Senator Elizabeth Warren is running for President and a campaign survey appeared in my twitter feed. So, I took a look. It’s an honest attempt to get input on what people in the country care about as their priorities. Here’s the list of options:
Campaign Finance Reform
Ending Washington Corruption
Climate Change and the Environment
Green New Deal
Gun Violence Prevention
Jobs, Wages, and the Economy
K-12 Education and Teacher Pay
Medicare and Medicaid
Prescription Drug Costs
Puerto Rico Recovery
Student Loans and College Affordability
Taxing the Wealthy
Universal Child Care
Veterans and Military Families
Wall Street Reform
No national debt? Huh.
This is going to be an interesting future.
I predict that an element will emerge in the mid-terms to address spending, but doubt it will emerge as an issue during this year.
Will that element come from the right and look similar to the fiscal plans of the tea-party movement? Or will it look like the occupy protests? The fact that both parts of the spectrum have a history of advocating for fiscal policies is an indicator that the subject should be a part of the Presidential race, but I think most candidates will avoid the subject this go-around.
When it does come up again we might end up with an interesting coalition. Let’s watch, but not too closely. The government shouldn’t have enough power that we have to keep an eye on it too much. It’s supposed to be small so we can live our lives as we see fit.
What else do you think is missing from this list?