Working to Feed Our Children: HR4213 OMG! -Blog series #8

PNNscholar1 - Posted on 04 September 2010

By Tracy Faulkner

Tuesday, July 13, 2010;

HR4213 OMG!

Or, what is HR4213 and why should you care?

H.R.4213 - American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010:

This is HUGE.

This Act covers everything, from extending unemployment to funding jobs for young people; it ensures some financial compensation for those affected by the massive Gulf oil spill, and so much more; in effect, it's crafted to provide help for the average American suffering under the current economic crisis.

To me, though, the most important aspect of H.R.4213 is the extension of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), commonly referred to as the Stimulus Package. ARRA has created real jobs for people, many of whom have been suffering for years under a bourgeoisie regime that has seen the gap between the haves and have-nots widen to almost inconceivable proportions. HR4213 was introduced on 12/07/09 and as of 03/10/10 has passed the both the House and the Senate; all that is needed now is Congressional Reconciliation, followed by President Obama's signature. If it hasn't been signed into law by September 30, thousands will lose jobs, and, even as I write this, many are running out of unemployment.
This bill has been in committee now for 4 months, with no apparent urgency on the part of Congress. So, what's the hold up? Don't the Senators and Congresspersons realize the importance of HR4312 for the majority of Americans? This bill is huge, and it will help hundreds of thousands all across America. It will help you! We, the People, need to act now! Call your Senators; call your local Congressperson, call your friends and family and tell them to call, because yes, this is that important.


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