Later this week, the Senate will vote on President Obama’s economic stimulus plan which includes historic investments in green jobs, health care, and education to get our economy back on track.
But right now, the stimulus doesn’t have the votes to pass. Republicans and conservative Democrats are teaming up to strip out items that will help the average American — college loan assistance, health research, tax cuts for poor folks — in favor of more tax cuts for corporations. These republicans and conservative democrats promise to block the plan if they don’t get their way.
President Obama’s plan isn’t perfect but it will:
- Create millions of green jobs to double our clean energy production in three years which will in turn create more jobs
- Create affordable health care for the unemployed which will take make you and I stop paying for very, very expensive emergency room visits
- Creates the biggest investment in education since World War II. This will help prevent hundreds of thousands of teachers from being laid off and stop thousands of schools from closing. If teachers are laid off and schools close where will your children go to get an education? What will you do with them during the day?
“But what we can’t do is let very modest differences get in the way of the overall package moving forward swiftly,” he said, adding that he hopes a bill can be passed “in the next couple of weeks so we can put America back to work and start digging ourselves out of this deep hole that we’re in.” President Obama 2/2/ 09
This is OUR government and President Obama needs our help today or tomorrow at the latest.
We need to make sure our Senators and Congresspersons know that we want this plan passed sooner not later. We have to make them know that they are standing in the way of America becoming economically healthy and we need to let them know that we not going to take their foolishness – we will vote them out in 2010!!!
Please call your senators and ask them to support President Obama’s economic stimulus plan because it will save or create 3 million jobs. Make sure you know the name of your two Senators then call the Capitol Operator at (202) 224-3121and ask to be transferred to your Senators.
You can also select your state and both your Senators office number will pop up and you can call you Senator directly in his/her office by going to:
Desperate times call for desperate solutions. Please call your Senator today.
Please pass this on and thanks for all you do for our country!