Enact/enforce laws that prohibit government from borrowing money from the National Social Security Fund for any reason except to pay qualified retirees. The government has been borrowing money from the Social Security Fund for years, using our money for unrelated expenses in other aspects of the federal budget. This money should not be allowed to be taken from the Fund for any other reason than to pay retirees who have reached at least age 59.5 years old.
An Unconditional Basic Income Guarantee (UBI) for every U.S. citizen over 18 of $1,000 per month and every citizen under 18 of $300 per month, to be paid for through consolidation of present in-kind benefits better met by cash, and through the closing of loopholes, elimination of subsidies, and increase in top tax rates.
Interest rates on credit cards are absurd. Banks borrow money at ridiculously low rates and yet charge usurious rates on their credit cards. If you really want to stimulate the economy, help get the American people out of debt and reduce poverty, pass a law or implement a banking regulation that prohibits banks/credit card companies from charging any more than 5% above the rate charged to banks on ALL existing and future credit cards.
Hold corporate executives personally responsible both civilly and criminally, for malfeasance, deception or neglect that causes environmental, personal property, or physical harm to communities or persons. Prevent corporations, and their executives, from passing along additional costs incurred by 'accidents', recalls or judgments to rate payers (in the case of public utilities) or shareholders (in the case of publicly traded companies). For example: P.G.& E's San Bruno pipeline explosion.
Take the issue of women's right to choose and abort an unwanted pregnancy off the table in politics; it's a woman's personal decision, not the government's. It should be a basic right to choose and not up for grabs every election. The hardest hit by this are the poor and minorities. It's wrong to subject someone to a pregnancy if they can't or don't want to raise a child. Keep politics out of such decisions!
End the big banks’ control of the Fed. Despite the Fed's power over our economy, many of its key decision-makers are directly appointed by the private sector. Congress should amend the Federal Reserve Act so that banks no longer get to appoint their own regulators. Regional bank presidents should be nominated by the US President and confirmed by the Senate and should report to a board of directors who are genuine representatives of the public interest, not the financial and corporate sector.
Require all organizations using the word "News" to be held accountable for the veracity of their reporting and culpable for libel, slander and other defamation suits. Fox News successfully argued in court that it could not be held to such standards because it is an entertainment company, not a news organization. Yet it markets as a news channel...
Lets put grid-connected solar panels on 5 million homes by Dec 31 2015. It's feasible, affordable & doesn't require batteries. Homes would pull power from the grid when needed but any excess power would feed into the grid & reduce our use of dirty coal.This would create 1000's of good paying new jobs, reduce both pollution & climate changing emissions and eliminate our need for more Oil wars. The Gov't could sell bonds with 5% interest to provide the financing & be of no cost to taxpayers!
Save traditional farming! GMOs are drifting into traditional farm crops. Monsanto's RoundUp Ready crops are forcing stronger pesticide use. Animal feed contains 90% of the antibiotics used in the US. Must be stopped to save them for humans! Encourage traditional, organic farming with bigger subsidies, and cut the industrial ag subsidies.
Dick Cheney must face trial because he lied to the American people, tortured innocent civilians and extracted deliberately false information to help drive the war in Iraq. The war that profited him massively through his Halliburton (and its military industrial complex subsidiaries) stock shares, as was proven during the 2006 email leaks between the former vice-president and his corporate correspondents. Cheney is a traitor, war criminal and must face swift prosecution.