Hello Fellow Pennsylvanians
Thank you for being here.
I am exploring a run for the Senate of the United States of America from the great State of Pennsylvania.
This site is continually being perfected so that it will be more meaningful to you as time passes.
I have built this site myself. I hope you like it.
One of the objectives in my campaign is to prove that a regular citizen can run for Congress or the Senate without going broke. When I ran for Congress in 2010, I spent $4500 of my own money and each penny helped more and more people know what I stand for and how together we can take back America for the people. I hope to do the same when I make my decision to run for the Senate.
So that nobody has a claim on me, just like when I took no money from anybody in the congressional election in 2010, should I choose to run for Senate, I will limit the amount of giving to $100.00 per person. $4500 was enough to get my message out in in District 11 of PA in which I gained 17% of the vote in the Primary. However, no amount of my own money will be enough for me to finance a statewide campaign and quite frankly, even if I knew what the amount were, I know I could not afford it.
Redistribution of Income -- On Its Way!
How about Lower Taxes and Repeal the 16th Amendment!
Americans and that includes me need protection from unfair and unreasonable taking of their wages and income through excessive taxation. This administration is waiting to get us so far along that we will not blame them when they open the taxation floodgates. If we take none of their gifts, they can never claim us as property.
My advice is to take no gifts even if at first a big government gift may appear to be desirable. Do not be tempted. Try to avoid Obamacare, and if you are tempted with something more obvious like an ObamaPear or even an ObamanApple, give them all the same short shrift.
Remember the serpent! Though the temptation may be great and the poke in the chest (like Eric Massa, former Congressman) may break the skin, hold on to your self respect, and we all can beat this guy. Obama is as tough as anybody the world has ever seen in waging his arguments. Passage of Obamacare was his penultimate victory. it was like adding a million new diehard batteries to his energy level. He is amazing and because of that, he is very dangerous to you and to America. He's a lot like the domineering lover that you could never shake. If you two are happily married now, my apologies.
Just try starting a small business in the US?
You will face a mountain of laws that say you are not worthy to be in business. That does not sound American to me. How about you? Those who have skipped the skip or danced the dance will tell you that you have to compromise your ideals to get what you want from the government. Is that true?
No matter how good your idea, it will be all but impossible to gain the capital necessary if you are a reasonably unknown entrepreneur. But, if you know somebody who knows somebody who knows a Congressman, they tell me your business can get a boost big enough to get it started. Red tape can be masked for the privileged and those "in the know."
Doesn't that make the fur on the back of you neck stand up straight?
Maybe you don't even need to have a product or service to be successful, but let's not talk about Northeastern PA folklore. You know that is not how it should work and when I am elected as your Senator, I promise to change this paradigm and if I cannot, please send me home on the first bus. OK! I won't give up so fast! But, I will feel like it! I will publish the names of all the people who want to make government corrupt. Then I will work to remove them from government.
Perpetrators of trouble are easily identified.
In other Jobs essays, we discussed the problems and we also discussed innovative solutions from cutting red tape to solutions for offshoring and illegal immigration and others. This essay is the bottom line on how to get the inertia rolling the other way. This is the road to recovery from this unprecedented recession.
We are clearly suffering under a mountain of debt and there are deficits scheduled from here to eternity. Each planned deficit will add substantially to the debt. A Congress controlled by my party has permitted the deficit to skyrocket to just about $1.5 trillion each year and the national debt has more than quadrupled to over $14 trillion. With these big numbers it is easy to get zero fatigue. Take a look at the chart in the above figure to get a picture at how the "me generation" has robbed all of the "you generations" in the future. The number of zeroes are enormous
There are only two groups in America it seems who do not know the basic way to get the United States out of a recession. The two groups are the Legislative Branch (Congress) and the Executive Branch (the President and the Czars and the Bureaucrats). I bet even the Supreme Court knows how but they have to be asked to render an opinion.
Will Kelly Run for Senate?
