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Consumer Protection

As globalization forces companies to find new ways to compete, whole service sectors have shrunk, often down to a few providers, sometimes only one. Without choice, we become hostage to the whims of monopolies. The net result of decreased choice is increased cost and potentially reduced quality to you, the consumer. Nowhere is this more evident than in the airline industry.
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Budget Reform

One of the first lessons I’ve learned in operating a business is that you can’t spend more than you take in. In the fiscal year 2017, the United States had a deficit of $666 billion,19 and an interest expense of $458.5 billion; the combined figure would represent 27.4% of our $4.1 trillion budget.20 Although our economy continues to thrive based on the relative strength and stability Read More

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Restoring Our Democracy

We’ve seen the headlines in local media. Elected officials in our district and throughout New York State are being led away in handcuffs on corruption charges only to be turned loose a few months later. This is nonsensical and indicative of a grave problem caused by the Supreme Court when they ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) that corporations Read More

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Strategic Diplomacy

Having worked as a policy analyst at the United Nations and traveled to 84 countries across the globe, I firmly believe in seeing issues from multiple perspectives, to avoid being dogmatic and to listen to others. Seeing both sides of issues adds value to understanding our role in the world and finding new solutions to problems.

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