Petition Tag - debt

1. Use Those incarcerated for Non-Violent offenses to build Border Wall

This is 100% my personal idea. I do not belong to any political organizations. I wish my idea to save the American Taxpayer money and benefit those who are incarcerated or under Correctional Supervision. They often lack skills; construction, technology etc. that prevent them from securing employment after they are back in society. They are often overlooked for jobs because of their status. My goal is to save the American Taxpayer money and give those incarcerated a chance to become productive members of society. This would only be for those incarcerated for non-violent offenses. I would love to concentrate the majority of the workers to those incarcerated for drug offenses. I also would like to see those who are unable to participate in physical labor act in supporting roles, such as Security, Care positions. I hope if you like my idea you will sign my petition and pass it on to as many people as you can. Thank you for reading and considering my plan.

2. Reduce the Burden of Student Debt in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has the highest average student debt in the nation.

Additionally, the class of 2015 is the most indebted class in American history, based on data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, which was conducted by the U.S. Department of Education. The total outstanding student loan debt in the United States is expected to surpass $1.4 trillion this year.

This is history that we do not want to make.

3. Make scholarships available for all: equality in availability of scholarship funds

I am writing this letter to voice my concerns regarding the matter of Utah State University's scholarship policy. I am hoping that by voicing my view on the matter, it might spark a change.

My concern with this university's policy relates to the statute that “Continuing students are encouraged to apply for scholarships through their departments and colleges,” while “freshman and transfer students are automatically considered for USU scholarships when they apply for admission.” Even highly qualified transfer students who miss the deadline to apply for scholarships, but not to apply for entrance into the school, are not considered for scholarships the following semester.

The setup feels rather like a fly trap. Once students have come to the school there is no longer any hope of earning a USU scholarship through hard work and merits. We should be allowed to change, improve ourselves and be rewarded for our efforts from the University, in addition, and not limited to, our scholarships from differing departments.

While 513 million dollars has been raised and numerous buildings constructed, I can't help but wonder if even half the effort spent on raising that money was spent instead on securing endowments for increased funds available for scholarship distribution, what could be the result.

Another problem I see is that new freshman and transfer students who are offered scholarships are in jeopardy of losing their scholarships indelibly if they cannot maintain adequate performance throughout their study at USU, and are thus left without hope of penitence or rectification if for one semester they fall short of par.

I plead with you to work for change in the policies mentioned so that all students may apply for scholarships based on their current overall excellence, GPA (which does not discount past blunders in school but averages them out with the now-scores), and activities. As a student, my power is limited unless I get the voice of the student body behind me, or unless those in positions of greater authority will listen and use their influence for change.

4. Petition to Recall Governor Walker

It is our hope that Governor Walker would be willing to discuss the introduction of foreign refugees with the following:
State Representative
Local Officials
Alaska based military
Alaska law enforcement
General public.

We would like Governor Walker to hear our concerns in a public forum. We would like to hear from Governor Walker about:
The Vetting process.
Financial ramifications of government assistance and relocation expenses for refugees.

If Governor Walker is unwilling to discuss this issue with his fellow Alaskans, then we will regretfully proceed with the Petition of Recall.

This is a Recall Petition for Governor Bill Walker.
11/18/2015
Sec. 15.45.510. Grounds for recall are as follows:
Incompetence
Negligence of duties

5. Ban The Resume

The resume was created in 1482. More than 500 years later, why are we still being forced to create these ancient documents only for someone to spend less than 10 seconds looking at it or worse, ignore it totally!

Most of us can't stand out or show employers what we really have to offer on a piece of paper. Our work experience is limited and its our drive, passion and determination that's gonna get us employed!

It's time employers took a different, more 21st Century approach to hiring!

We're gonna send this petition (no names) to the top 100 employers of students & graduates to let them know that they're missing out on great talent when all they judge us on is a piece of paper!

6. End the United States' Dependency on Borrowing from Federal Reserve Bank

As it stands, the United States government does not have the authority to print and distribute currency. That honor is held solely by The Federal Reserve Bank. Contrary to popular public understanding, the Federal Reserve is not a government agency. It is a privately owned bank with a president, shareholders, and investors just like any other bank.

The Federal Reserve creates currency based on a request from the government. Currency that has no real value other than the paper it is printed on and what the citizens are told it is worth.The bad news is that interest is charged. Interest that, by design, cannot ever be fully repaid. Unfortunately, the average American citizens are the people that have to attempt to pay this unpayable interest.

Our country will never prosper until our elected government is given the right to issue currency. Our forefathers fought a brutal war to free themselves from a centralized bank and a debt based economy. Now, as a country, we are back where we started before the American revolution. The debt, poverty, inflation, and devaluing of the dollar has spiraled out of control. It is now the time for another American revolution.

The purpose of this petition is to urge the united states government to ratify a constitutional amendment to strip the power to issue currency from the Federal Reserve Bank and place that power back into the hands of the executive branch of the United States' government. This government issued money its to be used to:
1. Distribute to the American people as the only acknowledged form of currency.
2. Pay the debt to the Federal Reserve Bank.

We cannot continue traveling this road any longer. We the people, must put an end to this madness. A few dominant individuals control everything in this country. The citizens and the states should have that power. We must put an end to this debt based economy before the entire economy collapses.

Our country is dangerously close, teetering on the edge, unable to be saved. If that were to happen, everything everyone owns will become worthless while those few dominant individuals make out like bandits.

7. Stop Bristol VA Debt

As concerned taxpayers in Southwest Virginia, we have watched while Bristol Virginia City leaders have borrowed millions of taxpayer dollars without any guarantee of return on OUR TAXPAYER investment. The time has come to cut our losses before the city of Bristol Virginia maxes out the Taxpayers credit card.

• Huge Gamble: Private Development is risky. The city of Bristol should not use our tax dollars to try to get into the private development business.

• Maxed Out (to the Limit): The city of Bristol, Virginia has a $100 million credit limit. (1) The city council has already borrowed $35 million dollars to fund The Falls risky development scheme. (2) The city of Bristol, Virginia is nearing their debt ceiling and what do the taxpayers of Bristol have to show for it?

• Misguided Priorities: According to city leaders, there is no way the city can finance a $20 million dollar school now.(3) Why do the taxpayers of Bristol have to build a new mall just to have money to build a school? The city leaders should use our tax dollars to build schools not shopping centers.

• Approaching Bankruptcy: Currently, the city of Bristol, Virginia general obligation debt is $79 million. (4) In October, the city approved another $10 million dollars in borrowing for The Falls, which brings the total debt to $89 million. (5) Citizens of Bristol know the leaders in Washington can’t control their spending. Now, the city council wants the state of Virginia to bail them out.

Sources
1. Bristol, Va., plans to issue big bucks in bonds for The Falls Bristol Herald Courier October 19, 2013.
2. City of Bristol Virginia Financial Summary 12/31/13 Preliminary.
3. City backs school concept in spirit, but financing in question Bristol Herald Courier December 10, 2013.
4. Bristol, Va., plans to issue big bucks in bonds for The Falls Bristol Herald Courier October 19, 2013.
5. Bristol Virginia City Council Meeting October 8, 2013.

8. Mental Health and Debt

Martin Lewis, of www.Money Saving Expert.com , has produced an awesome free guide, with the support of multiple Mental Health Charities, to eliminate the stigma of debt and mental health issues and provide significant advice to help people manage and recover.

I am one of the many people this has helped. It saved me.

Martin tried to get this issue highlighted on television due to it's often devastating impact on individuals and their families. It affects thousands of UK residents. People need a lifeline-and they need to know what support and help is out there.

The television companies feel it is not relevant and all turned him away.... Let's Do Something To Change This!

9. Stop Short term cash loans ruining lives!

Over the past few years the recession has crippled many millions of families nation wide. With the recession poverty followed and families have become reliant on fast short term cash loans. This is short term is just a temporary fix and has an underlying impact in the long run.

Many families are pestered by loan bodies who charge obscene amounts of interest thus leaving vulnerable families in a worse off position.

10. No Tax Raise & No New Taxes

As Americans we are already paying too much in tax. Our founding fathers argued that they did not want to put a ceiling on a 10% tax rate for citizens because a future Government might have the audacity to impose such a high rate.

History supports less intrusive Government, free enterprise, and less than a 10% tax rate for all.

11. Restore America's Constitutional Gold/Silver Standard

In accordance with Article One, Section Eight, Clause Five, the First amendment and Tenth amendment, to the Constitution of the United States of America.

