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How do you plan on stopping outsourcing of jobs?

Manufacturing jobs in the US are becoming extinct. Outsourcing jobs for financial gain is the prime reason. How do you plan on addressing it?

Submitted by: Jay from IL
April 21, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
Submitted by: Alex from OH
April 22, 2016, 2:46 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What would you do to try to reinvigorate industry.

The industrial base has been completely decimated by the no-liberal trade deals that have allowed mass outsourcing of well paid jobs to countries with lower labor costs.

Submitted by: TheModerator from NY
April 23, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do you support Elizabeth Warren's call to protect pensions?

Elizabeth Warren called for protecting pensions such as the Central States Pension Fund. What will you do to protect retiree's pension funds?

Submitted by: gailtoo from FL
April 23, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What changes, do you think, would help the lower classes of our country.

For lower income tax brackets, such as myself. It seems the only way to make money is to have money in the first place. Saving isn't an option. How can i improve my financial condition?

Submitted by: Levi "the pirate" kleier from UT
April 21, 2016, 11:39 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Hillary says she wants to “crack down” on the Sharing Economy. Agree or disagree?

Hillary Clinton has threatened to “crack down” on independent contractors – the backbone of the sharing economy. As a US Senator, do you oppose or support her approach?

Submitted by: D.Cakert from DC
April 22, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

When will you stop asking for money with immidiate interest?

The United States government needs to print its own money backed on something.

Submitted by: Brandon P. from CO
April 19, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do you support or oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz oppose the TPP. Where do you stand? Do you think the TPP should be voted on in a lame duck session of Congress?

Submitted by: Robert Naiman from IL
April 19, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you consider a public holiday devoted solely to voting?

While also considering making at least turning up to the polling booths compulsory ? As seen in Australia where voters have to essentially cancel their ballot to indicate they are not voting.
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Submitted by: Finn.Cordwell from FL
April 21, 2016, 10:03 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How would you end the monopolistic influence of Comcast and FPL in Florida?

Comcast and FPL have so much influence in Florida that they're creating an environment that stifles competition and causes Floridians to pay more for services, like electricity and broadband.

Submitted by: Flavio from FL
April 21, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs
Submitted by: Ron B, from FL
April 22, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Exactly how much do you have to make a year to be considered middle class?

This effects tax policy and whom it would benefit

Submitted by: deone from CA
April 19, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What reasons do you have to support or reject the TPP?

What, if anything, would cause you to change your vote? For example, if against TPP but there is the threat of gov't shutdown?

Submitted by: Todd L. from MI
April 24, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you Consider a maximum wage ratio to ensure good wages?

Doing this would end the bad economics of income inequality once and for all and create the strongest middle class with fair wages but without using taxes.
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Submitted by: Dannyk from MI
April 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Are you in favor of having the Treasury fund the payroll tax?

According to Modern Monetary Theory the purpose of all federal taxes is to control how the economy works. The payroll tax penalizes employees & employers and drives jobs out of the country.

Submitted by: Brooke from CA
April 20, 2016, 7:13 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How will you adapt your economic model to technological advances?

People talk about bringing overseas jobs back & reducing unemployment, but soon millions of jobs will be lost to automation. What type of economy will your policies look to pursue for the long term?

Submitted by: Steve Geller from CA
April 22, 2016, 12:16 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Would you support a return to following Keynesian economics?

Trickle down hasn't worked. Free trade agreements have been a disaster for working class families. Keynesian economics worked great in the U.S. for decades. Would you push those type of policies?

Submitted by: Andrew Gilbert from PA
April 19, 2016, 8:03 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What do you plan to do about fractional reserve lending?

In a system where small banks effectively create money from thin air through fractional reserve lending, how are you compared to address and combat this grossly unfair system?

Submitted by: Poie from MA
April 21, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

What of the National Employment Recovery Act and the Bring Jobs Home Act?

Our good jobs being outsourced overseas is at the root of most of our economic problems. NERA and BJHA will correct this. See link for details.
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Submitted by: rncox from WV
April 22, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

Do you support expanding Employee Ownership of businesses?

Will you support Rudolph Meidner's plan to transition businesses to employee ownership by requiring businesses to issue 20% of their profits each year as stock to their employees?

Submitted by: SuperProgressive from MO
April 22, 2016, 10:17 p.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

How would you reform immigration policy to deal with persons entering legally?

Over 40% of the illegal aliens in the US entered the country with valid non-immigrant visas, then became illegal by overstaying or by accepting unauthorized employment. Border walls will not do.

Submitted by: Bill from WA
April 20, 2016, 10 a.m.
Issue area: Economy & Jobs

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