3 points not talked about on the Dem platform and obviously not on the Republican platform in their convention....
1) Michelle Obama mentioned that the President helped students by keeping the interest rate lower...fact check..that was the Stafford Loan only, it's for one year only, and does nothing about other loans including Direct loans that are at high interest rates and nothing about compounding interest during forbearance and deferment. We need to cap ALL student loans at 3% and think about means testing also.
2) The huge amount of money overspent by individuals on Trade name drugs driven by the Pharma Lobby on both parties crushes personal monthly budgets. There is a bill that addresses this, by Senator Herb Kohl S369. There are only 9 cosponsors, neither NY US Senator has cosponsored the bill which would end the delay payoffs by these drug companies to the generic drug companies.
3) A jobs bill, like the one I proposed in my web site below, would provide capital in adequate amounts, to newly vetted companies or already vetted companies, from the Treasury, not Wall Street and is contingent on providing living wage domestic only jobs.
These items above would put money in consumers pockets and drive GDP growth way past the sluggish current rates. It would be combined with increases in taxes on dividend income above $250,000 per year and meaningful military cuts for additional revenue and debt reduction. It would balance leveraging with deleveraging.
Scott Noren DDS