Hi Mr. Gan, 

I have indented my answers below each question.

1.    What are your reasons for running for senator?

Short Answer: We can balance our budget and work toward full employment. This is my assignment to myself as a candidate.

History! We are in our 59th consecutive year without a balanced budget, and the people seem to think that is fine. IT IS NOT FINE. The deficits over the last three presidents: Clinton $1.6 trillion, Bush $4.3 trillion and Obama projected at $9.1 trillion.

Democrat President Andrew Jackson was probably one of our greatest presidents, he balanced his budget 7 of his 8 years, paid the federal debt down to zero and got rid of the “too powerful over the economy” national bank. More on the 19th Century Democrats.

      

I believe that if enough hear the truth about our government that people will work to elect a government that allows the people to develop solution. That is what worked in the 19th Century.

 

We have the opposite in the 20th Century with too much government growth and too much dependence on government.

      

The government loves the power and they keep spending and creating debt and if not corrected by the people, the government will break us.

      

2. Why do you believe you are most qualified to be the California Senator among all the running candidates? 

Of the 34 candidates, I have heard 18 discussing their positions; I believe that examining history to determine what worked and why that that gives to us actions we can take to get back onto the successful track.  

I believe that the reference to the bright spot in history when Democrat President Andrew Jackson led the government of our nation and let the people build the country; such that in less than 300 years from 1605 to 1900 the people brought us from a fledgling start to a world power.

This growth was stymied by the growth of government in the period from 1902 to today.     

My hope is to bring the truth to the table.   

3. How is Measure AA significant to you?  

No direct significance as I live in Lancaster, approximately 350 miles from the estuary they call the San Francisco Bay.  

4. While Measure AA will reduce pollution in the San Francisco Bay, improve water quality, restore the habitat for the wildlife, protect communities from floods, and increase shoreline public access, what do you think are the most significant downsides of measure AA?      

If the basis is climate change (with about a 5 inch rise of the ocean in the next 100 years,) that change would seem to be a natural improvement to the bay.    

It would be wise for developers to plan with the 5 inch per Century growth in mind.

      

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) was created in 1965, in my opinion should be absorbed into the local government for continued policing of pollution.

      

I would vote against Measure AA.

      

Sincerely,

Herbert G Peters

Candidate for US Senator

California

        

      

Thank you for your time!

      

Paul G.

      

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Reducing the Cost of Government

 

Sample annual cost of our government:

1792:   Government annual cost  $.89 per person,

1900:   Government annual cost  $8.80 per person,

                               a reasonable increase.

2012:   Government annual cost  $7,793.33 per person,

                                             unreasonable increase.

 

The curse of progressivism brought about the excessive cost of government.

 

Government Costs that we Can and Must Reduce

 

Our federal government must limit itself to the constitution, as written. This would probably solve many if not most of our problems.

 

To reduce the cost of living we must reduce the cost of government:

·      We can and must stop policing the world, (instead of policing the world we could have missionaries reaching out to the world teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.)

·      We can and we must end our propensity to go to war at will, schools used to teach that we only went to war in self defense,

·      We can and we must end our occupation of about 800 bases in foreign countries, and another article pertaining to bases,

·      Terror Attacks are likely blowback from our excessive occupation of bases around the world, both of the above articles hint that foreign bases could be the cause of terror attacks,

·      We can and we must end all foreign aid,

·      We can and we must end all subsidies, domestic and foreign,

·      We can and we must terminate many federal government jobs and reduce pay significantly for the few workers that remain employed by the federal government.

 

Our federal work force is compensated at a rate that is double the private sector. We cannot afford this excessive overhead.

 

Constitution, as Written

 

The constitution enumerates the powers that Congress shall have; Social Security is not included. A Supreme Court, however - coerced by FDR approved of Social Security in Helvering v. Davis,  U.S. Supreme Court, 1937, 301 U.S. 619.

 

A friend at the Senior Center stated that he would starve if it wasn’t for Social Security. How soon we forget; our people lived in our country for 315 years without Social Security. In those early days the “free market” was alive and well, people knew how to earn and save.

 

The virtually fatal blow to the “free market” came in 1913 with the enactment of the “Income Tax” and “The Federal Reserve System.” Our free market was derailed.

 

To get our country back on track we must phase out Social Security, and other progressive programs, repeal the “Federal Reserve System” and replace the Income Tax with a Federal Sales Tax that applies to all documented sales, no exceptions.  

 

When interest rates are restored to natural law rates almost any person can save for retirement AND beat Social Security returns.

 

The constitution does not enumerate power to Congress to finance or manage health care or education or welfare.

 

Medical Care

 

We must phase out all federal medical programs. In the 50’s a doctor visit was $5 with no health insurance. In 1960 the cost for childbirth, without health insurance was $150 for doctor and $150 for hospital.

 

Education

 

Harvard was established over 150 years before the constitution was adopted; the constitution (as written) gives NO power to the Congress to finance or manage education.

 

The entire “Department of Education” should be repealed; and the federal government must end all education subsidies.  Its usefulness is questionable.

 

We must restore the “free market” which led us to the healthiest, most robust economy of all time. The free market brought us from our infancy to the greatest country of all time. But now we are dying. Rome collapsed partially from excess taxes.

 

We are in our 59th year without a balanced budget; the last three presidents and their deficits: Clinton $1.6 trillion, Bush $4.3 trillion and Obama projected, $9.1 trillion.

 

In 2007 and 2010 our deficits were so high that if the IRS taxed us at 100% we would still have had a deficit.

 

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