Skip to comments.MoveOn.org: "It's Immoral"
Posted on 12/02/2010 1:46:36 PM PST by FrdmLvr
Dear MoveOn member,
Two million jobless Americans are scheduled to lose their unemployment benefits between now and Christmas, because Republicans and some conservative Democrats say we can't afford to keep funding the program.1
But guess what? Most of those same members of Congress are supporting an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the richa $700 billion tax bailout for millionaires.
It's terrible economic policy, and just plain immoral.
That's why we're aiming to raise $200,000 today for a "Millionaire Bailout Accountability Fund"money we'll set aside for rallies and hard-hitting ads targeted at members of Congress who vote for more millionaire tax breaks while doing nothing to help struggling families.
We want them to know NOWbefore they votethat we have the money to make them pay a steep political price at home. Can you chip in $5? Click here to donate:
With your help, here's some of what we could do together:
An ad blitz in their home districts: We'll run hard-hitting ads in their districts calling them out by name for putting millionaires ahead of working families. And we'll invest in targeted research to make sure we use the most effective messages out there to really get noticed at home.
A major grassroots push: We'll organize rallies in front of their local offices with people who had their unemployment benefits cut off and other Americans who are hurting because of the economy. We'll also reach out to influential community leaders and get them to speak out against the vote and really turn up the pressure locally.
A coordinated town hall program: We'll work with progressive allies across the movement to get huge crowds of constituents out to town hall meetings to let Congress know directly how we feel. We'll work with progressive partners to make sure that members of Congress hear about this vote everywhere they go. If you chip in $5, that will help give us the resources we need to hold senators and representatives accountable for voting for a millionaire bailout while leaving regular people out in the cold. Click here to donate:
Thanks for all you do.
Nita, Michael, Laura, Steven, and the rest of the team
1. "If Congress Fails to Act: Fact Sheet on the Cut-off of Federal Unemployment Benefits," National Employment Law Project, November 23, 2010 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=205351&id=25356-10389527-PUzxTgx&t=5
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It seems to me that if they discover something immoral, they would celebrate it not rail against it.
This is entirely out of character for them!
If there were one honest moveon member, they would be screaming to eliminate the job killing government entitlements first. The EPA would be my first target.
AGITPROP==agitation and propaganda. Goes back to the founding of the Soviet Union. Pure commie BS!!!
If they care so much they shouldn’t have wasted a couple of trillion dollars on porkulous
Liberals think cutting taxes for Americans is “immoral” but its kosher to spend billions on SRP’s that haven’t created a single permanent job.
BowelMove.org.....now that is Immoral.
Note to MoveOn.org: I am not "rich."
If these tax cuts expire in January... believe me, I will feel it ... we'll all feel it.
So stick this in your pipe and smoke it you bleeding heart liberal fools.
Giving tax dollars to people who aren't working is moral
While letting people with jobs keep their money is immoral?
The logic seems backward.
If I were a Republican in congress right now, I’d introduce a bill that maintains ALL tax rates as they are today, PLUS give a 5% ACTUAL CUT to those making less that $250k a year. Then let the ‘Rats try and vote against an actual CUT for those making under $250k.
just lost 40,000 great paying jobs in the Gulf. Open up the Oil Shale and Gas fields in this country instead of unemployment checks. Not interest are you
One cannot be a Democrat let alone a member of MoveOn.org without being immoral or willingly ignorant. The first is at least not a hypocrite, the second is impervious to reason and their life only works if they have someone else to blame.
America's unemployed millions are being treated differently depending on their prior employment history ~ and the year in which they were born.
I would imagine the Moveon.org people believe they can mount demonstrations with thousands of unemployed youth ~ but that's only if they pay them.
By now the youth have figured out they don't get unemployment compensation ~ and by living at home in mom's basement, they don't get welfare either!
The Leftwingtards and the Democrats seem incapable of understanding that it's all about jobs.
I predict that if they keep this up they'll be out of power like the Republicans after Hoover!
While that's all great with Move On, allowing rich people (Rich = anyone over $250,000 as per their definition) to keep more of their own money, perhaps to create more jobs(?) is immoral.
