Democrat Party Platform

RAISING WORKERS’ WAGES

“Democrats support a model employer executive order or some other vehicle to leverage federal dollars to support employers who provide their workers with a living wage, good benefits, and the opportunity to form a union without reprisal.”

 

 

EXPANDING ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMEOWNERSHIP

“We will preserve and increase the supply of affordable rental housing by expanding incentives to ease local barriers to building new affordable rental housing developments in areas of economic opportunity.”

 

 

BUILDING A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

“Democrats believe the tax code must reflect our commitment to a clean energy future by eliminating special tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuel companies as well as defending and extending tax incentives for energy efficiency and clean energy.”

 

The Democrat Party wants to raise our taxes so the federal government can pay employers to hire workers at $15 an hour. If the market for that job were worth $15 an hour, wouldn’t employers already offer that much? Why should our taxes underwrite a socialist redistribution of wealth?

 

 

The Socialists running the Democrat Party want to destroy suburban neighborhoods by federal mandates that would shoehorn low rent, high-density apartment housing into single family home neighborhoods. Such a scheme would be devastating for African American, Latino and many other suburbanites who choose to live away from the congestion, crime and noise of city life.

 

 

The Bolshevik Bernie Socialists who run the Democrat Party today plan to tax their way to destruction of American energy independence. They want to put coal miners and the oil and gas industry out of business. They think that crippling taxes can force Americans to rely on solar panels and windmills. If anybody thinks this will work, have a look at California and its electricity blackouts this summer (but don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re looking at Venezuela!)

63 Top Security Risks in the House

See links to the website Keywiki for backup evidence.

Terri Sewell (D-AL) Works very closely with communist former civil rights activists in the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and similar organizations. Has traveled twice to Cuba.

Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since at least 1993. A self-described “Alinskyite.” Traveled to Cuba in 2015.

Ami Bera  (D-CA) Has used Communist Party USA campaign volunteers in 2010, 2014 and 2016. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America. Close to HAMAS-Linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Very close to several key Communist Party USA allies in San Francisco in the 1970s and ’80s. Also some involvement with Democratic Socialists of America. Led a Democratic delegation to China in 2015. Helped found the National Muslim Democratic Council with CAIR.

Barbara Lee (D-CA) Lee has been close to the Communist Party USA for decades. In the 1990s she was a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off Committees of Correspondence. Has been to Cuba more than 20 times. Close to the National Iranian American Council.

Ro Khanna (D-CA) Works extremely closely with Democratic Socialists of America. Close to pro-Iran and North Korea groups.

Salud Carbajal (D-CA) Long history with Democratic Socialists of America members.

Judy Chu (D-CA) Was heavily involved with the now-defunct pro-Beijing Communist Workers Party in the 1970s and ’80s. Still works closely with former members today. Works closely with Communist Party of China connected Committee of 100. China’s best friend in the US Congress.

Mark Takano (D-CA) Extremely close to the Democratic Socialists of America front Progressive Democrats of America. Works closely with “former” Marxist-Leninist- Maoist Steve Phillips and his PowerPAC+. Trevelled to Cuba in 2017.

Katie Porter (D-CA) Elected with pro-Iran National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and Democratic Socialists of America support.

Raul Ruiz (D-CA) Worked closely with Pro-North Korea and Iranian Workers World Party members in Massachusetts in the late 1990s.

Mike Levin (D-CA) Elected with National Iranian American Council and Communist Party USA support.

Adam Schiff (D-CA) First elected with Democratic Socialists of America support. Has enjoyed some Iranian-linked PAC support. Works closely with Communist Party of China-connected Committee of 100.

Ted Lieu (D-CA) Works closely with Progressive Democrats of America and some Democratic Socialists of America members. Close ties to Muslim left group Council on American Islamic Relations. Also works closely with Committee of 100. Visited China in 2015.

Karen Bass (D-CA) Was actively involved with the Marxist-Leninist group Line of March in the 1980s. Still works closely with former members. Mentored by a leading Communist Party USA member. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America and some Liberation Road members. Has been to Cuba at least 16 times.

Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) Travelled to Cuba in the early 1980s and again in 2016. Close to some Democratic Socialists of America activists.

Maxine Waters (D-CA) Long history with the Communist Party USA. Also ties to the now-defunct pro-China and pro-North Korea Communist Workers Party, as well as Workers World Party fronts. Has employed staff members from Democratic Socialists of America and pro-China League of Revolutionary Struggle.

Jason Crow (D-CO) Elected with Democratic Socialists of America support. Has endorsed DSA members and supporters.

Joe Courtney (D-CT) Has worked closely with several Communist Party of Connecticut leaders.

Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Has worked extremely closely with the Communist Party of Connecticut for many years. Traveled to Cuba in 2014.

Jahana Hayes (D-CT) Has worked closely with both the Communist Party of Connecticut and Democratic Socialists of America.

