Economy & Jobs
Growing up in a middle-class family, I watched my parents work hard to make ends meet. Back then, if you worked hard and played by the rules, you could get ahead in life. Today, the deck has been stacked against working families who haven’t had a pay raise in a decade while we are paying more for housing, groceries, education, and childcare. We need an economy that works for the people instead of just the powerful interests, and we need members of Congress who will stop rigging the system and instead fight for us.
We must start with a common-sense approach to policies that will grow the middle class and create a sustainable economy for our future because prosperity in America comes from the middle out. We must focus on creating good paying jobs for hard working Americans, incentivize entrepreneurs, support small businesses, and ease the burden on middle class families. Congress must lead from the top by rebuilding our aging infrastructure, incentivizing the growth of small business, and addressing the rising costs of housing, education and childcare. We must demand fiscal responsibility in our government while promoting innovation and growth.
In Congress, I will stand up for workers’ rights and fight to ensure that the minimum wage is a living wage. I will defend equal pay for equal work and promote policies that create a level playing field for small businesses. I will protect Union workers that earn the respect and wages they deserve. America must invest in infrastructure, small businesses, and education and job training opportunities for our workforce as the world becomes an increasingly global economy. Ensuring that entrepreneurs have the resources they need to launch and small businesses have access to the capital they need to grow is essential to the health and future of our economy.
We must create a tax system that is fair. America works best for all of us when we each do our part for our communities and country. That includes paying our fair share in taxes to build our roads, educate our kids, and keep our country safe. But too often, politicians protect the powerful special interests, giving them tax breaks they don’t need. We should close loopholes that let them get away without paying their fair share and focus on rebuilding the middle class.