Posts tagged Allan Levene

The single word that changes election...

The single word that changes election results
We were looking at the Cobb County primary ballot a while ago and I noticed a single word used in almost every race. That word was “Incumbent.” Why should that make a difference? If a voter has done their homework, it will not. On the other hand, if the voter likes to vote all incumbents out, then it helps them identify whom not [...]

The military-industrial complex, or w...

The military-industrial complex, or where your money goes
Does this surprise you? Where is our discretionary money going? See for yourself. No wonder we are in so many wars. It used to be that Communists were our most serious threat and our government spent a fortune defending us (using highly paid defense contractors) from the evils of the Soviet Union and Communist China. When that ruse petered o [...]

The drug menace, and I don’t me...

The drug menace, and I don’t mean illegal drugs
Have you wondered why you see so many prescription drug ads on TV? Do you wonder why our government gives subsidies totaling $192 million last year alone to the tobacco farmers to subsidize their tobacco growing… and yet spend millions more trying to get people to stop smoking? Have you wondered why, in spite of the “War on Drugs& [...]

They chant “Death to America...

They chant “Death to America”
They don’t mean it. They mean “Death to the American Government.” I have always wondered why people have a mistaken belief that the United States government and the United States public are one and the same. They aren’t. Globally, the American public is loved, but our government is despised because of its foreign polic [...]

So you think that elections are fair?

So you think that elections are fair?
When magicians want the audience to believe in magic, they use a technique called distraction – focus the audience on one hand, while the other is doing the trick. The current distraction is the Voter ID battle. Generally, the Democrats don’t want it and the Republicans do. Why? Because the poorer people are the ones without the I [...]

Positive results from the Obama and B...

Positive results from the Obama and Bush administrations
As a Republican candidate, I need to be fair and detail the top five achievements of our last two presidents that have clearly benefited our country. First, President Obama - 1 2 3 4 5     Helped the banks President Obama currently lives in the White House, and I suspect will stay there for four more years, sad to say. If he can fool us once, [...]

How we rank compared to other countri...

How we rank compared to other countries
I did some research of taxation and Gross Domestic Product’s of different countries from two perspectives – one, what percentage of the GDP originates from government spending, and what percentage of gross income is paid in taxes. Here are the results: Of the 177 countries I looked at, the United States is one third down the list [...]

Are you better off?

Are you better off?
First a disclaimer. Naturally, as a Republican candidate I will find fault with President Obama. On the other hand, facts speak louder than rhetoric. But I will admit that the previous Republican presidential disaster, George W. Bush set “The Descent” in motion. In life, you’re dealt your cards and you have to work with them [...]

Forced labor is alive and well in the...

Forced labor is alive and well in the United States.
I was reading an article about a government full-employment bill and saw something that caught my eye, causing me to eventually find this website about forced labor in the USA. I could use the word “slavery” defined here, but it’s a third-rail word. In other words, its a very delicate topic. Forced labor is alive and well in [...]

“Give me liberty, or give me de...

“Give me liberty, or give me death?”
In 1775, Patrick Henry gave an impassioned speech at the 1775 Virginia Convention, where he used those words to convince the Virginia House of Burgesses to get Virginia troops to fight in the Revolutionary War. What would he write today? I suspect that he would be sickened with what our government is doing to this land of Liberty and Freedom. [...]

Lies of our fathers

Lies of our fathers
Like you, I saw plenty of news coverage of the Republican convention in Tampa, but I won’t be writing about that other than to say that Romney’s selection of Ryan as Vice President was a major error. No, I’m writing about the SEAL team member who just wrote a book, “No Easy Day” so he could make a lot of money. H [...]

Lies, lies and more lies

Lies, lies and more lies
As I write this at 7:30 in the morning, I’m listening to C-Span’s morning show, Washington Journal. This show has a call in section where today’s topic is “Are you doing better than you were ten years ago?” Almost without exception, no one is. So I started to wonder why the public actually believes campaign promi [...]

How to solve the gasoline and food pr...

How to solve the gasoline and food price increase problems in one easy step
When you think about it, you’ll realize that gasoline prices and the devastating drought are interrelated. Why? Because ethanol is now 10% of almost all gasoline sold in this country. And what is it made from? Corn. So while corn was plentiful and cheap, the corn post-production facilities (special interests) made lots of money by using [...]

Lest we forget

Lest we forget
Taxpayers in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District (Bartow, Cherokee, parts of Cobb and Fulton counties) will pay $239 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted. That’s nearly $600 spent by every voter in my district! For the same amount of money, the following could be provided: 32,506 Military Veterans Receiving V [...]

