Mark Koltko-Rivera

Mark Koltko-Rivera

is creating and directing the American Future Movement.

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The American Future Movement is a political action group formed to vet candidates for Congress and the Presidency in the 2020 and 2022 U.S. elections. Our goal is to provide a guide to voters in the all-important primaries. We will vet candidates to determine to what extent they support our program, which includes the following, in part:

  1. Get money out of American politics immediately--by Constitutional amendment, if necessary. Make it a felony for any corporation to offer any election fund contribution or any gift to a Federal office holder or candidate in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, or to any PAC. Ban gifts from individuals altogether, and limit individuals’ contributions to either a candidate or all PACs combined to very modest limits.
  2. Fund social programs in a fair and responsible manner. Repeal the Bush- and Trump-era tax cuts for wealthy individuals. Tax investment income like salary. Place higher taxes on incomes over $250K/year (although we would lower taxes on the middle and working classes). Rein in defense spending and overall waste in government spending. Reduce the amount of exempted income in the estate tax to $3 million (from $11.8 million), and increase the tax on amounts in excess of that limit to 50% (from 40%).
  3. Institute advanced social and wage programs to make America truly great. Institute the following: advanced and expanded Medicare for all; free public college or trade school for all; a Federal jobs guarantee; a liveable minimum wage. Return funds raided from the Social Security fund by previous Congressional actions.
  4. Support America’s true allies and thwart America’s real opponents. Strengthen American support for NATO and the United Nations (although we would encourage other member nations to do the same). Form a strong equivalent of NATO for the U.S. and other nations bordering the Pacific Ocean, to contain totalitarian ambitions in that area. Pursue a foreign policy of strict containment for Russia and China. Increase the salaries of enlisted personnel in the American military. (No military family should need to be on food stamps.) End the counterproductive tariffs and trade wars begun in the Trump era.
  5. Regulate capitalism. We do not support a transition to economic socialism. However, we do recognize that capitalism requires regulation so that the profit motive does not overwhelm the pressing need to be socially responsible. Hence: Re-institute the environmental and workplace regulations undone under Trump, and strengthen them. Reinstate the Dodd-Frank regulations on the financial industry, which require banks to limit their risk. Extend financial regulations to cover blockchain currencies (‘cryptocurrencies’) and other financial instruments and investments that are currently poorly regulated. Reinstate the Glass-Steagall regulations, which separated commercial banking from gambling on investments.
  6. Make the United States an advanced nation in the 21st century. Reform primary and secondary education so that it focuses on actual education rather than teaching-to-the-test. Emphasize scientific research and fact in relation to education and discussions of climate change. Put Federal resources into the development and widespread implementation of renewable energy, including fusion. Convert to 80% renewable energy throughout the United States by 2030, and 100% by 2040. Establish a systematic approach to not only space exploration, but colonization of the Moon and Mars over the next 20 years.
  7. Protect the United States from major dangers in the 21st century. Resume U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Accords. Strictly regulate research into genetic manipulation. (For example, ban private development of disease-producing organisms.) Put greater Federal resources into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, especially to prevent and alleviate pandemics. Establish programs to mitigate the effects of climate change on coastal locations.
Carrying out this kind of program requires money--for websites, for organizing surveys of candidates, for producing a podcast and videos, and to support the Executive Director (myself) while I write books and conduct activities to support this program. 

Please contribute what you can through this Patron monthly-subscription campaign. The time to craft the American future is definitely now.

Tiers
Members
$1 or more per month
Members have my thanks.
Contributors
$5 or more per month
Contributors receive access to Patrons-Only 20-minute videos about our movement and positions, posted at least monthly. 
Supporters
$10 or more per month
Supporters receive the Contributor's benefit monthly, plus one autographed copy of a paper outlining our major positions. 
Sustainers
$20 or more per month
Sustainers receive the Contributor's benefit, and a copy of one political book that I publish.
Stars
$50 or more per month
Stars receive the a copy of all political books that I publish during the course of their subscription.
Goals
$0 of $5,000 per month
$5000 in monthly contributions enables me to fully implement the AFM program onlline, through videos, podcasts, writing, and other activities that allow us to propagate our positions and begin to vet political candidates.
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The American Future Movement is a political action group formed to vet candidates for Congress and the Presidency in the 2020 and 2022 U.S. elections. Our goal is to provide a guide to voters in the all-important primaries. We will vet candidates to determine to what extent they support our program, which includes the following, in part:

