Stephan Andrew Brodhead
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Positions, record and controversies
Platform for 2010
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Marriage is between a man and a woman
I support alternatives to public education
School vouchers, Home schooling, Charter Schools
I support choice in education with minimum state or
50,000 trained by 2015
National full ride Scholarship program for Individuals seeking to become
LP Nurses specializing in geriatric care
Repeal David Wu's 10,000 trained by 2010
and redirect $300 million to "The Brodhead National Health Care Scholarship Fund "( David Wu's bill which passed as part of the stimulus along with all the other pork barrel spending earmarks doles out $30,000 per person just to train people on On-line Health Care Data Entry and or software development. The trouble is that the data entry aspect is maybe a week a long course or a DVD, and the Veterans Administration already has On-line Health Care software ,as well as , many other major health care organizations. $300 million dollars could pay for four years of tuition for 10,000 Licensed Practical Nurses and RNs. Nurses we will need while 5 million Baby Boomers retire a year for the next 20 years!
2nd Amendment Rights
Will Not support any ban on Assault Rifles or any form of gun control above and beyond current law!
American Patriots have the right to protect themselves,
their families, their homes and their liberty and freedom against criminals or government that no longer reflects the "Will Of The People
Add a Section 6 to the 14th Amendment (Children born on American soil to undocumented and illegal status immigrants are ineligible for "Birth right Citizenship"
Remove Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security for her remarks about Iraq veterans and republicans and replace her with Duncan Lee Hunter the author and backbone of the Border Fence bill!
Complete all 854 miles of Duncan Hunter’s Double Row Border Fence with double row border fence per the legislation passed as law!
click Duncan's Fence
click Border Fence Update
Mandatory use of E-Verify system for all employment applications, Driver’s Licenses, Voter registration, and Human services, Medical establishments must E-verify prior to issuing birth certificates etc.
Enforce current Immigration Laws (No Amnesty)
"Fast track status" Guest Worker Program
Paid summer Border Patrol tours of duty for Veterans using
New GI Bill (Voluntary)
Special legal immigration consideration for
General Medicine Doctors and Nurses
Re-evaluate Federal "3 Strikes Law" and its adverse impact on prison populations and tax base! Re-evaluate each 3 strikes case for "cruel and unusual punishment" and as it relates to "Low level Victimless Crimes"
German/England style rail infrastructure
"Stanford" Lithium Ion Battery
( Google Stanford Battery)
Nuclear power infrastructure
(Reopen Yucca Mountain)
Solar power , CNG infrastructure
Lithium-Ion battery infrastructure
Hybrid Electric and plug in cars
(Facilitate Federal subsidies for
Lithium Ion battery plant within
Congressional District One )
CNG Interstate Trucking Test Program
30 Miles per Gallon standard for all
(Non Special Purpose) federal government vehicles
Government use Hybrid plug-in vehicle phase in
for metro use
Oil Shale mining is very destructive
Senior Health Care Corps
(modeled after the Guard and Reserves)
A supplemental workforce to existing Private Sector Health Care
and need based augmentation of Medicare in order to prepare for the Baby Boomer wave and reduce Medicare costs!
National Health Care Scholarship
recipients would be required to participate for a 10 year period with retirement benefits at 60 years of age for 20 years service !
I support Senator Telfer's Health Care Senate Bill 862
Health Care is a State, States Rights, and Free Market Issue
$10,000 Health Savings Account Tax Deduction
Ability for consumers to buy Health Care Insurance across state lines
Need based Medicare
(Work with private health care Insurance companies, communities, and State entities and create an affordable no frills health care base line premium etc.
Federal program that will provide big ticket Equipment "Maintenance Only Charges " for Big ticket MRI, Cat scans, etc.
Repeal Obama's Stimulus program and redirect entire proceeds to paying off China debt, then pay this money back with proceeds from TARP and a bond drive!
5 year plan for China to bring it's currency evaluation to at least a 50 percent parity with the American Dollar (2 Yuan per dollar by 2015)
Refocus Energy program away from "Burning Food stocks" to Nuclear power and Battery Technology!
Eliminate capital gains
Increase Standard deduction
Increase capital loss deduction from $3,000 to $10,000
Increase sched E deduction From $25,000 to $50,000
Eliminate taxation on stock options when an employee is laid off
Eliminate early 401K withdrawal penalties when proceeds are used to pay off mortgages on residential or investment property(positive cash flow to be put back into 401k)
Eliminate Inheritance Tax
Make Bush Tax Cuts Permanent
Strengthen Social Security
"Hands Off" amendment disallowing any Federal Government access to Social Security funds for funding of Federal Government.
