Fight the Attack on the Middle Class
The US lost 1/3 of it's manufacturing jobs in the last 10 years.
These jobs are not coming back.
Entire plants have been dismantled and shipped to China and other cheap-labor countries.
Create new jobs rebuilding our infrastructure and schools.
Encourage compensation for study, childcare and home-making.
Work of necessity must give way to work of creation for full employment.
Training for new jobs doesn't work if there are no new jobs.
A whole generation of students is saddled with enormous debt due to loans borrowed in good faith.
At best, these students are left with only minimum wage jobs, if they can find them.
Bail-Out Student Loans. Rewrite at 0% interest, reduce principal for public service.
FORECLOSED HOMES BLIGHT ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS.
Use eminent domain to seize foreclosed homes from banks.
Use local labor and the Calif. Infrastructure Bank to fix-up the homes.
Make the homes available for rent and 'rent-to-own' at affordable prices.
SUPPORT THE 'MILLIONAIRES TAX' & OIL SEVERANCE TAX, TO FUND EDUCATION.
Fight Special Privileges
NO PUBLIC PENSIONS FOR POLITICIANS & JUDGES
They get entrenched and stale when they hang around too long.
PENSION REFORM "(601) 228-6562"
-Limit pensions to 60% of highest salary, cap them at $100,000 max
-A 2.2% retirement factor cap: (3% 'hazard pay' is not appropriate after one is retired)
-employees pay-in 8% plus
-max benefits are available at age 65
-investment return is figured at 6.2%
-retirement health care is rolled into Medicare for all.
-no spiking, air time or double-dipping.
Use 'Managed Bankruptcies' to renegotiate $100,000 'Pensions of the Rich and Famous'.
WALL STREET'S 13 LARGEST BANKS, ALTHOUGH SWIMMING IN PROFITS, ARE JUST AS RISKY NOW AS BEFORE THEIR BAIL-OUTS: Obama climbed into bed with Wall Street and the
FDIC does not have enough money to pay off depositors come time for a European crash.
Obama sold us out with secret deals with Big Pharma and the Insurance companies.
He lied about the Public Option, Guantanimo and our secret wars. He has failed to govern wisely, effectively, or compassionately.
WALL STREET 'BORROWS' TAXPAYER MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE AT 0% INTEREST
TO SPECULATE ON OIL FUTURES, DRIVING UP THE COST OF GAS, YET OBAMA WON'T ENFORCE
DODD-FRANK ANTI-SPECULATION LAWS, ENRICHING HIS CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS.
DISMANTLE COSTLY REGIONAL AGENCIES (MTC, ABAG) THAT SUCK UP TAX DOLLARS.
OUTLAW COUNTY SUPERVISOR'S 'DISCRETIONARY' SLUSH FUNDS THEY USE TO BUY VOTES.
EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN and 100% CONTROL OVER THEIR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, CHOICE AND
MEDICAL PRIVACY. FULL FUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD.