Congress: Don't Push Us Off the Fiscal Cliff
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Congress: Don't Push Us Off the Fiscal Cliff

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Shortly after the November elections, Congress will decide how to address what the news media is calling the “fiscal cliff,” a combination of tax and budget deadlines that occur together at year’s end.

All the Bush tax cuts are set to expire, including billions in tax cuts we can’t afford for the richest 2%. Nearly a trillion dollars in budget cuts are also scheduled, jeopardizing programs for the poor and vital services that we all depend on. Private economists and the Congressional Budget Office predict that these policies could tip our economy back into recession in 2013. Millions of jobs and livelihoods are at stake. Simply put: the fiscal cliff is a jobs cliff.

Congress is pushing us toward the fiscal cliff and a second recession to protect low tax rates for the rich. And this is a self-made crisis, written into law in response to the debt ceiling negotiations in 2011. We can't allow this crisis to set up a “grand bargain” in which Democrats agree to trillions of dollars in cuts to social insurance and domestic spending in exchange for yet-to-be-determined concessions by Republicans.

This reckless path is not in the best interest of most Americans. Instead, Congress should be supporting the creation of millions of jobs. Sign the petition today to tell Congress you refuse to let America be pushed off the fiscal and jobs cliff.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gwen Rigsby ROCKY MOUNT, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      My state of finances can't take anymore - I'm working full time and had to pick up additional work to survive. Where is it going to end - I can't pay for those unwilling to take care of themselves - We cannot afford to continue to aid other countries - we need help here in our own land - what is going to happen to medical cost - we need help and all elected officials should be subjected to the same benefits and coverages that the average American citizen has.

    • John Fenton GRAYSLAKE, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      congress go home, give your paychecks back, you have not done anything for the past 10 years, you are a disgrace to America

    • Robin Noelle GRATON, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I have to do my job or I get fired. Why not you?

    • tinya mclaurin NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Because everyone needs their jobs and the U.S. is already in a financial bind. We don't need any more budget cuts. Lower class and middle class income needs to be raised

    • Erin Kline HOUSTON, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      Please don't push our Nation into a second Recession. Leading economist, Nobel Winner, Joseph Stiglitz links austerity measures taken by the EU to the depression that is currently taking place in both Spain and France. "Going over the cliff," Joseph Stiglitzsaid said would "markedly slow down the US economy" from its current tepid growth. Be brave, be thoughtful, and apply the brakes, before our economy crashes and burns.


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