Green Party on Budget & Economy
While this year's State of the Union mentioned inequality of wealth, it failed to mention poverty, homelessness, or the ongoing home foreclosure crisis (except in passing), and in any case failed to offer substantive solutions. It is not as if the answers are not out there.
In Pennsylvania, the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is moving people into vacant housing. In Richmond, California, Green Party Mayor Gayle McLaughlin is working on a program to take back foreclosed homes from banks and return them to original owners. The people are moving to find ways to meet their needs. The silence of the twin corporate parties makes it only a matter of time before the people move forcefully to build a political party of their own.
Working people and the small business community are bearing a disproportionate amount of the federal debt burden. Yet the federal debt is, to a large degree, the end product of tax cuts for the wealthy and big business, and the military-defense industry buildup.
For many years the federal government borrowed trillions of dollars. Money that should have been going into a better "safety net" for the poor, homes for the homeless, environmental and public lands conservation, sustainable jobs, research and development, roads and bridges, schools and the technologies of tomorrow, has been lost to servicing the national debt. We cannot ignore the consequences of our nation's past deficits and the related costs of debt service.
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George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
Harry S Truman(D,1945-1953)
American Civil Liberties Union