  1. Get money out of American politics immediately--by Constitutional amendment, if necessary. Make it a felony for any corporation to offer any election fund contribution or any gift to a Federal office holder or candidate in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, or to any PAC. Ban gifts from individuals altogether, and limit individuals’ contributions to either a candidate or all PACs combined to very modest limits.
  2. Fund social programs in a fair and responsible manner. Repeal the Bush- and Trump-era tax cuts for wealthy individuals. Tax investment income like salary. Place higher taxes on incomes over $250K/year (although we would lower taxes on the middle and working classes). Rein in defense spending and overall waste in government spending. Reduce the amount of exempted income in the estate tax to $3 million (from $11.8 million), and increase the tax on amounts in excess of that limit to 50% (from 40%).
  3. Institute advanced social and wage programs to make America truly great. Institute the following: advanced and expanded Medicare for all; free public college or trade school for all; a Federal jobs guarantee; a liveable minimum wage. Return funds raided from the Social Security fund by previous Congressional actions.
  4. Support America’s true allies and thwart America’s real opponents. Strengthen American support for NATO and the United Nations (although we would encourage other member nations to do the same). Form a strong equivalent of NATO for the U.S. and other nations bordering the Pacific Ocean, to contain totalitarian ambitions in that area. Pursue a foreign policy of strict containment for Russia and China. Increase the salaries of enlisted personnel in the American military. (No military family should need to be on food stamps.) End the counterproductive tariffs and trade wars begun in the Trump era.
  5. Regulate capitalism. We do not support a transition to economic socialism. However, we do recognize that capitalism requires regulation so that the profit motive does not overwhelm the pressing need to be socially responsible. Hence: Re-institute the environmental and workplace regulations undone under Trump, and strengthen them. Reinstate the Dodd-Frank regulations on the financial industry, which require banks to limit their risk. Extend financial regulations to cover blockchain currencies (‘cryptocurrencies’) and other financial instruments and investments that are currently poorly regulated. Reinstate the Glass-Steagall regulations, which separated commercial banking from gambling on investments.
  6. Make the United States an advanced nation in the 21st century. Reform primary and secondary education so that it focuses on actual education rather than teaching-to-the-test. Emphasize scientific research and fact in relation to education and discussions of climate change. Put Federal resources into the development and widespread implementation of renewable energy, including fusion. Convert to 80% renewable energy throughout the United States by 2030, and 100% by 2040. Establish a systematic approach to not only space exploration, but colonization of the Moon and Mars over the next 20 years.
  7. Protect the United States from major dangers in the 21st century. Resume U.S. participation in the Paris Climate Accords. Strictly regulate research into genetic manipulation. (For example, ban private development of disease-producing organisms.) Put greater Federal resources into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, especially to prevent and alleviate pandemics. Establish programs to mitigate the effects of climate change on coastal locations.
Carrying out this kind of program requires money--for websites, for organizing surveys of candidates, for producing a podcast and videos, and to support the Executive Director (myself) while I write books and conduct activities to support this program. 

Please contribute what you can through this Patron monthly-subscription campaign. The time to craft the American future is definitely now.

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Tiers
Members
$1 or more per month
Members have my thanks.
Contributors
$5 or more per month
Contributors receive access to Patrons-Only 20-minute videos about our movement and positions, posted at least monthly. 
Supporters
$10 or more per month
Supporters receive the Contributor's benefit monthly, plus one autographed copy of a paper outlining our major positions. 
Sustainers
$20 or more per month
Sustainers receive the Contributor's benefit, and a copy of one political book that I publish.
Stars
$50 or more per month
Stars receive the a copy of all political books that I publish during the course of their subscription.