Rep. McAdams’ Budget Proposal

Rep. McAdams Proposed Budget Rebuttal

    The Salt Lake Tribune reported on Rep. Ben McAdams’ balanced budget proposal on 09 APR 2019, marking it as a sign of Rep. McAdams’ moderacy as a Democrat in highly Republican Utah. The proposal would require the federal government to spend only so much as it takes in each fiscal year.

    The proposal has reportedly gained quick support from 26 fellow party members for a topic that is usually associated with Republicans. Surely, then, Rep. McAdams is proving to be the moderate Democrat the majority Republican district he represents are hoping he can be.

So what are the red flags?

Ever since arriving to D.C. McAdams has been claiming to be a moderate reaching across the aisle, while admiring the extremists like Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, who he hasn’t just befriended, but actively quotes.

His balanced budget is just as two faced as he is and it shows quite easily in the same previously mentioned article. Exclusions for balanced budget include times of military conflict, war, and recession. Military conflicts like the ongoing ones we’ve been involved in in the Middle East for over a decade. Our country is already at a breaking point when it comes to our debt. We can’t afford exceptions for any year to go without a balanced budget.

There would also be a bar on federal courts for enforcing the budget if it means any cuts to Social Security or Medicare. Securing a loophole for hot topic socialist agendas coming from Presidential hopefuls within the Democratic Party like Andrew Yang and Bernie Sanders. Hopefuls who are campaigning on massive expansion of those programs and promising to create a government monopoly of the health care sector.

This is, therefore and once again, a do nothing proposal. Something we, not only Utahns, but American’s, cannot tolerate. Our government has stepped way beyond its bounds and this proposal is another enabler for a Congress that continues to refuse to address the issues that they created at we the people’s expense. We cannot afford a proposal that allows Congress to create a situation that allows them to spend whatever they want.

The power to go to war lies in Congressional vote. Why would Congress ever look to fix our problems, when those same problems are what enable expansion of their budgets?

Americans are done tolerating the ineptitude and self interest that is D.C. Utah is no different and it’s why Utah largely supported draining the swamp by voting for President Trump in 2016. D.C. will have to face the Convention of States quite soon as well. The message from Utah and much of the country is clear. We’ve had enough of D.C. and are ready to fight by running against them and enacting constitutional rights to reel them in. Rep. McAdams is part of that swamp and it shows in his budget proposal.

The only good to come of Rep. McAdams’ proposal is to serve as a reminder to myself as to why I’m running against him for 2020.

Who am I?

My name is John Molnar and I’m running to represent Utah’s 4th District in the US Congress in 2020. I am an Army and Iraq veteran. I was a part of the Military Intelligence community during my time in the Army and have practical experience in international relations especially regarding the Middle East. I’m a soldier and not a politician, so you’ll have to excuse my lack of understanding in political etiquette.

My proposal that I’m currently calling “Molnar’s 13”, is the agenda I am basing my campaign on. I hope you enjoy it and find it well thought out. These changes are my response to some of the red flags that pop out to me with our own government and my attempt to remedy them.

The most obvious example of this with Utah is in regards to Prop 2 which voters favored to implement a medical marijuana program within the state. State legislatures have been hell bent on changing the law the voters selected. To me, that is the definition of corruption. It violates our constitution and the very foundation of our democratic legislative process. Something I swore to uphold and defend in the oath I took when I enlisted in the Army.

It is my hope to restore many individual liberties to the people of this country while reigning in the politicians from their pedestal of privilege.

Have a good one.

Molnar’s 13

1: All members of the three branches of government shall have their salaries equated to the median household income of the people they represent, minus the unemployment rate of the same. This amount will be reviewed and adjusted annually with their respective budgets.

2: All government officials and their families must receive all healthcare treatment at their local Veteran Affairs Hospitals. No exceptions.

3: No individual may hold any combination of political or judicial office for more than 20 years, or upon reaching the age of 65. Retirement will be mandatory dependent upon which circumstance occurs first. Medical diagnosis that would force separation from Military service will also require separation from political or judicial duties and an early retirement.

4: Persons holding political or judicial offices shall no longer have any immunity from lawsuits and shall make no laws that apply to themselves any differently than they do to the common people.

5: All government officials will no longer receive special exemption of taxation and will be taxed at the same rate as their constituents.

6: Government officials will no longer receive retirement packages outside of the standard Social Security available to the people they represent. They are allowed to pursue their own retirement plans with their own funding.

7: All government agencies will be made vulnerable to lawsuits by removing immunity statutes and complications in law that prevent the common man from pursuing recourse in court for a redress of grievances.

8: A ballot measure voted for by the people shall be implemented by the respective governing body in exact accordance with the voters desires. Any alterations to the measure must be made by a vote of the people during a following election. Any government official found altering a ballot measure outside of the people’s desire is to be immediately removed from office and imprisoned for corruption and treason against the Constitution of the United States and the democracy for which our voting system stands.

9: No government body may make any exceptions to these laws listed in this article. Not during peacetime, nor war time. No exceptions whatsoever. Any exceptions made shall signify to the people that corruption has returned to their government and it must be immediately overthrown.

10: Law enforcement may not stop any person while in an unmarked vehicle. A person being stopped by an unmarked vehicle will be under no legal obligation to stop and will face no recourse for failing to do so.

11: No laws shall be made that do not apply equally between genders or race. Including registration for the draft, subsidies, affirmative actions, etc. Only exception shall be in regards to military occupational status which is the sole jurisdiction of the Department of Defense in its determinations of eligibility.

12: Only citizens may vote, hold political office, judicial office, or be licensed to practice law. Members of the US Military who do not possess citizenship shall be awarded full citizenship upon an honorable completion of their first enlistment contract.

13: Civil asset forfeiture is to be immediately ceased and removed from practice. The government shall make no laws that violate the right of private property.