The Ten Point Plan
Updated: Oct 28, 2020
Naham’s motto is simple: Intentions matter in the world where all the decisions are made for you. The custom is simple and effective.
*THE TEN POINT PLAN:
Full public health insurance. There is no excuse for continuing the high-risk, now devastating practice of attaching health insurance to employment. It’s bad enough having job uncertainty without families losing health care and their life savings during economic downturns. We should all be fed up with the coordination between private insurance companies and Democrats and Republicans that kills 68,000 Americans per year, and produces health outcomes at the bottom of the industrialized world at two to three times the cost per capita. A country with A $20 trillion dollar GDP that’s spending $4 trillion per year on health care should be ashamed of the results we’re producing. Should have been resolved yesterday.
Full direct public employment and local contracting in the creation of clean energy infrastructure, and remediating toxic waste, for as long as necessary. We can, and must, solve unemployment, pollution, climate change, and having our national security tied to finite resources in foreign countries, all at the same time. Should have been resolved yesterday.
End all our wars. It has taken 18 years for the Department of Homeland Security to declare what we already clearly knew, that White Supremacist Groups are the deadliest terror threat to our Nation. 19 years is 19 years too many for wars that were not defensive, and intended only to secure fossil fuels we should no longer be burning. These wars also perpetuated carbon and methane emissions in conjunction with the absolute cost of our blood, and valuable resources. We must Follow the Constitution and restrict all wars to defensive ones declared by Congress, reduce military spending to levels appropriate for a defensive policy, and apply the research budget and technical expertise to medical, energy, and social equity solutions. Should have been resolved yesterday.
Break up the monopolies. Markets cannot function when all principal sectors are monopolized. That’s basic capitalist economics. Entrepreneurs cannot start up — before COVID-19, we already had a 90% failure rate for new businesses. Small business and agriculture cannot survive as long as prices are being set on terms set by vast monopolies in the boardrooms of commodities exchanges in New York and Chicago, subsidized with our taxes and armed forces by the servants they’ve purchased in Washington. Should have been resolved yesterday.
A New Green Revolution. The reason the 4th District is so racially segregated is because of Real Estate Associations, Real Estate Attorneys, Real Estate Insurance Companies that are are run by white male boards of directors who contribute heavily to the Democrats and Republicans and continue their racist agenda. Climate Change disproportionately affects low income communities. The present system is devoid of life protecting standards for private service providers, and even public service providers. Provide Bio-Ethical standards for farming practices to protect our earth, waterways, and conscious peace. Workers are being forced to pay the cost of important health care do to pesticides, fertilizers, dioxanes, and we need to start proactive policies to ensure the health of America and the world. The only part of Long Beach's North Shore without a bulkhead is behind the North Park Community. As we walk outside it's frustrating to see that the litter of PPE Masks and Gloves are thrown wherever your eye looks. Nassau Counties High paid Police officers should be intensifying the policing of litter to protect our health, and our environment's health. When heat waves hit, families who don't have air conditioning have intensified health problems. Asserting that Climate Change, COVID-19 and White Supremacists pose the deadliest threats currently to our communities the solution is expeditiously stimulate our neighborhoods with immediate life support that includes an Economic Bill of Rights, Clean Air & Clean Water, and Community Policing for all. Allow immigrant labor to permanently reside where their work is needed. Abolish ICE Should have been resolved yesterday.
Improve public education and expand it to include technical employment training, college, and graduate and professional schooling. Relieve existing student debt. We rank lowest in the industrialized world in social mobility, meaning where we’re born is where we stay, and barriers to education are the prime cause — as well as the prime cause of so many of our successful industries hiring from overseas. Should have been resolved yesterday.
Legalize marijuana, end the war on drugs, and provide safe housing and treatment to addicts. This is no trivial matter. Our existing approach costs us hundreds of billions of dollars a year in unnecessary policing, prosecution, and incarceration, which is an endless cycle of recidivism of crimes in support of addiction, unemployability, attractiveness of street gangs over schools for children, and the financing of domestic and worldwide criminal institutions, and their corrupting influence on law enforcement and government at home and abroad. Most drug laws had racist motives at their start, particularly marijuana, and are designed to be racially focused and racially enforced. We very sensibly ended alcohol prohibition after only 13 years, at the peak of the Great Depression. Not having acted for 80 years now, and surely no longer in a position to pay for its continuance, end marijuana prohibition immediately, and release all people incarcerated for it, and expunge their records so they can go back to full employability. Should have been resolved yesterday.
To whatever degree it remains after doing all this, which won’t be much, end poverty. Assign the resources needed to end it. It’s much less money, far more humane, and far less racist, than what we do now to confine and police it. Every area in which we run at the bottom of high-wealth nations would go straight to the top just by eliminating poverty. Reparations for Blacks, and Indigenous people. Should have been resolved yesterday.
Tax billionaires and giant corporations. Most of them pay little to nothing, many get rebates, and none of them pay a quarter as much as a percentage of their income as you pay on yours. How are you doing right now? How optimistic are you about your and your children’s future? Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife have made around $100 billion dollars since the shut-down began. You’re not regaining your income or your future until you get it back from them. This isn’t a left-right thing. We all know this in our bones. We can’t get blood from a stone, and we have to stop electing people who refuse to get it anywhere but from us. We’ve been drained. TAX THE RICH. Should have been resolved yesterday.
End all barriers to small parties and independent candidates entering elections. The most devastating monopolized industry in this country is government. It may appear to be a duopoly, which would be bad enough, but if you look at campaign finance records, you can see that we do not have left and right parties, but one rampaging Wall Street bull, with the Democrats and Republicans as the left and right cheeks of its butt. When minor party and independent candidates manage to get on the ballot, VOTE FOR US. We’re not on anyone’s payroll. We don’t get told how we’re voting by Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell, and Chuck Schumer — who in turn are told by their donors and lobbyists. OUR ONLY PARTY BOSS IS YOU. Should have been resolved yesterday. Cut the crap and solve the problem. *Author - Steve Greenfield (Green Party Candidate for NY's 19th C.D.) Steve is a contributing author of this ten point plan. His motto is "Cut the crap and solve the problem"