I believe that all under graduate studies should be tuition free for all students. Even though legislation in this direction will be difficult to pass by this U.S. Congress, there are things that can be done to lessen the financial burden that most graduating students face today. I will fight for the following:
My top priority is to fight for the following:
As your Congressman I support the following:
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 the elections have been decided 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 right to have health care coverage for themselves and their families. When I am elected to Congress I will fight for a universal health care or single payer legislation that will work for all our 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 Wall Street executive or banker were ever criminally prosecuted.
I will propose an amendment to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to include Wall Street executives, bankers, and Member of Congress.
Ray Peña for
Democrat for Florida 15th District