Raising the minimum wage, not only allows workers financial stability; it raises revenue, creates jobs, and increases the economy, thereby creating a solid foundation, while strengthening the middle class without raising taxes on the middle class. As States have already started increasing their minimum wage, Wisconsin should not be lagging. I do support a $15.00 an hour minimum wage, without hurting small business, that would start at least $10.00 minimum wage in 2019 with increases to reach $15.00 within the next 3 to 5 years.
Every one of us are in contact with someone who is using drugs. Many of whom know someone who has died because of drugs. Hard drugs, the ones that kill, heroin, cocaine, crack, and Opioids, are at epidemic proportions, and we need to stop it now! There is only one way to accomplish this by implementing the correct programs that these people need to succeed in life, and as governor, I will make this my mission, as well as reducing the amount of gun violence in Wisconsin.
Our children are our greatest asset and yet we stopped teaching them the life skills they need to succeed in life whether they go on to college or choose to do what they love. We cannot ignore advancement in technology, but we cannot ignore the arts, and music, or shop classes either. Furthermore, the "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" has left many children behind. We need smaller classrooms, great teachers including teachers of color, and give the children the skills, and confidence they need to succeed in their education, and life while paying our teachers a living wage.
Investing in rebuilding our infrastructures will make our roads safer for travel. It will create jobs, strengthen our communities, and build a strong economy. These projects include our bridges, roads, schools, libraries, neighborhood parks, abandoned houses, expanding broadband, and renewable energy. I will also try to bring back the high-speed rail to Wisconsin that connects Chicago to Minneapolis, creating lasting jobs, an increase in revenue, an increase in tourism, and allows businesses to make Wisconsin their home. As governor, I will repair the rails in Wisconsin making it easier, not just for new businesses to call Wisconsin home, but for travelers as well.
It is the right of every person to have access to quality, and affordable healthcare from maternity care to newborn care, from well checks for everyone, to vasectomies, and birth control. Healthcare must cover regular check-ups to hospitalization. As governor, I will work with the healthcare professionals, as well as the law makers to implement a plan that will allow all the people of Wisconsin to have access to health insurance whether it be through the private insurances companies with affordable rates, or through a Badger Care buy in which I have already devised a plan that everyone can afford.
Wisconsin is the dairy state. So, it only seems right that our farmers succeed through innovation, and forward-thinking programs to not only ensure that they have the capability to maintain their farms, but also be able to allow the people to consume their products. There is a great new resource I have found that will give the dairy farmers a new and exciting product. However, it is not just the dairy farmers that need to maintain their farms, it is all farmers. As governor, I will work with them all to come up with innovative ways for them to succeed in business.
Global warming is real, and we need to continue to take strides in combating the emissions we produce. We want to provide the next generations with clean air and water. This can only be done if we continue to advance in renewable energy, and reduce our carbon footprint by putting laws back into place that limits the damage to our health, and environment by companies that produce harmful substances that pollute the air and our waterways. As governor, I want to invest in renewable energy, moving the State forward, making Wisconsin the leader in renewable energy and preserving the beauty that this State gives us!
Homelessness is a real problem. They do not want our pity, they want our help! People believe that they would not be homeless if they would work. Although there are some that want to stay where they are, most of these people had jobs, good jobs until the market crashed, jobs went overseas, and they lost everything. There is something we can do right now to help those who want the help, and as governor, I will make that happen!
I come from a military family. Our Veterans deserve the best of the best! As governor, I will do everything in my power to make sure that our Veterans are taken care of. Ensuring that our hospitals are above the standard for care. Providing needed programs that empower our Veterans. When elected Governor, I would like to gather Veterans to a round table group that would meet with me to discuss the needs of our Veterans and how we can improve the programs that are already established to ensure that the best of the best is available to the men and women who risked their lives for our freedom.
It is our Constitutional right to vote. As governor, I will end voter suppression by ending the Voter ID Law. Every person 18 or older, who is not serving a felony sentence, is a United States citizen, and resides in Wisconsin shall be allowed to register to vote. Making it easier to vote, redistricting, and ensuring that people have access to voting stations, will ensure that the voice of every Wisconsin resident is heard!
Reducing Wisconsin’s deficit is a priority for me. I want to make Wisconsin number 1 in the United States. This will be accomplished by reducing the crime, establish a living wage, enhancing our assets for tourism, investing in improving our infrastructures, and innovation. As governor, I will implement the programs that will do just that without raising taxes! INVESTING IN THE PEOPLE. BRINGING A NEW VISION FOR WISCONSIN! Moving Wisconsin in the right direction, forward!
How do we pay for these programs? The way they should have been paid for all along. We stop spending money where it is not needed, we raise more revenue by raising wages and job training, we end poverty by creating jobs, and we rid this State of the corruption that has plagued us for many years now. We elect someone into office that is not going to line their own pockets, and only care about their own interests, but invest in the people of Wisconsin! That person is me. Support Ramona Whiteaker for governor. I have no other agenda than to make Wisconsin the great State that it should be!