What This Means To You
We live in a political environment that is very unstable. Both parties are in a political divide on the real issues facing the voters about jobs, wages, pensions, health care, Social Security, Medicare, homeless veterans, alternative energy, college costs, immigration, and climate change. It is a chronic frustration for the average voter about the issues that matter the most. "You".
These are an overall summary of issues that in one way or another have been either executed by a presidential order or legislation passed or has not passed.
Passed: They are... Students who attend colleges and utilizing options to keep the cost of tuition lower at by attending junior colleges, 2. Immigration by expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to people of any current age who entered the United States before the age of 16 and lived in the United States continuously since January 1, 2010, and extending the period of DACA and work authorization from two years to three years. 3. Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, fair pay and safe workplaces, 5. Climate change by the signing the resilient international development, 6. Improving the security of Consumer Financial Health Insurance Reform (ACA),The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, Wall Street Reform, Extension of Unemployment Benefits until the last couple of years, Cash for Clunkers (old cars), Credit Card Holders Bill of Rights, Hate Crimes Prevention, The Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, The Hire Act, The U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act, Children's Health Insurance legislation, Stem Cell Research, Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services. These laws were passed in the last 8 years
These laws were not passed.
The Affordable Care Act has been repealed 50 times and these other issues were blocked by the congress...1. No permanent military bases in Afghanistan. Report identifying hybrid or electric propulsion systems and other fuel-saving technologies for incorporation into tactical motor vehicles. 2. Protection of child custody arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation. 3. Improvements to Department of Defense domestic violence programs. Department of Defense recognition of spouses of members of the Armed Forces. Department of Defense recognition of children of members of the Armed Forces. 4. Enhancements to the Troops-to-Teachers Program. 5. Fiscal year 2011 increase in military basic pay. Improving aural protection for members of the Armed Forces. 6. Comprehensive policy on neuro-cognitive assessment by the military health care system. 7. Authority to make excess nonlethal supplies available for domestic emergency assistance. There's more...8. Anti-Rape Amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill, 9. Benefits for Homeless Veterans, Health Care for the 9/11 First Responders who got sick from being at Ground Zero(Did Pass Zadroga Act's Dec.15, 2015), 10. The Jobs Bill, 11. Oil Spill Liability, 12. Unemployment extension bill HR-4213.
These are again just an overall summary of bills either passed, blocked or never put up for a vote.
Your vote will make a huge difference for the future of this country. It is in your hands now...it is up to you to get out there and vote.
There is an alternative. I am introducing that has never been done before in congress but you can now vote on each piece of legislation that crosses my desk by going to this ...Voting Page... and cast your vote. Just follow the instructions. If I get 51% which is the true majority that is how I will vote. No one party has the majority so it will be combined effort by all. You will no longer be on the outside of government but rather now you will be on the inside. This is an experiment but it is very important to put democracy back into your hands.
If you have any questions or Comments. Let me know.