BUDGET & SPENDING:
Steyer has sat on the board of deficit hawk organizations, but has made his campaign about climate change and proposed at least $200 billion in new spending on the environment.
Steyer has offered very few, if any, public comments on the issue. However, he has said that, to oppose Donald Trump, he would stand firmly behind the FBI and intelligence community, who are the primary abusers of the current surveillance apparatus.
Steyer has promised to institute a wealth tax of an extra one percent on every dollar of net worth above $32 million. He would also repeal the Trump tax cuts in their entirety.
Steyer’s agriculture policy, like most of his platform, ties back to stringent environmental regulations, which would harm our economy. He has not directly addressed the subsidy issues.
Steyer has criticized President Trump’s America First approach to foreign policy as “dumb” and “stupid.” Steyer prefers massive multilateral agreements to bilateral diplomacy.
Steyer has promised to end the current trade war “on day one” of his presidency. As with most issues that are not environmental, Steyer has offered almost no specific proposals.
Steyer has previously offered support for both a public option and for a single payer system. It is unclear which one he’s pursuing as a candidate.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM:
Steyer has promised to end cash bail and address racial disparities in our criminal justice system. Beyond that, he’s offered very few concrete proposals.
WELFARE & ENTITLEMENTS:
Steyer, once again, offers almost no specifics, but his flirtation with Medicare for All is an indication of his inclinations on this issue.
TECH & TELECOMMUNICATIONS:
The only concrete policy on this that Steyer has offered is that he feels Title II repeal was “disastrous” and he would re-implement it right away as president.
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT:
Steyer is basing his entire candidacy on the need for aggressive environmental regulation. He has aggressively pushed for a carbon tax and has promoted a $2.3 trillion proposal on green infrastructure and green jobs.
To the extent that Steyer talks about education policy, he supports free 2-year college programs for all.
Steyer has donated millions to help immigrants fight the current legal framework. He supports a blanket path to citizenship.