Virginia Organizing to Mark 10th Anniversary of Bush Tax Cuts in Danville
Residents to Rep. Hurt: “End the Bush Tax Cuts, Not My Medicare!”
As nation’s economic crisis continues, residents call on Rep. Hurt to end tax cuts for millionaires, instead of ending Medicare as we know it and endangering our country’s safety net
Danville, VA-Tuesday will mark the tenth anniversary of the day George W. Bush signed into law a $1.35 trillion tax cut that primarily benefited the wealthiest Americans while leaving our country with massive debt.
Virginia Organizing supporters will gather this Tuesday in front of Rep. Hurt’s Craghead Street office at noon to bring attention to the terrible effects the Bush tax cuts have had in Virginia. Participants will be invited to share their experiences over the past 10 years and what they think the money could have been used for locally. Residents will also express their concerns for Rep. Hurt’s recent vote in support of Rep. Paul Ryan’s controversial budget proposal to end Medicare as we know it.
Tuesday’s event is one of dozens taking place around the country as supporters of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security protest efforts to cut essential services while giving trillions of dollars in additional tax cuts, exemptions and loopholes to the super-rich and to corporations.
“Enough is enough,” said Sandra Cook, Chairperson of Virginia Organizing. “Our economy is in tatters and the middle class is disappearing. Yet some in Congress are at it again. They want to give even larger tax cuts to corporations and the super-rich while slashing essential services, environmental protections and attacking public employees.”
Who:Virginia Organizing & Partners
What:Ten Years Is Enough! Rep. Hurt: End the Bush Tax Cuts, Not Medicare!
When:Tuesday, June 7, 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Where:The Danville offices of Congressman Robert Hurt (308 Craghead St.)
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.