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Democracy cafe: Income Inequality: Party and Candidate Positions

A non-partisan information session on Income Inequality comparing Political parties and candidates positions int he 2016 Presidential election

Democratic Party Platform

Democratic platform            https://www.demconvention.com/platform/

  • Raise incomes and restore economic security for the middle class
  • Create good-paying jobs
  • Fight for economic fairness and against inequality
  • Help workers share in corporate profits
  • Support working families
  • Wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes
  • Protect workers’ fundamental rights
  • Promote fair trade that benefits American workers
  • Rein in Wall Street and fix our financial system

Hillary Clinton Positions

Hillary Clinton       https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/

  • Close corporate and Wall Street tax loopholes
  • Simplify and cut taxes for small businesses ; cut middle-class taxes
  • Make debt free college available to all Americans
  • More companies share profits with employees—and fewer ship profits and jobs        overseas
  • A 100-days jobs plan: invest in infrastructure, economy, etc.
  • Restore collective bargaining rights for unions and defend against partisan attacks on  workers’ rights

Other Political Parties and Positions

Bernie Sanders: on income/wealth inequality

https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/

Other third parties:

Mimi Solystik  -- Socialist Party      http://www.rev16.us/spusa-platform/

Jill Stein - Green Party     http://www.jill2016.com/plan

Gary Johnson - Libertarian Party    https://www.lp.org/issues

Conservative Alternatives to the Republican Party: Top Conservative Third-Parties

http://usconservatives.about.com/od/campaignselections/tp/AlternativesToTheGOP.htm

Republican Party Platform

Republican Platform         https://www.gop.com/platform/

  • Fair and Simple Taxes for Growth   
  • Deregulate financial markets
  • Abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Look to private investment to create jobs
  • Better negotiated trade agreements that put America first
  • Reduce the Federal Debt
  • Support Right to Work laws to reduce union power
  • Curb federal employee unionization
  • End government intervention in the mortgage industry

Donald Trump Positions

Donald Trump      https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/

  • Create a dynamic booming economy that will create 25 million new jobs over the next decade
  • 7 Point Plan To rebuild the American economy by fighting for free trade
  • Renegotiate trade agreements; withdraw from TPP               
  • Lower the corporate tax rate from 35 to 15%, eliminate corporate alternative min. tax
  • All tax rates will be only 12%, 25% or 33%
  • Repeal the estate tax (aka “the death tax”)
  • Eliminate the carried interest loophole for Wall Street