OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Project Manager - Boeing
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: A.A., Design Technology, Cerritos College. Web Development Certificate, University of California, Irvine.
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Mayor, City Councilman.
As a Libertarian Mayor, I made sure the taxpayers got their money's worth. Most of what people consider vital government services are paid for by the general budget of their local municipality. These include building and maintaining the city's infrastructure and law enforcement. Your local government is able to do this and more with only two to three percent of the total taxes that you pay.
The Federal budget takes about half of your tax money without providing the things that improve your day-to-day life. The Federal government has a Department of Education that educates no one, a Department of Transportation that transports nothing, a Department of Energy that produces no energy, and a Department of Agriculture that grows no food. Your money is being wasted on these departments that are not authorized by the Constitution and do nothing to improve your life.
Even worse, the Federal government has laws that result in making our communities unsafe.
The biggest threat to the safety of our communities comes from the Federal government's failed war on drugs, making some of our neighborhoods war zones. Because some drugs cannot be sold at the local drug store, criminals sell them in drug houses. And because drug dealers operate outside of the law, disputes are often settled with violence. Only by putting an end to the drug war will we end this violence in our communities.
By having the Federal government follow the Constitution, there would be no need for federal income tax. People would have more of the money they earned to spend at local establishments and parents could afford to spend more time with their children. The end result will be you will have more control over your own life and our communities would be a better place to live.
(This information furnished by Art Olivier, Libertarian for Vice
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