The “Grand Bargain” is a Turkey!
Monday, November 26, 2012, 12:00 pm
Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry’s office • Cambridge St and New Chardon St • Boston
Join us at a rally! Bring appropriate props and costumes (turkeys, billionaire costumes) — and tell us in advance that you’ll be there! Register to attend!
President Obama wants to bargain with Republicans to cut the deficit. But he shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of ordinary people, who didn’t cause the problems.
On November 7, the people of 91 Massachusetts cities and towns passed the Budget for All by a 3 to 1 margin. It calls for budget principles that will put people back to work, fight climate change, rebuild our economy for the future, and stop endless wars, while balancing the budget:
• Stop the cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, housing, food and veterans’ benefits
• Invest in jobs in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and public services
• Close corporate tax loopholes, end offshore tax havens, and raise taxes on incomes over $250,000
• Reduce the military budget, end the war in Afghanistan and bring troops home safely now
We will gather in front of Senator Kerry’s office to deliver a letter, and then march to Senator Brown’s nearby office. Tell our elected officials that the people have spoken. Don’t listen to the greedy and their lobbyists – listen to the people of Massachusetts.
Reject the grand bargain – it’s a turkey!
Sponsored by the Budget for All Coalition, Massachusetts Peace Action, UJP Afghanistan/Pakistan Task Force, Veterans for Peace, Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants, and Progressive Democrats of America (list in formation)