noun | bud·get | the amount of money that is available for, required for, or assigned to a particular purpose
↳ A recent study found that the wealthiest 400 families in America paid an average income tax of just 8.2%
↳ Medicaid expansion in North Carolina would bring in at least $1.5 billion in additional federal funding, while covering hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians.
↳ In June, Patrick McHenry voted against a $7 billion extension of free meals for students in public schools. 90% of students in the 10th district would be eligible.
TAX MEGA-CORPORATIONS & BILLIONAIRES
└ Demand that billionaires pay the same if not more taxes than policemen, firefighters, nurses, and teachers.
└ Reform tax codes to ensure corporations pay what they owe and are unable to skirt the system.
└ Close loopholes exploited by the wealthy, including a minimum tax on unrealized capital gains.
└ No Increase in taxes for the poor and middle-class. Strengthening the middle class needs to be a priority.
EXPAND HEALTH CARE COVERAGE
In a country with such advanced healthcare technology, we also have one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. And have the only increasing maternal death rate of any industrialized nation. Healthcare companies bring in hundreds of billions of dollars in profits while average Americans go without medications to pay bills. Mental health concerns continue to be given lip service while no real Investment is made toward solutions. As our voice in Washington, Pam Genant will:
└ Work toward a single payer healthcare system that would not only provide care for all Americans but, according to the CBO, would save this country $650 billion a year.
└ Make Improvements to the VA healthcare system to fulfil our obligations to our veterans.
└ Invest in real mental healthcare Including substance abuse and recovery services.
└ Ensure mental healthcare is truly part of overall healthcare services, by providing for meaningful access to mental healthcare.
└ Lower prescription drug costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices.
└ Expand pandemic preparedness.
STRENGTHEN THE MIDDLE CLASS
└ Advocate for rural communities and make their voices heard in the halls of power.
└ Bring good paying, union jobs back to America.
└ Provide quality, affordable childcare so parents can return to the workforce.
└ Increase the minimum wage to a living wage.
└ Provide college debt relief so graduates are not saddled with insurmountable debt. This decreases college drop-out rates and increases future earning potential and future tax revenue.
HONOR OUR MILITARY VETERANS
└ Support military pay and compensation that keeps pace with the current economy.
└ Invest in career training, education, and entrepreneurship programs for military spouses and separated service members.
└ Rebalance how we spend tax dollars on defense, improving the efficiency and competitiveness of our armed forces.
└ Conduct rigorous annual audits of the Pentagon to end waste and fraud of taxpayers’ money.
└ Invest in a more cost-effective, flexible, and resilient force with modern transportation and logistics capabilities that can operate in more contested environments.