Do you want me to lower your cost of ...

Do you want me to lower your cost of living?
The 2014 primary is on Saturday, August 9th, just days away,  so if you want help to lower your cost of living then you must vote for me on the Republican ticket. That means when you get your ballot, you have to select Republican and only vote on the Republican and non-partisan races. If you vote for me and in another partisan race such as fo [...]

Endorsement from former presidential ...

Endorsement from former presidential candidate
Allan: I am pleased to endorse your campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District. I have watched you in your Georgia U.S. House race, and was impressed with your depth of knowledge, solutions-driven approach to our nation’s problems, your keen insights, and your integrity. As a former Republican Congr [...]

Why I support legalizing marijuana in...

Why I support legalizing marijuana in Hawaii
I am a Republican and have conservative financial views, but when it comes to marijuana, I think that Hawaii should legalize its recreational use. 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 1 drug! Others Sched [...]

How I’ll provide Hawaii with jo...

How I’ll provide Hawaii with jobs
If you disregard one of my platform items that I want to eliminate federal corporate taxes, that will create millions of well paid jobs for Americans, including those in Hawaii, this is what I plan to do after being elected. I have been in the IT business for over thirty years. I know the executives in Silicon Valley, and they know me. I plan [...]

Do you want to be rich?

Do you want to be rich?
… if not rich, certainly independent. This is America, the wealthiest country on the planet. I am a Republican and I believe in wealth creation. In this instance,  your wealth creation. It isn’t difficult; you just have to do the right things over a period of time. Unfortunately, most people spend their time thinking about how the [...]

Why the Jones Act has got to go

Why the Jones Act has got to go
As you may know, the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 was passed and made law to benefit U.S. maritime interests. It may have made sense then but it doesn’t know, especially in reference to Hawaii. Why? Because Hawaii didn’t become the 50th state until 1959. Why does that matter? It does… The idea of this law was to help the merc [...]

Hawaii’s highs and lows

Hawaii’s highs and lows
According to a study by wallethub.com they compiled lists of the best and worst states including DC, by cost of living. Here are Hawaii’s numbers without comment. Is it any wonder that voters, voting the same people in over and over again haven’t made any difference to quality of life in Hawaii? Support my cam [...]

Washington’s version of musical...

Washington’s version of musical chairs
As you probably know, musical chairs is a game where people move in a circle around chairs enough for all but one player, while music is playing. When the music stops, everyone tries to sit down. One person doesn’t get to a seat in time and loses. One chair is removed and the process begins again. Eventually, the winner is the person wh [...]

Means testing and Social Security

Means testing and Social Security
Based on my calculations, we will not see the end of our economic weakness for at least another decade. Why? Because of economic cycles, and cycles within cycles. Although the economy is slightly improving, external forces such as China’s rise to dominance will sideline our nation’s ability to bounce back to prosperity. Within ten [...]

Money corrupting Washington

Money corrupting Washington
Listen to how campaign finance has corrupted our system. Elect me and I’ll fix it. Read how below This American Life Originally aired 3.30.2012 461: Take the Money and Run for Office For anyone who has ever heard the term “Washington insider” and felt outside — we are with you. So this week, we go inside the rooms wher [...]

How to solve the latest immigration c...

How to solve the latest immigration crisis
As you’ve heard, our government is all in a dither about how to deal with our latest disaster, the flood of undocumented women and children crossing our imaginary walled border from Mexico. That’s the imaginary wall our government has spent billions on. I have no doubt that the flood of women and children will intensify, as they c [...]

President Obama’s bad timing

President Obama’s bad timing
I read a Wall Street Journal article about President Obama’s fundraising activities. You can read it here. Fundraising is close to my heart as getting campaign contributions is difficult. That is unless you’ve been bought and paid for by special interests after you’ve been elected. Yes, campaign contributions increase dramat [...]

The plastic steering wheel: how they ...

The plastic steering wheel: how they run our country
When I was a kid, my father took me out in the family car where I sat on the front passenger seat (without a seat belt, booster or anything) while he ran errands. For some odd reason he rarely made phone calls to talk to people; he drove and visited with them. Gas was cheap back then. I liked to use my plastic steering wheel with dashboard su [...]

The tender trap

The tender trap
I heard a report recently that U.K. payday lenders were making significant profits from penalty charges associated with customer loans. When I stopped at my bank in Marietta to deposit some checks I had a discussion with the head teller about our banks providing something similar… zero interest loans. She admitted that this was big busi [...]

How and why candidates lie to the pub...

How and why candidates lie to the public
As we are getting closer and closer to the primary election, all of the candidates are doing frequent “debates.” They aren’t actually debates as you just get a few minutes to give your message, and then answer in turn one or two audience questions. What is a theme of the other candidates, and I suspect candidates across the [...]

Millennials

Millennials
If you read this recent Los Angeles Times article and you are a “Millennial,” that is an adult under 35, you’ll be depressed. In Hawaii, due to the high cost of living and limited well paying jobs, you’ll be even more depressed. You can’t eat sunshine. Click here for the LA Times article The problem is that we al [...]

Nero fiddles while Rome burns

Nero fiddles while Rome burns
This is not about Iraq, the results of President Bush’s idiotic decisions to reorder the Middle East and President Obama’s naivete, and inability to do anything but give speeches. It’s about what’s going on in Hawaii. Hawaii is a wonderful piece of paradise, but you can’t eat sunshine. It is spoiled by inept gov [...]

A new low for Congress

A new low for Congress
It is not surprising that the American public views Congress as a bunch of children squabbling while making the big bucks, but these new Gallup and Economist/YouGov polls illustrate just how bad it has gotten. So why when only one in either seven (Gallup) or one in seventeen (Economist/YouGov) approves of Congress, does the public reelect the [...]

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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!

http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/ds.shtml

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.

Paid for by the Allan Levene for Congress, Hawaii Committee