2012 Sun-Sentinel Editorial Page Questionnaire U.S.

House of Representatives Candidates

1. What previous actions by you demonstrate that you have the honesty, integrity, ethics and personal character to be an elected official? I ENDEAVOR TO ENGAGE HONESTLY AND ETHICALLY WITH ALL PERSONS. 2. What are your top priorities for the nation and your district, and why? TOP PERSONAL PROPOSALS *TAKE AMERICA OUT OF FORECLOSURE *ENACT SINGLE TERM LIMITS *RAISE THE BAR (BALLOT ACCESS REFORM) *TIE CONGRESS SALARY TO PEOPLES SALARY *ENACT PEOPLE'S FORCE :: (FREEDOM OF REPRESENTATIVE COMMUNICATIONS ENJOINER) *DEVELOP HEALTHCARE PROTOCOL :: COMPREHENSIVE EPSDT *CONSUMER TRANSPARENCY ACT :: ACCESS TO RECORDED CALLS *THE CIVIC ACT :: CHILDRENS INCREMENTAL VOTING INDUCTION CURRICULUM

*THE SAFE ACT @ 72 :: SENIOR'S ACCESS TO FACILE EGRESS *HOA TRANSPARENCY :: MANDATE TRANSPARENCY IN MOST LOCAL OF GOVERNMENTS *ENTRY LEVEL ENTERPRISE M.A.P. (MARKET ACCESS PLAN) :: DEVELOP ELEMAP PROJECTS AT PUBLIC (FEDERALLY OWNED/ADMINISTERED) PROPERTIES SUCH AS REST AREAS, NATIONAL PARKS, AND ACCESS AREAS TO SOME FEDERAL FACILITIES, INCLUDING VA HOSPITALS. I WOULD LIKE TO CHALLENGE MY OPPONENTS TO STATE WHAT NEW PROPOSALS THEY INTEND TO PRESENT TO THE 113TH CONGRESS. WHILE THE ABOVE REPRESENT CONCRETE PROPOSALS THAT I WILL TAKE TO THE CONGRESS AND DO BATTLE FOR, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO MAKE ONE PARTICULAR PROMISE THAT I CAN GUARANTEE ACTION ON – THAT IS, THAT I WILL ADMINISTER THE OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY THAN THE CURRENT CONGRESSMAN DEUTCH, AND IN FACT AS A MODEL FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. I WILL MOVE THE CURRENT LOCATION OF THE OFFICE FROM THE OBSCURE IVORY TOWER WHERE IT NOW RESIDES TO AN EASILY ACCESSIBLE AND DISTRICT CENTRAL LOCATION. RATHER THAN HAVE APPROXIMATELY 4 SEATS IN A WAITING ROOM FOR A DISTRICT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO SERVE 696,000 CONSTITUENTS, I WILL FIND ADEQUATE SPACE TO ACCOMODATE VOTERS WHO WILL RUN THE OFFICE, WITH THE SUPPORT OF STAFF – AS OPPOSED TO HAVING AN OFFICE RUN BY STAFF WITH THE SUPPORT OF VOTERS.

FOR MORE DETAILS ON ABOVE INITIATIVES PLEASE REFER TO CAMPAIGN WEBSITE AT VOTE4TROUT.COM. 3. How would you ensure an economic recovery while reducing longterm debt? COMBINATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING, AND TAX (REVENUE) REFORM. 4. Where in the federal budget would you push for spending cuts? Where would you see opportunity for new revenue? REPEAL BUSH TAX CUTS, INCREASE TAXES ON HIGHEST EARNERS. INCREASE PUBLIC SERVICE (VOLUNTEER) OPPORTUNITIES. A DECRIMINALIZATION OF DRUGS AND A REALIGNMENT OF DRUG POLICY IN KEEPING WITH A MORE MODERN AND ENLIGHTENED VIEW OF THE PROBLEMS OF DRUG ABUSE AS A (MENTAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL) HEALTHCARE ISSUE WOULD DIVERT A LOT OF WASTED LIVES AND WASTED DOLLARS AWAY FROM THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. FOR THOSE CONVICTED OF CRIMES BEYOND THOSE OF SIMPLE POSSESSION OR PERSONAL USE OF DRUGS, WELL ADMINISTERED INSTITUTIONS OF PENITENCE AND REHABILITATION ARE AN IMPORTANT PUBLIC POLICY TOOL OF ANY CIVILIZED SOCIETY. MY DAD WAS THE WARDEN OF A UNITED STATES FEDERAL PENITENTIARY, AND I WAS HIS UNOFFICIAL APPRENTICE. I SAW HOW HE TOOK A PERSONAL INTEREST IN EACH PERSON THAT WAS ENTRUSTED TO HIS CARE. HE MADE SURE THAT THERE WERE ADEQUATE, INDEED EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL, SPRITUAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERY MAN IN HIS CUSTODY WHO CHOSE TO AVAIL HIMSELF.

