Have you seen this? Representative Alan Grayson of Florida’s 8th Congressional District introduced the “War Is Making You Poor” Act (Hr 5353), which aims to cut the Department of Defense budget and use the money to make the first $35,000 each American earns tax-free.
AlterNet says “Budgeting is all about priorities, and the bill can raise public awareness of that fact. The Right has done a remarkable job convincing the American public that tax dollars used for programs that help the middle class or the poor are dollars “taken out of your pocket,” but no such consideration is given to the trillions spent on financing our military operations.”
Think this is an idea worth supporting? Let our Congresspeople know. Start with Elton Gallegly, and we might as well give Senators Boxer and Feinstein a heads-up too. While we’re at it, let the President know this is hot!
Contact Congressman Gallegly (Our zip+4 is 93023-2259)
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