May 16th – Stop the Cuts

Submitted by Carolyn

We’re paying our taxes…
Why are our services being cut, and
Why is the President proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare ?

Budget cutters in Washington have already slashed Meals on Wheels, Head Start, Housing, Education, Fuel Assistance, Unemployment, Health Programs, AIDS Housing, and family violence prevention. Many people’s jobs are threatened. Now the President wants to cut even more vital programs.

But there is an alternative.

1. End Corporate Tax Breaks!

Very high income people and giant corporations get hundreds of billions of dollars a year in tax breaks through loopholes and offshore tax shelters. The CEOs of Bank of America, Citigroup, and Verizon are key members of Fix the Debt, a corporate group pushing for big cuts in critical public programs and even lower corporate taxes.

2. Redirect Pentagon Spending to Jobs and Vital Programs for People

The US war budget is greater than the military spending of the next 10 largest military powers combined. Much of it funds destructive wars like Iraq, wasteful weapons systems like the F-35, and keeping us in Afghanistan for years to come.

Join us on Thursday, May 16, to say Stop the Cuts!

When: 12 noon

Where: Tip O’Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, Boston – North Station (Green Line) Regional Headquarters for the Social Security Administration and Housing & Urban Development

We’ll also visit tax dodgers Verizon, Citibank, and Bank of America at 6 Bowdoin Square, Boston.

Sponsoring organizations: Budget for All Coalition; Mass. AFL-CIO; Mass. Jobs with Justice; AFGE Locals 3258 and 1164; SEIU Locals 615 and 888; Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants; Mass. American Friends Service Committee; Mass. Peace Action; Disability Policy Consortium; Boston Workers Alliance; ACTUP/Boston; Veterans for Peace; Dorchester People for Peace; United for Justice with Peace; Boston Coalition to Fund Our Communities-Cut Military Spending 25%; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom; Human Rights City Boston & Beyond; Survivors Inc.; SEIU Local 509 Lavender Caucus; Brookline PAX; Worcester Unemployment Action Group (list in formation)

Budget for All!
11 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 617-354-2169

Last November Massachusetts voted 3 to 1 for the Budget for All referendum to: Create jobs, Save vital services, Place Fair Taxes on rich individuals and corporations, End the war and Redirect Pentagon Spending