Issues & Solutions

( this is a short introduction, you can see a lot more details at her issues and solution part )

Economic/ Entrepreneur
I want to create an entrepreneurial support center and start-up for economic growth and job creation. This facility would assist many entrepreneurs in acquiring better education in business, law, and investment in order to develop their businesses.
The Entrepreneur Support Center Program is designed to help entrepreneurs and create entrepreneurs with a wide range of computer education programs, marketing, funding and youth internships that entrepreneurs need to meet the rapidly changing world. Small business is the backbone of the American Economy and we need to keep strong.
Job Creation
While it is good that the stock market is at all-time highs, many people are not enjoying a better personal economy. We should also focus on our local economy. We must create new good-paying middle-class jobs. We will use a multi-pronged approach listed in the job creation plan which includes maintaining our ports and employer tax credits. I want to create an entrepreneurial support center and start-up for economic growth and job creation. This facility would assist many entrepreneurs in acquiring better education in business, law, and investment in order to develop their businesses.
This center will be a one-stop-shop for our citizens that want to find work. There are other types of various centers, but we need a fresh start from the ground up. We will invite local companies to come in to train new workers on a regular schedule. I will introduce a bill in the House offering a tax credit for companies that decide to not only hire but also train new employees. Apprenticeships not only help Americans obtain quality high-paying jobs with benefits.
We should be developing preschool programs for better education. Children who attend preschool have experienced substantial learning gains and are more prepared for school than children who do not attend preschool. We should develop afternoon school education programs for children in order to provide early job placement or start-up education for young college students and job opportunities for working parents. College affordability is an issue on many fronts. I do believe that public servants such as Teachers, the Military, Police, Firefighter, and volunteers for nongovernmental organizations should be eligible for a path to loan forgiveness. I support education in all of its forms. I believe that public schools are a great option for many students, but parents should have freedom of choice. Many parents send their children to charter schools and they should continue to be able too.
Homelessness, throughout southern California, has reached crisis proportions. The percentage of homelessness reported has risen by a staggering 16% during the past year alone, and it has started to threaten our well-being as a community. Foreclosure prevention is the first step. people who have lost their jobs and are unable to pay the mortgage may potentially become homeless.
I believe that the best solution is to provide vocational training and job opportunities for the homeless. It’s an example of traditional wisdom: give people a fish, and they can eat for a day; teach them to fish, and they can eat for a lifetime.
We need to allow legal immigrants that want to strengthen our economy a streamlined entry program. The process should be expedient, especially for those that want to invest or with academic or other specialized skills that benefit the United States. We want these people to come to our country. We need to have a process in place that shows the timeline of when they will be granted their Visa.
The long process that these immigrants are facing hurts the United States Economy. We are a nation of immigrants and that has made us strong.
I love this country and we should know that the people coming here love it too. We should welcome many, but we should also know who they are. The surge of illegal immigrants across our borders cannot be allowed to continue.
Much of my experience has been in the medical field and I understand the health problems of America. The U.S. healthcare system has limited medical benefits, and I will fight for improved medical plans that will be beneficial for all Americans to make Americans more stable and strong.
Healthcare has been tied to employers for far too long. Employers offer health benefits because the current federal tax code exempts employer-sponsored health plans. Employees save money by buying health insurance through an employer using pre-tax dollars.
This model no longer works for the multitude of self-employed people in the job market today. Additionally, Hospitals hide prices from consumers, so that the consumer doesn’t even know what they are until they receive a bill. To add even more complexity to the issue; insurance companies themselves face barriers based on individual state by state laws. US health insurance is regulated by individual state insurance Commissions. The significant variations between state regulations make it impossible to compare policies and premiums.
There is a broad variety of mandated benefits between states.
We need to remove barriers to entry for providers and remove the link to employers. People can choose car insurance, homeowners insurance and life insurance on the private market. With some sensible laws that allow all people to obtain coverage, health insurance could be made more available to all people at affordable prices. Individual market plans would be required to cover pre-existing conditions. High-risk pools would be funded by the funding used for subsidies and the Medicaid expansion.
