Democrats We are Winning ,Help Us Now.

Democrats We are Winning ,Help Us Now.

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Union Lady

Livingston, TN

#1 Dec 16, 2012
Wow, what a week!

Dear Friends,

*Wow. It has been a busy week.*

Monday, USAction affiliates and allies held *43 events in 17 states* and you backed
them up with *thousands of letters to House Republicans telling them to stop holding
the middle class tax cuts hostage for the top 2%.*

Tuesday, working with MoveOn, CREDO Action and other allies, we called Democratic
Senators and asked them to stand up and make public statements to *oppose benefit
cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.*1 Yesterday we released a report
with 70 USAction members' Medicare and Medicaid stories.*Stories that put a face on
this fight, that wrench the heart and that show how these programs save lives and
give peace of mind to millions of seniors and working families.*2

*And now it's crunch time and we need your help to finish strong in the states and
in Washington. Can you donate $5 to support our work to end the Bush tax cuts and
fight back cuts to our social insurance?*[
https://secure.truemajority.org/o/2/p/salsa/d... @twlakes.net
]

As the Showdown in Washington continues, we've been taking the fight to the ground
all across the country. Just since the election, we've hosted 188 actions around the
budget negotiations.*And our work together is pushing Washington to recognize our
power and our momentum.*

Just this week Sen. Durbin announced the White House won't support GOP efforts to
increase the Medicare eligibility age. Tea Party Sen. Jim Demint, acknowledged that
we are going to raise taxes on the top 2%.3,4 And 65% of Americans believe Obama has
a *mandate to end the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% and to protect Social Security
and Medicare.*5

*This is no accident.* We are winning because we are organizing and telling the sad
but true story about GOP priorities to slash vital social insurance programs to give
more to the ultra-rich.

*Please donate $5 to help us tell this story, win the Showdown and carry this fight
into 2013.[
https://secure.truemajority.org/o/2/p/salsa/d... @twlakes.net
]*

We've been in this fight since the beginning and with the momentum on our side,
there's no turning back now.*Just this past year alone, USAction members sent over
400,000 messages to Congress demanding an end to the Bush tax cuts,* and that
doesn't even include the actions we've taken to preserve Social Security, Medicare
and Medicaid from cuts.

*And we're not running campaigns just to win on issues, we are building progressive
power for the long haul*. Every dollar donated goes to support grassroots organizing
on the ground and online. USAction affiliates are making calls, knocking on doors,
and organizing communities to build leaders and expand our power locally and
nationwide.

*We're in the eleventh hour of this fight and could really use your support to take
this campaign to the next level. Will you donate $5 right today to help make it
happen?[
https://secure.truemajority.org/o/2/p/salsa/d... @twlakes.net
]*

