Today's Congressman have split between those who refuse to rock the boat and those who make a show of ill-conceived and irresponsible plans. We hear of problems and of blame, while people need solutions and action.

It's time for new solutions for the poor and middle-class, for the overworked, for cities like Baltimore where unemployment and homelessness run rampant and schools under-perform. It's time for a renewed focus in Congress on fiscal responsibility and well-developed policies using the input of experts instead of political showmanship.

It's time again to give the people of Maryland and of the United States a new deal.

I intend to bring many things to the people of Maryland, and to the American people in total:

  • A new Universal Dividend, protecting against homelessness and hunger by ensuring a fair share of our ever-increasing wealth makes it to all Americans;
  • A stronger employer shared responsibility mandate and a public healthcare option to ensure every American has access to healthcare at all times;
  • Comp time for salaried workers and earned sick leave for hourly workers;
  • Strong regulations mandating effective technical protections from identity theft;

Americans face great threats from identity theft and poor access to healthcare.  We face both addiction to opiates and amphetamines and excessive incarceration for non-violent drug offenders in possession of marijuana, a near-harmless intoxicant.  We face overwork, with salaried Americans working an average of 47 hours weekly for 40 hours of pay; and underemployment, with many Americans working fewer than 25 hours per week.

Clearly, there is work to be done.

We can achieve many great things, now, today, to diminish or completely-close these problems.  We can do so without outrageous taxes, and without destroying the welfare system and leaving Americans in the cold as does the GOP tax proposal.

I'm John Moser, and I'm running to represent Maryland's 7th Congressional District.  I ask only that you join with me in this new battle to restore our great nation to its own people.  Once more, we must offer the American people a new deal.  After over 80 years, Hell, it’s about time.


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  • Barbara a holcomb endorsed

    “I’m supporting John Moser because, John is very good at what he can do, But he not only needs you liking him, but for what he can do to make Maryland safe again please pass this page to as many people on face nook u know. The more people who see this the more peopletjat can pass it along. Thank you Barb Remember the saying,,,, this one group of great people can Make the world go round. It’s time to get fresh people and young and old to see how we can Chang things for the good. Again thank u all for your help. Let’s get him elected to the congress . Tony ,”

  • Sean Straus endorsed

    “I support John Moser because he has real in depth plans for how to improve peoples lives through sensible welfare reforms.”

October 4, 2017

Two posts on Universal Social Security

I've published a write-up discussing the impact of my Universal Social Security system on our poverty-reducing programsthe impact of my Universal Social Security system on our poverty-reducing programs, notably on the solvency of Social Security's Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance pensions program.

In many states, the Universal Benefit completely-exceeds TANF eligibility; and it tends to exceed the benefit granted by the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), as well as the eligibility threshold for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  I haven't suggested statutory elimination of TANF; by contrast, the Universal Benefit completely-eliminates SSI, and so there's no point keeping the program open.  Most of EITC will go away right out of the gate, and it will join SSI in the defunct benefits graveyard after a few years.

I have also written some policy considerations around the Universal Benefit.  These include considerations for not-immediately-eligible persons such as minors, immigrants, and so forth; expansion of the program to age 16 over a few years; and reduction of the tax source from 15% to 10%.

The age and tax rate changes are of extreme concern:  the Universal Benefit is meant to generally increase in buying power with productivity.  I've bounded tax reductions in such a way as to require adjustments retain no less than half of the productivity gains.  In recessions (where productivity and the Universal Benefit are reduced), there are no tax rate adjustments:  cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) are calculated year-to-year until the Universal Benefit exceeds COLA, after which the adjustments begin again.

The whole idea is to retain a fair share (10%) while also getting some headroom for other services.  An open 5% in the tax brackets means we can raise taxes by 5% to provide stimulus aid in recessions, improve healthcare, or take up other social progress.  Taxes can't go up and up forever; they have to come down before they can go up again.

September 14, 2017

A video explaining the universal Social Security funding

I posted a lengthy, ten-minute video on Facebook explaining how the universal Social Security is funded, how it cuts taxes in the process, and how it makes Social Security's existing benefits solvent.  There's also a Youtube version for those without Facebook.

Both include a link to the spreadsheets detailing the mathematical model.  It's a lot of numbers; this plan sounds like pure magic and transparency is necessary when handling things like this.  Trust me, you should definitely be asking questions when someone makes these claims.  Bernie's recent announcement of a Medicare-for-All plan doesn't discuss funding or administration—none of the complex, concerning parts are really explained; I'm trying to not be Bernie.

August 7, 2017

Why Americans must get their fair share

I've made a statement about why Americans must get their fair share.  This might strike a nerve somewhere, and yet it had to be said.

I am trying to solve the problems faced by the American people, and that requires a grasp of what's going on around me.  As such, I took the time one day to figure out what CEOs actually make—what happens if, as many have suggested, the rich executives were to actually give their money to their employees instead.  In a more general sense:  just how much can we tax out of the rich?

The answer is resoundingly not much.

To make a long story short, small-business owners make somewhere around twice what a Silicon Valley engineer might make; whereas most executives of large businesses make quite enough money to pool their resources and buy their employees a latte from Starbucks once a month.  All those millions don't go very far when you have tens or hundreds of thousands of employees; and they won't go very far when you have hundreds of millions of Americans.

It fits well with an old argument:  an executive might get compensation at 200-350 times the wage of one of their employees; yet they might have 20,000 employees and only receive 1% of the wage each makes, or 200,000 employees and receive 0.1%.  For large businesses, it can be pennies or even fractions of pennies per hour.

I cannot rally the American people to a cause I do not believe will work.  More taxes on the rich simply won't draw the income required to support the American people; instead, we must re-organize our welfare and social security systems to supply the same and greater benefits at lesser tax burdens to all Americans.  This I can do successfully.

August 1, 2017

Added my thoughts on labor issues to the site

I've added my position on labor issues to my campaign site.  It's rough work and not brilliant, pretty, or otherwise to my liking; but it does tell people what I'm about.

If I could find some funding, I could get a Web designer to pretty-up my Wordpress site.  Right now, I'm literally running my campaign on a $200 loan from myself, of which I've spent $12 on the domain; it's hosted on Digital Ocean using a $6/month droplet, and they're standard sign-up promotion is a $10 account credit to get you started.  Oh, and I have a full-time job at Sinclair Broadcast Group—my employer has not endorsed (nor opposed) my campaign, and the prior statement is not an endorsement.

It starts.

July 27, 2017

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  • Barbara a holcomb endorsed

    “I’m supporting John Moser because, John is very good at what he can do, But he not only needs you liking him, but for what he can do to make Maryland safe again please pass this page to as many people on face nook u know. The more people who see this the more peopletjat can pass it along. Thank you Barb Remember the saying,,,, this one group of great people can Make the world go round. It’s time to get fresh people and young and old to see how we can Chang things for the good. Again thank u all for your help. Let’s get him elected to the congress . Tony ,”

  • Sean Straus endorsed

    “I support John Moser because he has real in depth plans for how to improve peoples lives through sensible welfare reforms.”