PLATFORM BY TOPIC

Iraq and foreign policy:

I will bring the troops home from Iraq immediately. Moreover, I will change this country’s self-image from that of THE SUPER POWER/WORLD LEADER to that of a member of the global community. The end of hunger, poverty, and discrimination in this nation will be my main focus domestically. This will also shape my foreign policy. I will destroy 10 percent of our nuclear weapons each year to reverse the nuclear arms race. We will stop giving/selling arms to other countries. All private arms sales should be illegal. I’ll cut the military budget by at least half.

Immigration:

All businesses selling their products in the U.S. will have to certify that their products were manufactured in accordance with this country’s labor, wage, environmental, and safety laws… that they meet or exceed these….no matter where they were produced. This will take away the urge of people to come to this country to get a livable wage…as well as to cut the corporate urge for out-sourcing. I believe we need immigrates. I will treat all immigrates fairly, without racist filters. I believe we as citizens of the world should have the right of free movement. But I do believe that businesses which hire non-citizens of this country have to pay these non-citizens the same wages as they pay to citizens.

Energy and climate change:

Public mass transit will be free, 24/7, and reliable. I will call for a major rebuilding of America. We will repair our school buildings and will build needed new schools. I will encourage a society of small villages connected by mass transit. Within these small villages, people could walk or bike to work, to school, to shopping, to entertainment, etc. Mass transit will combine these small villages within 15 miles radius into dynamic communities. Living in these villages will end gridlock traffic, will cut greenhouse gasses, will cut stress and isolation. Housing for all incomes will be included equally in each village.

We will encourage electric cars, fast trains, clean sustainable decentralized energy generators. I would shut down all nuclear generators.

The primary function of the government should be the protection of the health, the civil and human rights, the freedoms, and the general welfare of the people…instead of the protection and the promotion of corporate profits and interests. The government should exist to serve the people, and not to make a profit on the services to the people. My administration will be governed by these basic principles.

Nuclear Proliferation:

I will change this country’s self-image from that of THE SUPER POWER/WORLD LEADER to that of a member of the global community. The end of hunger, poverty, and discrimination in this nation will be my main focus domestically. This will also shape my foreign policy. I will destroy 10 percent of our nuclear weapons each year to reverse the nuclear arms race. We will stop giving/selling arms to other countries. All private arms sales should be illegal. I’ll cut the military budget by at least half. I will work to shut down all the world’s nuclear generators.

Healthcare:

We will have universal prenatal-to-the-grave health care and universal free education with equal access. The health care will be the same as the President has.

All patents and copyrights will expire in 20 years. Inventions, products, etc. which are developed with governmental money and/or public institutions can not be patented. One result of this policy is medicine, etc. will be cheaper and available to everybody.

Now my policies are pro-business. The universal education system will provide business with a superior, flexible work force. The minimum income and the universal health care will remove the business’s burden of providing health insurance and pensions to workers. In reality, this relief will be much more than any tax cut could give.

The primary function of the government should be the protection of the health, the civil and human rights, the freedoms, and the general welfare of the people…instead of the protection and the promotion of corporate profits and interests. The government should exist to serve the people, and not to make a profit on the services to the people. My administration will be governed by these basic principles.

Prisons should be only for violent or otherwise dangerous criminals. Prisons should be a part of the health and educational system and should include drug rehab programs. This should also be true for the new creative in-community programs for non-violent criminals for paying-back, rehab, and education sentencing. These programs will be more effective and much less expensive and harmful to the community on every level than the current human warehouse system. Flexibility of sentencing should be returned to judges. I will ban the death penalty.

Education:

We will have universal free education with equal access.

Education should be federally funded, based on the number of students, adjusted to special needs of each student, in each school district. But schools should be locally controlled. The equal access of education for every student will be insured by the federal government.

I will call for a major rebuilding of America. We will repair our school buildings and will build needed new schools.

Now my policies are pro-business. The universal education system will provide business with a superior, flexible work force. The minimum income and the universal health care will remove the business’s burden of providing health insurance and pensions to workers. In reality, this relief will be much more than any tax cut could give.

Social Security:

Simply put...I’ll do away with welfare and social security. Instead, every American will receive a minimum income of $1,000 a month. This amount will be tied to the cost of living and will not be taxable.

Taxes and debt:

I’ll do away with welfare and social security. Instead, every American will receive a minimum income of $1,000 a month. This amount will be tied to the cost of living and will not be taxable.

I’ll do away with all tax deductions for over $12,000 income. Instead, there will be a flat tax of 10% on annual income of less than one million dollars for an individual and less than five million dollars for a corporation. But the flat tax will jump to 75% on annual income exceeding these limits.

An individual taxpayer will be able to direct her taxes to what functions she wants to support. But corporate taxpayers should not have this option.

The minimum income and the minimum/livable wage, linked to the cost of living, will rise every time the congress members vote themselves a pay raise…will rise by the same percentage of their raise.

Now my policies are pro-business. The universal education system will provide business with a superior, flexible work force. The minimum income and the universal health care will remove the business’s burden of providing health insurance and pensions to workers. In reality, this relief will be much more than any tax cut could give. Moreover the minimum income will make the starting and maintaining a small business much easier. This is also true for small family farms. The minimum income will encourage independent invention and artistic pursuit, on which true progress depends.

The use of drugs should be legalized and taxed. Pot and spirits should be sold over the counter to adults only. Tobacco and other addictive drugs should be sold by prescription only. Free drug rehab programs should be readily available.

The selling/buying of debt should be illegal. Moreover, there should be a maximum interest rate of 10 percent on the original principle over the life time of a loan.

I will forgive the loans to the so-called third-world countries over the original principle.

We will use half of the money we will save by cutting the military budget to pay down the national debt. I will reduce the pollution caused by obscene corporate profits.

I will also reduce the federal government while raising services to the people by getting rid of welfare, social security, the so-called war on drugs, etc., and by the cuts in the military, the I.R.S., prisons, etc.

Campaign reform:

I will push for complete public funding for all political campaigns and the banning of political contributions and the use of personal wealth in political campaigns.

Each city and each “media market” will have at least two public access channels on radio, broadcast television, cable, AND satellite! These channels will be free and open forums for discussion of the issues. Moreover, starting 2 months before an election, every radio and television station will give each candidate 5 hours of free prime time.

Election day will be a paid holiday.

The President should have a line veto. But the Congress can over-turn this line veto by a simple majority. Also bills should be limited to 5 pages in length and/or limited to one subject. One of the effects of these measures will be to make it difficult for the big corporate interests to hide their influences.

For more on his platform visit Candidate Frank Moore’s Blog