Re: Jobs Crisis, Not A Debt Crisis
Dear Senator ______,
Americans spoke at the polls on Election Day, and we sent a strong message, voting in favor of policies for “Prosperity Not Austerity.” Specifically, we call on you to:
- Invest in jobs, education and infrastructure to promote prosperity by enacting legislation to create jobs for all.
- Let the Bush tax cuts and payroll tax cuts expire, and replace them with a Financial Speculation tax and fair income tax cuts, limited to the first $250,000 of income.
- Prevent any cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid including benefits, COLAs, or eligibility–as well as pass bills to expand and improve Medicare.
- Cut weapons funding by 25%, and responsibly end the War in Afghanistan via the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel.
Austerity makes economic problems worse, not better. Only strong, effective measures can remedy the stubborn lack of demand in the domestic economy, create jobs, foster prosperity, and decrease the deficit. We must not emulate erroneous European policies nor repeat tragic mistakes of the past.
At this pivotal moment in the history of our country, we have an opportunity to redefine what is necessary and what is possible. Future generations are depending on us.
Thank you for your time and attention,
Signed by 20+ individuals