I’m focused on supporting small businesses, labor unions, and workers — not big corporations.
Shortly after I returned from Iraq, we experienced the worst economic recession in a lifetime. Seniors lost their savings, families lost their homes, and businesses across the nation had to close their doors. Since then, our economy has grown by $4 trillion and the stock market has quadrupled, but only a privileged few have benefited. Middle-class families are still struggling, and it’s clear that our economy doesn’t work for everyone.
Corporations and special interests have too much influence in our politics and government, and as a result, the gap between the rich and the middle class is getting too wide. I support a progressive tax plan that funds key investments in people and makes the wealthy and big businesses pay their fair share.
An economy that works for everyone has to increase take-home pay, reduce family’s costs, and promote growth for all businesses.
We need to:
- Raise the minimum wage
- Make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes
- Expand access to affordable child care
- Make smart investments in infrastructure