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Platform

The Platform of the Independent Party of Florida is a living document and the following is the basic draft of what was proposed in late 2015. This platform will be reviewed and debated and any revisions or changes as necessary will be voted on by the Executive Committee as per our By-Laws, Rules and Regulations at the next statewide meeting. 

At INT we believe the stakes for protecting our country’s core values have never been higher as Republicans pursue an agenda that rewards only the wealthiest few at the expense of middle and lower class families while Democrats offer poor choices and lack of strength as a party.

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome (aka the USA) become bankrupt.  People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”.
Cicero. 55 BC
If only Mankind could learn from history.

  • Jobs and the Economy:We support meaningful job legislation that will build the foundation for our future prosperity by investing in infrastructure, clean energy and American innovation.
  • Taxes:We believe tax cuts should not favor corporations, millionaires and billionaires, placing a crushing burden on the American middle class.
  • Income Inequality:We support economic policies rooted in fairness and opportunity for America’s families who are seeking a fair shot at getting ahead, not just getting by.
  • Education:We believe education is the most essential investment in our future. We oppose efforts to slash America’s commitment to its future by gutting education. We support policies that strengthen our public schools, vocational high schools and community colleges and to make higher education affordable for the daughters and sons of all working Americans.
  • Health Care:We support the Affordable Care Act and oppose attempts to repeal it and we are open to fair minded and non-partisan review and revisions to remove the bad and to add positive provisions. We support the requirement that health insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions. We support allowing parents to carry coverage of their adult children until age 26. We support shrinking the “Donut Hole” for prescription drug costs, and the other consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act, and will oppose efforts to roll back these hard-won consumer protections.
  • Medicare:We believe in strengthening the existing Medicare system, and staunchly oppose any proposed destruction of the system outlined in any partisan budget.
  • Right to Choose: We oppose efforts to defund assistance at the federal level and stand in favor of the law. We stand for continuing the program which provides critical health services for women across the country.
  • Environment:We believe that protection of our air, our water, our Earth is a national priority that requires a national commitment. We oppose any radical agenda to abolish the E.P.A. and allow corporate polluters to write their own rules of the road. We oppose giving big oil tax subsidies and oppose allowing oil companies to drill in America’s most precious and fragile ecosystems, including fracking.
  • Climate Change:We believe in science. We therefore accept and embrace the overwhelming international scientific consensus that the earth’s climate is warming and that human-generated pollution is a central cause. We support efforts to limit the pollution that causes global warming.
  • Energy:We are committed to energy independence. We are committed to clean energy. We are committed to American leadership in the clean energy jobs of the future.
  • Social Security:We oppose the any proposed privatization of the system, which would make it far less sound and secure for future generations. We believe in strengthening the current system by reform in a sustainable fashion. We believe the Congress should cease using the Social Security trust fund as a back door pocketbook for unsustainable expenditures such as the military industrial complex.
  • LGBT Issues:We believe in freedom, in equality, in dignity for all Americans. We believe that same-sex marriage should be legal. We support gay and lesbian service members who risk their lives for our freedom, and we oppose any attempt to discriminate against them by reinstating “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
  • Corporate Welfare: We are totally in support of the abolishing of all obvious cases of corporate welfare
  • Citizens United: Totally opposed to this outrageous mistake by the Supreme Court of the US and totally in favor of abolishing it as a law.
  • Tax Policies: (This issue has many complex and serious effects on both the corporate world, the upper income status and small businesses and is currently being reviewed, debated and will be added at a later date).

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