For decades, Democrats have acquiesced in regressive tax policies resulting in huge tax breaks for the wealthy at the expense of the poor and working class.
Democrats, like Republicans, accept big money donations from corporations and special interests. The result is government policy skewed in favor of the rich while wages for average Americans stagnate.
These problems are fixable. Among other things, the Democratic Party must:
|· Overturn Citizens United, cap political contributions at reasonable levels and encourage small donations||· Invest in our crumbling infrastructure to create good paying jobs and stimulate economic growth|
|· Raise tax rates on high wage earners and “unearned” income such as dividends and capital gains||· Invest in people – citizens have a right to a decent education, job training and quality health care. Medicare for All!|
These are not radical new ideas. They are common sense policies, similar to ones championed by Democrats since the days of Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. Starting in the 1980’s, however, the party lost its way. Not only did Democrats fail to oppose Republican “think tanks” spewing supply side propaganda, they tacitly bought into the premise that government is bad and only private enterprise can lead the way to growth and prosperity.
We need government that works for the people.
Only one candidate has consistently championed progressive policies designed to support the poor and working classes of this country.