The United States Congress is hereby ordered, by the Citizenry to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and all subsequent Amendments to said act.

12. Support Debt Forgiveness in the USA

Iceland’s economy has grown by leaps and bounds since the government there implemented widespread debt forgiveness for many of its citizens. The initiative came about following protests by Icelanders in 2008-2009 who were angry at the country’s leaders and bankers for its fiscal and economic collapse.

Iceland banks have forgiven loans equaling 13 percent of the country’s annual gross domestic product, which has eased the debt burden for more than 25 percent of Iceland’s population.

Iceland’s slow ascent out of the economic abyss began in 2008, following an $85 billion default by the country’s banks. Its economy in 2012 will surpass that of the entire euro zone, as well as the developed world on average (including the world’s largest economy, the United States, whose economy grew at an anemic 2.2 percent in the first quarter of this year), according to an estimate by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD).

Iceland’s $13 billion annual economy declined 6.7 percent in 2009, but has since rebounded and will expand by 2.4 percent this year and in 2013, the OECD estimated. Meanwhile, in the rest of debt-ridden Europe, the economy will collectively expand by a paltry 0.2 percent this year and only 1.6 percent the next, OECD estimates said in November.

That said, Icelanders are still reeling from the financial carnage.

“There are still a lot of people facing difficulties; at the same time there are a lot of people doing fine,” Kristjan Kristjansson, a spokesman for Landsbankinn hf, said. “It’s nearly impossible to say when enough is enough; alongside every measure that is taken, there are fresh demands for further action.”

That may come in the form of legal action. A new leadership coalition, led by Social Democrat Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir that was voted into office in early 2009, has authorities looking into who was most responsible for the banking meltdown. And parliament is still weighing whether to move forward with an indictment brought against former Prime Minister Geir Haarde in 2009 for his role in the crisis.

In all, a special prosecutor has announced that as many as 90 people may be indicted, while more than 200 others, including former chief executives of the country’s three largest banks, will face criminal charges.

In the U.S., meanwhile, no top bank executives or lawmakers have faced prosecution for their roles in the subprime mortgage meltdown, though the federal Securities and Exchange Commission said in 2011 it had sanctioned 39 senior banking officials for conduct tied to the housing market collapse.

So far, home values have declined 33 percent since peaking in 2006. Yet the best Americans can get from their leaders after being suckered into purchasing homes at what turned out to be hugely (artificially) inflated prices is a proposal by President Obama earlier this year to expand loan modifications that included “some” reductions in principal loan amounts.

13. A fairer deal from US banks

The Government paid the banks money to help the people out on the loans and we have not seen any help.

I have ask Wells Fargo to work with me on my loan they told me they could not help me. I pay when I can and they just keep charging late fees to my loan and I keep paying.

We need to stand up and fight for our rights to have a home and stay in it. Help me with this.

14. STOP CONGRESS'S AUTHORITY OF APPROVING ITS OWN BENEFITS

Congress has now voted itself a total of $16,700 in raises over the last six years. Since 1990, congressional pay has increased from $98,400 to $154,700 in 2003.

"Members of Congress have the only job in the country whose occupants can set their own salary without regard to performance, profit, or economic climate," said Tom Schatz, president of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste in a press release. "Clearly, members must think that money grows on trees.

"This underserved pay raise is no surprise, as the 108th Congress has shown a voracious appetite for spending," Schatz concluded. "It goes to show how out of touch with reality politicians can be. They forget that their salaries are paid by taxpayers. Americans are being forced to tighten their belts—if they even have a job—yet members of Congress will have an extra $3,400 to do with as they please.

15. WOWP! We Owe! We Pay!

I would like to suggest to my fellow Americans that we should all take responsiblity to bring down the Debt.
We can all send in a small amount of money per week and do some real good.

16. A World Without Money - A Resource Based Economy "Petition to Change to A Resource Based Economy"

(PLEASE NOTE THAT A FACEBOOK RECOMMENDATION IS NOT A SIGNATURE - IF YOU WANT YOUR OPINION TO COUNT FOR SOMETHING - PLEASE SIGN)..

