Saturday, July 24, 2010

Welcoming remarks

I want to first thank you all that have managed to find this blog or for that matter any information on the internet on myself and my run for U.S. Congress. It has definitely been an extreme struggle, full of stress and anxiety, to please the internet monarchs and make it possible for myself to be search worthy. Nonetheless, we shall eventually prevail and overcome this debacle and start campaigning on an even playing field.

As mentioned in my website, the national debt will be the primary focal point of my campaign. It is such a monstrous problem that it encompasses and hinders literally all governmental decision making progress or at the very least it should. It should not be treated as an afterthought. When I read news stories about how the government is borrowing 41 cents out of every dollar it spends, my stomach churns. I ask myself how in the world can this possibly be going on. How can this not be addressed at every moment on every issue. This is the real issue!

The national debt is like being covered in a big wet blanket. We need to recognize it's on us, we need to admit that it's uncomfortable, and we need to be willing to take the steps to get it off of us.

On February 4, 2010 the House of Representatives voted 217-212 to raise the national debt ceiling $1.9 trillion, from 12.4 trillion to 14.3 trillion dollars. This is a cap that realistically will be reached, based on current spending levels, sometime early next year. There are some major spending decisions that will need to be made in order to end this endless spiral to economic disaster. The biggest current contributors being the two military conflicts and seemingly endless stimulus and bailout spending must come to an end. I, as your next Congressman, will vote not to increase the current debt ceiling and start dealing with the problems everyone seems to be avoiding. We simply cannot continue on this path of economic destruction.