Jim Himes (D-CT) His 1988 thesis “The Sandinista Defense Committees and the Transformation of Political Culture in Nicaragua” was a sympathetic portrayal of Marxist government’s civilian spy network. Has worked closely with one Communist Party of Connecticut front group.

Kathy Castor (D-FL) Has worked closely with Cuba and pro-Castro organizations to open US trade with the communist island.

Darren Soto (D-FL) Has worked closely with fronts for communist groups Liberation Road and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Very close to the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Hank Johnson (D-GA) Very close to both the Latin American and Muslim far-left. Travelled to Cuba in 2016.

Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members through her political career. Ties to some Filipino-American “former communists.” Worked with Communist Party USA affiliated former Congressman Dennis Kucinich to defend Soviet-Russian puppet Syrian leader Bashar-al-Assad. Close to some pro-North Korea activists. Leaving Congress.

Bobby Rush (D-IL) Former leader of the Maoist-leaning Black Panther Party. Has worked closely with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Has traveled to Cuba twice.

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA for nearly 40 years.

Danny Davis (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the mid 2000s. Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since the 1980s. Also close to Committees of Correspondence in the 1990s.

Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the 1980s and has continued to work closely with the organization. Has also worked closely with some Communist Party USA members. Close to the National Iranian American Council.

Dave Loebsack (D-IA) has worked closely with Socialist Party USA and
Democratic Socialists of America members for many years. Leaving Congress.

Andre Carson (D-IN) Elected with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America support. Deeply tied to Muslim leftist groups like CAIR and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

John Yarmuth (D-KY) has worked with Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.

Chellie Pingree (D-ME) Connected to Democratic Socialists of America. Trained for a year in a liberation Road alignd training school in 2006.

Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) was first elected with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America support.

Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has worked closely with Democratic Socialists of America for many years. Also close to the Cuban connected Institute for Policy Studies.

Jim McGovern (D-MA) has supported Latin American socialist and revolutionary groups for 20 years. Has traveled to Cuba at least three times. Went to China in 2015.

Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) Has been endorsed by Democratic Socialists of America. Worked with Liberation Road front groups and with the pro-Beijing Chinese Progressive Association in Boston.

Andy Levin (D-MI) Close to Democratic Socialists of America for at least a decade.

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Democratic Socialists of America member. Close to Liberation Road. Extensive ties to CAIR and other Muslim Left groups.

Betty McCollum (D-MN) Close ties to communist Laos. Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members. Traveled to Cuba in 2014 and China in 2015.

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Extremely close ties Democratic Socialists of America and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization “FightBack!” faction. Close to CAIR and other Muslim Left groups. Strong ties to Turkey. Named in a Florida court case as a Qatari agent.

Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Was close to the Communist Party USA for many years. Also supported one Communist Workers Party organization. Traveled to Cuba in 2000 and worked with Fidel Castro to train leftist American medical students in Cuba.

William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Has worked with Communist Party USA fronts for many years. Some connection to Liberation Road. Leaving Congress.

Deb Haaland (D-NM) Close to Communist Party USA member Judith LeBlanc. Close ties to the Muslim left.

Greg Meeks (D-NY) Has traveled to Cuba at least 3 times. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

Grace Meng (D-NY) Very close to the pro-Beijing Asian Americans for Equality. Was also active in a radical Korean-American organization.

Nydia Velasquez (D-NY) Close ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Welcomed Fidel Castro to Harlem in 1995.

Yvette Clarke (D-NY) Addressed a Workers World Party rally in 2005. A close ally of a prominent Democratic Socialists of America member. Traveled to Cuba in 2007.

Eliot Engel (D-NY) First elected with help from Communist Party USA influenced organization. Supported some Democratic Socialists of America causes. Very close to former Irish Republican Army terrorist leader Gerry Adams. has been to Cuba twice. Leaving Congress.

Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Was a member of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee in the 1970s and was involved with Democratic Socialists of America in the ’80s and ’90s. Some Communist Party support.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) A member of Democratic Socialists of America.

Jose Serrano (D-NY) Close ties to the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Leaving Congress.

G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) Some connection to Workers World Party and Liberation Road. Also close to the “former” communist led Moral Mondays movement.

Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Traveled to Cuba in 2002.

Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America.

Steve Cohen (D-TN) Close ties to Memphis Socialist Party USA/Liberation Road members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.

Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) Elected to the Texas State House with Communist Party of Houston support. Works closely with a major communist-influenced organization.

Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Long relationship with the Communist Party USA. Traveled to Cuba at least twice.

Marc Veasey (D-TX) Very close relationship with the Communist Party of Texas and some Democratic Socialists of America members.

Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) Has been involved with Democratic Socialists of America since the 1980s.

Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) Has been involved with Liberation Road and Democratic Socialists of America-connected groups for many years. Trained in a Liberation Road aligned training school in 2010.

Mark Pocan (D-WI) Close to some Democratic Socialists of America activists. Long-time active supporter of Colombian revolutionary movements.

Gwen Moore (D-WI) Has been mentored by leading Democratic Socialists of America and Communist Party USA members.

