am I running for Congress ?
The other day a reporter asked me "Why do you want to run for Congress and
against such a well-established politician?"
(referring to Clay Shaw, Congressman for district, 22).
I disagree in policy and ideology with the
Republican Congressman incumbent (Clay Shaw). I often disagree as well with our President
Bush in social and economic issues.
I am a social-democrat. I tend to agree with the Democratic
Party's platform on social issues. But I look at economic issues from
a different perspective. I
vote my conscience, and I have voted for Republicans in the past (case in point:
I filled out a questionnaire in 2000 and
confirmed that my candidate for President was Al Gore
with a match of 98%. The "ideology" overlap I had with Bush was less than 35%.
|This is a brief summary of my views.
For more detail, please visit www.Gr8St8.com
- I grew up in Europe, and I strongly believe on a
vacation for the workforce. There are huge hidden social-costs
for not doing so.
- There should be incentives for mothers to stay home,
providing quality attention and care to their children. Maternity
leave should be extended to 12 months. Life is too short, and
children grow too fast! Let children have a good bonding
with their parents, and good memories of their childhoods.
- I am for a balanced
budget. It was too
premature -and irresponsible- to give tax rebates, just because we had a great
- I am for a decent minimum
wage (20% higher than current). Either that,
or subsidize housing more aggressively. Some rural areas of America -and
some city neighborhoods as well- do not look American at all.
Sometimes it feels like I am still traveling in Bolivia or Bangladesh.
- Sponsoring of multi-lingual
education by State
institutions. Specially in
those counties that have a large percent of minorities. In the
global economy we move towards, to have may polyglots would be an
asset for the State of Florida, and for the nation.
- It is
unfair how we treat many poor immigrants. We allow them easy entry
in our country, then we play a blind eye to their counterfeit documents and
we tolerate the abuse that illegal aliens often suffer from unscrupulous
Please, visit my issues site (
) for a more detailed coverage of views. There are pages on: Child Care, Social Security,
Health Care and Prescripiton Drugs,
Education, Taxes, and much much more ... all views have very innovative
perspectives, I must add. Often you will find my views are inedited.
Let me know if you agree. If you do, I would appreciate you support to my
Furthermore, there are too many
elected officials with views
often biased by religious doctrine.
If I am elected I will be one of those few non-religious persons
there. And -of course- when women have to make hard choices, I am pro
freedom of choice.
medical care, and Universal Prescription Drug Coverage. I do not like to see Americans without an insurance coverage, or without money to pay for doctors
and medicines. That might be a common sight in Rwanda or Congo. But it does
not happen in Sweden, nor in most of Europe. And neither should happen in
America. Canada and Germany spend 9% of GDP
in healthcare, and it is universal. We spend 14%
and it is not.
By far, our Congress
is made up of Lawyers.
I will bring a fresh business-and-technology view on issues. But,
I also understand business. I have been a Professional Engineer for 27 years.
And an Entrepreneur for more than 8 years.
Hispanics are under-represented in
Washington. And that has a lot of negative repercussions in our
relations -and trade- with our southern neighbors . I
have strong views on helping Latin
America develop its commerce. One problem
with the economies in South America is that they do not have the
highway infra-structure that we have. In part, because we do not want
them to have one. I support the Pan-American
highway, yet, ... I
am as green as any environmentalist would ever hope to be. I would
say Al Gore is only 75% as green as I am.
has to become a full democracy. The way I see
it, it is a theocratic democracy, with no equal
treatment of those citizens who are not Jewish. This change is
imperative for full and lasting peace in that region of the
Israel needs to be part of EEU and
NATO. And that -simplistically as it may sound- will help solve
the Arab-Israeli conflict. No country would mess with Israel, if this nation
were to be part
of the European Economic Union. At least, all parties in negotiations would be
more reasonable and accommodating.
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