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VERMONTER RUSSELL BESTE (pronounced Bestie!) ON ISSUES

- BESTE BRINGING WELL PAYING JOBS TO VERMONT – STOP THE EXODUS OF OUR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN FROM OUR GREAT STATE, REDUCE OUR TAXES TO A REASONABLE RATE VIA FISCAL MANAGEMENT OF OUR GOVERNMENT

- INDEPENDENT(Resolve Issues Not Take Sides) SELF-FUNDED (Take No Money, Owe No Favors) U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE

- IS WORKING HARD TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING, CLEAN LAKE CHAMPLAIN, AND CONTROL WORLD POPULATION GROWTH (IS 7.6 PEOPLE BILLION ENOUGH?)

- IS A UNITER NOT A DIVIDER, BELIEVES ALL FUNDED PROGRAMS MUST BE RUN EFFICIENTLY AND IN A FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE MANNER INORDER TO MANAGE SPENDS - PERFORMANCE METRICS:

- SUPPORTS OUR YOUTH, WORKING FAMILIES, AND SENIORS:

- TO STOP THE POLITICAL DIVISION, FOCUS ON ISSUES NOT TAKE SIDES, FIND POSITIVE SOLUTIONS AND COMPROMISE WHERE APPROPRIATE:

-BRINGING NEW WELL-PAYING JOBS IN BIOTECHNOLOGIES, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, AND PROACTIVELY SUPPORTING OUR UNIQUELY VERMONT ARTISAN AND CREATIVE FARM-TO-FRESH/MICROBREW COUNTER CULTURE

 - ADVOCATES SENATORIAL TERM LIMITS TO 12 YEARS:

- TO LOWER STUDENT DEBT, EXPAND 2 YEAR ONLINE COLLEGIATE AND SKILL OPPORTUNITIES TO CUT COLLEGE EXPENSES AND SKILL TRAINING COSTS IN HALF: 

- TO LIMIT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, SUPER PACS, AND DARK MONEY:

- SUPPORTS OUR ARMED FORCES TO ENSURE CONTINUED U.S.LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING WORLD FREE MARKETS:

- STANDS UP AND SPEAKS OUT FOR EQUALITY:

- FOR CLEAN, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY:

- SUPPORTS WORKING FAMILIES AND WORKING MOTHERS: 

- BELIEVES VERMONT SHOULD STRONGLY SUPPORT OUR ARTISTIC CULTURE, FARM TO TABLE, AND MOVE FORWARD ON TECHNOLOGIES: 

- TO PUSH WALL STREET TO BE PROACTIVELY MANAGED:

- WORKING TO REDUCE NATIONAL DEBT:

- WORKING TO BALANCE IMMIGRATION, HELPING OTHERS, WHILE PRESERVING AND BUILDING UPON OUR GREAT AMERICAN SOCIETY

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DETAILS

MEET INDEPENDENT SELF-FUNDED U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE RUSSELL BESTE (pronounced Bestie!):

  • Independent Vermonter, focused on resolving issues not taking sides
  • Self-funded, $0.00 budget, owes no favors, free to fight for what is right, not what is easy or paid for
  • Positive, hard-working, financially self-made, highly experienced leader w tremendous private and public experience creating and running  consultancy; developing life-saving medicines at low cost; and home design, engineering, and construction
  • Bringing clean, well-paying jobs to Vermont such as CAR-T Cell Therapy (biotech), Additive Manufacturing Maker Space, and supporting our amazing and uniquely Vermont artisan creative counter-culture.
  • Fighting to get the U.S. to lead efforts to stop global warming, as well as protection of our beautiful Lake Champlain
  • Pro-outdoors, pro-working families, pro-seniors, pro-youth, pro-term limits, pro-equal opportunity for all, pro-armed forces, pro clean-up of Lake Champlain(!!), pro-health care control, pro-equality and diversity, pro-free online collegiate education, pro-
  • Father of 3 amazing kids, stay-home dad first 5 years (great respect for you VT Moms out there!), coached boys and girls soccer and little league baseball; lead cub scout and boy scout; elementary school VP PTO for many years
  • Active outdoors man with many plans and a long track record of planning AND finishing what he starts, a doer not a talker