Health Savings Accounts should also be made available to everyone. This account promotes savings and individual responsibility. When people are spending their own money they become better consumers which leads to more efficiencies in the marketplace.
Hospitals should be required to show prices publicly so that consumers can make an informed choice both on cost and quality. Also, we need to institute a national policy so that health insurance companies can write health insurance plans that are easily compared.
When we shine a light on these murky business practices, a knowledgeable consumer will be able to make smarter decisions. There are many ways we can reduce the cost of healthcare and make it more efficient which can lead to less spending at the government and individual level.
Veterans face many of the issues that I am focusing on such as Unemployment, Small business/ Entrepreneurial Support, Lack of Education, Homelessness and Healthcare issues. Veteran Affairs will provide timely access to our heroes all in one place. Our veterans face enough challenges as they return to and should be given a priority as we thank them for their service.
Veterans that suffer combat-related injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and traumatic brain injury should have easy access to quality healthcare. The high suicide rate for veterans is unacceptable. We need to invest in high-quality care to identify at-risk individuals and increase access to private medical practices.
The size of the U.S. veteran population and service-related health problems has increased. The VA health care system is a great organization but it can not meet the needs of all our veterans in a timely fashion. Many U.S. veterans live very far from their closest VA medical center. We need to make it easier for them to access private medical care if that is what they choose. A veteran should have freedom of choice. They can go to the VA or their private doctor, or both depending on their situation. But it will take significant efforts to better prepare civilian doctors to deliver high-quality care to veterans.
A high proportion of service people experience issues that can leave them unemployed. Reintegration into the business world is the least we can do. Many large companies have made a commitment to employ service members but we need to improve the program. A service member should be able to contact the VA and be working quickly if that is what they want to do.
There should also be SBA representatives working through the VA; so that veterans can have access to all of the resources they need in one location. Veterans possess so many skills from critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership, teamwork to endurance and resiliency. Imagine a startup incubator with these people being together; supported by the VA and SBA all in one location.
Senior Citizens
We have plenty of highly qualified seniors who have retired. We can create a program that can offer jobs for them training the younger generation and college students who may take an interest in getting a head-start in their occupation. Not only that, I will introduce a bill to offer more affordable housing plans for seniors who intend to stay in the area after retiring. I will be working with local landlords, hospitals, and senior care centers to devise specifics plans benefitting senior citizens within the district and make sure both parties benefit from such.
A lot of retired seniors in District 33 are well-educated professionals with a whole lot of time on their hands. We can use their help in many ways. They can be instructors at local after school programs to introduce their former jobs and answer questions for kids. CPA can teach math courses for kids, painters to teach art classes, etc.
Seniors that need our help should also be provided adequate residence at a reasonable cost. We can work with local hospitals, senior care centers, elderly care centers, and apartment owners to offer some affordable units with tax deduction as an incentive. Our focus is to keep these people in the area they already love. Housing in District 33 is not very affordable and it is going to be a problem for those who have retired. With an incentive such as tax credit, I am certain many developers and landlords will take interest in this idea.
International Trade
We live in a world where global trade is necessary but it must be fair to the USA. America has just started moving in the right direction, making up for years of inattention and complacency with regard to the abuse of global rules by China and others. We run the risk of losing the gains we have made if we elect weak leadership. We can not afford to have forced intellectual property transfers and theft. Our ports have security implications for the nation and we should assess the use of automation at our ports. This should be a federal issue that is not handled locally at each port. I believe all stakeholders should have a seat at the table.
Real Estate
Apartments should not be legally capped at the number of people allowed based on the current two plus one formula, which permits two people to occupy each bedroom, with one additional person in the living space. The Federal code is more efficient in that it focuses on the size of the apartment instead of rooms which can vary greatly in size. Let’s establish together, for America, a more stable and strong place to live today and for future generations.


Dr. Sarah Sun Liew for Congress 2020

The Candidate ID# HOCA33216 /The Committee ID: C00721787

​9465 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 300  Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Mail to: PO BOX 3872  Beverly Hills CA 90212

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