Manley M. Collins, Candidate for Mayor of Washington, DC 2018

Steady and Growing DC

Issues and Politics

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Abortion

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to become an abortion neutral city or non-partisan city.

Planned Parenthood:
I support Planned Parenthood for its programs and mission for individuals, family planning, and disease prevention.

Pro-Choice:

I am Pro-Life.


Pro-Life:

I am Pro-Life.


Partial Birth Abortion:

I am against partial birth abortion. It should be a full abortion or no abortion.


Government Funding on Abortion:

I am against any government funding or taxes funding abortion. The female or biological parents should come up with the funding or healthcare support for the full abortion(s).


Individual Choice:

For any young adult to adult over the age of eighteen (18), I am for individual choice only on the first pregnancy and first life.  For children seventeen (17) years and younger, I am for the decision made with a therapist, psychologist, the child, and parents/guardians together.


Right to Life:

I am on the fence regarding right to life.  The life must be supported by someone or people.  The life should not arrive in a hateful environment.


Contraceptives:

I am for/support contraceptives to be used at the discretion of the individuals performing the act.


Reasonable Exceptions:

For 17 years old and younger, I believe there are reasonable exceptions to abort a life regardless of the situation and the child must tell on the person who caused the situation.  For 18 years old and older, I believe there are no reasonable exceptions to abort a life especially if you are not going to tell on the person who caused the situation.


Sexual Education:

I know sexual education is most beneficial when discussed before, during, and after any type of sexual act between consenting or non-consenting individuals.


MORE TO COME to discuss Personal Question, Respect to Right To Choice, Hyde Amendment

Budget

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to have a balanced budget and continuously turn deficit areas into surplus areas with continued revenue.

Balanced Budget
I support a balanced budget. If expenses ever exceed income over $2 million dollars, then the problem areas will be immediately reviewed for correction.

Fiscal Responsibility
I support fiscal responsibility on all areas of government. I will be accountable for all numbers under my tenure.

Spending
I support moderate spending and emergency funding when necessary after all alternative options are exhausted. I am against absurd spending without justification.

Wasteful Spending
I am against absurd spending without justification. Wasteful spending means cutting taxes to ensure the public enjoy what the government is doing with their taxes.

City Budget

I am support a balanced city budget with a surplus. If a $2 million dollar deficit is found in any department, audits and accountability will be sent until the problem areas are addressed and turn to profitability. This means severe micromanagement.


Revenue
I support most legal and acceptable methods of revenue to help the city.

Roads
I am against the constant development and ripping up roads for new development.  I support maintaining all roads and support the updating of the city's infrastructure.  No toll booths.

Budget Reform
I support budget reform for the betterment of the city.

Accountability
I support serious accountability and integrity on all numbers and line items.

Budget Transparency
I support budget transparency for the public and private citizens to see the numbers on how their taxes and any revenue are spent.

MORE TO COME to discuss the various departments, organizations, line items, and available reports.

Civil Rights

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to become an inclusionary city for all United States and non-United States citizens wanting to become equal.

Racism
I do not support racism of any kind. Yes, I do acknowledge it exists. Forums and conferences are better utilized to address the issue and change perceptions one individual at a time.

Equality
I support equality for all. Equality means justice, respect, dignity, and service to all and there is no difference or blurred lines.

Marriage Equality
I support marriage equality for traditional male to female, modern male to male, modern female to female, but need to be educated on how to address transsexual to transsexual/transgender to transgender.

Voting
I support all citizens should be able to vote if you meet the requirements, a taxpayer, and eligible to vote. Returning citizens from incarceration and immigrants should be given the right to vote after becoming a taxpayer for 12 months and have all appropriate legal documents FOR United States citizenship through all Washington, DC city departments.  All immigrants must properly release citizenship to their home country, city, and town.  There will be no voting twice.

Freedom of Religion
I support freedom of any religion derived from Protestant, Catholic, Scientology, and Jewish. I am against any religion that does not involve spirituality or acknowledgement of a soul.

Criminal Justice
I support criminal justice and the variety of fields to apply and update the laws of the city, state, and/or country.

Diversity

I support diversity in all city departments, communities, and social circles. Diversity not only applies the ideals of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), but also the difference in knowledge and intelligence. I do not support extremists’ ideals.


All Lives Matter

I support All Lives Matter. The taking of one life is one too many. Every race is important and not every life taken is mention or sensationalize by the media.


Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter because America still possess racism and anger for bringing a culture from the motherland of Africa to build the country. Every race through protests and standing together as one will create change in America.


LGBTQ

I am unsure how much longer the acronym Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer will get, but I do support the freedom to be who you are anywhere in the city. Bigotry, bullying, and hate violence will always be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law.


Marijuana
I support only medical marijuana backed by research. Illegal forms of marijuana mixed with K2, cocaine, or any other type of drug will not be tolerated.

MORE TO COME on discussing women's rights, LGBTQ Rights, Muslim ban, cyber-security, equity, transgender rights, feminism, affirmative action.

Crime

Vision:  I envision Washington, DC to get its crime statistics and crime below the national average to become one of the safest cities in the world.


Police

I support good law enforcement through police. Corruption and cover ups will not be tolerated. We should continue to hire the best.


Marijuana

I support only medical marijuana backed by research. Illegal forms of marijuana mixed with K2, cocaine, or any other type of drug will not be tolerated.


Public Safety

I support all security officers, special police officers, the Guardians, and other public safety groups to deter crime and promote crime prevention.


Community Policing

I support any comprehensive crime prevention plan coordinated through community participation, law enforcement, and public safety officers. Crime is always a community’s business and your business.


Criminal Justice Reform

Revisions to the law and criminal justice system are always necessary.


Private Prisons

I have limited knowledge of the prison system. I do support if DC Jail is totally outdated that the rebuilding process should involve Corporate America. I think 80% privatize and 20% publicly run system to eliminate overcrowding.


Death Penalty

I support the death penalty. If you take a life knowingly or unknowingly, yours should be taken as well. If you want to hurt Washington, DC citizens, I support taking everything including lives plus create government problems for the entire social circle that brought the individual to this city.


Body Cameras

I support body cameras with audio and video, one on the abdomen and one on the shin. Just like technology, it has to be constantly updated.


Crime Prevention

I will listen or hear all appropriate crime prevention techniques promoted through the ANCs, city council, town halls, or police meetings.


Protests

I support all protests for appropriate change. I will not support or tolerate extremists groups that promote one individual or group is better than the other, wanting to overthrow the government, or hurt America.


MORE TO COME to discuss drugs, domestic violence, education, war on drugs, drug epidemic, heroin, civil asset forfeiture, safety,  neighborhood watch 

Economy

Vision:  I envision Washington, DC to be a stable city and the thriving hub with non-profits, legal firms, corporations, political organizations, health and medical research, and small businesses.

Economic Development

I support best practices to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs to perform at their best.  I empower corporations and non-profits to continue offering the best services to Washington, DC residents.


Jobs

I vow with the revitalization of some neighborhoods that the percentage to hire Washington, DC residents is higher than transient or imported labor.


Minimum Wage

I vow to ensure minimum wage is keeping up with the standard of living wage. 


Small Business

I vow to enact as many programs to support small business and its infrastructure.  This means startup funding, grants, continual and stability loans, etc.


Taxes

I am against extreme taxation.  I do support the tagline, “No taxation without representation.”  I support a two or four year tax freeze is necessary.  I support the back-to-school tax free days.


Economic Growth

I will evaluate all options for economic growth, such as sports, entertainment, hosting certain conferences and convention, and attempt one possible bid to bring the Olympics to the area with cooperation with Baltimore and Richmond.


Infrastructure

I will evaluate the appropriate areas to fix with infrastructure especially those mechanisms used since the city was built.  I already know the sewage system needs expansion and life extension.


Create an Environment for Growth

I support more organizations like WeWork to allow the past, present, and future disruptive market leaders to thrive.


Regulation

I am against super tight regulation, but I support enough regulation to prevent an economic bubble burst or the inability to survive economic turmoil, recession, depression, etc.


Unemployment

I support all programs to help the unemployed.  I empower the unemployed if searching in your primary field does not work….find and do something else rewarding.  I vow to attempt to keep unemployment statistics lower than the national average.


MORE TO COME discussing affordable housing, small businesses, creating jobs, business growth, job creation, free markets, equal pay for equal work, economic growth and jobs, housing, raising the minimum wage

Education

Vision: I vow to keep Washington, DC as one of the top five most educated and highly intelligent cities in the United States.

K-12

I support all in-school and after school programs. I vow to keep arts , increase music and entertainment curriculums, and maintain physical education among core curriculum options.