Sincerely,
*David Elliot*
USAction / TrueMajority

1 - http://bit.ly/W5Y6ym

2 - http://bit.ly/W5YcWE

3 - http://bit.ly/W5Ym0p

4 - http://bit.ly/W5YoVS

5 - http://politi.co/ZfqIps
Boddy

Livingston, TN

#2 Dec 16, 2012
What has received virtually no publicity (although it has received from very nice endorsements, including one from the aforementioned Bill Clinton, see the document on the web) is the “Peoples’ Budget,” first released in 2011. It was produced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus under the leadership of Cong. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and supported by other Congressional figures like Sen. Bernie Sanders and presumably the newly re-elected Cong. Alan Grayson. The US is fortunate as compared with many other advanced capitalist countries that came a cropper during the 2007-2009 blow-up of finance capitalism in that it has some very deep pockets from which all kinds of money can be drawn (given the political will). And many of those pockets would be dug into with some form of the following measures (many of which appear in the People’s Budget, but some of which have been drawn from other sources over the years)1. Raise personal income taxes on the rich and raise the collected taxes on the large corporations, embracing "tax and spend" under the slogan "Tax the rich; spend for the Nation." (On paper, US corporate tax rates rank fairly high; however as collected [the corporations employing many accountants] they rank rather low.)
2. Close all the tax loopholes for the same parties.(We are not talking about the charitable deductions and mortgage interest payments here, of course. But such measures would put lots of accountants out of work.)
3. Restrict the export of capital so that employment and the tax base here could expand.
4. Tax overseas profits.
5. Create a separate national capital expenditure budget like the state and localities have, funded by specific bonding authority. This would take all infrastructure spending off the Federal budget, and allow the nation to really deal with its rapidly deteriorating roads, railroads, mass transit, water supply, electrical grid, and internet systems.
6. End the so-called “drug war” which commits billions of dollars annually to law enforcement and imprisonment of non-violent “drug offenders,” which would significantly reduce the size of the US prison-industrial complex (highest number of incarcerated people in the world, by proportion overwhelmingly non-white) and tax the sale of the formerly “illicit” drugs (a potential biggie).
7. Create a Medicare-for-all/single-payer health care financing system that would save several hundred billion dollars per year in administrative costs.
8. End the subsidies for the agribusiness and the extractive industries.
9. Make massive cuts in military spending (while providing jobs in a re-industrialized United States for the 100s of thousands of displaced workers), beginning with the ending of the current US foreign wars and going on to a drawdown of the massive overseas military base system.
10. Institute a transaction tax on securities trades, as France has just done for certain types of transactions.(This one alone, at say 1%, could bring in huge amounts of revenue.)
It is essential in the present fight over how to deal with the “fiscal cliff or slope” that progressives come up with more than “tax the rich” and “don’t touch Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.” Some form of this aggressive approach is what progressives need to be undertaking, loudly and clearly. And it is time for people like our friends at MSNBC to begin to provide a forum for the Congressional Progressive Caucus to be heard.

This is Dr. Jonas' Commentary No. 223 for BuzzFlash, now at Truthout. Steven Jonas, MD, MPH is a Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University (NY) and author/co-author/editor/co-edi tor of over 30 books. In addition to being a columnist for BuzzFlash/Truthout ( http://www.buzzflash.com , http://www.truth-out.org/ ),
Boddy

Livingston, TN

#3 Dec 16, 2012
What has received virtually no publicity (although it has received from very nice endorsements, including one from the aforementioned Bill Clinton, see the document on the web) is the “Peoples’ Budget,” first released in 2011. It was produced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus under the leadership of Cong. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and supported by other Congressional figures like Sen. Bernie Sanders and presumably the newly re-elected Cong. Alan Grayson. The US is fortunate as compared with many other advanced capitalist countries that came a cropper during the 2007-2009 blow-up of finance capitalism in that it has some very deep pockets from which all kinds of money can be drawn (given the political will). And many of those pockets would be dug into with some form of the following measures (many of which appear in the People’s Budget, but some of which have been drawn from other sources over the years)1. Raise personal income taxes on the rich and raise the collected taxes on the large corporations, embracing "tax and spend" under the slogan "Tax the rich; spend for the Nation." (On paper, US corporate tax rates rank fairly high; however as collected [the corporations employing many accountants] they rank rather low.)
2. Close all the tax loopholes for the same parties.(We are not talking about the charitable deductions and mortgage interest payments here, of course. But such measures would put lots of accountants out of work.)
3. Restrict the export of capital so that employment and the tax base here could expand.
4. Tax overseas profits.
5. Create a separate national capital expenditure budget like the state and localities have, funded by specific bonding authority. This would take all infrastructure spending off the Federal budget, and allow the nation to really deal with its rapidly deteriorating roads, railroads, mass transit, water supply, electrical grid, and internet systems.
6. End the so-called “drug war” which commits billions of dollars annually to law enforcement and imprisonment of non-violent “drug offenders,” which would significantly reduce the size of the US prison-industrial complex (highest number of incarcerated people in the world, by proportion overwhelmingly non-white) and tax the sale of the formerly “illicit” drugs (a potential biggie).
7. Create a Medicare-for-all/single-payer health care financing system that would save several hundred billion dollars per year in administrative costs.
8. End the subsidies for the agribusiness and the extractive industries.
9. Make massive cuts in military spending (while providing jobs in a re-industrialized United States for the 100s of thousands of displaced workers), beginning with the ending of the current US foreign wars and going on to a drawdown of the massive overseas military base system.
10. Institute a transaction tax on securities trades, as France has just done for certain types of transactions.(This one alone, at say 1%, could bring in huge amounts of revenue.)
It is essential in the present fight over how to deal with the “fiscal cliff or slope” that progressives come up with more than “tax the rich” and “don’t touch Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.” Some form of this aggressive approach is what progressives need to be undertaking, loudly and clearly. And it is time for people like our friends at MSNBC to begin to provide a forum for the Congressional Progressive Caucus to be heard.

