Mobilizing Against Corporate GreedPosted by on October 07, 2011
Across the nation, people of all different backgrounds, political affiliations and social classes have join together to publically demonstrate their frustration with our economic status quo— corporate greed, economic disparity and the lack of adequate jobs. I applaud the young people, and those of all ages, including unions and my colleagues in New York State and City government who marched in solidarity on Wednesday.
It’s about time that we focus our policy on the fact that those with the least have very real, often insurmountable roadblocks to success. And it is clear that the lack of regulations on our investment banking system veered our economy in to the downturn that we experience today. People are frustrated with the tax loopholes that are setup for the wealthiest in our nation. Let’s be real— multi-millionaires don’t need tax cuts. Workers need either living wage, or a social safety net system that helps to feed and house them. Those are the only options for a just society where people can achieve a reasonable standard of living.
My Republican colleagues have the gall to suggest balancing the budget by literally taking food out of the mouths of hungry children with cuts to SNAP, TEFAP, and calls the repeal of a tax cut to the wealthy is “class warfare.” It is actions like this that frustrate the American public. I will continue to call on my Republican colleagues to join me in fighting for job creation for the people they purport to represent.