My Plans

patriotsThere are many ways we can make great changes to our nation that will benefit everyone but first we need to elect those who have the best interests of America and Americas in mind. Many in government are there just to reap the financial rewards from lobbyist and big business. They have no desire to do what’s right because they are afraid of biting the hand that feeds them. It’s time to elect statesmen who aren’t professionals but everyday citizens who just want to make life better for all. Even Jefferson knew that people in politics can lose their perspective on why they are serving so this is why we must keep informed on this and remove them from office when they become corrupt. Currently we do this via the voting booth but sometimes the corruption becomes so deep that even our votes aren’t an effective tool. I hope it doesn’t come to the point that Jefferson postulated and that is why this election season is so very important.

My promise to you is that if you elect me to be your congressional representative, my goal is to be a voice of the people and not that of big business, special interest groups or lobbyist.


MY VOTING RECORD VS. DAN KILDEE

Technology is a wonderful thing. There is an app you can get for your smartphone called VoteSpotter which allows you to see how your representatives votes and how you would vote and also compares if the other constituents agreed with you or your representative. As you can see, I disagree with Rep. Kildee on many things but what it also shows is that a larger majority of his constituents agree with my vote over his. Read more…


PROTECT OUR SECOND AMENDMENT

For decades, Democrats have been trying to limit the rights of legal gun owners. Bill Clinton brought in the 10 year ban of assault style weapons in 1994 which had a sunset provision which ended in 2004. What they found was no significant reduction in gun crime during that period. These type of weapons only account for less than 1% of all gun crimes.

These so-called assault weapons are only cosmetically similar to the weapons used in war but do not function the same.  Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Rep. Dan Kildee want to reinstate this ban adding even more guns to the list restricting our second amendment rights. Read more…


IMMIGRATION ISSUE

In 2014 I attended a meeting in Vassar to discuss a proposed illegal immigrant processing center. I also attended a protest about another center in Bay City. Many there were very opposed to this. The problem is that many residents are concerned that these boys could be members of the MS-13 gangs for one. Another concern is they could bring into the community other problems such as diseases or other illnesses that have been wiped out here in America. This has already been show in other centers across the US. There is also a security concern within the community as well. Just one day before the Vassar meeting, the current congressman for the 5th district Dan Kildee stated he didn’t believe there were plans for a immigration center within the district. Read more…


LET’S HEAL OUR ECONOMY

Our federal government has been giving us numbers that is suppose to inspire confidence that our economy is improving. The numbers that they show us are those who have applied and/or are receiving unemployment benefits but do not count those who have exhausted those benefits. Many have now given up and stopped looking for work essentially dropping out of the workforce. To be truthful, they need to show a study of how many have went from unemployment benefits to welfare and count those people as a negative toward the overall health of our economy. Read more…


FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

One thing in life I’ve always been told is that we are responsible for our own action. Another thing was to be a good steward with regards to money and finance. What this means is several things. First of all, money is just a tool, It’s not to be sought after or worshiped. It’s only purpose is to serve as a transaction medium for the purchases that we make. Too many people today have such a desire to get as much money as they can that they put that desire ahead of their integrity, relationships and anything else. This can be especially problematic when it comes to politicians who instead of serving the people, do the bidding of those who pay them the most money. Read more…


FOREIGN POLICY

As everyone is well aware of, we are and have been for some time fighting a war on terror. This is not an easy thing to do without collateral damage. In an ideal situation we would have government forces aiding us in removing this threat from the world but that’s not always the case. Even if our president won’t admit we are at war, that doesn’t change the fact that these terrorist goal is to take down this nation at any cost and that’s the problem. Read more…


FEDERAL VS. STATES

One of the main problems we have right now is overlapping government control. There are clear cut definitions between federal and state responsibilities. Our federal government is spending extreme amounts of money on programs that should be each states responsibility. Healthcare or the ACA is one good example and common core is another. This administration more than ever has a one shoe fits all mentality. They believe that they can make all laws and programs that work in every situation. In the process, they are walking over the rights of many to secure the rights of a few. States responsibilities are being diminished along with the rights of the people. They are doing this under the guise of fairness to all but in reality all it amounts to is control. Read more…


QUALITY EDUCATION

One of the major problems we have in this country is quality of education. Once again our federal government feels they need to step in with their one shoe fits all mentality with the common core standard. This system takes what was a simple way to learn and made it more difficult. This may make sense to some but to most it is a real problem and for those who struggle already, makes learning even harder. Common core like the ACA was not well thought out. This is a standard that needs to be repealed but it’s not the only problem. Read more…


PROSPERITY VS. SURVIVAL

It has been said that we live in the greatest nation on Earth. If that’s true, why does Obama and the Democratic party want to fundamentally change it? We may never know the true answer but one thing for sure is that it is changing. We are losing our middle class and it’s not because they are getting rich. Many have went into survival mode to try to keep their standard of living. They don’t know if their future retirement goal will be enough or can even be achieved. Living paycheck to paycheck has become common place. The poor have also been affected. They have been sold a bill of goods that because of the current financial problems in this country, they deserve to let the government take care of them. That’s like putting a band-aid on a broken leg. We need to address the problems that’s causing this crisis and correct them, not throw more money at it and hope it goes away. After 6 years of the Obama administration they have raised the national debt by 7 trillion dollars and our economy has not improved but in many respects gotten worse. Read more…