We are running a campaign for Congress based on New Priorities. Of those, the number one priority is to provide living wage jobs for all of Michigan’s 6th District. The economy of Michigan and America as a whole is in a terrible state today, but with a new direction of policy at the national level we can create economic opportunity and prosperity for all.
Incumbent Rep. Fred Upton (R – St. Joseph) has laid out his plan to bring jobs back to Michigan. While we applaud Rep. Upton’s concern about unemployment in this area, his approach to fixing the problem is simply a continuation of 30 years worth of trickle-down policy that got us into this mess to begin with.
Our campaign is a fight for New Priorities that will lead to greater job opportunities for working people both now and in the future.
We will focuses on the justice system, education, and the economy as all of these massive entities are relative. More inmates means more tax dollars are being spent. Those millions of Americans have no chance to contribute to the economy. Economies that don’t have a well-educated work force can easily stagnate and are slow to advance technologically, a key factor in economic growth. The Federal governments’ disruptive control of the educational system has teachers not teaching student how to think, or life skills, but what to know to pass standardized tests. We have the resources to have the finest educational system in the world, and the market and society should hold sway in education, ensuring children are learning skills relevant to our ever-changing world.