MOST LEFT AS MORE PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY FOR THEIR EXPERIENCE THERE. AND MANY TOLD ME, ON MANY AN OCCASION, THAT MY FATHER WAS A GOOD MAN. 5. Your views on health reform, particularly the Affordable Care law. How would you bolster it, and if not, what would you replace it with? THIS IS POTENTIALLY AN HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TO DESIGN GLOBAL HEALTH PROTOCOLS BASED ON THE BEST PRACTICES OF PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. WITH THE IMPERATIVE TO FOCUS ON HOW TO DEVELOP THE RIGHT RESPONSES TO KNOWN PATHOLOGIES, CONDITIONS, DISEASES, AND TRAUMA, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE MAY BE AT A DRAMATIC CROSSROADS. IN SHORT, THIS IS THE TIME TO DEVELOP A MODERN MAINTENANCE MANUAL FOR THE HUMAN BODY, WHICH QUANTITATIVELY AND QUALITATIVELY CONSTRUCTS A HEALTHCARE PROTOCOL THAT IS BASED ON INTERVAL APPROPRIATE PRACTICES OF EPSDT (EARLY AND PERIODIC SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT). I DON'T SEE ANY PLACE FOR DEATH PANELS IN THE MEDICAL ARENA, BUT I DO SEE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FORM MANY WORKING GROUPS TO HELP TO CODIFY INTO OPEN SOURCES ALL THAT CAN BE DEFINED IN A SYSTEMS APPROACH. 6. Do you support or object to the administration’s use of American military? Please be specific in your answer. I SUPPORT THE RIGHT AND OBLIGATION OF THE CONGRESS TO DECLARE WARS, AS IS CALLED FOR IN THE CONSTITUTION. I AM OPPOSED TO MILITARY

ADVENTURISM THAT DOES NOT SERVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE'S WILL OR INTERESTS. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF ENDLESS WARS. WE HAVE LOST OUR MORAL AUTHORITY ON THE WORLD STAGE WHEN WE VIOLATE THE CONVENTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW THROUGH INCURSIONS (ESPECIALLY WITH DRONES) THAT MAY BE TARGETING INSURGENTS, BUT WHICH HAVE TOO HIGH A COST IN INNOCENT COLLATERAL DAMAGE. 7. Give an example of an issue you could work with a colleague from the other side of the aisle in a bipartisan effort to get something accomplished. I'M A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT, RUNNING AS A PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT. DEMOGOGIC ADHERENCE TO PARTISAN POLITICS IS WHAT HAS STRANGLED THE NATION FOR TOO LONG. I AM CAPABLE OF WORKING CREATIVELY TO FIND NEW SOLUTIONS TO SOME PROBLEMS AND TRIED AND TRUE OLD SOLUTIONS TO OTHERS. MY PROPOSAL TO FIND, IDENTIFY, AND DEFINE ENTRY LEVEL ENTERPRISE M.A.P. (MARKET ACCESS PLAN) LOCATIONS IS CRITICAL TO OPENING DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY FOR MICRO-ENTREPRENUERS, TO SURPRISE US WITH NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE THEY LIVE, MAY WELL BE A PROJECT OF INTEREST TO CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS, WHO BELIEVE THAT ECONOMIC FREEDOM IS ONE KEY TO REJUVENATING THE ECONOMY. I HAVE LONG FELT THAT WHEN PEOPLE TALK OF GOVERNMENT INTRUSION AND OVER-REGULATION, THAT THOSE ARE IN MOST CASES A RESULT OF LOCAL, COUNTY, AND STATE REGULATION AND REDUNDANCY,

