We all understand that politicians lie when trying to get re-elected to an office whether county, state or federal; they lie or embellish the truth. Do these same individuals lie in their first campaigns into office or are they just assimilated into the process once elected?
In Nevada we have candidates knocking on doors, leaving hangers with hopes of discussing their stances with the voters. They get tax rolls, demographics of voters whether Democrat, Republican, Independent and the likes.
Many candidates all of whom have been Democrats I have talked with over the past few weeks are knocking on my door to discuss the issues. Not because they know me, or think I will love and embrace their platform but because they believe I am a registered Democrat.
Since my wife works in a union environment these candidates think I agree with all they stand for. I don’t. Several candidates have good intentions because in fact they love their country but fall short because of their belief that higher taxes will solve every thing.
Yesterday I was talking to Steven Parke, candidate for Assembly District 21. He caught me as I was backing out of the driveway to head to Big G Auto where I get my vehicles worked on.
I put down my window as he approached my vehicle and handed his door knocker to me through the window. I asked him what his top three priorities would be if elected and why.
Steven didn’t hesitant to discuss the first issue that needs to be address in the next Legislative session. Steven believes taxes have to go up, but not in the conventional way as most Democrats believe. He does not want to raise taxes on all businesses just to increase revenue but on a certain industry that has power in this state.
He stated he would present legislation that would increase the taxes paid by the gold industry prevalent inNorthern Nevada. Suggesting “they pay their fair share” like so many other businesses do in the State.
That is a bold stance coming from a Democrat trying to win a seat inCarson Citywhen so much money comes from those unions to gain favor from candidates who should happen to get elected.
As a Democrat Steven stated he would not consider himself a right winger but some one who is more independent with his thoughts on how to rein in the problems this state faces. We discussed the problems being problems of Americans, not just those of Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, or other groups across the nation.
He agreed we need to work together to bring solutions to the cambers that will help every citizen and not just those of one party or another. This is refreshing to hear because this nation needs leaders that lead for the country and not their personal interests
Steven believed what he was saying would be good for the country. Some of it would if he could implement it. But as a freshman in the Assembly could he fulfill his campaign promises or fall prey to the leaders with years and years of tenor under their belts, time will tell if he happens to get elected.