Monday, April 05, 2010
Statements from some of the “invisible” 1st Congressional District candidates
by Larry Geller
In a March 26 letter to each candidate in the 1st Congressional District race I invited statements to post on Disappeared News. Why? Because they have little opportunity to be heard in the media. Indeed, aside from the three best-known candidates, the rest of the ballot has been disappeared by the commercial media.
When Hawaii Public Radio presented a debate among the candidates on March 15, you’d never know from the Advertiser coverage that anyone besides those three said anything—their voices were effectively erased by the selective reporting.
I didn’t expect those three to respond, but four others did. What good does it do to publish statements in a blog? Certainly, newspaper and TV coverage is what it takes to reach the masses. At least, by appearing here, several hundred people will have access to these statements, and Google will find them for anyone who cares to search..
Without further ado, these are the responses that came in via email, in alphabetic order. (If documents included below don't display in your browser, click the link to view.)
Charles (Googie) Collins
Rafael (Del) del Castillo
800-863-8290 (ext 1)
I have spent the past ten years and more forging real health care reforms. I have advocated for patients against their insurance companies in the courts and state agencies. I have sought better access to care and stricter insurance regulations in the Hawaii Legislature. In that practice. I had to master issues involving hospital policy, research, and cancer, stroke, and heart disease therapies, as well as the problems of access to and the cost of pharmaceuticals. I know dozens and dozens of providers who share issues and insights with me.
I have had to master Medicare and Medicaid law and financing issues and managed care. In December 2008, I filed a complaint in Federal court against the State to end long-standing discrimination against Medicaid aged, blind, and disabled. That case is ongoing, and Howard Dicus interviewed me about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR1f6rlA06Y.
We need leaders in Congress with strong, relevant experience. I know more about health care and its problems than any candidate in this race. I know what must be done to reform the reform. We urgently need to address the delays and inadequacies that will arise from having over 30 million new insured users by 2014. We must arrest the cost inflation in health care or we will not solve the deficit problem. I had a strong health policy background long before I started litigating with insurance companies. In the early 1980s, I reorganized and directed migrant dental health clinics. I was appointed to the Monterey County Overall Economic Development Commission during that period. Following that, I spent two years bringing a defunded federally health center into compliance with regulations.
I have additional background and experience relevant to our most pressing needs. I have a perspective on labor-management issues no other candidate has, as I was a member of the AFL/CIO for about 14 years. Having taught school (to kids and teachers) in the projects for over 7 years, I have knowledge and perspective on public education that my private-schooled opponents simply cannot claim. In Hawaii, I designed and initiated program assessment and compliance for the statewide homeless program (reported to the Legislature in 1994), and for a mental health center. All of my prior experience has required me to be a leader, strongly committed to serving more people better and more efficiently.
Karl F. Moseley
twitter kfmoseley or drnatural
+1 808 324 0222
This election on May 22, 2010, is being silenced in order to NOT face
issues and merely be a straw pole for the November elections.
THIS ELECTION IS TO FILL THE FIRST DISTRICT US HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES SEAT VACATED BY NEIL ABERCROMBIE FOR 6 MONTHS! DURING WHICH IS SUMMER RECESS AND AUTUMN CAMPAIGNS!
THIS IS THE TIME THE PEOPLE CAN CAST A VOTE AND MAKE THE NOVEMBER CANDIDATES TRUTHFULLY REVEAL THEIR PROGRAMS.
A VOTE FOR MOSELEY IS NOT ONLY A WAKE UP FOR THE CANDIDATES BUT AN EMPOWERMENT OF OPPRESSED PEOPLES IN HAWAI'I AND AMERICA AS I AM A TRANSEXUAL WITH EXTRAORDINARY QUALIFICATIONS AND CAN ANSWER THE HARD QUESTIONS.
To substantiate the above, i have included my resume and answers to the AP questionnaire and will address a few concerns briefly here:
#1 I willingly give any tax return to the WIC program=85.Our mothers and children must be cared for.
#2 End the war by infiltrating the theaters of our wars with Peace Corps to rebuild and live with the people and the military can protect the community workers as they rebuild together with the locals. A peace economy is possible.
#3 Jobs in the care sector through expansion of approved services to those in need and training more aides, nurses, and doctors as well as creating the public health department as the first line of information. Use Job Corps to offer general amnesty in exchange for training and the American dream for everyone and to heal the nation.
#4 Veterans can go to any hospital as though they had major coverage.
#5 Health care bill is really disease care and does not allow for choice and instead creates penalties for individual noncompliance. Singlepayer now.
#6 Bailout was unconstitutional and benefited corporate finance for the corporate military complex. Corporations are not people and do not bleed, procreate or die. They do enslave generations to their wars and their funding.
#7 Funding for abortion must address it's use as birth control, should be subject to a review and support system composed of the pregnant woman, her doctor, the father of her child and more women than men on the panel assisting the mother to the best solution for her and as her conscience dictates. There can be no "litmus test" although I will not support partial birth abortions.
#8 No pork (riders) on bills. All appropriations should be fought out in a unified pork bill.
#9 Science not emotion in the drug debate. Marijuana is not supposed to be Schedule one - if we are using science it is an organic right with numerous benefits from textiles to food and comfort. We must have an inalienable right to treat ourselves based upon our own reason and free will.
THE DRUG WAR(S) HAVE BEEN BASED ON UNFOUNDED STATEMENTS IN OPPOSITION TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH THAT HAS LED TO HYPOCRISY AND THE LOSS OF ANY RESPECT FOR "THE LAW" LEADING TO POLITICAL PERVERSIONS AND LIES FROM THE HIGHEST LEVELS TO THE LOWEST LEVELS IN SOCIETY.
#10 Respect and protection of life, free will and reason for each individual without unalterable judgment=85this is America and we try again after making mistakes. Everyone gets second chances if we subscribe to rehabilitation rather than revenge.
What can I do for you? What can we do together for our posterity?
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