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.
|39991||Tue Jun 18 19:21:52 EDT 2013||Litsa Binder|
|39990||Tue Jun 18 19:03:05 EDT 2013||Mary Zeller|
|39989||Tue Jun 18 16:52:19 EDT 2013||Anonymous|
|39988||Tue Jun 18 16:39:13 EDT 2013||Ralph Shively|
|39987||Tue Jun 18 16:23:37 EDT 2013||Patrick Conlin|
|39986||Tue Jun 18 16:18:36 EDT 2013||Lana Fisher|
|39985||Sun Jun 16 14:05:01 EDT 2013||Stan Altan|
|39984||Sat Jun 15 21:48:33 EDT 2013||Alice Sturm Sutter|
|39983||Sat Jun 15 17:16:54 EDT 2013||Flora Di Cunto|
|39982||Sat Jun 15 12:10:36 EDT 2013||Gemey Rivera||Pray for peace n more jobs therefore we can have a better and constructive nation.|
|39981||Sat Jun 15 00:46:15 EDT 2013||Emily Powers|
|39980||Fri Jun 14 19:33:59 EDT 2013||Sean McDonald|
|39979||Fri Jun 14 17:52:25 EDT 2013||Devin Baker|
|39978||Fri Jun 14 17:16:05 EDT 2013||Mary Allman||INVEST in Human community, not WAR!
Build JOBS at home. Stop funding war and destruction!
|39977||Fri Jun 14 14:48:06 EDT 2013||Larry Dawson|
|39976||Fri Jun 14 14:42:44 EDT 2013||Russ Nelson|
|39975||Fri Jun 14 00:26:53 EDT 2013||g t||What is the world coming to?|
|39974||Thu Jun 13 18:44:17 EDT 2013||Philip Reiss||Money for education not military/industrial complex!|
|39973||Thu Jun 13 16:07:39 EDT 2013||Barbara Schlitz|
|39972||Thu Jun 13 15:11:24 EDT 2013||Kyle Christensen|
|39971||Tue Jun 11 21:02:05 EDT 2013||Tony Slomkoski|
|39970||Mon Jun 10 19:04:18 EDT 2013||Sandra Schwartz|
|39969||Sun Jun 09 14:45:03 EDT 2013||Sarah Noyes|
|39968||Sun Jun 09 10:07:29 EDT 2013||jeanne martinez|
|39967||Sun Jun 09 07:51:50 EDT 2013||Bobby McCormick|