Diversify 50% of Social Security fund by allowing investment in low risk low yield commodities Market IE: chicken, beef, dairy, corn, generic drugs, oil, energy etc.
2 year Federal wage freeze
5 year Earmarks Freeze
Roll back Government spending to "Pre Bush" levels
Balanced budget amendment
Federal budget limit (18 percent of GDP or $2.55 trillion)
Reduce government travel
Eliminate Federal Government by 20 percent
Hybrid electric car infrastructure
$1 trillion Bond Drive to pay off China Debt.
Americans can no longer compete with $1.50 an hour foreign labor rates
Ban all sales of Chinese made cars in America because we cannot ask Detroit to compete with Chinese wages that are a third of what we pay a "teenage baby sitter" !
Mandate that 75 percent of military products that are
purchased with American tax base be “Made In America”
Higher tariffs on foreign steel
No NAFTA Super Highway
No unsafe Mexican trucks on American highways
Trade tariff on Mexican products until they help us fix the illegal immigration problem. The Mexican economy is propped up by Illegals sending their paychecks back to Mexico instead of spending it here. This revenue is second only to Mexican oil revenue.
Mirror trade deals
We can no longer afford to subsidize the South Korean economy
We buy 150,000 cars a year from them while they buy 5,000 of ours. We can longer afford to maintain a military presence there when this type of trade abuse continues to occur. Its over! We must demand that they hold free elections and give them a time table to resolve their unification issues. We cant afford to stay there when all they want is for the West to subsidize them.
War on Terror
Stand up Iraqi Forces and remove American Forces on a one
for one basis.
Reestablish Bush timetable for withdrawal of troops from Iraq
Complete Duncan Hunter's 854 mile Double Row Border Fence along the U.S. Mexican Border and deploy national Guard Units to combat Mexican Drug Cartels and stop Illegal migration (Zero Tolerance)
Surge in Afghanistan
Invite Afghanistan into NATO
Invite Iraq into NATO
Ukraine to remain out of NATO
( it is in Ukraine's better interest to remain neutral and become the Trade crossroads of Europe/ Russia)
Reduce and Consolidate military force structure In Germany and relocate "Air bridge Assets" to Eastern Theater
Remove all of our forces from South Korea
Supplement Border Patrol in California, Arizona,
New Mexico, And Texas
( Google History of 7th Cavalry)
Terminate Patriot Act until Border Fence is complete
“Per the Law”
Either prosecute or Release Guantanamo detainees
Keep Guantanamo open
No Offensive use of nuclear weapons
Defense & Procurement
Peace Through Strength
Continued investment in a High Tech and well funded military
Continued Research, development , and deployment of
"Infantry Total body Armor systems"
Continued funding of "Anti Ballistic Missile Systems"
Airborne Laser, Anti Satellite systems ETC.
Upgrade Nuclear technologies
Increased emphasis on Aircraft Composites, UAV, Blended wing technologies, Nanotechnology UAV surveillance capabilities, Inter-service multi-role standardization
Convert 2 Nuclear carriers to "All UAV capability" and deploy Battle Group to "Sea of Japan " along with AEGIS cruisers
Terminate KC-45 Program and KC-767 Program and
reopen Tanker Bidding For “Composite based” Aircraft
with Next Generation Fuel Savings Technology
Purchase (200) 787 Dream liner Tankers to offset China's mandated slowdown of American Aircraft purchases while they say nothing to Airbus.
Retro fitting of all military and Government airframes to "new fuel savings technology"
RERP (re-engine new avionics) the C-5A/ B Fleet and Upgrade to
New Fuel Savings Technology (consideration given to replacing C-5A fleet with 100 each B747-800 cargo planes)
Revise end strength of C-17 from 180 to 205 and add
extended range tank which will eliminate need for
air refueling on most Air/land missions
Retire all non R Model KC-135 air frames and transfer
the KC-135R Model Tankers to the Reserve and Air Guard,
(reengine AWACS, and Airborne Command Post airframes.)
(Reskin KC-135R corrosion prone areas as needed)
Purchase 787 Tankers for Active Duty force structure
(Fuselage to be built in Oregon CD1 ---duplicate tooling from Japan operations)
Fund development of the new Stanford Battery
(Lithium Ion Nanotechnology)
for joint civilian/military use
Upgrade FAA Air Traffic Control grid to latest
GPS, computer, and moving map display technology
Replace Oregon Air National Guard F15 fighters
with the F35 Joint Strike Fighter
Amendment to New GI Bill allowing Guard and Reserve
Active Duty deployment credit retroactive to Desert Storm
Reform Guard and Reserve retirement system
Eliminate requirement for Reserve retirees to pay Medicare part B at 65 in order to get Tricare.
