Friday, November 7, 2008

Office of the President-Elect

Yeah, I hadn't heard of that office either, but apparently it exists now:

http://www.change.gov/

Let's see what's on the agenda, in no particular order:

  • Strengthen Civil Rights Enforcement

  • Combat Employment Discrimination

  • Expand Hate Crimes Statutes

  • End Racial Profiling

  • Enact a Windfall Profits Tax to Provide a $1,000 Emergency Energy Rebate to American Families

  • Crack Down on Excessive Energy Speculation

  • Increase Fuel Economy Standards

  • Establish a National Low Carbon Fuel Standard

  • Invest In A Clean Energy Economy And Create 5 Million New Green Jobs

  • Create a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank

  • Ensure Freedom to Unionize

  • Protect Striking Workers

  • Raise the Minimum Wage

  • Expand the Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Expand Paid Sick Days

  • Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

  • Expand Early Head Start and Head Start

  • Create the American Opportunity Tax Credit
  • (This universal and fully refundable credit will ensure that the first $4,000 of a college education is completely free for most Americans, and will cover two-thirds the cost of tuition at the average public college or university and make community college tuition completely free for most students.)
  • Reverse Bush Tax Cuts

  • Provide Universal Health Care

  • Strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

  • Give Real Authority to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board

  • Expand Corporation for National and Community Service

  • Expand the Peace Corps

  • Protect and Strengthen Medicare

  • Encourage Diversity in Media Ownership

  • Support a Woman's Right to Choose

  • Fight Gender Violence Abroad

  • Protect Title IX

  • Promote Women in Math and Science

  • Create a White House Office on Urban Policy

  • Fully Fund the Community Development Block Grant

  • Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing throughout Metropolitan Regions

2 comments:

Philip said...

Crazy time!

Philip said...

[extreme sarcasm]I don't remember any of these being in his campaign ads . . . odd.[/extreme sarcasm]