Real unemployment is nearly 20%, approaching the levels of the Great Depression. And there is no economic recovery in sight. Jobs continue to go overseas, and housing values are still declining.
Have you lost your job like millions of Americans? Do you no longer have health insurance because you lost your job or because you can no longer afford the medical insurance premiums? Do you fear how the upcoming cuts to social security and medicare and medicaid will affect you? Are you unable to pay your mortgage or property taxes? Are you worried about losing your home? Are you considering declaring bankruptcy?
It is time to hold the line on property taxes since property taxes are a regressive form of taxation, targeting the middle class citizens and not the elite rich who are not sharing any of the pain nor making any shared sacrifices in this dreadful economy caused by the risky investments in toxic assets of the Wall Streeters and by the corporate outsourcing of jobs to India, China, the Philippines, and elsewhere.
The rich have quadrupled their wealth over the last thirty years while middle class citizens' real incomes and net worths have declined. Moreover, the costs of a college education have skyrocketed, making it available only for the select and privileged. How will your children have a better America without a college education? Will they have jobs, a home, any chance of a good life in America?
It's time to change the focus of taxation in America. Let the government know that you will no longer accept regressive taxes. Sign the petition by clicking this link, Petition Mayor Adam Salina of Berlin, Connecticut to stop raising property taxes, selecting "Sign Petition", and entering name, address, and email address.
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