|Los Angeles County, CA||November 7, 2000 Election|
By David L. CossakCandidate for United States Representative; District 26
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foreign policy, campaign finance, citizenship, crime, economy, education, environment, reform, gun control, health care, revolving credit, social security, taxes, drugs, welfare.
This is another emotional subject and will make many people angry.
It is my intention to create and be passed a constitutional amendment that creates a law that for a child to become a citizen of this country his parent(s) have to be one also.
There are too many people from other countries coming over to have their children born here just so they could be citizens so that they (the parents) would have reason to be here and collect some form of welfare or social security. It's time to stop it.
We need to start looking after are own resources and keep ourselves econimically strong so that we can continue to help others. However, at this moment, we are on the verge of being in serious trouble in several areas, and it is affecting our level of well being.
I have proven methods that will lower the crime rate in the district. Are you willing to take the chance that my programs will work? If they don't you can elect someone else in two years. It's that simple.
Do you want the same mentality as you we've had the last 20 years concerning our education? If not. Vote 4 change. Break the mold, make a difference. Vote for a candidate that offers leadership here at home and not for a party that doesn't listen.
As important as it is to protect our national forests there is more at stake that we are over looking and/or taking for granted. Conservation includes our water, our land, our garbage, our minerals, our workforce, our air, our children and much more.
At this moment I would like to focus on our power needs. There are technologies in existence that we could use that would give us an unlimited amount of power that is safe and far less expensive than what we are paying now.
I am proposing taking a community and making the technology available to show those savings and technologies. When it is shown to work and be safe, we can apply it to the rest of the district and eventually the state.
Let's put into effect the technologies that will allow us to be free of some of the utilities that control our lives and over charge us for what we need. All you have to do is vote for someone different to start these things up. I'll take it from there.
The issue of the 2nd ammendmentand, the right to bear arms have been greatly mis-interpreted. I will not go into that discussion at this time but will say that the argument has been been continually used by polititions to create a fearful reaction. They do that intentionally to keep us off balanced as to what they are really doing or not doing. Abolishing guns will not stop crime. Neither will arming everyone. What will stop crime, which is the real issue here, is to take the the anger out of our society. There are simple ways to do that. Maybe now you'd like to give something different a try? I certainly would.
I am in favor of a system that is a maintenance system for wellness. I am also in favor of alternative medicines and practices. I have seen to many people get better from many different illnesses not to support healing modalities of every kind. I believe with som preventative health care system we would not have to depend on insurance companies and their bottom line for our health needs. I have a program for our district that could be a model for the whole country when it's in place.
The answers to our problems arent that difficult. Are you willing to try a different approach?
The banks in their attempt to be as profitable as possible have taken advantage of the consumer in our most vulnerable way, they prey on our need to live a more comfortable lifestyle. They do this by the use of credit cards.
There are some banks that charge as much as 24% on the balance of what you owe. There are penalties on top of that if your payment comes late and the minimum payement doesn't even cover the interest at times. They have charges for going over your limit and keep charging you until you pay it down. This practice is done by thousands of banks world wide.
ATM's also is a problem. The charge is up to 15% percent on $20.00 just to withdraw your own money from a generic atm.
I think the time has come to make a constitutional ammendment following the usury laws for real estate loans. We need to place a limit of 10 - 12% on revolving credit and a 2% limit on ATM charges. If we work together we can accomplish that. If it doesn't pass the house and senate as I have written it then the measure will go to the ballot at the same time. We will accomplish this.
The trust we gave the banking industry has been abused. Let's stop it now.
Where do we get an extra 4 trillion dollars to pay off our national debt? The elected officials do not want to do anything for the reason it takes the blank check out of their hands if they do. We spend way to much on interest for the overspending we do. It keeps getting worse.
There are solutions that work. Let's get some new legislators voted in so that we can finally fix the problem.
There are several other options we could try. We have to try something. Anything. I frankly do not know which idea to use on a national level. Maybe all or them. Maybe something I'm not aware of as of yet. But, I have some ideas that will work for our district.
It is time to change things for the positive. In all area's we have to make decisive decisions to change things for the better. If you agree with this attitude then change your vote and vote for a candidate who will lead with new ideas.
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