1992 Democratic Presidential Primary

                 Brown for President
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We The People
Take Back America

We The People

Elect Jerry Brown

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Brown for President '92 - Change Presidents, Not Channels
Americans Feel Their Country is in Decline and Out of Their Control ...

Our democracy has been taken over by a greedy and incompetent Alliance — big campaign donors, lobbyists, and corporate executives, who pay themselves 100 times more than their workers whose jobs, pay and health care they have sacri­ficed.. Without shame they are driv­ing America into economic decline while they prosper at the expense of the rest of us.

The Alliance survives because they are protected by the Incumbent Politicians of both parties who be­tray the public interest for the mas­sive financial support re-election requires. They are the Incumbent Party — whose first goal is re­election.

This election is not just about changing Presidents. It is about changing the country. America's critical problems can only be col­lectively solved by the American people. Americans — each of us — must take back our democracy and act to change this country we love.

Where To Begin
A Family Bill of Rights
  • Every American has the right to a living wage.
  • Every American has the right to health care.
  • Every American has the right to decent shelter and to be free from hunger.
  • Every American has the right, indeed the responsibility, to ob­tain an education.
  • Every American has the right to be secure in their old age.

2 A New Patriotism
The new patriotism means individuals actively taking responsibility for themselves, their families, their communities and our country, not leaving it to the "professionals" who have betrayed them. This isn't conde­scendingly about "a thousand points
of light". It's about millions of Americans hell-bent on taking back and advancing our country. It means compassion. It means citizens running for office, not just profes­sional incumbents. It means creating the fu­ture, not submitting to it.

We don't need campaign finance reform as much as we need a revolution in our political process. I don't support government financing of campaigns. Why foot the bill for perpetual incumbents? I favor breaking the strangle-hold by limiting political terms to one extended term and out. Contributions should be limited to $100 as I have in this campaign. Re-election can no longer be the focus of our elected representatives. All broadcast media should be required to offer appropriate forums for discussion of issues by the candidates.

3 A New Age of Investment in America

We must invest in a national health insurance system covering all Americans. The best approach is a single payer system that truly controls costs. The emphasis must be wellness and prevention while permit­ting diverse healing practices.

The corrupt nightmare of our tax system must be ended by substituting a simple Federal flat tax of 13% on all personal income and an equal value added tax on business. This means totally abolishing the current personal in­come tax, the Social Security tax on employer and employee, excise taxes like the gasoline and telephone us­age taxes, estate and gift taxes and existing corporate taxes and deduc­tions.

This reform will stop the greedy special interests from regularly carving up the tax code for their personal benefit. Tax breaks will no longer be exchanged for campaign contributions at your expense. No more Washington deals.

The Federal government should play a larger role in education, par­ticularly bringing innovative tech­nology to the classroom, not just to the Pentagon. There ought to be a computer on every student's desk in America.

Strict national standards should be established and scholarships pro­vided, not just loans, for all qualified students.

Abolish the U.S. Department of Education. It is massive bureaucratic waste. It educates no student. The savings should be returned to the states to improve classroom instruction.

The capital gains tax should be elimi­nated for long term investments in new companies. I support tax credits for re­search and development.

As President, I will reform the national economic priorities to invest more in America:

  • A 15 year investment program to cut by $100 billion a year money wasted on sheer inefficiency.
  • The development of high speed trains and an auto industry that makes cars the rest of the world wants — cars that don't pollute and are extremely fuel efficient.
  • A Roosevelt style Civil Conservation Corps that would provide significant opportunities for millions of Americans.

"We must not be the first Americans to break our 200 year moral covenant to pass  on to our children a better life than we enjoyed."
Governor Jerry Brown

A Proven Record of Leadership
Two-term Governor of California

As Governor from 1974 - 1982, Jerry Brown was the chief executive officer of the eighth largest economy in the world.

As Governor, Brown cut taxes - California went from the 4th highest state in taxes to the 23rd;

Fought for working people - over two million jobs were created - 25% of all new jobs in the entire country during that period;

Made California the world leader in alternative energy, conservation, innovation, and environmental protection;

Established the California Conservation Corps which trained and provided jobs for over 50,000 young people;

Refused to live in the costly new governor's mansion the Reagans had built and paid his own rent for an apartment near the Statehouse;

Turned down every pay raise offered him;

Expanded child care and early chilhood education;

Improved labor laws and standards, promoted workplace safety and health, and enacted numerous consumer protection measures.

Promoted key legislation banning discrimination based on age, gender, or marital status.

Made health care for all a priority by instituting programs aimed at prevention, community outreach, and cost containment.

Balanced 7 consecutive California budgets despite two recessions.

Dear Friend:

Your government doesn't belong to you any more. It has been taken over by a greedy elite who are profiting even as the country declines and people suffer. That's why half of us don't participate in our democracy.

200 years ago, our forebears sacrificed to create a nation of, by, and for the people, which in every generation insured that our children inherited a better America.

Today, I know that is no longer the case. That is why I am offering my candidacy so that you can participate in a way that will make a difference, and take back what is rightfully yours.

Please join us!

Jerry Brown

This campaign accepts no PAC money or contributions over $100.

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