Full Campaign Platform - Social Justice, Jobs, Economics
Platform of Issues
Reform of the Criminal Justice System: Reduction of prison population by reducing sentences and releasing up to a quarter of the State and Federal prison population in an orderly fashion with proper support for those released.
Health Care: The Affordable Care Act is working. The Republican lies must be countered.The Republicans have blocked health care for people for a seventy years.
Economic Justice: The Republicans have blocked every attempt to boost the economy and help people get jobs. There is no justice without economic justice. The theories of economics are upside down. Economics is not about mathematical laws. Economics are social systems that must be based on social/ political decisions centered on justice and morality. Whatever the great teachings of religion or philosophy, they tell us that compassion and love are the standard. This must be the standard of economic justice. This not fuzzy morality but hard logic, hard truth.
Income Inequality - The rich are not deserving of their hoarded wealth. They did not earn much of what they have. Are we slaves to them? Yes we are if we let them steal from us and dictate our lives 24/7.
Jobs and Education - Education - Sure, but what we really need is more jobs. Education or training without jobs is worthless. Again, the thinking is upside down - we can put people to work, there is plenty to be done. A fully employed society breeds success and wealth.
Minimum Wage/Living wage. Minimum wage is indentured servitude. Those who serve us in the field or behind a cash register deserve to have a decent life. Are we better than they are? Are we more deserving?
Women’s Issues - Any man who willfully abuses a woman is not a man. Any man who thinks he deserves better than a woman is a fool.
Immigration - Proper path to citizenship for undocumented, border security, job protection, a Marshall Plan for economic partnership with Central America and the Caribbean.
Human Services - You get what you pay for. More services are needed. Don’t talk about Gun Control and mental health unless you are willing to double funding for mental health, including children services and child and family. Don’t blame poor services on human service workers or agencies, such as Child and Family Services, because you refused to pay the taxes needed.
Taxes and Services - you get what you pay for. Pay for the social services we need. No, unfortunately we are not Denmark or Sweden or Germany - they have much better social services.
Small Business - small businesses should get tax relief by having the state fund local taxes forgiven to small business, thus increasing productivity and the number of jobs.