This is Dr. Jonas' Commentary No. 223 for BuzzFlash, now at Truthout. Steven Jonas, MD, MPH is a Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University (NY)
old women

Livingston, TN

#4 Dec 16, 2012
Boddy wrote:
What has received virtually no publicity (although it has received from very nice endorsements, including one from the aforementioned Bill Clinton, see the document on the web) is the “Peoples’ Budget,” first released in 2011. It was produced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus under the leadership of Cong. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and supported by other Congressional figures like Sen. Bernie Sanders and presumably the newly re-elected Cong. Alan Grayson. The US is fortunate as compared with many other advanced capitalist countries that came a cropper during the 2007-2009 blow-up of finance capitalism in that it has some very deep pockets from which all kinds of money can be drawn (given the political will). And many of those pockets would be dug into with some form of the following measures (many of which appear in the People’s Budget, but some of which have been drawn from other sources over the years)1. Raise personal income taxes on the rich and raise the collected taxes on the large corporations, embracing "tax and spend" under the slogan "Tax the rich; spend for the Nation." (On paper, US corporate tax rates rank fairly high; however as collected [the corporations employing many accountants] they rank rather low.)
2. Close all the tax loopholes for the same parties.(We are not talking about the charitable deductions and mortgage interest payments here, of course. But such measures would put lots of accountants out of work.)
3. Restrict the export of capital so that employment and the tax base here could expand.
4. Tax overseas profits.
5. Create a separate national capital expenditure budget like the state and localities have, funded by specific bonding authority. This would take all infrastructure spending off the Federal budget, and allow the nation to really deal with its rapidly deteriorating roads, railroads, mass transit, water supply, electrical grid, and internet systems.
6. End the so-called “drug war” which commits billions of dollars annually to law enforcement and imprisonment of non-violent “drug offenders,” which would significantly reduce the size of the US prison-industrial complex (highest number of incarcerated people in the world, by proportion overwhelmingly non-white) and tax the sale of the formerly “illicit” drugs (a potential biggie).
7. Create a Medicare-for-all/single-payer health care financing system that would save several hundred billion dollars per year in administrative costs.
8. End the subsidies for the agribusiness and the extractive industries.
9. Make massive cuts in military spending (while providing jobs in a re-industrialized United States for the 100s of thousands of displaced workers), beginning with the ending of the current US foreign wars and going on to a drawdown of the massive overseas military base system.
10. Institute a transaction tax on securities trades, as France has just done for certain types of transactions.(This one alone, at say 1%, could bring in huge amounts of revenue.)
It is essential in the present fight over how to deal with the “fiscal cliff or slope” that progressives come up with more than “tax the rich” and “don’t touch Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.” Some form of this aggressive approach is what progressives need to be undertaking, loudly and clearly. And it is time for people like our friends at MSNBC to begin to provide a forum for the Congressional Progressive Caucus to be heard.
This is Dr. Jonas' Commentary No. 223 for BuzzFlash, now at Truthout. Steven Jonas, MD, MPH is a Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University (NY)
Brawny, just what are you winning? lol
Youre funny

Livingston, TN

#5 Dec 16, 2012
So you want us to believe that the dems are against cuts to medicare and medacaide. Yet Obama is cutting 716 million from it. Also several medical facilities want even accept it anymore.
Beth

Jamestown, TN

#6 Dec 16, 2012
old women wrote:
<quoted text>Brawny, just what are you winning? lol
Sorta reminds me of Charlie Sheen's meltdown--"I'm winning"! Hahahahaha!!!

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