Quit mortgaging our future, dang it!

Freedom, IN – Of course we need to cut taxes.  I’d vote to end income tax entirely.

But we already know this game. Politicians say that “government is too big,” but then make it bigger. They trumpet the need to cut spending, but then spend more.

And, of course, they cut taxes (just a little) without fixing the first two things; meaning that they’ll later raise taxes, and cut promised benefits.

Nobody likes to pay taxes.  But taxes are a symptom, not the disease itself.  The disease is ungoverned, unregulated, out-of-control politics and all the cost and violence that entails.

Every single one of the other 2018 primary election candidates for Indiana’s US Senate seat are promising more government. Every one of the others promise more fear-aggression-syndrome foreign policy, more domestic militarization, more intrusions into our privacy, trade and personal interactions.

I’m the only candidate promising less.

A lot less

I have a plan for Peace, prosperity, Security, Liberty and Justice for ALL, in eight steps.

But the summary is that I mean to cut the corruption, cost, intrusiveness, abusiveness and ineffectiveness of our central government by actually cutting powers, programs, agencies…and people, from that government. I propose establishing a truly federal (instead of our increasingly unitary) government as defined by the authorizing compact.

That is how this is supposed to work. That is still the law, as written and amended.

And I’m the only candidate who’s all about that.

Liberty or Bust!
Andy Horning
Freedom, Indiana

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Better is not good enough. Not now.

Our Man Mitch has done some things right.  I don’t agree with his list of Good Deeds, but we could have done much worse than elect Mitch in 2004.  We did, in fact, for decades. 

I grind my teeth over his expensive new programs, corporate subsidies and taxes.   And I got mad enough about the Kernan-Shepard nonsense to throw my hat into the gubernatorial ring.  But things could be worse.  A little, anyway.

Maybe it’s partly because he didn’t get all the tax increases he asked for, and partly because his predecessors were so bad, but our job loss rates aren’t as high as in our Midwest neighbor states. 

But we are losing jobs.  And worse; we’re headed for disaster.  Fast.

In case you hadn’t noticed, good and service prices are up, debt/value ratios are going sour, debts in general are crazy high and climbing, and part of the problem is that our out-of-control lawmakers have illegally banned reason in the matter of labor.

Let me explain.

“Illegal labor” works because “legal” labor cannot (since our lawmakers are lawbreakers who make illegal laws I have to qualify “legal”).  Between mandatory unemployment / workman’s compensation insurance and payroll tax, is an over 16% charge on “legal” labor.  Add in things like OSHA, HIPPA, the cost of other taxation, regulation, unfunded mandates and litigation that comes with every “legal” job,  add the removeable VAT/GST of other countries, and you’re looking at what I estimate (I can’t find hard numbers) at an over 25% cost-of-labor handicap in most key industries (healthcare, manufacturing, union shops, construction). 

That’s huge.

So you could pay an across-the-border worker at least 20% more as a base wage, and still save a lot of money.  You could pay to ship things all over the globe instead of produce them locally and still save a lot of money.  And you could wrestle with foreign governments, bribery, language barriers and wars and still avoid a lot of hassle.

Then there’s minimum wage, just recently raised, which inherently eliminates jobs – at least in the “legal” labor market.

All of this is unconstitutional (which means it is of course literally illegal, with no quotation marks) as well as destructive.

So, here’s what should happen before we lose more jobs and more people lose their homes:

Do the constitutions, state and federal.  Put a leash on our politicians and rescue what we can of our lives before it’s too late.

Yes, constitutional Rule of Law is what my campaign is all about.  But I’m not putting all my eggs in my own campaign basket, and neither should you.

We can’t start too soon in demanding what’s ours by law.  So don’t wait for Election Day to make your wishes known, and don’t pin it all on one candidate.  Tell Mitch that you think it’s time he does his job as constitutionally required.  Tell him to govern government.  Right now.  I did this last year and you should do the same.

I honestly think he’d listen if we spoke.  I think he means to do what’s right.  I think he’s an honorable man.  But he doesn’t know what’s right until you tell him.  He is a lawyer after all.  And lawyers are to law what firemen are to fire.

So help him out.  Tell him to obey the constitution.  Tell him to enforce the constitution.  Tell him to do it now.