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.
|40254||Thu Dec 19 16:11:28 EST 2013||Anonymous|
|40253||Thu Dec 19 10:49:45 EST 2013||zene u crnom|
|40252||Wed Dec 18 10:50:29 EST 2013||John Moffett||The US military is the most destructive jobs program on the planet. The US is not at war with any nation, and will not be at any time in the foreseeable future. It is time to transition to a peacetime More....|
|40251||Wed Dec 18 01:07:29 EST 2013||Lorrie Jamison|
|40250||Mon Dec 16 21:00:35 EST 2013||Adrian Swanston|
|40249||Mon Dec 16 10:23:21 EST 2013||Isabel Chiquoine|
|40248||Mon Dec 16 08:08:53 EST 2013||Don Hall|
|40247||Sun Dec 15 21:51:57 EST 2013||Mary Bernadette Drury||MAKE JOBS; NOT WARS.|
|40246||Sun Dec 15 19:53:19 EST 2013||ROBERT GARCIA|
|40245||Sun Dec 15 14:19:40 EST 2013||Lee Booth|
|40244||Sun Dec 15 13:16:34 EST 2013||Cindy Black|
|40243||Sun Dec 15 09:25:30 EST 2013||Shawn Sargent||The Pentagon Budget must be cut, and the Gigantic NSA building that was constructed should be torn down.
Our Nation's misguided Nation building schemes through War, are bleeding our country dry of More....
|40242||Sun Dec 15 09:20:52 EST 2013||Amy Germain||Shrinking the government to help the deficit is all well and good, but it is costing us badly needed jobs. This country needs job creation in order to really stabilize our economy and the lives of our More....|
|40241||Sun Dec 15 09:12:16 EST 2013||Diane McAvoy|
|40240||Sun Dec 15 02:34:58 EST 2013||Andrea Pennisi|
|40239||Sat Dec 14 20:10:05 EST 2013||Ann Marie Coleman|
|40238||Sat Dec 14 19:19:13 EST 2013||adolfo bermeo|
|40237||Sat Dec 14 18:15:19 EST 2013||barbara geiegr|
|40236||Sat Dec 14 17:31:00 EST 2013||Jacquie Jones-Walsh||I support JOBS not Wars.|
|40235||Sat Dec 14 15:10:31 EST 2013||Rich Yurman|
|40234||Sat Dec 14 14:21:22 EST 2013||robert mark weaver|
|40233||Sat Dec 14 13:59:45 EST 2013||david hollister|
|40232||Sat Dec 14 12:59:02 EST 2013||derald myers|
|40231||Sat Dec 14 12:51:52 EST 2013||Robert Vogel||Thank you for your effort.
|40230||Sat Dec 14 11:47:14 EST 2013||Jo Sippie-Gora||Defense spending creates fewer jobs than domestic spending like for health, education and infrastructure. So there's a win-win situation facing us, if only our Congressmen will decrease its addiction to More....|