None of the above

None of the above
If you really look hard (you’ll have to do your own analysis) you’ll see how the election system has become progressively unfair. Why? Because of subtle biases built into the system over the years. It’s to the point that many races are uncontested, as it’s a waste of time for an opponent to spend enormous amounts of ef [...]

Tales from the dark side – the ...

Tales from the dark side – the inside scoop on the election process
As a candidate, I am now privy to the dark and dirty side of the election business. I use the word “business” as it really is a business. If you’ve looked at candidates’ web sites, they are all similar… vote for me and give me money. The purpose of these blogs is to give you an idea of my thoughts, insights and i [...]

What is meant by “More of Less ...

What is meant by “More of Less of More”?
Do you want more of less of more, or less of more of less? Like me, you have to think carefully about these phrases. In English, more of less of more, means less, and less of more of less, means more. I heard a political speech a few months ago where these phrases were used, but I cannot remember who said them. But that’s the point. Spe [...]

Dilution! The worst word in the polit...

Dilution! The worst word in the political vocabularly
It appears to be a benign word, “dilution,” the watering down or the process of reducing the concentration or similar. In the world of politics, it means the “kiss of death.” Dilution means that if there are many candidates for a seat, it becomes very, very difficult to receive the majority of the votes. It’s als [...]

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Allan Levene for Congress, Hawaii Committee
820 West Hind Drive, # 240-552, Honolulu, HI 96824

Why elect me and not the others

I am a first generation naturalized citizen from London, England. This nation has been so good to me that I am compelled to do everything that I can to repay my debt to it. If elected, I will.

This is what I’ll do in a nutshell, my key points. I don’t talk in vague terms; I talk in terms of specific proposals and getting substantial bills passed in Congress and signed into law, not renaming post offices as other Hawaii incumbents do and then claiming progress -

Obtain a permanent waiver to the Jones Act of 1920. The Jones Act forbids Asian or foreign flagged ships from delivering goods directly to Hawaii, and picking up Hawaii products on the way to California, and vice versa. They must unload in California, and have the Hawaii freight transferred to a U.S. flagged ship so it can be sent 2,000 miles back to Hawaii. That dramatically increases the cost of landed goods. A waiver will lower Hawaii's cost of living.

End corporate taxes. That will flood this country with foreign business money, not the phony money printed by the Federal Reserve. Domestic corporations with over a trillion dollars sitting overseas will bring it back to create jobs. Foreign corporations will flood this country with money creating jobs, building facilities and factories. That means millions of new, well paid jobs for Americans, and a dramatic increase in GDP. We’ll beat China at its own game.

Legalize marijuana for recreational use in Hawaii. Although a Republican, I support legalizing marijuana. Why? Because no amount of laws or law enforcement will stop people from using it, and as an innocuous drug (tobacco is far more harmful) it is still misclassified as a Schedule I drug! Others Schedule 1 drugs are heroin, LSD, ecstasy and peyote. Foolishly our government claims that cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, Dilaudid, Demerol, OxyContin and Dexedrine are all less dangerous!

If Hawaii legalizes marijuana, tourism will increase and create new jobs. That means more tax revenue for the state and more income for Hawaii citizens. Legalizing marijuana means that the police won’t waste their time chasing users of this recreational drug and spend time going after real criminals. The crime rate will drop, as crimes against the public will diminish related to marijuana.

Void congressional pensions if they don’t quit after no more than twelve years in office. It will be much easier to enact than a Term Limits Amendment. Our Washington Representatives and Senators understand and love money. I will use that love to help them retire. We need new blood in Washington, not old hacks that never leave office because they have “safe” seats. Those safe seats are so safe that challengers don’t even bother to run against them.

Make our federal election system fair. The public doesn’t know it, but it’s designed to keep the incumbents in and the challengers out. My method is to take the residual campaign money away from the federal politicians after each election cycle, and give it to charity. They will not be able to start asking for new donations until the next election year. Senators and Representatives have millions of dollars in their campaign accounts, far in excess of what a challenger can hope to raise. If everyone starts at zero, we’ll have a better system.

Modify the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 to eliminate the Postal Service requirement to pre-fund their pensions for up to 75 years! This was designed to bankrupt the post office in favor of private industry. I must reverse that pre-funding clause to save the postal service from either bankruptcy or forcing it to dramatically raise the cost of postage.

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