BESTE TO CREATE CLEAN WELL PAYING JOBS – STOP THE EXODUS OF OUR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN FROM OUR GREAT STATE:

  • If we provide great education for our children, but don't provide them with the opportunity to come back to a good job in Vermont, then we have failed 
  • Bringing clean well-paying biotechnology jobs from nearby Boston and Montreal to Vermont, + support organic growth startups
  • Gene therapy companies using CAR-T technologies to help patients use their own T-cells to fight cancer
  • Gene therapy companies using Gene edit technologies to change patient stem cells to fix instead of treat patients
  • Leverage local water-based fermentation technologies expertise and adapt to the booming biotechnologies field – similar expertise in many ways (yeast vs. human cells)
  • Bring creative “Maker” additive manufacturing jobs that taps into Vermont’s legendary creative free and artistic spirit
  • Empower our extraordinary local high school and collegiate talent to groom and train and make our great state even greater
  • Focus on clean small to mid-size companies
  • Recognize Vermont is hopelessly mired in debt especially when taking into account the massive underfunded pension liabilities that continue to grow each year
  • Protect our uniquely Vermont artistic charm, our farm fresh foods, and unmatched microbreweries

BESTE IS WORKING HARD TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING, CLEAN LAKE CHAMPLAIN, AND CONTROL WORLD POPULATION GROWTH

  • Our world needs the United States to lead efforts to stop global warming.
  • We as Vermonter's must clean our beautiful and incredibly important Lake Champlain. This starts with waste control and reducing microbial counts
  • Keep Vermont green and clean!
  • Clean air shared by all, work to reduce pollution
  • World population is approaching 7,600,000,000 people (5% is U.S.)!

BESTE IS INDEPENDENT, SELF-FUNDED, A UNITER NOT A DIVIDER:

  • Independence keeps the focus on resolving issues, not picking sides
  • Self-Funded keeps special interest entities out of our election process, makes each persons vote equal. 
  • Beste opposes PACs, super-PACS, and 501(c) Dark Money who are STEALING YOUR VOTE
  • Positive, flexible, rational voice to unite, stop the uncompromising old-guard rhetoric, start with recognition that we all are wanting a better world for ourselves and our children 
  • Create term limits to enable fresh ideas and a positive outlook, force politicians to focus on work not the next campaign
 

BESTE SUPPORTS OUR YOUTH, WORKING FAMILIES, AND SENIORS:

  • Stocks up 300% last 10 years, yet Vermont economy continues to decline, Vermonters are being passed by, proposed increased progressive taxation to create new jobs(infrastructure, environment) for those displaced by technology
  • Need to bring clean new jobs to Vermont and re-birth our economy out of our dire financial situation
  • Incentivize to support the education of our youth
  • Incentivize to provide working families w/new clean well-paying jobs
  • Incentivize all to assist seniors w part time jobs (for those inclined!), identify support resources
  • Assist students with baseline online college and/or skills education to reduce collegiate and skill training costs by 50%

BESTE TO STOP THE POLITICAL DIVISION, FOCUS ON ISSUES NOT TAKE SIDES, FIND POSITIVE SOLUTIONS AND COMPROMISE WHERE APPROPRIATE:

  • We must start w our common goal of making a better life for ourselves and our children. No two people are exactly alike, we are all unique individuals w unique talents and skills
  • Internet and communications is polarizing society w incessant blast examples of bad left/right behavior
  • Mass media simplifies their message into left/right to enhance profit w targeted “base” TV audience, we must recognize news as a profit center
  BESTE TO CREATE SENATORIAL TERM LIMITS:
  • Term limits would enable a constant flow of new ideas w renewed energy, leaders free of baggage or political debts
  • Term limits would ensure that our leaders focus 100% on the job they were elected to do
  • Term limits would prevent our elected leaders from spending time on our nickel campaigning for their next level of office