Contact: Brian Kelly
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2011
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This release is prepared now anticipating Kelly may announce his candidacy sometime before October, 2011. This is not an announcement.
BRIAN KELLY ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE
Says It Is Time To Return The Government To The People!
Brian Kelly, a former IBM Senior Systems Engineer and recently retired Assistant Professor of Business and Information Technology (BIT) at Marywood University in Scranton, announces his candidacy for the United States Senate in Pennsylvania. Kelly, of Wilkes-Barre, is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. of Scranton.
Is three days really enough?
Government waste has gone far beyond outrageous and government corruption is a rotting, bloated stinking pig that has been poisoning us. Many of us were unaware it was even happening. We are now fully aware and It Must Stop!! The trillions of dollars that are being spent on bailouts opposed by the voters, and ahealthcare plan to make America a bankrupt nation have helped put our country in financial jeopardy.
And making matters worse, our lawmakers still do not give themselves enough time to even read the laws before they vote on them. Often they have not been printed and they are asked to read them. The bills do not exist yet they vote on them.
Obamacare Steals from Medicare
On Sunday, March 21, the U.S. House with full Democratic support and no Republicans, voted 219 to 211 to steal over a half a trillion dollars from Medicare -- roughly $600 Billion, but who's counting? I know some of you think the just got rid of Medicare Advantage to pay off AARP for some good moral support in getting Obamacare passed. That also is true but they did steal from the already weak trust fund to give Medicare benefits to thus who never paid into the Medicare system.
Considering that you and I pay a portion of all of our earnings to Medicare and it is taken out and accounted for separately on our pay stubs, the Federal Governmebt just stole $600 Billion from our retirement healthcare plan, and the media and AARP pretend that it is OK! It is not OK!
You know that the government makes everybody who works fork over a penny and a half of every dollar they earn into the Medicare “trust fund.” Actually, it amounts to three cents as the employer matches your contribution. Don't we all expect that to be there to pay for your healthcare at 65 years of age? Sorry, Obamacare just took a big wad of that right off the top to give to those who never paid in. And, nobody complained! Wow!
The case of the disrespectful Congress person.
In 2008, during the "infamous" Bush II Administration, some of you know I wrote a book called Taxation Without Representation: Can the US Avoid Another Boston Tea Party. You can bet if sales were through the roof, I would have a claim that I started the Tea Party Movement. Instead, I merely herald it as a gift from many to us all.
In 2010, I released an up-to-date version of the same book, but so much has happened since 2008, the book is 50% larger and unfortunately, it is 50% more in price . The premise of the book is that our representatives have stopped representing us and thus, we are in many ways where we were in 1776. Has anybody seen Ben Franklin lately? We need him back and then some.
There are some in Congress who are oblivious to the needs of US, and there are others who just have no time for US, because of the caring that they must do for themselves and their own good fortunes. Is Barbara Boxer one of those? How about Diane Feinstein or Nancy Pelosi?
Jobs Killers Hurt America and Americans
Outsourcing has been with the world for thousands of years. The sale of food, tools, and other goods from one community to another is a form of outsourcing. If you don't grow your own food then you outsource its acquisition. Outsourcing is a necessary facet of every business and it is practiced by every company because nobody can do it all. Offshore Outsourcing as practiced by American corporations, or as it is simply called, Offshoring is simply anti-American. It happens when the business believes it is so important that the workers and the country in which it is franchised, no longer matter.
There were US companies in the 1800s and 1900s who were vertically integrated and thus, they did it all. There was little outsourcing in these companies. Rugged individualism was the credo of the day, and if you could not do it all, you could not compete. These companies took care of their own production, mining, manufacturing from raw materials, building finished goods, shipping the goods, and they sold the end products in their own stores. Many of these companies even went so far as insuring themselves; handled their own bookkeeping and taxes; had their own lawyers etc. Some even designed and built their own buildings as it was viewed as the proper way to expand their enterprises. To do that, they required a major diversity of talent.
Obamacare Is Full Government Control!
