My guy for Florida, Andrew Gillum is also considered Progressive yet his plan for Florida hits yet a DIFFERENT angle than Warren or Sanders.
Unique solution for Florida. We have no state tax. Constitution, not gonna change. But change takes money, so, how?
Enter the $6 billion free corporate $ given by the Republican tax plan.
So, have the top 3% of corporations put $1 billion of that $6 billion back into Florida, leaving them with $5 billion. Use it to fund teachers, which is a Florida problem to solve. (45 out of 50 in teacher pay).
What’s fascinating is — that’s not even a Progressive plan — it’s a standard old school Democrat plan. It only looks Progressive.
What I like is the specificity. It’s NOT a solution for all 50 states. It’s for one state. It takes a mistake (tax cut) and uses it to leverage a solution that should last at least until a new Federal tax bill is in place.
As that can be years away, kids will get educated, including a “Shop 2.0″ plan to train skilled labor (think Dirty Jobs guy), making the education profile for Florida attractive to businesses who need smarter workers, improving the corporate profile.
It’s actually a surprisingly conservative solution really. But you’d never know it from today’s politics, as conservative now = paleoconservative, which is WAAAAY over to the right.