BESTE TO LOWER STUDENT DEBT, EXPAND 2 YEAR VERY LOW COST ONLINE COLLEGIATE AND SKILL OPPORTUNITIES

  • College costs 50x more than 30 years ago, beer only 3x more! Enough said!
  • Need low cost online accredited collegiate alternative Freshman and Sophomore  years, or low cost online skill-based technology training. Thereby reducing collegiate costs and trade skill training by almost half!
  • Online accredited collegiate alternative would push in-school costs down significantly by creating competition by colleges for our students

BESTE TO LIMIT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, SUPER PACS, AND DARK MONEY:

  • The value of our individual vote is diluted by wealthy individuals, large corporations, unions, and super PAC contributions, because their money gives them unfair and unequal access to our elected officials
  • Russell Beste is entirely self-funded, AND OWES NO FAVORS TO ANYONE. In this day and age of smart phones and free internet, twitter, linkedin, websites, facebook, and youtube, no politician needs special interest money to get their message out to WE the voters

BESTE SUPPORTS OUR ARMED FORCES:

  • Our country represents less than 10% of the world population, yet is the most powerful in the world
  • World order needs us to preserve and protect free markets
  • Need to constantly modernize and support our armed forces, and we must continually strengthen our government technology base – often serves as source for new American technologies
  • Imperative that we immediately and strongly stop election manipulation of any kind, starting with new very strong legislation designed to stop bad behavior by our elected officials

BESTE STANDS UP AND SPEAKS OUT FOR EQUALITY:

  • Discrimination is never okay, we must always be proactive and vigilant to immediately stop it wherever it occurs
  • Must always respect the individual’s right to express themselves and live a lifestyle as they see fit

BESTE FOR CLEAN, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY:

  • Embarrassing that our great country is not leading the world towards a more sustainable, energy efficient future
  • This is perhaps where the world needs us most, and the United States, more than any other country, is in a position to encourage our world’s worst polluters to act green and clean

BESTE SUPPORTS WORKING FAMILIES AND WORKING MOTHERS: 

  • Many of Vermont’s workers are struggling, they deserve better pay and more opportunity
  • Recognize that raising children is both rewarding and exhausting at time, support schools to help with early age educational child care.

BESTE BELIEVES VERMONT SHOULD STRONGLY SUPPORT OUR ARTISTIC CULTURE, FARM TO TABLE, AND MOVE FORWARD ON TECHNOLOGIES

  • Support our unique artistic and farm to table lifestyle and culture with dollars, farmer’s market opportunities, state advertising in order to keep our strong tourism
  • Clean Biotechnology: Gene therapy (fixing people (not treating) born with lifelong genetic disorders!), CAR-T Cell Therapy(using one’s own cells to stop cancer!), CRSPR technologies. Similar to our beer fermentation industries, uses only water and save lives!
  • Clean Additive manufacturing – build upon our remarkable can-do Vermont creativity by creating new things in a small workspace

BESTE TO PUSH WALL STREET TO BE PROACTIVELY MANAGED:

  • WALL Street buddy” network enables the few access to financial information most of us don’t have, unfair financial advantage over the common person
  • Balance Wall Street regulations with critical recognition that U.S. Global Leadership requires strong powerful global U.S. companies in order to compete and lead

BESTE WORKING TO REDUCE NATIONAL DEBT:

  • Current U.S. National Debt works out to $64k per U.S. Citizen (including children).
  • This cannot be acceptable, we must push to reduce the national debt.

BESTE WORKING TO BALANCE IMMIGRATION, HELPING OTHERS, WHILE PRESERVING AND BUILDING UPON OUR GREATNESS:

  • Our great country was founded by immigrants, and their can-do attitude and diversity of skills and culture helped create the drive and innovation that enabled our "small" country (only 5% of world population!) to become the greatest leader and protector of the free world on earth
  • We must also recognize that we are only 5% of the world population, and some folks come to our country from "less successful" societies in the sense of war and inability to accept other cultures or other societal issues
  • Consequently we must not be blind to these realities, and as Americans accept and balance this difficult to discuss issue by ensuring that we help where we can while ensuring we do not loose the greatness that we already have
  • It is also imperative that we continue to align and support our wonderful United States with other countries throughout the world. We all live on the same planet earth, and our long term survival depends upon countries working to together. 




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