Teachers

I vow to loosen some standards of teaching and replace with student and peer based evaluations. If a student states he or she is learning from a certain teacher, then that teacher should be kept.


College Affordability

I am against out-of-line college tuition without performance based departments to provide the student with the best value and options at time of graduation. I support free to low priced community college to DC residents only.


Funding

I am against teachers or instructors purchasing supplies for their own classes. I support appropriate funding to support higher performing schools. Lower performing institutions will be evaluated to be turned into high performing.


Common Core

I will need to research this topic or listen more from the educators regarding the Common Core.


School Choice

Within the District of Columbia, I support the freedom of school choice, but limited to jurisdiction. Example: SE residents free to go any school in SE, same for NW free to go any school in NW, etc.


Higher Education

I support any Washington, DC resident to go after higher education. I will evaluate comprehensive plans to keep graduating high school students to attend local colleges and universities.


Charter Schools

I will need to research this topic or listen more from the educators and/or students to see if charter schools are working for the city.


Standardized Testing

I support standardized testing on the Common Core groups at every grade level. I think waiting until high school to do standardized testing can be too late.


School Safety

I support the current school safety levels with security wands, body scanners, cellphone or any mobile device free zones, weapon-free zone, emergency management plans, a closely managed conceal and carry plan, etc.


MORE TO COME discussions on student debt, early childhood education, class size, funding education, budget, education reform, education funding, 21st century education, fiscal responsibility, special education

Energy

Vision:  I envision Washington, DC to become one of the first cities to transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy.

Renewable Energy

I support any form of renewable energy. I vow to find some greenspace or unused areas to create a field of renewable energy to support Washington, DC power grid.


Fracking

I am against fracking of any kind on any of the federal, state, or Washington, DC lands.


Solar

I support all programs for businesses and residents utilizing solar power. I vow to increase solar power usage.


Clean Energy

I support any form of clean energy. I vow to find some greenspace or unused areas to create a field of clean energy to support Washington, DC power grid.


Expand Energy Production

I support the expansion of energy production through clean renewable resources only.


Coal

I am against the use of coal energy. This is very 1800s and 1900s.


Climate Change

I will listen to all research or presentations regarding climate change.


Nuclear Energy

I am against the use of nuclear energy. This is 1900s, unnecessary energy, and a major hazard.


Solar Power

I support all programs for businesses and residents utilizing solar power. I vow to increase solar power usage.


Energy Efficiency

I support energy efficiency and the use of digitize readers.


Wind Power

I support wind power as a part of my clean renewable energy field and comprehensive plan.


Water/Hydroelectric Power

I support water/hydroelectric power as a part of my clean renewable energy field and comprehensive plan.


Environment

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to continue to care about our internal and external environments to be a place to live, sleep, eat, tour, entertain, and enjoy.

Climate Change

I understand the climate is changing.  Washington, DC will attempt to reduce the use of emissions and other elements that affect the climate.


Environmental Protection

I support environment protection to keep some greenspace from development, ensure nature and its animals enjoy their habitat, and ensuring cleanup of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers.


Energy

I support any form of renewable energy.  I vow to find some greenspace or unused areas to create a field of renewable energy to support Washington, DC power grid. I am against non-renewable energy.


Clean Water

I support all programs to ensure DC Water has appropriate programs for clean water.  I am against water pollution by any organization, public, or private citizens.  I vow to research options for Anacostia or Potomac to have some beachfront activity.


Public Lands

I am against development on public lands.  I support public lands to remain clean and safe.


Recycling

I support better and more recycling of all forms.  Bring back ways of getting credit for recycling.


Fracking

I am against fracking of any kind on any of the federal, state, or Washington, DC lands.


Renewable Energy

I support any form of renewable energy.  I vow to find some greenspace or unused areas to create a field of renewable energy to support Washington, DC power grid.


Conservation

I support most to all natural resources conversation programs by individuals or organizations.  Washington, DC corresponding agencies will continue to work with United States Department of Interior and/or Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Agency.


Global Warming

As the North and South Pole icebergs are melting, I do believe in global warming, which is why I am pushing for clean, renewable energy for the city’s power grid.


MORE TO COME discussing green energy, open space, clean air, environment, agriculture, carbon tax, sustainability, beautification, green spaces

Foreign Policy

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to continue being home to United States Embassies, and feel grateful for the city’s relationship with sister or brother cities across the world.

