CREATE JOBS WITH LIVING WAGES
The problem is not just jobs, but jobs with living wages. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour does not allow working families, even with two full-time wage earners, adequately to support themselves and one or more children.
CURB NATIONAL DEBT
When President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, U.S. national debt was $19.9 trillion; and at the end of his term, it was $27.8 trillion or 40% higher. Most of the increase was due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Trump Tax Cuts), which added $8.3 trillion. Meanwhile, Trump’s idea of paying off debt through massive tariff increases did
not work and gravely damaged American agriculture.
CONSIDER INTERGENERATIONAL EQUITY
Jan has long fought to ensure that environmental policies and practices today do not adversely affect future generations. Climate change is probably the outstanding example. Curbing emissions and other measures are clearly essential to keeping our planet livable.