Platform - American Solidarity Party
The American Solidarity Party calls for the reform of electoral laws at every level of government in order to encourage voter participation by all citizens. We believe that the current system disenfranchises third parties and those they represent through systemic legal and procedural measures that favor and uphold a two-party system.
CWLA – Child Welfare League of America
Every year billions of taxpayer dollars are funneled into and out of the US corporate welfare system. Technological advances, research and development, and similar ventures are not inexpensive. In fact, many of the projects funded by corporate welfare can be extremely expensive, and some may even require millions of dollars in annual funding. Despite the controversy that exists, it is clear that American companies remain competitive leaders in the global business industry and many owe at least a portion of their success to the funding support provided by corporate welfare.
The corporate welfare system in the US is extremely complex and widespread and often includes both direct subsidies and indirect subsidies. The direct subsidies are awarded to numerous fields and programs and used for specific projects or plans. For example, funds may be contributed to areas of agriculture, economic development, transportation, energy, research, and technology. Indirect subsidies usually support the promotion of US goods and services in foreign countries as well as attempts to resurrect failing businesses. Corporate welfare benefits may be short or long term and can vary greatly among different areas of commercial interest.