Your government, also known as the politicians that you elected to represent YOU, have been hiring a ton of bureaucrats to take over control of YOUR healthcare. They began the hiring process with the stimulus bill way back in 2009, and so far, they have several hundred thousand people in just about a year and a half, and they are expected to hire as many as 600,000 by 2013. Anticipating the passage of Obamacare and not wanting to overburden that budget, they were able to "pre-hire" people using the stimulus bill so that Obamacare could hit the ground running.
These people are being hired to take control of all parts of YOUR life -- not just health and education. They will tell you how much salt you can use, how much soda or beer you can you can consume, and, believe it or not, how much toilet paper you can use without destroying the eco-system! Is this representation that you want to live with? I certainly don't! BTW, it has been reported that Cheryl (one slip per trip) Crowe will be in charge of toilet tissue rationing.
The issue in Healthcare is not healthcare and it is not the uninsured's. The have health care. They just have to go to the ER. The issue is that the government wants to control the health industry and the bill they passed on March 21, 2010 gives them that control. It is not about healthcare at all. It is about government control. That's why citizens are up in arms. Congress in the Health Care bill wants to be able to dole out jobs and create more dependencies and entitlements.
A Tough Pill To Swallow
Do we all need health care? You bet we do. But even before the big March 21, 2010 Pelosi / Reid / Obama takeover, the citizens of the US already had health care. In fact, our illegal alien friends also have health care. It's been the federal law since 1986.
Can you think of the expense that would be saved if the freeloaders and deadbeats from other countries were not chewing so much out of our system. Maybe we could actually afford more than just emergency room care for American citizens. By the way, I am for care for the helpless but that is where it ends. I am not for Government being the only health broker in the country because that is where individual freedom ends. Government should never make somebody helpless.
In mid March 2010 before the March 21 bill passed the house, I had been reading about the supposed myths of Obamacare. In a New York Times article by Paul Krugman, he cites what he thinks are the three myths of Obamacare. From reading Paul Krugman one could get the idea that he does not read newspapers because he is too busy writing his opinion. He happens to like anything the President, the Pelosi and the Reid have to say. That is no myth for sure. His writings are pure Obama propaganda.
Why were they so anxious?
As you know by pouring through this Web site, I am a conservative Democrat. Therefore, giving the government control of healthcare or any other important aspect of my life does not fit in with my way of thinking. Healthcare is not for the government. It is for doctors and patients only. Government simply does not belong. Government under progressives wants to pretend it is the new, modern god, and so the goodness of the American people and our religious inclinations, and our churches, and our charities are no longer necessary. Charity and helpfulness to our brothers and sisters is not for government. Again, Government simply does not belong. Charity is for the goodness of people, both organized and unorganized to come forth and help the helpless.
So, even though I am a Democrat and even though you may be a Democrat, that does not mean that you or I should have had to give up your freedom to feed huge political egos and give control of our lives in any way to the government. The people run the government and not vice versa. Giving up freedom to government is the antithesis of America and quite frankly, it is why, in addition to separation of powers, the Founders created the Constitution so that we never forget that government is subservient to the people.
Wealth redistribution, Income redistribution, and now, with Obamacare, healthcare redistribution are anathema to the American way. American is a charitable country indeed, and that is why we do not need and do not want the government directing our charitable efforts. That also does not mean that a better healthcare plan cannot be passed in the 112th or 113th Congress. It is my goal to remove the monstrosity of Obamacare from the backs of hard working Americans and fix the problems in the system without giving the federal government any control over our lives. That is my goal.
The following is from the Center for Individual Freedom:
Not long ago, I found myself updating another of my books, Taxation Without Representation, originally penned in 2008 about then current domestic, political, and constitutional issues intertwining the public consciousness. Immersed once again in that vortex of all-too-familiar concerns about our government, I felt compelled to add a few paragraphs about the Obama Presidency in light of the transparent failures of the newly coronated Administration.
