A prosperous society begins with a great foundation built on smart, beneficial, and cost-effective social programs. A great place to start is with education and expand that into retirement, as we must understand that all phases of life are valuable to the human experience. School opens the doors to opportunity paving the way to an earned yet comfortable retirement. That is why US State Senate candidate John Anthony Castro has made it his mission to run on a campaign that includes the expansion of public education and retirement benefits.
Born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, to a military family, Castro was raised with hardworking values that helped get him into prestigious programs at Harvard, Georgetown, and Texas A&M. “Education means everything to me, and I don’t take that for granted,” states John. “That is why I feel it is so important to ensure that education is available for everyone willing and dedicated to work hard.” Castro’s platform includes a Pre-K to Ph.D. program. The most significant public education expansion program the country has ever seen would consist of full programs delivered via the University of the American Citizen online.
“The beauty of this expansion is we’ve developed it with a net-zero cost plan meaning we can expand the program by reimagining public education and reducing wasteful spending,” explains Castro. “It’s about giving Americans improved access to education, which I fully support. I don’t see how we can move forward as a productive society without that.” Castro’s plan is impressive but innovative. It harnesses the power of technology instead of increasing debt to provide millions of Americans access to the education they deserve.
Not only is Castro focused on expanding education. He is also working towards a plan that provides expanded retirement benefits to all Americans tax-free. “The bottom line is our retirees have already paid their debt to society and then some,” says Castro. “A tax-free retirement isn’t just a fundamental right. I believe it is something that our seniors have earned. They’ve already paid taxes on their earnings for years. Taxing it on the way out isn’t ethical.” Castro’s campaign fearlessly tackles this issue, helping seniors with expanded benefits to improve their quality of life.
Castro is undoubtedly a visionary, but he is pragmatic as well. He built his campaign on real-life solutions rather than lofty ideas and empty promises. “As leaders, it is our job to deliver, and that is precisely what I intend to do,” says Castro. A dynamic campaign for a Republican, Castro runs with the motivation that conservative spending that focuses on reinvesting in the American people will help put this country on the right path for the future.
Castro has planned well ahead with respect to his own prospects as well. Castro announced his campaign to run against incumbent Senator John Cornyn of Texas. He is now considering a second run in 2022 and is also strongly considering a presidential run in 2024 or 2028.