You Have a Lot at Stake in November
You have a lot at stake in the election this November. If the Democrats win, we can begin to restore a level playing field for you and for everyone. We can restore an economy that benefits all of us instead of an economy that benefits the wealthy few at the expense of the rest of us.
Governments Have a Responsibility to Level the Playing Field
Our Declaration of Independence says that “the pursuit of happiness” is an inalienable right and one of those for which “governments are instituted,” This means that our federal and state governments have a responsibility to prevent the greed of a few powerful individuals from blocking the pursuit of happiness of the vast majority of our people. It means that our government should assure that we pursue happiness on a level playing field, but recently, that field has tilted more and more.
How the Playing Field Has Been Tilted and What We Can Do About It
As taxes have been lowered for the rich, state support for our colleges has gone down, and the colleges have had to make up the lost revenue by increasing the tuition that the students must pay. Students have to borrow money to pay the high tuition, and young people who go to school to learn a trade or profession now graduate with heavy debts. Our state government could act to reduce the cost of post-secondary education, and Democrats support such action. They propose to increase state funding for community colleges, and they propose to allow young people to refinance their loans at lower rates. Republicans oppose those ideas. So, if you want to reduce the burden of your educational debts, vote for Democrats in November.
On a level playing field, health care would be available to everyone at a reasonable cost. Most people would not struggle to pay for their health care, and illness would not be the most frequent cause of bankruptcy in our country. Democrats are proposing a practical plan reduce the cost of health in Wisconsin by making Badgercare available as a public option. Republicans oppose this idea. So, if you think your health care is too expensive, vote for Democrats in November.
A level playing field includes the opportunity for a secure retirement, and most Americans depend partly on Social Security in retirement. Republicans want to cut Social Security. Democrats want to maintain them. So, if you think that hard-working people like you should have a secure retirement, vote for Democrats in November.
Vote For Democrats If You Want a Level Playing Field
Our government should act to level the playing field for everyone, but under the current administration, it has done just the opposite. So, if you want a level the playing field on which we can all pursue our individual goals, vote for Democrats in November.