Friday, January 14, 2005

Not one damn dime

Bush and crew are getting ready for the gala affair- the innauguration of the president who wasn't really elected, again. The soiree is going to cost $40 million dollars. If people and their corporations have that kind of money, hey, why don't they give a little to people and places that really need it. Should I start the list? - schools, children, seniors, veterans, the sick, poor, infirmed, those of us lucky enough to be well but in need of social services for ourselves, neighbors, friends, families?

I received this email about 10 daze ago, but now it seems really relevant:

Not One Damn Dime Day

This was forwarded to me by someone I admire and respect
and I thought  it would be an easy way for us all to
make a statement about how we  feel about the state of
our nation and the world.

Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not
One Damn Dime  Day" in America.
On "Not One Damn Dime Day" those who oppose what is
happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a
24-hour national boycott of all  forms of consumer
spending.

During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend
money.  Not one damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn
dime for necessities or for impulse purchases. Not one
damn dime for anything for 24 hours.  The object is
simple. Remind the people in power that the war in
Iraq is immoral and illegal; that they are responsible
for starting it and that it is their responsibility to
stop it.

"Not One Damn Dime Day" is to remind them, too, that
they work for the people of the United States of
America, not for the international corporations and I
Street lobbyists who represent the corporations and
funnel cash into American politics.

There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left
or right wing agenda to rant about. On "Not One Damn
Dime Day" you take action by doing nothing. You open
your mouth by keeping your wallet closed.  For 24
hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, to
remind our religious leaders and our politicians of
their moral responsibility to end the war in Iraq and
give America back to the people.

Until there is a way to systematically and frequently show our disdain for the way the president and his cohorts are handling this country and involvement in the world, let's participate in Not One Damn Dime day because without our hard earned money and a willingness to consume, there will be no money for the corporations to scratch the back and other parts of Mr. Bush and his administration.

5 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, Blogger SquirrleyMojo said...

Please, 40 million is pocket change.

I'm sure they will be reduced to wearing particular
arm bands for the "colonizer & colonized" (did I get that right?) masqurade after the speech.

 
At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing U.S. corporations are profitable enough to make donations. Otherwise there would have been $13 billion less in charitable contributions during 2003, according to "The Conference Board." Corporations do "give a little" to people and places that really need it. -CEO Joe

For an article on corporate giving, visit http://www.conference-board.org/utilities/pressDetail.cfm?press_ID=2494

 
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