PLEDGE TO AMERICA RESPONSE

A PLAN TO CREATE JOBS, END ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY & MAKE AMERICA MORE COMPETITIVE

WHILE WE APPRECIATE THE EFFORT, YOUR PRESENT PROPOSAL IS NOT YET ACCEPTABLE. IT IS NOT SUCCINCT. IT IS NOT DETAILED ENOUGH. NO TO EARMARKS! NO TO UNRELATED BILL ATTACHMENTS TO BILLS! CUT SPENDING BACK TO 2006 LEVELS! DESCRIBE HOW TO REACH A LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE AND CERTAINTY. BE SPECIFIC ABOUT A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. DEFINE HOW WE PAY THE DEBT AND GET BACK TO BLACK. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE EXTREME LEFT AND RIGHT. WHERE HAVE YOU PROPOSED A SOLUTION TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE HUGE FINANCIAL LIABILITIES THAT ARE NOT BUDGETED FOR?

BE BOLD, BE THOUGHTFUL AND BE JUDICIOUS. BE FAIR TO THE CENTER OF THE USA, NOT JUST REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT. MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHETHER REPUBLICAN MANAGEMENT, REP. JOHN BOEHNER AND SEN. MITCH McCONNELL, NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. YOU WANTED TO BE LEADERS – SO LEAD AND TAKE THE HEAT OR MOVE OVER FOR NEW LEADERS. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DO WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT, THEN PERHAPS IT IS TIME FOR THE YOUNG GUNS AND NEW BLOOD IN CONGRESS. BECAUSE CONGRESS CAN NOT MAKE EFFECTIVE POLICY DECISIONS FOR OUR COUNTRY, WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO DEMAND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR POLICY DECISIONS TO BE VOTED BY NATIONAL REFERENDUM EVERY TWO YEARS.

A) We will STATE HOW TO CREATE CERTAINTY BY NOV 2010 AND SUGGEST HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN BE USED TO CREATE BUSINESS CONFIDENCE. WE WILL INQUIRE TO BIG BUSINESS LEADERS AND SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS WHAT THEY NEED – OTHER THAN MONEY – TO CREATE BUSINESS CERTAINTY. WE WILL CREATE THE PATH, AND SUPPORT NEW TECHNOLOGY WHERE FEASIBLE, BUT ONLY AS FEDERAL BUDGETS PERMIT end the uncertainty and create incentives for job growth with a plan to:

1 Permanently stop all job-killing tax hikes – AND CUT EXPENSES TO BALANCE TAX CUTS SUCH THAT WE ACHIEVE A BALANCED BUDGET BY OCTOBER 2012

2 Give small businesses a tax deduction equal to 20% of their business income

B) We will establish regulatory certainty with a plan to:

1 THIS IS BS – BE SPECIFIC AND WRITE IT IN PLAIN, FACTUAL LANGUAGE – Rein in the red tape factory in Washington D.C. and require Congress to approve any new regulation that would NOT harm job creation or the economy WHY DID YOU LEAVE OUT THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE “BAN ALL EARMARKS” FROM ALL NEW BILLS AND PRESENT THE OBJECTIVE FOR A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT”? DID YOU SAY BAN EARMARKS FOR ONE YEAR? IF THAT IS YOUR POSITION, WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT!

2 Repeal job-killing small business mandates like the new 1099 paperwork rules imposed on small businesses LIST THE ACTIONS BY LINE ITEM AND SET A DATE OF CANCELLATION.  KEEP THOSE BUSINESS GUIDELINES PRIOR TO 2008 THAT HAVE PROVEN TO PROTECT SOCIETY FROM BUSINESS LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY.

A PLAN TO STOP OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING & REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT

A) We will put government on a path to a balanced budget and pay down the debt with a plan to:

1 Act immediately to reduce spending by canceling (ALL) unspent stimulus funds

2 Cut government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels saving at least $100 billion in the first year alone – NOT ACCEPTABLE – (SPECIFY TO 2006 SPENDING LEVELS)

3 Establish a hard cap on new discretionary spending (SPECIFY A 25% SPENDING CUT ACROSS THE BOARD – NOBODY GETS FAVORS )

4 Cut Congress’ budget (WHAT THE HELL DOES THIS MEAN?)

5 Hold weekly votes on spending cuts (AND HOLD WEEKLY OR MONTHLY NATIONAL NEWS ALERTS AS TO PROGRESS)

B) We will reduce the size of government with a plan to:

1 End TARP once and for all (AND PUT IN LEGISLATION TO PREVENT TARP IN FUTURE)

2 End government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (AND SPECIFY HOW FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC WILL PAY BACK THEIR DEBT) AND CLAW BACK FUNDS PAID TO DEPARTING MANAGERS PRIOR TO LOANS

3 Impose a net federal hiring freeze on non-security employees (THIS IS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE – FEDERAL STAFF LEVELS ARE TO GO BACK TO 2006 LEVELS – PEOPLE HIRED AFTER 31 DECEMBER 2008 WILL BE FIRED, OR PERMITTED TO BE MOVED TO ANOTHER FEDERAL POSITION ONLY IF THEY ARE REPLACING AN EXISTING HIRED FEDERAL HIRE.

4 Root out government waste (SPECIFY EXAMPLES TO TARGET AND WHEN TO RESOLVE) and sunset outdated and duplicative programs

C) We will reform the budget process (SPECIFY GOALS TO ACHIEVE AND GIVE EXAMPLES) to focus on long term challenges

A PLAN TO REPEAL & REPLACE THE GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE

A) We will repeal the job-killing PRESENT health care law, AND INITIATE A NEW HEALTH LAW THAT FOCUSES ON MEDICAL DECISIONS BY DOCTORS, TORT REFORM, INSURANCE COSTS REDUCTIONS, AND RESEND PRESENT HEALTH INSURANCE INCREASES BACK TO 2008 LEVELS …

B) We will IDENTIFY THE TOP 6 (10) HEALTH PRIORITIES OF US CITIZENS AND REPLACE THE EXISTING OBAMA CARE WITH A FOCUSED HEALTH CARE PROGRAM replace it with real reforms, with a plan to :

1 Enact medical liability reform – FOCUSING ON COST CUTTING, TORT REFORM, REMOVING ALL FEDERAL GROWTH OF OBAMA CARE, REMOVING OBAMA FEDERAL CONTROL OF THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY, DIRECT ALL MEDICAL DECISION FROM GOVERNMENT AND INSURANCE TO DOCTORS; REQUIRE MEDICAL DOCTORS TO PARTICIPATE IN REPORTING NEGLIGENCE; AND REQUIRE MEDICAL TO IMPLEMENT A STANDARD POLICY ON RESPONSE TO NEGLIGENCE

