Letter to the Editor: Call to End Wasteful Spending in Washington
Kenneth J. Cody is an independent candidate in New Jersey's 12th Congressional District from Lawrenceville. Most of Scotch Plains and Fanwood are now located in the 12th district.
Now is the time to end politics as usual and stop the reckless spending that goes with it.
My name is Kenneth J. Cody and I am an independent candidate in New Jersey's 12th Congressional district.
The outrageous amount of money used in campaigning needs to come to an end. In 2010 House candidates raised over $1 billion to be spent from contributions. I believe we need to change the process for elections to be run more fairly.
Strict campaign finance reform should be enforced from local elections to the presidency. All candidates need to focus on the issues instead of fund raising. Think of what could have been done with a fraction of the $1 billion raised in 2010. That funding could have gone to educational programs, medical research, environmental causes, or to help the less fortunate. Strict finance reform will allow other political parties to have more say on a level playing field instead of the monopoly dominated by Democrats and Republicans.
My campaign has vowed not to accept any monetary contributions and is self-funded. My goal is to run a candidacy of integrity based on principle. Also, as a commitment to the citizens of the 12th district and the nation, I will demand a $30,000 pay cut in my yearly salary if elected. With Congressional approval ratings at an all time low, I believe it is the least I could do.
It is time to end to the wasteful spending in Washington and change politics and put it in a positive direction. Please join my crusade at my web site http://cody-for-congress.tripod.com. I hope to have your support and best wishes.
Kenneth J. Cody