BLOG OF KEN STREMSKY.
I am no longer running for President of the United States of America in 2004 because I no longer have the desire to be elected President of the United States of America in 2004. I may discuss politics, television shows, movies, books, food, and other things on my blog. I may go several days without adding to my blog. I may go several weeks without adding information to my blog.


Monday, August 11, 2003 106063534272498736"> 

I am looking for a part-time job in sales.

My Monster.com resume isresume



Graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1992 with a BA Degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics.

I ran for the United States Senate in 2002 from New Hampshire and received more than 2000 votes.

I did not spend much money on advertising.

I may run for elective office in 2004.

The Telegraph of Nashua has an article about me

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Students and their families should be able to deduct the full cost of job training programs, college educations, and graduate school educations from their federal taxes.

Individuals and their families should be able to deduct the full cost of their health insurance and other health care expenses from their federal taxes.

HELPING SOLDIERS

I wrote the following after watching part
of an interview Washington Journal which is on
C-Span had with Michael J. Bennett. He discussed
the GI Bill. Michael J. Bennett wrote When Dreams
Came True: the GI BILL and the Making of Modern
America.

Congress should pass a law that says that for
each year a person serves in the United States
Military the person should be able to obtain a
year of college or graduate school free at any
college or graduate school that accepts federal
funds.

The free year of college or graduate school
should include tuition, room and board, meals,
books, and school fees.

Students should be allowed to attend Ivy League
schools that accept them as well as other
colleges and universities.

College educated Veterans probably pay more in
taxes than non college educated Veterans during
their working years.

College educated Veterans may be most of our
country's leaders in the future.

Soldiers should be allowed to transfer the
educational benefits they obtain to brothers,
sisters, sons, daughters, grandsons, and
granddaughters.

The payments to the colleges and universities
should come from federal tax revenues.

Some websites on selling I recommend are
makingthenumbers.com


joegirard.com


sales.monster.com/experts/lytle



How to Sell Anything To Anybody by Joe Girard is
the best book dealing with sales I have ever
read. He sold more than 12000 automobiles.

I also highly recommend Artful Persuasion: How
to command attention, change minds, and influence
people by Harry Mills.

posted by Kenneth | 2003_08_10_archive.html#106063534272498736#106063534272498736">4:55 PM


Saturday, August 09, 2003 106048225255467129"> 

Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire discusses improving early education in his Head Start opinion piece from the August 7, 2003 paper.

It is available at unionleader



I hope the budget for Head Start will be at least 30 billion dollars a year. It is currently 7 billion dollars a year. The better we educate young children the better they will probably do in school and in life.

posted by Kenneth | 2003_08_03_archive.html#106048225255467129#106048225255467129">10:24 PM


Tuesday, August 05, 2003 106012106307494570"> 

I hope Congress will build and support many schools and hospitals in poor urban areas and poor rural areas of the United States of America. I think this will strengthen our economy and improve the health of our people.

I hope that students and their families will be able to deduct the full cost of job training programs from their federal taxes.

I hope that students and their families will be able to deduct the full cost of their college educations and graduate school educations from their federal taxes.

I hope that Congress will allow people and their families to deduct the full cost of health insurance and other health care expenses from their federal taxes.

posted by Kenneth | 2003_08_03_archive.html#106012106307494570#106012106307494570">6:04 PM
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I hope Liberia will become a safer place for the Liberian people. I am glad African troops have arrived in Liberia.

I hope US advisors and other US troops will only go if Congress votes for this. I am worried Liberia could become another Somalia or Lebanon for us.

I am glad President Bush is trying to reduce the spread of AIDS in Africa. I think this is good for Africa and good for us.

I hope trade with Africa will increase and that this increased trade will create jobs in the United States of America and Africa.

I hope the United States of America will help many African countries become more self-sufficient in farming so that Africa will have fewer famines.

posted by Kenneth | 2003_08_03_archive.html#106012016313410411#106012016313410411">5:49 PM


Sunday, August 03, 2003 105992263401813913"> 

I hope people have a great month and that the rest of the year will go well for them.

I hope we will have a more secure Social Security system and a more secure Medicare system in the future. I discuss them on my blog. If people like my ideas, I hope they will consider writing to Democratic Presidential candidates, President Bush, and members of Congress about them.

posted by Kenneth | 2003_08_03_archive.html#105992263401813913#105992263401813913">10:57 AM


Saturday, August 02, 2003 105983491007986801"> 

I may run for elective office in 2004.

I am looking for a campaign manager and a campaign treasurer.

posted by Kenneth | 2003_07_27_archive.html#105983491007986801#105983491007986801">10:35 AM
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Today I screwed up several times. I sent out letters to the editor dealing with Liberia that did not make much sense. I e-mailed fixed letters that were not properly fixed. I apologize to the newspapers and people I e-mailed poorly fixed letters. I did send them improved fixed letters.

posted by Kenneth | 2003_07_27_archive.html#105983473451607244#105983473451607244">10:32 AM
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I am glad California voters have the ability to recall the Governor. I wish voters in every state had the ability to recall Governors, members of Congress, and the President of the United States of America.

I do not think it should be easy to recall an elected official. It should take at least a sixty percent vote to remove an elected official.

If a Governor is removed from office, the state legislature could pick a temporary Governor who could serve till an election could take place which could be three months after the recall election.

Governors could pick temporary members of Congress until an election could take place which could be three months after the recall election. I think it is a bad idea to allow Governors to pick permanent Senators which is the case now.

