Monday, April 30, 2007
by Vicki C. AlexanderThe Social Security Administration was established in 1937 under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it was an important part of Roosevelt’s New Deal to America; now 70 years since the system was introduced, Stewart Alexander, Candidate for President, wants to give more to an aging America.
Stewart A. Alexander for President Peace and Freedom Party April 29, 2007 The Social Security Administration was established in 1937 under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it was an important part of Roosevelt’s New Deal to America; now 70 years since the system was introduced, Stewart Alexander, Candidate for President, wants to give more to an aging America. In 2006 Stewart Alexander was running as a candidate for California lieutenant governor and part of his platform advocated doubling the California minimum wage. Now Alexander is seeking to establish a universal basic income for all seniors to guarantee a basic standard of living. Alexander wants everyone, 50 and over, to receive a basic income that will provide for basic needs; food housing, clothing, transportation and utilities. The present social security system will be bankrupt in 35 years, under the present management, and will not provide for America’s aging. Alexander also rejects some ideas to privatize social security because he believes it will subject the system to corporate abuse. More and more senior Americans are being forced to work into their 70’s and 80’s just to afford food and transportation, and are having to rely on family for housing and to meet other critical needs. Alexander wants to guarantee all seniors a basic. Many seniors receive less than $10,000 annually from social security and are without any other sources of income. The present system is forcing seniors to live at poverty levels and will leave many, nationwide, homeless and hungry. Stewart Alexander is a candidate with the Peace and Freedom Party and the party has been an advocate for working people since 1967; when the organization was established. Alexander says, “The platform of the Peace and Freedom Party works for working class people; the PFP demands a guaranteed dignified income for those who cannot work, and a Universal Basic Income to alleviate poverty and homelessness.” The Peace and Freedom Party is a socialist party and have plans to mount a nationwide campaign for the 2008 elections. Presently the party is working with individuals and organization across the nation to have PFP candidates on the ballots in other states; the party is presently ballot qualified in California. For more information search the Web for Stewart A. Alexander for President; Alexander: PFP Setting Tone for 2008. http://www.salt-g.com stewartalexander4paf [at] ca.rr.com
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