Sunday, October 7, 2012

Shady Sobhnani





3 comments:

priegert said...

Deconstructing S. Rob Sobhani’s Job Plan

Maryland’s Independent Senate candidate Sohrab “Rob” Sobhani has been running ads touting a detailed jobs plan, but, like so much in his autobiography, its origins are shrouded in mystery. Since he is asking for our trust, it is time to deconstruct Rob Sobhani’s jobs plan and demand some answers. His 5 point plan as he explains it on his website begins with a “$3 billion investment in Maryland's roads and bridges through public-private partnerships.” Who exactly is sending us this $3 billion, how do they get a return on their money and are there any strings attached? Building roads and bridges is the government’s role, and it is not a commodity that returns a profit. Nevertheless, it is inconceivable that any person or business would spend that amount of money without seeking some return on their “investment.” What is that return? Where are their business proposals?
His next item is a $1 billion dollar gift to rebuild inner-city Baltimore. While he claims that they are loans, we have just gone through the process as a nation of lending billions to people that can’t afford their houses, and this is more of the same. Again I ask, who is giving us this money, and since they cannot reasonably expect the citizens living in these homes to pay the vast majority of it back, what is in it for them? Since I suspect much of it is coming from the mid-east, do these organizations support regimes that relegate women to second class status? It is the same thing with his next item, a $500 million dollar investment from global non-profit organizations. It makes me wonder how “non-profits” have $500 million dollars to spend, and if so, why are they not spending it now? Will they only spend it if Sobhani comes to office, or is the money being held out as some type of bribe?
Furthermore, this plan is one that a private citizen may perform, and I would expect him to try to implement them whether or not he is elected, but the proposals are not really the purview of a U.S. Senator. His only economic plan that is a government official’s responsibility is his flat tax idea, and how is he possibly going to get his flat tax idea through a Republican House, and a divided Senate?
Other than his tax plan, his ideas seem targeted to specific winners and losers, which is much too close to the Democratic ideals of government for me. Furthermore, the promised billions from unnamed sources who do not expect a return on their investments sound like empty bribes that are calculated only to win votes. I much prefer a candidate like Dan Bongino who simply promises good governance based upon the Constitution and a commitment to the ideal of freedom. Unlike Sobhani, his life and campaign promises are as open and free as the Declaration of Independence.

Paul Riegert, M.A.
Bongino for Senate Advisory Committee

priegert said...

Deconstructing S. Rob Sobhani’s Job Plan

Maryland’s Independent Senate candidate Sohrab “Rob” Sobhani has been running ads touting a detailed jobs plan, but, like so much in his autobiography, its origins are shrouded in mystery. Since he is asking for our trust, it is time to deconstruct Rob Sobhani’s jobs plan and demand some answers. His 5 point plan as he explains it on his website begins with a “$3 billion investment in Maryland's roads and bridges through public-private partnerships.” Who exactly is sending us this $3 billion, how do they get a return on their money and are there any strings attached? Building roads and bridges is the government’s role, and it is not a commodity that returns a profit. Nevertheless, it is inconceivable that any person or business would spend that amount of money without seeking some return on their “investment.” What is that return? Where are their business proposals?
His next item is a $1 billion dollar gift to rebuild inner-city Baltimore. While he claims that they are loans, we have just gone through the process as a nation of lending billions to people that can’t afford their houses, and this is more of the same. Again I ask, who is giving us this money, and since they cannot reasonably expect the citizens living in these homes to pay the vast majority of it back, what is in it for them? Since I suspect much of it is coming from the mid-east, do these organizations support regimes that relegate women to second class status? It is the same thing with his next item, a $500 million dollar investment from global non-profit organizations. It makes me wonder how “non-profits” have $500 million dollars to spend, and if so, why are they not spending it now? Will they only spend it if Sobhani comes to office, or is the money being held out as some type of bribe?
Furthermore, this plan is one that a private citizen may perform, and I would expect him to try to implement them whether or not he is elected, but the proposals are not really the purview of a U.S. Senator. His only economic plan that is a government official’s responsibility is his flat tax idea, and how is he possibly going to get his flat tax idea through a Republican House, and a divided Senate?
Other than his tax plan, his ideas seem targeted to specific winners and losers, which is much too close to the Democratic ideals of government for me. Furthermore, the promised billions from unnamed sources who do not expect a return on their investments sound like empty bribes that are calculated only to win votes. I much prefer a candidate like Dan Bongino who simply promises good governance based upon the Constitution and a commitment to the ideal of freedom. Unlike Sobhani, his life and campaign promises are as open and free as the Declaration of Independence.

Paul Riegert, M.A.
Bongino for Senate Advisory Committee

priegert said...

Deconstructing S. Rob Sobhani’s Job Plan

Maryland’s Independent Senate candidate Sohrab “Rob” Sobhani has been running ads touting a detailed jobs plan, but, like so much in his autobiography, its origins are shrouded in mystery. Since he is asking for our trust, it is time to deconstruct Rob Sobhani’s jobs plan and demand some answers. His 5 point plan as he explains it on his website begins with a “$3 billion investment in Maryland's roads and bridges through public-private partnerships.” Who exactly is sending us this $3 billion, how do they get a return on their money and are there any strings attached? Building roads and bridges is the government’s role, and it is not a commodity that returns a profit. Nevertheless, it is inconceivable that any person or business would spend that amount of money without seeking some return on their “investment.” What is that return? Where are their business proposals?
His next item is a $1 billion dollar gift to rebuild inner-city Baltimore. While he claims that they are loans, we have just gone through the process as a nation of lending billions to people that can’t afford their houses, and this is more of the same. Again I ask, who is giving us this money, and since they cannot reasonably expect the citizens living in these homes to pay the vast majority of it back, what is in it for them? Since I suspect much of it is coming from the mid-east, do these organizations support regimes that relegate women to second class status? It is the same thing with his next item, a $500 million dollar investment from global non-profit organizations. It makes me wonder how “non-profits” have $500 million dollars to spend, and if so, why are they not spending it now? Will they only spend it if Sobhani comes to office, or is the money being held out as some type of bribe?
Furthermore, this plan is one that a private citizen may perform, and I would expect him to try to implement them whether or not he is elected, but the proposals are not really the purview of a U.S. Senator. His only economic plan that is a government official’s responsibility is his flat tax idea, and how is he possibly going to get his flat tax idea through a Republican House, and a divided Senate?
Other than his tax plan, his ideas seem targeted to specific winners and losers, which is much too close to the Democratic ideals of government for me. Furthermore, the promised billions from unnamed sources who do not expect a return on their investments sound like empty bribes that are calculated only to win votes. I much prefer a candidate like Dan Bongino who simply promises good governance based upon the Constitution and a commitment to the ideal of freedom. Unlike Sobhani, his life and campaign promises are as open and free as the Declaration of Independence.

Paul Riegert, M.A.
Bongino for Senate Advisory Committee

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