This Partition is to show our Governments, that we the people of Earth will not bend in Tyranny & Subservience to the Monetary System. We no longer wish to be the 99% of the world population that owns 60% of the wealth, while other 1% of the Population owns 40% of the wealth at the detriment of the 99%.(Keeping in mind that there are 7 Billion people on this Planet).

We Strongly Believe that a Resource Based Economy using a "Resource Management System" set out by Peter Joseph of the Zeitgeist Movement. A PDF containing this information can be viewed at http://utopiaaworldwithoutmoney.blogspot.com/p/worldwide-news-and-events.html

17. Review Banking fees and Bankruptcy rules

To the House of Commons:
The petition of Elspeth R
declares that:

Our current rules regarding banking and bankruptcy need urgently revising.

Since the downturn, there is very strong negative public feeling towards financial institutions. There is much anger at the bonuses and that public money has bailed out highly paid bankers of a crisis which we are suffering and paying for in many senses, whilst banks create debts for private customers as well as the country as a whole.

Banks extract huge fees from thousands of personal customers for going only a little over a limit, and these fees have no cap. Fees of up to £100 per month are taken automatically and there are cases where these have made those in hardship have four figure fees whilst investigations go on. This can lead to loss of banking facilities and demands for further money from banks. The High Court test case was a very drawn out way of looking at this issue, which is clearly deeply unbalanced. It is entirely in the bank's favour, and the furore around the unsuccessful case shows how strongly popular feeling is about this matter. Banks make over £1 billion each year through these fees, on top of their other profits.

Bankruptcy laws have been tightened without public consultation or even widespread knowledge; most websites on debt don't mention it, including the government's. In this time, debt has become very common. Debt is seen as bad but it is often the only way to improve circumstances, such as setting up business or paying for an education. Debt is also a result of materialism and consumerist society. Government cuts make this worse, especially to legal aid and for medical treatment.

Bankruptcy laws have been put in place by those who are well off. The previous £50 free spending money a month was tight – but the current £10 for 3 years shows no understanding of modern life or poverty. £10 per family member shows no understanding of single people and expects the burden and shame of bankruptcy to be spread across a whole household. And for a person already under pressure, to not have any kind of relief asks for other problems, such as depression. £10 a month means a single coffee a week. It won't buy a meal out; it won't allow you to leave your home town. It isn't even enough to rent a DVD each week. It isn't enough for a television licence. Bankrupts may have to sell anything of value. The law does not understand how things like DVD players, music and especially instruments, or computer games are vital. Whatever our financial circumstances, we all need a richer life; and after and during all the indignity and stress of debt, having pleasures and passions taken away is wrong and unfair.

Being without a bank account is very hard in today's society – even benefits want to pay into one. And anything extra the insolvent earns during those 3 years goes to the creditor, meaning that doing better financially gives them no relief and no benefit. Insolvents are even asked to pay to become insolvent, and are publically shamed by having their bankruptcy published.

Our whole ethos is built up on a contractual debt, blame and punishment that enters into every part of our existence. Banks and law unfairly control much of our society. The recurrence of recessions and other problems suggest that our current systems are not the way, and invite us to urgently look again – not try to continue much as before.

18. SAVE BIRMINGHAM CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE

On 30th September 2011 funding for Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau’s Mental Health
outreach service comes to an end. This service has been running since 1992 and has been
providing debt and welfare benefits advice for people with severe and enduring mental health issues for nearly 20 years.

The team visits outreaches across the city and works with clients, their families, social workers, CPNs and Psychiatric Consultants to assist their clients holistically with a specialist casework service. The team have a wealth of experience and knowledge and the loss of this service will leave a massive gap in provision for those experiencing mental illness and debt and welfare benefit problems.

Please sign our petition so we can demonstrate to Birmingham City Council how important the continuation of funding for this service is.

19. Lower Traffic Violation Fines

The cost for an average traffic violation has risen to 250$. The frequency of traffic violations has risen by 16% from 2007 to 2009.

Police officers have "un-spoken" monthly quotas for issuing citations. DON'T LET THE CA GOVERNMENT PAD THEIR DEBT WITH YOUR SAVINGS!

20. Amend Hon. Waters HR2634 Jubilee Act.. Cancel debt!

This is about HR 2634 the Jubilee Act, which canceled the debt of poor countries that owed the US. The Jubilee Act didn't include the United States, nor the citizens.

