My belief is that we can fix most of our problems through economic solutions that reduce the inequality gap.

The real reason for Trump’s victory is that middle class people are suffering. There’s a lack of good jobs that pay livable wages, and once-viable industries are deteriorating and draining small local economies. If we want to improve our country, we need to address these problems.

In order to accomplish this, I have two initiatives for rebuilding our economy from the ground up:

(1) Small Business Rescue Grant

(2) free technical school training

A Small Business Rescue Grant will preserve the middle class and local economies. It will allow people to rise up from poverty. It will save jobs and the tax base provided by those jobs, instead of drawing from it in the form of unemployment.

Saving good, strong small businesses will help keep a community’s economy intact. There are legitimate reasons for small business failure, such as poor economic times, poor location, or just requiring a little more time to develop ideas.  A grant could help provide a solution.

My second initiative is a bill to provide free technical school training. Too many communities are suffering because their industries, like coal, have moved on or evaporated. People want to move up from their current low-wage jobs, but it is difficult to view higher education, including technical school, as a viable option when considering the high cost and potentially crushing debt that comes with it. Providing a free technical school education could eliminate this problem.


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    “Tom knows the needs of the people of PA. He will not take away social security or medicaid that Trump and the other members of congress are doing. If you live in PA and want to keep your Medicaid, then support Tom Prigg!”

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    “Tom will offer real progressive solutions that create jobs and support the working/middle class individuals/families in his district.”

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    “Thank you Tom for taking on this challenge!”

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    “Tom knows the needs of the people of PA. He will not take away social security or medicaid that Trump and the other members of congress are doing. If you live in PA and want to keep your Medicaid, then support Tom Prigg!”

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  • Jeffrey Cech endorsed

    “Tom will offer real progressive solutions that create jobs and support the working/middle class individuals/families in his district.”

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    “Thank you Tom for taking on this challenge!”