I wrote at length about more areas than I expected and before I realized it, the update extended beyond what I would consider a standard update. I knew then that by virtue of its length and current relevance, this work was not a chapter, it actually constituted a new stand-alone book. I am glad that you have selected this book to join me on this journey to preserve American freedom.
In the eyes of Americans across the country, from the blue of the mid-Atlantic to the red of the heartland, Barack Obama is failing. Each passing day erodes his declining and oh-so-determinative poll numbers. Said most simply, the man just doesn’t get it. He likely never will. Barack Obama does not harbor a thought process anything remotely congruent with the collective onsciousness of those he represents, his constituents: US. More and more people recognize his continual diatribes as those of an automaton, glued to technology for his next thought
Email Bag -- Illegal Immigration
If this is even close to right, we have a big problem, spelled
LET ME SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT.
IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.
IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.
IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.
IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.
Bringing Good Jobs Back to America!
As noted in the Essay on this site titled. "Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?," unemployment in the US for the past two years has been at record levels. Even the apparent boost in employment as reported by the government to aid in Obama's reelection campaign is suspect, because when an American hists the upper limit of time collecting unemployment, they are no longer counted. Though government may not lie, and that is debatable, they always spin the truth in their favor. The financial collapse we have been suffering created a lull in buyer confidence and of course that resulted in significantly less sales for all companies. When sales stop, so does hiring.All the tax increases and stimulus plans in the world will not help employment once sales stop.
If buffoons or perhaps my favorite non-action figures, 435 blocks of granite had taken over Congress in 2009, they would have already done better. If there were a right way and a wrong way to get something done, Congress in all circumstances went the wrong way despite cautions over and over from worried constituents.
When the people said, "no bailouts," Congress responded with TARP and the bailouts. When the people said "no" to the pork and the opportunities for Congress to buy votes for their 2010 and 2012 elections, at a cost over $825 Billion, Congress responded with the stimulus bill. While it was being debated, this bill was rightfully renamed by Republicans as the Porkulus bill. It is a national shame. It was supposed to be a jobs bill. If it created another job, that new job would be lonesome. Overall, every borrowed dime Obama spent on his stimulus games, contributed in the negative towards the economy as businesses were crying out, "just let us alone."
Americans, hoping to earn a decent living somehow do not qualify!
Irish Need not Apply! Syrians need not apply! Italians need not apply! Spanish need not apply! Polish need not apply! How many of our parents went through tough times in the USA finding bigotry instead of work when they sought employment? You've heard the stories at the dinner table. Eventually our parents all got jobs and America toned down its ethnic prejudices. Today, however, all American citizens are feeling a new kind of prejudice in the workplace. It's an economic prejudice carried out by greedy businesses. It cries out Americans Need Not Apply! You're wasting your time.
Please note, just like it was not the Irish, the Syrians, the Italians, the Spanish or the Polish who were the problem in our country's infancy, the Mexicans, the Costa Ricans, or the Guatamalans are not the problem today. It is greedy businesses and a greedy policial class and in this book, we will show you how and why.
Brian W. Kelly is one of America's most outspoken and eloquent conservative protagonists. He is the author of Taxation Without Representation, Obama's Seven Deadly Sins, Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!, and many other books. Like many Americans, Brian is fed up with a progressive liberal agenda in Washington that places the needs of illegal foreign workers in front of the needs of Americans. Endorsed by the Independence Hall Tea Party in 2010, Kelly ran for Congress against a 13-term Democrat and, in a three way race he spent just $4500 of his own money and, as a virtual unknown, he captured 17% of the vote. Kelly then supported Republican challenger Lou Barletta, aconservative leader on immigration policy, and helped him win a resounding victory in the general election.
Jobs Make Us All Feel More Important!
Hopefully Brian Kelly will become our next Senator and we will not have to fear anymore. I know that he knows how to bring Jobs back to PA and the Country at large. He is one of us. Why not give him the chance to help the people -- US!