Israel

The city will remain out of Israel’s affairs. Any Israelites as Washington, DC residents and properly vetted as a US citizen or diplomat, I support you as along as you perform no crimes or break the law, and a taxpayer. 


Foreign Aid

I will listen or hear presentations on the various types of foreign aid to the city.


Non-intervention

I support non-intervention in foreign affairs not related to the United States, Washington, DC, or its allies.


Immigration

I am against illegal immigration.  However, if illegal immigrants want America or Washington, DC as their home, then send your name and identity through all America and Washington, DC systems.  Illegal immigrants must possess the green card and any type of visas to be protected from deportation.  Illegal immigrants must immediately proper denounce and remove their information from their home country.  I support all proper and legal immigration to become a United States citizen and Washington, DC resident.


Middle East

I support non-intervention in foreign affairs not related to the United States, Washington, DC, or its allies.


Stop Being the World's Police

I support non-intervention in foreign affairs not related to the United States, Washington, DC, or its allies.


Iran and Terrorism

Any Iranians as Washington, DC residents and properly vetted as a US citizen or diplomat, I support you as along as you perform no crimes or break the law, and a taxpayer.  Washington, DC does not negotiate with terrorists.  Terrorists will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


Allies

I will continue to work with our allies, brother and sister cities.


Iran

Any Iranians as Washington, DC residents and properly vetted as a US citizen or diplomat, I support you as along as you perform no crimes or break the law, and a taxpayer. 


Human Rights

I believe in diplomacy to ensure human rights are adhered to all Washington, DC international residents and their families.  Without the green card application, taxpayer or proper US visa, it will be hard for DC to defend you.


MORE TO DISCUSS on world peace, stand with our allies, looking back on decades of war, diplomacy, republicans and democrats did this, latin america, syria, russia, saudi arabia, free trade.

Government Reform

Vision:  I envision Washington, DC to continue appropriate initiatives and departments to reflect current times.

Transparency

I support transparency.  Transparency is imperative to establish trust with the public.


Limited Government

I support limited government in a sense on what it can and cannot do.


Term Limits

I support term limits to give any qualified candidate a chance for any office in Government of the District of Columbia.


Campaign Finance Reform

I think maintaining the current rules for current times.  I do seek new reform on new methods of pay around Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, or Android Pay.


Corruption

I will seek for anonymous whistleblowers to help on any corruption.  I am against corruption.


Gerrymandering

I am against Gerrymandering.


Elections

I support the continued use of volunteers for elections. I support the various methods of carrying out the election, such as mail, electronic, and early voting.  I support election for any political position.


Ethics

I support the good ethics in all departments and political position.


Taxes

I support continued collection of taxes of all forms, and future tax revenue stream from internet shopping.


Salary

Salary should compensation with affordable standard of living and tied to work performance.


MORE TO DISCUSS on accountability, criminal justice reform, communication, electoral college, efficiency, government transparency, listen to constituents, ranked choice voting, line item veto, automatic voter registration.


Guns

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to continue to have a gun-free zone policy.

2nd Amendment

I support the individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.


Background Checks

I support triple background checks through law enforcement fingerprinting and criminal database, FBI fingerprinting and criminal database, mental health databases, and all credit bureaus.


Assault Weapons
I am against any non-military personnel to possess assault weapons in the home or on the street.

Gun Control

I support gun control of any type of illegal, non-registered weaponry.


Constitutional Carry

I support a closely managed constitutional carry within schools, special police officers, law enforcement, and military personnel.  I support every organization requiring any individual with a legal gun to register with the headquarters and local office.  I am against any individual right to open and carry, or conceal and carry.


Pro 2nd Amendment

I support the individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.


Common Sense Gun Safety

I support individuals who triple secure guns within their home.  I am against individuals carrying a gun outside the home other than hunting animal season.


Gun Rights

I am against gun rights within the District of Columbia.


Gun Violence

I am against gun violence within the District of Columbia.


Second Amendment

I support the individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.



Health

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to continue to be one of the leading health research and very healthy cities in the United States.

Healthcare

I acknowledge every person should have some type of private or public healthcare.  Each DC resident should take care of themselves in all aspects of physical living.


Mental Health

I propose better mental health care for anyone who needs it through the hospital system, private organizations, or public non-profits.


Obamacare (Affordable Health Care Act)

This Act was worked to benefit all, but health care premiums are still out of range for low to middle class. I do support the tax penalty for having no insurance around tax season.