Remove military from South Korea
South Koreans buy 5,000 American cars a year from the US. We buy over 150,000 of their cars. While we pump billions into their economy with our military presence, they are undermining our steel industry. They do not want us there. We must demand that South Korea and North Korea Unify economically. .
Stephan Andrew Brodhead
Mr. Brodhead's family history in America dates to the Nicholls Expedition in 1665 and the taking of New Amsterdam (New York) for British rule.
110 years later, Brodheads would rise up against British Tyranny and" Taxation without representation"! They would be among the Founding Fathers at the First Continental Congress who declared their independence and took up arms for American freedom and democracy!
Brodheads stood tall with George Washington at Valley Forge, and George Bush in Iraq. Please see 342 years of patriotism
See additional Bio info and pictures at BIO
Over the past couple hundred years many Brodhead family members have served in the U.S. Congress. Their greatest acheivements were The Transcontinental Railroad, and the rebuilding of the Capital building after it was burned by the British in the War of 1812.
Stephan was born at Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts May 4, 1960 to an Air Force Father and a German Immigrant mother. He attended grades Kindergartne through 7th grade in the Mineral County Nevada School District. His father at the time was in "The Strategic Air Command" and was NCOIC of Operations at the Hathorne 1st CEVG radar site . When Stephan's father reired from the Air Force in 1973, the family moved to Longmont, Colorado.
Stephan then joined the Air Force after graduating highschool and served in the Strategic Air Commandon on Nuclear Alert from 1978 to 1982 on the B-52 as an aircraft technician.
Honorably discharged in August 1982, Stephan then attended Louisiana Technical University and majored in Business Economics!
In 1984 Stephan returned to Colorado and attended Aims Community College and Colorado State University. He graduated from Colorado State in 1988 with a degree in Industrial Science. He also served an internship at the "National Center for Vehicle emissions Control and Safety"!
Stephan served in the Wyoming Air National Guard just prior to moving to San Diego, California where he joined the Air Force Reserves at March Air Force Base. Stephan was a member of the 452nd Airlift Wing for 2 years before moving to the Northwest for a job at Boeing . He then joined the 939th Air Rescue Wing at Portland International Airport!
The first thing that struck Stephan when he moved to the Northwest was the natural beauty, economic opportunity, and affordable housing. . Over a period of 15 years, he purchased, remodeled and maintained a large real estate portfolio. In addition he started and ran a small auto repair business for 8 years before being activated for Iraq Freedom.
From 1991 to 2000 Stephan served in the 446th Airlift Wing as a C-141B Flight Engineer.. from 2000 to 2005 Stephan served again with the 452nd Airlift Wing as a C-141C Flight Engineer. He was engaged in pretty much every military operation since Desert Storm. He flew a total of 4600 world wide flying hours perfroming our" National Interest", humanitarian events, and Medivacs for the DOD system. He served an average of 200 days a year over a 20 year period before retiring from the Reserves in 2006. During Operation Iraqi freedom, he spent about 2 weeks of every month for 18 months in Germany performing Airevacs from Iraq . One of his last duties as an Airman was flying C-141C tail number 65-0151 to the boneyard !
Today, the Democratic Socialist Party and their "Great Socialist Sovereignless Society" is no different than the British of 233 years ago. Representatives such as David Wu do not even read the bills that they sign and engage in "Taxation without Representation"! The proposed energy, Cap and Trade, and Health Care programs of the federal government will seek to enslave our children with socialist servitude for their working lives. In reality, the federal government is violating our Constitution in order to tread on our people and create several new and large revenue streams. While David Wu votes for stimulus bills from borrowed China money, and votes to run up huge debts, he insists that Social security is sound etc. This government is living beyond its means and will seek to tax the middleclass, seniors, and veterans, just so it can maintain its inept expansion. Instead of making sure Seniors that have paid their dues over a working lifetime have a sustainable safety net, government will seek to expand and fund itself at their behest. So ,just as all Brodheads have risen up when tyranny rears its ugly head, Stephan too, is making his presence known! He does not fit the current Republican party dogma mold, but we need a new style of Republican leadership in Oregon anyways....
click on the mighty C-141C aircraft
Money in politics
campaign donations can be sent to:
Stephan Andrew Brodhead For Congress
P.O. Box 2725
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
On-line donations can be sent via the internet at https://www.fundraisingbynet.net/fbn/index.asp?guidRegistration=58585E5D
Committees and affiliations
When elected Mr. Brodhead will seek membership in "a few "of the following Congressional committees
United States House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security
United States House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry
United States House Armed Services Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces
United States House Armed Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Unconventional Threats
United States House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade
United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
United States House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism
More background data
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Oregon and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Oregon’s 1st congressional district
- ↑ “Oregon 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers", July 15, 2008