A plan to eliminate the debt

Submitted by kvaughn on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 21:00

Julie and I want to thank you for the encouragement that we have received from so many of you. We know that this will be a challenging endeavor, but we firmly believe that both political parties have put the economic future of this country at risk.

This week, Standard & Poor’s issued a warning that it may downgrade our country’s credit rating over concerns about our ability to balance our national budget. To put the problem into perspective:

Libya Statement

Submitted by kvaughn on Wed, 03/30/2011 - 01:00

There four primary reasons I am concerned about our involvement in the Libyan crisis:

  1. 1. The President failed to ask for Congressional approval.
  2. 2. There is no clear American interest.
  3. 3. The rebels may be worse than Gaddafi.
  4. 4. We are prolonging the crisis and human suffering.

The President Failed to Ask for Congressional Approval
While the President is authorized to undertake immediate military action under certain situations, the Libyan crisis does not fall into this category.

Congress Keeps Spending

Submitted by kvaughn on Sat, 02/19/2011 - 01:00

Once again Congress has shown its lack of leadership. The Republicans were elected, in part, due to their Pledge to America that vowed to reduce spending by $100 billion. While this is a fraction of what must be cut to balance the budget, they have now gone back on even this simple promise. And lest you think that this was a compromise position, be aware that not a single Democrat voted for this bill.

Statement on Egypt

Submitted by kvaughn on Fri, 01/28/2011 - 01:00

It is gut-wrenching to see the violence occurring in Egypt. America should always support those who are interested in establishing constitutional republics that protect the rights of all individuals. Unfortunately, it is unclear that the current protests in Egypt represent this type of movement.

Welcome!

Submitted by kvaughn on Sat, 01/22/2011 - 23:59

"Who are you?" I recognize that I am not a household name, and that being known is one of the many systemic advantages that incumbents have in Congress. In fact, largely because of name recognition, incumbents maintain a re-election rate above 90% despite the dissatisfaction of their constituents with their performance (job approval for Congress hovers at or below 20%). While job disapproval is a pretty good reason to consider a non-incumbent candidate for office, it is not a reason to vote for me specifically.

Running for Congress

Submitted by kvaughn on Sat, 01/22/2011 - 15:58

 I have announced my run for Congress. For future blog posts, please check out the campaign website.

UPDATE: As my run for Congress has come to an end, I am re-activating my blog site. As a part of this effort, I am migrating all of my campaign related materials to this site and all of my e-mails will be posted as blogs on this site.