Daddy's Christmas Songs
America in Stormy Times
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.