It's just gotten off the ground but a few:
overturn citizens united supreme court ruling that let corporations give more money to politicians
reinstate glass-steagall act
pass a tobin tax
create universal health care centers
raise taxes on the rich
debt forgiveness for students (not sure i'm down with that one)
why don't you help them robbery
If this is in fact, I'm glad to see some initiative. I wish this was done BEFORE it started.
Overturn citizens united supreme court ruling. Obviously corporations should not be able to "influence" political power, but it was passed in the Republican controlled congress in 2010. Good luck with this.
The banks will find another way around their "shoddy investments." Glass-steagall act will not work for long. The SYSTEM needs to be overseen by non-partisan interests.
I don't know enough about the Tobin tax to really comment.
Obamacare is not actually enacted until 2014/5. This will be a grey area, because it will force the poor to spend $x a month on healthcare even though they can't even afford that. If they don't purchase it, they will be find (something like 25% of the monthly total). Healthcare SHOULD be free. Other countries have it, why can't we divert some of the "let's keep the White House grounds immaculately maintained funds, or take some government cars away from people who just use them to commute to and from work. Where will this money come from?
For the care, and for the centers?
Congress will not pass this. (I spoke about this in the deleted thread) There is recent talk about "broadening the tax base." Which means, poor folks (making less than $20k) don't pay income tax, but soon they will have to. The soundbite is "everyone has to pay their share." This WILL pass with Republican interests of not wanting to pay more than 5% on their $200k+ income.
Debt forgiveness? Seriously? You took a loan, signed a contract, you have to pay it back. Until the government decides to offer higher education for free, people with existing loans are f'd. I'm not making $100k, but I still can't complain about the money I still owe.