In basic concept, I see the world this way :
Person A produces a
product or service Person B buys . Person B also produces a product
or service person C buys. this continue until Person A buys something
from someone. Each transaction incurs a fee to the person receiving the
money in the form of taxes of one or more form. The tax money then gets
split with different agencies of the Government to provide services
equally to the peoples within the governments jurisdiction. The
government also is responsible for making the rules everyone is to
equally apply to. It goes off the rails when you start to look into how equally is applied.
Some people asked why I am so negative on some of the candidates running, and why I do not focus on my positive attributes.
There is a reason for that.
Prior to running for a city office, my dealing with the city consisted of me notifying the city of issues from tree down , dog in street attacking people, accident, .street caved in..... There were some issues not resolved . When i inquired further, I got some of the standard excuses " No money in the budget " or "We have to do a study on it" or "You are the 1st person to complain about this"
So, I research further and find Money being wasted while. Problems not resolved.
So,,,, I look Further, I find some city employees not doing their jobs, while there is a battle between groups to get their group of 3 in control of the city council. 2 of the other candidates in my opinion belong to one of each group.
We are in the middle of a global pandemic as defined by the leaders of most countries. The economic implications of which are yet yo be felt.
We need people in office who can make the decisions unencumbered by their groups self interests .
I feel I have the capabilities to get the job done NOW , NOT 9 years to get a crosswalk put in where an accident happened. as one of the candidates puts on their fliers.
Some people say they will only vote for a person because the Candidate had been in the military or was a sherif , or is of a certain sex. Vote carefully, the effects of the pandemic shutdowns may not begin to be really felt until 16 months after this thing started. And one of the biggest items in the city budget is police services . I can see why when sheriff officers get pay / benefit packages around 1/4 million each. While first responders are necessary, If we cannot afford enough of them because of constant pay increases every year while normal residents are not taking pay increases but getting pay cutbacks.
Some people think it will not affect them. Where is your retirement money stored? Stock Market, the company you work for? What do you think will happen to its value should we enter into another shutdown? Government and people retired from the government are unaffected by this since their retirement money is guaranteed by the government who can always raise taxes to pay for it.
I could keep going on this but you should already have an idea of what is at stake.