Good Morning 2nd District,
I want to convey to you my plans for the 2nd District. I have surveyed the various areas in Chicago and the South Suburbs and here are my plans for these areas hardest hit from sheer neglect.
1. I want to file bills instituting a WPA style jobs program to rebuild the south east side of the district rehabbing streets, sewer systems and training for a mulitude of skills that will be needed as i have the belief that we must now prepare for the returning of industry to the district The long term unemployed must be up to par as my aim is to convince American companies that you must come home and setup shop back in America There are several methods this can be accomplished.
a. Through tariffs on the products shipped back to this country that would be so onerous that the message would ring out loud and clear, "BRING THE JOBS BACK HOME , QUICK, FAST & IN A HURRY!"
b. By changes in the tax code on businesses since most are headquartered here but the factories are off shore we would tax them where the make the goods.
c. Forcing the companies to that either bring the money back home from off shore account out of the reach of the IRS, the IRS would given the tools by laws passed to go and confiscate these untaxed profits.
We must have a change to get back to the normal that was before this allowing over 57,000 manufacturers to be allowed by this government to simply pick up and leave and go to other countries some with financial assistance from the U.S. Tax Dollars to pack up and abandon our citizens with no where to work.
From the monent I take the oath of office, i will tirelessly begin the task on righing this district.
The Top 1% in this country that have reaped untold fortunes through Congress' before because of laws rewritten to their advantage must now realize changes in the law will be made starting with this congressman filing bills to undo what you have used to game the system to the detriment of out citizens and nation as a whole. You may call me names but the constituients of the 2nd Congressional District will know they have a Champion and I will fight for what is right as we must have jobs, grants to offset the crushing burden for borrowing ONLY to go to college. We as a nation must take the burden to properly educated each child and young person and they truly are our future.
"PREMEDITATED IGNORANCE" WILL NOT BE TOLERATED ME AS YOUR CONGRESSMAN. I will put teeth in NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND. Our children from the parents on up must understand and "SEE" the whole picture of where do you want your child to end up. What profession do you have planned for your child and how do you get them there. Most don't have a clue. I want that spelled out from the beginning. There will be planning paths with specified routes that will empower the parents and teachers to follow to get a child with the dream , aspiration or talent to "REACH TO ACHIEVE" to become what it is they want to be in life. This program can only work if the government finally make it plain what industries are needed and this will be a great guide as a nation the direction we are going in.
I plan from day 1 that discrimination in areas of Education, Employment and Contracts based on race, color, creed, national orgin, gender, etc will NOT be tolerated in the least. I and my office will fight with vigor against this type of evil that has traditionally been used to halt the progress of Americans through no fault of their own and left them with shattered dreams unfulfilled that would have been assets to our district and to the population at large.
The crime of shootings is ungodly. These are Americans shooting and killing fellow Americans as if they are at target practice or on the battle field at war. I believe because of idle minds having no hope because of no jobs no industries to look towards to one day aspire to work at is the major culprit in our district and nation. This is coupled with the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings that the 2nd Amendment anyone having the right to bear arms added fuel to this fire. That is why I will propose in a bill to end the sale of cheap ammunition. Guns are only one of the parts used to kill people. The bullet is the final mechanism that makes a victim to become injured or is fatally wounded i.e., killed. I take this view very seriously. We must get a handle on the sale of the cheap ammunition and instructs the "Barney Fife Rule" where in the TV sitcom the character Deputy Barney Fife lived in a town called Mayberry. Yes the town had little to no crime, but the point is life was valued. Deputy Fife carried a side arm in a holster. But it was unloaded. And when he was in danger he reached in his pocket to get the one (1) bullet he was allowed to carry with him at any one time. My point is I know the times which we live in have changed drastically and police and citizens are now been allowed to become 'armed to the teeth'. And I am not naive here. No one thinks we should not have the right to bear arms for the purpose of simple protection because we should. We now see and recognize a gross out of control problem and senseless loss of life. We are already have gun givebacks in cities arcross this nation but it is woefully slow. We must speed up this process and include ammunition coupled with the sale of cheap ammunition. This is a start. We try something and if that does not work we will try something else but we are going to keep trying till we succeed.
So we have a lot of work before us because of enduring decades of purposeful neglect, deprivty and decay...but there is a new breed of man running to turn this situation into a positive.
We can and We will succeed as one district doing this together. Other districts will replicate our model and we will have started a revolution of positive "We can and We will!"
We may not all agree but we must start to rebuild and leave the negative past behind and launch now out into the deep waters where the big fish swim and together come back home with nets full and overflowing to the breaking point. This bounty must be spread for all to reap if we all work together.
Stand with me now. I am ready and qualified to serve you as your next congressman.
VOTE FOR ME ON NOV. 6. 2012
VOTE FOR MARCUS LEWIS FOR CONGRESS.