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January 2008


The United States is mess.  In a Presidential election year the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) does not have a quorum to do business because the Senate has not appointed at least two Commissioners.  Suspiciously the frontrunners are all Senators, many candidates have dropped out despite this disappointment that casts great doubt upon the fairness of the elections, although the dictator could be me.  My lobbying disclosure advocates for the Democratic frontrunners. 


The federal government is going for broke on a $150 billion economic stimulus package (ESP) that fails to settle the disability backlog or extend unemployment insurance pursuant to the reasonable costs of the law of supply and demand.  All that is needed to forestall a recession is to convince the BEA to limit economic growth estimates around 2% and learn to enjoy the year with real reform such as changing the name of the horribly pillaging BEA to Economic Statistics Program (ESP). Using old projections the deficit would be $300 billion, contrary to my optimistic plan that the states would share in the rebate, the President is however projecting a $400 billion deficit.  It now seems that all our progress reducing the account deficit in goods and budget deficit to less than $1 trillion in 2007 is in vain.  It will be extremely difficult to keep the account deficit disciplined for the remainder of the lame duck term.  The Presidential candidates are challenged to present their balanced budget to the public using my direction so that bad debts would no longer be superior to the supreme law under our Constitution. 


There is no shortage of jail space for our retiring dictators and in their defense, their last year must be dedicated to eliminating growth in the prison population, before we cut the number of detainees in half, over ten years.  The Super Bowl is troubled by a persistent heart ache aggravated by coffee and yes, potato chips, sports fans are therefore asked to be health conscious for their possibly suffering guests who should fast, cleanse and eat heart healthy foods for at least a week after the pain passes.  Inspired by the Progressive Democrats of America ¢hange makes change campaign and Newt Gingrich’s new book, Real Change, to sustain HA, without any corporal contact or transfer of confidential financial information, a Pay Pal account has been activated to enable you to Donate


Second Annual Lobbying Activity Disclosure HA-1-1-08


This lobbying activity disclosure registers HA with the Clerk of Congress and Secretary of the Senate for the second session of the 110th Congress.  Lobbyists have 45 days from the first day of the year to file a disclosure.  2008 is both the International Year of the Potato and the Year for Dignity and Justice for All.  2008 is an election year for the President of the United States, Vice President and Congress.  To uphold the democratic principles of non-use of force, equal rights and the right of all peoples to self-determination the suggested agenda is:  1. secrecy of the ballot, 2. balanced budget 3. human rights and community based corrections 4. re-distribution of wealth from the rich to the poor and 5. copyright royalties.  In 2007 the USA managed to beat the trillion-dollar account deficit for the first time in three years.  The trade deficit has declined to a lucky -$711 billion.  The budget deficit is estimated between -$150 and -$200 billion wherefore the account deficit is between -$861 and -$911 billion.  Between 1980 and 2004 the prison population quadrupled from a healthy 225 per 100,000 in 1981 to 724 per 100,000 in 2004.  To redress this crisis safely a 10 year Community Based Corrections Equality Plan sets a legal limit of 250 prisoners per 100,000 citizens (0.25%) to rediscover our free will.  There are three major lines of taxation to redistribute the wealth from rich to poor.  First, employees must petition for fair wages from their ultra rich executives earning more than 25 times the lowest paid full time employee.  Second, government officials must pay copyright royalties and tort claims.  Third, create a real social security system that guarantees everyone an income above the real poverty of $1,000 a month by eliminating the taxable income limit of $100,000.  249 pages and summary.


Winning the 2008 Elections HA-10-1-08


Since the New Year the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has not had a quorum to do business.  Only two officers remain, Chairman, David M. Mason and Ellen L. Weintraub.  Four officers are needed to do business.  There should be six officers.  The second session of the 110th Congress and the President must agree upon two Commissioners immediately.  FEC staff are highly encouraged to apply and the party leaders may be delegated to introduce their own candidates.  The road to the White House is paved with gold.  After the primaries and caucuses are over, each political party holds a convention at which their presidential and vice presidential nominees are formally selected.  There are currently 4,049 total delegates to the Democratic National Convention, including 3,253 pledged delegates and 796 superdelegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 2,025. There are currently 2,380 total delegates to the Republican National Convention, including 1,917 pledged delegates and 463 unpledged delegates. The total number of delegate votes needed to win the nomination is 1,191. All Congress members will be re-elected.  Election day shall be November 4th.  Redistricting battles will occur in states that are slated to gain or lose seats as a result of the 2010 census because some changes will have to occur in current Congressional delegations in those states. States projected to lose seats after the 2010 census are New York (-2), Ohio (-2), Illinois (-1), Iowa (-1), Louisiana (-1), Massachusetts (-1). Michigan (-1), Missouri (-1) and Pennsylvania (-1).  States projected to gain seats after the 2010 census include Texas (+3), Arizona (+2), Florida (+2), California (+1), Georgia (+1), Nevada (+1) and Utah (+1). 


