THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED ME IN THE LAST ELECTION.

I DO NOT INTEND TO RUN FOR CONGRESS OR ANY OTHER OFFICE AGAIN. THIS WEBSITE IS BEING LEFT UP TO SHOW AN APPROACH TO HELP MAKE ELECTIONS ABOUT ISSUES. THE ACTIONS IN THE BELOW TABLE UPDATED AND LISTED AS PRIORITY ACTIONS FOR CONGRESS ON MY WEB SITE WETHEPEOPLENOW.ORG

Yours sincerely,
        /s/
Ron Fisher
Captain US Navy (retired)
703-725-7849
Fisher@PeopleNow.org

 

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Greetings:

Welcome and thanks for your interest in my campaign for Congress, as the Independent Green Candidate from the 8th Congressional District of Virginia in the November 2, General Election.

I am a family man, an engineer, a businessman, a community/civic minded citizen, an honors graduate of the Naval Academy, Captain U. S. Navy (retired) and pro-peace activist.

Please review the People's Agenda for a Peaceful, Prosperous, Just World, and WeThePeopleNow.org, which I am using as my platform and will continue to use after the election whether I win or lose.

Make the Nov. 2nd, 2010 election about issues by demanding that candidates indicate their position (Yes, No or Undecided) on the proposed actions in the below Table Showing Candidates for 8th Congressional District Positions on Major Issues/Actions (HTML/PDF).

 

ACTIONS
Our public servants and candidates must commit to work, before and after the Nov. 2nd election to:

Ron
Fisher

Independent
Green

 


Democrat
Incumbent

 


Republican Challenger

1

End U.S. wars and occupations, reduce annual Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) spending by 90% (about $900 billion) and have the MIC support a peaceful, Green Economy with no layoffs

Yes

No

Voted to increase

No

a

Initiate an immediate unilateral cease fire in Afghanistan and Iraq. Halt all U.S. drone attacks, covert operations and military actions all over the world.

Yes

 

 

b

Provide massive relief efforts and implement "Marshall Plans" in countries harmed by the U.S. using in part goods, commodities, and foodstuffs produced in America to count as reparations.

Yes

 

 

c

Reprogram all current war appropriations for withdrawal and peaceful purposes. Suspend all military and financial aid to Israel. Cease all foreign military sales.

Yes

 

 

d

Close all overseas U.S. bases and facilities.

Yes

 

 

e

Bring all US troops and government contractors home, some of whom would provide support for a new WPA, CCC, Peace Corps, Americorps, go to college, return to their old jobs, serve in the State National Guards, etc.

Yes

 

 

f

Convert existing military contracts and foreign military sales to green, peaceful purposes, for example, building firefighting aircraft instead of bombers and fighter aircrafts.

Yes


 

 

2

Phase out nuclear weapons worldwide and other offensive weapons

Yes

 

 

3

End the so called "war on terror" and treat terrorist acts as criminal acts.

Yes

 

 

4

Provide public and private sector employment opportunities for all at living wages in meaningful work, mainly providing the necessities of life. This will also provide customers for all businesses and will rapidly grow the economy.

Yes

 

 

5

Reform Wall Street, the Federal Reserve and Banks

Yes

 

 

a

Enact a Tobin tax-sales tax on Wall Street now

Yes

 

 

b

Freeze all foreclosures and evictions for 5 years

Yes

 

 

c

Seize the Federal Reserve and make zero % interest loans directly to states, manufacturers and small businesses and build 1,000 hospitals, 100,000 miles of high speed and light rail, rebuild and modernize infrastructure, water and sewage systems, etc.

Yes

 

 

d

Recoup at least $5 trillion of the over $23.7 trillion provided or committed to financial institutions

Yes

 

 

e

Seize large, insolvent financial institutions and make them into government owned contractor operated (GOCO) entities

Yes

 

 

f

Outlaw trading of credit default swaps, derivatives, adjustable rate loans/mortgages, naked short sales and unregulated hedge funds.

 

 

 

g

Limit interest rates to 4% on all secured mortgages and loans and 6% on unsecured loans, retroactive to the origination of the mortgage or loan.

Yes

 

 

h

Re-implement the equivalent of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933.

Yes

 

 


6

Provide comprehensive Medicare (single payer) health care and enhanced Social Security for all and improves the effectiveness and reduces the cost of Health Care


Yes

 

 

7

Build and operate a modern, comprehensive, nationwide, rail based transportation/transit system

Yes

 

 

8

Reform and reorganize Congress

Yes

 

 

a

End the control that corporate executives, special interest groups exercise over our public servants with campaign contributions, job offers and hoards of lobbyists.

Yes

 

 

b

End the control that political party officials and congressional leadership exercises over our public servants with funds for elections and committee assignments.

Yes

 

 

9

Protect civil rights and enforce the rule of law

Yes

 

 

10

Provide meaningful, publicly supported pre-k through college education and vocational training for all for life.

Yes

 

 

11

Enhance environmental protection

Yes

 

 

12

Reform criminal justice systems

Yes

 

 

13

Provide humane, fair and constitutional immigration policies, practices and legislation

Yes

 

 

14

Provide progressive income and property taxes on individuals and businesses with high thresholds and generous deductions for worthwhile causes

Yes

 

 

15

Reform corporation legislation, policies and practices

Yes

 

 

16

Adjust government spending

Yes

 

 

17

Reform election systems

Yes

 

 

No one will be laid off as a result of these actions.

Footnotes may be used to caveat answers for example if a candidate does not believe that Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) spending should not be reduced by 90% (about $900 billion), they may show how much it should be reduced or increased.

Additional issues/actions are listed People's Vision and Agenda for a Peaceful, Prosperous, Just World on WeThePeopleNow.org

Please provide additional items or suggested corrections to Ron Fisher, 703-725-7849, Fisher@WeThePeopleNow.org

Funding for this will come from:

•   Ending wars/occupations and cutting planned military industrial complex spending by $900 billion annually

•   Recouping at least five trillion dollars of taxpayers money given or committed to financial institutions

•   Putting the Federal Reserve into the Federal government and issuing zero interest loans to states, small business and manufacturers primarily for jobs in meaningful work.

•   Very progressive property taxes on individuals and corporations.

As employment increases, there will be more customers, businesses will increase employment, social security and other tax revenues will increase and so on. The national debt will be paid off, and social security and medicare will be secure forever.

Working on a campaign can be a rewarding and educational experience. There

  1. Stay aware of current events and recognize the urgent need for change and reform.
  2. Visit WeThePeopleNow.org, and review the documents and plans that you are most interested in. For example, if you are interested in ending the War in Iraq review and provide critical comments on the documentation in the section on Iraq. There are also sections on replacing unsatisfactory government officials, planning, platforms, etc.
  3. Volunteer to help either with my campaign and/or with WeThePeopleNow.org or at least subscribe to receive emails.
  4. If you live in the 8th Congressional District of Virginia and will be 18 by November 2, 2010, please register to vote as soon as practicable and no later than October 11, 2010. Then please vote for me in the Tuesday, November 2, 2010 general election.
  5. Tell others about me, my web sites and my plans.
  6. Please donate to my campaign. Essentially all donations will go toward spreading our Peace, Jobs and Justice message.

I would be very pleased to meet, talk over the phone or exchange emails with you about your concerns, your suggestions and our future.

Please support and work with me. However, whether you support me or not, please support the agenda outlined on WeThePeopleNow.org.

Thanks,


Yours sincerely,
        /s/
Ron Fisher
Captain US Navy (retired)
703-725-7849


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