Decades of rewriting the rules of government to favor the top 1% has been a disaster for working families in the United States. From allowing Wall Street and corporate monopolies to consolidate power, undercutting the power of labor unions, and suppressing wages, the policies of the corporate establishment in both parties must be reversed.
I decided to run for Congress because I was sick and tired of working my heart out for ordinary Pennsylvanians, only to watch all of us fall further behind. We need to level the playing field for working families, instead of allowing the biggest corporations to dominate the market.
We need to defeat tax bills that fund a massive giveaway to multimillionaires and multinational corporations and reform the tax system so that the rich can’t take more than their fair share, including taxing capital gains more than we tax the multi-millionaire’s secretary.
- Building a fair economy for all of us means:
- Empowering the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to enforce antitrust laws that are already in the books and break up monopolies.
- Reining in Wall Street, including protecting the Dodd-Frank reforms, strengthening the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and reinstating Glass-Steagall protections that separate consumer and investment banking.
- Increasing capital lending to small businesses.
- Making it easier, not harder, for workers to join a union.
- Raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.
Together, we can create a fair economy for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected in Washington.