Americans consistently say jobs, the economy, education and Social Security when asked about their top priorities. The People's Budget heeds these calls by making investments that will create 8 million good jobs, give a raise to working families and support critical services we all depend on. This budget reflects the priorities of the American people.
At a time of extreme inequality and limited opportunities, this budget makes sure that the rich and corporations pay their fair share of taxes, while making investments vital to our future—in Pre-K and debt-free college, in infrastructure, in renewable energy and more.
Separate from the federal budget, the People’s Budget endorses the expansion of Social Security benefits by requiring the very wealthiest Americans to pay into Social Security at the same rates as everyone else. Expanded Social Security offers a solution to a looming retirement crisis more and more seniors face.
The People's Budget includes numerous provisions to address the persistent racially based inequality our country faces and, if implemented, would provide stronger paths to equity for communities of color.
Become a citizen co-sponsor of the People’s Budget and we will deliver your signatures to Congress in support of a plan that puts working families first.
Our message to the Members of Congress,
I support the People’s Budget to get America back on track and on the path to prosperity.
I stand as a citizen co-sponsor because the People’s Budget will:
- Help create an economy that works for all of us. The budget creates 8 million good jobs by 2018; expands childcare to low-income families with children younger than three; increases the minimum wage and protects the right to bargain collectively.
- Set the country on the path to prosperity. The budget increases funding to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, makes college affordable for working families, invests in clean and renewable energy and green manufacturing, and enhances the social safety net that protects veterans, women, and working families.
- Make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. The budget pays for these new investments by ending tax breaks for companies that ship jobs and profits offshore and restoring the tax on the wealthiest to the Clinton-era rates. It expands tax credits for working families, and eliminates the lower tax rate paid by millionaires on investment incomes.
- Endorse Social Security expansion. Social Security is a solution to a looming retirement income crisis, the disappearing middle class, and growing income inequality. While improvements to the program should be made separately from the federal budget process, we can extend the lifespan of the trust fund and increase Social Security benefits for all by asking the very wealthiest Americans to pay into Social Security at the same rate as everyone else.
The People’s Budget is right for my family and right for working families across America. I urge you to support it today.
Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund
American Family Voices
Campaign for America's Future
Friends of the Earth
National People's Action
National Priorities Project
RH Reality Check
Social Security Works