WA – U.S. House – Congressional District 8 – Tom Cramer

WA - U.S. House - Congressional District 8 - Tom Cramer

WA – U.S. House – Congressional District 8 – Tom Cramer

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Candidate’s Voters Guide Statement:

Elected Experience: Democratic Nominee for Congress, member of two school boards, Elected Union Representative

Other Professional Experience: President the Democratic Advancement Political Action Committee to elect Progressive Democrats to Congress, CEO T,C and A, Artificial Intelligence Software Development, member of teachers union.

Education: BS Quincy University, MED Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.  Fellowships in Education policy at Vanderbilt University and Claremont University.  Fellowhip in Health Policy  at the University of Illinois

Community Service: Vice-president Pop Warner Football, Coaching basketball, soccer, baseball, girls softball.  Union rep for graduate students, Janitors Union member.

Statement: I am running to get higher pay for regular people. When I was a kid my father was a union janitor, was low paid and worked 60 hours a week plus side jobs. I rarely saw him. When Democrats came into power with the election of JFK Congress changed Federal Reserve policy to support higher wages. Unions became strong and my father got a 40 hour week with a living wage. I got to see my father, we got a house, a car, and I was able to go away to college. We became part of the middle class.

Along with higher pay comes time to spend with family and community. You become part of society and have respect and dignity. The money and time brings you more than material rewards.

We now have the highest rate of economic inequality since 1910 and it is getting worse. As Bernie Sanders said the economy is rigged. Almost two-thirds of regular people still believe we are in recession. We must increase pay, pensions and Social Security for regular people to stop the progression of economic inequality. Trickle down economics is implemented by the Federal Reserve and has suppressed wages for 38 years. All growth is going to the top 7% with 90% going to the top 1%. They raise interest rates for regular people, small business and their employer’s costs go up so they have to cut wages.

Finally I will lead the charge to end global warming, end the attacks on women’s rights, minority rights, voting rights, provide Medicare for all and free college.

I am running for the job of representing all the people. I will work hard to help all the people have the opportunities, dignity and respect they deserve.

(206) 551-4497

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