AND GENERALLY NOT TRACEABLE TO FEDERAL BUSINESS REGULATION. THE ENTERPRISES THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REGULATES ARE NOT TYPICALLY THE TYPES OF BUSINESSES THAT MOST AMERICANS ENGAGE IN AS SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ORGANIZATIONS. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REGULATES NUCLEAR PLANTS, IMPORTED FOODS, DRUGS, CHEMICALS AND POISONS, THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, THE TELECOM INDUSTRY, AND OF COURSE THE BANKSTERS (WHICH THEY DON'T REGULATE VERY EFFECTIVELY). I CAN'T IMAGINE AN AMERICA THAT DIDN'T EXERCISE OVERSIGHT OF THESE INDUSTRIES. ONE AREA THAT CAN BE SCRUTINIZED FOR RELAXATIONS, AS A RESULT OF A FULLY HEALTH INSURED SOCIETY, OUGHT TO BE VARIOUS COMMERCIAL LIABILITY MANDATES THAT CAN BE REAL OBSTACLES TO LOCAL INITIATIVE. I CAN GIVE AN EXAMPLE FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE. AS AN INDEPENDENT PROVIDER OF CAR (LIVERY) SERVICES, I WAS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED THROUGH THE COUNTY OF PALM BEACH, AND TO CARRY SOME OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE INSURANCE ON THE ROAD. IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THE BUSINESS WAS ALREADY LICENSED BY THE COUNTY, MANY MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN THE COUNTY SEEK TO REQUIRE (A REDUNDANT) LICENSING PROCESS. THERE ARE 38 MUNICIPALITIES IN THE COUNTY – IF EACH ONE REQUIRED A DRIVER TO BE LICENSED, YOU WOULD SPEND NEARLY 40 DAYS A YEAR PROCESSING LICENSES (TO DRIVE DOWN PUBLIC STREETS).

FOR THE SMALL INDEPENDENT OPERATOR, INSURANCE RATES OF OVER $3000-4000 A YEAR PER VEHICLE ARE EXCESSIVELY AND PROHIBITIVELY HIGH – AND ADDITIONALLY INSULTING WHEN YOU LEARN THAT THE LARGE, WEALTHY CAB SERVICES NEED ONLY PROVE THEIR WEALTH TO AVOID THE MANDATED INSURANCE. SO, YES – I HAVE EMPATHY FOR THOSE THAT SAY GOVERNMENT CAN GET IN THE WAY, AND THAT THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED AGAINST THE AVERAGE PERSON. I'VE HEARD PEOPLE SOMETIMES DISPARAGE THE HOMELESS PANHANDLERS WHO ASK FOR ASSISTANCE ON THE STREET MEDIANS – THEY ARE EXERCISING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH AS A SURVIVAL MECHANISM. WERE ONE TO ATTEMPT TO SELL FOUNTAIN PENS IN THE SAME LOCATION, THE LOCAL CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WOULD SHUT THEM DOWN. 8. Briefly discuss how the U.S. government should deal with these issues: a.) Improving the nation’s employment outlook IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INFRASTRUCTURE JOBS PROGRAM IS CRUCIAL AND IMPORTANT WORK THAT NEEDS TO GET DONE, AND WILL IMMEDIATELY STIMULATE THE ECONOMY AND RELIEVE UNEMPLOYMENT. b.) Bolstering Medicare and Social Security BOTH MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY NEED TO BE SUPPORTED AND KEPT SOLVENT. SOCIAL SECURITY (TAX) CAPS SHOULD BE ELIMINATED.