Medicare / Healthcare for All

I am against Medicare for All.  I support healthcare for all, but the individual has to decide or go after it.


Drug and Alcohol Addiction

I propose to continue renovations and revitalization to support drug addiction and alcohol programs, halfway houses, and/or drug rehabilitation facilities.


Medical Marijuana

I partially support medical marijuana until I read the research on what marijuana actually heals and see the numbers of DC residents affected.


Medicaid Expansion

I support Medicaid expansion instead of Medicare.


Opioid Epidemic

I have to see the numbers and research to check if Washington, DC has an opioid problem.  So far none of ANCs and PSA reports are not reporting a problem.


Drug Prices

I am against any astronomical drug prices above inflation.  Drug prices should continue to be subsidized through private or public insurance.


MORE TO DISCUSS such as universal healthcare, reproductive health, vaccines, healthcare costs, planned parenthood, medicare, women's health, marijuana.


Immigration

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to welcome a diverse community and families of immigrants to become DC residents and United States citizens.

Legal Immigration

I support legal immigration and those wanting to become Washington, DC residents and United States citizens.


Border Security

I support tighter security controls regarding the border to Canada and Mexico.  Washington, DC is not near either border.


Immigration Reform

I propose continue revamping city services to handle legal and illegal immigration.


Sanctuary City

I support the Sanctuary City concept for Washington, DC residents and non-criminals.  If any illegal immigrant commits a crime in Washington, DC, then protections of the entire family is removed and deport the entire family.


Refugees

I support the refugees’ concept for Washington, DC residents, non-criminals, and non-banned Muslim countries.  If any refugees commits a crime in Washington, DC, then protections of the entire family is removed and deport the entire family.


Common Sense Immigration Policies

I am waiting for more details regarding this topic.


DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) 

I am partially supportive of DACA, but require the parents or legal guardians to have green card application for each immigrant apply for US Citizenship and began working identity through all DC citywide systems.


DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act)

I support the DREAM Act in its entirety.


The Wall

I support The Wall, but I would add land mines on Canada and Mexico borders to deter illegal immigration. However, this is only a Washington, DC federal taxpayer issue. There will be no walls or land mines around Washington, DC.  Protests and petitions are welcomed.


Diversity

I welcome diversity of all human ethnicities, intelligence and backgrounds, and according the current EEOC mission.


No New Wall

I support The Wall, but I would add land mines on Canada and Mexico borders to deter illegal immigration. However, this is only a Washington, DC federal taxpayer issue.  There will no walls or land mines around Washington, DC.  Protests and petitions are welcomed.


MORE TO DISCUSS regarding illegal immigration, real border security, solutions, commonsense immigration reform, citizenship, amnesty
 

Infrastructure

Vision: I envision Washington, DC highway, rail and air system to remain intact promoting safety for pedestrians, drivers and passengers of vehicles, two-wheel vehicles, rail vehicles, and air vehicles.

Transportation

I support the expansion and maintenance of the public transit system. I support continued movements toward becoming top-rated bicyclist and pedestrian city. I support the economy sharing and regulated transportation providers.


Roads

I support continued repairs on roads. As DC grows, out of service roadways will begin transportation studies for reopening. Safety studies will begin on high crash areas. Lower speed limits may be coming.


Water

I support DC Water on continued testing all waterways throughout the city. All programs to make city tap water safe will continue.


Development

I know the plans for revitalization was in the works years ago, but I believe a slight slowdown could be needed to find areas of affordable housing and keep generations of DC families in the city.


Broadband

I support the expansion of the DCWifi system through all public areas across the city, including the parks and transit system. I envision upgrading to fiber optics throughout the entire city.


Growth

I support population growth to a possible 750,000 city, non-transient residents reachable by Year 2025.


Roads and Bridges

I support the continued upgrading and replacement of out-of-date bridges.


Traffic

I support continued traffic studies in all communities.  With population  and organizational growth, traffic will increase.


Funding

I will monitor appropriate funding for as many activities that can be accomplished in a 10 year master plan.


Public Works

I support public works, and continued initiatives to improve and maintain Washington, DC infrastructure.


Military (Or Law Enforcement)

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to continue to keep stellar military and law enforcement officers plus top rated facilities.

Veterans

I support additional city services and initiatives to help veterans to become employed, and treated with dignity and respect.


Military Budget

I did not see any city funding supporting a military budget.  I think this is the federal level.


