Tell Congress: No New Tax Cuts for the Wealthy ~ a repost …food for thought

Don’t make women and families pay for tax cuts for millionaires.


The Census Bureau just released its latest data on poverty and income today, and our team has been hard at work analyzing what these numbers mean for women and families. Despite the slight upward tick in overall household income, the data confirms what we already knew to be true: women, especially women of color, are disproportionately likely to live in poverty. Female-headed households are nearly twice as likely to live in poverty than male-headed households, and women make up nearly two-thirds of the elderly poor. Why? The lifetime gender wage gap, their over-representation among low-paid workers, ongoing workplace discrimination, unpaid family caregiving responsibilities, and more.

Data like these should inspire our leaders to examine, expand, and improve upon what’s working for working families and to eliminate sources of inequality, like unfair pay and other forms of discrimination. And as we work to resolve the root causes of inequality, our leaders must fund public programs that help people maintain basic living standards when they’re struggling financially. Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress are planning to do the exact opposite — unless we stop them.

Tell your members of Congress
Reject new tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, and the unconscionable budget cuts that would pay for them.

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Public programs and services that help families keep a roof over their heads and food on the table are not only vital to ensuring that all of us can live with some measure dignity and security, they’re vital to our whole economy — because when working families have the supports they need, they can contribute more back into the local economy and businesses.

But instead of shoring up these vital programs and services, House Republicans are plotting to decimate them, all to make room for massive tax cuts for their wealthy peers and donors. This makes no moral, social, or economic sense.

Tell Congress to reject new tax cuts for the super-rich and to protect programs and services that protect working Americans’ quality of life.

Thanks for resisting attacks on women and families,
Anna Chu
Vice President for Income Security & Education
National Women’s Law Center

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Does the cost of that NFL White House trip need to be investigated for the American taxpayer?

This does NOT include what went into preparing this stunt the cost of security crews sent prior during or after the game, the cars needed ….least we talk about what arrangements were needed for his wife and all the businesses that had to close down until this guy and his crew decided to make their point and leave …

on this day … 11/29 1864 – The Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia led by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians who had surrendered and had been given permission to camp. 

1864 – The Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia led by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians who had surrendered and had been given permission to camp. 

1890 – Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.

1892 – A patent was issued to Almon Brown Strowger for the rotary dial.

1929 – The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.

1939 – The USSR broke off diplomatic relations with Finland prior to a Soviet attack.

1945 – The monarchy was abolished in Yugoslavia and a republic proclaimed.

1947 – The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.

1961 – The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico. 

1963 – A Trans-Canada Airlines DC-8F with 111 passengers and 7 crew members crashed in woods north of Montreal 4 minutes after takeoff from Dorval Airport. All aboard were killed. The crash was the worst in Canada’s history.

1963 – U.S. President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.

1967 – U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that he was leaving the Johnson administration to become president of the World Bank.

1971 – The Professional Golf Championship was held at Walt Disney World for the first time.
Disney movies, music and books

1974 – In Britain, a bill that outlawed the Irish Republican Army became effective.

1975 – Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.

1982 – The U.N. General Assembly voted that the Soviet Union should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.

1987 – A Korean jetliner disappeared off Burma, with 115 people aboard.

1987 – Cuban detainees released 26 hostages they’d been holding for more than a week at the Federal Detention Center in Oakdale, LA.

1988 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the rights of criminal defendants are not violated when police unintentionally fail to preserve potentially vital evidence.

1989 – In Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run parliament ended the party’s 40-year monopoly on power.

1990 – The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.

1991 – 17 people were killed in a 164-vehicle wreck during a dust storm near Coalinga, CA, on Interstate 5.

1992 – Dennis Byrd (New York Jets) was paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1994 – The U.S. House passed the revised General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

1994 – Fighter jets attacked the capital of Chechnya and its airport only hours after Russian President Boris Yeltsin demanded the breakaway republic end its civil war.

1996 – A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims. The sentence was the first international war crimes sentence since World War II.

1998 – Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected legalizing heroin and other narcotics.

2004 – The French government announced plans to build the Louvre II in northern France. The 236,808 square foot museum was the planned home for 500-600 works from the Louvre’s reserves.

2004 – Godzilla received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2007 – Rodney King

2007 – Jena Six

2008 – In China, construction on the Shanghai Tower began.