Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A prescription for repairing the economy.

It's probably a good thing that Van Jones was fired by the Obama administration after being made the target of a smear campaign by Glenn Beck. For he has gone on to better things. His new organization, Rebuild the American Dream, is working on, well, rebuilding the American Dream.

They have released a contract that is a prescription for repairing the economy. From the preamble:
We, the American people, promise to defend and advance a simple ideal: liberty and justice . . . for all. Americans who are willing to work hard and play by the rules should be able to find a decent job, get a good home in a strong community, retire with dignity, and give their kids a better life. Every one of us – rich, poor, or in-between, regardless of skin color or birthplace, no matter their sexual orientation or gender – has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That is our covenant, our compact, our contract with one another. It is a promise we can fulfill – but only by working together. Today, the American Dream is under threat. Our veterans are coming home to few jobs and little hope on the home front. Our young people are graduating off a cliff, burdened by heavy debt, into the worst job market in half a century. The big banks that American taxpayers bailed out won’t cut homeowners a break. Our firefighters, nurses, cops, and teachers – America’s everyday heroes – are being thrown out onto the street.
Go read the whole thing and sign it.

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