End the governments subsidy of US/multinational corporations offshoring American jobs, imposing a tariff on goods to make reimportation of goods made by 3rd world, slave-wage labor prohibitively expensive, compared to using domestic labor. The net efffect will dramatically slash unemployment, leading companies to raise wages in competition for the most talented employees & result in increased revenues collected by the govt from income taxes; which in turn ends deficit spending.
Expand the right of workers to join unions and collectively bargain. Make it a felony for any company executive and hired person to in any way prevent or restrict the right of the workers to organize. That would make it a felony to terminate a person for such legal organizing activities. Second offence must lead to a mandatory jail sentence.
Late fees and overdrafts should be a percentage of the total balance, with the maximum being $25 or $35. No one should have to pay $45 for being overdrafted $6. Or $35 late fees on a $10 balance. Also, payments should be able to be made up to midnight of the due date, not 5 days before or before 1 pm three days prior.
Take away all Wall Street investment firms and bank's licences to operate in the USA and commence with a re assessment of granting permits subject to new legislation ensuring separation of investment & retail activities, denying corporate protection against a range of unethical and illegal activities relating to political interference and contributions, tax allowances etc.
Not new, but just saying = Infrastructure bank, Restore old New Deal policies and programs, such as CCC, WPA, NRPB. In fact adopt ALL of goals set forth in FDR's 1944 State of the Union (Economic Bill of Rights) address and add new goals re female empowerment, environmental preservation and re-enhancement (unaddressed by original address as non-issues at the time.)
Get the NLRB back labor friendly and start supporting collective bargaining again /unions. For too long the NLRB has been management friendly stunting economic improvement for middle class jobs. Also, get shed of these one-sided trade agreements that encourage moving good paying American jobs overseas.
I read an article that the employees of WalMart use 60 Billion in social services per year just to survive. And WalMart isn't alone in this repulsive act against society and taxpayers. I think its time to pass laws that when there is such an abundance of a company's employees using social services that the company have to refund the states and federal government for the services rendered. With a hefty fine attached to each million just to make a point.
Foster competition by reducing the length of copyright and patent monopolies. The original purpose of copyright and patent laws was to prevent the government from granting long-running monopolies to numerous private businesses. This purpose has been subverted, resulting in both higher prices and less competition and innovation. To fix this, reduce the time period of these awards (and items that are subject to them) to what they were during the time period that our country's founders were alive.
Eliminate foreign ownership of our farmlands. China now grows food in the United States and ships it back to China. WE should be using our farm products FIRST for us, then for others. Take back OUR FARMLAND. Reclaim that from foreigners and that our own builders, particularly in the midwest, have built over.
Mandate any "job creator" benefit requires actual job creation. To enjoy these benefits, number of employees needs to have increased at least 1% year over year, the last two years running. This would be accomplished by proof of legal employees through reporting of social security numbers/work-visa numbers/green card numbers. This would cut down on corporate tax loop hole abuse, actually cause job creation, and increase public coffers by increasing amount paid in taxes w/new jobs.