Adapt to the New Economy
Keep America in the Lead
Our economy is shifting. If we do not act soon America will fall drastically behind the rest of the world. With Green tech at the forefront we need to make sure that we are actively pursuing these jobs. We must move to a living wage for all Americans. Our crumbling infrastructure will not only put millions of Americans to work, but also help keep us at the forefront of business. The establishment of a national public banking system will allow us to make sure all Americans have access to safe and secure financial services. This is how we step into the new economy that awaits us.
Increase minimum wage and tie it to inflation
A lot of discussion has been had about increasing the minimum wage, but at the Progressive wave we don’t want to just increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour but also passing a resolution that ties the minimum wage to inflation.
Deal with our crumbling infrastructure
Our Infrastructure is dying. The Society of Civil Engineers has graded our decaying infrastructure a D+. If we wouldn’t let someone graduate with a grade of D+ how is this acceptable for America? 47,000 of our bridges have been rated structurally deficient by the Federal Highway Administration. This is unacceptable! We have people who want to get to work and we have an infrastructure that has an average age of over 70 years old. But the infrastructure was only meant to last 50. We need to do something about our dying infrastructure. It is costing every American more money, our safety, and our livelihood. Let’s put people back to work and truly energize our economy.
I believe that the privatization of our banking system does not give everyone in our country the opportunity to be participant in our economy. That is why I will be working on drafting a bill to allow our US post office to serve as a public bank for the United States of America.
The service that the USPS bank will have:
The USPS will be able to use the interest earned in banking to pay for the functions of the USPS as a whole.
Adapt to the modern family
The United States has stopped leading when it comes to supporting families. The United States is 1 of 3 countries in the world that doesn’t offer paid maternity leave. Our other two colleagues, Oman and Papua New Guinea. We are not leading here we are at the bottom.
We are the only industrialized world leader that doesn’t offer paid vacation time. Again, we are not leading here we are at the bottom.
Regardless of ideology we can agree that kids need both parents in their lives. Maternity leave, paternity leave, and paid vacation gives families more time together building better children and in turn a better nation. Stand with us in turning the United States into a leader again.