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PS - I'm not a Libertarian, but my Host Thom Keegan on this Interview is, and I appreciate him allowing me such ample time to talk about my Progressive Independent platform.
JOIN MIKE'S CAMPAIGN FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT
Good Government. Is there such a thing? I think so, but it takes the resources of an involved constituency -- and it must be administered in consultation and with the informed consent of the people.
I have taken the challenge of Senator Bernie Sanders to carry on the Our Revolution movement of 2016. I'm the Un-Incumbent Progressive Independent running against two well-funded party candidates awash in money from the Campaign Industrial Complex and carrying the agendas of their Special Interest Donors, and not you.
Paul Spain is a Republican who doesn't believe in the power of the people to do good.
Lois Frankel earned the number 14 spot on a list of least effective members of Congress, with 0 of 8 bills passed out of committee.
She is a Democrat that would, has, and does put the interests of the murderous right wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu's Israeli Likud party before the goals of world peace, and justice for all people, most notably the Palestinians.
I support the two-state solution, a homeland for both the Israelis and the Palestinians, and support progressive Israelis who understand that lasting peace requires justice for all.
Even with her lack of zealous advocacy, I was pleasantly surprised in a Sun Sentinel candidates' endorsement interview to hear Lois say she supports the two party solution.
If you believe that we need social justice and business and job creation, safety and respect and tolerance for our diverse ethnicities, religious, and social customs, an overhaul of our justice system and replacements for our bridges, tunnels and roads, VOTE for Mike Trout for Congress in Florida's 21st Congressional District.
Voters should choose me because where my two opponents offer discussions of the issues and their positions -- I offer concrete proposals and solutions to real problems.
Voters on the left should vote for me because I am a lifetime progressive democrat, and I understand the challenges of inequality in our society, and I offer geometric solutions -- the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and we have to have solutions that go directly to the heart of circumstance.
Independent voters should vote for me because I am not an ideologue who blindly follows partisan demagoguery, but instead view situations with new and independent eyes.
Voters on the right should vote for me, because I want to be known as an enterprise progressive, and I believe in releasing the creative edge of the pioneering American spirit.
I believe in a minimal amount of government intrusion on our liberties, and free access to domestic markets especially for the smallest of players.
Where I'm going with that is a discussion of the economic rights of the poor. Having spent the majority of my youth in Latin America, I've always been conscious of the importance of the 'informal' sectors of the economy, i.e., everythiing from ambulatory vendors, empowered to contract for their own labor, artists and street musicians, etc.
For most of my life we have required of developing countries who receive our foreign assistance that their governments 'recognize' the economic rights of the participants in the informal economy.
Without that requirement, the oligarchs would always quash the activities of informals. That guy with the fancy Italian restaurant, doesn't really like having to put up with a peasant selling sausages out front on the street, or even 3 blocks away.
A basic income (provided to all, rich and poor) would have a more positive impact, but even the most progressively social countries haven't gotten there yet, much less the patriarchal societies of Latin America, or even the USA.
So ensuring access to informal markets is one way to make sure that the poor get at least some small sliver of the pie.
And it doesn't just apply to ambulatory vendors -- that's just maybe the most visible component of most informal markets -- it also has to do with people's right to contract their own labor (without prohibitive regulation or licensing state regulation).
I like that there are schools and standards for cosmetologists and bricklayers and welders, but if my unlicensed neighbor want's to cut my hair, that should be ok, too. As long as the consumer's rights are protected through disclosure, those people ought to be able to contract their own labor.
Did you see my page about freeway commerce?
I also see public marketplaces/commons as venues for artists and performers, and places of public discourse and debate (political speech).
Beyond that, of course we need some MAJOR jobs programs in the form of infrastructure investment, that provides important public utility, while generating well paying jobs, and the corollary beneficial effects as those waves of currency multiply throughout the economy.
We can look at investment in higher education as the best way to leverage and employ the best energies of our brightest and sharpest minds to continue to participate in the cutting edge medical and scientific research that will produce the cures and treatments for the things that ail us -- from Alzheimer's to Zika, and everything in between.
Investment in the rapidly developing Maker Movement promises breakthroughs in everything from affordable housing, to modern agricultural methods.
Providing systems to distribute the most important resource of all -- clean water, will dramatically improve health both here at home and around the world.
When we get to the point of distributing the means to tap free and renewable energies, we will mark that day as the beginning of the era of universal wealth and prosperity, and an end to all cycles of poverty.
Voters should vote for me because I and some other forward thinking candidates want to once and for all scrap our bloated 75000 page tax code, and replace it with a fair, automatic, and simple tax (FAST) that eliminates all the special interest carve-outs and tax giveaways to corporations, and creates a system in which everyone pays their fair share.
Voters should vote for me because I will support efforts to repeal Obamacare, and simultaneously and seamlessly implement Medicare for All, which achieves immediate administrative savings of 25% - 35%, by eliminating the profiteering insurance companies who contribute nothing productive to the health care market except exclusion, while preserving the free market of doctors and other providers, and vastly simplifying the bureaucratic burden on those who’s mission in life is to practice medicine in the best way they are trained to do, universally accessible by all.
Voters should vote for me because I will protect the environment, and always vote to be a good steward of our natural and essential resources that produce clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and healthy food to eat.
Voters should vote for me because I will always vote for peace over war, and choose to focus our defense budget on actually defending the homeland, and not running off to military mis-adventurism at every turn.
Voters should vote for me, because I’m going to “close the campaign office” upon election, and spend exactly ZERO time electioneering and groveling for special interest monies to fund my next re-election campaign, because I pledge to spend just one Single Adequate Limited Term in office, and while I am doing the best job I can for the people, new voters can plan to get involved in public service, knowing full well that I will be stepping out of the way to make room for the next one to come and do the very best job they can for the people."
-- Mike Trout
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