Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This bill won't pass

Rebuild the Dream
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RESTORE the American dream for the 99%

The RESTORE the American Dream for the 99% Act is a bold new bill in Congress that would create 5 million new jobs, raise taxes on millionaires and Wall Street, eliminate give-aways to big oil, and more. Sign the petition to show your support.


Dear friend,

I want you to endorse a bill in Congress that won't pass anytime soon.

I know that sounds odd. But right now Congress is so broken that any talk of real solutions is painfully rare and gets steamrolled quickly.

Today is a turning point. This morning the Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced the RESTORE the American Dream Act for the 99%.

This bill is exciting and refreshing: it is a real plan to fix the economy.

This is our chance to shift the debate in Washington. It's up to us to stand with the few brave leaders in Congress who are willing to push for the "unrealistic" ideas. The truth is these are common sense, workable solutions that should be no-brainers. Let's force anyone in Congress who stands in the way to explain why—or get out of the way.

Will you show your support?

Click here to endorse the RESTORE the American Dream for the 99% Act.

The bill has great ideas in it. And no wonder, because the ideas came from you! This bill is based on the Contract for the American Dream—a plan for turning our economy around crafted by more than 130,000 of us and endorsed by 300,000. Amazingly, this bill includes nine out of the ten points of the Contract for the American Dream.

Key highlights from the bill:1
  • Creates more than 5 million jobs that put Americans back to work
  • New taxes for millionaires and Wall Street speculation
  • Creates a national infrastructure bank and invests in America
  • Eliminates handouts to big oil
  • Adds a public option to the Affordable Care Act
  • Ends the wars and reduces Pentagon waste
  • Saves $2.4 trillion over 10 years
You probably know someone who can't find a job, or who is facing foreclosure, or who has gone broke due to illness. We all know people who are struggling, because people are struggling everywhere. For far too long, this reality has been sidelined from the conversation in Congress.

Now it's time to flip the script.

Click here to endorse the RESTORE the American Dream for the 99% Act.

Thanks for all you do.

–Natalie, Van, Billy, Jim, Ian, Somer, and the rest of the Rebuild the Dream team

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1. Summary of the Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act , Congressional Progressive Caucus, December 13, 2011

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