It is time for love to negate hate. It is time to rethink our political agenda as we move further into dangerous relations, both abroad and domestically. Some of our closest allies – Canada, Austrailia, Germany, France, Britain, and our now alienated neighbor Mexico – are wondering if they can even trust the United States. Today, our international goodwill is burning hot. Our President is a strange and angry man, who strays further and further from democracy and closer to oligarchy, war, and decentralization each day, embracing misunderstanding and dismissing science. Moving forward, there is no room for doubt about climate change. It’s time for us to work together in a different direction, one we can feel good about, to keep Wisconsin beautiful and full of spirit. It’s time to Care. For REAL.
Sister Bay, WI.
“Heal the sick as a privilege, not as a charity.” ~ W.E.B. DuBois
As record-breaking strides are made by online shopping, we move closer and closer to the end of the shopping mall as we know it in America. To meet the needs of today, our campaign proposes transforming these retail galas, which are already linked to sewer, water, and electricity. These mammoth structures and the areas of land around them (already bathed in concrete) will serve Wisconsin in a different way. These areas will be gradually dedicated to the generation, storage, and transmission of energy. Opportunity for economic growth reinvents itself conveniently in the name of adaption for survival, without having to tear up more land that might otherwise compromise our valuable wetlands.
I remember driving across the country with my mom to visit family as a child, and during the trip, our windshield would be inevitably become plastered with dead insects, lured by our bright headlamps. That doesn’t seem to happen as much anymore, and insects, even the ones considered to be “pests”, play a valuable role in our ecosystem. Of course, if one’s residence is infested with roaches or ants, then eradication would likely be the remedy. However, considering the necessity of insects for our survival, I propose we reconsider our time-tested beliefs about them, and the giant, toxic empire that has risen on the shoulders of a cache of projected fears. With CAFOs on the table in Wisconsin today, we must consider the inefficiency and impact of utilizing meat as a staple to support a global growth in population in the billions in the not too distant future. While insects are eaten in many other countries, over time, insects as a food source will continue permeating the American diet. Farmers and businesses can adapt to accommodate production of such food sources. Protein-rich Locusts will not pollute our groundwater. Right now, to many this may seem utterly unbearable, but to our grandchildren, and their children, insects will be commonplace in the human diet. Such a diet, even in the most minimalist sense, can open huge job markets. While not looking to move forward on such an endeavor right away, as a campaign built on sustainability and care, I feel working to ensure that we have healthy, bio-friendly food sources for future generations is an important part of survival. Looking to maintain CAFOs and building technology to address the serious threat manure poses to our water supply is a recipe for more CAFOs. Build more machines to process manure safely so we can build more CAFOs or expand ones already in existence. Having that technology is important, but having the understanding that there are other, safer ways of facing the issues before us is more important. Solely as a point of reference, even the Holy Bible invites a more varied diet.
Leviticus 11:22 These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.
On May 18 — about four months before the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history unfolded on the Las Vegas Strip — gunman Stephen Paddock was thinking about San Diego.
On an HP laptop seized from one of his Mandalay Bay hotel rooms after the massacre, authorities found a web search from that Thursday in May for “La Jolla Beach,” as well as evidence that he’d visited sandiego.org, the region’s tourism website.
From his perch on the 32nd floor of the hotel, Paddock, a professional gambler, sprayed gunfire for more than 10 minutes down on concert-goers attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival on Oct. 1. Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 700 injured.
*”Report: Las Vegas shooter researched San Diego and La Jolla beaches months before massacre”. Los Angeles Times, Kristina Davis (1/19/18).
What does this campaign have to offer when looking at improvements in our healthcare system? As Governor of Wisconsin, healthcare providers will advertise their prices so they are known to the consumer. Rebuilding our infrastructure will increase the accessibility of hospitals and medical services, as nearly a third of all highway fatalities are due to poor infrastructure. Ensuring that public schools serve nutritionally balanced meals before school and at lunchtime is important in keeping our population healthy. This campaign proposes a “margin tax”, whereby: if a company generates a 200% profit on a pharmaceutical drug, they pay an additional 1% tax on income from that product within the state. If a company generates a 300% profit on a pharmaceutical drug, they pay an additional 2% tax on income from that product within the state. If they generate a 400% profit, 3% tax, and so on. We propose a year-over-year inflation cap of 15% on pharmaceutical supplements that people need to survive. As Governor, Wisconsinites seeking emergency medical treatment will be able to purchase an emergency supply of every lifesaving pharmaceutical supplement sold in the state. If an individual cannot procure an adequate supply of said lifesaving supplement(s), it is paid for by the aforementioned margin tax and by garnishing of recipients, not to exceed 10%. No one should die because their Kickstarter fundraising page to pay for medicine came up short. It is important that we move away from a system where healthcare is tied to the employer both from an economic standpoint and and also one of increased accessibility.
I believe that Wisconsinites agree in many ways that cannabis law reform is a mainstream issue that needs to be addressed. As Governor, I will legalize cannabis across the board in Wisconsin. Legalizing and heavily taxing marijuana will boost Wisconsin’s economy and generate important revenue. As someone with Epilepsy, I can certainly appreciate the empirical effects of medical marijuana on a wide variety of conditions. I understand the dire need for medicinal applications, and I also understand that decriminalization is something Wisconsin wants. Legalizing marijuana will stymie the growth of inmate populations, especially important since the enforcement of anti-pot legislation has been racially biased for decades. This campaign believes in offering tax breaks to those convicted of marijuana possession who open pot stores. With mass financial reserves and their subsequent ability to potentially obtain permits at a rapid pace, it is important that big pharmaceutical companies are not allowed to push aside the farmers of Wisconsin as we exploit this new freedom. America’s war on drugs has largely been a costly and failed mission, and the war against marijuana ends in Wisconsin upon my election in November.
Party and state lines should matter less and less when it comes to helping our fellow Americans in the event of a natural disaster. Today we face many of these stunning conflicts with nature, such as forest fires, hurricanes, widespread flooding, and earthquakes. Many of us have likely seen media footage of neighbors helping each other survive without regard for much else in the aftermath of these events. As Governor, I will make sure that Wisconsin’s esteemed State Troopers and National Guard are ready for dispatch to provide solely humane assistance to all American states and territories during these times of trouble.