for US Congress, 2014
- No more millionaires.
- No more career politicians.
- It's time for change.
It's time the people are represented, by the people.
I cannot remember a time in my life when our country faced so many serious issues. Our current government officials seem unable to do what is needed to resolve them. Washington is all about playing the blame game, and trying to stay in the spotlight while our debts continue adding up, and the economy struggles on life support. In Maine and across the country.
I think it’s time to try something new, and to STOP electing career politicians. It's time for the regular folks to step up, the way our government was designed. Send someone to Washington who’s not linked to a party or ANY special interest groups, but is committed to common sense, sound values, and making things work. The politicians and the political parties are damaging our country, almost on the verge of beyond repair.
There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution."
John Adams ~ October 2, 1780
I am determined to bring those in Washington back to reality. Common sense and the best interests of Americans must be represented. I can only accomplish this with your votes.
I am a regular American, fighting to take our government back from the politicians, and the Elite. I'll need all the help I can get. WE need all the help we can get. –Join me in taking it back.
time for change
I know I can’t change it all by myself, but we can start a process of necessary change. I hope other citizens will volunteer and do the same in their states, and in Maine after I am done.
One of my first goals is to push to cut the red tape and push to increase the construction of new natural gas lines into Maine.
Due to their policy failures and inaction, our electric rates will be rising in January by as much as 40%. This is unacceptable. There must be a concentrated effort to expand the natural gas supply in Maine. The construction will result in more jobs, and lower energy costs. It will take time, but we can do everything possible to make up for the time lost by our current representatives inaction.
My second goal is to introduce legislation to immediately identify which of the more than 70,000 unused Federal properties are the best suited to conversion into residential space for homeless veterans. National Guard units can then be utilized to renovate the properties as part of their training. An effort can be spearheaded by civilian non-profits for materials from many sources who already donate to projects like this. A new approach must be taken.
It is unconscionable that we are spending $60 billion a year in overseas military spending, while we have thousands of homeless veterans nationwide. Our representatives have given too little attention to this problem for too long. Someone needs to attack the nationwide problem of homeless veterans, and homelessness in general.
My 3rd immediate goal is to take advantage of an existing federal program to bring much needed private investment money into Maine.
These funds are not funded through taxes, and require no applying for federal grants. Nearby programs using this method have brought in hundreds of millions of dollars that are used to increase employment and rebuild stagnant communities. I will lead a push from Washington if I have the chance to serve the voters of the 1st district.