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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 856        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1750


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Daniel A. Wolf


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying resolution:

Resolutions Budget for All.






Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Anthony W. Petruccelli

First Suffolk and Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 856        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1750

By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 1750) of Daniel A. Wolf, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for the adoption of resolutions to amend the federal budget.  Veterans and Federal Affairs. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



Resolutions Budget for All.


              Whereas Federal Budget decisions will affect the public good for years to come; and

              Whereas budget decisions made in Washington have a profound effect on the people of the Commonwealth; and

              Whereas on November 6, 2012 voters in 91 cities and towns across Massachusetts have by large margins expressed their support for a “Budget for All” non-binding public policy question with the below provisions, and have urged their elected state officials to address Congress and the President on their behalf;

              Therefore be it resolved that the Massachusetts [Senate] [House of Representatives] hereby calls upon Congress and the President to:

              1. Prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance;

              2. Create and protect jobs by investing in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and other public services;

              3.  Provide new revenues for these purposes and to reduce the long-term federal deficit by closing corporate tax loopholes, ending offshore tax havens, and raising taxes on incomes over $250,000;  and

              4. Redirect military spending to these domestic needs by reducing the military budget, ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home safely now.

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