"We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. 'Necessitous men are not free men.' People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed."
There is no freedom without a living wage. One job should be enough. Clayton Tucker will work to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Texas.
Education is the foundation of economic mobility. Clayton Tucker will make the Texas Senate invest more in education.
Every Texan deserves a secure retirement. Clayton Tucker will seek to secure the retirements of Texans, especially for teachers.
Without a clean environment, our economic rights are harmed.
When housing isn't affordable, nothing is. Clayton Tucker will work with local governments to empower our collective efforts to provide affordable housing for all.
Unions are responsible for the weekend, paid leave, and more. Unions bring critical balance to the workplace. As such, Clayton Tucker will seek to end Right to Work laws that sabotage Texas unions.
Everyone deserves a dignified job with a living wage. Good jobs should also not be monopolized in one central location (such as only in urban areas). As such, Clayton Tucker will do the following:
Boost infrastructure spending to create construction jobs. This includes roads, rails, dams, schools, etc.
Create a system of rural broadband to ensure tech jobs can also exist in rural areas.
Heavily invest in wind and solar energy, bringing manufacturing jobs to urban areas and maintenance and installation jobs to rural Texas.
Legalize recreational cannabis for adult use so that farmers can expand their operations, and so new local businesses can open (tax revenue from this would help fund further investments).
Drastically lower healthcare costs so that employers will have more funds to hire more people.
Drastically lower property taxes by closing corporate loopholes so that employers will have more funds to hire more people.
Drastically lower the cost of higher education, especially for Texas residents and those who agree to work in Texas following their graduation.