Todd believes in a tax system in which everyone pays their fair share. Thanks to the Trump-Ryan tax cuts, we now have a system that is massively tilted toward the 1% and kills jobs by discouraging growth and incentivizing tax evasion.
Many agree that the Fair Automatic Simple Tax (“FAST”) is the solution to our revenue problem. By eliminating all deductions, loopholes and special rules and by instituting a progressive tax code, we can end offshore accounting, tax evasion and low revenues. With the FAST Tax it will be possible to afford our Progressive Agenda while keeping America secure from all threats, foreign and domestic.
Women’s and LGBTQ Rights
Are Unalienable Human Rights
Todd Truax stands for the unalienable right of every man and woman to make their own reproductive and sexual choices without fear of discrimination or criminalization and that all Americans have the right to choose and do as they please with their own bodies. He further believes that all Americans, regardless of gender or sexual persuasion, have the right to receive all the benefits to which all Americans are entitled, including equal pay for equal work and that our government has, and must exercise, its obligation to protect these rights.
Immigration – DACA
"We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. And whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the Atlantic or the Pacific or the Rio Grande, we are here only because this country welcomed them in and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like or what our last names are or how we worship. What makes Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal - that all men are created equal and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will."
~ Barack Obama
Who am I to build a wall, sneer at an accent or the color of someone’s skin?
~ Todd Truax
Clean Water, Clean Air
Clear air, water and a healthy environment are inalienable human rights which rank high on Todd Truax’s Progressive Agenda. Without clean, drinkable water, clean, breathable air and a healthy environment, the future of all humanity is threatened. Often callously treated as a bountiful, limitless, natural resources to be wasted, polluted and contaminated, clean air and water are increasingly becoming less accessible to millions of Americans and others around the world, e.g., Flint, Michigan, U.S.A.
End Chronic Homelessness
There is no reason in the world why in the wealthiest nation ever so many Americans, including veterans, the elderly and children should not have a roof over their heads where they can live free of the fear of crime, exposure to the elements and unsanitary living conditions.
Todd Truax understands that taking care of this egregious and embarassing problem will requires funding – another reason why he supports the Fair Automatic Simple Tax (“FAST”).
Criminal Justice Reform
Firm but Fair Criminal Justice – that’s what Todd strongly advocates for! Todd believes that the United States squanders far too many resources on over-incarceration and misguided crime policies and that this money could be better spent providing education, training and jobs to those who might otherwise get lost in the criminal justice system. Todd is also an advocate for police reform through increased transparency and accountability.
Todd also believes that felons who have completed their sentences and paid their penalties should have full restitution of their voting right
Gun Safety Legislation
While Todd is an unapologetic second amendment supporter whose stated hope is getting an “F” rating from the NRA, he is not in any manner supportive of any action to take away the rights of law-abiding Americans of sound mind to own a gun.
Nonetheless, Todd supports common-sense regulations to ban the possession of assault weapons and other rapid-fire accessories intended for the perpetration of the mass-murder of innocent individuals, especially our students.
Infrastructure Modernization = Jobs
It’s time to Rebuild America! Our ancient infrastructure does not reflect the wealthiest nation in the world. As our government showers millionaires and billionaires with tax cuts, our roads, bridges, airports and railways remain crumbling relics of times long past. Todd Truax believes it’s time we put the trillion dollars just given away to the bankers and CEOs into rebuilding America from the ground up. Just by investing in new transportation systems, waterways, housing and an energy grid safe from cyber attacks, millions of new, non-exportable American jobs can be created.
Free College Tuition
Americans who are ready and able to attend college should be able to do so without the fear of being burdened with a massive personal debt when they finish their education, especially at a time when the salaries available to recent graduates will not be sufficient to pay off their relatively massive debt. European countries like Norway, Austria, Germany, Finland, and Sweden offer different types of free or low tuition waivers to their students. Why can’t the richest nation in the world do it? If adopted, the FAST tax will turn Free Tuition from a dream to a reality!
The recent decision of the FCC to remove protections for the free and open use of the internet will mean sluggish, expensive, internet access for those who cannot afford to upgrade to high-speed “fast lanes” – the overwhelming majority of Americans.
But in today’s world, where newspapers are slowly disappearing and more and more people and businesses have to depend on the Internet as their source information, news from the “free press” and even television, a Free and Open Internet is indispensable.
This FCC decision is one I will work to overturn once elected in November 2018. I am a strong advocate of legislation to ensure a Free and Open Internet for all
Public Education, Teachers’ Salaries
As a parent who sent his children to public schools, Todd knows the value of well-funded public schools. Our students must be taught the life, job and civic skills that are necessary to succeed in a 21st century economy and society instead or just test skills. However, to achieve this, our teachers must be supported, well-paid and trained to provide the best possible education to the children of America. Teachers must be treated with the respect and dignity that those whose task is to prepare our children for a bright and prosperous future deserve!
Medicare For All
As a healthcare executive administrator for 20 years, Todd believes that Healthcare for All is a human right. He also believes every American deserves a safe, secure retirement with guaranteed essential healthcare and supports Medicare Advantage as an interim solution necessary to finally address our healthcare costs and inefficiencies and protect our children, our veterans and their families. By protecting and expanding our healthcare programs, we can make sure people have the means to take care of themselves, work productively and retire without the fear of personal bankruptcy and, in some cases, homelessness. A healthy society is more productive and, thus, better for our nation and its economy!
Protecting Our Democracy
Together with the Russians, Donald Trump is undermining our national security, our elections and threatening our Democracy by attacking our judicial system and the free press to protect himself and his family from being investigated for potentially treasonous acts against our country.
By their self-serving silence, Republicans like Francis Rooney and Mitch McConnell give quiet support to Trump’s tyrannical behavior.
If we are going to save our Democracy, we have to elect democrats like Todd Truax to the House of Representatives this November.