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

I support all legitimate healthcare programs to help treat PTSD.


Defense Budget

I did not see any city funding supporting a defense budget.  I think this is the federal level.


War

Washington, DC will remain as a well-protected nation’s capital.  Any resident registered with selective service should cooperate.  The city relationship with the reserve corps and national guard will continue.


Homeless Veterans

I support additional city services and initiatives to help veterans to become employed, gain transitional housing, and treated with dignity and respect.


Pay

I did not see any city funding supporting military pay.  This is at the federal level.


Military Bases

I support the rebuilding and revamping the DC Armory in the same place.


Defense

Washington, DC will cooperate as a city to help defend the United States at all costs.


Veterans Healthcare

I support the rebuilding and revamping the Veterans Administration Hospital campus in the same place.


Police

The involvement of police reporting to ANCs and other civic associations should continue. I support the any updated training techniques to achieve better relations with the community.


Fire Department

I support the continued integration of diversity with DCFD. I support the obtaining the latest and updated trucks to the fire department initiatives.


Emergency Management Service (EMS)

I support the continued integration of diversity with DC EMS.  I support continued partnerships with other EMS personnel or contractors.


Poverty

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to continue poverty alleviation.

Homelessness

I am against homelessness and lazy folks that decide not to return back to life and responsibility, or get help to return to responsibility.  I support shelterless responsible taxpayer professionals.


Living Wage

I support a living wage standard to live and work in the District.


Fighting Poverty

I will add additional monitoring to those poverty alleviation organizations dependent upon city funding.


Jobs

I will consider any organization giving District resident preferential treatment in the hiring and/or building process.


Minimum Wage

I support a city minimum wage higher than the national average minimum wage.


Housing

I will advocate on renovating shelters, and transitional housing.


Welfare

I support welfare-to-work programs.


Job Creation

I will advocate for more non-profits and lure one or two major corporation’s headquarters.


Affordable Housing

I support affordable housing slightly less than market rate.


Low Income Housing

I am against public housing or super low income housing.


Revitalization

Vision: Washington, DC will continue to embrace its history as well as incorporate the new architectural designs for residences, retail and organizations.

Gentrification

I am against total or any type of gentrification regarding replacing African-Americans and minorities with Caucasians or majority ethnic group through non-rent controlled properties.


Low Income Housing

I am against super low income housing.  My recommendation for $35,000 or less is go for shared housing or roommate situation.


Public Housing

I am against public housing.  There should be no such opportunity in housing.


Affordable Housing

I support affordable housing for incomes from $35,000 to $75,000.  Fifteen percent to 25% lower than market rate rent style would be acceptable.


Mixed Structure Communities

I against total outlandish properties.  I support painted bricks and contemporary/modern architectural designs for variety of retail, residences, and offices.  I do support replicating SW, NW, NE development to SE across the Anacostia River.


Generations of Washington, DC Families

I will have a listening ear to the new generation of DC families to keep their residence here in Washington, DC for several years or permanent residence.


Social Security

Vision: I envision Washington, DC to continue hold the keys to social security, implement any reforms, and provide appropriate services.

Benefits

I partially support the current rules in place; however, interim social security disability for folks with proven mental illness should be provided.


Medicare

I support Medicare and the current age limits to receive it.  I am against the expansion for all.


Retirement

I support retirement at the current federal age; however, I will review if Washington, DC has any pension plans and the payment system.


Health Care Rewards Plus

This is a very creative thought, but who would this apply to?  Wellcare does have a sample program.


Sports

Vision: Washington, DC will be the home to all its teams in world class and first class facilities.

Washington Redskins

I support the Washington Redskins; however, an athlete-to-athlete, heart-to-heart talk to see what they want in their new house.


Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium

I support all teams using the stadium; however, an athlete-to-athlete, heart-to-heart talk to see what the athletes want in their new house.  I do not know all the legalities, but tear it down and rebuild it in the same spot.  I am against the repurposing plans around the stadium.


Washington Capitals

I support the Washington Capitals and love the continued playing at the MCI Center, Verizon Center, and now Capital One Arena.


Washington Nationals

I support the Washington Nationals playing at Nationals Park.


DC United

I support the DC United getting a totally appropriate, new, right-size stadium in SouthEast.


Washington Wizards

I support the Washington Wizards and love the continued playing at the MCI Center, Verizon Center, and now Capital One Arena.