On April 19, 2010 Brian sent a manuscript of a new book to his publisher. The title is
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! . The subtitle is Where Did They Go? How Can We Get Them Back?
On May 4, 2010, the soft cover paperback of the book became available for sale at www.itjungle.com/store.html. If you would like to read this compendium of essays about the Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! problem in the US and NEPA, and you would prefer not having to buy the book, you can almost do that right on this site. Kelly has packaged a deal for you that you won't believe. You can read the book for free. However, the essays have been updated since the book, so you will have to endure more current information than what was printed. My wife said to say, though true, that was a joke.
Preface to the Preface:
This is both an essay and a Preface. All of the essays in this Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! menu have already been packaged into a book titled Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! When you create a book, it needs introductory material. Much of this is packaged in a front matter item called the "preface." Front matter comes before all of the other material in the book. Typically nobody wants to pay for Front Matter. When they buy a book, they are mostly interested in just the chapter or essay contents.
Anyway, this is no ordinary Preface. As you may know, the whole book titled Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! is free in this section of the site (you just do not get the paper) so without having the preface that I wrote for the book, it would really be incomplete.
This Preface does not have the normal marketing material that is put in to sell a book. Instead, this Preface sets the stage for the need for the book by telling the reader (you and I) through a lot more than anecdotal evidence that they better watch out and they better not pout and they better not cry and in the preface I start telling you why. If we don't watch him, the President, disguised as Santa Claus will carry off all our jobs in his bag and give them to somebody he knows. And none of us will get to town again.
All of us have a number of heroes. Brian Kelly's political hero is Alan Keyes, who happens to have been a Republican most, if not all, of his political life. Alan Keyes is a good man, so he is also a hero simply on the human-being front. For decades, he’s been the champion of the unalienable right to life of the innocent unborn and a tireless campaigner against the purveyors of the culture of death.
Keyes made a run for the State Senate against Barack Obama. He lost because he told the truth. He was also a candidate of the American Independent Party in the 2008 Presidential election, but he was not given air time by the media in any of the debates. Alan Keyes is as good as it gets and America would do well with Alan Keyes at the helm.
Some of the folks in NEPA may remember in the Congressional campaign of 2010, Brian Kelly came up with an easy solution to the squabbles that Paul Kanjorski and Corey O'Brien were having over campaign financing. The two were fighting about who was the better fundraiser, and which of these two long-term politicians was the most ethical in squeezing those dependent on them for a livelihood?
The incumbent and the other challenger are shown below:
In the Primary for the 111th Congressional district, Brian Kelly won the lottery for the # 1 name on the ballot and the # 2 man was Corey O'Brien, a Lackawanna County Commissioner, who ran for Commissioner again in 2011, followed by Paul Kanjorski. Since Kelly took no contributions and spent just $4500 of his own money on his campaign, he felt that the field would be almost level if these two politicos decided that they should give the money back.
Judge Napolitano for President!
Oh, but for brave and articulate men and women, we would all be slaves. One of my favorite spokespersons for Freedom in America is Judge Andrew Napolitano. He is one of the few people who can really fill-in for Glenn Beck and help get that fire going in your gut.
It is our Congress that has given so much power to Unions, to Corporations, and to themselves. About the latter, they don't mind one bit. If you don't like me or you don't think I have earned the right to represent you because I have never been a politician, please do yourself one favor. Vote out Bob Casey and any Nancy Pelosi / Harry Reid loving Congressman or Senator who has stained the halls of Congress with their deceit and their disregard for the Constitution and the will of their own constituents.
Vote me out also but give me just one term before you do so. That is OK. I won't mind, but make sure you include everybody in your bum's list who now is in the process of taking away so many freedoms that we may never be able to get them all back.
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! The Government's Plan?
