Lee Backs Law to Restore the American Dream for the 99%

Congresswoman Barbara Lee this week joined fellow members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to introduce the Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act.
Provisions of the law would create jobs, end  wars and protect social security and Medicare.  Specifically, the law would create emergency employment by providing for 2.2 million jobs through on-the-job training and direct hire programs for cops, teachers, firefighters, construction and maintenance workers for schools, parks and public land workers, work study jobs for students, health providers including nurses and assistants and a new Community Corps.
The law would also ensure that veterans are not discriminated against in the workplace for time spent receiving treatment for injuries and would restrict spending in Afghanistan to planning and executing a responsible troop withdrawal.
Further, the bill would create a Wall Street and speculators tax and Oil and gas industry and polluter taxes, as well as providing protections for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.