Martin O'Malley (Jobs and Business Policy)

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O'Malley's Jobs and Business Policy (section page)


  • Reach wage growth of 4% annually by 2018 (MOW-1)
  • Increase number of families with adequate retirement savings by 50% within 8 years (MOW-1)
  • Cut the pay gap between full-time men and women workers in half by 2025 through paycheck fairness laws, strong family leave policies, and expanded access to quality, affordable healthcare (MOW-1)
  • Increase the minimum wage and protect rights of all workers to organize and collectively bargain for better wages (OTI)


  • Cut the unemployment rate among young people in half within 3 years (MOW-1)
  • Reach full employment for American veterans by 2020 (MOW-4)
  • Extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless (OTI)

Wall Street Reform

  • Require banks to separate commercial and speculative banking within 5 years (MOW-FR)
  • Ensure key political appointees are independent of Wall Street (MOW-FR)
  • Close the regulator/prosecutor revolving door (MOW-FR)
    • Institute a three-year revolving door ban
    • Institute an additional three-year mandatory disclosure rule
  • Immediately double funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (MOW-FR)
  • Elevate focus on economic crimes at the Department of Justice (MOW-FR)
    • Create a standalone Economic Crimes Division
  • Immediately reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act and end "too big to fail" (MOW-FR)
  • Implement a financial transaction tax to limit high-frequency trading (MOW-FR)

Competition and Anti-trust

  • Restore competition and anti-trust laws, taking action within one year in office (MOW-14)