Deficit Remedy: Stop the Wars & Tax the Rich!

Deficit Remedy:

The War Elephant in the living room that no one wants to talk about:

Stop All The Wars!

Unprecedented war spending, and interest on the national debt related to war is a major cause of the U.S. deficit.  Stop the wars –in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, etc.; dismantle 1000 overseas military bases, rein in the CIA and the military budgets; close all the tax loopholes; roll back tax breaks given to corporations and the tax cuts for the super rich — upper two percent.

What do you think the following profitable corporations paid in actual total federal income taxes in 2008-2010: American Electric Power, Boeing, Dupont, Exxon Mobil, FedEx, General Electric, Honeywell, International, IBM, United Technologies, Verizon Communications, Wells Fargo, and Yahoo? Nothing!  Source: Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ)

Social security is independently funded.  It did not create the deficit problem.  Preserve social security, Medicare and Medicaid, provide a public option in health care for all.

Tax the Corporations & the Super Rich!

Don’t be Bamboozled by Corporate Propaganda!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 15, 2011, – 513th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office