2 Grant consumers the freedom to purchase coverage across state lines

3 Expand Health Savings Accounts

4 Strengthen the doctor-patient relationship – PREVENT INSURANCE COMPANIES FROM BEING DECISION MAKERS ON HEALTH DECISIONS

5 Ensure access for those with pre-existing conditions

C) We will permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion

A PLAN TO REFORM CONGRESS & RESTORE TRUST

A) We will “read EVERY BILL AND SIGN THAT WE HAVE READ THE BILL” and require legislation be publicly available at least 3 days before voting on it – NOT PERMIT ANY BILL OVER 100 PAGES IN LENGTH

B) We will adhere to the Constitution and require IN PERPETUITY every bill to cite its specific Constitutional Authority. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS BANNED FROM INITIATING ANY BILL THAT DOES NOT HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY

C) We will ensure an open and bipartisan debate on all spending bills – SPECIFY HOW THIS IS TO BE ACHIEVED FOR ANY CONGRESS, WHETHER DEMOCRATIC, REPUBLICAN OR INDEPENDENT

D) We will advance legislative issues one at a time and end the practice of massive bills that address unrelated issues AND WE WILL BAN IN PERPETUITY THE ATTACHMENT OF ITEMS TO A BILL THAT HAS NO RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRIMARY BILL FOCUS. WE WILL BAN IN PERPETUITY ALL PORK AND EARMARKS ADDED TO BILLS.

A PLAN TO KEEP OUR NATION SECURE AT HOME & ABROAD

A) We will continue to lead the fight against terrorism with a plan to:

1 Pass clean troop funding bills and provide the necessary resources and support to our military – AND BASE ALL FUNDING ON FUNDS AVAILABLE

2 Keep terrorists out of America. SOLVE ENTRY OF ILLEGAL ALIENS  INTO THE USA BY SEVERELY FINING ANY BUSINESS THAT HIRES ILLEGAL ALIENS. CREATE A PAID WORK ENTRY PROGRAM THAT BUSINESSES SIGN UP FOR, AGREEING TO NON-UNION, LABOR RATES. USE THE LEGAL ENTRY FEES TO COVER ALIEN MEDICAL INSURANCE AND AUTO INSURANCE. NO STATE DRIVER’S LICENSE PERMITTED.

3 Enact an overarching detention policy for terrorist combatants BE SPECIFIC

B) We will protect our homeland and support our allies with a plan to:

1 Fully fund missile defense WITH BUDGETED FUNDS, NOT WITH BORROWED FUNDS

2 Require tough enforcement of sanctions against Iran – THIS IS NOT A REPUBLICAN AGENDA, BUT NEEDS TO BE DEFINED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE USA IN A VOTE.

C) We will secure our borders with strong enforcement of the law with a plan to:

1 Establish operational control of the border

2 Work with state and local officials to enforce our immigration laws

3 Strengthen visa security

We will uphold our principles and fight for America’s priorities

A) We will fight to ensure transparency and accountability in Congress and throughout government

B) We will continue to fight the growth of government and oppose new stimulus spending that only puts our nation further in debt

C) We will fight efforts to fund the costly new health care law

D) We will fight to increase access to domestic energy sources and oppose attempts to impose a national “cap and trade” energy tax

E) We will fight for the rights of workers and oppose “card check” schemes that put union bosses before an individual’s right to a secret ballot

F) We will fight efforts to use a national crisis for political gain

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Socialism is the Intention of Progressives – Not the Unintended Consequence

Socialism is the true intention of 2012 Progressives and President Obama. It takes at least two different parties to represent our country. I find it hard to believe how Democrats are permitting the extreme left to dominate and control the liberal side of action to the point of Socialism and Communism. I know the extreme left would say the same of the Tea Party, but as an Independent, the Tea Party does not have socialists and communists in their midst. That is not to say every thing the Tea Party proposes are good ideas, but how can we as a people say that it is OK for people within our Government to be stated socialists and communists. People prefer a center oriented country over a socialist or communist country. I do not agree with everything the Republicans propose, nor everything that the Democrats propose, but I can not accept the idea that the majority of our country, those Republicans and Democrats who are centrists, desire to live in a Socialist country! We Independents, Democratic centrists and Republican centrists need to come together, take back our Government with representatives who are interested in serving our country, rather that subvert our country into a destructive environment, leading to more polarization to the point of conflict.

It is truly remarkable that the Center of the Democrats have allowed their side of the aisle to become so progressive, which is the new way of describing socialism. It is the intended consequence. What happened to the people of our country who want government control, rather then individual freedoms. Why can’t they grasp that we as a country do not want unions in our government. We do not want so many people in government that civilians become the minority. Why have the pay levels of top paid government personnel increased so rapidly? For what reason other than more government influence into decisions of our society.  I don’t want our America to migrate to socialism and government control. The people in Government are supposed to do what we tell them! They work for us, not we for them!!

Government’s responsibility regarding Job Creation is not to hire public workers and unionize them or to protect Union pension plans with borrowed money; but to create a successful path for civilian businesses to develop products, produce products and hire people for manufacture. With the correct focus on creating a successful path for new technology and existing manufacturing, the middle class becomes more stable. Without a successful middle class, there is no economic freedom and capitalism crumbles. So why has the Obama Administration focused on everything except developing a successful Job Creation path? We are all acting like chickens, running back and forth, clucking here, clucking there, bewildered because we can not comprehend why the liberal Congress keeps passing bills that have nothing to do with job creation. They say Health care reduces costs, but it was passed with smoke and mirrors, and if it was so great, they would all be whooping it up in their reelection campaigns. Not a peep!

When we pull our head out of the trees and start looking at the forest, we see all these policy changes going around Congress, using legal maneuvers to achieve their hidden agenda. We need to grasp the real goal of this Democratic Congress. JOBS and the Economy have not been the objective. They made a decision to make social changes first, and to bypass Congress in every manner, so that the changes are being made by hired guns, who think like the Democratic Congress. But Congress can say, “it was not my fault”. Here are some examples:

 

1) The Cap and Trade is stuck and not going to pass, so the Executive branch directed the EPA to implement Cap and Trade by using Carbon taxes through the EPA. Cap and Trade is coming through the back door. Carol Browner, picked by the President to manage climate change and energy. Ms. Browner is looking at a Supreme Court ruling in 2007 requiring the EPA to determine whether carbon dioxide endangers public health or welfare. Do you think the answer will be yes or no? I am sure that “Yes” will be the answer, followed by new rulings on clean air issues and of course, more business taxes.

2) Card Check is stuck in Congress, so the President assigned SEIU’s labor boss, Andy Stern, to manage the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Card Check is coming through the back door! Imagine the most senior Union person, who expresses socialism as a solution, is assigned a position to discuss Union implementation into US businesses. 8% of business is unionized, down from a recent 30% in the 1970s. President Obama can not Get Card Check passed, which is to get unions into all businesses using the front door Congress, so he backdoors his policy by hiring Andy Stern, a professed Socialist, to get Unions into all businesses any way he can.

