The gap between the wealthy and the rest of us continues to grow wider. The US is engaged in wars and other military actions around the world. The climate crisis continues to worsen. The too-big-to-fail banks grow larger.
With these and many more problems, we can find solutions, but it takes acting together for the common good. This is something we can do but we must confront corporate power to make it happen. Remember that the issue is not the individual issues but the whole system. Solutions come from that realization.
Healthcare is a human right
The Affordable Care Act has improved access to health insurance. But we don't need health insurance. We need universal, affordable access to health care. I suppose the current Congressional proposals for an improved single payer program to replace the current health "system". Such a system has been proposed in prior Congresses as HR 676. .
I support this statement by Physicians For A National Health Program:
"We propose to replace the ACA with a publicly financed National Health Program that would fully cover medical care for all Americans, while lowering costs by eliminating the profit driven private insurance industry with its massive overhead".
I support this statement by Physicians For A National Health Program: "We propose to replace the ACA with a publicly financed National Health Program that would fully cover medical care for all Americans, while lowering costs by eliminating the profit driven private insurance industry with its massive overhead."
Responses to Oregon League of Women Voter's questionnaire
What do you think an improved tax system should look like?
An improved tax system would have an increase in the highest tax bracket to over 60%; it would include a/an:
*effective estate tax;
*increased tax on capital gains to be equal to that for taxes on wages;
*excess profits tax on war profits to discourage individuals and corporations from seeking material gain from war making;
*financial transactions tax to discourage short term speculative investing and to raise revenues;
*automatic calculation of tax returns for majority of taxpayer.