People are concerned with the economy, and so am I. Our economy has made many New Yorkers wealthy, but many are still left out. First, I favor a small increase in weekly unemployment benefits while maintaining the present six-month eligibility window. New York is an expensive place to live, and few people can get by on half their old salary and still afford to cover their rent and groceries. Second, New Yorkers should keep more of their hard-earned money. I will fight to cut corporate taxes and increase the Earned Income Tax Credit, which helps the working poor. Third, I believe states should set their desired minimum wage, not the federal government. New York’s high cost of living continues to rise. We should end the annual debate and simply benchmark the minimum wage to inflation. That way, when inflation goes up, so does your paycheck. Fourth, I support reviewing the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill. We should make sure it is protecting middle-class workers as promised. Finally, Congress should further research the potential benefits and drawbacks of bitcoin to our economy. Innovative technologies should be investigated, not swept under the rug.