OnTheIssuesLogo

Socialist Party on Budget & Economy

Socialist Party Platform

 


Transform the economy to focus on need, not profit

The Socialist Party stands for a fundamental transformation of the economy, focusing on production for need not profit. Only a global transformation from capitalism to democratic socialism will provide the conditions for international peace, justice, and economic cooperation based on the large-scale transfer of resources and technology from the developed to the developing countries.
Source: Socialist Party USA: 2013-2015 National Platform , Nov 4, 2014

Socialize all financial & insurance institutions

We call for all financial and insurance institutions to be socially owned and operated by a national banking authority, democratically controlled, including credit unions and insurance and state bank cooperatives. Plus, we call for more and stronger regulation of the banking and insurance industries.
Source: Interview of Socialist nominee Brian Moore with OnTheIssues , Apr 3, 2008

Rational social & economic planning, rather than "market"

Eliminating the tyranny of private corporate profit as the dominant feature controlling economic development opens the door to true working-class democracy. That is what we mean by "people over profits." Rational social and economic planning, rather than production for the "market," is the only method for the implementation of scientifically supported solutions to global warming.
Source: Party for Socialism and Liberation website, pslweb.org , Jan 16, 2008

Socialist Party stands for values beyond consumerism

There are many problems still facing us, as our society seems overwhelmed by raw materialism, too often devoid of any values beyond consumerism. There is a spiritual dimension to our common life, of respect for each person, of striving to fulfill our own lives and of helping others, not in terms of cash flow but of lives well and truly lived, lives engaged in a sense of justice and community. That is what the Socialist Party stands for and, if nominated, I will seek to represent it across the nation
Source: Press Conference announcing Socialist presidential candidacy , Sep 7, 1999

  • Click here for definitions & background information for the Budget & Economy.
  • Click here for VoteMatch responses for the Socialist Party.
Other political parties on Budget & Economy: Socialist Party on other issues:
Political Parties:
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Libertarian Party
Green Party
Reform Party
Natural Law Party
Tea Party
Constitution Party

Former Presidents:
Barack Obama(D,2009-2017)
George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton(D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan(R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter(D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford(R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon(R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson(D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
Dwight Eisenhower(R,1953-1961)
Harry S Truman(D,1945-1953)

Political Thinkers:
American Civil Liberties Union
Cato Institute
Noam Chomsky
Milton Friedman
Heritage Foundation
Rush Limbaugh
Ayn Rand
Secy.Robert Reich
Sierra Club
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty
Search for...





Page last updated: Sep 07, 2020