December 07, 2005

Here's Hoping Virginia's Governor-Elect Will Change His Tune

It was surprising to see that all three candidates running to be Virginia's next governor were for repealing the estate tax. Candidates Potts and Kaine said they were in favor of a gradual reduction of Virginia's estate tax, while Candidate Kilgore said he wanted an immediate repeal of the tax that only the wealthiest of the wealthy pay.

Click here to read an op-ed in the Daily News (Hampton, Virginia) where the Governor Elect's position is explained a bit more.

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At 5:39 PM, Blogger Dennis said...

Important congressional action.


Adapt this strategy to get your desired tax legislation. Republicans appear to mainly understand money and if you get as many people as you can to apply pressure to the companies I list with an organized boycott then you can force them to lobby congressional Republicans for an equitable tax structure.


Call, write, email and fax your member of Congress and Senators and make a list of demands that you see below and send them or read them to them and tell them unless they get the list of demands enacted, you will boycott the companies listed below.

We demand that you get the Republican Party to hold a press conference and accede to these demands. Until such a press conference happens and the legislation gets passed we will boycott products from Republican contributors Walmart, Wendy’s, Outback Steak House, Dominos Pizza, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Eckerd, CVS and Walgreens, Curves for women health clubs, GE and Exxon/Mobil.

We demand that congress pass legislation ending the war in Iraq and withdraw the troops and arrange
with the United Nations to replace US troops with UN troops to defend Iraq until The Iraqi army can defend Iraq.

We demand that the Republican party end their aggressive and hateful action to end a woman’s right to choose abortion or not.

We Demand that congress not confirm judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme court as he will NOT support a woman’s right to choose her own medical treatment including abortion.

We demand that the Congress of the United states and the president of the United States enact a law to increase the minimum wage to TEN dollars an hour and also to extend unemployment benefits to a year or more for all people whose unemployment benefits expired after 6 months even though they still seek work.

We demand that the Congress of the United States to not privatize social security benefits in any form including taking a percentage of the social security tax and placing it in private accounts. People can already create their own pensions with money after taxes in the private sector.

We demand that the congress make all of a person’s earned income taxable for social security FICA tax purposes and remove the 88,000 dollar taxable income limit. This will make social security solvent for many years to come.

We demand the congress increase the payroll tax in order to make social security solvent as well.

We demand congress and the president enact a prescription drug benefit under Medicare Part B which covers 80 percent of medication cost, with no extra premium, no extra deductibles, no means test and no coverage gaps, and no penalties for signing up in a succeeding year.

We call for the complete repeal of the faulty Medicare law HR 1 / S 1 passed by congress in Nov 2003.

We demand congress enact single payer universal health insurance for every citizen as minimum coverage.

We demand that congress and the president enact universal vote by mail throughout the 50 states of the United States of America with paper ballots easy to fill out and difficult to change or invalidate by Republican Party officials. This will prevent Republicans from vote suppression by skin color and political party which happened electronically and in person in the 2000 and 2004 elections.

We demand that congress and the president enact that civil servants on every state payroll keep track of voter registrations and vote counting of mail in votes in each precinct and not companies such as Choicepoint. We need to take the Republican Party out of the business of keeping track of voter registration and counting votes.

We demand that congress and the president ban the secretary of state in each of the 50 states from engaging in politics especially acting as a campaign official for a presidential campaign.

We demand congress enact legislation protecting private pensions from corporations deliberately declaring bankruptcy or ending pensions outright.

We do this in the spirit of peaceful resistance to a congress that refuses to enact this legislation











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