Keith Olbermann currently makes something around $7 Million a year. Since he is one of the leaders of the Democrat Party, why doesn't he give $6,750,000.00 to the US Treasury each year, in order to set the example. That would still leave him “rich”.
I think the millionaires can out raise ‘em....they’ll simple say, “I call your $200,000 and raise by $200,00.”
To some liberals, taxing the “rich” seems to be a personal vendetta without reason.
I guess I just don’t see how one could feel some sort of accomplishment or their life being made meaningfully whole by virtue of raising taxes on someone else.
Not all certainly, but, many of these people on unemployment are staying on it as long as possible. I know one of them. He says he gets more unemployment then he would get going back to work. That’s what we are paying for. They need to go back to the 6months with extensions. And as time goes by they need to give them less and less money. If it’s going hungry or working at mcd’s, you can bet many would do the latter.
EPA, TSA, IRS, Homeland Security, that’s where we need to start. Never like Homeland Security anyway. I knew Bush would not abuse it, but, the potential for some serious abuse is def there.
Blocking the unemployment benefits was the wrong battle at the wrong time..
This is why the GOP is called the Stupid party.
People are going to remember that as the first thing the GOP did after the election. And it’s going to hurt us in 2012.
And if they don’t get their way, they will take it to the streets. These commies foment revolution everyday in every meeting, then accuse us of doing what THEY ARE doing!
I am really fed up with these RAT bastards.
The Leftwingtards or predominantly sadistic types. There’s a good chance they are also reincarnated Nazi prison guards.
How do people who claim that truth is relative determine if something is immoral?
I know at least two people who are thrilled to keep collecting unemployment, and are just doing the minimum to pretend like they’re looking for work. 0bama voters, of course.
GetPastIt.Org ITS NOT YOUR MONEY STFU
No one wants to hear from you and your communist agenda anymore. This is America. PTFO. Bye.
It's my absolute belief that raising taxes on the rich at this stage in the economy will cause a depression, and therefore hurt struggling families far, far worse.
Keeping ALL the Bush tax cuts helps the economy, therefore helping struggling families.
We must make it clear to our elected representatives that we are DEAD serious about rolling back the communist policies of this administration. Paul Ryan seems to be one of the very few who get it. We need to SCREAM at these BOZOS until they hear us.
These people would complain if they were hung with a new rope.
It only received about a third or half of what I was making.
It was really hard to come up with the rent and money for gas to go on interviews.
It was very difficult to find anything.
10% unemployment is VERY high.
So, I sympathize with the unemployed. Many people who never have been think it's easy to get a job. Some people are good workers, but no so skilled in getting a new job.
Add to that the fact that the official state figure of 10% is actually lower than what it really is.
They don't count people who never got unemployment or who it has run out for them.
That being said, certainly there are some that aren't looking. There are scammers everywhere. People on Warfare for their lifetimes proves that. Occasionally I even run onto workers that don't pull their weight.
We could save a lot of money by tossing out the dead weight of illegal aliens receiving ANY kind of assistance.
We would gain a lot of jobs and wages would go up through supply and demand.
10 to 30 million unemployed.
10 to 30 million illegals.
Seems like a win-win to get rid of all the illegal aliens and we'd hardly have to talk about legal Americans getting unemployment at all.
Ok, I do sympathize with the unemployed our state is probably 17% unemployment but, 99 weeks and they want to extend that? I was out of work during the Carter years. I got unemployment for 6 months, I think that was it. You might have been able to extend that a couple of months back then, just can’t remember. I didn’t eat half the time. It was truly bad.
We need to SCREAM at these BOZOS until they hear us.
oh they hear us all right, they just don’t get it. They assume that redistribution of someone elses income to those who are unwilling to go to work and make a living is the right way to go. The unemployment payments have now been extended for almost 2 years....why would I take a job for $500.00 a week when I can get a check for $350.00 per week from unemployment......and I can tend bar for my buddy, off the books, for $300.00 per week????? If you think that all of the “unemployed” are really without work, you are terribly naive. Watch how quickly the unemployment rate goes down once the benefits are ended, it will amaze you.