Hello Everybody. My name is Brian Kelly and I am running for the US Senate. Some may call me a mild mannered professor at a fine Northeastern PA University. But, regardless of what I am called, the message in this essay is Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! And, by the way, like a lot of Americans trying to cling on to a job, I have been dumped after seven years working for the same University. The irony is that I retired three years ago, and they begged me to come back. At 63.5 years old, I thought I was going to end my career at Marywood but things happen. Don't worry, I'll be fine. After about ten years, they had their reasons. I hope to spend the next six years in the US Senate working for the people.
I am 63.5 years old and I am able to collect social security now but I am not ready to retire. I had been hoping to put in about two more good years of work, maybe four. Now, I am thinking about one thing: beginning my new six-year Job on January 3, 2013. There are two things that might mess that up. You may not hear my message, which would make it tough for me to become your next Senator, or Congress may pick a different start date. If the folks decide to send me to Congress for six years to serve in the Senate, I can promise two things for sure. Nobody will own me and I will work for you -- the people of Pennsylvania.
So, why can't I know when I can start working for the people of PA?
Question: Are You a Democrat in Name Only (DINO)?
Answer: That is a great question. I may not know the answer to that question but I will tell you how I feel.
A long time ago, when I was a kid, I believed the Democrat party was the party of the people. Though I started out as an Independent, I became a Democrat in my early twenties because of the principles of the Democrat Party. My father believed in those principles and he taught me them at the time from his perspective.
Democrats represented the ordinary people and the Republicans represented business. The people needed good representation from the Democratic Party because business already had the Republicans.
It was that simple until the notions of conservative, liberal, and socialist /Marxist / progressive entered the picture. I am not liberal. I am not socialist. I am conservative. I guess we would have to ask the party leaders if there is room for good ole conservative thinking Democrats in the Party today.
Should your neighbor pay for your healthcare?
Healthcare must be a right, and not a privilege in a free scoiety! How can it not be? Why should some have healthcare and others not have healthcare? What should somebody have a car and somebody else not have a car? Why should somebody be handsome and somebody else have to sneak up on a glass of water?
Current thinking suggests that it is far better for everybody to have 1/4 strength healhcare than for 1/4 of the population to be forced to get their care from clinics and ER programs. The latter in the US is called no healthcare. The latter in East Inkastinkastan is "thank God the Lord heard our prayers."
Are these issues not at the center of the debate about who gets the bounty produced by the working people of America? In days gone by there would have been no dispute. The employees who earned the paycheck would get to spend their own paycheck. For lack of better terms, it was their own bounty. In days gone by, if you earned it, you kept it.
Today, the government wants those who work to give their healthcare benefit to somebody else who is nondescript but needy. The person is most probably not not among the working class. Keeping your own family's healthcare has ecome a political issue. Why would you not want to give up your healthcare so somebody else, not as well-off as you can have what you have had all your life? Isn't about time you learned how important it is to share the pain?
Question: Is Bob Casey a Good Senator for Pennsylvania?
Answer: Until about 2008, it did not matter that much to me and perhaps many others whether the son of one of the finest Governors of Pennsylvania was a good Senator or a even a good man. Life was easy in the US and nobody in PA was giving Bob Casey Jr. a reason to show why he was the best or the worst for the state.
Then, as Barack Obama entered the national stage, Casey began to carry the water full time for candidate Barack Hussein Obama. Many of us could not figure why as Hillary Clinton appeared the best candidate for Democrats and she was from Scranton, Casey's home town. It no longer mattered what people in Pennsylvania thought. Casey chose to be out of synch with those in his home town of Scranton and the rest of NEPA.
My own opinion is that Bob Casey Jr.'s recent interests are someplace other than Pennsylvania. I had the same quandry running against Paul Kanjorski. Northeastern PA.
Americans for Tax Reform suggested to Rep. Kanjorski days before the bill came up in the house that it would cost Pennsylvanians $636.7 Billion if Cap-and-Trade were passed. They urged the Congressman, who represented five counties in our state, many in which coal and gas (both carbon fuels) are "mined," and certainly many areas of the state use coal to fire their electric plants. The cost to Pennsylvanians ws estimated as a huge number that we would be paying through higher taxes and forever higher energy costs. Why would Congressman Kanjorski vote in such a way as to hurt Pennsylvanians? Who knows why he did what he did? Lou Barletta creamed him in the general election of 2010 and he was sent packing.
