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US House to vote on People’s Budget on April 15 (video)

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The People’s Budget— proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus earlier this week– will be heard on the floor of the US House of Representatives on Friday, April 15.

Republican budget proposals balance the budget on the backs of the working people, children, and the poor by destroying Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid. The People’s Budget creates jobs, bolsters our infrastructure, supports a public option and price negotiations to control healthcare costs, and cuts military spending.

In the above video at about 12 minutes, Congressman Raul Grijalva contrasts the People’s Budget, with Obama’s Plan, and Rep. Paul Ryan’s Plan, which dismantles Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, while cutting taxes for the rich and preserving the military budget. Democracy Now commentator Amy Goodman hits the nail on the head regarding mainstream media coverage of the various budget plans. In my article earlier this week, I chided the Arizona Daily Star for not even mentioning that the People’s Budget– which is being supported by our Congressman!– exists, while running multiple lengthy articles on Ryan’s budget and the nuances of the 2011 budget negotiations.

For more information, check out this story from the Progressive Democrats of American Tucson Chapter blog: US House to Vote on People’s Budget: CALL Your Representative Now!

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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