The Cybersecurity Act of2012, S.2105, is no better than SOPA, PIPA and CISPA that failed due to substantial public opposition. If, indeed, it is imperative that we have cybersecurity legislation to protect the nation from catastrophe, then why doesn’t Congress develop legislation that focuses on protecting critical infrastructure, rather than going after common hackers and copyright infringement, and trampling on privacy rights and civil liberties? Read more.
Joe’s energy plan sets goals of 30% of our electricity from renewable energy and a 30% reduction in oil consumption by 2025. Read more.
The core of Joe’s approach to creating a budget surplus to pay down the national debt is is a simplified tax code for individuals and corporations that generates additional tax revenue of over $400 billion without raising the effective tax rate for most Americans. It does so by closing loopholes that wealthy taxpayers and corporations use to avoid paying taxes. It taxes corporate revenues rather than profits and exempts the first $500,000 of revenue from taxation, benefitting the small businesses that create the majority of jobs. Read more.
Discussing the Congressional race in Virginia’s 11th Congressional District, Reston Impact host John Lovaas says, “..the only real progressive candidate in the race is rookie Green Party candidate Joe Galdo.” Read more.
Here in Virginia's 11th District, the truly wasted vote in this year's Congressional race is a vote for the Democratic incumbent or the Republican challenger. For Democrats dissatisfied with the mediocre representation they have in Congress, for Republicans who have been gerrymandered out of the race, for independents turned off by both parties, the only real choice in the 11th District Congressional race is Green Party candidate Joe Galdo. Read More.
Instead of wasting taxpayer dollars bailing out venture capitalists and subsidizing large corporations, why not help out cash-strapped local schools? Read More.
In a brochure Congressman Gerry Connolly sent out to voters in July at taxpayer’s expense, he takes credit for legislation he says creates jobs. Nothing could be further from the truth. One bill, Startup Act 2.0, provides windfall profits to the 1% through a permanent 100% tax exemption for capital gains. Connolly’s claim that he obtained additional funding for the Dulles extension also distorts the facts. The bill also puts American citizenship up for sale to wealthy foreign investors, and discourages our youth from pursuing careers in science, math and technology. Read More.