Portraits of Power - faces in American politics - jef1000

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Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones was both a featured speaker and emcee at a Rebuild the Dream rally held outside the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Jones pointed out that the mainstream position in America is that rather than looking first to raid programs like Medicaid, we should consider wealthy people part of this country and look to them to help shoulder the burden. The rally to "Save the American Dream" was organized to tell Democrats to stand strong against Republican debt ceiling proposals that cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid while keeping keep tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires and oil companies. Participants included major labor unions such as AFSCME, CWA, AFGE, Teamsters, and various progressive groups such as Move-On, Rebuild the Dream, Jobs with Justice, Gray-Panthers and Code-Pink. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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