If the President of the United States of America was removed from office, the Vice President would become President.

posted by Kenneth | 2003_07_27_archive.html#105980086874749432#105980086874749432">1:07 AM


Friday, August 01, 2003 105979667112865108"> 

I do not think President Bush has the power to send troops to Liberia because of Article One, Section Eight of the United States Constitution. ( I realize I am wrong. Sometimes I write stupid things. I think it is bad to do it without Congressional approval.)

I hope Liberia does not become another Somalia or Lebanon for us.

The movie Black Hawk Down discussed how our troops did not have the weapons they needed in Somalia.

Our Marines were murdered in Lebanon.

Article One, Section Eight says Congress and not the President of the United States of America is supposed to declare war. I think sending advisors and/or other troops into Liberia would be a declaration of war.(This also does not make any sense.)

Congress is supposed "To make Rules for the Government of the land and naval forces."

Congress is supposed "To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations."

I realize the President of the United States of America is the Commander-In-Chief of our military. Putting land troops in foreign countries without congressional approval is something that worries me. I think the President of the United States of America needs to be able to move our naval power and air power without Congressional approval.

posted by Kenneth | 2003_07_27_archive.html#105979667112865108#105979667112865108">11:57 PM


Monday, July 21, 2003 105881129030480585"> 

You may view the August 4, 2002 Telegraph article about me that includes my picture at Telegraph article

posted by Kenneth | 2003_07_20_archive.html#105881129030480585#105881129030480585">2:14 PM
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I ran for the United States Senate in 2002 as a Republican. I received more than 2000 votes. I spent little money on advertising.

I may run for elective office in 2004.

I am looking for recommendations for campaign treasurer and campaign manager. Democrats, Republicans, and others encouraged to e-mail me.

My e-mail address is kstremskyforelectiveoffice@yahoo.com

posted by Kenneth | 2003_07_20_archive.html#105877728764304241#105877728764304241">4:48 AM
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In 2002, the social security tax was 6.2 percent and it was placed on only the first $84,900 in wages a person made in 2002.

Tne May 11, 2002 Financial Times has an informative editorial with the title "The wages of longevity."

The social security tax is the highest federal tax that people who make under $20,000 a year pay. The suggestions I make in this section will decrease the probability that the social security tax will be increased on people who make under $20,000 a year.

The social security tax should not be greater than five percent for individuals.

The social security tax should be placed on all wages a person makes in a year. The social security tax should not be placed on interest from savings accounts, dividends, capital gains, and estates. If a person makes a million dollars in wages in a year and the social security tax is five percent, the person would pay a social security tax that is $50,000.

If an employer pays an employee stock options, the gain from the sale of the stock options should be treated as wages. If an employee receives a profit of nine million dollars by selling stock options for 10 million dollars that the employee paid one million dollars, the employee should pay a social security tax of $450,000.

Businesses should match the social security tax contributions made by their employees on the first $100,000 in wages an employee makes in a year.

Businesses should pay a three percent social security tax on yearly profits above $10,000,000.01.

The social security tax should not be greater than three percent on the first $20,000 in wages a person makes in a year.

Social security benefits should not be taxed.

I hope the earnings test will never again be placed on people who are at least 65 years of age.

I would prefer that an individual who makes more than $100,000.01 in a year not receive money from the Social Security Administration that year before the "normal retirement age" of 65 is increased.

The "normal retirement age" for social security should stay 65. Black men are less likely to make it to 65 years of age than white men.

People should be allowed to invest at least twenty-five percent of their social security tax into mutual funds and stocks.

People will not need to obtain as much money from the Social Security Administration if the Federal Government stops taxing interest from savings accounts, dividends, and capital gains.

Allan Sloan who works for Newsweek wrote a great article in the August 13, 2001 issue with the title "A Simple Social security Solution." The article discusses allowing the Social Security Administration to buy federally backed mortgages which are backed by the Government National Mortgage Association which is also known as Ginnae Mae.

MEDICARE

In 2002, the medicare tax was 1.45 percent.

The medicare tax should be placed on all wages a person makes in a year. The medicare tax should not be placed on interest from savings accounts, dividends, and capital gains.

Businesses should match medicare tax contributions made by their employees on the first $100,000 in wages the employee makes in a year.

The medicare tax should never be greater than five percent for individuals.

The medicare tax could be two percent on the first $50,000 in wages a person makes in a year.

The medicare tax could be three percent on wages made between $50,000.01 and $100,000.

The medicare tax could be five percent on wages made above $100,000.01 a
year.

Businesses should pay a two percent medicare tax on yearly profits above $10,000,000.01.

Prescription drugs should be covered by Medicare. Medicare might want to charge Medicare's participants who make more than $20,000 a year a $5 or $10 co-pay for each prescription.

I would like Medicare to be more like the Federal Employees Health Benefits program which is discussed at http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.htm


posted by Kenneth | 2003_07_20_archive.html#105877298355960033#105877298355960033">3:36 AM
I am a leader who is unlike any other. I discuss issues in greater detail than most candidates who run for elective office. I have more than 250 pages of text on my links. I know I am not perfect and that I am often wrong. My favorite poem is If by Rudyard Kipling. I hope people will ask themselves the following questions before they vote. Do you think it is better to elect someone who does not have elective office experience who supports the Bill of Rights and wants Congress to fulfill all of its Article One, War Making Responsibilities or do you think it is better to elect a person who has significant elective office experience who has shown disdain for the Bill of Rights and Article One of the United States Constitution? My recommended website list is my version of the free education websites that I hope the Federal Government will create. People should not vote for me for President of the United States of America if they have not read my comments in Part One of Locke. The Some Info About Me link includes negative info about me. A must read issue of Consumer Reports is the July 2002 issue. It discusses the harm that poorly conducted deregulation has caused, the mess that health insurance is in our country, and other topics.
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