We Need a People’s Budget

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Fri, Apr 15, 2011

War Dollars Home

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Today, the House voted on the People’s Budget and a paltry 77 representatives stood up for the people’s choices. Nevermind the vote – the budget is the rational blueprint for our country’s future.

Perhaps in the excitement over Blue Eye’s Fantasy Budget and Obama’s Fiscal Policy Speech, you missed the unveiling of The People’s Budget. In a nutshell, it provides a clear path to balancing the budget by ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, slashing the military budget, taxing the rich, and closing tax loopholes. Rather than wasteful spending on empire building, the People’s Budget uses our resources to expand human flourishing by protecting the social safety net and putting Americans back to work with a “Make it in America” jobs program.

When you join a Tax Day Action this weekend, or around the water cooler at work, remind people that America is not broke. We need to Bring Our War Dollars Home to Fund Our Communities.

Is your mayor amplifying this demand? Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa is sponsoring a resolution at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Calling on Congress to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities. The list of co-sponsors is growing every day! If you don’t see your mayor’s name, Contact Your Mayor Today to Co-Sponsor the Resolution.

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