The Democratic National Committee's party platform promises "to cut the red tape that holds back small businesses and entrepreneurs." Similarly, Hillary Clinton says she will "cut regulations and will streamline them for small businesses." That sounds great to employers in Baltimore working through several years of a historically weak economy. Unfortunately, what I am seeing from candidates is more of the same bad policies that strangle business in red tape and taxes. As a Democrat myself, we need to look at actions, not words, if we are really interested in addressing income inequality, inner-city unemployment and lack of productivity that has created a "new normal" of economic stagnation.