How To Organize a DEMAND MILLIONAIRES' TAX & MILITARY CUTS Pledge from Citizens Drive?
So NY's Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn was on a local tv interview show last night and she said flatly something about how the citizens of New York state can totally forget a "millionaires' tax" since our new Dem Governor Cuomo won't go near that. So they go on to the next question.
It ENRAGED me the way she dismissed it and the interviewer backed off. No, that won't be a way to go. We must find human service programs to cut and layoffs of workers to be made, because the NY Governor refuses to go near that. We must be resourceful in cutting the budget, she chirped, after dismissing a most logical and just resource.
Howie Hawkins of the Green Party has been repeating NY state has a $9 billion deficit, and there is a modest, when you consider it all, proportional income tax on the rich that will now be SUSPENDED, so that will give the millionaires and billionaires an extra $5 billion a year. But if it alone stayed in place it would reduce the deficit to $4 billion. But, NO, DEMOCRAT Cuomo got elected via his corporate cronies so of course he must take care of them. End of story? WHAT FRIGGIN' NERVE!!!!
And then Obama et al. hatch a military budget for Oct. 2011 of $719 billion. It was $320 billion, iirc, when George W began inspiring our hatred. Are so many Dems still personally enthralled to Obama they won't make a stink about this? TALK ABOUT OVERKILL, literally and figuratively.
If we could have a well deserved millionaire's tax and cut the insane military budget we could begin to reduce the present and ever-worsening suffering of the citizenry.
My question is, finally getting to it, is there a way to push for a tipping point of activism with those who are madder than hell and don't want to take it anymore to STRUCTURE making a pledge to motivate citizen MARATHON calling and emailing and letter writing -- not just a one shot deal?
To offer a pledge for them to sign up and register somewhere, does corrente have the capacity or inclination, or ideas for where it can be done and by whom, to promise in the course of each week, maybe, to leave a message via letter, email, phone call with the Prez, their Congress reps, their mayor's office, their Governor's office, and one or two local state or county representatives not to mention maybe 5 acquaintances of theirs to DEMAND A TAX ON MILLIONAIRES and a DEMAND FOR SIGNIFICANT MILITARY BUDGET CUTS so that the poor, working and middle classes are not footing the bill for the reckless, predatory, casino capitalism of the corporatists and oligarchs, so that the deficit be reduced.
Yes, it is asking for continuous activism but look at what Madison is doing? Can we use that as a launching point to say, "Yes, we will support you, and we will do this from our ends!"
I think having an easily found listing of phone numbers and email addresses would help, and I think if there were a record of how this is going it might reinforce people to keep on calling. And some motivational emailing support.
What do you think, lambert, et al.? Is this doable do you think? Any ideas?
I am asking how to build the snowball to roll it down the steep snowy slope so that it grows big enough to have some avalanche-al force on the gutless and heartless wonders who are doing so little in representing us and our needs on national, state and local levels.
Help. I wrote this as I thought it directly into my blog as first draft. Hoping for some brainstorming. Thanks.