c.) Reforming America’s system of taxation I'M NOT AFRAID OF SAYING TAX THE RICH, AND THE CORPORATIONS. CLOSE THE LOOPHOLES. KEEP THE PROGRESSIVE NATURE OF THE CODE, BUT SIMPLIFY. ADD INCENTIVES FOR EARLY TAX PAYMENTS, AND CREATE SIMPLIFIED ONLINE PAY PORTALS. CONTRACT WITH CREDIT UNIONS AND BANKS FOR SIMPLIFIED DIRECT DEPOSITS TO IRS FOR SMALL AND MICRO SELF EMPLOYED. IT'S INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT IN NORWAY, PROGRESSIVE TAXES REPORTEDLY RUN FROM ABOUT 8% TO A HIGH OF ABOUT 44%, AND FROM THIS SINGLE REVENUE IS PAID HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION (INCLUDING HIGHER ED). FRANCE RECENTLY ENACTED TAXES AS HIGH AS 75% ON IT'S WEALTHIEST CITIZENS. AT ONE TIME THE U.S. HAD TAX BRACKETS OVER 90%, AND THIS FOSTERED A STRONG AND UPWARDLY MOBILE CLASS HERE. THE MIDDLE CLASS HAS BEEN IN DECLINE NOW SINCE THE 70's. FROM THE FAR RIGHT, COMES A PROPOSAL CALLED THE FAIR TAX. IT INCLUDES A PROVISION FOR AN ACROSS THE BOARD PREBATE TO BENEFIT EACH PERSON. FROM THE FAR LEFT, COMES THE PROPOSAL TO CREATE A PROGRAM THAT GUARANTEES A BASIC INCOME. I AM INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING WHERE THESE TWO PROPOSALS COULD MEET IN THE MIDDLE. d.) Protecting Florida’s environment and natural resources I WILL RELY HEAVILY ON GOOD COUNSEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS AND ADVOCATES WHEN CONSIDERING ANY LEGISLATION THAT MIGHT AFFECT ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN FLORIDA AND THE NATION. e.) Resolving the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict

WE MUST SUPPORT ALL EFFORTS AT TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION, UNDERSTANDING THAT THE ONLY ONES WITH WHOM WE CAN MAKE PEACE ARE OUR ENEMIES. GERMANY, JAPAN, AND RUSSIA WERE ONCE ENEMIES OF THE U.S., BUT CONCERTED EFFORTS HAVE MADE US FRIENDS AND PARTNERS. ISRAEL AND THE FUTURE STATE OF PALESTINE MUST BEGIN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING COOPERATIVE INSTITUTIONS THAT WILL OF NECESSITY BE PART AND PARCEL OF ANY PEACEFUL TWO STATE SOLUTION. AT LEAST SOME PORTION OF AID PACKAGES MUST BE TIED TO PROGRESS OF THE PEACE PROCESS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE WORLD KNOW THAT THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL ARE FRIENDS AND ALLIES, AND THAT IN THE EVENT OF AN ATTACK ON ISRAEL, THE U.S. CONGRESS WOULD MOVE SWIFTLY TO DEFEND HER ALLY. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF ISRAELIS, PALESTINIANS, AND AMERICANS ARE DEEPLY IN FAVOR OF PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS OF THESE ONGOING HOSTILITIES. f.) Bolstering trade, especially with Caribbean and Latin America LAS FRONTERAS DEL FUTURO, SON FRONTERAS LIBRES :: THE FRONTIERS AND BORDERS OF THE FUTURE ARE OPEN. I LOOK FORWARD TO A FUTURE OF MIGRATORY FREEDOM THROUGHOUT THE AMERICAS AND THE CARRIBEAN. THE WEALTHY HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED MIGRATORY FREEDOM – WHICH THEY HAVE USED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD SHOPPING

FOR NEW PLAYGROUNDS, AND EVER CHEAPER MARKETS AND HUMAN SOULS TO EXPLOIT.

g.) Poverty, lingering discrimination and homelessness. IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A REAL SAFETY NET, THERE WILL BE THOSE WHO MUST BE HELPED WHETHER OR NOT WE CHOOSE TO SEE THEM AS ABLE TO HELP THEMSELVES. THE INEQUALITY IS GREAT, AND THE CHASM GROWS WIDER. WITH THE ADVENT OF AUTOMATION, THERE ARE EVER MORE 'JOBS' THAT WILL NEVER RETURN – AND YET WE HAVE MANY CHALLENGES AHEAD OF US AS A SOCIETY. SO I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO EQUITABLY SHARE RESOURCES WITH OUR NEIGHBORS IN ORDER TO BUILD NEW INSTITUTIONS OF OPENLY SOURCED KNOWLEDGE AND ENTERPRISE – COMMUNITY FARMING, COOPERATIVE ECONOMIC ENTERPRISES, BETTER APPROACHES AND HIGHER COMMITMENT IN EDUCATION TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MANUFACTURING FOR A CHANGING WORLD. IT WILL SOON BE POSSIBLE TO HAVE A MACHINE THAT YOU POUR SAND INTO ONE END, AND A HOUSE (OR A HOME, IF YOU PREFER) WILL BE PRINTED OUT THE OTHER END. IN FACT, IT IS NO LONGER A TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE, BUT AN UNDERDEVELOPED TECHNOLOGY OF TODAY. I THINK WE BUILD THESE SYMBIOTIC SYSTEMS AS THINGS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN BUILT, ONE AT A TIME IN EACH PLACE.

