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Anchoring America Stormy Times
Anchoring America in Stormy Times

Dear Fortune 500 CEO:

Would you like to be owned by the U.S. government? Do you want a reduction in salary and bonuses?

Under President Obama, that’s a real possibility. With all the new entitlements he's not only becoming Daddy Obama but your boss as well!

The government is a major player in the banking, automotive, and healthcare industries. And does the U.S. government need to show a profit? Nope!

Truly, how can any American corporation compete with a government that doesn't need to show a profit?

As you know, corporate America, from large corporations to the Mom and Pop shops, has taken a beating over the last couple of years. And it’s not going to end anytime soon unless we do something to prevent it.

This is why I am writing to you. I am a concerned American citizen and business owner. I know you are a leader in the corporate world and I want to appeal to you for support.

I am concerned about our country’s long slide into debt, fiscal irresponsibility, and “big government.” I have a solution that would help to alleviate the problem. I call it Post the Finances, and it is in line with a recent trend at both federal and state level for more fiscal transparency to thwart waste, fraud and corruption and promote fiscal honesty and accountability.

We want to shed light on all the cockroach politicians and bureaucrats to make them scramble for walls, hills and even Hell by making them fiscally accountable to us. It's our money, not theirs. We are not billionaires, we're Americans who are just trying to make a living for our families.

Simply put, Post the Finances is a system to post daily all government finances, at all levels of government, to the Internet in the form of a simple online checkbook register. This can be done quite easily and inexpensively. It just takes a few taps of the keyboard to “ftp” the financial information to the respective governmental websites.

A financial software company like Peachtree or Quickbooks accounting software could make it easy to manage financial information of all kinds on the websites—from a list of vendors to a list of how much a government department spends on paper clips per month. Basically, such a program could include all the bells and whistles an accounting software program has to help manage your corporation.

We need Post the Finances because we need to make our government honest.

As a business executive, you know that so many of your important decisions must be based on accurate numbers, from balance sheets to income statements.

Posting the finances would enable us, the U.S. citizens, to monitor the government, not the other way round.

We really need it, especially in this current climate, in which the government sets itself up as God and regards businesses as sinners that need a savior like Obama to redeem them.

Lies! The government needs us, individuals and corporations, to pay their bills!

In this administration, government is the fox and the U.S. citizens and corporations are the chickens.

The government was supposed to safeguard the money for Social Security, but instead they spent our money.

“In God We Trust,” is the motto of this country, not “In Government We Trust”! Because the government is not trustworthy, as U.S. citizens we need to “regulate” our government just as it has the power to tax us and regulate our businesses.

After all, the I.R.S. can audit your corporation, so why can't we audit the government? We need to open Uncle Sam's books and audit America on a daily basis.

I have been promoting this idea of posting the finances for more than ten years, and have over the years corresponded with politicians at all levels of government about it.

I have written to U.S Presidents, including President Obama, every member of Congress, the 50 state governors, the mayors of the 200 largest cities, the entire California Legislature, the L.A. mayor and Los Angeles City Council, and even my local mayor and council. See

Of those who wrote back, many agree with me that it is a “good idea” but no one is willing to take the plunge and implement it fully.

Meanwhile, the United States continues on its downward fiscal path as we leave it to future generations to clean up the mess.

Where is the sense in this?

I appeal to you as an influential corporate leader to use your influence to pressure your elected officials to make government accountable by posting all government finances to the Web, every day.

I think this would go a long way to appeasing the anger that millions of Americans feel today about their government, and setting us all on a better course.

We need to present a united front to fight back against government misuse of power.
Can I count on your support in this endeavor in the following ways with these practical solutions?

1. With letters, emails, phone calls and person-to-person meetings, let all of our politicians know about posting the finances. Ask them to post daily all government finances to the web at all levels of government, from your local cities to the federal government, for fiscal honesty and accountability. I suggest that the federal government begins with posting all the finances of the Department of Education, and that the states start by posting the finances of their state lotteries. Let's see how much money really gets to our children and the teachers of our children.

