We are just over a month away from Election Day on November 8th. We are guaranteed to see a change in the White House, but how will that affect races down the ballot? For those of you that may not have paid any attention to National and local races, we’ve put together a short list of planks from the Democratic and Republican 2016 party platforms. These topics are those which we felt are related to food truck  and food service business ownership.

DNC & RNC 2016 Party Platforms

Issue Democratic Platform Republican Platform
  • Mandate a $15-per-hour minimum nationwide
  • Eliminate the tip credit nationwide
  • Promote profit sharing
  • Leave minimum wage issues to states and local jurisdictions
  • Encourage employee stock ownership programs
  • 7 days of paid sick leave
  • Encourage employers to provide paid vacations
  • “Democrats will make it easier for workers, public and private, to exercise their right to organize and join unions.”
  • Fight against so-called Right to Work laws
  • Promote Right to Work laws
  • Allow the Board to certify a union through a simple card vote
  • “We intend to restore fairness and common sense to that agency
Tax reform
  • Simplify current taxation process
  • Ease taxes, simplify the taxation process
  • Replace current taxation system and start from scratch
Small business assistance
  • “We will cut the red tape that holds back small businesses.”
  • Reduce “occupational licensing laws”
  • Reduce “occupational licensing laws”
  • Overturn Dodd-Frank as a step toward ending a “regulatory nightmare”
Immigration reform
  • A path to legal residence
  • “We oppose any form of amnesty for those who, by breaking the law, have disadvantaged those who have obeyed it.”
  • Ensure ACA is truly universal coverage by promoting accessibility
  • Repeal the ACA


Please Note: These are just reviews from the Democratic and Republican party platforms and where each stands on issues of particular importance to the mobile food industry. We understand their are more parties that will be on ballots across the country, but until a third party gains enough support Nationally or even statewide, we choose to only share these party platforms.

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