h.) Foreclosures and the ongoing housing crisis.

THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS IS AT THE TOP OF MY FIX LIST. NOTHING ELSE REALLY MATTERS IF WE CAN'T PROTECT THE SANCTITY OF AMERICA'S HOMES, AND PROVIDE STABILITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES, CITIES, AND STATES. THE SUBPRIME LENDING SCANDAL, WHICH RESULTED IN THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS WAS PREVENTABLE ON SO MANY LEVELS. IT IS INDEED AN INVENTED CRISIS, INVENTED BY THE GREED AND IRRESPONSIBILITY OF MANY PARTIES. THOSE WHICH CAN BE SHOWN TO HAVE ENGAGED IN FRAUDULENT BEHAVIORS TO THROW WIDOWS AND ORPHANS FROM THEIR HOMES SHOULD BE MADE TO PAY, AND THOSE INSTITUTIONS THAT WISH TO CONTINUE LABORING IN THE HOUSING MARKET MUST HEED THE CALL TO MOVE QUICKLY TO CORRECT THE COURSE OF OUR CURRENT TRAJECTORY. FORECLOSURES ARE NOTHING NEW, OF COURSE, AND HAVE ALWAYS EXISTED AS A RECOURSE ON DELINQUENCIES. WHAT IS UNPRECEDENTED IS THE EXPLOSION OF THIS 'REMEDY' ON THE MODERN AMERICAN LANDSCAPE. CONSIDER THAT IN 2005, THERE WERE BARELY 50,000 FORECLOSURES IN THE ENTIRE NATION – A NUMBER THAT JUMPED TO 1,000,000 PER YEAR BY 2008. THERE STILL APPEAR TO BE NOT LESS, BUT MORE WAVES OF FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY AHEAD. THIS MUST REPRESENT THE LARGEST REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY, AND IT IS NOT TRICKLING DOWN, IT IS FLOWING UP AS IF INTO A TORNADO OF HUMAN SUFFERING AND CALAMITY. I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT WHAT HAS BROUGHT US TO THIS POINT, BUT IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAT WE TAKE IMMEDIATE AND DECISIVE STEPS TO CONTROL THE EMERGENCY. SO LET ME GIVE YOU THE MOST BASIC POINTS OF MY COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING AND FORECLOSURE SOLUTION.

