I have political race ahead of me, with four other men who I believe are all upstanding individuals. Some of us are small to medium size business owners; one is a public defender, lobbyist and a leader of the young republicans. All of us are active and care for the future of this state, and our community. Some of us are older some are younger. Some have been endorsed by the old guard and some by the new guard. Whoever the voters elect I believe this will be more on personality since we all have a similar message. We Republicans will need help to take back a position of bargaining needing to win a numbers game in Carson. Las Vegas is still a strong Democratic foothold on the electorate. So electing someone who has the power to persuade, to teach the other side the cause and affect much of this talk of new taxes will have on our community. I have personally had some experience and some success in this area concerning the gross receipts battle of 2002-2003. I had to teach school basically down in Carson and teach the Rino’s and Democratic leaders that to tax the gross of a business activity without taking in the economies of scale was not only a unfair tax structure but would have a drastically negative effect on a small businesses ability to grow and prosper. That fight will need to be won again with a counter attack on repealing the 700 million in new spending. I believe that I have the skills to win this war that is coming. I am not a pawn of big business and my personal business experience is broad enough to have a far reaching impact on the debate. I have personally seen the negative effects that a well intention public policy can have on small business and again we are in a battle over creating jobs. I have the message and the tools to see this thing through.
For as I see this it is the effects of that 700 million in new spending and corresponding tax and fee package that we are all feeling today, will need to be repealed. This fight will take some talent to win. The economic activity that we based that spending is long gone, combined with the devaluation in our homes has us all tightening our belts. This is because of a tone of doubt that we all have that is coming out of our federal and state governments. We see cost rising and services being cut. We see the effects that it is having on our local businesses and the effect that it has had on the job market. Many of us, me included are struggling with having to find other work because the revenue has dried up. We are in a fight with some of our leaders focusing on tomorrow, when we are focusing on the here and now. I will admit that this down turn has hit some more than others. The effects not all equal, But, Do we continue the attack on what is still working or begin to build from there. I am against taxing the mines and other businesses just because they have not been hit as hard. Well at some point we have to figure out what is still working in this society and fix what is not. That is where we are, and hard decisions are at hand. Who we elect will need to deal with these issues, not for some personal glory issue but because it is what is right. That is what the voters will have to choose from. What person can best lead us out of this mess; we need new blood and a willing person to wage this fight.