Sunday, September 07, 2008

Vote for Steven Vasquez

The congressional primary is Tuesday - voting is from 12 noon to 9 pm. Please make sure you get out and vote.

And Republicans -- vote for Steven Vasquez. There are three big reasons why you should:

1. Steven supports small government, and he really means it. His opponent talks the talk, but he is part of the GOP establishment that has ballooned government in NY, and the US, for over a decade. You can see this in the campaign itself. Steven's campaign has run lean, spending almost all of the campaign funds on campaigning - lawn signs, mailers, and phone calls to voters.

2. Vasquez has worked hard on the campaign. I met Steven in 2007 while we were both working on the Ron Paul campaign. He worked tirelessly for Ron Paul, and then continued to work on the congressional race. He has built a team of loyal volunteers who believe in him. If you want someone who will work for you in Washington, Steven is the choice.


Anonymous said...

I have a question. How much money does it cost/waste to have a primary election in 7 counties for a candidate that doesn't even live in the district for which he is he is running?

Unknown said...

Yes ... democracy is quite wasteful. We could save even more money if we just eliminated all elections.

Anonymous said...

Not all elections, just the frivolous ones that unneccessarily waste taxpayer money. Seriously though, I am by no means saying that Mr. Vasquez does not have the right to run in this election. He does. I am, however, pointing out that your argument for wasteful spending is a bit flawed.

Unknown said...

There is already going to be a Democratic primary tomorrow in the 21st district, so the cost of a Republican primary is somewhere around zero.

Who decides which elections are the frivolous ones that waste taxpayer money?

Anonymous said...

The cost is not zero. I will assume that you have never actually looked at what it costs to run an election. Additional parties in a primary = additional $$$$. The majority of the cost involved in conducting an election is related to machine programming, poll inspectors and printing costs (absentee ballots, etc.). All of these costs are increased significantly with the addition of another party in a Primary.

Also, when the original statement, "just the frivolous ones" was followed by the phrase "seriously though", it was intended to point out that the statement was made in jest. Sorry for any confusion. I only wanted to point out that your original argument against wasteful spending was flawed.

Unknown said...

My argument against wasteful spending is not flawed by my support for elections. Some spending is necessary and elections are perhaps the highest priority. Without elections we don't have a democracy.