The INTEGRITY to tell the truth, PERSEVERANCE to be heard, and the DEDICATION to act.
Our country is a wonderful disorganized mess of disparate ideas and political philosophies, comprised of people from all different walks of life, genders, races & ethnicities, and actually such diversity that I can’t even list them all here! And despite all those differences, what has always held us together as a country is our ideals, our values, and the intrinsic support for our right to be who we are, love who we love, and to defend those who can’t defend themselves. And the basic democratic concepts of majority rule and being constructed for the common good of all.
In spite of the divisions we feel today, I know that if on a human level we just focus on those interests and concerns that we all share – that we all want the best for our families, neighbors and our country, our differences will fade, and we will begin to feel the hope again, and that a brighter future is within our grasp.
My entire life has been dedicated to public service, and in spite of being retired, I know I am not done, as there is so much more to do.
I am ready to work for all of Idaho!
On the Issues
The reality is that most of the issues we face are so intertwined, that you can’t really deal with only one or two at a time, but must consider them as a package, designed to work together, and approach them on a more comprehensive level. This is a mistake many of our current legislators make; rush to create a simple solution that makes them look good, but usually complicates things further, which is how ‘bureaucratic red tape’ is born.”
Climate Change The climate is changing – At this point, it doesn’t matter whether it is caused by human activity – we need to accept the reality and do everything we can to fight it! There are many things we can do to prevent, or at least slow the change of our climate – many […]
Healthcare:Dual-Payer ‘Medicare for All’ Plan My new plan called ‘Dual-Payer Healthcare’ is a system sourcing two healthcare insurance providers resulting in full coverage for ‘every citizen’ in the US. ‘Dual-Payer’ operates with a base of ‘Medicare for All’, but with a second layer of coverage that ensures ALL citizens are covered, while utilizing both commercial […]
Education is key to successful employment, good wages, and the opportunity to work at a job you want. Early childhood education is a given. Children begin learning much sooner than many people think, so should their education. For too long, society has told us that the only alternatives after high school is either to pursue […]
These are intrinsically tied together, and many in Washington, including Sen. Risch, don’t seem to realize that. They have been trying to solve one problem without considering the others; like making a one-legged stool. Also tied to our success in these areas are Education and Taxes. Our Economy is like an engine, and like any […]
We need to create affordable jobs using targeted infrastructure, affordable access to education, job training, and tax relief plans that both stimulate and grow the economy, creating more & better paying jobs that allow you to be self-sufficient. Use education, specialized or vocational job training, and ’employment based’ tax incentives that encourage business to hire […]
I have developed a ‘geo-fiscal living wage’ calculation, which considers the regional cost of living, affording people a living wage based upon the economy and COLA of the area in which they live. This basically means that the impractical ‘flat $15 per hour regardless of where you live’ proposal doesn’t consider ‘real life’ scenarios, and […]
My position is simple because the solution to this issue has always been simple; Equal compensation for equal work, equal treatment in all environments, and equal rights to privacy in all traditional ways, including personal health decisions.
Idaho is NOT for sale! We must keep public lands public and protected, accessible for hunting, recreation, and for ‘all’ our enjoyment. We are being lied to when told that public lands are a ‘states rights’ issue! The state of Idaho cannot afford to maintain all our Federal public lands and keep them available and […]
We have the ability to be energy independent and break our dependencies on foreign oil, and to break our financial ties to countries in the Middle East that fund terrorism. Wind, solar and solar-thermal technology not only help our climate, create jobs, and produce nearly free energy, but can also give us the added boost […]
Enforce existing laws, and work quickly reform what doesn’t work, with particular attention to extend time limits on migrant worker visas in support of our agriculture and dairy industries. DACA kids were raised here in America, and America is all they know or remember, and they are all contributing to America. They learn, they work, […]
A strong and productive middle-class is the engine that drives our economy, who spends the money that creates a productive economy and jobs, increases revenue and pays down our debt – NOT the top 1 or 2%. We must change our focus and tax policy to what I call a ‘trickle up’ economy, giving the […]
Create jobs that create jobs! We need infrastructure projects that create jobs both now, and in the future. Broadband installation throughout Idaho and the US is a great example; not only jobs created for the installation project, but imagine the economic potential for Idaho, ability to telecommute, new business and educational opportunities throughout the state, […]
Contrary to what many may assume, if you are a responsible gun owner, I do not want to take away your guns. We live in a time of random violence, mass shootings, our kids at risk in schools, people killing our families and friends with firearms, destroying people’s lives, and making us ALL feel unsafe […]
Trickle up economics; A tax plan that helps create a strong and productive middle-class, which is the engine that drives our economy, and a new approach to business taxes which rewards businesses for hiring & retaining employees, for offering healthcare. A tax structure that encourages and supports new, small & mid-sized businesses – the ones […]
The tariffs are causing our Idaho dairies and farmers to suffer more than we know, and Sen Risch is either too afraid to confront the administration on this issue or just doesn’t care to defend our farmers and diaries. Many of our dairies and farmers are at risk of closing because the subsidies only provide […]
We have paid into these programs for our entire working lives and deserve to reap the benefits that we are due. Don’t buy their nonsense! These programs are not ‘entitlements’, but are programs that we are entitled to! Most of the problems with Social Security are because Congress “borrowed” trillions of dollars in IOU’s from […]
Working for ALL Idahoans!
Help me build a better future for our great state of Idaho! Join me to stand up for the values that so desperately need fighting for now more than ever!