Voices Of Freedom & Liberty Get A New Home

Welcome to RobertBeadles.org - the website that gives you, the people, an independent political voice. Following Robert's withdrawal from the CD-11 campaign in California, we received a lot of requests for help in getting the voice of the people heard. So, we're turning this site over to you, the citizen journalist.

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Issues

Economy: The Congressional Budget Office reported that as of August 2009, this year’s federal deficit reached $1.3 trillion.  The federal stimulus money that was spent by our elected officials was supposed create jobs, control our rising unemployment numbers, and help Americans stay in their homes, yet more Americans are finding themselves in the unemployment and food bank lines.

The federal government is expected to have a $1.8 trillion deficit by the end of this fiscal year (Sept 30, 2009), more than 2.8 million Americans have lost their job since the stimulus bill was signed into law, and both defaults and foreclosures rates are still displacing thousands of families.  With Obama’s expected programs, our nation will have to borrow an additional $9 trillion in the next 10 years.

The federal government needs to focus their efforts on making sure our small business community is able to grow and create jobs.  Our national debt needs to be cut- the more we owe, the longer our economic recovery will last.

The spending binge in Washington has to end.

Economic Facts:

If you take our national debt of $11.7 trillion and with our Gross Domestic Product at $14 trillion, we have a total national debt of roughly 83% of our economy (http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np).

On the day the “stimulus” was enacted (February 2009), the national unemployment rate was 7.6 percent. Today it is 9.4 percentCalifornia’s unemployment rate is 11.9%.

The Congressional Budget Office is predicting that in 2010, 2.3 million more Americans will lose their jobs and the unemployment rate will rise to 10.2%.

(http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/105xx/doc10521/08-25-BudgetUpdate.pdf)

In February 2009, California’s Unemployment Rate Was 10.6%. (U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics Website, www.bls.gov, Accessed 8/29/09)

In July 2009, California’s Unemployment Rate Was 11.9%, Up From 11.6% In June. (U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics Website, www.bls.gov, Accessed 8/29/09)

July’s Rate Is California’s Highest Unemployment Rate In More Than Thirty Years. (U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics Website, www.bls.gov, Accessed 8/29/09)

Transparency and Accountability: We can’t expect to make Washington more receptive to the needs of everyday Americans unless we change the political habits of Washington.

As a business owner, I understand the importance of managing debt, making a payroll, and having hundreds of families depending on making sure we continue to have work.  I can make the tough calls and put partisan politics and personal interest aside to ensure that we create jobs and move this county forward.

Just as our business community gets audited, I will work with Republicans and Democrats to implement the audit of departments and programs- setting new programs for transparency and accountability.  Do federal programs have oversight, accountability, a review process, and/or sunset clauses attached to them?  Unaccounted funds do not inspire confidence with the American people who already pay high taxes.

Housing: We need to keep alive the American Dream of owning a home.  The focus should be on developing programs that can help well-meaning deserving homeowners keep their homes.  The federal multi-billion dollar bank bailout has yet to reach those in need.

I will promote fundamental reforms to the mortgage industry that protects both lenders and borrowers.  Any government assistance should be accompanied by a set of lending guidelines to ensure that our citizens don’t ever face this problem again. Transparency in the lending process to ensure that borrowers know exactly what they are signing, how much the property is going to cost, their monthly obligations, and the amortized interest rate for each year of the loan.

Education: Part of the American dream is a belief that America provides the opportunity for its children to have a better life than their parents.  Our broken education system threatens this idea to the core and Californians should reject such an outcome.  Our nation needs a public education system that teaches every child how to read, write, compute, and be able to provide a pathway toward higher education.

Education is a centerpiece of almost every federal, state, and local campaign.  It is often cited as a top priority of elected officials, and its programs amount to nearly half of the California state budget.  Yet, this investment has bought our State only 46th place in the marketplace of American education.  In 2007, our 4th graders earned 48th place in reading and 46th in math.  Our eighth graders were 47th in reading and 45th in math.

We have an opportunity to increase accountability, empower our vulnerable and undeserved communities, and to send a message that business as usually will not be tolerated.  With a clear sense of purpose, a heightened sense of urgency, and an imperative moral obligation to our children and grandchildren, I will work in a bipartisan manner to bring together a renewed promise for our public education system.

Our families and children, indeed all Californians, will face an uphill battle in overturning the entrenched political action committees, unions, and special interest groups as they fight to keep their strangle hold on education and our children.  Together we fix a broken system, rectify the failures and allow our children to succeed.

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