Where Michael Stands -- A Voice for working people

  • Raise minimum wage to $15
    • We need to have a wage that people can live on. People working 40 hours a week shouldn't live in poverty.
  • Tax reform:
    • Raise taxes on corporations, the wealthy, and extractive industries
    • End corporate welfare and handouts to the super-rich
    • The PA Constitution prohibits the rich from paying their fair share. Michael will fight for such an amendment to establish a progressive tax system in Pennsylvania enabling corporations and the super rich to pay their fair share.
    • Shift school funding from property tax based system to general fund to enhance the chronically underfunded PA school system.
  • Health care
    • Michael supports an expanded and improved Medicare For All single-payer healthcare delivery system
    • We need to end the for profit and wasteful insurance / pharmaceutical industry control of our healthcare system. A single payer healthcare delivery system will save PA taxpayers money and provide more coverage to PA citizens.
  • Jobs
    • Michael supports a Green jobs bill investing in PA workers and infrastructure
    • End corporate welfare and state subsidization of private business
    • End corporate abuse of Eminent Domain
  • Education
    • Free college tuition and forgiveness for today's young people saddled with crippling student loan debt.
    • Pennsylvania ranks among the lowest for public support of higher education -- this needs to stop.
  • Energy
    • End fracking
    • Vigorous investment in renewables
    • Home "power plants" to create a distributive power grid

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