Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bryon Severns for Congress

I went to a District Libertarian Convention this morning, a meeting where we nominated and voted on candidates for various multi-county, state, and national offices. 
One of the speakers was a guy named Bryon Severns, who is running for U.S. Congress, Texas District 6.

Each candidate had a couple of minutes to give a brief bio, explain his political philosophy, and to take any questions.  Someone asked Bryon to give us his two minute "elevator speech" on the healthcare disaster that's about to descend upon us. 

Bryon didn't even have to think about it.  I don't have his exact words, but he said, in effect, "Healthcare is expensive because there is not enough supply to meet the demand.  The current healthcare proposal in Congress does nothing to increase the supply of healthcare providers.  Therefore it's a mistake."

I immediately jumped up and started applauding, the way Nancy Pelosi does when Obama takes a breath.  I mean, how long has it been since you heard someone running for public office stand up and speak the truth? 

But instead of flooding the market with doctors, nurses, medics, and pharmacists, and instead of doing something to make entering the market with a new pharmaceutical product less expensive, what are we about to do? 

We're about to create a monster.  Here's Mark Steyn.....

Meanwhile, Obamacare will result in the creation of at least 16,500 new jobs. Doctors? Nurses? Ha! Dream on, suckers. That’s 16,500 new IRS agents, who’ll be needed to check whether you — yes, you, Mr. and Mrs. Hopendope of 27 Hopeychangey Gardens — are in compliance with the 15 tax increases and dozens of new federal mandates the Deemocrats are about to “deem” into existence. This will be the biggest expansion of the IRS since World War II — and that’s change you can believe in. This is what “health” “care” “reform” boils down to: fewer doctors, longer wait times, but more bureaucrats.  

But back to the subject of Bryon Severns.  Here's what he's got to say about the printing press abomination currently running on overdrive on Fort Worth's Blue Mound Road:

Republicans turned money into paper so they could fund war in Vietnam and outspend the Soviet Union. Now the money printer has gone digital and both major parties will “borrow and spend” until the world stops trusting our DOLLAR and changes to a different reserve currency, causing our nation to crumble like the Soviet Union.

Vote Libertarian to stop Congress from playing monopoly with our money or the next bailouts will be for states. Giving bailouts supports failing management.
Since the federal government spends, borrows and prints money without control we need to end the madness to preserve the savings of Americans. I would sponsor a bill called “Stop the Money Printing” Act of 2011. This bill would ban all federal borrowing and would ban all printing of money. As a result money will stop losing value. Without new money being printed we could feel secure that our life savings will stop getting “watered down.”

And you can go here to read Bryon's proposals for achieving a smaller government with less public debt.  This isn't a hot issue yet, but it will be.

Here's what he's got to say about the difference between Democrats and Republicans.  It's very similar to what I've often said about the Crips and the Bloods, but more to the point. 

Go here to be Bryon's friend on Facebook.  Go there.  Go ahead, do it.  Even if you live in England.  Git ! 

Want some real Change?  Want some Hope for a stable tomorrow?  Please vote for Bryon Severns for Congress. 


TarrantLibertyGuy said...

Funny... When he made this statement, I realized that neither party ever address this basic economics equation to the mix. Good stuff and worthy of warm, heartfelt applause!

Harper said...

It's funny you mention the tourist attraction on Blue Mound. It's free and nearby, so I took the kids during Spring Break. There is some message to be found in the kid's lack of just doesn't impress them to see pallets of paper money.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

I haven't made it to the place yet, but I want to make it there soon.

Having a protest at the gates of this money factory would be a GREAT consciousness-raising event, and a great way to make it onto some local evening news. Prices MUST start going upward sometime soon because of our caring, concerned, and humane Democratic administration. We need to be sure that the general public understands that prices aren't increasing because of greed on the part of corporations.

When the supply of something goes up, its value goes down.

God, I wish those idjits debating healthcare understood that.

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

True dat, TWS! I think it's a great idea! The problem is , they (the general population) I don't think, can get the concept that the MONEY is the thing with the value that changes, not as much the thing they're trying to buy. Still, true - maybe we could get some news...

We could call it "Operation: Stop the Presses!" - I don't know if anyone has already used that. But it alludes to the media attention and the money printing presses too.

Bryon Severns said...

I'm glad we're in the same party because you pull no punches. Thanks for highlighting my views with praise.