NAFTA renegotiations are underway, and just like with the Trans-Pacific "Partnership" we don't know how it's going, which makes total sense, since we're only the bosses of government and not some rich corporate "stakeholder." So, despite President Trump's declaration that his NAFTA renegotiation will be TEH BEST and TEH YUGESTZ!!!! trade deal ever, we have reason to doubt it. Not just because Mr. Trump has stacked his cabinet with "free" traders, one of whom, his Commerce Secretary, came out and said a renegotiated NAFTA should model itself on the hated TPP -- but also because Mr. Trump wouldn't demand an end to the "investor-state dispute settlement" mechanism in NAFTA, the one that threatens to overwrite our laws and extract tribute from the American people for the heinous crime of passing laws that protect workers, clean air, and clean water. So Sign for Good helps you tell your Congressfolk that any renegotiated NAFTA must put people before corporations.
Meanwhile, Social Security Works tells us that today, February 16, is the day when someone making $1 million annually stops paying into Social Security, because our Social Security system doesn't tax income over $127,200. Some very well-paid folks, of course, stopped paying into Social Security a few minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square, but "Millionaire's Day" (as they call it) illustrates fairly well how much better we could be funding Social Security if we merely lifted the payroll cap. Our Glorious Elites in politics and media, of course, never let such an idea pass their lips, since if they did, you might realize there are solutions to the Social Security "crisis" other than CUTZ ALL TEH BENEFITZ FOREVURZ!!!!! But they don't get all the say in America -- we get all the say in America, if we but speak. Hence Social Security Works helps you tell your Congressfolk to expand Social Security benefits and tax income over $127,200 to pay for it.
Finally, a slew of good-government organizations -- including People's Action, Demand Progress, and Color of Change -- helps you tell the leaders of some 20 American cities to disclose exactly what they offered Amazon in their bids to get Amazon's second headquarters located in them. Amazon has, as you know, been pitting locality against locality in their bid to get as many corporate welfare goodies as they can, even though Amazon's CEO is already the world's richest human being, and even though Amazon paid precisely zero dollars in taxes in 2017 and will get a $780 million-plus windfall from the Trump tax "reform." Localities seem to have resigned themselves to offering up more welfare handouts in an effort to "create jobs," but we deserve better than a bidding war over the corporation that's probably killed more jobs than any other over the last two decades. So let's shine some light on this process.