duck, duck, Goose
Let's face it. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck,
and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck.
Whether they have red or blue feathers, party politics is mostly a game of duck, duck, Goose with a "What's in it for me?" culture that treats it all like one big party. And we're left to clean up the mess.
I grew up in here and have made a difference in the lives of Seniors and Youth throughout New York City not by my connections or favors, but by good ol' hard work that I learned right here. My neighbors ARE my business and I always lead from the front. Your vote shouldn't be like playing a game of duck, duck, Goose. No one is looking to solve problems, They’re looking to profit from them. I live these problems with you everyday and I’m here to solve the problems with you. I'm Rubén Cruz, and I want to represent you in NYS Senate District 16.
In addition to my platform, I want to institute the following:
Support local economy and small businesses by reinstating universal rent-stabilization for commercial tenants. Better access to lines of credit. Automatic home tax reduction at age 65 on the STAR/SCHE program.
I want to cut small business fines.
I want to encourage more local groups in District to start 501c3 organizations
I want to slash extraneous charges and fees on our telephone, cable, and utility bills.
I want a cap on interest rates. 30% used to be considered loan sharking.
Fund the Department of Sanitation to keep our streets clean and our city healthy.
Bank fees, ATM fees. I’m coming after you.
Make New York a Beacon of Education
My 3K2PHD plan
Free education for all New Yorkers
Universal 3K to University PHD
New York City control of CUNY (City University of New York) to control where it belongs
Make New York Home
My 10/10 plan
Affordable housing and affordable commercial space for all old and new development
Extend hold on tenant evictions until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted
Up to one year deferment on mortgage payments to be placed at the end of the term
Defer Taxes and insurance due on properties for one year, spread out over one to five years
Make it illegal to place liens on property owners without notice
Make New York Safe
My Total Healthcare Plan
Make it illegal for insurance companies to assign COVID-19 as a pre-existing condition
Protect New Yorkers by ensuring health and wellness for all including mental wellness
Regulate excessive pharmaceutical costs at the city level
Keep New York Moving
My Take It Back Plan
New York City Control of MTA city trains and buses where it belongs
Increase bus service and routes throughout New York City
Allow permitting of house frontage parking spaces to free up parking congestion
Investigation of MTA owned insurance carrier First Mutual Transportation Assurance Company that boasts $1.3 Billion in profits while our transit system suffers from under-funding
GIVING VOICE TO THE VOICELESS
My Backyard Plan
Limit the domestic animal trade to shelters for cats, dogs and rabbits
The horse carriage industry is antiquated, cruel and needs to go
Allocate funding to maintain non-profit animal rescue organizations
Support legislation preserving the right of individuals over the age of 62 not to be denied housing on the basis of having a companion animal.
Support the continuation and expansion of New York City’s WildlifeNYC program
Finally, let’s take care of our animals