1. IMPOSE A PERMANENT AND NATIONWIDE HALT ON FORECLOSURES OF PRIMARY RESIDENCES, BY ANY ENTITY. DISCOVER AND REVERSE ALL FORECLOSURES WHICH CAN BE PROVEN FRAUDULENT. CREATE A HOME FINANCING PROGRAM THAT QUALIFIES EVERY ADULT AMERICAN OF 26 YEARS OR OLDER A MODEST LOAN GUARANTEE SUFFICIENT TO PURCHASE A BASIC AND DECENT HOME, BUILT EITHER NEW OR FROM EXISTING MARKETS. TO PULL A NUMBER OUT OF A BAG AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MODEST LOAN GUARANTEE, LET US STIPULATE THAT $35,000 WOULD BE THE AMOUNT GUARANTEED FOR WHICH ONE INDIVIDUAL WOULD QUALIFY. A MARRIED, OR CIVILLY JOINED COUPLE WOULD QUALIFY FOR TWICE THAT AMOUNT. IF THERE ARE DEPENDENTS IN THE FAMILY UNIT, EACH DEPENDENT WOULD QUALIFY THE HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD TO SOME EXTRA CREDIT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDED SPACE NEEDED TO SHELTER THAT DEPENDENT (OR THOSE DEPENDENTS). THE LOAN STRUCTURE SHALL BE SET BY THE LEGISLATURE, BUT AS A STARTING POINT, BORROWERS WOULD QUALIFY FOR PREFERENTIAL TERMS ON THE MORTGAGE NOTE OF A PRIMARY RESIDENCE, WITH INTEREST RATES AND TERMS TO BE ADJUSTED FROM TIME TO TIME AS IS DETERMINED TO BE NECESSARY. ANY LOAN UNDER THIS PROGRAM SHALL QUALIFY FOR FULL INDEMNITY OR PROTECTION FROM FORECLOSURE BY ANY ENTITY. HOMEOWNERS WILL QUALIFY FOR FOREBEARANCE IN A NUMBER OF SITUATIONS WHICH MAY BE RELATED TO STRAINED PERSONAL FINANCES, AS A RESULT OF VERIFIABLE FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES AS A RESULT OF MEDICAL OR EMPLOYMENT CRISIS, AND IN SUCH CASES WOULD CONTINUE TO ACCRUE INTEREST TO BE ADDED TO THEIR PRINCIPAL THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD OF FORBEARANCE. NOTWITHSTANDING, LEGITIMATE CREDITORS SHALL RETAIN THE RIGHTS TO ATTACH LIENS TO PROPERTIES WHICH MAY BE IN DEFAULT, AND ALSO THE RIGHTS TO NEGOTIATE OTHER RESOLUTIONS IN GOOD FAITH WITH A HOMEOWNER, SUCH AS

A BUYOUT OR LIQUIDATION SALE WITH THE FULL AND INFORMED CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES. THESE CONDITIONS APPLY TO ALL LOANS MADE UNDER THE COPREHENSIVE HOUSING ACT OF 2013, AND THE PROTECTIONS HEREIN DESCRIBED SHALL APPLY ONLY TO A LEGALLY DECLARED PRIMARY RESIDENCE. SECOND HOMES, VACATION AND INVESTMENT PROPERTIES WOULD NOT BE ASSOCIATED. WHEN I FIRST BEGAN TO CONSIDER THIS PLAN, I HAD INTENDED THAT THESE PROTECTIONS SHOULD ONLY APPLY TO LOW AND MODERATE INCOME FAMILY HOMES, BUT I CAME TO CHANGE MY OUTLOOK UPON REALIZING THAT THE WEALTHY, OR ONCE WEALTHY ALSO ARE ENTITLED TO SOME PROTECTION IN THE SANCTITY OF THEIR HOMES. AS A CORROLARY TO THE PROGRAM, I PROPOSE THAT OWNERS OF WHAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED BY REASONABLE PEOPLE TO BE LUXURY HOMES, BUT WHICH MAY BE LEVERAGED IN THE MORTGAGE MARKET, SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FORTIFY THEIR NOTES TO A POSITION OF INDEMNIFICATION BY VIRTUE OF A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF EQUITY PARTICIPATION ON THE PART OF THE BORROWER, THAT IS TO SAY, REQUIRING THE BORROWER TO HOLD A MINIMUM 40% EQUITY POSITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LENDER. THESE ARE DETAILS TO BE WORKED OUT IN THE LEGISLATURE.

9. Please name your three biggest donors. I CHOSE NOT TO BEGIN FUNDRAISING UNTIL I WAS SURE THAT MY NAME WOULD APPEAR ON THE BALLOT. QUALIFYING DATES FOR THE OFFICE OF US REPRESENTATIVE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR THE 2012 ELECTION CYCLE WERE JUNE 4-8, 2012. EVEN AFTER QUALIFYING, I HAVE NOT MADE FUNDRAISING A HIGH PRIORITY OF MY CAMPAIGN. I HAVE SELF-IMPOSED A MAXIMUM DONATION AMOUNT OF $25 FROM REAL PERSONS

