Issues at Home International Issues
Economy
Energy
Healthcare
Social Security
Housing
Religion
Labor Relations
Retirement
Terrorism
Jobs
Veterans
US Relations with:
  China
  Iran
  Iraq
  Israel and Palestine
  Africa
  Mexico and South America
  Asia
Global Expansion and Development
Terrorism
World Religions
Defense
Foreign Policy

 

Imperato plans to run on a global platform promoting sound international policy, while strengthening business practices here at home for both the working and business class

 

Global Expansion and Development
Increase trade agreements with other foreign nations and trade organizations
Utilize trade agreements to ensure basic human rights around the world
Implement free-market practices around the globe to maintain efficiency and competition
Work with international organizations to provide international benefits to companies that organize in underdeveloped areas of the world
Stricter guidelines for foreign-made goods
Balanced trade within sectors

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Housing
Government subsidized pre-fab housing developments
More buyer programs with reduced interest rates or down payment requirements or longer terms
Tax credits for mortgage interest and education
Zoned Housing
Increased government cooperation with organizations like Habitat for Humanity

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Labor
Institute mandatory labor unions provisions within our trade agreements (NAFTA, CAFTA, etc.) with other nations ( Mexico, Central & South American countries)
With labor unions in other countries we can slow down the departure of American jobs while ensuring worker integrity in our partner nations
 
More Efficient Government Infrastructure with improved communications resources adaptable to the 21 st Century
 
Increased government cooperation with US Labor unions
Government concessions for companies that utilize organized labor
Making sure that industries that are of national importance are always run by American labor
Stricter rules for offshore labor
Stricter rules of proof of citizenship for US workers

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Terrorism
Establish better relations with foreign nations so that the United States is seen as an ally of the world
Increase inter-departmental communication between our intelligence gathering organizations
 
Utilize intelligence gathered by foreign nations
Develop and Implement Emergency Disaster Plans for each major city in the event of an attack
Stop the flow of money through our banking system to terrorist organizations and fronts
Fortify our defense mechanisms on our 'national landmarks'
Increased border patrol so that terrorists can't easily enter our borders

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Religion
Fostering a culture that provides for religious tolerance
Implementing programs in the primary school system that educates our young people on world religions
 
Imposing stricter penalties on religiously motivated hate-crimes
Allowing faith based organizations to work side-by-side with government during our times of need ( e.g. natural disaster recovery)

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Economy
Institute a disciplined plan to balance the budget 
Eliminate the practice of keeping some programs 'off-budget'
Publish a yearly budget in 'lay terms' that can be understood by the American public in order to increase accountability
 
Develop a strategy that will seek to swing the balance of trade towards a manageable level
Implement stricter regulations on banking and credit card use

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Jobs
Government Jobs program that promotes American jobs, consumer safety, and environmental protection.
 
Fostering small business development which accounts for almost 80% of American jobs.  
 
Also trade agreements, tax reform, healthcare reform, and other programs must reflect the needs of small businesses.
 
Education programs for business teaching

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Energy
Developing the use of alternative energy resources.
Implementation of a long range plan of energy consumption reduction goals, as well as fostering solar and wind propelled power plants when environmental conditions permit and when it is cost-effective.
 
 
Increased research programs for fuel cell, hybrid, and electronically powered automobiles.  
 
Encouraging power plants that manufacture products from corn and soybean byproducts on a market driven basis
 

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Foreign Policy
Leading the world towards democracy by example not by force
Approaching other nations with mutual respect for their sovereignty and their differing cultures.  

Foreign Aid towards other nations will be targeted towards education, healthcare, and other programs that support self-reliance and growth for developing countries

Exit Strategy for all countries with US and/or Coalition occupation
Revamp allocation of funds to countries and reevaluate who needs what is not
Who is utilizing the money properly to date

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Veterans
Supporting our veterans so that they can live in the private sector after their service with dignity and avoid public assistance when at all possible
 
Establishing equal treatment for all veteran's current spouses and widows (widowers) in accordance with Federal law.
 
All deceased veterans shall be buried with honor.
No reduction of military pay in combat areas.  
Maintaining veterans' benefits
Utilize veterans to educate our military students

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Healthcare
Healthcare programs obtained through employment, are earned by the employee, and working men and women have the right to make their own healthcare choices.
 
Tax Exemptions for healthcare costs
Medical Records should be kept private
Tax-Free Medical Savings program
Utilizing the competition and free choice to improve efficiency, reduce costs, waste, and fraud within the healthcare system
 
Public Assistance fro those who are unable to provide for their own healthcare
Establish healthcare programs that are self funded

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Defense
Build American Military to be the most powerful military in the world
More resources for troop training
Make the most sophisticated technology available for our military
Enhance manufacturing facilities to be able to supply the military with the latest equipment on a timely basis
 
Increase Special Forces Training for troops
Establish Emergency Defense systems, mechanisms, and plans in case of attack

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Social Security
Implementing a social security system that is self-sufficient with recurring investment
Stricter controls on individual's payments into the system
Government backed Social Security plan with Private Sector cooperation
Ensure current level of benefits for our seniors

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Retirement
Implementing a stricter system that provides insurance for long-term employees
Stronger Government Regulations on Corporate Retirement Accounts
Increased benefits on IRA (Individual Retirement Account) accounts
Ban on corporate liquidation or reallocation of pension assets

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Iraq
Call for Cease Fire
Deploy exit strategy for withdrawal of US troops (point to Iraq Press Release)
Work with Iraqi officials, and the officials of neighboring countries to protect borders
Adequately train Iraqi police and government to handle the challenges of a new democracy
 
Implement financial strategy to adequately train Iraqis
Reinforce Coalition and Arab League to maintain democratic integrity with Iraqi Decision making
 

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China
Explain to the people a true understanding of China’s position around the world
Diplomatically and strategically position the US to open up the Chinese markets
Utilize increased trade and economic development to improve human rights in the region
 
Collaborate with China to arrange Bilateral talks with North Korea to prevent the development of nuclear weapons
 

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Iran
Withdraw all accusations that we have made against their leadership without cause and/or evidence
 
Utilize positive relations with the Arab League to improve human rights and halt the nuclear development programs
 
Open discussions with Iran and their partners before utilizing sanctions and military force
 
Take more of a collaborative approach as opposed to a demanding approach

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Israel & Palestine
Work with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to maintain equity in any and all agreements, concessions, and discussions
 
Establish a form of Palestinian sovereignty while maintaining stability and the general makeup of the region
 
Foster a culture of education and religious tolerance towards one’s neighbor
Immediately call for a cease fire in the region
Stop the removal of Israeli citizens from their homes by military force  

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Africa
Work with international organizations to encourage development in the region
Develop strategic aid programs that focus on education, healthcare, and programs that increase the self-sustaining viability of African nations
 
Minimize barriers to entry for multinational corporations to develop in the region
Establish organized labor to ensure worker rights

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Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Work with neighboring countries and islands to maintain national security
Monitor foreign activity in the soils of our neighbors
Establish organized labor to ensure worker rights
Reduce barriers to entry for companies in the region to do business with the United States and vice versa
 
Develop strategic aid programs that focus on education, healthcare, and programs that increase the self-sustaining viability of aid-receiving nations in the region
 
Cooperate with foreign governments to establish democratic practices and government visibility
 

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Asia

Work with India and Pakistan to diffuse tensions in the region and halt nuclear development
 
Implement disaster relief plan for nations in the region in case of natural disaster
Create programs that encourage small business development and trade with the U.S.
Establish organized labor to ensure worker rights
Upgrade water and sewer systems
Ensure Clean Water
Stricter Regulations for working conditions in factories

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