Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

American Jobs Act

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The President is not giving up on the creation of jobs and the American Jobs Act. The Senate failed to pass the bill last week because it was blocked by a Republican filibuster. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying again, this time bringing a vote on pieces of the Act. As early as tonight, the Senate could vote on whether to allow debate on the new Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act. We must stop these Republican filibusters.  Urge the two Senators from your state to vote "yes"!
This act will allocate $30 billion to save 280,000 teachers jobs and create more teaching jobs. Women comprise 78% of elementary and secondary school teachers. The bill will also allocate $5 billion to save the jobs of our first responders.
This bill would be fully paid for. It includes a provision that places a 0.5% surtax on incomes over $1 million, including capital gains. Only individuals with incomes over $1 million will be affected and only income over the 1st million will be so taxed.
Give teachers, police officers, and firefighters a chance. Email your Senators immediately to urge them to vote "yes" to allow debate on the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act. Our teachers and first responders provide vital services to our communities and we owe it to them to save their jobs.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not giving up on the American Jobs Act and he's taking it piece by piece to make sure Americans get the relief they deserve. Support the President and tell your Senators that you support teachers' and first responders' jobs. Urge your Senators to vote for job creation with a "yes" vote on the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act.
For Equality,
Ellie Smeal
Ellie Smeal
President
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