Washington Mystics

I support the Washington Mystics and love the continued playing at the MCI Center, Verizon Center, and now Capital One Arena.


Washington Valor

We will seek to find a spot for you.


Washington Generals

We will seek to find a spot for you.


USA Track and Field, Olympic Development, and AAU Teams

We will seek to find a spot for you, especially for indoor running and activities.

Taxes

Vision: Washington, DC will continue to promote the message, “No Taxation Without Representation.”

Tax Reform

I have seen the library of current tax laws.  Tax reform will make it worse.  Tax law updates are acceptable.


Property Taxes

I support the current structure of property taxes.  I believe a four year tax rate freeze should be implemented.


Income Tax

I support DC Tax and Revenue departments on the variety of ways of collecting taxes to support the city initiatives and infrastructure.  After a review of all the tax increases, I will attempt a tax rate freeze for four years.


Local Taxes

I support DC Tax and Revenue departments on the variety of ways of collecting taxes to support the city initiatives and infrastructure.  I support the back-to-school tax free holidays.


Tax Policy

I will review some of the tax policies affecting the majority.


Tax Fairness

I support tax fairness from no income to low income to high income individuals.


Taxes Would Not Go Up

After a review of all the tax increases, I will attempt a tax rate freeze for four years.


Eliminate The Loopholes
I support the elimination of loopholes

Lowering Taxes

I am against lowering taxes due to all the redevelopment and revitalization, increase in population, and increase in city services.


Cut Taxes for All Americans

I believe in, “No Taxation without Representation”, but Washington, DC needs taxes to keep the city services running for all its tenants and residents.


Sales Tax

After a review of all the tax increases, I will attempt a tax rate freeze for four years.


MORE TO DISCUSS regarding helping working families, results of decades of lobbying, keep taxes low, flat tax, costs would go down, inflation, low taxes, the end goal, lower taxes, tax burden, gas tax

Terrorism

Vision:  I envision Washington, DC will continue to campaign, “See It, Say It, and Do Something About It”

ISIS

I am against ISIS and all it stands for. The group does not promote democracy.  If any DC resident believes in them or support them, I recommend leaving the city before you plan anything.


National Security

I support national security for all methods to denounce and rid the world of terrorism, and potential tactics.


Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay has no relation to Washington, DC at the city level. This is a federal issue.


Rules of Engagement

Washington, DC will follow federal plans for any rules of engagement to defeat terrorism within the city.


Torture

I support the full prosecution of any terrorists residing in or planning an event in Washington, DC.


Acts on Washington, DC soil

Any terrorists acts committed on Washington, DC soil will be prosecuted and punished to the Nth degree.


Homeland Security and Emergency Management

I support the continued practices and training plans for unexpected events within the city limits.



Values

Vision:  I will serve Washington, DC with continued dignity, respect, integrity, service, confidence, and big brother eyes on and off the city grid.

Personal Values

My personal values are loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.


Community

Community was involved in my upbringing whether it was for wisdom, support through petitions, and/or fundraising. I was raised by a village. I support the community as much as they support me. I believe in continuing to give back through community service, materialistic and monetary donations.


Family

I support all forms of traditional family or modern family styles. However, my values fall in line with traditional family values with moderation. I am single bachelor.


Integrity

Everything told over social media or any forms of communication, I ensure that either I am working on the plans or have the evidence to prove what I said or did. I support integrity in all forms.


Faith

I have faith over leaps and bounds because I value the universal being called God, and the guided word of the King James Version of the Bible.


Accountability

I believe holding each and every person accountable through the entire Washington, DC government from the mayor down the data entry clerk at DC Public Schools.


Equality

I believe on equality for all persons, but you have to prove and work for it. For example, if you want to be deputy mayor and have only a high school diploma or GED, you must have incredible talent to fill the position.


Communication

I support all forms of public and private communication. I value information overload for me to decipher and disseminate.


Family Values

In the support of family values, each person has their rightful place, which means I support generational hierarchy. Children, teens, and young adults under age of 21 should always respect their parents, legal guardians, up to great grandparents.


Transparency

I have been a public person since graduating from high school. This is not the first time I have put it all out there. US Department of Defense created the internet and I took it as a tool for an electronic autobiography.


Spirituality

I believe in a higher being called God.


Religion

I am from the Protestant side of Christianity and my religion is called Baptist. I support the entire city and United States for giving the freedom to practice any religion Americans wish.


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