The #toshi2024 platform. (An updated #toshi2020 platform now that it's clear I won't be on the ballot. :-D)


Justice and equality
National security

- Flat tax
- New Civilian Conservation Corps-type entity
- Abolish welfare, establish UBI per @AndrewYang
- Free trade iff other parties have similar worker and environmental protections

- No vouchers, regulate charters, revisit Common Core
- Research cultural effects on kids' education
- Regulate Federal student loans, ensure a reasonable ROI
- Allow refinancing all student loans to T-bill rates
- Expand Head Start
- Eliminate affirmative action

- Pigovian taxes for environmental external costs, including of carbon. Attn @physicspod
- Eliminate solar subsidies, but also eliminate fossil fuel subsidies
- Invest in publicly owned energy storage and distribution infrastructure, leased back to private sector

- Allow people to truly exit system including waiver of EMTALA
- Public option with sliding scale subsidies
- Rework Social Security Disability, as abuse apparently endemic
- Stop subsidizing parking and road construction, and emphasize public transit
Justice and equality:

- Mandatory review of all stop, arrest, sentencing data with non-Barr-corrupt DOJ oversight if/when disparities found
- Decriminalize possession of all drugs, with pardons/commutations of all non-violent detainees
National Security:

- Withdraw troops from foreign lands
- Re-evaluate all weapons programs for utility and cost:benefit ratio (ignoring pork barrel concerns)
- Stop the drone wars, _increased_ under Trump
- Mandate E-Verify, and have harsh fines for employers and employees alike
Source for the screenshots is a thread of my own posts for my never-off-the-ground #toshi2020 platform on another forum:…


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