The Communist Party USA, which just days ago boasted of its celebration over the election victory by Barack Obama, now is organizing teleconferences and promoting rallies in support of Obama‚Äôs plans to raise taxes ‚Äď and to demand full government funding for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid ‚Äúand other basic human needs.‚ÄĚ
According to a statement from the communists, it is the ‚Äúwill of the voters‚ÄĚ that Obama be allowed to ‚Äúend ‚Ä¶ tax breaks for the wealthiest.‚ÄĚ And the party said no spending cuts should be allowed because they would be borne by the ‚Äúworking class families, starting with children and youth and the most vulnerable.‚ÄĚ
Facing the nation right now is the fiscal cliff which was set up by earlier decisions from the White House and Congress not to address longterm budget problems then. The scenario now is that without new legislation immediately on spending cuts, sought by Republicans,...
from the communist party page, It was instead a vote for jobs, housing relief, health care, withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan, an end to U.S.-led wars in the Middle East, preservation of the social safety net, health care access, reproductive rights, and equal pay for women, infrastructure renewal (an issue that took on greater importance after megastorm Sandy), marriage equality, a larger commitment to public education, a tax system in which the wealthiest families and corporations pay a much larger share, reform of our punitive and anti-democratic immigration laws, a reduction in unconscionable inequality, a legislative and electoral system that isn't awash with corporate money.