Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
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I want a budget that represents my values

Rep. Justin Amash
Sen. Debbie Stabenow

March 19, 2013

I am strongly in support of the Progressive Caucus budget. I believe the tax system needs to be adjusted to reflect that 40% of wealth is held by 1% of Americans, which is incredibly harmful to our economy because that wealth is not circulating or trickling down. I believe in ending subsidies for companies that are profiting off of polluting the planet and deterring progress by stamping out competing technologies to protect their own profits. And I believe that creating jobs and supporting companies that operate here in America is the only sustainable way to bring our economy and middle class back. The People's Budget addresses all of these items, as well as eliminating our deficit by 2021. This budget represents my values.

You are not currently doing your job representing me as a constituent, but supporting this budget would be a strong move in the right direction. I am doing my part in informing you of my values, now you do your part and work together to pass a budget that will make our country stronger. Not one that benefits corporations or the 1% (we have seen that actually makes our country weaker), but one that represents the people you are supposed to be speaking for.

Grand Rapids , MI