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Budget of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Fiscal Year 2013

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The Budget for All makes the American Dream a reality again. By putting Americans back to work, the Budget for All enhances our economic competitiveness by rebuilding the middle class and investing in innovation and education. Our budget protects Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, invests in America's future, and asks those who have benefited most from our economy to pay their fair share.

Our Budget Puts Americans Back to Work

Our budget attacks America's persistently high unemployment levels with more than $2.4 trillion in job-creating investments.  This plan utilizes every tool at the government's disposal to get our economy moving again, including: 
Direct hire programs that create a School Improvement Corps, a Park Improvement Corps, and a Student Jobs Corps, among others.

Targeted tax incentives that spur clean energy, manufacturing, and cutting-edge technological investments in the private sector.

Widespread domestic investments including an infrastructure bank, a $556 billion surface transportation bill, and approximately $1.7 trillion in widespread domestic investment.

Our Budget Exhibits Fiscal Discipline

Unlike the Republican budget, the Budget for All substantially reduces the deficit, and does so in a way that does not devastate what Americans want preserved.

We achieve these notable benchmarks by focusing on the true drivers of our deficit -- unsustainable tax policies, the wars overseas, and policies that helped cause the recent recession -- rather than putting the middle class's  social safety net on the chopping block.

Our Budget Creates a Fairer America

Ends tax cuts for the top 2% of Americans on schedule at year's end.

Extends tax relief for middle class households and the vast  majority of Americans.

Creates new tax brackets for millionaires and billionaires, in line with the Buffett Rule principle.

Eliminates the tax code's preferential treatment of capital gains and dividends.

Abolishes corporate welfare for oil, gas, and coal companies.

Eliminates loopholes that allow businesses to dodge their true tax liability.

Creates a publicly funded federal election system that gets corporate money out of politics for good.

Our Budget Brings Our Troops Home

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