Tell Congress: No more cuts. Vote for the Emergency Jobs bill.
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Tell Congress: No more cuts. Vote for the Emergency Jobs bill.

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

We have a jobs crisis in this country, and we know we can't cut our way to prosperity. Yet for too long, some members of Congress have pretended that brutally cutting the budget and irresponsibly cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy will get people back to work.

The private sector will not create the jobs we need in this country any time soon, so it's up to the federal government to step in.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky has introduced the "Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act" that would put over 2 million people back to work and reduce unemployment by an estimated 1.3%. It's exactly the type of ambitious and aggressive response to the jobs crisis that we need.

Tell Congress: We don't need cuts, we need jobs. 

There's nothing mysterious or hard to understand about the bill.

Tens of millions of Americans are either unemployed or under-employed. Besides the personal pain this causes, the impact of legions of unemployed Americans on our economy is staggering.

At the same time, there's a huge need in our communities for more teachers, firefighters, health care workers and police officers. Many of our public schools are rundown and need to be repaired and upgraded. And there are all sorts of unmet community needs like maintaining our public parks that could be addressed by paying people to take them on.

The "Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act" would fund jobs programs to put millions of Americans back to work in these areas.

Large-scale federal jobs programs worked during the Great Depression, and they'll work now.

Tell Congress: We don't need cuts, we need jobs. 

It's time for Congress to stop using the jobs crisis as a pretext for even more corporate welfare and go big on the jobs front. The best way we can lower the federal deficit and get our economy moving again is getting people back to work.

Tell Congress: We don't need cuts, we need jobs. 

To:
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
We need aggressive action to address the jobs crisis. Take immediate steps to help pass Rep. Jan Schakowsky's 'Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act' and put 2 million Americans back to work — including hundreds of thousands of teachers, health care workers, firefighters and police officers."

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Clay Miller HOLLYWOOD, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is the duty of the government to protect the welfare of the citizens and attempt to establish programs which benefit the many. By continuing with cuts, Americans face the growth of a minimalized society with wealth and power concentrated in the hands of the elite, not the people.

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    • Jeri Fields PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is RIDICULOUS! I haven't been unemployed that long, but even still I have applied for more jobs than I know what to do with. I am WAY QUALIFIED for these jobs but it seems no one wants to call you back for the jobs because they can't afford to pay you or keep you long! There needs to be more jobs and money opened up for all these Americans that are without....WHAT'S THE POINT IN HAVING A DEGREE IF THERE AREN'T ANY JOBS FOR ANYONE?!

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    • Ruby Lewis HENRICO, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Rich people SHOULD HAVE to pay the SAME RATE as poor people...example: if poor people pay a tax rate of about 10%, then why do the rich only have to pay about 1%. I am not saying that is the exact rate, but you get the idea. It is not fair. This jobs bill will not ONLY open up more jobs, BUT WILL help the economy. The rich need to remember that they NEED poor and middle class people. If there were no poor or middle class people there would be no rich. Someone has to give and take. The United States is off balance right now...REMEMBER: United WE Stand, Divided WE Fall.

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    • Intz Walker LINCOLN CITY, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      People who do not have jobs are a drain on the economy through no fault of their own. People who have jobs, pay taxes, help with the deficit, are proud, productive Americans. Create more jobs so everyone can be proud and productive and offer their help through taxes.

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    • B M NORMAN, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      I want to families to have an income again.

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