wars
Jobs-Not-Wars is a time-limited petition campaign to urge the president and congress to abandon austerity solutions to the deficit and instead to end the war, cut military spending, tax the super-rich, and redirect resources to restore and protect the social safety net, create jobs, deal with climate change and meet other urgent social needs.
Mr. President and Members of Congress:
We do not accept the proposition that the most urgent challenge the country faces is to cut the deficit and that the price of doing so must be deep cuts to social programs and basic services. We do not believe, as some argue, that the Pentagon and other national security agencies should be immune from any significant reductions, or that the wealthiest Americans and large corporations should not be required to contribute a fair share of the cost of maintaining the government that has enabled them to benefit so richly.
We call upon you to redirect your efforts and federal resources to:
Require those at the top of the income ladder, giant corporations and financial speculators to pay their fair share of taxes.
Our views are shared by a majority opinion of the American people. Those who seek to preserve their privileges and sustain present levels of military spending while prescribing greater austerity for the rest of us are outside the mainstream.
We ask that you summon the personal courage and moral fortitude to transcend partisan differences to serve the common good and public interest.
|39934||Tue May 21 22:00:22 EDT 2013||Margaret Nielsen|
|39933||Tue May 21 17:38:48 EDT 2013||Christopher Matthias|
|39932||Tue May 21 14:41:01 EDT 2013||Jean & Donald Clark|
|39931||Tue May 21 14:40:52 EDT 2013||Jean & Donald Clark|
|39930||Tue May 21 13:31:56 EDT 2013||Elisabeth Fiekowsky|
|39929||Tue May 21 12:08:42 EDT 2013||Anonymous|
|39928||Tue May 21 10:52:21 EDT 2013||Anonymous||PLEASE STOP ALL THE WARS ... SUPPORT OUR TROOPS - BRING THEM HOME !!! HELP US EVOLVE.|
|39927||Tue May 21 06:58:54 EDT 2013||Anonymous|
|39926||Tue May 21 02:02:30 EDT 2013||chas pace||Start closing one foreign base a day & bring it all home by 2016|
|39925||Mon May 20 20:18:26 EDT 2013||Myrna Fichtenbaum|
|39924||Mon May 20 20:18:25 EDT 2013||Myrna Fichtenbaum|
|39923||Mon May 20 19:19:57 EDT 2013||Devin Baker|
|39922||Mon May 20 15:11:25 EDT 2013||Jennifer Adamski|
|39921||Mon May 20 14:07:05 EDT 2013||Pat schumacher|
|39920||Mon May 20 13:16:32 EDT 2013||jamie papandrea|
|39919||Mon May 20 04:56:58 EDT 2013||Ms. Carla Compton, Advocate/Activist/Humanist||PLEASE! Take this to heart! No more war(s)! We need more jobs, in America, now!|
|39918||Sun May 19 19:48:32 EDT 2013||Mark Nolan|
|39917||Sat May 18 23:28:53 EDT 2013||gerri hettenbach|
|39916||Sat May 18 23:21:34 EDT 2013||Anonymous||We owe our veterans training and jobs for a secure future!|
|39915||Sat May 18 11:10:02 EDT 2013||natalina giugni|
|39914||Sat May 18 00:53:04 EDT 2013||Glen Benjamin|
|39913||Sat May 18 00:17:25 EDT 2013||Nancy Matthews|
|39912||Fri May 17 21:32:31 EDT 2013||Robert Loring|
|39911||Fri May 17 21:18:39 EDT 2013||Anonymous|
|39910||Fri May 17 21:04:20 EDT 2013||Anonymous|