The United States canceled and relieved the debt of countires such as China, we certainly pray that the US would relieve the US Citizens of their debt...

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-2634

21. Repudiate the Debt Campaign (Ireland)

Repudiate the debt!

We are being forced to pay a debt that is not of our making. The banks’ debt is not sovereign debt. It was not borrowed by the Government to build schools or hospitals, or to develop our natural resources: this is private and corporate debt, and we should refuse to pay it.

Support the Repudiate the Debt Campaign.

22. Stop The Transfer of Wealth. Save The Middle Class.

We are in the midst of the largest transfer of wealth in history. The Federal Reserve which was created to protect us from financial disasters is actually fueling them. There has been a cycle of asset bubbles since President Reagan was in office. This has led to greed and in turn fraud.

Instead of being punished for their crimes, the fraudsters were bailed out using our money. Many other factors such as the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act and removal of our currency to the gold standard have also contributed to the problems we are now facing.

People are losing their homes. Unemployment is at dangerously high levels (double the figure you read about). Sadly, many jobs are not coming back. The manufacturing economy is gone. Prices have gone up 10-1 over the past 30 years, while our incomes have only doubled. The chances of hyperinflation are growing and if that occurs we could be looking at a unimaginable lowered standard of living. There are also the possibilities of defaulting on our national debt.

If nothing is done about this trend, we are looking at the possibility of social programs being cut. The middle class is shrinking and is in danger of vanishing altogether. Currently the CEO to employee pay ratio is 400-1. Families are forced to work two jobs and use credit to pay bills just to stay afloat. It’s about time for change and some accountability.

For more information, please visit: http://www.stoptransferofwealth.com

23. Offset Student Debt through Volunteer Work

Society's young people are the ones who have the drive and energy to help protect our threatened habitats, species and communities. They also have the most interest as it is they who will inherit the mess that the rest of society has created, globally!!

Society should encourage them but, instead, we seem to be committed to lumbering them with huge student debt for when they start their careers and this having sacrificed so many years in lost wages as they worked hard to achieve their qualifications - something that society benefits from as it makes our economy more competitive and dynamic.

They will persevere. they will continue to study and to achieve and they will take on the extra debt into their careers and, they will be successful, BUT, it is not fair!

It is also damaging to global society as our young people more so than any others on the planet are the ones who are capable of going out into the world, volunteering with our NGOs, and making change- to threatened habitats, species and communities. They WANT to do this BUT their increasingly burdensome debt commitments are making it simply impossible.

Society should support them! What this petition proposes is that young people volunteering with our NGOs can earn credit for their time which is then offset against their student debt. In this way we make it possible for our young people to continue to help, 'save the planet', and, as importantly, we, as a society, demonstrate our commitment, support and respect to them.

24. Restore the credit score of qualified citizens and businesses to pre 2007 levels

The United States is currently in the worst recession since the Great Depression. With millions of American Citizens out of work, pay decreases, under pay, many hardships have befouled the American people. These hardships have caused credit to be controlled with tighter regulation.

With no fault of their own, citizens with good credit now have been forced into bankruptcy, foreclosures, late pays and repossessions of autos, aircraft, water craft, and personal items.So far in 2010 1,572,597 million bankruptcies have been filed, 1.2 million foreclosed properties, that is 1 in every 78 homes, 1.9 million cars in 2009 and 2010 is up by 8%. Even the wealthy are feeling the down turn, with high end aircraft everything from a Piper Cub airplane to 747 jumbo jets are being recovered by creditors.

Our mission is to restore the health of credit score to individual citizens and business. To promote the responsible use of credit, to facilitate economic growth within the United States of America. To use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

25. Wipe all interest charged on non-resident NZ student loans

Kiwi Refugees – there are tens of thousands of us, perhaps hundreds of thousands, forced into a life of exile from our homeland by the actions of our own government.

We are a generation of young New Zealanders who have attended university, received degrees and moved overseas – but alas are fated never to return, due to mounting debt through accrued loan interest, a lack of accessible repayment information, heavy international transfer fees, and now the rumoured threat of asset seizure or jail time if we return.

There is no doubt, we are the guinea pig generation - caught between one generation who are now reaping the benefits of their free education, and another who bask in interest free loans.

