Dr. Bruce Fischer
Born and raised in New York, Bruce Fischer joined the United States Army in 1966. After earning his Army Aviator wings, Bruce began piloting CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
At the age of 19, he was deployed to Vietnam. His conduct earned him numerous decorations, and after he completed his tour of duty, Bruce was selected to be an Army flight instructor.
Upon leaving the military, Bruce’s passion for serving others took him in a new direction: psychology. With a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from SUNY-Stony Brook, Bruce’s career path took him to private practice, large hospital systems, and academia.
An experienced medical professional, Bruce believes that healthcare is a human right – which is why he will work to pass Medicare-for-All legislation, as the best way to provide quality healthcare to everyone.
Bruce is now retired and lives in Longs, South Carolina. He enjoys spending time with his children, Michelle and Ian, and their families. When he’s not advocating progressive solutions, he can be found (unsuccessfully) working on his golf game.
After the recent Presidential election, like many Democrats, Bruce felt a call to action to help serve his community by running for congress. Bruce does not plan on becoming a career politician and wants to help serve his state and country directly by being an elected representative.
Access to quality healthcare should be recognized as a right, not a commodity to be bought and sold on the open market. This will benefit people and business. Dr. Fischer supports National Improved Medicare for All. We already know Medicare works.
Strengthening the VA should be a top priority. All who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States have earned the Veterans Benefits we were promised. These programs need to be strengthened and improved–never privatized.
We must protect the Second Amendment, but gun violence is taking too many lives in this country–especially young people. It’s time to apply common sense measures to reduce this scourge. Universal background checks would be a good start.
Access to quality education is crucial if America wants to stay competitive. 21st century job training that connects to an available job with a livable wage would go a long way in improving quality of life.
Tax reform is long overdue. We need a system of progressive tax that is fair for all. Nobody should be awash in taxes, but neither should the top 2% get away with paying less than people at the bottom.
Protecting the environment is paramount. Here in South Carolina, our economy is largely based on tourism which is based on our environment. We must reverse or at least limit the effects of climate change and we cannot risk the possible devastating effects of offshore drilling.
We are a nation of immigrants. We must come to grips with the large number of undocumented people already here- mostly law-abiding, tax-paying folks. Too many families are being ripped apart by deportation. We must re-evaluate who we are and who we want to be as a country. Does the Statue of Liberty still welcome people to our shores?
Civil rights are human rights. Hate, bigotry, and discrimination based on differences is counterproductive and contrary to our national values. Together we can accomplish far more than we can separately. Voting rights must be strengthened.
Preserve and Protect Social Security.These programs should be strengthened, not eroded or privatized. We don’t want to see least among us reduced to abject poverty in their so-called “golden years.” We need to remind ourselves of the national values upon which this country was founded.