TAX DAY RALLIES, ETC
Verizon, Amazon, BFA, GE, Citi, etc are doing what the tax laws allow them to do. The corporation lobbyists may have influenced legislation, but corporations are not the right target.
It’s the government, its rules and regulations and the legislators who are being bought off that are the problem.
Rally, where, why and how? To get what? What can I do?
DEFICIT: It’s the revenue, not the spending.
WHY IS REVENUE A PROBLEM?
Corporate tax loopholes
Tax cuts for the wealthy
Jobs shipped overseas
Unemployment, insufficient job creation
Republican obstructionism and Democrat wimpishness, Lobbyists.
Citizens United Supreme Court Decision (Koch Brothers, Chamber of Commerce)
IS THERE A SPENDING PROBLEM?
We certainly don’t want waste but we don’t want to cut good programs. Republican ideology is attempting to slash good programs.
Too much war and defense spending
Need to spend more in areas that will create jobs and improve the economy.
Education needs support.
HOW CAN IT BE FIXED?
Grass roots activism to get leadership to act
Educate the public and get them to vote
President and Democratic leadership need to take a stand
It can only be fixed by Congress and the President.
WHAT ABOUT ENTITLEMENTS (SS, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID)?
Social Security is solid for 30 years --- do not touch
Medicare only source of affordable health care for seniors.
Medicaid is being abused by states and needs some reform.
Health Care costs need to be contained. They increase too much too fast.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Rallies? Town halls? What kind? Where?
Get our organizations to support going after the real target, Congress and President
Demonstrations? Target legislators?
Letters to editors
Educational forums and material