The majority of us are productive citizens, some of us are doctors, lawyers, teachers – many of us have gone on to further education and all of us have accumulated valuable experience while overseas, whilst back in the homeland all we have accumulated is a horrendously crippling debt. It ridiculous to think of the money that the New Zealand government is spending trying to entice immigrants to ease the skills shortage, when there are so many skilled New Zealanders living in student loan-induced exile overseas. Surely it would be more beneficial if the government developed a compromise regarding the interest charged on non-resident student loans, thus working to turn the tide of the ever-growing ‘brain drain’.

The New Zealand government has done nothing but show the ‘kiwi refugees’ of ‘the guinea pig’ generation disdain, which is causing a great amount of aggravation amongst the ex-pats. It doesn’t take much more than a quick internet search and a browse through the numerous forums to discover that, although we are scattered across the globe, (making any attempt at presenting a united voice almost impossible) we are unified in the fact that the vast majority of us will never return and, just as the government has turned their back on our plight – we will do the same – openly disowning our country of birth.

26. Allow lllinois municipalities to make their own retirement benefit decisions for employees


The Problem?
The Illinois pension system is in jeopardy. If we continue to provide lavish, outdated pensions to newly-hired government employees, our state and local governments could be bankrupt in just a few years.

The Solution?
Give local government in Illinois an option that stops the flow of NEW EMPLOYEES into the current, broken pension system.

Allow Illinois municipalities to choose the retirement benefit they offer to new employees. They may provide new employees with the current pension system, or they may provide them with a 401(k)-style retirement plan.

27. ΔΙΑΜΑΡΤΥΡΙΑ-ΑΙΤΗΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΔΗΜΟΨΗΦΙΣΜΑ

ΕΜΕΙΣ, ο ελληνικός λαός παρακολουθούμε τους εκπροσώπους της κυβέρνησής να επιτρέπουν στα οικονομικά συφμέροντα να μας ληστεύουν ανοιχτά και απροκάλυπτα. Και αντί να μιλούμε για τα οικονομικά εγκλήματα που διέπραξαν οι εκλεγμένοι αντιπρόσωποί μας σε συνεργασία με γιγαντιαίες πολυεθνικές (Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank κ.α.), όπως το ‘μαγείρεμα΄ των στατιστικών στοιχείων, μιλάμε για “σκάνδαλα”, μειώνοντας με αυτόν τον τρόπο το μέγεθος της απάτης που συντελείται ενάντια σε μας.

Στο όνομα ενός χρέους που δεν είναι μεγαλύτερο από αυτό το μέσου όρου των υπολοίπων χωρών της Ε.Ε και στο όνομα μιας δομικής αναδιάρθρωσης της ελληνικής οικονομίας με στόχο να γίνουμε ‘ανταγωνιστικοί’, μας ζητούν να παραχωρήσουμε τα δικαιώματα μας ως εργάτες και ως συνταξιούχοι και το δικαίωμα μας να ζούμε με αξιοπρέπεια στην ίδια μας τη χώρα. Τα νέα οικονομικά μέτρα παραλύουν τα νοικοκυριά, τις μικρομεσαίες επιχειρήσεις και όπως αναγνωρίζουν οικονομολόγοι, οδηγούν τη χώρα σε ύφεση και τον πληθυσμό της σε φτώχεια. Οδηγούν τη χώρα σε ασφυξία και σακατεύουν τα Εργατικά Συνδικάτα για να προστατευθεί το ευρώ από τα hedge funds. Και αναρωτιόμαστε, ποιοί εκλεγμένοι αντιπρόσωποι μιας κοινοβουλευτικής δημοκρατίας μπορούν να συνεναίσουν ή να πάρουν τέτοιου είδους αποφάσεις;

