Representative in Congress
Occupation: Land Management Consultant.
Occupational Background:Parks Supervisor, Portland Parks & Recreation. Captain, Oregon Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve.
Educational Background:Kellogg School, Benson High School, Kubasaki American High School, Portland Community College (A/AS in Management), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Prior Governmental Experience:Director, Board of Directors of the Multnomah Education Service District -two terms.
As a U.S. Congressman John Sweeney will pursue these reforms for you:
TAX REFORM, FLAT RATE:A 10% on wages, salaries and commissions;
1% on all other personal income (return on investment, stocks and bonds);
1% on all Businesses.
No exemptions, no deductions, just a low flat rate, that would be fairest to us all!
SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT AT AGE 60:Lowering the retirement age to 60, would do three things:
Make room for the young- they need the jobs.
Create jobs-those who retire could start businesses or just travel. Both options would create jobs. It would give America a younger work force to be more competitive in the World Market Place. Congress talks of raising the retirement age. They have already done it- starting the year 2000, those born after the year 1937, will have to work longer for full benefits. They are now talking about raising it to age 70, for those born after 1969. We must stop the Age Creep to match the retirement ages of some countries in Europe, 70 or 75!
TERRORISM:We must fight terrorism wherever it is. But, We must not surrender our civil liberties in the process. We must protect our civil Liberties at all costs!
Memberships:American Legion, Elks, LEAA, MOAA, NRA, and OSSA.
John Sweeney is a Defender of the American Way of Life!
VOTING:Voting is hiring! SO VOTE!
(This information furnished by Friends of John Sweeney.)