Today, the Campaign for America's Future is hosting a jobs summit.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show,” Campaign For America’s Future Co-Director Roger Hickey, previewed the goals of the summit:
We need a jobs movement that will take back some of that money from the very wealthy and invest it in job creation. Washington, DC, hasn’t got it yet. The number one priority of the American people, as you found on your tour around the country, is jobs. It’s not cutting the deficit. It’s not cutting education programs, which the Republicans are trying to do now. It’s investing in short-term and long-term efforts to get our country fully employed and that’s what we’re going to be talking about at this conference on Thursday.
We’ve got to build a bottom-up movement around things like investing in infrastructure and taxing the wealthy. Every poll that you see says that we made a bad mistake in letting those tax cuts, the Bush tax cuts, continue. People don’t like the idea that we’re having to tighten our belts and the wealthy are getting to take their ill-gotten gains off to the offshore islands. It’s time for us to invest in the country, and reversing the Bush tax cuts would be one of the best ways to finance that immediate investment.
The summit is free. You can register on site beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the National Press Club.