No Cuts To S.S. or Medicare,Time to Tax The Rich
Posted in the Livingston Forum
#1 Nov 10, 2012
Sign the Petition!
Dear Tennessee MoveOn member,
President Obama Won Tuesday Night..Tell The Republicans No Tax on the Poor.Time to Tax The Rich they have had 12 years of NO TAX.
In the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression,
Wall Street and corporate America and virtually all Republicans are
working on a deficit reduction plan to cut Social Security, Medicare, and
Medicaid, while lowering tax rates for the wealthy and large corporations.
Sadly, some Democrats are also engaged in this effort. This plan is likely
to come up during the lame duck session of Congress.
The idea of balancing the budget on the backs of some of the most
vulnerable people in our country--the elderly, the children, the sick and
the poor--is not only morally grotesque, it is extremely bad economics. We
must vigorously oppose this plan.
Add your name to my petition on SignOn.org opposing any benefit cuts to
Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.
As you know, the large deficit that we are now experiencing was primarily
caused during the Bush years by two unpaid for wars, huge tax breaks for
the rich and a prescription drug program written by the insurance and drug
companies. Further, as a result of the greed, recklessness and illegal
behavior on Wall Street which drove us into this terrible recession,
revenue at 15.2 percent of GDP is the lowest in 60 years.
In order to cover the cost of the unpaid-for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
they want to make significant cuts to Social Security that will affect not
only seniors but disabled veterans. They want to do this despite the fact
that Social Security is funded by the payroll tax, has not added a penny
to the deficit and has a $2.7 trillion surplus.
Join me in opposing any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or
In order to cover the cost of tax breaks given to millionaires and
billionaires, they want to increase the Medicare eligibility age from 65
to 67 and throw millions of families with children off of Medicaid.
At a time when the United States has the most unequal distribution of
wealth and income of any major country and the gap between the very rich
and everyone else is growing wider, their deficit-reduction plan calls for
lowering the top tax rates for the rich and large corporations to 28
percent or even lower.
There are fair and sensible ways to reduce deficits, but having the rich
and the powerful beat up on working families and the elderly is not one of
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to
--Bernie Sanders, United States Senator
#2 Nov 10, 2012
FYI: Taxing the rich will not solve this country's budget problem. If you double the tax rate for every family making over $75,000 the government would Still be spending more the 2 times as much as they would be taking in. The only way to solve the problem is to stop foreign aid money, make Congress abide by ALL laws governing the rest of us, deport all illegals, and change Welfare to Workfare.
The extra jobs created by Workfare (like WPA) would pull us out of the recession we are in.
It is easy to say Tax the Rich, they can afford it. The biggest problem with that is deciding who is rich. We do NOT want to tax small business owners out of business. We need more jobs that pay enough to pay income tax, Half do not. Government regulations sending jobs to China is wrong...
We have too many professional politicians.
#3 Nov 10, 2012
It's apparent that you're not the brightest bulb from the package, but, at least you're making suggestions. That's a lot more than most of the conservative rightwing nuts that post on here do. I realize that probably you and 90% of people from this area believe that labor unions are 'evil', but, you will never see wages increase in this country until labor unions regain some of the strength and acceptance that they once had. This area would probably still be at minimum wage level if wages had not been raised "to keep the unions out".
#4 Nov 10, 2012
Thanks to the GOP, you are on mark, with the facts.
#5 Nov 10, 2012
Um, have you visited Chicago, Detroit or other union strongholds lately to see how all these years of union control are working out for them? These areas look like dumpsites.....WE will see liberal philosophies in reality as Obamacare kicks in next two years and we on the right don't want to hear any of your normal whining about the results or that it is Bush's fault.
#6 Nov 11, 2012
Detroit is Willard Mitt Romney hometown and see what the romneys did to it?
Unions help all people with good wages,benefits,and retirement and health care,without it you will have a wal-mart made in china..
Drive a checy,ford or chrysler not toyoto,hundies,honda,and other china and japan cars.when you drive one of these you kill the American Worker..
Plus look up where the dumbest people live in the USA and all are Republicans..google it.
#7 Nov 12, 2012
Do us old folks on S.S. get A raise in 2013, what percent?
#8 Nov 14, 2012
Really you blame Mitt for Detroit??? So now its not Bush but Mitt lol thats good. Unions line their pockets and crap on their workers and havent been relevant since the 70's except for jacking their workers dues to give to dems. Dems have a built in fund raising machine whether by hook or crook their union lackys get them their cash.
#9 Nov 15, 2012
The money they get from unions is nothing compared to billionaire super PAC money given to Romney. Romney spent more than 2 times what Obama did and still lost.
#10 Nov 16, 2012
Where did Obama get his millions O bright one. Opps, your right, dirty condtributions from over seas.
#11 Nov 16, 2012
What can Unions do? Here is the latest :
A small union's stubbornness in contract talks with Hostess is being blamed for the shutdown of one of America's snack food icons, the loss of 18,500 jobs just before the holiday season and much-needed tax revenue from hundreds of plants and shops across the country.
Don't you just love 'em?
According to data filed under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), the number of UNION officials and staff earning high salaries has skyrocketed in recent years. For example, the number of individuals earning over $100,000 a year more than doubled between 2000 and 2004the latest year with complete data. Over the same period the number of officers and staff earning more than $150,000 increased 84 percent. All of which is payed for by the lowly worker....
#12 Nov 16, 2012
aflcio union president makes over 200k per year. The left just looks the other way. Teamster "business agents" make around 100k per year and left looks the other way. These unions have much to do with what is wrong in this country... their leaders behave exactly like the "rich" people they are so fond of attacking.
#13 Nov 16, 2012
According to Forbes, aflcio president Richard Trumka was estimated to have a net worth in 2008 of 2.8 BILLION dollars....
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