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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives and 2 others

Save HEAP, PELL, PBS, Planned Parenthood and AmeriCorps - Tax the Rich!

It's time for the people who actually caused this recession to start paying for it, and stop putting the burden on the poor.

Neither the Obama nor the Republicans had the interests of the majority of the American people in mind when writing their budget proposals. Let them know that cutting programs that are essential to low-income Americans for the sake of their rich campaign contributors is not going to fly.

Not only are the richest enjoying Obama's continuation of the Bush tax cuts, they aren't even paying the taxes they still owe:

If our elected officials don't come up with something better, let's go to Washington and give them a  taste of what Scott Walker's seeing right now in Madison. Let's show them the American people are sick of being screwed over while the rich get tax  breaks. Who's with me?

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Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
Both President Obama and the Republicans have offered budget proposals that attack the poor and what remains of the middle class in order to combat a deficit perpetuated in part by the continuation of the Bush tax cuts. Furthermore, nearly two-thirds of US corporations do not pay any taxes at all, abusing tax loopholes and offshore tax havens. In fact, tax havens account for $1 trillion over a decade, the same amount Obama wants to cut.
This is unacceptable. When the richest pay their fair share, we can talk about cuts to spending. It is a waste of time to argue over which vitally important programs to sacrifice while the wealthy who profit here don't pay here. Back to the drawing board: we need a budget that doesn't punish the poor for the crimes of the rich.

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