Jim believes in growing wages for middle class workers, and ensuring that everyday Americans who work hard and play by the rules get a fair shake in an increasingly globalized world.
As a man with decades of experience in the private sector, Jim also recognizes the importance of making America a premier place to do business. He supports cutting key taxes on small businesses to make it easier for them to create jobs and invest in their enterprise, while expanding our investment in a broken American infrastructure. Read more…
Getting Money Out Of Politics
Jim abides by two primary principles about money in politics:
1.) Corporations are not people.
2.) Money is not free speech.
The idea that corporations should have the same rights as people to contribute financially to campaigns is fundamentally opposed to the principles upon which this country was founded. Jim would work in his capacity as Representative to speak out against the disastrous Citizens United case that granted corporations these rights, while also supporting legislative solutions to limit the impact of money in politics.
Protecting Our Seniors
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One of our most solemn obligations as Americans is to follow through on our commitment to protect and care for our seniors. The Social Security Act, passed during the New Deal in 1935, prevented millions of seniors from entering poverty. Jim would work to prevent disastrous efforts on the part of the deep-pocketed Washington establishment to dismantle this key program. Read more…
Standing Up For Our Veterans
Jim believes that serving in your country’s defense is one of the most important and patriotic obligations a man or woman can fulfill. It is the job of legislators to ensure that decisions regarding conflict are made with an equally sober and careful process. When our veterans do return bearing the scars of their sacrifice to this country, we owe it to them to ensure they receive the highest level of medical and mental care. We also owe it to our veterans to ensure that they are able to secure employment when transitioning back into civilian life. For this reason, Jim has proposed a first of its kind program called the Veteran’s Promise initiative. This initiative will end veteran unemployment once and for all. Read more…