Om Beltway Beast
This book is about two tribes of Washington D.C. who have been stealing from our children to satisfy the appetite of their members. The tribes are Democrats and Republicans, living in Washington and the surrounding counties (The Beltway) and their members (the Beast) are the lobbyists, Wall Street and the military-industrial complex among others. The tribal leaders are rich old men even though women make up over 50% of the U.S. population. One result of that culture is a system where the NFL is considered a nonprofit organization despite the revenue of $184 million and $1 billion in assets while paying $11.4 million in compensation to its commissioner. We have a tax system where workers income is taxed at a higher rate than the non-working income. Moreover, Congressman Peter Stark, 80, who is worth $27 million and earns $174,000 a year, in addition to his social security benefits, also gets additional checks from the social security administration to care for each of his three children until their 18th birthday. If you think there is something Un-American about this picture, then this book is for you.The Beltway Beast offers to transcend the anger and frustration with our leaders to solving our problems and reviving America with simple common sense solutions that we teach our children. It documents our current reality and calls for real competition in electing our leaders and the transformation of our political, healthcare and tax system. Out of every crisis, there is an opportunity and my book is intended to mobilize main street America to take back our country. The good news is that prosperity will come back, once America gets detoxed from the addiction of stealing from our kids and living beyond its means.