Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is an American academic who teaches justice and peace studies at the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities. He sought the endorsement of the state’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2008 and did not succeed. Nelson-Pallmeyer spoke at Peacestock 2011 near Hager City, Wis., and told people gathered that this is a decade of opportunity.
He cited four actions that would solve the current budget crisis:
1. Single payer health care
2. Fair tax system on all incomes
3. Transaction tax on speculative investments
4. Remove cap on Social Security contributions (currently $106,000 annual income), which he said would make Social Security healthy forever
Nelson-Pallmeyer also argued for reducing American imperialism and a 70% reduction in war expenditures.