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 more 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 bigger and better businesses,
• 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 middle class that’s slowly but steadily 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, so far.
• Small business entrapped by high taxes, and buried in red tape.
• Jobs that are increasingly part-time, low-wage, and deficient on both near-term benefits and long-term security.
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 in my Platform — here.
My opponent is in this for a career. I am not. To me, this is a MISSION!