Bernie Sanders
Democrat

Bernie Sanders's policies onJobs & Economy

General
1 Reverse trade policies like NAFTA, CAFTA, and PNTR with China 0
2 Create 1 million jobs for disadvantaged young Americans by investing $5.5 billion in a youth jobs program 0
3 Make it easier for workers to join unions by fighting for the Employee Free Choice Act 0
4 Break up huge financial institutions so that they are no longer too big to fail 0
5 Re-write trade policies and rebuild factories that were closed as a result of bad trade deals 0
6 Reverse trade policies like NAFTA 0
Income Inequality
7 Demand that the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share in taxes 0
8 Create a progressive estate tax on the top 0.3 percent of Americans who inherit more than $3.5 million 0
9 Enact a tax on Wall Street speculators 0
10 Pass federal legislation to ensure pay equity for women 0
Infrastructure
11 Invest $1 trillion over five years towards infrastructure needs 0
12 Double the current level of funding for the highway and transit accounts of the Highway Trust Fund 0
13 Invest $75 billion to upgrade our passenger and freight rail lines 0
14 Invest $12.5 billion to improve airports across the country 0
15 Invest $17.5 billion to bring our air traffic control system into the 21st century 0
16 Invest $15 billion over five years to clear the backlog of projects to improve inland waterways, coastal harbors and shipping channels 0
17 Invest $12 billion a year to repair and improve the high-hazard dams 0
18 Invest $6 billion a year so states can improve the drinking water systems 0
19 Invest $10 billion a year for power transmission and distribution modernization projects 0
20 Invest $5 billion a year to expand high-speed broadband networks in under-served and unserved areas 0
Minimum Wage
21 Increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour by 2020 0
22 Raise the tipped minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023 0
Rural Economy
23 Fight for America’s small and mid-sized farms 0
24 Encourage the growth of regional food systems 0
25 Enforce our country’s antitrust laws against large agribusiness and food corporations 0
Social Security
26 Expand Social Security benefits by an average of $65 a month 0