Την ίδια στιγμή, κανένας νόμος δεν αγγίζει τους βουλευτές και τους υπουργούς για τις συνέπειες των αποφάσεων που παίρνουν, ανεξάρτητα από το πόσο νόμιμες ή παράνομες είναι. Oύτε και αυτή τη μικρή μειοψηφία που με τις off shore, τα προγράμματα της Ε.Ε. και τις εργολαβίες έχτισαν μια Ελλάδα που είναι μόνο για τους ίδιους. Και από πάνω, η Ε.Ε., η ελληνική κυβέρνηση, οι διεθνείς ‘οίκοι αξιολόγησης’ και τα ξένα Μ.Μ.Ε. προσβάλλουν τον ελληνικό λαό κατηγορώντας μας ως κλέφτες, τεμπέληδες και απατεωνίσκους, ως ανίκανους να διαχειριζόμαστε τα του οίκου μας. Και μιλούνε για τους ίδιους ανθρώπους που έχουν τους μικρότερους μισθούς, τις μικρότερες συντάξεις και τις πιο ακριβές τιμές σε βασικά αγαθά ανάμεσα στις χώρες της Ε.Ε. και που εργάζονται 42 ώρες την εβδομάδα (έναντι των 40,3 ωρών που είναι ο μ.ο. της Ευρώπης σύμφωνα με τα επίσημα στοιχεία του I.L.O.).

Και η ακόμα μεγαλύτερη προσβολή απέναντι σε κάθε δημοκρατικό ιδεώδες είναι οι ‘λύσεις’ που οι νεοφιλελεύθεροι τεχνοκράτες των Βρυξελλών και της ελληνικής κυβέρνησης θέλουν να μας επιβάλλουν: την ιδιωτικοποίηση των δημοσίων αγαθών- του συστήματος υγείας, παιδείας, τις υποδομές επικοινωνίας και μεταφορών ανάμεσα σε άλλα. Αν και η διαδικασία αυτή έχει ήδη ξεκινήσει, προβλέπεται να ολοκληρωθεί και να επεκταθεί σε άλλα δημόσια και κοινοτικά αγαθά με κύρια από αυτά, τα βουνά, τις θάλασσες και τη γη μας ώστε να επενδύσουν οι γιγαντιαίες πολυεθνικές σε ανανεώσιμες πηγές ενέργειας. Και αυτά, με πρόφαση την ‘διάσωσή΄ μας και την έξοδο από την ‘οικονομική κρίση’. Όμως με τον τρόπο αυτό η κυβέρνηση παραχωρεί τον έλεγχο της ελληνικής γης και των φυσικών μας πόρων και εμείς γινόμαστε φτηνό και αναλώσιμο εργατικό δυναμικό στην ίδια μας τη χώρα.

28. Cancel Haiti's Debt

Recognizing that Haiti has a rate of poverty nearing 80% and that it is the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

Further recognizing that the recent events in Haiti have stalled the progress made in the past few years and that drastic action needs to be taken by the international community to help address the infrastructure needs of Haiti and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Further acknowledging the cancelling of almost $1.3 Billion dollars in debt this past year that had been the result of a brutal and ruthless dictatorship and that giving Haiti loans is not a help but instead a burden on the people of Haiti.

Further recognizing the gathering of the informal friends of Haiti Group's foreign ministers in Montreal on January 25th, 2010;

29. Financial Reform For The American People

We are in a recession and bailing out companies with the Americans' tax dollars and it's not working. The Government wants health care reform by hiking up all the taxes which we the American people already pay.

If the average American got this stimulus package it would give them the ability to pay their debt ie, Mortgages, loans, medical and dental expenses, educational expenses. It would allow us the freedom to spend money on insurance for our family's, send our children through college, avoid foreclosures, repo's, the seniors could pay their outstanding medical bills and get out of debt which would regenerate the economy by putting the money back into the lending companies, banks, government and other companies big and small.

We bailed out the Corp Company's now it's time to start back at ground zero with the little people that work at the stores, secretaries, medical offices, teachers, etc. Some even don't have jobs anymore due to this recession and have lost everything they have worked so hard for, we are having to decide weather to feed our children or pay a loan, to pay our car payments or keep a roof over our heads, these are not easy decision but we are having to face them.

I purpose that we get a Financial Stimulus taxed package ranging from $100.000 per single family to $250.000 for a two parent household based on an annual income range from $70.000 or less. We need help now not later. It's time to make a change for the American people.

30. Encourage regulatory reform in our banking and lending institutions and be part of the solution by paying extra on our debts

This petition basically calls on all who have acquired debt to make an effort to pay more than the minimum payment on our debts.... whether the debt is credit cards, student loans, auto, business or mortgage debt in an effort to prevent massive failures in our governments, corporations and personal lives.

It's also a call to encourage our governments to do a better job of regulating our banking and lending institutions to prevent irresponsible and predatory lending in the future through lobbying, letters and word of mouth to friends.