vote for american jobs act
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vote for american jobs act

    1. Holly Boss
    2. Petition by

      Holly Boss

      AZ

"
1) Tax Cuts for Small Business
a. Payroll Tax Cut

2) Putting Workers Back On the Job
a. Fund to prevent teacher layoffs and first responder layoffs – $35 billion. $30 billion would be used to prevent teacher layoffs and would be distributed using Title I formula and not given to Governors with great discretion as was done before. $5 billion for first responders to be distributed through COPS and Safer Communities.

3) Rebuilding America

a. $30 billion investment in School Construction – to be distributed to the 100 neediest school districts
b. $50 billion in infrastructure – $5 billion for TIGER IV and TIFIA
c. $10 billion for an infrastructure bank – open to projects from both the public and private sectors
d. $15 billion for Project Rebuild – formerly Neighborhood Stabilization – addressing foreclosures and vacant commercial properties

4) Pathways Back to Work – $5 billion
a. Extend UI
b. 1/3 summer jobs; 1/3 TANFF Emergency and 1/3 Innovation Fund for Training

5) Plan is fully paid for.
a. President will look to the Super Committee to identify $1.5 Trillion plus additional savings which will pay for the plan." (Dayen, D. (2011). The American Jobs Act, Summarized. http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/09/08/the-american-jobs-act-summarized/)

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    • DANA PORTEOUS PINE BUSH, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      AS A MIDDLECLASS INCOME EARNER I AM ALREADY OVER-TAXED. I EARN 62000.00 PER YEAR AND PAY OVER 13,000.00 IN INCOME TAX. AFTER MY 3900.00 YEARLY INSURANCE PREMIUM AND MY 4500.00 AVG YEARLY COMMUTING EXPENSES JUST TO GET TO WORK, NOT MUCH IS LEFT. I WORK TOO HARD TO LOSE MOST OF MY INCOME TO THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT BE SO EXPENSIVE.

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    • Marianne Zale OAK RIDGE, TN
      • about 3 years ago

      Republicans are showing just how much they care about the population that elected them. When will Americans wake up?

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    • Linda Rogatz CORAL GABLES, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      The American people need work! The President's plan offers real jobs rebuilding the country, not a wish and a prayer. If congress doesn't pass this, they are not working for the average citizen, and the people i can assure you will know!

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      I'm leery of the $1.5 trillion in savings that the President and "Super Committee" are going to look for? Where are they going to look? I also see nothing about the promised "green" jobs, or improving services for the poor, disabled, elderly, women or children. Regarding infrastructure: It has been estimated that more than ten times the money allocated ($1.1 trillion) is needed to adequately repair and update our roads, railroads, bridges and ports, etc., and this is something that is essential, if we wish our economy to grow. And, why isn't the payroll tax cut for this year, instead of 2012? Lastly, there is nothing about taxing the rich or large corporations in this bill. Somebody will have to pay for this and the rich and large corporations have had an increasingly free ride since Ronald Reagan was President and he let the Wall Street wolves in to watch America's financial henhouse.

      Lastly, this petition is directed at "Congress" as opposed to the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, which are two of the choices I have seen provided when I wrote petitions. Thus, I have the feeling that this petition is going nowhere. I would say this in a private message, but change.org has gummed up the private messaging for many of its members with one of the latest of their interminable changes. I have communicated to change.org on this matter several times as have many others, but they just don't care.

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      Congress needs to pass the American Jobs Act now to help resolve the jobs crisis. Republicans in Congress should stop putting politics and party before country. President Obama is right that with Republicans signing pledges to not raise taxes (which effectively result in them signing away their right to govern to special interests) they should not carve out a loophole wherein middle class taxes can be increased. Republicans continue accusing Democrats of waging class warfare against the rich but cut vital government programs and services for the middle class and have expressed interest in letting our taxes increase while protecting tax cuts for the rich. These reverse robin hood style policies constitute class warfare against the poor and middle class. Republicans claim to care about poverty and helping the least fortunate but ignore their policies causing income inequality to increase.

      Enough is enough. Don't compromise away the American Dream for the middle class, working families, seniors, the disabled, and students. Pass another temporary extension of the payroll tax cut and provide more funds for infrastructure, create an infrastructure bank etc. Rebuild America now!

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