Close Guantánamo HA-11-1-08


January 11th 2008 is the sixth anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay.  Guantánamo Bay has tarnished America’s image and diminished our ideals. It is a symbol of torture, abuse, and injustice. Its closure is long overdue.  On January 11 the ACLU is calling on people of conscience everywhere to wear orange to symbolize their sadness and disgust with this national shame.  To organize protests on January 11 the ACLU prepared a Toolkit.  The initial successes of the federal courts to hear detainees challenge the legality of their detention that led to the release of over 200 prisoners was tarnished by the Military Commissions Act of October 17, 2006 that is unconstitutional after section 5.  Previously the ACLU organized the Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice on June 26, 2007 that focused on the closure of Guantanamo Bay and the unconstitutionality of the Military Commissions Act.  The Commission on Human Rights and Committee Against Torture Reported on the Situation of Detainees at Guantanamo Bay on February 15 and May 6 2006 respectively.  The difficulty closing this disgraceful symbol of torture highlights the challenge faced by a nation that must close 1,000 jails to achieve a semblance of legality. 


Economic Stimulus Package HA-20-1-08


Low economic growth in the first and fourth quarters of 2007 and beginning of 2008 was less than 1% for a 2007 with 2.5% economic growth.  Inflation in 2007 was 4% and disposable personal income only increased an estimated 3%. No economic stimulus package would be complete without changing the name of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), to the Economic Statistics Program (ESP).  Any stimulus package will elicit the partnership of the States, to offset roughly 50% of the cost of unemployment insurance, food stamps, TANF and SCHIP while the federal government pays all of the disability insurance backlog a one time “no” to 50% of the DI trust fund solvency, for a federal budget deficit of -$225 billion that might be cut in half if Congress were truly dedicated to balancing the budget of the 111th Congress (2009-2010), as negotiated by the Presidential candidates.  The Democratic party has $100 billion to negotiate between tax rebates and cash assistance to people from the lower two quintiles.  The Republican party has $50 billion for business subsidies to treat the mortgage crisis and inflation in the retail price of gasoline that rose 29% in 2007.  For free, this essay could balance the federal budget and predict a growth rate of 0.5% in the first quarter if expectations for annual economic growth could moderate around 2% annually.  Legislating a $150 billion economic stimulus package would probably keep economic growth over 1% but less than 2% in the first quarter, the second and third quarters might reach as high as 2.4% before the stimulus package is exhausted and GDP growth falls to 1.8% in the fourth quarter, for annual economic growth of around 2%, but generates a federal budget deficit of $300 billion.  Surplus funds from the balanced budget of the 111th Congress shall sustain successful programs.  This economic stimulus package (ESP) could be the ESP to begin all ESP for the $500 cost of this 80 hour week, at minimum wage. 78 paragraphs, 40 charts and tables.   


Philosophic, Theological and Legal Underpinning for the Abolition of Slavery HA-31-1-08


From the 16th to 19th Century the transatlantic slave trade is estimated to have deported some 15 to 18 million captives.  These millions of 
African captives sold as slaves in the Americas provided the labor required for the exploitation of mines and plantations of sugar cane, 
tobacco, coffee and cotton.  The experience of these people led philosophers to conclude that slavery was a particularly cruel and ruthless 
crime and that the deprivations and restrictions of slavery should only be to prevent and punish crimes.  The Spirit of the Lord is freedom.  
The free will of man is the will for felicity and joy.  The destruction of the slavery system began in the French colony of Santo Domingo in 
the slave rebellion of August 1791.  Great Britain drafted an Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807. The Abolition Bill passed British 
Parliament in August 1833.  The French decree was signed by the Provisional Government in April 1848.  The United States is unique 
because the Civil War was fought not because the slaves revolted but because the slavers did.  All told the Civil War took the lives of 
364,511 Union and 133,821 Confederate troops (1861-1865) to free approximately 5 million African-American slaves.  The abolition 
of slavery became the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of 6 December 1865 that states, Section 1. Neither 
slavery nor involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within 
the United States of America, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article
by appropriate legislation. After the US Civil War blacks had to fight discrimination against their civil rights to vote and enjoy public 
services including schools on an equal basis with whites.


CHAPTER 6 Model Rules for Community Corrections (MRCC)


To amend Chapter 6 Freedmen’s Hospital §261-270, in a fifth draft.  A record 7 million people - or one in every 32 American adults - were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of 2005.  Of those, 2.2 million were in prison or jail, an increase of 2.7% over the previous year.  The US prison population quintupled between 1980 and 2004.  In 1980 the US was a model judiciary with 503,586 prisoners (220 per 100,000).   In 2004 the prison population was 2,085,620 (707 per 100,000).  The US prison population is 24% of the 9 million global prisoners.  The US has the most and densest concentration of prisoners in the world with an average of 724 prisoners per 100,000 citizens.  The total number of local jail, state and federal prison beds must be limited to less than 740,000.  1 million is good goal. Nearly 650,000 people are released from prison to communities each year. There are over 3,200 jails throughout the United States, the vast majority of which are operated by county governments.  Each year, these jails will release in excess of 10,000,000, 3.3% of the population, back into the community.  Nearly two thirds of released State prisoners are expected to be rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within three years after release.  Racial disparities among prisoners persist in the 25-29 age group, 8.1% of black men - about one in 13 – were behind bars, compared with 2.6% of Hispanic men and 1.1% of white men.  Under Section 6 of the Justice of the Peace Amendment to the US Constitution, States shall probate and parole criminal offenders to community correctional housing and employment programs to reduce the prison population to meet international minimum standards of detention.  A Human Rights amendment and a 10 Year Community Based Corrections Equality Plan amendment to Civil Rights statute will help achieve the legal limit of 250 prisoners per 100,000 residents.  94 pages and summary.