Start Fixing Congress Forever By Replacing It Today!
My Name is Brian Kelly. I am not the coach of Notre Dame. I am from Pennsylvania and I am running for the Senate of the United States of America to help return government tothe people.
I support the idea of an eight point fix for Congress, and this is just the start..
I found the note below in my email box and then I found a discussion of the topic on the Web.
Representing the people is not and never was intended to be a career. The current system creates politicians from ordinary people when they choose to be in Congress for life representing their personal aspirations and careers instead of representing the people.
What is in this idea on how to fix Congress not to like?
If I gain the favor of the people in the 2012 primary election and again in the general election, one of my first acts will be to introduce a bill that has this language or very very very similar language into the US Senate.
Remember this key point. Fixing Congress starts at home! Harry Reid is not the only one to be replaced, and worse than that, he has four more years left. It starts right here in Pennsylvania. Robert P. Casey Jr. has not served the people of Pennsylvania. He has served himself. And, that is too bad for all of us.
How I Plan To Win the Election!
In the 2010 election for Congress, the press asked me to comment on how I planned to win the primary election against well financed opponents Paul Kanjorski and Corey O'Brien. I recognized that the road was uphill I had confidence that the people are looking for honest government and a fresh start. I knew I represented both.
At the time, I believed that the key to winning the election was to get the message out that I was a very capable person but still a very regular citizen with no political entanglements. Like all the people in Northeaster Pennsylvania, I was convinced that it was time to abandon machine politics and bring honest government back to the people. One of my quotes in the electon of 2010 was as follows:
"In fact, for the poor job they did, it would be great if all 435 representatives were replaced. But, it all starts at home."
Now I am running for the Senate. I am far better prepared than I was at the time, and if I were to rewrite the quote above, it would look like this:
"In fact, for the poor job they did, it would be great if all 100 Senators were replaced, but since only about 33 of them run every two years, let's see if we can replace 34 this time. But, it all starts at home."
Back in 2010, to help answer the media inquiry on how my under $5,000 self financed campaign could be successful, I wrote a response to answer that question. The full text is included below. From the next paragraph forward, these were all press quotable points from then House candidate Kelly. In this response I explain how I planned to get my message out, why I expected that my message would be heard, and why I expected to win without accepting any contributions.
HealthCare Redistribution: Rationing By Any Other Name Would Be Rationing!
Essay by Brian Kelly
Finally, there is a real explanation of the new form of health care rationing that is eventually coming as a result of the2700 page Obamacare bill that passed over a year ago. To explain this monster 2700 page bill in laymen’s terms with regard to its effect on rationing took me about thirteen pages single spaced in MS Word format. Click here to get a PDF version that you can print easily if you choose to do so.
Consider this section the preamble of the essay. Before I begin the actual work in explaining rationing and redistribution, please permit me a few paragraphs for some set up time. There are some prerequisite notions that will help us all understand this giant bill. The pattern I use in the essay is to explain new terms in line, rather than ask you to take a link. Unfortunately, as you read, it is possible to lose the train of the main essay as a side issue is explained. To help avoid this, I use an italic font to cover the side issues.
Places in which you may see this include, for example, Medicaid and EMTALA which have been in place for years. In a side discussion I point out that there was no pressing need for Obamacare per se because these two programs were an adequate safety net for the legal and illegal population and I take you through that. I also take you through the fact that Obamacare does provide some benefit over what has been the system for years, though at far too great a cost than need be.
For example, Obamacare contains a preexisting condition stipulation as well as policy dollar limits. These two notions could have been implemented with a several page bill. None of the changes to the existing system required 2700 pages of freedom-stealing regulations and special favors written into the law for Obama campaign supporters. . So, already you can see we have been off-track and on-track because this is a complicated topic. Now let us begin.
