Revive the Economy


For too long the Secretary of State has focused on big business concerns. It is time for workers and struggling small business owners to have someone in office who shares their concerns.

I have owned a restaurant and several small businesses, and I have been both the beginner and the boss. But from minimum wage to mediocre wages, I am not a millionaire, or a billionaire. I am just one of thousands who works hard for a living, and would like if some of our leaders worked just as hard for their living.

Therefore, I propose we create a “Recovery Board,” chaired by the Secretary of State, and focused on Small Businesses Concerns and Worker Recovery.

There is precedent for this action, as the Secretary of State previously chaired what was known as the “Productivity Board.” So I call on Washington to revive this board, and empower it to seek out voices and leaders in the state who will come together to envision solutions to our ever mounting economic catastrophe.

Let’s make the Secretary of State a voice for the people, not for the rich and powerful.
And then, let’s figure out how to make the economy work for everyone and not just the people at the top.


The Secretary of State used to chair the Productivity Board.
My proposal is to repurpose this board as an Economic Recovery and Innovation Board.

There are many ideas that have surfaced since the economic collapse brought on by Covid-19. From the Green New Deal to Local Currency Ideas, I believe there should be a place within the executive branch that brings together workers, the unemployed, employers, and small business owners, to hear about real problems of real people, and not just the concerns of the corporate big money.

We have a brief moment to harness the recovery for the greater good. Now is the time to seize this moment.

Investing in next generation technology can go right or wrong, and having leadership and innovation in the executive is very important, if Washington is to compete in the next century. We have the talent in the private sector. So why are those in government continuously helping to outsource our jobs oversees?

I have a small business perspective, and I’m working to keep Washington Jobs in Washington.

Ideas that could be explored in the Productivity Board:

1. Green New Deal Projects

2. Infrastructure, High Speed Rail for example

3.UBI – Universal Basic Income

4. Business Concierge

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