Time to Call Congress!

Call Congress NOW! Stand up for the 99%.

Senate and House Switchboard:  (202) 224-3121  

Then let the White House know you made the calls: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Are you bombarded with articles about our current fiscal dilemmas and wondering just what is the bottom line? The key message we want Congress to hear is this:

It is time for the wealthy and for powerful corporations to pay their fair share. End the Bush tax cuts for the top 2%, adopt revenue POSITIVE corporate tax reform, including closing offshore tax loopholes, and protect programs serving the poor and seniors. 

A tax on Wall Street, the Financial Transactions Tax (aka Robin Hood Tax) is another important way to raise needed revenue and slow down speculation that puts all of us at risk.

Our colleagues at Institute for Policy Studies have issued new reports with fascinating information on the CEOs and others who are advocating that we “Fix the Debt” through cuts to programs for the 99% and only minor tweaks to their tax bills. Their calls to cut Social Security and Medicare, while having on average $9M in retirement accounts, is rightly called a “Pension Deficit Disorder.”

“We’re Not Broke” (2nd Edition) is must reading; the best guide we know of that explains how to reduce the deficits AND reinvent/reinvest in America without burdening the already burdened–the poor, the elderly and the middle class.

Lastly, a state by state report issued by the AFL-CIO tells you the potential impact of changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in your state.

One of the most important things you can do is help your friends and families get educated as well.

  • Forward this information to others
  • Engage people in conversation
  • Ask them to call Congress

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