2. Support Junior Achievement for high school students where for an academic year the kids learn about business by creating their own companies, doing everything from issuing stock to manufacturing a product, from selling a product to delivering it. Business education should be part of the curriculum in all high schools so students can learn the basics of how to budget their money, save, write checks or pay bills online. Students should learn about the free-enterprise system that has made the United States the world leader for over fifty years. Contribute funds and encourage employees with incentives to be advisors for the Junior Achievement programs.

3. Create a One-Stop Workshop for Inventors, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs (IBOE) at local convention centers and community centers in your cities and state. Each one-stop shopping workshop would allow participants to start their own business which would express their creativity and desire to reach the American Dream. Each workshop would be broken down into the major fields and industries from food and beverage to health care. It would show anyone who wants to start a business or manufacture an invention the fundamental steps they need to take, such as: a) file and get your actual business license; have representative from government agencies—city, county, state and even the patent office—to complete relevant forms for the creation of new business or invention; c) how to develop a Web site; d) have management consultants and other experts there to help you write your business plan; e) financial advisors there to show you how to keep expenses to a minimum; and f) have lawyers, CPAs, bookkeepers, venture capitalists, and banks at the Workshop to help advise; and g) have manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors from industries including Food Production, Financial Data Services, Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services, Internet Services and Retailing, Electronics, Electrical Equipment, Food Services, Household and Personal Products, Beverages, Home Equipment, Furnishings, Entertainment, and others. So, when participants leave these Workshops, they will be official business owners on track for getting their invention patented, their prototype made or manufactured, or any other business launched.

4. Buy American and keep the nation strong by not outsourcing work abroad. This concept isn't to isolate the United States but to circle the wagons and take care of our own first, if you will, our American family, during these rough economic times. Right now, if we want to improve the world we must first concentrate on making the United States strong again. As an executive, you know this requires retrenchment, in terms of reducing expenditures, but it is also necessary to increase U.S. domestic manufacturing and all levels of sales, from manufacturing and wholesale to online and retail.

5. Promote a new holiday that honors U.S. business. We have Labor Day, to acknowledge unions, and Earth Day, for the environment. We need a Business Day that recognizes and promotes the entrepreneurial spirit of America. How about an Entrepreneurs Day? Both my parents were entrepreneurs and many of our fellow Americans’ parents were and are as well! What’s not to like about celebrating our parents with Entrepreneurs Day? I suggest March 7th, which was my Dad’s birthday, as a tribute to him and all the entrepreneurs of the United States.

6. Promote TV shows like “Shark Tank” and “The Apprentice.” “Shark Tank” follows aspiring entrepreneurs as they present a number of product ideas to venture capitalists known as the “sharks” in hopes of getting investment money to develop their ideas. These ambitious entrepreneurs present their creative company concepts to well-seasoned investors to convince them to buy into the dream. “The Apprentice” is the ultimate job interview, where people compete in a series of over-the-top business tasks, and require business savvy, street smarts and intelligence to ultimately impress the boss Donald Trump as the best candidate to hire for his company. Basically, the TV shows help millions of viewers see how America does business.

7. Do you want to increase your profit? Imitate success. Have your corporation buy one of the three mainstream media networks, ABC, CBS or NBC and make their news programming more objective, reflecting the values the United States stands for, and similar to the highly successful Fox News—fair and balanced. Although the newspaper industry is in decline due to competition from the Internet, please, at the same time, consider purchasing the New York Times to create an objective, fair, and balanced newspaper. At the moment, cable news is dominated by Fox News Network, and Rush Limbaugh and E.I.B. radio network are a dominant force in the radio industry. Therefore, doesn't it make sense to purchase a mainstream TV network as well as a well-known newspaper to capture market share and profit in those fields?

8. Most importantly, vote in all the upcoming elections!

Just like for your business, failure and bankruptcy is not an option. Let’s all jump onboard together and beat this competitive challenge by the U.S. government.

We can fight City Hall! We can fight the U.S. government! We can fight Obama and Congress!

And we can win! We're accountable to the U.S. government, let's make them accountable to us!

Please feel free to contact me via email or phone at 1-310-990-8398 to discuss this in more detail.

Thank you for helping to save the United States, the land of opportunity, for future generations, and for helping to keep the American Dream alive and well.

I appreciate it and I know our future generations will.


Steve Mozena




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