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Former Young Peoples Socialist League member. Long connection to Democratic Socialists of America.

Democrat Platform v. Communist Manifesto

TAXES

“Use taxes as a tool to address extreme concentrations of income and wealth inequality” (Bernie-Biden)

“We will ensure those at the top contribute to our country’s future by establishing a multimillionaire surtax to ensure millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.” (Democrat Party Platform, pg. 11)

Democrat Party Platform 2020: “Corporate tax rates, which were cut sharply by the 2017 Republican tax cut, must be raised, and “trickle-down” tax cuts must be rejected.” (pg. 22)

Democrat Party Platform 2020: “Democrats will reform the tax code to be more progressive and equitable.” (pg. 23)

“A heavy progressive or graduated income tax” (Communist Manifesto, pg. 24-25, #2 list of measures “as a means of entirely revolutionizing the mode of production”)

 

INCOME AND WEALTH EQUALITY

“runaway income and wealth inequality” (Bernie-Biden)

“Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be affected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property” (Communist Manifesto, p. 24)

Democrat Party Platform 2020: “Our tax system has been rigged against the American people by big corporations and their lobbyists, and by Republican politicians who dole out tax cuts to their biggest donors while leaving working families to struggle.” (pg. 22)

 

SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

“We will significantly boost funding for state small business grant and lending initiatives that create tens of billions of dollars of private-sector investment, especially for small businesses owned by women and people of color. We will increase access to credit for small businesses in low-income and rural areas, including for unbanked or underbanked businesses and minority-owned businesses. And we will increase funding for programs supporting minority-owned businesses, including reversing the Trump Administration’s effort to starve the Minority Business Development Agency, improving and expanding Small Business Administration programs that most effectively support Black-owned businesses, and increasing opportunities for Black-owned businesses to obtain or participate in federal contracts.” ( Bernie-Biden, a long paragraph, but it encapsulates the intent to centralize & direct the flow of credit by the federal government) “Centralization of credit in the hands of the State” (Communist Manifesto, pg. 25, #5 list of measures)

“We firmly believe that the greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior on Wall Street must be brought to an end.” (Democrat Party Platform, Preamble, pg. 2)

“We must make Wall Street work for the job-creating, productive economy…We need to prohibit Wall Street from picking and choosing which credit agency will rate its products as well as from imposing excessive fees on consumers…We support a financial transactions tax on Wall Street” (Democrat Party Platform, pg. 10)

“Democrats will not hesitate to use and expand existing authorities as well as empower regulators to downsize or break apart financial institutions when necessary” (Democrat Party Platform, pg. 10)

Democrat Party Platform 2020: “Democrats will work to reverse the over-financialization of the American economy and curb Wall Street speculation…and ensuring Wall Street investors pay their fair share in taxes.” (pg. 23)

 

REAL ESTATE TAXES

“Estate taxes should also be raised back to the historical norm.” (Bernie-Biden)

“Abolition of all right of inheritance.” (Communist Manifesto, pg 25, #3)

Democrat Party Platform 2020: “Estate taxes should also be raised back to the historical norm.” (Direct copy-past from Bernie-Biden Recommendations) (pg. 22)

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

“We will preserve and increase the supply of affordable rental housing by expanding incentives to ease local barriers to building new affordable rental housing developments in areas of economic opportunity.” (Democratic Party Platform, pg. 5)

“…gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.” (Communist Manifesto, pg. 25, #9)

Democrat Party Platform 2020: “Democrats believe the government should take aggressive steps to increase the supply of housing, especially affordable housing, and address long-standing economic and racial inequities in our housing markets…We will use the federal government to…require communities to proactively review housing patterns and remedy local policies that have a discriminatory effect.” (Pg. 22)

 

EDUCATION AND CHOICE

“Free education for all children in public schools.” (Communist Manifesto, pg. 25, #10)

“it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that every child, everywhere, is able to receive a world-class education” (Bernie-Biden Recommendations)

“Ban for-profit charter schools.” (Bernie-Biden Recommendations)

“Oppose any and all voucher and neo-voucher programs such as Education Savings Accounts and Tax-credit Scholarship programs.” (Bernie-Biden Recommendations)

“Democrats are unified in their strong belief that every student should be able to go to college debt-free, and working families should not have to pay any tuition to go to public colleges and universities…We will also make community college free” (Democrat Party Platform, pg. 27)

Democrat Party Platform 2020: “As Democrats, we believe that education is a critical public good—not a commodity—and that it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that every child, everywhere, is able to receive a world-class education that enables them to lead meaningful lives, no matter their race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, language status, immigration or citizenship status, household income or ZIP code.” (Note that this includes free – taxpayer-funded – education for illegal aliens)

 

COMMUNITY FUNDING

Democrat Party Platform 2020: “We will support the 10-20-30 funding approach, to direct at least 10 23 percent of federal funding to communities where 20 percent or more of the population has been living below the poverty line for 30 years or longer.” (pg. 23-24)