Ray Peña for
Democrat for Florida 15th District
I believe that all under graduate studies should be free for all students. Even though legislation in this direction will be difficult to pass by the U.S. Congress, there are things that can be done to lessen the financial burden that most graduates face. I will fight for the following:
My top priority is to fight for the following:
As your Congressman I will support:
The Affordable Care Act has allowed thirty million citizens to purchase health care insurance for themselves and their families. Today, almost anyone can purchase health care insurance, but the copayments, deductibles, and out of pocket costs combined, make it extremely difficult for the average citizen to afford a plan. By the time this election comes around some sort of new health care legislation will have been passed and put into law. It will be my job to make sure that all citizens have the ability to purchase health care insurance for themselves and their families. If I am elected to Congress I will fight for a true affordable health care plan that will work for all citizens.
In 2008, several major financial institutions collapsed due to subprime mortgage fraud that contributed to the recession of 2007. There were banks, some were brokerage houses and some were a combination of the two. Certain Wall Street executives and bankers devised and put into place a scheme for pushing substandard mortgages into the market place as legitimate high quality securities. A fraud that triggered a decline in home values, an increase in mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures, and the loss of jobs. Many families were uprooted from their communities. Not one executive or banker was ever prosecuted for this scheme.
I will propose an amendment to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to include Wall Street executives, bankers, and Member of Congress.