Friday, October 24, 2014

Glo May Not Go

On August 26 Florida held its primary elections. Glo Smith, who seeks to represent me and others in Florida's Fifth Congressional District, won the Republican primary with 10,968 votes (or 63% of total).  The Democratic incumbent, Corrine Brown, did not have an opponent.

Even though Mrs. Glo Smith won, sadly I believe she is a no go to the U.S. House of Representatives come next January for the following reasons:
  1. The turn out this year was less than when Mr. Yost won the Republican primary four years ago, which does not bode well and documented here;
  2. Similar to Mr. Yost, Mrs. Smith does not address the core issues in the district and when she does her views are not that substantive to arouse the swing vote, which I address here; and
  3. Lastly, I do not think she has worked hard, which she needs to do to unseat Ms. Brown.

In reference to the last point, I reached out months ago to share my thoughts and offered assistance based on my experience.  Mrs. Smith never returned my call.  She may not have valued my thoughts, but why not at least engage me to ask for a donation or even to volunteer?  A campaign can never have too much money nor too many volunteers based on my limited experience.  I expect this oversight on her part to doom her. Lastly, I think voters (on both sides of the aisle) will view her as they viewed Jennifer Carroll when she ran against Corrine Brown.

Monday, October 20, 2014

It's Hard to Participate, I Know All to Well (Post 9 of a Series of Posts)

The following is my ninth post in a series of posts that shows my letter to those members of Congress who voted for ACA.  If you have not read the first post then I encourage you to do so by clicking here and then reading each successive post until you arrive at this one.

The following portion of the letter asks the reader questions to help lead them to conclude that they benefit from the economic principles I just described:

You Currently Benefit From These Economic Concepts

You may not know it or if you do, you may not openly acknowledge it, but you benefit from these concepts.  For instance, take your mobile phone, your tablet, your automobile even your under garments, you do not have just three types available, a bronze, silver or gold version for each; there are multitudes.  If you had only three types that were highly regulated do you think the products would be as functional at the price you acquired any of them?  I would argue not. Then why are there three types of insurance plans? Why do we need health insurance for routine check ups?  Do we use our car insurance for an oil change or homeowners insurance to replace our stove? Yet we expect our health insurance to do the equivalent of that. Insurance is a tool to transfer risk; it should be based on personal preference and tailored like under garments to meet personal demands.