Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Jobs Not Cuts": Crowd calls for "New" New Deal

Several dozen protesters gathered at the federal courthouse at 6th & Broadway Wednesday to deliver a "Contract for the American Dream" to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. The "contract", written by over 125,000 Americans, is a plan to create jobs rather than destroy them through budget cuts.

After delivering the message -which will be ignored by McConnell- the protesters marched down to the state unemployment office chanting "Jobs not cuts!".

The event, staged by Move, raised a good point. We should be focusing on job creation instead of slashing programs that help the middle class and poor people. This country asks nothing from its millionaires or corporations and places the burden squarely on the shoulders of those who can least afford it.

Much attention was given to the nation's crumbling infrastructure and the jobs that would be created by fixing it, but sadly, everyone seems to have forgotten about the WPA and the New Deal. Except these guys:

Have any money in the bank? It's FDIC insured, thanks to the New Deal. Ever get an FHA home loan? Is anyone in your family collecting Social Security? That's all New Deal territory.

Full employment is a goal we should set. A major result of full employment at high wages is a sharp, permanent decrease in the level of income inequality.

That's what created the middle class. And that's good for America.


  1. Yup, lets just spend MORE money we dont have.
    First order of business: If you are in a hole, stop digging.

  2. you repubs should stop digging then. no one is buying your "broke" shit anymore. this country aint broke, it's BROKEN cause of people like you whining about not having any money.


  3. Anonymous #1: I guess you really like that billionaire's tax cuts that help you in no way at all. THAT is the problem with our economy...not expenditures but income. If you don't believe me just take a voluntary HUGE cut in pay and see how easy it is to pay your bills.

    And, if you're stupid enough to believe those tax cuts produce jobs, where are they? I'll tell you where they are: China & India and Bangladesh thanks to our corporately owned politicians.

    BTW, I'm not afraid to post my name because I speak the truth. Besides that I'm old; and if someone wants to kill me no one will say, "He died so young."