The disparity in wealth between rich and poor is worse than ever before. Adopting a national minimum wage that is a true living wage is a great first step on the path to shared economic prosperity.
What we are facing:
Our government should devote itself to ensuring that every American can work and achieve economic success. There are many ways the government can ensure job creation. We know that small businesses are the engine of our economy and the government should make available access to the support that they need. When the economy leaves some workers behind however, the government should create jobs directly.
Where I stand:
As the voice of the residents of District 10, I will fight for raising the minimum wage to a living wage; to change tax laws to benefit all Americans, not just the top 1%; to create a youth jobs program; and to improve and expand social security.
We have to completely reset our national priorities, in regard to jobs, taxes, and the overall economy and create a “New Deal” that:
- rebuilds our roads and bridges
- strengthens our flood prevention infrastructure
- connects rural areas to the Internet
- restores our environment; that strengthens essential and emerging industries such as renewable energy.
- makes use of every talented American who is willing to help build this country.
I will fight for:
- Adopting a $15 minimum wage
- Repeal the 2017 tax bill and creating tax reforms that benefits all Americans.
- Creating a youth jobs program
- Improving and expanding social security to track with inflation
- Prosecution of “white collar” crime, financial fraud, tax evasion, and other crimes committed by the wealthiest Americans.
- Ending incentives to short-term speculation in financial markets.
Why we need change:
My opponent is a huge supporter of the 2017 tax cuts, which transferred trillions of dollars to the wealthiest Americans – and tens of millions into his own bank account.
There are a lot of problems with the tax cuts, but most of all they represented a huge lost opportunity for the United States of America.
Conservatives such as Michael McCaul tout bonuses for some corporate workers (i.e., $250 for Chipotle staff), hoping we will accept crumbs instead of cookies. An increase to a $15 minimum wage would give many workers an increase of $200 or more every week! Instead of strengthening the safety net – building strong public schools, ensuring universal healthcare, allowing students to attend college without debt, guaranteeing a retirement with dignity—the Republican Administration has reached into the pockets of school teachers, police officers, and tens of millions of hard-working Americans, to please their corporate donors.