‘Working class man’ seeks U.S. House bid
By TIM HORAN
“The working class is ticked off,” said an Abilene man who announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives.
David Joyce said he is running as an unaffiliated party candidate and seeking the Kansas 1st District seat currently held by Tim Huelskamp.
His “common sense” plan centers around three issues: the budget; the income tax code; and social security.
He said other issues, such as immigration and Obamacare are important “but we have to fix the economy first.”
He said he proposes stiff penalties for businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
“We have to get our borders secure,” he said.
Joyce said he has read all 2,800 pages of the health care bill known as Obamacare and only agrees with one thing, the preexisting conditions clause.
Joyce is seeking 334 pages of signatures to be eligible to run.
It is not the first time Joyce has run for the house. He ran unaffiliated in 2008 to “test the waters.”
A truck driver for Irish Express, Joyce said his travels to western Kansas make him familiar with the needs of the working class.
“I have sat back and watched while our government has continually ignored the plight of the working class,” he said. “Our economy continues to suffer due to partisan gridlock that is occurring in Washington and continues to suffer as long as the working class are ignored.
“It is time that the working class of America finally has a voice in Washington and someone that will stand up and fight for them,” he added.
He said he is someone has common sense to fix the economic woes of the country.
Joyce is married to Dana. He was a member of the Abilene High School class of 1980 but did not graduate. He received his GED shortly after leaving high school and earned a degree in Business Administration and economics at Mercer University in Atlanta.
He said he worked a short time in an executive position but “was happier in the labor setting, working and associating with the working class.
His common sense plans are as follows:
1. Introduce a budget that freezes all Pentagon and Congressional raises for five years. Call for factual spending instead of buying a ballpeen hammer for $150, disposable Papermate pens for $7.35, $12 rolls of single ply toilet paper.
Stop wasteful government spending programs like the $20 billion in research on ways to cook shrimp. Applying Constitutional oversight in executive spending: the $100 million spent by the administration of taxpayer money for the President’s family to go on a tour of Africa for a family vacation and the $1 million dollar golfing outing.
2. Repeal our current unconstitutional income tax code and replace it with a flat tax rate, without write-offs and deductions and a base tax of 8.5 percent, to 10.3 percent for all incomes. Based on all personal, business and corporate reported earnings in 2011 there would be minimum increase of $1.9 trillion in tax revenue increasing in tax revenue to above the $2.4 trillion collected.
3. Restore social security to the original bill of 1935. This would protect the account and treat it as the retirement account it was set up to be and require that the government pay back the money it used. This would allow retired citizens to receive a cost of living raise equal to the inflation rate.
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