Representative - A Person Chosen to Act or Speak for Another or Others.
Independent - A candidate or elected official with No Ties to a Political Party
The hope is that we elect folks from home to go fight for us, the fact is that when the candidate gets to D.C. the party wraps their arms around them and every speech becomes a part of the past. The Two Parties are not representing the people any more.
Independent Thinking with No Party Attached
I believe in the real issues. Issues that the people see and feel every day. Not the news head line on a daily bases. The real issue is the fact that we elect people to office with personal agendas. We need to have people who are in this position to represent the people. We need a representative who knows how the people they represent live the everyday, the work, the traffic, and headaches.
If you support TERM LIMITS for Congress then I am your candidate.
If you believe the federal government needs to get out of your pocket and paycheck, know I am your choice.
If you want a Louisiana boy and not just a Democrat or Republican, press the button next to Devin Lance Graham.
If you want a congressman held back by the reigns of the party, I am not your pick.
One Solution for Several Issues
We need to stop looking at issues individually, there is too much work to be done. Why do we not try to find solutions to multiple items, instead we tackle them one at a time. Generally the solution takes years to pass the Houses of Congress, then the legislation is filled with regulations and loop holes. An example of a healthcare bill would be to place the states in control of the health care and veterans would be able to use their VA benefits at any hospital with an emergency room available for public use. The bill would require the state to have a public option for health care while allowing private use of benefits, while making the VA an accounting firm for serving our veterans and not a hospital and treatment operation.
Another combination bill could be the Consumption Tax and Balance Budget Amendment. It would require two amendments to the Constitution. This would play hand and hand with a new tax collection method that is fair for all, placing a requirement for the federal government to have a balance budget, and the separate amendment repealing the Sixteenth Amendment. The Consumption Tax would be a monthly tax stream and all consumers in the country would play and pay their part, therefore providing more tax payers to the federal treasury. The tax would generate more collections while placing more money in the pocket of the citizens. More deposable income generally leads to the purchase more consumer goods. With every purchase a tax is collected for the federal government. The key part to the legislation would be an amendment to our constitution requiring the federal government to have a balanced budget by the end of every fiscal year. The separate amendment would no longer allow the federal government the ability to reach into our paychecks and steal from the people. This would truly be a volunteer tax, you only pay when you decide to purchase a good.
More legislation is no solution. There are plenty of laws written for our people. The idea that more new laws are needed only leads to more limitations on our freedoms. Enforcing our current laws would be a start on the right path. The problem with new legislation the title of the bill looks good to the public's eye, however, the body of the legislation is jammed with items that have nothing to do with the purpose of the title. The two parties pack the bill with several amendments that destroy the goal at hand. The reason, two parties will not pass a bill unless they fell as though each party won. Leaving us, the citizens to lose. A final statement, as a citizen, we all need to remember who that congressman serves. The party may throw money into commercials and ads, but it is the people that have to elect that member of Congress. Elect a representative, not a party.
My friends, we have it all. It's time that we fight for it all
Vote Devin Lance Graham on November 6th
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