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Rally: Stop the Cuts, End Corporate Tax Breaks, and Redirect Pentagon Spending!

When: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Where: Tip O'Neil Federal Building • 10 Causeway St • North Station T • Boston

We’re paying our taxes...
Why are vital 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. Now the President and Congress are discussing cuts to universally popular programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. When elite airline passengers suffered inconvenience and delay with cuts to air traffic control, Congress responded quickly. But nothing has been done about planned cuts to Head Start, housing, and nutrition programs and job creation.

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

Speakers: Steve Tolman, pres., Mass. AFL-CIO; Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry; Carolyn Federoff, AFGE; Roxanne Reddington-Wilde, community action advocate; people impacted by program cuts We’ll also visit tax dodgers Bank of America, Citibank, and Verizon 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; 1199SEIU MA Division, 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; MoveOnBoston Council; Occupy Boston; Majority Agenda Project; Mass Union of Public Housing Tenants

Last November Massachusetts voted 3 to 1 to: Create jobs, Save vital services, Tax rich individuals and corporations, End the war and Cut pork from the Pentagon.

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Budget for All!
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
www.budget4allmass.org – 617-354-2169

 

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