By Stan Vaughan CAndidate for Congress
In that editorial the RJ whines how Republican Chris Edwards has not been given an opportunity to debate Dina Titus.
But the RJ makes no mention of the favorite in Congressional District 1. The fact is that voter registration in Congressional District 1 shows
68,921 voters who are not registered as either Democratic or Republican. This number is much larger than currently 54,366 active Republican registered voters, by over 14,000.
The RJ , in fact, is part of the problem. When I ran against Arberry in 2004 for State Assembly the RJ made no endorsement of any candidate in that race. In 2006 when I ran head to head with Arberry again for Assembly, the RJ again chose to make no endorsement in that race. In 2008 I ran against Horsford for Senate and the RJ again made no endorsement in that race.
In 2010, I ran against Anderson for Assembly, again no endorsement.
The head in the sand ostrich-like politics of the RJ perhaps is one reason alternative newspapers and sources are making the RJ irrelevant.
The fact is, both Titus and Edwards have made their living as public servants. Yes, Edwards served our country honorably for his entire life in the military, but both of these candidates making their living from public service , lobbyists, and special interests is a reason that for the first time in history 42% of voters nationwide are registered Independent and neither Democratic or Republican.
By the way in that 2006 election I picked up 39% of the vote in a Democrat vs Democrat general election. I am much more likely to take huge numbers of Democrat votes away from Titus, as a former Democrat, than Edwards could ever hope to.
I am the only candidate with a background in economics and does not cater to special interests or lobbyists and is the only one who has offered real solutions. RJ, it is the economy, stupid. When McDonald’s advertised they would hire 50,000 new employees, over one million applied. Locally as I have been actively campaigning door to door, I was told by a local manager of a nationally known coffee shop that they received 3,000 plus applicants for one job! A minimum wage job at that. Over and Over I am told small businesses are using the job application process to bring in applicants to their businesses in the hopes they buy something, when in fact there is no job really available. I was told this also by a well known local car repair shop that advertised this way for delivery drivers they did not need.
My economic and political agenda includes:Curb problems in the financial sector. If they are too big to fail, they are too big to exist. Break them up! Curb excessive fees that are being imposed on consumers and merchants by the bankers. Improve corporate governance-shareholders should be able to vote on limiting the excesses of pay given to executives. End government giveaways.. End corporate welfare. Legal reforms in that legal strategies should not be simply to bankrupt the competition through frivilous lawsuits. End the manipulation of the legal system by making LLCs play by the same rules as corporations. Case in point the RJ itself avoids lawsuits by claiming that despite it is headquartered in Las Vegas, it can only be sued in Arkansas where owners live.
Tax reform. US Corporations should be taxed on profits of sales within the US regardless of source of production overseas which encouraged outsourcing of jobs. Correct trade imbalances. While exports create jobs, exports of simply t-bills etc do not create jobs. Economic policy needs to consider the primary goal as full employment, not preventing inflation. Reform bankruptcy, student debts should be able to be discharged and some schools exist just to be predators on the uneducated while their education provides no job when obtained..
The Obama administration has large numbers of mortgages, through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It is absurd they have not taken the lead in restructuring underwater mortgages.
I could write a book on economic and political reforms needed.
Again we need an expert in economics like myself not lifetime public employees like Titus or Edwards. It is not in the interest of voters to elect a former Congresswoman who voted for the Cap and Trade” Tax on Air” and the equally infamous Obamacare “Tax on Nothing”. Yes our founding fathers worried that Congress might try to tax all sorts of goods and services. But they never envisioned taxing air and taxing nothing.
If the RJ wants a debate, let them sponsor one. In fact there have been debates, apparently the RJ chooses to ignore such. The RJ and voters can go to the Veterans in Politics website to view the Congressional 1 debates, where it will be seen that I at least knew what Agenda 21 was while other candidates were clueless.
WCF “The World Chess Champion”
Candidate for U.S. Congress District 1 Nevada