We need to end poverty before it’s too late. If we wait until people are starving, sick and dieing in the street it will be too late. History has taught us this is when the masses start to really revolt such as the French revolution. I think this isn’t far away. If we wait too long I fear irreparable damage will happen since this is just one issue we face and the others will need a united people to fix.
We need to put PEOPLE before corporations.
People are losing their jobs to automation through machines and software. Eventually there will be very few jobs for people to work. This won’t be a bad thing if we are prepared. In a automated world people can focus on enriching themselves and the world around them. We can focus on advancing the sciences and improving all aspects of life.
We need Healthcare for everyone. I would push for expanding Medicare to every American. I would want medicare to cover complete mind and body health. We need to ensure everyone has a good quality of life, mentally and physically.
We need a ensure the public’s basic needs are provided for such as healthy food, clean water, clean air, shelter and education. I would push for free education for all, up to and including college and career training. We need an educated and informed public for a better society.
I would push for a guaranteed basis income for all. We need to ensure people can get the things they need to live. Yes, we have social safety nets right now but they don’t do enough to help the poor or working class. Right now if you make over a certain amount you loose benefits or just getting a job you loose them. In some cases getting a job puts them in a worse situation then before since benefits are cut and there total income can actually decrease. That’s why we need a guaranteed basic income for everyone so these things don’t happen. They can also be denied or loose benefits for many reasons like criminal charges, drug addiction, or quitting their job for legitimate reasons. These reasons can lead to the poor not trying to better their situations.
We some times don’t even see the point in trying anymore since it can be so depressing and stressful.
James A Bass
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