Governments should avoid enacting laws that are inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent on takings.
A variety of criteria should be used when evaluating proposals to stimulate the economy:
Relief packages for people facing hardships due to economic downturns should be temporary and well-targeted. Preference should be given to measures that also would stimulate economic activity.
The debate over immigration to the U.S.
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA.
Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should not penalize people unable to pay civil or criminal fees or fines due to poverty.
Policymakers should explicitly allow private individuals to protect their rights in court. All legislation intended to protect individual rights should include a private right of action.
Policymakers should encourage intergenerational cooperation.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to further budgetary decisions that reflect the needs of all members of society.