WHAT I BELIEVE
Listen to any campaign for election or re-election — be it by a Republican or Democrat — and you always find a common denominator of promises to:
• “assist the middle class” so that there may someday be a prosperous middle class
• “help those in need find gainful employment” so that there may someday be fewer in need
• “grow the economy, and thus revenue to the Treasury” so that there may someday be an end to deficits
• “advance the interests of small businesses” so that there may someday be many more businesses of all sizes
• and “create jobs” that pay well
In the end, what do we find? Empty promises. So empty, in fact, that they’ve led to:
• a lower middle class that’s slowly (but noticeably) sinking into the poor
• not fewer, but many more people in need
• an economy growing only because the government is borrowing and spending — more than $15 Trillion in new debt to produce less than $9 Trillion in new GDP, the last I checked, with no end in sight to the ongoing pattern
• small business formation and survival at historic lows
• jobs that are increasingly part-time, low-wage, and deficient on both near-term benefits and long-term security
For too long, politicians have had it too easy, making empty promises. In every instance of an empty promise made, there were no specifics, no detail, to back-up the promise from turning up empty. Notice, however, that my PLEDGES are both very specific and highly detailed. Empty promises, no more!
I’m a lifelong business owner. Yes, I know what it takes to start a business, run a business, employ and expand — for how I took a map of Penner Manufacturing’s customers from just one pin in one state, to where I have it now in 49 states and Canada, see here. Yet, while ‘business owner’ might be a whole lot better qualification for public service than ‘career politician’, that too (in and of itself) is not enough. You need a plan on how best to serve the public, laid out in such DETAIL as to offer SOLUTIONS to those who yearn for them. I have such a plan. My opponent is in this for a career. I am not. To me, this is a MISSION!