Main Street Platform

This is the simplified version of our platform. See detailed version of the Main Street Platform. 

Critical Issues 

- Support fair trade agreements (not free trade agreements)

 

- Get out of the WTO, CAFTA and NAFTA

 

- Eliminate the U.S. trade deficit

 

- Stop outsourcing American jobs and technology

 

- End tax breaks that reward companies for shipping jobs overseas

 

- Put in place a national manufacturing strategy

 

- Encourage the purchase of AMERICAN MADE goods

 

- Rebuild and redesign our crumbling national infrastructure

 

- Keep vital American infrastructure in the hands of American companies

 

- Invest in research and development

 

- Secure our ports and borders

 

- Pass real financial reform (bring back glass-steagall act without the provisions that strengthened the federal reserve)

- End "too big to fail"

 

- No more wall street bailouts

 

- Immediately audit the federal reserve and transition to end the federal reserve

 

- Eliminate our national debt

 

- Balance federal, state and local budgets and end wasteful pork spending

 

- End corporate special interest / lobbyist influence over elections and the legislative process.

 

- Create a fiscally sustainable health care system that dramatically cuts health care costs providing for greater access for legal citizens.

 

- Legalize the use of industrial hemp to boost the agriculture and industrial sectors

 

- Fight employer hiring policies that discriminate against the long term unemployed

 

- Get the unemployed back to work (including the long term unemployed - 99ers)

 

- Protect the family farmer, end subsidies to corporate farms, eliminate factory farms

 

-Protect small business owners

 

-Increase veteran benefits (health, job Training, education)


- Make higher education more affordable

  

- Use our great military only when it is in our national interest

  
- Secure the homeland and stop actual terrorist threats

 

- Give local law enforcement and fire companies the funds they need for security and emergency prevention & response

- Seek U.S. energy INDEPENDENCE through clean, renewable domestic sources (solar, wind, hydro, geo-thermal, etc.)

   

- Freeze all fracking until further testing is completed, safer extraction methods are created and all chemicals in the fracking process are disclosed and tested. 

 

- Require all oil / gas companies to contribute to a special emergency / spill / cleanup fund before any drilling is approved

 

- Require comprehensive environmental impact accessments before any drilling for oil or natural gas is approved

- Require that any oil or natural gas extracted in the United States be used (consumed) domestically in the United States

 

- Promote organic agriculture and a safe food supply

 - Ban all GMO's, steroids, antibiotics from agricultural products (livestock, crops)

 - Until a GMO ban, require that foods containing GMO's, steroids, preservatives, and antibiotics be labeled on the package. 

-Require all food/crops/fruit grown with pesticides, herbicides, weed killer, etc. be labeled.

-Require nation of origin be labeled on all food products.

 

- STOP the neo-conservative hijacking of U.S. foreign policy.

 

- Support involved foreign policy but oppose isolationist and interventionist foreign policy

 

- More common sense neutral stance on israeli/palestinian conflict

 

- Seek a stable and sustainable U.S. population

 

- Enforce illegal immigration laws by punishing EMPLOYERS who hire illegal workers.

 

- Common sense H1B and L1 foreign work visa limits to protect jobs in technology and other sectors for Americans

 

- Limit incentives that encourage unsustainable population growth from the influx of illegal foreign nationals


- Protect the environment (clean water, air, land) and preserve and expand national parks and wildlife preserves

 

- Support the separation between church and state

 

- Preserve social security

  

- Fund education, reform education (all students in all neighborhoods deserve a quality education)

  

-Return physical education and history classes to our schools

 

- Make personal finance a required class before leaving high school

 

- Keep America safe, but don't infringe on individual rights

 

- STOP the dangerous provisions of the patriot act

 

- End indefinite detention 

- End targeted assassinations of U.S. citizens domestically and overseas

 

- Keep government out of our bedrooms, libraries and phone/web conversations

- Oppose domestic drone use by local & state police, along with all federal agencies

 

- Reform our intelligence agencies, end bulk surveillance, bring accountability and more transparency to the agencies.

 

- Fully support the right to bear arms

 

- Harsher penalties for gun and weapons crimes

 

- Work to remedy inequalities so we can begin phasing out affirmative action programs- instead we will use true empowerment programs for all citizens.

 

- Create a sensible tax policy with a simplified tax code

 

- Cut taxes through cutting spending - but, no tax cuts during wartime (we all must sacrifice) and No tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthy

 

- Oppose any attempts to amend U.S. constitution to ban gay marriage

 

- Support an individuals right to same sex marriage

 

- Support gay rights in anti-discrimination laws such as equal housing laws

  

- Oppose anti-choice legislation (doesn't mean we are pro-abortion), this includes both abortion and end of life issues i.e, assisted suicide

  

- Protect homeowners from corporate land stealing (Eminent Domain)

 

- Support individuals right to the use medical marijuana

 

- Harsher punishment for animal cruelty

- Creation of animal abuser registry 

 

- Ban animal research such as for the development of foods, cosmetics and other products

-Fund alternative research (cruelty-free/non-animal research)

- Ban Horse slaughter in the United States and ban the transfer of horses across state lines or internationally for the purpose of meat consumption

-Shut down puppy mills

-Ban piercings and tattooing of pets

  

- Post all proposed congressional legislation on the internet for atleast 10 days prior to a vote to allow public viewing and input.

 

- Support Fair ballot access for independents and third party candidates

  

 

 

2014 Citizens Party

 


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