Tell the Super Congress:

Tax Wall Street and Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The 12-member Super Congress is in the process of figuring out how to reduce the national deficit.

So far, the deficit discussion has been dominated by nonsense. Much of it has focused on huge cuts to Medicare and Social Security as well as other important programs.

We’re going to introduce some sense to the nonsense, and show them how to reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over 10 years.

Fossil fuel subsidies are a commonsense place to make cuts.

The polluting profiteers in the oil, coal and gas industries do not need taxpayer money. Over the least decade, the largest oil and gas companies alone reaped more than $1 trillion in profits. Ending fossil fuel subsidies would reduce national debt by $122 billion over ten years.

Wall Street is a commonsense place to increase revenue.

A very small tax on short-term speculation on Wall Street would boost federal revenue by $100 billion a year. This financial transactions tax would also create a disincentive for Wall Street’s riskiest practices – many of which continue despite the fact that these risky practices led to the economic collapse in 2008.

Sign the Petition to the Super Congress

We, the undersigned, call on the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (a.k.a. Super Congress) to end fossil fuel subsidies and enact a financial transactions tax. Doing so would reduce the deficit by more than an estimated $1.1 trillion over 10 years.

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Number Date Name Add a Comment
14500 Tue Nov 01 10:28:20 EDT 2011 Robin Laughlin
14499 Tue Nov 01 00:14:21 EDT 2011 Joseph Razo
14498 Mon Oct 31 23:55:22 EDT 2011 Donald Noel
14497 Mon Oct 31 23:20:47 EDT 2011 Rebecca Miller
14496 Mon Oct 31 22:54:53 EDT 2011 Nancy E. Weed
14495 Mon Oct 31 22:24:05 EDT 2011 Adam Sjoberg
14494 Mon Oct 31 21:02:51 EDT 2011 Wendy
14493 Mon Oct 31 20:54:55 EDT 2011 Caroll Fowler
14492 Mon Oct 31 19:07:04 EDT 2011 Anonymous Does this really hurt them? How many years have financial and fuels benefited from perks provided by we the people.
14491 Mon Oct 31 15:36:09 EDT 2011 sue peterson
14490 Mon Oct 31 13:45:04 EDT 2011 Tom Cannon The time for the PEOPLE is NOW!!!
14489 Mon Oct 31 13:35:28 EDT 2011 Sophia Sady
14488 Mon Oct 31 11:45:11 EDT 2011 Geoff Richter
14487 Mon Oct 31 07:34:53 EDT 2011 James Kreh
14486 Mon Oct 31 02:03:28 EDT 2011 BRUCE CARROLL
14485 Mon Oct 31 00:59:12 EDT 2011 Marvin Smith
14484 Sun Oct 30 23:53:50 EDT 2011 Dale Patterson Time to cut corporate welfare, defense spending, and payments to BANKS !
14483 Sun Oct 30 23:10:53 EDT 2011 Mary Lou Finley
14482 Sun Oct 30 23:10:45 EDT 2011 Mary Lou Finley
14481 Sun Oct 30 19:53:59 EDT 2011 Rand Guthrie Stop stealing from U.S. citizens while giving huge amounts of money to the extremely wealthy.
14480 Sun Oct 30 19:11:00 EDT 2011 Joy Cassidy STOP THE BILLIONS IN TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES TO THE RICHEST COMPANIES IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
14479 Sun Oct 30 17:51:14 EDT 2011 Anonymous
14478 Sun Oct 30 16:59:26 EDT 2011 Peter Benson
14477 Sun Oct 30 15:43:18 EDT 2011 Beverly Bean
14476 Sun Oct 30 15:34:09 EDT 2011 Mickey Beltran
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