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Washington Wildfires

Our prayers go out to the citizens of eastern & central Washington struggling with wildfires that have caused a lot of havoc and threatening more.  Commons will be keeping up with the news about this tragedy, though sure that firemen, medical & emergency workers, and volunteers will keep up their tenacity and courage in dealing with this emergency.  Our sympathy to those who have lost their homes.  So far, as far as we're aware of at this point, there has only been property damage, and we hope that federal and state government assistance for those in need because of these circumstances will be quick and responsive.

If possible, please, consider contributing to campaign by sending check or money order ($14 for Year 2014) to Mark Greene for U.S. Congress Committee, P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Also, Mark is depending on supporters to spread the word about the campaign to get around the media bias regarding non-establishment campaigns. Thank you! Mark is probably the on…

People's Representative's Legal Defense Fund

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With oppressive regimes persecuting political opponents in America and abroad, I am asking for the financial support of my campaign supporters for my legal defense fund in helping me fend off Uncle Sam's relentless pursuit of me, a candidate for the 114th Congress, on a trumped-up tax case that should be settled with a hand shake and a little more patience by Uncle Sam regarding this depression era's unemployed instead of levies, Leavenworth (where debtors may be imprisoned) and court proceedings.  As money comes into this fund, I will ask the Federal Election Commission for advice on how this money should be reported on campaign financial forms if it is determined that these funds should be considered a campaign donation.  These funds may only be reported if the total, when combined with my other campaign expenses and contributions, comes to $5,000.  These funds will be scrupulously handled as Uncle Sam is watching real representatives of the people like a hawk, and money co…

Democrats Timid in Defending Nutrition Aid & Medicaid

Yes, of course, the Republicans want to get rid of Medicare and privatize Social Security, which the Democratic Party will gladly point out.  Social Security was doing ok on its own, by the way, until the Obama administration started tinkering with the payroll tax (FICA/Social Security) which they reduced to a 4%-or-so rate, but there is no real problem with Social Security anyway that going back to the pre-tinkering payroll tax (6 %-or-so) and removing the payroll tax cap on income (presently, income over 100K-or-so is not subject to the payroll tax after, initially, 100K-or-so is taxed) would not fix.  In fact, if the cap is removed altogether, the payroll tax could probably be set at 5% with no problem.  So a 5% rate for everybody and allincome subject to the payroll tax would solve the so-called Social Security crisis, which as we just implied would really have been no crisis at all for a generation had there been no tinkering with the payroll tax.

The Republicans also want to get…

So Many Water Carriers

Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are practically certifiable water carriers for the rich, and so are Obama and Biden to a lesser extent.  None of these candidates want to tax the rich at the rate they should be taxed (after all, all 4 of them are rich themselves), including a closure of the tax loopholes that the rich take so greatly advantage of, such as the "Great Capital Gains Scam," where they pay no more than a 15% rate on their income, if that.  A rate that is less than half what commoners pay on ordinary income.  Anyone making from 250K to a million dollars, including capital gains, should be taxed at the old Clinton era rate - 39%.  After a million dollars (to five million), it should go up to 44%.  After five million dollars (to ten million) to 49%.  After ten million dollars, at least 64% on up, with varying progressive rates for each extra ten million dollars.  Estate taxes should at least be put back to where they were before they started reduci…

My Best County: Asotin

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... but Southwest Washington also good

In the Lieutenant Governor Primary of 2012, I did very well in the most South Eastern section of Washington, which is Asotin County, where I received over 5% of the vote; thus, my best showing among the 39 counties of Washington on a per capita basis, taking over from the previous best county for me, Skamania (through the '08 Secretary of State Election), but Skamania was third best this year, nonetheless.  Along with good showings in other South Western counties besides Skamania, namely Pacific, Wahkiakum (second best to Asotin), and Cowlitz, and a healthy number of votes in Clark County, the South West appears to be the best region of Washington for me.  Thank you and God bless you, Asotin County, and also a special thanks to those South Western counties that I just mentioned, but also thanks to San Juan County, Snohomish County, Jefferson County, Pierce County, Yakima County, Okanogan County, Pend Oreille County, Mason County, Spokane C…

2 Anti-GMO Food Candidates Register 7% of the Vote

Regarding the title of this post, that's nothing to cheer about considering how important the subject of GMO food is, otherwise known as Frankenfood, in which the molecular structure of plants is tinkered with by agri-business corporations and conglomerates (this is not standard hybrid agriculture or cross-pollination that has been practiced for centuries by ordinary farmers), and a whole host of deleterious (hurtful) health effects and possible health consequences are ignored by the federal government which is suppose to protect the public's health.  Yet, James Robert Deal and myself, independent and separate candidates for Lieutenant Governor of Washington this year, are strong opponents of GMO food as both of us think there should be a ban on and mandatory labeling of this scientific montrosity, were only able to garner a little more than an aggregate 7% of the vote (to this date, though it may reach 8 or 9 per cent when the vote count is finished).  As far as I know, we we…