3) Unions can donate to politicians, but Congress passed a bill allowing businesses to donate to politicians. The Unions and liberals did not like this, sued, went to the Supreme Court and lost when the Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that businesses can also donate to politicians. Unions and the Democratic Congress of course despise this competition, since liberals loved the one sided financial advantage of Union donations to the Democrats. President Obama then ridiculed the Supreme Court members in his 2010 speech to the nation for allowing businesses to provide political donations. He completely agrees that unions can donate any level of money, but does not want businesses to make political donations. I personally feel the Supreme Court should ban all union, business and organizational donations; allowing only personal donations, limited to $5000 from any person. But the Democratic position is to let all people and all organizations donate to the liberal side of the house, while placing all possible obstacles in front of donations to the conservatives.

4) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is managed by U.S. Treasury Timothy Geithner and Harvard profession Elizabeth Warren, the new Assistant to President Obama. The strong arm, anti-business policies of the Executive branch can not be easily passed through Congress, but yet again, President Obama gets around this by assigning Ms. Warren, a true ideologue, to implement her version of financial control over all the financial institutions. Agreed, CC companies have no ethics and stick it to the credit card holder, and yes banks will stick to the loan applicant where ever they can. These are changes that need to be made by a conservative, focused congress. But Ms. Warren has an agenda. When asked specific questions by Joe Scarborough of MSNBC and Jack Welch, guest on CNBC on 23 September, she offered a plethora of hand waving, grandiose language. But she is incapable of answering questions in short precise answers. She can not grasp why people can not understand her motives. Ms. Warren will implement what she feels are the right financial controls, bypassing Congress again, for the “benefit of the working class of the US people.

5) BP had the terrible oil spill, which hurt jobs in the South, so the Obama administration sued for a moratorium to prevent any deep water drilling. While the oil spill was indeed a catastrophe, BP did not intend for this. It will likely have occurred due to poor management of the oil rig. It should also be noted that out of all the drilling wells, an extremely small percentage of wells have had problems. I agree, that we want no oil spill problems. The courts did not agree with the Obama Administration’s ban on deep water drilling, refusing to implement the deep water ban; so the U.S. Interior Department was directed to block deep water drilling. Use borrowed money to fund the lost wages, control the businesses, make them dependent on the government.  

There are more changes being implemented as a myriad of new Czars have been assigned, few, if any, approved by Congress; all making their decisions for the betterment of their Socialist USA. Our present Government feels better suited at making decisions for us, making decisions for business, defining our social guidelines. They need not go through Congress. The new social order can be implemented around Congress by making policy changes; hidden agendas controlled by professors, union presidents and selected people who are part of the inner circle. Decisions are being implemented for the vast majority of the US population. Get around Congress by assigning policy makers. Say as little as possible, wave your hands over here, while changes are made over there.

Which form of government uses these techniques? Socialists are happy to discuss and dicuss and discuss, allowing us to try and get them to understand what they are doing is not desired. They don’t care, as they are making the changes around us, and our Congress in 2010 is doing nothing to prevent these changes; in fact our Democratic Congress has been embracing the “Change”.

Make your vote in November for the person whom you feel will best vote your ideals. Demand accountability from those new representatives! Demand the same from those who remain in Congress. We must reverse much of what has occurred, while we sat back and watched. Then we must prevent these changes from ever being made again. We see what the liberal Congress has done. Progressive Democrats and yes Progressive Republicans were also the culprits, and they need to be voted out of office.  I hope a new conservative Congress gets voted in and they pay attention to what we want done.

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Taxes or Arrogance of Power

It has been interesting to watch the DEMs and REPUBs response to the Tea Party. Most of the Tea Party are Constitutionalists to one degree or another. Most are conservative by nature, but not necessarily a firm Republican. Some are liberal, but not necessarily a firm Democrat. Sounds like an independent thinking people. Note, I did not say they are Independents, just independent thinking.

I strongly suggest the established Republican leadership pay attention. We are pissed about the spending. Paul Ryan hears what “We the People” are saying. He is a Fiscal Conservative. Jim Demint, keep doing what you are doing. Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Christine ODonnell, focus on JOBS, think before you speak, as they are waiting for a misstep. Don’t be rushed in your answers, as they will rush you by blitzing with questions, hoping for a mistake. Know your facts, know what your focus is and be prepared. Do not let anybody deflect your focus from JOBs creation, debt reduction, spending reduction, federal manpower reduction. Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Your opponent will put you down and say you have no experience. They will bring up your history and baggage. Be prepared to answer consistently. The Far left will slam you, as they are the worst kind of people. The news people will try to trip you up and make you look ignorant of the facts, and incapable of being a political person. Don;t try to be a political person. Be a person for the people, for the center, for JOBS, debt reducton, spending reduction, federal manpower reduction. Define your self and stay consistent!

It is appalling that the DEMs comprehend the tax cuts as a loss of income, which has to be made up! It is good they are thinking in the right direction. But how amazing to think the established political party actually thinks they deserve the right to budget and spend the money on their priorities. But it is our money! How and when did the political leadership come to the view, that they have a right to this money? They see a spending reduction as a loss of taxable income. Republicans, conservatives, are you hearing this? What gives government the right to think an ever increasing tax base is your right to spend? The Democrats today are saying the proposed tax cuts make a $700B debt to our budget, and are only temporary. What right do you have to claim “our money” is your money to expect and spend ?

Let’s not forget the Republican leadership has been spending and assigning earmarks (pork barrel spending) like drunken sailors too. That is what the DEMS and more recently REPUBs do not understand. They are in power and forgot who they represent. They think they control “We the People”. But only if we permit them to spend like drunken sailors, wasting money on low priority items, saving the world. Do you wish to be told what to do and how to think?

Carl Rove really put down the young lady, Christine ODonnell from DE on Wednesday, 14Sep10. She won the Republican right to challenge the Democrat in November 2010. Carl Rove, although you are conservative, and I am conservative, you have no right to put that lady down, which shows your true colors for power. I saw on CNN morning discussions, 14Sep10, where the typical liberal talking heads also put everybody down they do not like – that being conservatives. I want to respond in kind, but I will only say that your condemnations serve to show your bias and inability to appreciate the skills or potential of a person who is willing to step up to the plate. You, who managed to get a talking position on TV or radio, can only tear people down, or build false bridges for those you support.

