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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...

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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Trump intends to shove a Wall Street budget created by the imperialist merchants of death and destruction down our throats

Trump has brought some real creeps into his cabinet. Steve Bannon and the Nazi Gorka aren't the worst of the lot, they have their equal in the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, whose claim is that social programs are not working for tax-payers.

Mulvaney intends to take the axe to Meals on Wheels, the school lunch program and now he admits Social Security programs, food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid are on the chopping block.

Mulvaney argues these programs don't work and tax-payers have told Trump they don't want these programs.

Mulvaney's budget has the support of less than 20% of the American people.

Of course, neither the billionaire Trump nor the racist Mulvaney who is apparently most comfortable at a cross-burning with a white sheet over his head never think of asking the people who benefit from these programs if they want to keep the programs, their suggestions for making the programs work better or if they think the programs should be expanded.

And neither Trump nor Mulvaney have asked tax-payers what they think about their plans to increase the defense budget for a new nuclear arms race, more spending on "modernizing" the armed forces with all kinds of new barbaric bombs and armaments and these dirty imperialist wars... all tantamount to dumping the Nation's wealth created by the working class into the deepest depths of the oceans for all the good this military spending does.

What we need is just the opposite of what Trump and his cabal of morons are doing.

This is what we need and are entitled to from government but this rotten and thoroughly corrupt Wall Street government will never consider... put this up against Trump's budget and let ALL the people decide:

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 plowshares. 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. Or paid for with a tax on Wall Street transactions. Or financed with a combination of these methods. 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 the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (C.E.T.A.), Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

“At Will Employment” legislation in states across the country needs to be rescinded and repealed to expand democracy in the workplace and provide workers with the right to freely participate in the communities where they live.

All attacks on immigrant workers, documented and undocumented, need to end.

Planned Parenthood needs to be defended and programs expanded.

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 Basic Income for All must be guaranteed. Pensions must be honored and protected. The Wall Street swindle of pension funds must end; restore the Glass-Steagall Act.

Turn Habitat for Humanity into a massive public works project to create jobs and assure everyone has a decent home.

Free education through university; cancel student debt. End military recruitment in the high schools.
Unemployment and lack of a National Public Health Care System is the price we pay for militarism and wars. We are entitled to a Peace Dividend……...

Let’s talk about the politics and economics of livelihood.