More economy questions

2008 financial crash

Washington bailed out Wall Street, and sadly abandoned working families. I would let the banks crash, let institutional investors lose their fortunes, and channel fiscal stimulus into the economy to spark the creation of green jobs.

Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2019 (HR 2923) (Barbara Lee)

Yes. This bill imposes a tax on Wall Street transactions and exempts investors who make less than $50,000 per year.

Increase federal minimum wage

Yes. The federal minimum wage has failed to keep up with inflation, let alone the dramatic rise in CEO pay. With more and more working Americans facing desperation, it is time to finally outlaw poverty wages.

Yes I support raising the Federal Mimimum wage to at least $15 an hour.

Jobs for All Act (HR 1000) (Frederica Wilson)

Yes. Federal stimulus has proven capable of helping create job opportunities in industries from renewable energy and aerospace engineering, to education and construction.

Social Security 2100 Act (HR 860) (Larson)

Yes. This bill would expand social security benefits under the current program, which is necessary to meet the needs of seniors challenged by relentless increases in the costs of housing, food, and other basic needs.

Social Security Expansion Act (HR 1170) (DeFazio)

Yes. It is crucial to ensure the long-term solvency of the social security system. In addition to the generation poised to reach retirement age and enjoy benefits, young people challenged by macroeconomic weakness might also rely on the program as they age.

In light of the data around PPP funding only being given to 12% for Black and Latinx owned businesses, would you support the creation of a mutual aid fund to directly support those businesses?

Yes.