For a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity."

We need jobs, not wars.

Monday, March 25, 2013

A progressive program for real change.

I'm fed up... how about you?

I'm fed up with Wall Street's militarism and wars paid for through austerity measures.

I'm fed up with this two party trap we are caught in; we need to break free.

A program for real change...

* Peace--- end the wars, interventions, meddling and occupations; shutdown the 850 U.S. military bases on foreign soil.

* A National Public Health Care System - twelve million new jobs.

* A National Public Child Care System - three to five million new jobs.

* Works Progress Administration - three million new jobs.

* Civilian Conservation Corps - two million new jobs.

* Tax the hell out of the rich and cut the military budget by ending the wars to pay for it all which will create full employment.

* Enforce Affirmative Action; end discrimination.

* Raise the minimum wage to a real living wage based on the actual cost-of-living.

* What tax-payers subsidize in the way of businesses, tax-payers should own and reap the profits from.

* Moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions.

* Cancel all student loan debt.

* Increase Social Security to a real living income.

* Make all public transportation “fare free.”

* Defend democracy by defending workers' rights including the right to collective bargaining for improving the lives and livelihoods of working people. Repeal and rescind “At-Will Employment.”

* Roll-back and freeze the price of food, electricity, gas and heating fuels; not wages, benefits or pensions.

Defend and expand Social Security. Across board increase of $500.00 month. 

Instead of politicians talking about “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” at election time, we need to make the President and Congress legislatively responsible for attaining and maintaining full employment.

Wall Street's wars are killing our jobs just like they kill people; these endless imperialist wars, as Mark Twain called them, are making us all poor. Wall Street is our enemy.

How is Wall Street’s war economy working for you? 

Climate change is like war, poverty and unemployment... without peace we aren't going to solve this problem either; we can't keep squandering the wealth of our Nation on militarism and wars and expect to live in a society where human needs and taking care of our living environment are priorities.

All wealth is created by labor with quite a little bit of help from Mother nature; in quest of short-term maximum profits, parasitical Wall Street vulture capitalists exploit labor and rape Mother Nature.

For all the good it does, we might just as well be dumping the wealth of our Nation into the deepest depths of the oceans instead of wasting our human and natural resources on these dirty wars only the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction profit from.

Let's talk about the politics and economics of livelihood for a real change.

I'm fed up--- there is always enough money to fight another war but never enough money for human needs.

In my opinion, what we need is a massive people's coalition coming together to 
advocate for an alternative agenda and budget as we challenge Wall Street for power... we need a “People’s Lobby.”

I'm fed up... if you are fed up, too, let's sit around the kitchen table or around a campfire with a few friends to try to figure out how We the People can come together to re-order the priorities of this country.

A progressive program for social and economic justice begins with a focus on peace.

Government budgets reflect our true priorities:

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For a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity."

Alan L. Maki