A famous scientist once said, “God does not play dice with the universe. He also said that “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity”. The scientist was Albert Einstein.
The US electorate (all states) keeps sending Democrats and Republicans to Congress expecting a change in the outcome of the policies towards Middle Class Americans.yet these polices rarely make a difference to Middle Class Americans. Elections results can be manipulated by the frat brothers of the Democratic and Republican parties. Usually the electorate just doesn't have a practicable, reliable, qualified alternative candidate, so the voters resign to make the same mistake over and over.
The lack of jobs in America is a result of big business constantly being allowed to move their operations to more profitable location other than the United States. There is less representation of the Middle-Class, by the Middle-Class, for the Middle-Class. The Middle-Class is constantly being pushed aside, set aside and squeezed – we need a change in the status-quo, a way for innovative ideas to become policy.
Therefore, given my policies, platform and Congressional proposals, listed on this site, I give the electorate a qualified, reliable, alternative to this insanity. The Republican and Democratic fraternity brothers represent the insanity, the political status-quo and the status-quo must go.
So, this is one reason why I have suggested an alternative to allowing jobs to move outside or the US, by creating the “Co-operative Business” model, with the Federal Government providing the stimulus or financial help to bring back these jobs to American, and ensuring that these Co-operative Businesses can compete with the imports through "fair trade" and not “free trade.” American manufacturing and production will compete based on "Quality" and not "Price".
Without Change there can be No Progress
Progress cannot happen without change. Manufacturing the same products over and over, the same way might be easy and efficient, but if change is not implemented in the manufacturing process, competition and innovation (either by invention or a better process) cannot bring about a better way, better technology, with more qualified people, new ideas and all the things that produce change. And so with change comes progress. Without change there can only be stagnation.
Although, no matter how clever, on point, accurate and responsive to solving American economic problems, America's current Congressional representatives will not have the insight, will, or support to pass the necessary policies, bills, proposals that will help the American Economic Middle Class.
With the proposals listed on this website (RPT50-1.com), there is no question that the current Congressional representation in Congress (2012) will not support or vote with the required 50% + 1 approval rating to pass any to these listed proposals. Both Congressional organizations (Republican & Democratic) (no more than Fraternal Organizations) will not support any proposal/policy/idea if it does not start at the top of the Republican and Democratic organizations. Democratic and Republican organizations would argue there would be no need for a top-down organization if policies/ideas would start at any level in the organization. Policy makers in both organizations will not allow anyone and everyone making policy changes other than at the top, because this would lead to chaos, lead to an unmanageable organization and/or lead to a possible reduction in electable candidates.
By being a “No Party” (independent) candidate I am able to make my own policies, follow my heart and sole. and make independent decisions. Hence, no-one is telling me which policies to support or not to support and I can support other proposals (either Democratic, Republica, Independent, Liberitian or any other party) without fear of reprisal. Granted, I will never get the votes needed to support any of my proposals listed on this website given the current Congressional membership. However, I do have a method of getting these proposals passed, certainly not in the first two years, but if I could manage to get approximately 150 to 130 independent Congressional Representatives, by the middle term elections of 2014 and 51 independent Senators, this would certainly turn Congress and this Nation in another political direction, a better direction, a direction that could possible allow America to gown the Economic Middle Class, grow jobs, and grow the economy and reduce poverty.
2nd Part of the Idea behind "RPT 50 + 1" Campaign
The idea behind "50 +1" is getting at least 150 to130 independent members of the House and 40 independent members of the Senate elected to Congress and have a certain segment of the population that most Americans would agree that they could trust, beyond reproach, ethical and capable of problem solving, running for Congress in the middle tern elections of 2014, that being; Protestant Ministers, Jewish Rabbis, Catholic Priests & Nuns, Sisters & Brothers or the Holy Cross, Jesuits, Holy Name, Dominican, Christian, etc. organizations, in an attempt to turn Congress around. I would hope that at least 51% of the voting population would agree to this idea/philosophy and vote in the 2014 elections to have this segment of the population (clergy, minsters, rabbis. etc.) elected into Congress by 2014.
So I need your help, I need your support, I need your vote, help me help you, and on November 06, 2012, vote #23, Richard "RPT" Torregano, the independent candidate for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District.
Fun Stuff - But Real Stuff
Rubber in the Water
Millions of tires are replaced each year on cars mainly due to "wear an tear". So the question is, "Where do it go"? Where does all that finely shaved rubber and other materials from these tires go? Since the rain from road-ways drains into culverts, streams, rivers and eventually into the oceans, once the rivers and oceans gobble-up this stuff, what happens to this rubber and material? Is it eaten by fish and crustaceans? Is it getting in the food chain? Does it float or sink? Is it choking life at the bottom of rivers and oceans?
Believe Black Holes (phenomenon of space-time) is a natural feed-back mechanism that makes the universe a finite space (much like an expanding balloon) rather than a infinite (constantly expanding) space. As the universe tries to expand, it puts pressure on the outer surface of the universe. The universe responds by creating "Black Holes" to suck-up material in the universe, maintaing almost relative constant pressure, keeping the size the universe somewhat limited, keeping the universe somewhat finite.
* (There is no pressure in outer-space, but do not know of a better analogy than pressure in describing the equivalent physical property.)