What motivates me as a candidate? How can I make the most positive impact on this country and its citizens with my candidacy? Climate change, financial drives and social security are huge interconnected topics that determine our collective future, and are also some of the major issues driving me to throw my name in the ring.
Though it is often seen as an alarming problem, climate change cannot be ignored. I understand that our planet is facing extreme weather changes on both sides of the spectrum – intense floods and hurricanes, along with long stretches of crippling droughts – which will directly influence how we worsen or improve life for generations to come. In order to ameliorate the effects climate change has had, we must move away from power sources that produce large amounts of carbon emissions and work towards investing in clean energy initiatives. Solar panels, wind farms, and even nuclear energy can be constructive resources if organized responsibly. But finding a balance between environmental protection within industries that promote economic growth is key for developing clean grid systems – otherwise, there would be heightened tension between traditional businesses and eco-friendly ones. My mission is to impose incentives on traditional companies that reward the switch to clean energies while still maintaining their profits when making the transition.
Another factor motivating me as a leader is financial drive. In an age where digital advancements mean an increasingly large portion of the population lives paycheck to paycheck, finding sensible solutions to pay inequality seems like quite a challenge – but it is not insurmountable one by any means. Start-up employees working minimum wage should have access to living wages and benefits comparable to those offered at larger companies. Furthermore, economically disadvantaged families should also have access and provisions necessary for continued economic empowerment (e.g., childcare subsidies, free college tuition). Building stronger support systems by preventing pay gaps from widening further is paramount in creating a level playing field accessible to everyone interested in their shot at success. I want to take steps towards balancing federal funding initiatives so no sector in this country becomes overlooked or left behind based on where they live or how much money they make.
Social security being such an integral part of Americans’ retirement plans deserves taken seriously as well — I believe reforming social security must consider both short-term and long-term implications when planning in order to better provide for those relying on it today (particularly seniors) while also fortifying it against mounting debt so future generations won’t have anything less than what we enjoy now by law if all worse arose tomorrow. It’s important not to confuse discussions around retirement income with Medicare/Medicaid: most people’s Social Security accounts are linked directly with their paychecks over the course of years worked – while some retirees may receive assistance through Obamacare – looking after those who are careful enough accumulate savings certainly shouldn’t be overlooked either; economic struggle takes its toll regardless of its magnitude. We have an incredible opportunity right now to develop marketable safety nets built around flexible investment options tailored specifically for individuals fiscally aware enough attain self sufficiency upon retirement without depending mainly or entirely on bureaucratic structures developed centuries ago— since today‘s technology provides us with more innovative ideas than ever before.