A Midterm Manifesto

Let’s make things easy, like they do in Britain: a postcard with about five simple bullet points that explain what your party will do if they’re elected. How about these?

  • Free health coverage for everyone.
  • Every job pays at least $15 per hour.
  • Monthly Social Security benefit of at least $2,000 for every retiree.
  • Minimum income tax rate of 50% for millionaires.
  • Real borders, but no children ripped away from their parents ever again.


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