AS A MODEST AMOUNT THAT I BELIEVE MANY PEOPLE COULD REASONABLY AFFORD TO DONATE TO A CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CAMPAIGN. I AM NOT INTERESTED IN PUTTING THE INTERESTS OF ANY INDUSTRY OR WEALTHY PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS OVER THE INTERESTS OF THE GREATER MAJORITY OF THE CONSTITUENTS OF FLORIDA'S NEW 21ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. OF THE FEW DONATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE, ALL HAVE BEEN FOR THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF $25. FEDERAL ELECTION RULES ALLOW FOR ANONYMOUS DONATIONS TO FEDERAL CAMPAIGNS FOR AMOUNTS UP TO AND INCLUDING $50. OF THE DONORS WHO HAVE GIVEN THROUGH MY INTERNET FUNDRAISING 'WEPAY' PORTAL, FOUR HAVE CHOSEN TO DISPLAY THEIR NAMES PUBLICLY. THEY ARE: ROBERT MURRI, DALE L CASSIDY, CHARLES W HUMMER JR, AND KENT M PITMAN. I AM NOT DISCLOSING THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO PUBLISH THEIR NAMES OUT OF RESPECT FOR THEIR RIGHTS AND PRIVACY, AND THAT SHALL APPLY ALSO TO THE SEVERAL WHO HAVE MADE DONATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE WEBSITE PORTAL, EXCEPT TO SAY THAT THE DONATIONS WERE FROM REAL PERSONS, AND DID NOT EXCEED $25.

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What edge do you have over your opponents?

I BELIEVE THAT A CANDIDATE ASPIRING TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF THE 21ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SHOULD HAVE A REASONABLY THOUGHT OUT PLATFORM OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS IN ANTICIPATION OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 113TH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. I HAVE SUCH A PLATFORM, AND IT IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL TO SEE ON MY CAMPAIGN WEBSITE AT HTTP://VOTE4TROUT.COM.

AT THIS TIME, WITH ABOUT 35 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY, MY OPPONENT, THE INCUMBENT CONGRESSMAN TED DEUTCH HAS NO APPARENT LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS OR ROADMAP TO BE SHARED WITH THE CONSTITUENTS ON HIS CAMPAIGN WEBSITE AT HTTP://TEDFORCONGRESS.COM. ON HIS PAGE TITLED 'ISSUES', TED LISTS 9 CATEGORIES AND INVITES THE READER TO READ ABOUT WHERE HE 'STANDS.' THERE ARE NO FORWARD LOOKING PROPOSALS OTHER THAN TO SAY THAT HE WOULD HOLD THE COURSE ON SUCH BROAD TOPICS AS SOCIAL SECURITY, HEALTHCARE AND MEDICARE, ECONOMIC RECOVERY, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT, EDUCATION, EQUAL RIGHTS, VETERANS, SECURITY FOR ISRAEL, AND A 'SMART FOREGN POLICY.' TWO OF THE THE HEADINGS, ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND EDUCATION, LEAD TO DEAD LINKS. NONE MAKE ANY PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE LEGISLATIVE ACTION AT ALL. TED ABANDONED HIS FLORIDA SENATE CONSTITUENTS TO MAKE AN OPPORTUNISTIC AND COORDINATED SURPRISE GRAB FOR THE SEAT THAT CAME OPEN MIDTERM WHEN ROBERT WEXLER ABANDONED HIS CONSTITUENTS FOR A BETTER JOB. ROBERT WEXLER SERVED 7 TERMS IN THE US HOUSE, AND THIS IS NOW TED'S THIRD CAMPAIGN FOR THE SEAT. DOES TED EVER INTEND TO OPEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE TO ANYBODY ELSE, AS THERE ARE MANY CITIZENS WHO HEAR THE CALL TO SERVE, AND SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO A FAIR CAMPAIGN TO DO SO. CANDIDATE HENAO AND MYSELF HAVE CHALLENGED THE CONGRESSMAN TO A 3 WAY DEBATE, BUT HAVE RECEIVED NO RESPONSE FROM THE DEUTCH CAMPAIGN. I REITERATE MY CHALLENGE, WITH THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE SUN SENTINEL NEWS ORGANIZATION AS WITNESS THAT TED ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO DEBATE SO THAT THE VOTERS OF

THE NEW DISTRICT 21 MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE FROM THE OPEN FIELD OF CANDIDATES.