The main essay goes like this:
No Machine Politics
I think the time is ripe for change -- but not a change in our form of government. A change in representation to the Senate is the right thing to do. The House has been fixed by the people but the Senate is still broken.In my run for COngress in 2010, I rufused to take a dime in contributions and I promised to keep my distance from the corrupt political machine . Let's take a trip back now so we can have a fresh persepctive on the notion of machine politics:
The Omaha Project is an effective vehicle used by Omaha Public Schools to teach subjects such as history and the history of bad politics. The following is from the Omaha Project:
"Machine politics surreptitiously controlled every urban center of the late 19th century. Based on the traditional system of patronage and usually controlled by a boss, the driving force behind a political machine is the ability of elected public officials to do favors for constituents typically in the form of employment and contracts in exchange for votes.
"Election fraud was rampant and usually ordained by the bosses themselves. In fact, "Big Tim" Sullivan, a New York City ward boss who reportedly rewarded "repeat voters" by giving them a new pair of shoes was quoted as saying...
"When you’ve voted ‘em with their whiskers on, you take ‘em to a barber and scrape off the chin fringe. Then you vote ‘em again… Then to a barber again, off comes the sides and you vote ‘em a third time with the mustache… [Then] clean off the mustache and vote ‘em plain face. That makes every one of ‘em for four votes.”
by Mary Beth Norton, et al. In A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, 6th ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001), 537.
"By far, Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall was the most notorious city boss of the era and of all American history for that matter. He is depicted in, literally, thousands of cartoons; most of which are concerned with his corruption and indulgence."
The suspect, identified as Jared Lee Loughner, a known goofer, was detained by bystanders until he was taken into police custody. The Feds charged Loughner with killing federal government employees, attempting to assassinate a member of Congress, and attempting to kill federal employees. Why a piece of scum like him gets any press time is a negative tribute to how bad things have gotten in America.
Healthcare Rationing -- Inevitible with Obamacare!
Sometimes would it not be nice if we could all be as smart as the legislators and the bureaucrats in Washington think they are?
Regarding healthcare, let's be clear:
Neither the Chinese nor the Russians have come forward to fund what was on the table for so long in 2010 in the House or the Senate. Even they cannot afford the perversion that is being forced upon US.
Who of course would be the only ones capable to administer a system of rationing and distribution of the most vital care we can need -- the care of our health. That's your health, your husband's or wive's, your father or mother's, your sons or daughters, your nephews or nieces, your uncles or aunt's. It's not over even then because of course there are still those pesky best friends who need healthcare.
Who is up to the task? Only the Central Planners in Washington D.C., of course. They can get some consulting help from a large contingent of Russians who lost their Central Planning plositions back in the late 1980's when Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev together helped move Russia from its Communist roots to something better.
Good Government Service Is an Oxymoron!
Big Government doesn't work. In fact when anything gets too big, including huge corporations and huge unions, they cease to work. The Founders devised a system of imited government, which our politicians have cast aside to feather their own nests, and the nests of the lobbyists who supply their feathers.
The last thing that Americans need is for government to run anything. So now, an organization that cannot run anything should be entrusted to run healthcare for all of us. Somebody is kidding, right! Perhaps I should correctly attributed it -- Obamacare. When have you ever gotten good government service? This next statement may be a big surprise to a lot of good people but, here it is anyway: The whole contraption called government from city to county to state to federal is not designed for excellence. Sorry!
Think about it in the healthcare context from the experience you have had when looking for service in other areas. Once they take over, the next step is you won't be able to get what ever it was that you had before they took it over. If they run healthcare, it will be the end of care. .
When I was at the state offices in Harrisburg in 2010 to process my signatures (nomination petition), there was a big line of people and just a few servers. It was the typical bureaucracy scenario. The line was moving slowly. All of a sudden after finishing with a client, one of the servers, clearly exasperated from having served the public non stop for at least minutes since coming back from lunch, got up and said, sorry folks I am outta here.
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