The DEMs, Chris Coons, are(is) gleeful. They think they have a DE win in the pocket. People of Delaware, I hope you are listening to how the established politicians see you, the common person, of Delaware. You are a tool to their goal. Is their goal to make the best decisions for Delaware, or to be the decision makers in power? It’s time to get their attention and it is time to get a citizen political representative, who will listen to you, to vote for your state of DE, not for the party line, not for the REPUB party line or for the DEM party line. Vote for what is best for Delaware.

Likewise, the rest of us in each state, have to stop listening to the Far Right, stop listening to the Far Left, stop listening to the political leaders, who keep telling us how to think. Think for your self, for what is best for your family, your brother, your sister, what is best to take our country into the future. I know we need a balance of liberal and conservative in the political environment, but we need them to think independently, for us, by us, in support of us in each of our states.

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Building Bridges or Favoring Unions in September 2012

In a Labor Day, 2010 speech in Milwaukee, WI, Pres. Obama proposed $50 billion more in infrastructure spending to rebuild roads, railways and runways. The proposal seems good on first pass, but also proposed is a Government Bank to disburse the $50B funds. That is the first mistake, since government has never proven to be effective at management or disbursement of money. The Government banks will be 100% biased towards union labor, which is 30% more expensive than non-union labor. Thus, the proposal is effectively ($50 Billion – 30%) a $35 Billion value to the USA for a loss of $15 Billion right off the top. That means we get 30% less work, 30% less infrastructure. The proposal is really a wonderful bone to the Unions, and has nothing to do with creating long term jobs. The bridge building and highway building/repairs are a necessity, but it must be open to the best contractor, not just Union people. President Obama to date has been incapable of breaking away from his idealistic goals and far left support and focus on what is best for our country. Serving the left wing is not supporting the much larger, center majority.

Conversely, what do the Republicans offer to move the United States forward? It is the responsibility of the federal government to provide the economic guidelines that allow business to be creative and productive. While the Democrats have focused on everything but JOBS, the Republicans have not yet defined how they propose to bring the USA out of this 2008 to 2010 recession. It does not require that the Republicans pay everybody $500 or spend, spend, spend. It does require focused spending based on a limited budget. What budget do the Republicans specify? What guidelines do the Republicans propose to bring us out of this recession? I want the Republicans to be successful, but I do not see leadership coming from House Minority Leader Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. It is partisan for the DEMS to constantly refer to the Republican Congress as the Party of No! Those things that are ridiculous, we should say “Hell No”. But those liberal proposals that are good, we should say “Hell Yes”. Complaining about poor Democratic proposals without a Republican alternative is useless and nothing more than a tear down. It is not a solution! We need to hear what you Republicans propose as a path to progress. We can not just say what we have to cut back on! We also have to say what positive directions we need to take and how to achieve those objectives. We must do this without Earmarks, blatant left wing and right wing payoffs to unions, lawyers, big business organizations. It is time to focus in the needs of our country and stop paying attention to special interests. Paying off big business is just as bad as paying off unions and lawyers.

I keep asking why our President is being so divisive in his recent (September 4, 2010 and September 8, 2010) public statements. Why continue to keep poking “Republicans” in the eye. Why would you use the word republicans; which infers all conservatives? Why say things that divide our nation’s people? Why not come to a mutual position by sitting down with Republican and Democrat leaders to come to a mutual agreement for progress? I have come to the conclusion that it is senseless to ask why the animosity continues. Public pissing contests are done for a reason and Pres. Obama seems incapable of deviating from a Far Left Agenda. But I do know that public animosity between the President and conservative leadership is not moving the USA forward. While they fight for power, we go further in debt each day. Which leader will step forward and propose harmony to bring people together and propose how the USA will move forward to resolve our financial/job problems. Who will start focusing on the center majority needs of JOBS and DEBT REDUCTION, refuse to give any further advantages to Special Interests groups, reverse many of the Special Interest programs and start listening to the center majority of the USA.

We can not be a single party control. In the past, I had always been Republican, and continue to be conservative in thought. But I now realize that you need a balance of independents, middle left and middle right voters. We, the voters, need to understand that we should not claim democrat or republican, but we should claim independent, such that we can choose the very best of those who choose to serve in the government. I can not have everything I want. You can not have everything you want. But we can have most of what we want, if we agree to a common direction of policy and demand our Congress to work as a team.

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28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

An idea whose time has come. For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn’t pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn’t seem logical. We should not have elitists who feel they are above the law. It does not matter that members in Government are Democrat, Republican or Independent. The government self-serving must stop. This constitutional amendment is a good way to achieve a common platform that we all should work from. It is an idea whose time has come.

Please ask 20 people in your contact list to email a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America could have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution
“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to all members (civilians and elected) of Congress, Judicial and Executive branches of the Government of the United States. Further, with exception of the President, Vice President, Senate Majority Leader and House Majority Leader, all government members (civilian and elected) shall receive the same level of health care, retirement benefits and special benefits as the average working person in the United States. All military, active and retired, retain existing pay policy, as well as existing medical and retirement benefits.”

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10 Points of National Priority and A Contract FOR America

Leadership Needed from our Majority Center in the House, Senate and Executive

We want our congressional leadership to provide center oriented solutions. We need citizen legislators with strong business backgrounds and superb ethics. We need legislators who can negotiate to a mutual agreement without shouting, without demagogue (a person who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power) issues; and we need leaders who make thoughtful decisions for their states population and who accept responsibility for their decisions. We are sick of the finger pointing, elitists, demagogues and idealists from the Democratic far Left and Republican far right. We need center oriented legislators with good leadership. We want you to listen to the concerns of the majority center, and stop allowing your decisions to be based on the extreme left and right.

Democrat leaders, although you will likely disagree, we the Majority Center, We the People find that you have come up with:

a) no effective solutions to create real, non government jobs;

b) no solutions to passing a law on a permanent Balanced Budget;

c) no solution to solve the national debt;

d) no acceptable solution to solving Finance to include Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac;

e) no acceptable Health Care solution that reduces medical costs, reduces medical litigation costs and gets government and Insurance out of Medical decisions;

f) no acceptable solution to resolve lawyer (TORT REFORM) litigation limits.

Democrats, you owned Congress since 2006. You owned Congress and Executive since 2008 and your solutions were far left and driven through Congress in the worst ethical manner. Republicans, are you reading our lips? If you feel you can keep quiet to allow the Democrats to fail, then you are equally guilty of negligence. If you can not bring credibility and honor to Congress to resolve these major issues, we can certainly vote independent. We want to hear a leader come to the fore front and list their 10 points of national priority to be achieved in the next 2 years. We in the Center Majority of our population can also input and define the 10 Priorities to achieve and the specifics of each priority. It is called mutual agreement to achieve the best for our Nation. Let’s define our 10 Points of National PriorityA Contract FOR America. Below is a possible list of Priorities. Then we need to ensure Congress hears our voices. We all need to have a common voice and every time we see our Representatives and Senators, we wave our succinct list of 10 Priorities in their face and remind them we know how to vote. One common voice – based on mutual agreement – to specify what we want our HOUSE, SENATE and EXECUTIVE to accomplish. Each of us will have to give something to gain the whole – or we will split apart. The far Left and far Right can go pound sand! If we are wise, we would create 10 Priorities for our individual States, Counties, Cities and towns, as well.

