We’re paying our taxes…
Why are vital services being cut, and
Why is the president proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare?
Budget cutters in Washington have already slashed Meals on Wheels, Head Start, Housing, Education, Fuel Assistance, Unemployment, Health Programs, AIDS Housing, and family violence prevention. Jobs are ending. Now the President wants to cut even more vital programs.
But there is an alternative.
1. End Corporate Tax Breaks!
Very high income people and giant corporations get hundreds of billions of dollars a year in tax breaks through loopholes and offshore tax shelters. The CEOs of Bank of America, Citibank, and Verizon are key members of Fix the Debt, a corporate group pushing for big cuts in critical public programs and even lower corporate taxes.
2. Redirect Pentagon Spending to Jobs and Vital programs for People!
The US war budget is greater than the military spending of the next 10 largest military powers combined. Much of it funds destructive wars like Iraq, wasteful weapons systems like the F-35, and keeping us in Afghanistan for years to come.
Rescheduled! —Join us to say:
Stop the Cuts!
Boston: Thursday, May 16, 12 Noon
Tip O’Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, Boston – North Station (Green Line),
Regional Headquarters for the Social Security Administration and Housing & Urban Development. Speakers: Steve Tolman, pres., Mass. AFL-CIO; Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry; Carolyn Federoff, AFGE; Roxanne Reddington-Wilde, community action advocate; people impacted by program cuts. We’ll also visit tax dodgers Bank of America, Citibank, and Verizon at 6 Bowdoin Square, Boston.
Fall River, Thursday, May 16, 4pm – Government Center, corner of N. Main St and Sullivan Dr, Fall River.
Northampton, Friday, May 17, 3:45 pm, City Hall, 210 Main St. Hear Council President Bill Dwight, former Mayor Clare Higgins, Councilor Pamela Schwartz, and speakers from UAW local 2322, WMass Jobs with Justice, Amherst NAACP, Arise, PHENOM, Traprock, WMass AFSC, Mass Senior Action, Student Labor Action, Just Communities & MORE… Proceed to Bank of America to protest its backing of “Fix the Debt” which forged this austerity plan that is making people pay more and more, while receiving less and less. Then march with us to the Verizon Office, the company that pays no taxes, to present them with a tax bill.
Sponsoring organizations (Boston): Budget for All Coalition; Mass. AFL-CIO; Mass. Jobs with Justice; Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants; American Friends Service Committee; Mass. Peace Action; Disability Policy Consortium; Sierra Club – Boston; Boston Workers Alliance; ACTUP/Boston; Veterans for Peace; Homes for Families; Dorchester People for Peace; United for Justice with Peace; Boston Coalition to Fund Our Communities-Cut Military Spending 25%; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom; Human Rights City Boston & Beyond; Survivors Inc.; SEIU Local 509 Lavender Caucus; Brookline PAX; AFGE Locals 3258 and 1164/AFL-CIO;
Sponsoring organizations (Northampton): Western Mass Budget for All/Fund Our Communities Not War, Arise for Social Justice, Amherst NAACP, Coop Power, Climate Action NOW, Pioneer Valley Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Can’t Be Neutral, Western Mass American Friends Service Committee, Western Mass Chapter Progressive Democrats of America, Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Grace Church, National Priorities Project, Traprock Peace Center, Northampton Committee to Stop Wars, Northampton Democratic City Committee, UAW Local 2322, Western Mass Jobs with Justice, PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of MA) & Springfield Chapter Mass Senior Action Council.
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www.budget4allmass.org – 617-354-2169