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Folks Send out Message “Tax the Rich, End the War” 

Tax the rich, End the war. That was the message at an event in Bangor Friday.Members of the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine gathered in front of the Federal Building.They say the US has arrived at the budget deficit because of the Bush tax cuts and say jobs that were promised have not been created.They are also concerned with proposed cuts to social security and medicare.They say the middle class, children and elderly are being asked to bear the burden of reducing the deficit.And it’s time to bring our war money home.”With the crisis going on in DC right now it’s paramount that more and more people become aware of the connections between warfare, military spending and these economic troubles.”They are asking Senator Susan Collins and Representative Mike Michaud to support the budget proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.