10 Points of National Priority – A Contract FOR America

1) Balance the Budget:

Cut 20% across all federal budgets, no exceptions

All Federal civilian employees pay 10% into retirement and 6% into their insurance plans

All Senators and House Representatives pay standard costs for all benefits they get, nothing free

All Federal employees (this includes all elected members as well as appointed people) making over $115K take an immediate 20% pay cut

All Congress HOUSE and SENATE members take a “No Pay, No benefits except health insurance” until they have enacted two key mandates:

a) Balanced National Budget including every penny, no hidden expenses of any kind as of 1 April 2011

b) National Debt Payback Program defined to assure we pay National Debt to zero in 15 years, max 20 years

2) Take Federal Civilian manpower levels back to 2006 levels, no exceptions

3) Define Debt # as of 1 April 2011, 12 noon and Implement a National Sales tax of 7% to Pay off the debt as quickly as possible. Establish a 7% National Sales tax across the board on all sales, except food, for 10 – 15 years to pay only the national debt off, as defined on 1 April 2011. The National Sales Tax must have a limited life to pay off only that National debt and can not be used for any other reason. No presidential changes, no congressional changes and no amendments are permitted. Write it in words we all understand, and state all Exec, Legislative and Judicial amendments are barred. If debt paid sooner than 15 years, National Sales tax automatically cancels on 31 December in same year the debt is paid off. Any excess taxes collected goes only to National Emergency Savings. If not paid off in 15 years, National Sales Tax automatically extended one year at a time to achieve the debt specified as of 1 April 2011, 1:00:00PM. All future budgets as of 1 April 2011, 1:00:01PM must be balanced budget + 5% savings and Fed can not spend anymore money than taken in each year, except when a State of War has been declared and approved by Congress, Senate and Pres. Federal Government uses the +5% to create an Emergency Savings of $800B, which can not be used for any reason other than national catastrophe, which must have 2/3 vote in congress and Senate. 50% of the savings interest can be spent in the annual budget, while 50% of the interest savings is added to the Emergency Savings.

4) Modify Health Care Bill by streamlining to no more than 100 pages, and focus on what you agreed to focus on, which is Medical Cost Reduction and allowing medical decisions to be made by Doctors. Take medical decisions away from Government and Insurance companies; remove all government control in the Health Bill, remove all new federal hires defined in the Healthcare Bill, solve the Medical litigation in the Healthcare proposal to get costs down. Resolve illegal aliens getting free health care. If your citizens can not have free health care, then illegal aliens can not have free health care. Why would you give fewer rights to citizens of our America, than the rights offered by our liberal government to illegal aliens? Most importantly, all federal employees, Senators, Representatives, Judicial and their staff, all civilian government employees (with exception of active and retired military) must get the same health care assigned to the population – no exceptions. If health care is good enough for us common folk, you government employees and elected members in the Federal government will sure as hell use the same health care!

5) Modify Financial Bill by adding financial restrictions to Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac. The goals of these two Organizations have been modified over the last 10 years to advance mortgages to people who are financially unqualified to pay the loans back. Revert Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the original guidelines where the person applying for a loan must provide 20% down for the loan, and specify what the actual debt to income (DTI) ratio that must be to get a mortgage or vehicle. Never again provide funding to non-qualified mortgage applicants. Force Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to pay all borrowed funds back to the people, not by shuffling marbles, but real payback. If they can not do it, fire all management, no retirements, no benefits; and hire independent financial managers to run these organizations. Ban the adding of PORK, called Earmarks, to any law passed, and specify the budget assignments in any bill, can only be for the objectives meeting that particular Bill.

6) Resolve 14th Amendment to ban citizenship to babies born to illegal aliens, and do not provide citizenship to documented workers or their newborns and Green Card holders, unless they go through the normal citizenship process. The 14th Amendment was designed to ensure those people who had been slaves in our country during the latter period of 19th century to rightfully receive US citizenship they deserved. Over the years our government has morphed the 14th Amendment into allowing citizenship to the newborn babies of any woman who crosses our border, legally or illegally. The ulterior motive is getting their vote. Democrats and Republicans are guilty of this! Then with the baby as a citizen, Mom get’s citizenship, then Dad, and then the whole family is permitted in. Then we pay for their health and welfare! Oops, our federal government forces the states to pay for all that, but those in the federal government will look good and get all their votes, so they can stay in power. Wow, what ethics we see from our government! Amend the 14th Amendment so that the babies of non-citizens of the USA do not get citizenship until they go through the normal process, just like all other legal foreigners. People who attain citizenship are not permitted to bring additional family members into the USA, unless they go through the standard green card applications. Family members of new citizens can not receive retirement, medical benefits or free education (in those states that offer free education in that state) of any kind unless they are citizens. If new citizens wish to bring their family members into the USA using normal Green Card policies, the new citizen must pay all medical and retirement benefits of their family members with no government funds of any kind.

7) Federal Representatives, Senate and Presidential donations can only come from private donations of single, private individuals, no more than $1000 per person per year. No funds can come from any business, union, organization, group or international donations of any kind.

8] Border Resolution can be immediately resolved to stop the flow of illegal workers by focusing on the businesses that hire illegal workers. Fine all companies $10,000 per day for each alien with no legal entry paperwork, backdated to the 1st day the illegal started working for the employer. An illegal alien worker is one who does not have a legal USA entry documents to enter and work in the USA. Fire all ICE managers and Federal managers, who refuse to enforce illegal worker laws. If a foreign worker in the USA is found to have forged paperwork, the worker and family members are kicked out of the country within 3 working days. If a company is found to have more than 10 illegal workers with fake documents per year; then fine the company $75,000 per illegal employee per year with forged paperwork. No excuses permitted. Use Foreign Worker money (work permits and business fines) collected to build and maintain a border police, pay for illegal worker health insurance, etc. Improve your existing methods to bring foreign workers into the USA. Establish a work permit Violet Card, eye print and finger print, 1 year period, cost $500 per card, per person, no exceptions, adults age 16 or older only. No children permitted under age of 16. No USA driver’s license of any kind can be issued to any foreign worker; all medical is paid by the Card Holder or company hiring the employee. Foreign Worker must return to his/her country each year. All Work Permit foreigners must pay their own medical and expenses while in the USA.

