Ending Homelessness in America
"The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but, from the hand of God." President John F. Kennedy
Every generation deserves the same opportunities as the previous.
I do not believe we need to destroy our historic standard of living nor, further contribute to the homeless crisis in order to protect the environment by leaving vast tracks of land untouched. In fact, with proper schooling, we can become stewards of land once again. Abraham Lincoln never wanted this and he envisioned freedmen and settled Native Americans to develop our vast heartland. However, the world's bread basket has been left barren. Our nation once fed all of Europe not once but twice after World War I and World War II when the entire continent and beyond destroyed itself. Now, as a nation, we can barely feed ourselves. Food is not plentiful and what is available is mostly processed and nutrient deficient.
Those who do not support this legislation are outright traitors to our American ideals. Trump's goons and dithering Democrats are ruining an entire generation of new immigrants. Who would not be radicalized after being in a cage? A border wall with no processing centers is criminal.
Again, we have land that our people deserve. To not develop it for our children is criminal and rather than destroy our middle class maybe, we need to change our style of living. Our nation has an insatiable appetite for material goods most of which, ends up in landfills and then our drinking water. Our current trash system is unsustainable and now that China is no longer accepting our recycling and scrap metal much, it is being dumped again. Thankfully, there are better ways. When I was an exchange student in Germany I saw firsthand how a resourceful people could utilize and recycle every piece of trash and scrap of food. Due to the experiences of the two world wars and the naval blockades the Germans have an inherit culture of recycling shored up by financial incentives. America needs a similar system.
When elected to the House, I will submit similar uniform standards within the plastics and glass industries to ensure that everything is recyclable. Certain medical industries will be excluded but, its time the bottling industry gets it's act together. Nothing should go to waste and in the long term consumers will save. In addition, we need to give tax breaks and business incentives to small recycling centers as well as to individual mom and pop recyclers who accrue enough exchange weight per year to qualify for a Federal tax break (with the appropriate receipts as proof). This is just one of many examples that can help us return to a lighter footprint when we develop land.
Furthermore, the green pre-fab home industry has advanced leaps and bounds. Gorgeous eco-friendly family homes can be built for pennies on the dollar and quickly. Our generation needs the same opportunity to easily build like the previous generations. As a property owner with holdings all over Los Angeles and Southern California I have found out firsthand how it is nearly impossible to achieve the American Dream here now. There are no loopholes to build in this state and the county red tape alone can cost over $30,000 and that's before a single brick has even been laid. These California laws are now spreading nationwide and I will go to the US House to ensure that our nation's historic middle class will not be strangled the same way San Francisco and Los Angeles have been. If it does, we may as well just have a King again then, if we are to live in a tenant nation with no rights. I envision a public-private partnership of many new "Levittowns" across our district and this great nation.
My SoCal Property Deeds which, Are Useless
"Its frustrating driving by 80 year old cabins on my way to my property in Big Bear and that the county says that I cannot build for fear of earthquakes, fires and every other excuse. But there's that 80 year old cabin. It survived all of that and still going strong. No soil test necessary."