This page cover's my public policy positions and other political matters.
The most basic thing everyone should do for to make our democracy function. Research the candidates at sites like VoteSmart. Making an uninformed gut choice can be worse than not voting! Are you registered to vote in New Jersey? It's important to not stop at voting. Your local town is where you have the most power to make positive change. Learn how at The Citizens Campaign. I also thing we should look at switching to Range (also called score) voting.
How I would prioritize transportation effort:
- Biking and other forms of self-propelled vehicles. (Skateboarding, Scooters, etc)
- Mass transportation
- Personal motor vehicles (cars/motorcycles/etc)
- Commercial vehicles
Walking is everyone's right that government should not be allowed to take away. Unfortunately due to the creation of roads with no to little consideration for walkers, we are no longer safe walking on many roadways. Generally I view this list as 1 (right) -> 5 (privilege). The fact that cars are practically required in some neighborhoods needs to be a thing of the past. Higher gas taxes should be instituted for NJ, we currently have one of the cheapest gas taxes in the nation. I would suggest raising it be 5 cents, which would still put us about 4 cents under Delaware. The primary reasons are to raise revenue and discourage consumption. Transportation for America http://t4america.org/
End the Corn Subsidy
End the Corn Subsidy https://endcornsubsidy.wordpress.com/ http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/19/someday-now-direct-farm-payments-and-president-s-plan-economic-growth-and-deficit-re
Open Source Benefits/Taxes for States
Could be based off of: https://github.com/CMSgov/BenefitAssist https://gcn.com/articles/2016/10/18/benefit-assist.aspx