9) Democrats, Republicans and Independent politicians must work together to solve problems. We in each state must vote the Extreme Left and Extreme Right out of office. Demagogues have no place in our House and Senate, vote them out as well. Vote the politicians out who allowed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to participate in the financial mess created. The US economy is hurting and these people, left and right, love to point fingers at each other, take vacations, make pay raises for themselves and defy what the population wants done. Most of them are arrogant, snide and the feel they are above and beyond touch of the common man and woman, the voters. They seem to be driven by the far right and far left agenda, rather than listen to the middle population, which accounts for the vast majority. The middle majority in the House and Senate need to reduce spending as discussed in #1, implement a national sales tax, reduce federal manpower, implement debt payoff and establish a balanced budget, as described in 2, 3, 4, and 5 above. Resolve the 14th Amendment and Federal Donations as described in 6 and 7. Solve the border issue. Recognize that laws are made by negotiation and giving some to get some. Stop being children! Listen to the We the Majority in the center left and center right. You say you believe in the Constitution and law, so get off your backsides and solve the problems. If you can not come to a mutual agreement in the center, get out of Congress and stop taking pay for a job poorly done.

10) Remove all Unions from Federal Government and implement an independent Arbitration to resolve management/personnel conflicts. Use independent arbitrators, who do not report to federal management, but to an independent Arbitration Organization, and who are focused only on arbitration of business and employee guidelines. Set up Arbitrator review boards who define Arbitration checks and balances, Arbitration obligations, and Arbitrator punishment for making judgments based on any outside pressure, such as but not limited to unions, management, political organizations, groups, politicians, personal pressure from individuals, etc. It would be wise to remove all unions from State, county, city and town operations, and use the same arbitration methods to resolve management and worker conflicts.



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CHANGE

CHANGE is defined as to alter, modify, vary, transform, transformation, revolutionize, revolution, adjust, amend, amendment. You get the idea. Let’s review change for a moment. I think it is fair to say that change is an evolutionary result, since nothing stays the same. Mother Nature is change and can be beautiful, but can also be catastrophic. But Mother Nature is a phenomenon of time and energy, which induces slow change, such that daily activity seems constant. The human corollary is political change, but politics is frequently sudden and sometimes cataclysmic, such as war.

From a human perspective, sometimes sudden change is critically necessary, such as a person walking across an ice pond, and the ice gives away, thus sudden change is necessary to save your life. One might say that if the person were not walking on the ice, then the sudden change would not have been induced. True, but we as humans sometimes have to take chances to achieve advancement. There are infinite variations of change, some which end with terrible results and some which cause human improvement. In normal, daily life, sudden change is not compatible with our level of comfort. Although young children, teenagers and young adults crave energetic change, it can only be for short periods of time. If it is controlled change, such as a carnival ride, the change is thrilling. But even carnival rides can be dangerous, and when danger is observed in place of the pro-offered change, the person involved with the change, recognizes their life is in danger. The thrill ride change suddenly becomes a thrill ride danger, and our survival becomes questionable.

So in our daily life, we need consistency. We need to know that when we drive around the next corner, we can expect an acceptable situation; such that we have confidence of the future. Confidence in tomorrow enables us as a population to plan for our future. If we can plan for our future, knowing what to expect, we then evolve. Without this confidence in the future, when instability is apparent and when we do not know what to expect for the future, we hesitate. We pull back. We become hesitant, insecure, and doubtful; all which combine to cause our business creation and population buying to retract.

This is not a difficult thing to comprehend! This is high school comprehension. If you want our economy to grow, you have to put the right people in place, who have a balance of advancement and caution in their decision making. We do not want businesses to wreak havoc on our people for the business weakness called greed. Nor can we have government so invasive and controlling, that businesses do not have any interest to create and hire people.

So CHANGE is a tool that can be used with discretion and not in large amounts. Business owners know you can not introduce major change, constant change in a business, as it causes major productivity problems. Good business leaders have good skills in business management, social skills to listen, take suggestions, make decisions in a way that achieves the desired results. Politicians typically have good verbal skills and minimal business understanding. They can talk the talk, but…. Professors are intellectual, and tend to be above it all in their personal observations. Social skills, would seem to be an oversight by many professors, who tend to be very narrow minded in their thinking. Education without experience is like a genius who is too lazy to work.

Both the politicians and Professors would have you believe they are cognizant of how change effects our population. It is rare for politicians to have business experience. Those politicians who have good business experience, will typically provide more thoughtful economic solutions. But business experience by itself does not make a politician, who also needs a balance of social understanding. Social understanding does not mean it is an open ended ticket for free support. People who get free support all the time lose their interest in supporting themselves, thus they become a dead weight, rather than an inspired person wanting to lead their own life. Professors are even less inclined to understand realities of daily life. Both politicians and professors are needed in our progress, but if they are going to be elected as leaders, it takes more then talking and intellectual knowledge to run a city, to run a state, and to guide a nation. Change is necessary, but it must be well thought out and implemented in a gradual manner. In our last 200 years, who would our center Left and Center Right population point to as the best leaders of progress in business and social improvement?

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Where Do We Find Truth – Embrace It or Regain It

Truth – fact, reality, certainty, accuracy, precision, veracity, honesty, integrity, devotion, fidelity, candor, honor, reliability. Is that descriptive enough for you to comprehend the value of the word, “truth”? What does truth mean to you? Does truth mean what you think of the facts | or is truth based on actual facts, even if the facts disagree with you opinions or beliefs? Which side of the fence of truth are you on; fraud/untruth/corruption/infidelity | fact, reality, certainty, accuracy, precision, veracity, honesty, integrity, devotion, fidelity, candor, honor, reliability?

As I think more of truth, many people imply the word truth when they are discussing their point of view. We see this quite often in politics. Truth has to do with facts and situations that have occurred, thus truth is a view of an occurrence in the past. We desire those Truths that represent good things to take us into the future, while those Truths that are bad need to be learning moments of what not to do in the future. How many people take what they think is right, which is a belief or opinion, and try to saddle us with what they want you to believe, their “version of truth”. This is the tool that people, who desire power, use. People are persuaded by untruths, when the misleading statements appear to be in sync with how the person thinks. In the political world this is demagoguery. But a “Version of Truth” is — a lie! What’s worse, when you use a version of a truth to represent your opinions and beliefs, and use those misleading and half truth statements to convince the public, the willing lambs follow with enthusiasm without being concerned about whether the leader is truthful. It is only those that verify the facts who can access the real value of that supposed leader. A good leader will use those Truths that represent good things to take us into the future. I know that not all my positions are accepted by the man or woman beside me, as I may not agree with all of their positions. But I do know that we in the middle left and right are close enough that we do not have to be partisan and demand it “has to be my way”. In Truth, it has to be a mutual agreement for the best of us all – our way.

