Currently, our Citizens Survey critical issues options are as follows:
Raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour.
Increase Social Security benefits by 10%, reduce eligibility age to 62.
Expand Medicare coverage, eliminate co-pay, cap prices for prescription on drugs.
Refund to every U.S. citizen $18,064 fraudulently taken by the DOD.
Prevent banks from charging more than 8% on credit cards.
Make the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes.
End the subsidies and tax breaks to corporations already drowning in profits.
Forgive college loan debt.
Make higher education free to everyone who qualifies.
Stop predatory bank foreclosures.
Require mortgage debt relief for troubled home loans
Repair schools, roads, bridges, upgrade the nation’s infrastructure.
Reduce the military budget and end all the unnecessary wars.
Initiate a constitutional amendment to end Citizens United.
We have received a number of messages recommending we make some additions to this basic list. The suggestions are good and are under review. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that we never intended our selection to be exhaustive, but rather to key in on those challenges where a broad consensus already existed, but the clear intent and desire of the voting public was being ignored by our elected representatives. In any case, expect to see a few well-considered additions in the near future, allowing voters a more thorough say in how the laws are written after the coming election in 2016.
I just got word from the F-R-E-E.US folks, specifically from Destinie Johnson, who is one of the most enthusiastic people I’ve ever met, that they are racking up some serious numbers. Obviously, none of us have begun the big push yet, as we get our ducks and geese and whatever in a row for a well-coordinated assault on the pile of digital mush, aka modern internet-based media. But Destinie says, without a clue as to how it happened, they’ve pulled in over 26,000 new respondents. 26,573 I believe is what she said. I didn’t ask her how the polling was going. Way too early to worry about that. But that is certainly pretty impressive, considering our 50 million campaign is practically a secret! 26,000+ is a great start, eh?