I'm running for Mayor because there are serious societal issues that won't be addressed by candidates who dish out pap and fluff to get elected.
Issues such as Constitutional rights of innocent WTO demonstrators being trounced by police employees; which is no big deal if you weren't the one getting shot in the face with a rubber bullet, or kicked in the groin by a police boot. Issues such as the Mayor being hit in the face with a deadly object by an individual with a long history of assaults, and a woman judge recklessly freeing that individual to conceivably attack others; which is no big deal if you weren't the one getting bludgeoned to death like Chris Kime in Pioneer Square. Issues such as children attending schools where they are terrorized by pockets of gangbangers, and savagely beaten and raped in city jails.
Democracy is only as good as you expect it to be, and is only as good as the people you elect. Democracy turns benevolent, or malevolent, depending on the intelligence, integrity and competence of whom you elect.
Is it a benevolent form of government that charges you for basic utilities, and then inhumanely shuts them off if you can't pay? That charges you for parking, and sends unpaid tickets to collection agencies to hurt your credit? That contracts with racketeering tow companies charging extortionary rates, and actually benefits from high rents, by the excise taxes it collects?
Having been fired illegally by the City over a workmen's compensation back injury, I know the potential abuse and corruption in City government.
As Mayor I intend to enact measures to keep democracy on a benevolent track:
· Eliminate utility billings to households, and curb inflation by imposing rent valuations to assure renters aren't being gouged;
· Replace pay parking meters with time meters, and build more municipal parking garages;
· Regulate tow/storage charges as we regulate taxi fares;
· Cut down on muggings by criminalizing `Savagery,' making "Intimidation Loitering" a crime, banishing muggers and drug dealers from Seattle, and hospitalizing drug addicts;
· Subsidize the Red Cross to provide shelter and vocational training to the homeless;
· Help assure that alcohol isn't ruining lives, by requiring a Liquor Consumption License, in which classes teach how liquor effects the nervous system.
Keep democracy on a benevolent track.
A vote for Max is a vote for yourself.