From Conservative Victory PAC
10/08/2012 03:18:00 PM
2012 U.S. Senate Election,
Getting Dan elected is every bit as important as is defeating Obama. Getting Dan is even more important if Obama does get reelected. Conservatives need a voice in Maryland and a vote in the Senate that will keep Obama in check or even better help support the Romney/Ryan administration. Even if you feel that your conservative vote is lost in Maryland it's time to turn up the heat on Cardin and his commitment to all things Obama. If we all get out and vote we can elect Dan Bongino and start getting Maryland and America back on track.
What I like about Bongino is his willingness to take on tough critics who challenge his assertions, and he ably presents his answers in terms that force them to reflect upon their own positions. However, there has been little analysis on the policies that his adversaries advocate. For example, S. Rob Sobhani wishes to spend “$1 billion from public-private partnerships to improve residential homes in Baltimore;” but on his website he states that no tax-payer money will be used. The citizens then have a right to know who will be giving us that money, and if Sobhani has any proposals from these groups in writing that we may examine in order to discover the actual price of this “gift.” While Sobhani may say that this billion dollars is a loan, as a nation we have just gone through the experience of “lending” people money for houses that they could not afford, and the controllers of these public-private partnerships are probably smart enough to figure out that they will not get their money back from the people who might live in these houses. These realities then beg the question: just what exactly are these investors expecting as a return on their investment? Secondly, Sobhani says the budget needs to be managed, but he says nothing on his website about the Unaffordable Healthcare Act and its costs to the federal government. How is he going to handle its ballooning costs to the tax payer? Furthermore, his 15% flat tax is DOA in the Senate, but what he does not say is that a flat tax is actually an increase upon the roughly 50% of Americans who pay no federal income taxes, as well as on all those who make less than $75,000 per year and pay on average 7%. I much prefer Dan Bongino’s heartfelt language as well as his simple and efficient plan for governance, which is lower taxes, patient driven healthcare, and school choice. Lower taxes and less regulation have proven time and again to be the impetus that stimulates entrepreneurship. This stimulation increases jobs as well as government revenue. Conversely, Sobhani seems to employ ideas and rhetoric that are designed to bribe or beguile the public with empty promises of money or behavior. Dan will never say such blather about the nobility of public service, first of all because he has been a public servant in the truest sense of the word as a secret service agent. Secondly he agrees with the general public’s view of politicians as conniving windbags. He did not make millions while feeding at the public trough, nor is he attempting to buy his way into the Senate, and, in addition, he is not getting much help from the Republican Party. He is running his campaign the way he will legislate. He works hard, listens to good advice, and keeps a tight rein on the budget by attending to the details. Paul RiegertBongino for U.S. Senate Advisory Committee
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