Senator Feinstein has been our Senator since 1992. That’s approximately 20 years. She was born in 1933, so that makes her 79 years old. The Senate has failed us in oh so many ways and California has a deficit of $15.7 billion dollars! I’d say it’s time for new leadership across the board. Don’t these politicians want to retire? I guess not. Too much money and power to be had . . . what else could it be?
Anyway . . . meet Elizabeth Emken . . . and her ideas on two issues – TAX REFORM and ENERGY – below.
For over a decade Elizabeth Emken has served as an advocate for developmentally disabled children, most recently as Vice President for Government Relations at Autism Speaks, the Nation’s largest science and advocacy
organization devoted to the public health emergency of autism. Before becoming active with the autism issue, Elizabeth served in management, financial analysis, and corporate operations at IBM. As an efficiency and cost cutting expert, Elizabeth utilized activity-based cost analyses to identify administrative savings across IBM U.S. – helping streamline operations, eliminate waste, and save the company millions of dollars.Elizabeth graduated from UCLA in 1984 with degrees in Economics and Political Science. Her studies included course work at Cambridge University, where she focused on political and economic issues in China and the Middle East. . . .
In any society, the amount of taxation and the manner of collection is the single most important determinant of how well its economy will perform. Speaking as someone who spent a significant amount of my career as an efficiency expert, I can tell you our current tax system is the root of many of our current economic troubles.
The actual law for the income tax is 3,387 pages. The IRS has a total of 13,458 pages of regulations to implement the income tax, using 865 different forms and 321 instruction pamphlets. Other countries must think we’re crazy.
We need fundamental tax reform—and I have a plan that’s simpler, fairer, broader and
America needs to act now to secure its energy future. A decade of technological advances—from 3-D mapping, to fracking, to horizontal drilling—has turned this country into a global giant in energy resources such as oil and gas and coal.
When combined with existing production capacity, America is primed to become the largest energy producer in the world, with all the money, jobs and benefits that come with it. Predictions of the potential new oil supply range up to 11 million barrels a day, compared with just under 5.7 million barrels a day produced by the U.S. in 2011.
A sound energy policy is vital to our national security, our economy, and our environment. What we need now is a “Pipeline to Prosperity” that creates policies that recognize and facilitate the full attainment of our energy potential. . . .