Proud to stand with mayors from around the nation to demand that Washington start to put the needs of our citizens first. If we can afford to build roads, bridges, schools and sewers half way around the world, then we can afford to build them here in America, instead of allowing our infrastructure to crumble and our cities fail. Let’s stand up to the Tea Party and git er done!
Mayors See End to Wars as Fix for Struggling Cities
A resolution at the annual conference of U.S. mayors called on Congress to use the money used on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for urgent domestic needs.
As usual, it’s hard to argue with Paul Krugman. He says it better than most, and given his knowledge and expertise, with more authority. It’s becoming more and more obvious, the folks at the top have gotten enough already; we need a NEW DEAL. Working people – and those who wish to work – are being left behind.
But for a few notable political figures, most of Washington seems to have abandoned unemployed Americans.
Our thoughts and prayers must continue to be with our brothers and sisters in Japan, who have faced great turmoil with courage and grace. Kristof reminds us that we can learn much from other, caring cultures where the common good is still part of the equation.
The selfless teamwork in Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis can inspire us all.