Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Increase Blogging Exposure Through Wrapped Emails

Increase Blogging Exposure Through Wrapped Emails

Monday, January 16, 2012

Increase Blogging Exposure Through Wrapped Emails

Increase Blogging Exposure Through Wrapped Emails

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Making the email world the main detective in tracking down missing children

Article about how WrapMail helps find missing children and wanted criminals: http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/cover082907.htm

Friday, August 21, 2009

AT&T Jeb Bush Florida Classic to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

This year I have the honor of co-chairing the Gala at the event and it is shaping up to be a very exciting event under the umbrella "The Stars are out tonight". We'll have many celebrities, fantastic food and awesome entertainment Friday, November 6, 2009 at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We're still looking for VIP table sponsors, Corporate table sponsors in addition to selling as many tickets as possible.

The website for all the events is here - please get in touch with me for any questions and hope to see as many there as possible!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it

"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."*

* Adrian Rogers, 1931*

Friday, March 13, 2009

US Government - how to save money

I just sat through a presentation with a number of political speakers. One of the things mentioned was that in 2010 there will be a US Census mailed to every US household. I started thinking, that must be expensive, with 100M households I bet that little exercise will cost $1b. Why not use the internet? Maybe email the census form, nahh - still people without internet at home and too many chances for fraudulent data. I thought some more and here's the idea:

Set up a website such as USA.gov. Have every household/person sign up on this website with their social security number, drivers license and maybe even a 3rd or 4th unique identification. Then use this portal for all communication between the US Government (actually ANY government could use this) and the people. One of the things found on this portal would be the census form. Now, with all the data entered via computers there's no need to scan and decipher the old-fashioned mail-in forms and the results are instant. Not only that, reminders can be set for missing paperwork. Beyond just the census this portal could have a lot of other features:

Any and all Federal paperwork such as....

TAX - do your taxes online (unless we finally can get rid of personal income tax and instead tax consumption)

VOTE - vote online, I bet the voting % would skyrocket - again instant results and no "hanging chads"

EMAIL- give every person in the country an email address @usa.gov

IM/CHAT - live chat with Federal government officials - talk about being productive!

LOCAL - Link to local government for all local services (such as www.myflorida.com)

BLOG: - we the people speak up

TOWN HALL meetings - make them virtual on the portal

MISSING - feature all the missing

WANTED - feature all the wanted

and +++++ - you get the idea.

In an effort to get the economy going we all need to look long and hard on the expenses. It is NOT good news if the jobless numbers are better because the government is hiring (as this means that "we the people" must pay more).

Let's reduce the government and make it much more effective with the technology that ALREADY EXIST!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Remove personal income tax and put a fee on spending instead

In 2007 there were about 120M US Consumers (I guess a lot of people do not consume?). Anyhow, the avareage consumption was $49K/year giving a grand total of consumption around $5,880,000,000,000 or 5.8T.

The new Obama budget is $3.5T which is projected to result in a loss of $1.75T leaving projected Revenue (taxes, fees etc) of $1.75T.

The stimulus plans are rapidly approaching $2T and probably will end north of $4T when all is said and done.

1. The current stimulus will cost more than all the annual revenue at least the next two years

2. Removal of ALL personal income taxes would result in a "loss" of $1.T (based on 2006 data).

3. A 10% Federal fee (let's get rid of the word tax please) on consumption would result in Federal revenues of $580b (a little over 50% of total personal income taxes collected).

How about we severely scale back the stimulus or remove it all together, get rid of personal income tax once and for all ("the country of the free" and all that) and then add a fee on consumption?

The immediate jolt would be in the next paycheck. Even better and fair is the fact that people are FREE to purchase the goods and services they choose and contribute to the Federal government as a percentage of their own purchasing decisions.

Let's not have the discussion over who can afford what, put that decision into the people through their purchasing. The rich can purchase more but then they will contribute more. Consumption is a good thing as it creates jobs.

This plan has no earmarks and no special interest groups involved, it is simple, fair and can be implemented virtually overnight.