- Fight big tech free speech censorship.
- Make it clear that Mandates for medical procedures (vaccines) are not allowed anywhere in the US. Coercion is not consent.
- Support Educational overhaul, including encouraging vocational training, giving parents more flexibility to choose their school (including homeschooling and distance learning), and preventing schools on all levels of education from indoctrinating children with their political ideology.
- Introduce legislation to prevent government employees from later taking jobs with companies that they regulate, such as an FDA employee that approves a drug and then works for a pharmaceutical company.
-Regulate bank overdraft fees and other unfair business practices
- Make several improvements to our healthcare system.
- Make it illegal for businesses and other organizations to discriminate based on political ideology.
- Tax credits for organ donors to reduce waiting lists for organs
- Minimum staffing requirements in hospitals and nursing homes to prevent negligent deaths, injuries, and suffering.
- Tax credits for organic farmers to make healthier food more affordable.
- Fight for term limits in office. If I'm elected, I pledge to serve no more than two terms, and invite other candidates to make a similar pledge.
The issues below were mentioned during my campaigns for NY State Assembly and NYC Council. They are archived here for informational purposes. I will still fight for the local issues in NYC after I'm elected into the U.S. Senate. Click on each issue for full details about each one.
While there is some truth in the fact that prior bail laws discriminated against
poor New Yorkers, the new bail law needs to be modified to re-institute bail for serial offenders and for offenders who commit more serious crimes. Taking the power away from Judges to make a judgment call on the risk of being a flight risk or committing another crime is also not a wise move. No bail and Mets tickets is a horrible idea and makes criminals feel like they’re getting away with it and are likely to commit another crime.
I also believe that those who are put in jail awaiting trial that are not accused of a violent or other serious crime, should be jailed in a local facility in their borough as opposed to Rikers Island. This would allow friends and relatives easier access to visit and help. I don’t believe in closing Rikers Island entirely as it provides more security to prevent dangerous criminals from escaping. This is a suggestion at the city level and state as a State Assemblyman I would not be able to implement this. It’s only a suggestion. Bail reform is a State issue however that if not resolved by the time I’m in office, I will make sure that there is a fair and smarter bail reform than what is currently in place.
Spending is way out of control and needs to be reined in. Income taxes and
property taxes need to be cut substantially, or residents will continue to leave the City and State.
I believe that when I am in office, I will be able to find numerous unnecessary spending that can be dramatically reduced. There are also numerous ways to generate revenue without having to just resort to raising taxes and fines every time our government overspends.
Why is it that our FDA approves so many substances in our food that is outlawed in other countries? Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be able to do anything about that on a state level. But what I can do is try and pass a tax credit for organic farmers to make organic products more affordable.
Sometimes it’s hard to afford healthier foods. There’s a program where SNAP/EBT is now accepted at all GrowNYC Greenmarket, Farmstand and Fresh Food Box locations. Receive a $2 Health Bucks for every $5 spent using your SNAP/EBT card at all Greenmarket and Youthmarket locations. However, there are no locations in the district or in South Brooklyn at all. Just in North Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the South Bronx. I think Coney Island is a good location for a farmer’s market that can participate in this program. There are farmers markets in the district that accept EBT but none that give the extra 40% buying power that the program has to offer. For more information about this program and locations near you visit https://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/ebt/nutritionprograms
I believe that a tax credit for organ donors will reduce the waiting list for organs required for life saving operations. Aside from that there are many issues with our current healthcare system. I don’t think it’s fair that if you’re in the little to no income then everything is free with Medicaid but if you’re slightly above that income level and barely paying the bills, you get nothing or next to nothing with partial Medicaid. I don’t think it’s fair that people who pay nothing go to the ER when they have a fever driving up the costs for everyone else. On a state level it’s unlikely that I’ll be able to put a plan in place but I’m going to see if there can be a new plan done on the state level.
There might be a way that everyone can have some form of insurance in the form of a plan with a high coinsurance. Just like with Medicaid people can choose a private health insurance company’s plan so private health insurance companies don’t go out of business with a universal government healthcare. With a high coinsurance that will also give the opportunity for private companies to offer supplemental coverage that covers the coinsurance of the base plan. A plan like this will reduce the cost of corporations paying for health insurance and they can provide just the supplemental plan for their employees which pays for what the base plan doesn’t cover. As a result, any taxes raised on the corporate level to pay for the plan would be all or partially offset by the reduction in premiums corporations pay for their employees. This is nothing like the universal healthcare ideas mentioned by other politicians. As I mentioned it is probably not possible to be implemented on the state level without raising taxes at a much higher amount than if it was implemented at the federal level. But I look forward to looking into the numbers to figure out a plan that would work without sacrificing quality of care or an enormous tax increase.
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