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4. The Progressive Democratic Agenda - 2012 Sign The Petition
Demand That These Bold, Progressive Policies Be Included In
The Democratic Party Platform  2012! Sign petition below
1. Never Renew Bush Tax Cuts
2. End Political Corruption - enact the Fair Elections Now
Act. Strictly voluntary. Matching funds. $100.00 maximum
donation. Ban politicians from becoming lobbyists
3. End The Wars - (another form of corporate welfare).
Immediately pull out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen
4. End Bank Monopoly - break up the big banks, strengthen the
Volker Rule, end the foreclosure crisis by giving bankruptcy
judges the power to order reductions in mortgage principal

5. End National Addiction To Oil - begin with a carbon tax to
reduce consumption, increase energy efficiency and make
alternative energy more cost-competitive. Revenues
generated should go to reducing payroll taxes to stimulate

6. Put Millions Back To Work - Federal government invest $2
trillion over 10 years through a national infrastructure
bank (run by engineers, not politicians) to create jobs now
and increase productivity later. Fund with a
millionaire's tax
7. Keep Social Security Solvent For Generations - raise the
ceiling on income subject to the Social Security tax to
$180,000. Congress could gradually slow the growth of
benefits for middle and high earners while still allowing
these benefits to rise in terms of absolute dollars and
purchasing power. Lower-wage earners would receive everything
they are now promised. Eliminate $4.8 trillion long-term

8. Balance The Budget - over time by cutting the defense
budget, end agricultural subsidies, stop corporate
welfare, raise taxes on the super-rich, contain the
explosion of health-care costs by adding the public
option, allow Medicare to purchase drugs, give MEDPAC wider
authority and allow drug re-importation
9. Encourage Upward Mobility In Society - make higher
education free to families that can't afford it. Fund with a
financial transactions and bank tax
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