Saturday, January 10, 2009

Three Million Jobs at Risk : Take Action

Yesterday, President-elect Obama laid out his plan to stimulate the economy in the short-term and invest for the long-term:
  • double clean energy production in three years;
  • weatherize federal buildings and homes;
  • create millions of new green jobs;
  • help laid-off workers afford health care; and
  • make sure struggling cities and states don't have to slash services
Of course, important parts are already under attack by oil and health insurance lobbyists, joined by congressional conservatives who want to replace these progressive provisions with tax cuts for the rich.

Conservatives in Congress are proposing more tax cuts for the wealthy, even though public investment is a much better way to provide economic stimulus than tax cuts. Energy industry lobbyists are working behind the scenes to kill the green jobs provisions in the bill.

Sign the petition and tell Congress, in no uncertain terms, that they should quickly pass Obama's plan to invest in clean energy, green jobs, health care, and relief for struggling states. No more tax cuts for the rich.

If you are tired of "business as usual" in Washington, take one minute to sign the petition. Be the change you want to see.

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