AT THIS TIME, WITH ABOUT 35 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY, MY OPPONENT, THE CONSERVATIVE INDEPENDENT CESAR HENAO HAS NO PARTICULARLY USEFUL LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS OR ROADMAP TO BE SHARED WITH THE CONSTITUENTS ON HIS CAMPAIGN WEBSITE AT HTTP://CESARFORCONGRESS.COM. UNDER A CONSERVATIVE PLAN THAT MR HENAO ENDORSES (WHICH APPARENTLY COMES FROM THE RIGHT WING 'AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY', THE CANDIDATE COMPLAINS THAT FLORIDA'S TAX POLICY IS ABUSED BY POLITICIANS TAKING CARE OF THEIR FRIENDS IN BUSINESS, GRANTING SPECIAL WAIVERS EXEMPTING THOSE FRIENDS FROM THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX. UNDER THE PLAN THAT MR HENAO ENDORSES, FLORIDA WOULD SOLVE THIS PROBLEM BY SIMPLY ELIMINATING THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX. YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP. CESAR, MY FRIEND, CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE. THE JOB OF A REPRESENTATIVE IS TO LOOK OUT FOR THE PEOPLE, NOT THE CORPORATIONS. YOU MAY BE BETTER SUITED TO RUN FOR CEO OR LOBBYIST. UNDER MR HENAOS OWN PROPOSAL FOR A 'ROAD TO LEGALITY' FOR UNDOCUMENTED RESIDENTS, HE WOULD CREATE A NEW BUREAUCRACY TO SOMEHOW MONITOR THE 12 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED RESIDENTS OVER A PERIOD OF 7-10 YEARS, ALL THE WHILE CULLING BAD APPLES ALONG THE WAY. IT HARDLY EVEN SOUNDS LIKE A CONSERVATIVE PLAN AT ALL. I THINK IT WON'T FLY.

MR HENAO PROPOSES A CREDIT SCORE RESTORATION ACT TO HELP THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH BANKRUPTCY AND/OR FORECLOSURES TO MORE QUICKLY BE ABLE TO GET BACK INTO THE HOME MARKET (WITH IMPROVED CREDIT SCORES IN 3 YEARS INSTEAD OF 7), PRESUMEABLY IN THE HOPE THAT THEY MAY NOT GET FORECLOSED ON AGAIN IN THE PREDATORY BANKSTER ENVIRONMENT THAT HAS BROUGHT SO MUCH MISERY TO SO MANY ALREADY. I THINK THAT THE ATTENTION IS FOCUSED ON THE WRONG THING. WE NEED A COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING SOLUTION TO TAKE AMERICA OUT OF FORECLOSURE NOW, AND TO SEE THAT ALL AMERICANS HAVE ACCESS TO A FAIR AND EQUITABLE SHOT AT HOME OWNERSHIP, UNTHREATENED BY PREDATORY LENDERS AND PLAYERS WHOSE SOLE INTEREST IS PILLAGING THE 99% TO REDISTRIBUTE ALL THE NATIONS WEALTH INTO THE HANDS OF AN EVER MORE NARROW 1% MINORITY. THIS IS THE MINORITY THAT IS CAUSING ALL THE TROUBLE IN THIS COUNTRY. THE ICELANDERS KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH THESE PEOPLE, THEY THREW THEM IN JAIL, REJECTED THEIR IMPOSED PRIVATE DEBT ON THE PUBLICS BACK, AND TOOK BACK THEIR NATION. MY EDGE IS THAT I HAVE THE DESIRE TO SERVE THE PEOPLE FOR ONE SINGLE (ADEQUATE) TERM. I WILL ADMINISTER THE OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE IN A WAY THAT BRINGS THE DISPARATE VOICES IN OUR DISTRICT TO DO THE HARD WORK OF DEVELOPING HEALTHY, SOUND, CONSTITUTIONAL AND HUMANE PUBLIC POLICY. AS I HAVE NO INTENTION OF SEEKING A SECOND TERM, I WILL NOT SPEND ONE MINUTE OF MY TERM GROVELING FOR CAMPAIGN FUNDS FOR ANOTHER TERM. I BRING MY BEST IDEAS TO THE TABLE NOW. TED HAS RUN OUT OF IDEAS. I BECAME FIRMLY CONVINCED OF THIS WHEN HE PROPOSED THE 'CANCER FREE LABEL ACT,' TRULY THE MOST LEGISLATIVELY CHALLENGED PROPOSAL OF HIS CAREER.

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