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Gas Tax increase - Stop wasting infrastructure funds first

Governor DeWine is proposing an 18-cent increase to the Ohio gas tax.   I might be for it if he were doing it to discourage the use of petroleum products.  He tells us it is to help fund infrastructure projects such as roads.  If this is the case then I advocate for the State to encourage local communities not to waste infrastructure dollars on recreational facilities before they trying to increase this tax.

Comparison of DDN responses - Independent vs. Democrat

Below is a comparison of responses given to the questions posed by the Dayton Daily News for their voter's guide

 

Voter's Guide

Congress District 10

 
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Tom McMastersHuman Systems Integration Analyst, USAF Retired

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Robert Klepinger (Dem)Teacher

Comparison of DDN responses;  Independent vs Republican

Below is a comparison of responses given to the questions posed by the Dayton Daily News for their voter's guide
They are copied exactly for ease of reference, but you can look at them through the voter's guide by clicking the link above or the Button below. 


 

Voter's Guide

Congress District 10

 
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Volunteer

I don't take monetary contributions but I do need help distributing door hangers.  Send an email to me at Progress@TomMcMasters.us  if you are willing to distribute door hangers to your neighborhood.  Include your name, address and how many you believe you are willing to walk around.

Also, talk up my campaign, tell your friends, share my website and the DDN comparison on social media.

There are

Military Spending

It is proper for a unit to budget more than they expect to spend.  Every program adds extra into their budget because they know to run out of money causes very expensive delays.  Typically that extra is about 30%.  Just like your present Congressman, I am comfortable approving a budget that has enough funds in it to cover unforeseen circumstances.   Unlike you current Congressman, my expectation

Maybe it's time we strove to establish single earner homes

Revive the American Dream

This is an update of articles I wrote in July 2011 and 2012

Two things in news reports caught my attention: 1) Between 2001 and 2014 job growth was horrible in this country and 2) Wal-Mart’s income tax rate is over 30%.  Here in 2016 job growth is better and unemployment is below 5% but wages are still low.  This got me wondering how hard it would be to

Register to vote and hire Tom McMasters for the 10th Congressional…

Registered to vote before October 11th in order to vote for Tom McMasters to represent you in Congress this November.

Register by downloading the Voter's Registration Form, then mailing it to your County Board of Elections.


 

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Healthcare

The problem with the Affordable Healthcare Act and the American Healthcare system in general is the over reliance on insurance.  I prefer a two-part system where part one has diseases and treatments that are well understood provided by a single payer system, likely run by the government, but possibly by a well-regulated non-profit company.  Part two has people buy insurance for coverage of rare diseases and experimental treatments. 

It follows that either an employer or an employee in an at-will rel…

When my manager and I went into a conference room to negotiate a new salary in April of 2013, I believe that Serco and I went into those negotiations as equal parties with equal rights and privileges under the law.  I believe we went into the negotiations with an ongoing contractual relationship and that the relationship could be change in one of two ways. 
 
1. both parties come to an agreement on new terms or 2. either party could terminate…

The history of my employment with Serco.  This is also known as the…

These are the facts that document my history with Serco.  In other posts you will see my legal argument.
 
STATEMENT OF THE CASE AND FACTS

On February 3, 2011, SERCO offered Mr. McMasters full-time employment. The offer was made via a letter from Chris Sacksteder, SERCO HR Leader, to Mr. McMasters. (Summary of Docket No 28, Exhibit. 10) In relevant part, the letter states in the first…

Looks like I will be Mayor - Thanks everyone for your votes and you…

From the Montgomery County Board of Election Website.  The Election Results show that Mark Campbell was re-elected Council at Large, Tom McMasters was elected Mayor and the School Levy did not pass.  In Miami County the Mayoral race was 91 McMasters  69 Fisher,  for Council at Large Hamilton 80, Campbell 66.  See the full Miami County results.


Thanks everyone for your votes and your support

Tom…

Election Day is Tuesday Polls open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

Election day is Tuesday, November 5th.  Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. 

This election Huber Heights has two contested races;  Mayor and Council at Large.   For Mayor, I'd appreciate if you would vote Tom McMasters and help me promote open discussions before the city starts spending money on major projects.  

There is also a Huber Heights City school levy on the ballot in Montgomery…

City Flier and Clarification to Q & A

I received the City Brochure that discusses TIF funding and also contains a Q&A section.  The responses deserve some clarification.
 
 

I'm the candidate to keep our Fire and Police departments strong.

I support our Police and Fire departments.  One of the ways is by trying to get council to make smart decisions on where and when to create TIF properties.  TIF properties can be good because this tool can be used to finance important projects like building the I-70 interchanges.  However, the trade-off is that the money used for these projects comes from diverting money away from voter approved property taxes meant to go to things like police & fire…

Open discussions not deception

Update:  At the Oct 22, 2013 administration committee meeting I asked where the $1.8 million dollar "dividend" payment would be going.  Turns out the dividend payment was really the developer buying back the land put up for collateral when the city borrowed $1.8 million dollars for them October 2012.  At this time council hopes that the payment can be put into the general fund.  .  See the Oct 8,

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