Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Friday, February 3, 2017

We need real health care reform; the fight for real health care reform should be uniting us

I think the health care issue is THE issue to bring people together in greatest unity… after all we all need health care... do you know anyone who doesn't need health care?


But, the solution is not single-payer; the solution is not private, for-profit health care like we have now... the solution is a National Public Health Care System:


Campaign for a “21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity”


We are fed up with politicians campaigning on promises of “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” and then failing to make themselves legislatively responsible for attaining and maintaining full employment.


We are fed up with our tax dollars being squandered on militarism and wars instead of being used to create jobs by solving the problems of the people and defending our living environment… its time to beat swords into ploughshares. Put people to work solving the problems of the people.


A National Public Health Care System would create over twelve-million new jobs paying real living wages providing people with free health care— general medical, eyes, ears, dental, family planning and mental health— through a network of neighborhood and community health care centers; this is a better use of our tax-dollars than wasting our human and financial resources on a far flung empire of over 800 U.S. military bases around the world. Or, it could be financed the same way Social Security is financed.


Public funding. Public administration. Public delivery… nothing controversial; just like public education.


A National Public Child Care System would create over three-million new jobs providing working class families with free child care.


We need to restore WPA, CCC and C.E.T.A.


We insist Congress and the president enact full employment legislation which makes them legislatively responsible for attaining and maintaining full employment; assure everyone who wants a job employment at real living wages in line with the actual cost-of-living.


Full employment would provide stability for Social Security; everyone paying in; everyone getting something out.

A health care program that puts America to work by beating swords into plowshares; what makes more sense?

Demand a real Peace Dividend now!

We are entitled to a Peace Dividend in the form of a National Public Health Care System... don't agree to settle for anything less.

Bring this demand into the public square.

The struggle for real health care reform will bring the power of the working class into the movement to stop Trump and win this most important health care reform.

Health care is one of the most basic and fundamental human rights... that's why Eleanor Roosevelt and Frances Perkins insisted it be included in the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Now when health care is the focus of attention is the time to advance this demand... Obamacare should be replaced with a National Public Health Care System... no deductibles, no co-pays, free and all inclusive health care paid for with a Peace Dividend derived from ending this insane militarism and ending these dirty imperialist wars... a fair deal, a good deal.

The struggle for real health care reform has the greatest potential for creating working class unity and action in struggle... this is the way to beat and defeat Trump.