Jobs with Justice STEP UP plan
Posted on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 7:56pm
Save the Economy, Pronto! Undo Profiteering!
Over the past 30 years, conservatives and Wall Street moguls successfully gutted regulation and preached 'smaller government' while millions of Americans lost good jobs and Wall Street and corporate America made record profits. Wall Street invented new, more complicated ways to make money off other people’s money.
Now that the party’s over, Bush & Co. want to bill each American over $2,000 to pay the bill for Wall Street’s greedy rampage.
1) No Blank Check Bail-out for Wall Street. They had their fun; now they deserve to pay for the hang-over.
2) Don’t be panicked by the very people that caused the crisis. Take the time to develop a REAL recovery plan for our economy that puts people first, by addressing foreclosures, jobs, affordable housing, pensions, infrastructure and health care.
3) Restructure our financial systems, with renewed public oversight, to meet the needs of our entire economy, not just the finance sector, and end the excessive political clout of these few firms.
4) Bring in fair taxation, honoring work over wealth, and stop subsidizing excessive CEO salaries.