Peace Action reports: “The House has voted to cut $36 billion from nutrition assistance programs, which would kick 2 million people off of food aid, cut benefits for 44 million more, and drop 280,000 low-income children from the free school lunch program. All part of an effort to increase the over 50% of discretionary spending going into the Pentagon’s coffers.” They encourage you to phone your representatives. See Washington in the 112th Congress for phone numbers.
Ellen Brown explains why wiping out student debt would stimulate the economy, and how it can be done. Please pass it along, and consider printing out a few flyers to pass out wherever you occupy: QE4: FORGIVE THE STUDENTS Among the demands of the Wall Street protesters is student debt forgiveness—a debt “jubilee.” Occupy Philly has […]
“If you’re a Wall Street behemoth, there are endless opportunities to privatize profits and socialize losses beyond collecting trillions of dollars in bailouts from taxpayers. One of the ingenious methods that has remained below the public’s radar was started by the Rudy Giuliani administration in New York City in 1998. It’s called the Paid Detail […]