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Mayor Tom McMasters
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To the voters in the Ohio 10th Congressional District,
The fact that you found this website means you've been contacted by someone that supports my bid to be on the ballot as an independent candidate for congress. As a candidate I intend to discuss those issues that will strengthen our neighborhoods, the Miami Valley and our country. I believe these include:
Making sure Congress does its Job - Do you know why the Fed raises interest rates? They do it to slow the economy. When the Fed raises interest rates it lowers salaries for the working class while encouraging higher pay for top executives. It also prevents new start up entrepreneurial business from getting loans, forcing them to sell out to large companies on the cheap. If the country needs to slow the economy, what is a better way? Structure the tax code so that the money causing inflation comes out of circulation and then goes to paying off the national debt. When Congress does its job we can have a productive economy without suppressing the wages of those of us that work and without forcing small businesses out of the market place. (extended article)
A Strong Military - We would get 20% more force power with 10% less money if we trained military leaders to return unneeded funds to the taxpayer. Every acquisition program I've know has planned in an extra 30% into their budget just in case something goes wrong. Every operational unit is budgeted 5% more than they need to stay strong. Every military leader is trained that to return that money to the taxpayer is a sin. This leads to Generals and Colonels wasting 25% of their programs funds up front and then having to come back and ask the taxpayer for another 10% to finish the project.
Support for Wright-Patterson AFB by demanding fiscal responsibility and exceptional performance. In an attempt to save $40 million dollars base leadership decided to hire technicians and substitute teachers to replace Aerospace Engineers and Senior Program Managers. This led to over $800 million dollars in program delays and cost overruns. This is typical of the financial decisions made and despite attempts to sell mismanagement as a positive, hinders our performance and destroys our reputation.
Reining in Political Professionals - Congress is gridlocked because there are too many people that depend on campaign funds in order to make their living. Its no secret that the "best" professional campaign managers and advertising firms work for the candidates best able to pay their salaries. There is no loyalty to candidates or philosophy. They stay employed based on how much money they can get people to donate to their candidate. The easiest way to get people to donate is to get them riled up and angry. Stop the gridlock by insisting on civil conversation backed up by facts and reason. Hold onto your money and tell your neighbor to do the same. (extended article) View 60 Minute expose' Dialing for Dollars -- Viewers Call out Congress for "Dialing for Dollars".
Fiscal responsibility and Family values - I believe the workers and businesses in this country are productive enough that we should be striving for households that live comfortably on single earner incomes; a workforce that doesn't depend on maternity and paternity leave so children get six weeks with a birth parent, but instead, one where one job pays enough to raise a family so that one parent can always be home, providing guidance to their child, while preparing for their next job. Making it possible, so that at a later time, they can become the primary income earner while the other parent remains at home to raise the children and acquire additional skills to improve on the next paid position they take.
By telling you about this website, your neighbor demonstrated they know what it takes to strengthen our neighborhoods, the Miami Valley and our country. Please validate their efforts by supporting my bid to become an independent candidate for the United States House of Representative in the 10th Congressional district.
I have never taken a monetary campaign contribution and if elected next November, I never will. But I will need your help to achieve our goals for this country. To start, I'm not rich, so you won't be seeing millions of advertisements promoting my campaign. Remember the ones that you see! Discuss with your neighbors all the good that will come if we mitigate the influence of professional campaigners by electing an independent candidate to congress.
Thank you for your support and for your help in getting my name on the ballot.
Mayor of Huber Heights and
Independent candidate for Congress
Promoting a positive business environment
|A lot of people got up in arms when Mitt Romney made the statement that Corporations are people. I've always understood that in the eyes of the law corporations and people were equal entities. Recently though I've been involved in a lawsuit against my former employer and the courts have told me that in the eyes of the law corporations have special rights that people don't have. Corporations are "super people". One reason I bring this up is because I often hear people try to justify poor policies by claiming that capitalism demands those poor policies. The fact is, no matter what law government puts in place, or what method of taxation is used these will affect commerce and the business environment. When I make the statement that we need to promote a positive business environment what I'm saying is our laws, taxes and monetary policies need to be set up so that the most efficient and productive businesses are strengthened so they can provide the highest returns to investors and salaries to employees.
I describe promoting a positive business environment by:
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