Thursday, October 06, 2011
Eric Griego: Sign My Petition to Stand With the 99 Percent
This is a guest blog by Eric Griego, candidate for Congress in the NM-1 Democratic primary.
A growing movement of ordinary Americans from all walks of life are marching peacefully in communities throughout the nation to send this message to Washington and Wall Street: We’re fed up with Wall Street greed and Washington inaction on jobs. We need jobs, not cuts, and policies that benefit 99% of Americans instead of only the top 1%. This movement has the potential to change the debate in Washington –- but only if we all stand together.
Today, I stand in solidarity with the 99% and ask you to do the same.
The unacceptably high unemployment we have today was caused in large part by Wall Street’s rampant greed. Yet even after being bailed out by taxpayers, these big banks are raking in billions in bonuses while spending millions each year to lobby members of Congress to oppose sensible Wall Street reforms.
We can start by asking Wall Street to help pay for the economic mess they created.We can create jobs by passing a tax on Wall Street speculation.
But we must remember that while Wall Street certainly created a lot of the economic mess, Republicans in Congress shouldn’t escape responsibility. Even now, Republicans in Congress are refusing to pass the American Jobs Act put forward by President Obama. In fact, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor bragged this week that he’ll never let the House vote on it.
We need Congress to create jobs, not play political games, and the next representative from the Albuquerque area must be willing to roll up their sleeves and stand their ground. That’s what I’ve done my whole life, and that’s why I’m running. As Congressman, I will fight to rebuild the American Dream.
This is a guest blog by Eric Griego. To submit a piece for consideration as a guest blog, contact me by clicking on the Email Me link at the upper left-hand corner of the page.
Good for you, Eric. I signed it!
Posted by: Emily | Oct 7, 2011 9:17:16 AM