Implement federally supported regional manufacturing, agricultural, and other trades public service academies to teach people how make, build, and do things. They can be taught by experts and retired people from those fields. Participants can learn about all levels of production through management. What is produced and the skilled labor can benefit the communities and country. Certified graduates can go on to work in their own business or other companies after 4 yrs service.
Have one in four or so people on welfare trained in good child care, then employ them as government paid child care for those in poverty to allow them to get better jobs without worrying about how they will pay for child care while they work. This gives good jobs to ~25% of them, and frees the others to get jobs knowing that their children will be well cared for.
Mandate sustainability by requiring transformation of energy from oil economy to sustainable energy economy including solar, wind and free energy. And transfer from conventional agriculture practices to green agriculture--no GMOs, no pesticides nor herbicides--which uses permaculture & biodynamic techniques.
Proportional benefits for part time workers. Instead of no benefits (health insurance, retirement, profit sharing, etc) for part time workers, how about legislation making all workers eligible for benefits proportional to the number of hours they work per week. If a worker works 20 hours a week, they get a tax free stipend to apply to Obamacare. This would help low wage and part time workers by removing the incentive employers have to restrict workers to part time.
END CAPITALISM. IT IS KILLING US.An hour's work is an hour's work anywhere in the world. If a janitor in Africa and a scientist in the US work an hour, they have spent physical and nervous energy in like manner. With modern supercomputers we can calculate how long it takes, say, to deliver a quart of milk from cow to table. Instead of working for money, workers receive plastic time cards which attest to how many hours they have worked. If the quart of milk costs 10 minutes, this amount is deduct