vote for Paul King?
has four main goals he would like to accomplish while in Congress.
1 - Bring the politicians home from Washington to work
and live in their district. In Washington, people who want
your money surround our congress! Thousands of lobbyists and
hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats have better access to
our elected officials then their constituents. Get them out
- Require our elected officials to read the bills before they
can vote on them. They carelessly pass mammoth bills that
none of them have read. Sometimes printed copies aren't even
available when they vote! Often no one knows what these bills
contain, what they really do, or what they will really cost.
- Change the budget process of “use it or lose it” to “save
it and keep it”! As budgets are allocated to countless bureaus
and departments they are told if you fail to spend the entire
amount you will lose that amount in the next budget. This
forces these departments to waste money. Let them keep what
they save and we will end the inertia of government spending.
- Transparency in government. Open records of every individual
and lobbyist who visits the congressional office on official
- Iraq Strategy. The current strategy in Iraq has been a disaster.
I support a plan to address this problem with an exit strategy.