On Ten Year Anniversary, Residents Call On Congress to Stop Flushing Money Down the Toilet and:
“End the Bush Tax Cuts, Not My Medicare!”
As nation’s economic crisis continues, residents to flush money down a toilet to represent the $1.5 trillion lost on the Bush tax cuts
Fredericksburg, VA– Tuesday will mark the tenth anniversary of the day George W. Bush signed into law a $1.5 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 the Fredericksburg Public Library on Caroline Street at noon to bring attention to the terrible effects the Bush tax cuts have had in Virginia and the $1.5 trillion that “went down the drain” and failed to produce jobs. Participants will be invited to flush play money down the toilet, to represent the valuable capital that went to millionaires instead of schools, health care, police and libraries. Residents will also express their concerns over Rep. Rob Wittman’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:The Fredericksburg Virginia Organizing Chapter
What:“Down the Drain” Event: Ten Years of Bush Tax Cuts
Where:Public sidewalk outside the downtown Fredericksburg library (1201 Caroline Street)
When:Tuesday, June 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Why:Enough is enough: it’s time for Congress to stop giving away tax breaks to the rich and invest in programs like Social Security and Medicare that work for everyone.
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.