Millions of American jobs are being shipped overseas and changes in technology and automation are making it more difficult for hardworking Americans to find and secure employment.
Ryan believes we need to promote healthcare policies that decrease premiums, increase quality care and expand access to millions of uninsured Americans. The Affordable Care Act is a good start because it has protected those with pre-existing conditions and expanded coverage to millions of Americans. Now we’ve got to work to improve it.
To keep up with our competitors, we need to rethink the way we teach our kids. That means strengthening our commitment to a public education system that gives every student an equal opportunity to succeed. That starts with looking at disparities in school funding that create inequality along racial and socioeconomic lines.
It is time for a generation of politicians that are ready to address tough issues head on, and that starts with Social Security. 82 years in, Social Security remains one of the most important public programs ever in the United States, yet recent studies estimate that it has only has about 12-15 years of solvency. To preserve this program for future generations, we must pro-actively address the issue.
Democrats are often unfairly branded as wanting to take away weapons from lawful gun owners, and that’s rarely, if ever the case. But we have a public health crisis on our hands.
VETERANS & ARMED FORCES
As a nation, we are indebted to the brave men and women who serve our country and fight to secure peace in the world. Our men and women in uniform, veterans and their families deserve our steadfast support, and the resources, healthcare and economic opportunities they’ve earned. We must ensure our servicemembers have jobs and affordable housing when they return home from proudly serving our country.
Ryan believes that Congress has a moral obligation to protect those that are persecuted and ensure all Americans have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There are systemic barriers to social mobility and we have an obligation to create an equal playing field, for all. In Congress, Ryan will support legislation that promotes human rights around the world and equality at home.
Ryan believes that if you are a law abiding individual who pays taxes and works hard, you should have no fear of deportation. Rather than spending millions of dollars with ineffective deportation programs, we should allow immigrants to remain here and pay taxes, which allows them to use our infrastructure, schools, and hospitals while making sure everyone pays their fair share.