Liberal left does not mean you are untruthful, any more than being conservative means you are untruthful. Yet there is only one truth? Political left and right people sometimes spew half truths or parse out words from their competitor to prove their biased positions, yet the half truths and word parsing is an attempt to convey an idea based on false or misleading half truths, a lie. If a robber takes something and two different people see the robbery, they may see two different things, and both observations may be slightly different, yet both are truth, if both observations are based on fact. The sum of their observations is the truth, once they can reiterate the situation in a calm manor. However, if the observation is conveyed untruthfully, then it is untruth, a lie.

Humans lie frequently. Why? We want to avoid an uncomfortable situation, or we are tired, or we do not want to go to the family get together, or worse, a person is trying to avoid a serious crime. Most lies are so called white lies, or perhaps easier to swallow, little lies; but they are still lies. It is also completely different when a person tells a white lie(s) versus a person who lies to avoid a serious crime or serious family problem. Whether we like it or not, when you start to lie, you start to change your integrity, you lose your reliability; you lose a measure of your self worth. Lie is also a person’s skewed view of the world in which they live.

When have lies become detrimental to humanity? Is the reach for Power based on lies? Many wars in our past have been reaches for power, and/or acts of vengeance. Think about the great religious wars between 800 and 1400. How about WW1 and WW2? There were many lies which initiated these wars, but the reach for power was also a culprit. And the reach for power is the intent to dominate other people. Domination is frequently embedded with lies. Just because a person, or a group of people in power, paints the picture differently or says everything but the truth, it is still a lie. There is only one truth.

Humans tell the truth more often than lies. Truth surrounds facts, thus truth is not always belief. Many people have different religious beliefs or political beliefs, and in many cases the beliefs are reasonable from each persons view, but where there are facts, the truth of those beliefs can not conflict, or a lie is created. Hence, a conservative and liberal can see the world from two different positions, beliefs; yet the truths of their observations must coincide or one of the two people is lying. Truth is not a measure of ignorance of the facts, nor is it stubborn resistance to accept the facts. Ignorance does not imply stupidity, but does imply lack of awareness to the facts. Lack of awareness to facts permits bad decisions!

Many people today use ignorance of the facts or they allow stubbornness to resist facts, or worse yet, denial of facts; when they know the truth. That is a lie. Truth to an individual is their measure of integrity. Truth to a political position is based on facts, yet it is often discovered the political person will frequently deny the truth, skew the truth for the purpose of furthering their personal or public agenda. In either case, it is a view based on a lie, yet the political person will persist in the lie, for what he/she views is the greater good of the objective. It is a lie. Truth makes you a better person, although it can be painful. Truth is the result of integrity. Do you have integrity, or is it easy and of no consequence to lie? Have you ever thought about it? Seriously? Truth is a powerful measure of who you are and what you stand for. Truth is not affected by your gender as a man or woman, girl or boy. Truth is not defined by your political position as a liberal or conservative. Truth is not affected if you are living or dead. Truth is based on facts and a person’s integrity to provide facts based on true observation.

How important is telling the truth? What if we were a world of liars? Where would we be today? If there is no sense of reliability of another person, it is easy to see where a world of liars would never be able to advance to any degree of humanity. Thus, telling the truth is quite important if we wish our society and humanity to progress or evolve. Truth is equally important to the individual, as it is their self measure of human value. We have evolved to our level of humanity because on average we tell more truths than lies. That in itself is not necessarily something we as a human race or, we as America, should be proud of. Are we slightly better than the average person? Considerably better such as your local Church parson. Or Mother Teresa? Telling more lies than truths as a nation or a person would be a measure of how well the nation or person evolves.

Who in the recent 200 years were attempting to dominate their part of the world? Who today is using regional threats and attempting to dominate people, or peoples? In school, we call these people bullies. In nations, we call them dictators or dictatorships.

Where do you stand with truth? Are you a white liar when it is convenient? Do you simply say nothing rather than lie? Do you always tell the truth? It is not always easy, is it? But truth is far more beneficial than lying. Have you ever thought about how the habit of lying affects your decision making, effects your reliability and dependability by other people. Those people who lie with ease, who care only about themselves, selfishness; no integrity, they embrace the lie and have no regrets of lies. You will find people who feel that truth is compelling, are reliable, are trust worthy and are not selfish. Some people tell the truth for religious reasons, while others may be religious but they also have great levels of integrity.

Have you gone through life without ever considering the value of truth? Has truth been a visible measure of your integrity throughout your life? Is lying OK in your book? Truth and Positions on Life are both important, but not the same thing. Many people will try to merge the two concepts for their desire for power over you or a group of people. If truth has not been a significant value to you as yet, I hope you take a moment to understand how truth is your backbone – as it creates integrity and reliance and defines you as a person.

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Define Direction, Create Priorities, Develop National Confidence

USA needs a sound direction defined by the Executive branch, Senate and House of Representatives. Our Economy depends on this. Presently, we have a liberal Congress, who feels they have the reins and consent of the people of the United States. The “Change” implemented may be what the far Left want, but it has not created confidence in the business climate. The recent CHANGES are directly influencing the downward spiral of JOBS. Yes, I agree Bush decisions in supporting an unfunded war are also part of the problem; but you need to wake up and smell the stuff you are asking the center Left and center Right to smell.

The present Congress is doing things the Far Left want, but not what the center Left and Center Right want. CHANGE seems to be inducing recession. I know the liberals will argue the opposite, but facts are facts. Our economy is stagnant. It is JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!

Congress is focusing on the wrong priorities and waving their hands on “Jobs Saved” versus “Jobs Created”. Do you think that if you wave your hands fast enough, we will forget about few jobs created? Let’s see, Unions saved; Cocaine induced monkey studies; and we can’t forget the census workers hired that made your Jobs Created numbers look good for several months. Do you honestly feel short term gloss helps our long term infrastructure? And look at the jobs created! Excuse me, but do you think saving Unions is the same as creating jobs? The reason Unions have difficulty is they are too expensive and have a Union Management that is only concerned of their power and retirement.

You can divert the discussion by creating false #1 priorities with arguments such as the NY mosque issue, border issues, health care, etc. But JOBS are #1. You are failing on JOBS. Congress, the President and the Financial Chief, you are failing on JOBS. You spend your time accusing each other, painting the conservatives with a “NO” paint brush, but your “CHANGE” paint brush is just as broke. Jobs are the first priority, and not union jobs or census workers or federal employees. None of those types of jobs help our long term infrastructure or national confidence. Those types of jobs are for controlling society direction and the people of our country.

We need a 2nd priority of a sound Financial proposal that includes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac getting shut down and no more friggin loans to these two organizations. And who were the idiots that recently passed the non-approved funds to these two clown organizations? False arguments, such as the border resolution, mosque, health care do not supersede JOBS.

