Had Enough Yet? A New Approach For Voters
10,000,000 Retirees To Have Their Pensions Cut If Your In A Multi-Employees Pension Plan. Story Lower Right Column.
This Video Will Explain My New Concept And The Reasons Why I Got Involved As An Non-Partisan Candidate. This idea is new and has never been tried in Congress before. The constituents of this district will be voting on every piece of legislation that crosses my desk which preserves your voice, your opinion and what you think is best as to your vote. This is non-partisan alternative and is open to all registered voters in this district. Most importantly by keeping the focus on local issues. Creating jobs is my number 1 priority as a result of our persistent high unemployment rate and improve the status of our middle class by my plan to create jobs..
The Safeguard Concept
You will cast your vote either by a 800 Phone Number or by the Internet utilizing a secured network. You will be able to vote only once per legislation based on its legislative merits. For those who have access to the Internet or a Phone. A video or a audio summary will be provided for you before the vote. My vote will be based on the majority vote of 51% or direct representation. In order to truly represent the majority vote, 51% of registered voters must vote out of the total registered voters in this district. Based on the latest numbers from the State Election Division of registered voters , no one party is even close to having a majority. The 51 % will be made of a broad spectrum of various parties. In other words, it has to be a combined voting party effort. If the 51% votes are not reached, then I will vote on the constituents behalf. How you vote will remain anonymous and I want even know how you voted. That remains private. All information about you will also be anonymous and will be hidden. You get one vote per pin number and there are instructions about that in the demo.
Why I Got involved?
From the article, the Laughlin Times about this new idea and getting involved...
"In September 2011, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder invoked Public Act 4, which permitted him to replace elected officials in the economically stressed cities of Pontiac and Detroit with emergency managers who had the authority to nullify labor contracts, privatize public services and even terminate elected officials, resulting in those emergency managers being answerable only to the governor. After a certain period of time, the people of Pontiac and Detroit didn't like what they saw and so what they did is they got a referendum together, St. John stated. That referendum to do away with PA4 made it to the ballot and passed. Everybody thought that the governor would have to deal with the people directly. Thirty seven days later, the law was re-written and it was made referendum proof. The governor signed it and put it into law, which put him back in business". This action negated or dismissed the voters and our democracy no longer existed. Even in other states, voters are now being legislated out. This to me is a very slippery slope that threatens the very fabric of our democracy.
Additional Information and Creating Jobs
For the first time in this constituent alternative approach, your direct voting option with the legislative process will have a significant role as to directly representing the voters of this district. Having you on the inside, it will also make the legislative process more transparent and put democracy back in your hands where it belongs. Having you involved, there will be many issues that we will be working on.
The priorities that I will pursue by being focused on local issues are the following: Number 1 priority is jobs. The latest numbers are hovering above 67,500 or 6.8-7.0. We are currently rated as 45th in the nation. The link "Number 1 Priority" will explain further my ideas for creating jobs. I am very pro-business and will do as much as I can to streamline regulations and keep our government out of businesses. Most importantly, I am a job orientated candidate as a result of my unique business experience. I will work on enhancing our existing companies and work on other priorities that I will pursue.(1) I will pursue diversification to have other industries to move to this district. (2) Expanding alternative energy to create jobs and to bring down the costs of utilities over a period of time. (3)Legislating improvements on the ACA especially getting coverage in another state as in the case of a number of states. (4) It is hard to believe that the water level is so low. I will pursue other options.(5) The circumstances regarding our vets is extremely important to me and I will find solutions for the homeless and bring back their dignity. There are many issues that we will be working on. I look forward to working with our constituents on these and other issues. (6) Such as, improving our educational system, expanding employment training programs for new job opportunities and improve the status of the middle class, re-working legislation for immigration reform. (7) Finally, making sure that promises are kept for Security Security, Medicare and Pensions.
Link to my work experience...
Professional Work Experience
If your not registered to vote, I cannot stress enough to register now more than ever either at this link Secretary of State or at your local DMV. Always remember, your vote does count and does make a difference. Having you involved in this constituent experiment, may grow and have a future influence on our political system with other districts adapting the Safeguard approach.
Below, is the link to the demo voting page which will require you to use a password. This log in is meant to be used only as a demo and you will able to see how it will work. There are instructions that will guide you through the process. The video is not legislative but rather it will be me explaining how the video summary works.
Latest Legislative Updates 12/15/14
Recently, they have passed the new Spending Bill that both houses have passed and the president will sign it. There are some good aspects to it but it also has put our government at great risk of repeating what happened in 2008, the great recession. You would think we would learn out lesson but with this bill we have not. It is allowing banks and Wall Street to have once again to buy and sell Derivatives and Hedge-Funds with very little regulation. In other words, it is way for Wall Street to gamble with our tax dollars. Once again, Greed will raise its ugly head. It is guaranteeing if they default or lose, we the tax payers will once again bail them out. There just is no more money to do that because of our debt level combined that the banks have grown even bigger. In the next decade or less, we will have another event which could be far worse and effecting the world economy as well. Added to this, some of you who are receiving pensions, will now have your pensions cut if you are in a multi-employer pension plan which are in distress. Never judge a book by it covers. The way the law is written it leaves an opening for any pension to be cut in the future by any corporation that is viable. It would affect about 10,000,000 retirees when the law goes into effect when the president signs it. Below there is an article about the pensions prior to the new spending law passage.
Pension Plans To Be Cut
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I know that many voters feel that their vote does not matter or that they seem irrelevant based on the extremely low voter turn out 19%-30% country wide. If you truly realize that you had enough with what is going on in Washington in the next two years. I do have a new alternative that will put democracy back into your hands where it belongs and start to stop our dysfunctional and our polarizing political process. It is called the Safeguard Concept where you will vote on every piece of legislation that crosses my desk. In order for voters to make changes, you will now be on the inside of congress instead of being on the outside just as an observer. No one party has a majority so it is a combined effort by all current registered voters. The details are below and will explain how it works including how I will vote based on the 51% or the true majority. It is within the constitution and requires no new laws. It has the potential for other districts to adapt this concept so that voters will once again have a voice that has teeth across this country.
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