Monday, April 26, 2010

How do we pay for services while lowering taxes, the answer is simple.

I have had many tell me, “sounds great but how do we continue to fund services”. Well, first I am not saying stop all services, I have said reverse taxes, fee and regulations to January 1, 2000. This alone would give a boost to jobs creation and capitol growth, at the individual, the family and small business level. This will also go a long way in reducing the personal pain and economic pressure that we are all feeling. With the Lost of capitol locally and nationally we have to begin to heal from the bottom up. Ten years of growth in Nevada government, needs to be looked at and studied. We need to see what benefits and at what cost these programs had over that time, at both the individual and business development level. What effects it had on small business generation and growth, I would say has increased cost, and slowed down much of what small business can do. The population has grown since and there will be a need to maintain or raise some additional funds, but we need to have a priority of cutting what taxes, fees and regulations that have slowed our economic potential. I contend that when the economy begins to grow again some additional funds will come back with a increase in economic activity. So if we reduce cost and build income we will go a long way toward an economic recovery. There will still be a call from some to maintain some of the programs that we have put into service; we still have a Medicare, and Medical issue looming and a population that is aging. The two easiest and hardest ways to raise money are Yucca Mountain and the Federal land issue in Nevada.

• We have had Harry Reid spout that Yucca is dead, but after spending 20 billion on the project we need to really think about this. The waist will become a commodity at some point, as education determines how to develop energy out of the nuclear rods and once the byproduct becomes benign Nevada can profit from this. Whether it would be like Alaska residents getting a check every month. Nevada could also realize an untapped revenue source that could fund basic services and our schools.

• Second is the federal ownership of 87% of the State lands and Airspace. I know that we tried to have a Sagebrush Rebellion in the 1970's but Nevada can no longer be asked to continue to bear the burden of all these unfunded mandates coming from Washington and not demand what is right for our citizens of this state. The potential property tax revenue, from private ownership, would take care of much of our woes.

Much of what I have stated is not rebellious in nature; much of it has been forced upon us. Nevada has had a long history of making hard decisions. When left with little choices we have to make the hard choices. We as a State have been put in a corner, either we take a fall or come out fighting. We need to take the initiative here and stand up for what is right, not only for our children but for our State. I would appreciate your vote on June 8th.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How do we create jobs and a stable tax base, my solution.

My opponents, in my opinion are all good decent people. They have all promised to fight any new taxes. I believe we are on the same page on this topic, yet I believe it goes further than that. For Nevada to create jobs and tax revenue we need to reduce the taxes, fee and regulations that have been put in during the last ten years of the government bubble. You see what has been missing in this debate is the fact that government grew along with the housing, financial and banking bubbles. Well it is clear that those bubbles were based on money that was not really there. How then can we then justify the maintaining of taxes that government has put in place over the last decade? My Goal is a simple one, we have to increase capitol not only in the business community but at the individual level as well, That means all these fees that our state has put into place, from drivers license, fishing electricity, water and others need to be reversed if not removed. We are all struggling; we will not be able to grow again until we can find a place that is not continuing to put stress on our individuals and our families. We have to have a tax holiday and a real look at what has been put in place during this bubble. I stand for lower taxes, along with fighting new ones. Nevadans can no longer afford to pay a dollar of tax revenue and get five cents of benefit. We need to strongly look at what and how our government spends our tax money. I regret that some will lose government jobs, but either we create an atmosphere that again builds the private sector and creates more than just government jobs. Or we will continue down this road where we are all at the beck and call of Government for all of our needs. I will continue to fight for the individual and lower cost for all, not just continue the game of politics that we currently have.

Can we continue without being civil toward each other

To anyone who has read what I believe, you might agree or you might disagree. You still have that right, for I am tolerant of others and are willing to listen and maybe just learn from others. Yet I am finding that the rift between the Far Left and Far Right is growing. The problem is that we are no longer tolerant of each other and that truly scares me. We seem incapable of having a civil discussion without it becoming personal. This has happen before and has never had a good ending. I believe this next election will be on the person and not who that person knows. I believe that we need to elect someone who can talk to both sides, for I believe that the truth is not being given a chance to be heard. I believe we need to truly discuss these topics during this election. We can no longer elect someone who has the right look, or drives the right car, or has the right endorsements. This is going to get ugly, we need to look at everyone and pick the person who has the ability to get both sides to the table and find common ground. These are the topics I believe in, that would have the maximum benefit to all Nevadans.

• Government's growth during the bubble cannot be sustained; I propose downsizing government back to the levels of January 1, 2000. Radical I know, but we need to give everyone a chance to regroup, and we need to find a balance where everyone had a chance to breathe economically.

• The taxes, fees and regulations that have been put in place over the last ten years, are stifling any economic growth due to the reduction in economic activity. The realization is that the rates have not gone down, but economic activity and profit margins have. Nevada needs to go back and cut programs, policies, taxes and fees that have hurt our economic condition.

• With the real potential of further increases from our nation’s capitol, such as a national sales tax, cap in trade, and higher energy cost. Nevada needs to separate itself from the current big government mentality and give business, both large and small hope that its business models will find profitability in Nevada. This alone will help stabilize our economy by giving people from across the nation a safe haven to move to. this will stabilize our housing and business community

• Jobs can only be created by all of us building capitol. With all of us having lost equity in our homes, and many of us being upside down on our mortgages. Not only our neighbors but our locally owned businesses are trying to survive right now. Nevadans can no longer view that capitol can only be built from outside this state. Lower cost on all of us will help the average Nevadan survive this economic downturn.

This is my stance, this is what I believe. I am not only offering lower cost to the biggest companies, but to everyone. I regret that some in state government will lose their jobs, but I would rather them have a vibrant economy so they would have job choices, than the stagnant economy that we find ourselves in presently. I am not doing away with taxes, just lowering them to a place we all can start moving forward again. For to have a stable economy in Nevada we need to have all of us share in this next growth cycle. If we continue to grow government we will have only a limited few enjoy the next harvest from this economy. I will not stand for that. I am willing to give my life, my name and my fortune in this endeavor.