Jobs, Budget cuts and Financial resolution is the three most important needs. We need a sound policy where businesses feel confident to hire and develop new technology. We need Direction agreeable to the middle Left and middle Right. We need priorities to focus our direction. If you choose to be blind to this precarious situation, you WILL see the voting results in 3 months!

We have seen the total lack of experience with the Democrats in Congress since 2006, as they only know how to spend without regard. President Obama and his finance team has magnified that failure 10 fold. If the Republicans can not define a 10 point plan of Priorities to solve our national concerns, then what good are they? Senator McConnell, I heard nothing from you on 22 August. Your refusal to specify a 10 point plan is telling me you are more concerned about regaining your personal position of power over the success of the USA. We can vote independent, if you can not lay out a 10 point plan for our American success, and stick to it.

The recession does not care whether you are a liberal or conservative. Recession does not care about color or race or your position on politics. Yet the House and Senate seems intent on driving us into bankruptcy and socialism. Many of the liberals and conservatives are very good at pointing fingers; but most are not capable of solving problems. A good business person, when confronted with a serious problem, will analyze the problem objectively, and come to a decision of how best to solve the problem, and then implement the necessary changes to solve the problem, while monitoring to verify the results. Government uses knee jerk reaction, political screaming, and incomprehensibly implements the wrong solution, and never follows up to see if the money spent was what they guaranteed. Our House and Senate is composed of men and women, who throw temper tantrums; who voice terrible accusations in order to demagogue an issue rather than propose a solution; and who are arrogant in their presumption of authority. In many cases immature people and idealists run our government, when it should be center right and center left adults who are capable of proposing real solutions and negotiating to a mutual agreement. Mutual Agreement, by definition, means you sometimes give something of equal value to accomplish the greater good. Sometimes, both parties agree completely! If you can not negotiate, get out. If you refuse to listen to the center Left and center Right majority population, then people please vote out those Representatives and Senators, who refuse to work as a team! Congressional members gives excuses why they can’t move forward, and the excuse is always pointing at another person or group. And we keep voting these incompetents back in! When will these people start pointing their finger at themselves? Their refusal to work to a common center position is the reason we are in the financial mess we have.

The Direction and Priorities needs to be based on the center majority priorities, not the far left or far right. USA needs an objective Economic Advisor, such as Dr. Jeffery Sacks. We need an objective, independent Securities Advisor. Who?

I stoop to symbolism? Liberals and Conservatives, it is the Economy, Stupid. Liberals, you can not keep spending money. You must cut the budget across the board to pay only expenses we have taxes available to pay. No borrowed money! Conservatives, you can not cut taxes or keep taxes low unless you budget real dollars to maintain the expenses. We all must cut an equal amount of real expenses. Yes it is painful, but you are part of the problem, until you become part of the solution! No, you can not pass budgets based on borrowed money or bypass the budget with your Emergency Spending BS ruling. You already know how to do this in your families. Your Spouse at home, can balance your home budget. You do not walk through a “stupid door” when you go to the House or Senate, do you? So many dollars in, an equal amount or less dollars out. A 5th grader can figure this out! Stimulate business, cut expenses, balance the budget and get our national debt paid off in 15 years. I can hear the woosies now, crying because they just can not do what it takes. That is what our country is best doing – The impossible! If you don’t try, you can never achieve. Are you who refuse to cut expenses willing to choke the country to death just to prove your positions are more righteous?

In both liberal and conservative cases, we have to reduce spending and stop whining about someone being left out. We civilians are doing it now. We all lose equally if you cut across the board. Equal pain for all. No, stop whining about your special protections! We all lose equally. Cut expenses by 25% across the board, decrease Federal civilian manpower back to 2006 levels, and no you can not move people around to make it look as if you cut manpower. Get some courage in your arrogant self. Do your damn jobs. Nobody in the business sector would hire your sorry group of congressional and senatorial people, as many of you are incompetent and embarrass yourselves. Some of you yell and have tantrums like children. Some of you throw out such bad insults (a Democratic Representative from Florida is one recent example), you should have been thrown out for total lack of professional integrity. Some of you are quite good. Some of your staff are extremely good. But you have to stop with the 2000 page bullshit. Did you go into Congress to work as a team, or was your ulterior motive all about power and subterfuge. Get real people writing law and not the damn legal beagles. It is simple. Choose to work as a team; set 10 primary objectives to achieve, which are priority to the majority center, not the Far Left and Far Right and Big Business. Achieve those objectives by getting the incompetent leaders out of power, get the extremists out of the loop; stop pointing fingers; stop being divisive and stop saying/repeating divisive things. Start doing what you said you would do when you were first given the position. Stop allowing yourselves to be told how to vote by leaders. You are supposed to vote for your state population, not some biased, arrogant leader, which claims to know what is best for you. Your state population already indicated to you what they want and what they expect from you. Get out if you can not support their stated objectives!

Ultimately, it comes down to the Center Left and Center Right coming to a mutual agreement as to what our United States stands for. The right must separate itself from people, organizations representing the far Right; such as the KKK, xenophobes, etc. The Right must not allow Big Business to have power over your decisions to guide our country. The Left must separate itself from socialists, communists, progressives and Unions representing the Far Left. Union lobbyists, MOVE On, Big Business lobbyists, Lawyer lobby groups, Socialists and Communists have too much influence over our Senate and Congress, as well as our society direction. We are supposed to be liberals and conservatives; not socialists, communists or progressives; which is a variation of a socialist. The Center Majority has far more influence with votes, so why are our House Representatives and Senators listening primarily to the Far Left and Far Right. Decisions are a mutual agreement. The average Jane and Joe want common sense solutions, no bickering and good leadership. We want this from our Liberal Left and our Conservative Right – all the time! We do not want pointing fingers!

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Should US Billionaires Open A Small Business Bank

There are a group of billionaires who are giving half their fortunes to the humanities. Would it not be wiser to assign 50% of those funds to establish a Business Bank (B200 Bank) for companies of less than 200 employees, supporting those companies who can prove their products have value to our US needs. Assign the other 50% to humanities. This way you are accomplishing two positive efforts for the USA and the world. Both are extremely important objectives.

Rather than place all your wealth into humanities, place half in business loans and half in humanities. The B200 loans can be rigidly defined for successful loans to manufacturers of real products made in the USA only, but no porn, no sex, no perverted businesses. And of course, all the WannaBe people will start the charade that nobody can determine which business is right and which is wrong. Establish a group of objective financiers, who’s only focus is B200 businesses and get business going. Publish the loans so that the public knows who specifically received funds and specify their business objectives. Do not bother us to say you can not decide what is right and wrong. If you can’t understand the good businesses we need today, then you are not the person to be making those financial decisions. Businesses are the backbone of our USA.

There is much more detail that would be worked out, but I am sure Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and the new billionaires can locate the key managers and define business objectives to enhance the strength of the USA.

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