Since Monday, June 27th, over 60,000 Americans have signed Senator Bernie Sanders’ online petition, asking President Obama for a “sensible deficit reduction package.”
In his opening paragraph, the Vermont senator makes reference to the U.S. has having “by far, the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country on earth. Sanders notes the largest financial burdens placed on the US economy in recent years. States Senator Sanders in paragraph two,
Everyone understands that over the long-term we have got to reduce the deficit – a deficit that was caused mainly by Wall Street greed, tax breaks for the rich, two wars, and a prescription drug program written by the drug and insurance companies. It is absolutely imperative, however, that as we go forward with deficit reduction we completely reject the Republican approach that demands savage cuts in desperately-needed programs for working families, the elderly, the sick, our children and the poor, while not asking the wealthiest among us to contribute one penny.
In his closing argument, Sanders writes that the wealthiest Americans, as well as the most profitable US corporations, must pay their fair share of the tax burden if we hope to recover quickly and soundly from this dire economic situation.
Senator Sander’s letter to the president can be found at http://sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=c1fd7f9b-abd8-4e7a-a370-1867881259d8 alongside the petition. I am proud to say that I was signer number 60,659 of the petition. Will you do your part to help the United States of America recover and continue to prosper for centuries to come?