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OCCUPY CONGRESS IN 2012!

As an Independent candidate for the 32nd U.S. Congressional District of Texas, I’m currently writing my responses to issues that I consider important.  Unlike Congress, with their pseudo issues and fake “problems” such as Social Security and deficit ceilings, job creation will be at the top of my list.

Job Creation Today

Job Creation has been on the back-burner for elected officials in Washington DC for at least the past 10 years.  In fact, instead of creating jobs, they are destroying jobs for Americans. The watered down solutions offered by the Obama administration are almost as worthless as what the Republicans have not even bothered to offer.  In fact, after three years of Obama’s leadership, we are still near the Zero job growth benchmark set by George Bush during his eight year term.

What we have in the USA today as we near the end of 2011, is an absurd situation where banks and financial institutions are sitting on at least $3 trillion dollars–much of which was lent to them by the American people.  They are hoarding this money like misers. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer via the corrupt system of Wall Street whereby enormous wealth has been created over the past three years–not by producing goods and services, but by cutting costs and passing the savings along to the wealthy shareholders as dividend payments.

And how does a Wall Street corporation cut costs?  They cut costs by firing workers and selling off assets.  Thus while millions of Americans have been losing their jobs and their homes, members of our 44% millionaire Wall Street invested Congress have been getting richer and richer–Democrat and Republicans alike.  Wall Street operates exactly on the same principles as a multilevel marketing level pyramid scheme. Wall Street is a huge scam run by the rich for the benefit of the rich.

Pete Sessions, the Republican incumbent for the 32nd US Congressional District numbers among the millionaire Congressional members who have gotten richer on the backs of working Americans.  In 2008, Sessions reported a net worth of $3,376,000.  One year later in 2009 he reported a net worth of $4,904,000.  Thus in the time period in which 7.3 million Americans  lost their jobs, Mr. Sessions made $1,528,000 off his Wall Street investments.

The money that Wall Street makes and pays to their shareholders like Sessions primarily comes from corporations cutting costs by firing workers and selling off assets. It is no hyperbole whatsoever to say that Sessions and others like him in Congress are literally making fortunes off the backs of working Americans who lose their jobs.  Think of it this way:  if you lost a job in 2008 or 2009, no doubt part of what was once your salary was given to people like Pete Sessions as well as the salaries of the CEOs of these corporations.  In addition, your taxes help to pay Mr. Sessions $174,000 salary and his government sponsored health care.

Is this the kind of representation you want, someone who profits off the backs of the majority,  or do you want someone who will make the best decisions for the majority of those in the 32nd district?   That is the question that the people of my district and U.S. Congressional Districts all over the USA will decide, but one thing is certain:  I plan to make sure that the majority of them from my district are fully aware of what they are choosing and how it affects the lives of the people in their community.

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Job Creation Solution #1  REPLACE CONGRESS IN 2012

Nothing of any significance will happen until we stop listening to their promises and replace Congressional Wall Street Millionaires–forget about party. There is not enough daylight of difference for consideration between the leadership of the Democrat Party and the leadership of the Republican/Tea Party.

Until we remove those from Congress who continue to benefit from the current corrupt situation whereby their personal stock portfolios increase from the job losses of Americans, don’t expect any significant change.  I ask you to think:  where is their incentive to push job creation?  There is certainly no incentive for at least 44% of Congress such as Pete Sessions who are millionaires. Their inaction on job creation bills is testimony enough for where they really stand.

So the first step is to remove these Wall Street profiteers from office. Stop thinking that appealing to them will change their behavior.  How much more proof of their self-serving corruption do we need?

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