Thursday, December 29, 2011

Occupy Congress: How The 99% Act Would Work

"The Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act," proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, as previously noted, is the "most serious effort to bring together the tools needed to address today's economic crisis" and "is a direct answer to the economic anger at the heart of the Occupy movement."

Here are some of the key highlights of the bill with helpful infographics:
  • It would create more than 5 million jobs.
  • Impose new taxes for millionaires and Wall Street speculation
  • Add a public option to the Affordable Care Act
It would also:
  • Create a national infrastructure bank and invest in America
  • Eliminate handouts to big oil
  • End the wars and reduces Pentagon waste
  • Save $2.4 trillion over 10 years
This bill deserves attention and support.  As Isaiah Poole put it:
The Progressive Caucus legislation offers a different choice. We can put people to work today building the foundation of the economy of the future, or allow the stubborn subservience of congressional conservatives to millionaires and big corporations to cause more economic pain, widen the gulf between the very wealthy and struggling workers, and fuel more Occupy movements. 
Click here to endorse the Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act.


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