Lee Abramson has announced that he is an independent candidate for the Presidential election in 2012.
Abramson (40) is a Jewish musician and entrepreneur who suffers from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He said he would bring a much-needed perspective to the Oval Office.
Abramson proposes immediate changes to defense strategy and the overall defense budget, along with a major revision of the tax code, and the elimination of private health insurance companies, which will be replaced by a government healthcare plan.
He says ObamaCare does not go far enough, and proposes a completely new healthcare plan he calls "Americare," which will provide government healthcare for everyone from cradle to grave.
"Americare will pay for the needs of all United States citizens and allow healthcare providers to be compensated according to their skill set. It will replace Medicare, Medicaid, and all private insurance. I believe that all private insurance companies are criminal organizations, because they make profits by delaying and denying care, which could in many instances cause unnecessary deaths and suffering to people who rely on private insurance," explained Abramson.
Abramson wants the liquidation of all private insurance companies, moving their administrative workers into Americare jobs. He wants to offer forgiveness of all medical indebtedness for anyone with debts resulting from the previous healthcare system. He said the cost of Americare will be paid from the savings obtained through military budget cuts.
Abramson also proposes a more progressive tax policy. He says people with higher incomes should pay a higher percentage of their income than the middle class.
Abramson says his own battles with ALS have enabled him to gain insight and experience that will bring a fresh new perspective to the office of President. He said he will have great empathy and understanding for the people of America who suffer from medical problems.
His father, Paul Abramson, is a member of the American Political Science Association hall of fame, and is widely known as an expert in presidential politics.
He is the first person to sell pork rinds on the Internet, and sold 1000 CD's out of the back of a truck in the two years he was a bass player in a rock band.
In college, he ran an industrial kitchen, planning meals and stocking food supplies. Later, he became the leader of the web applications support team at Lotus Development Corporation.
Abramson is arguably the greatest musician since King David, and his two best friends Eric and Elliott (who have the same Hebrew name), and all of his other friends and family say that he brings clarity to contentious issues with the wisdom of Solomon
Abramson's first act as President will be to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. His second act will be the immediate removal of all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, and using those resources to seal the border with Mexico, but only to combat drug trafficking. Abramson will reform immigration policies on the advice of his head of DHS.. Abramson supports the use of MDMA in a controlled setting for treating veterans with PTSD.
Nuclear submarines would be the first expenditure to be cut. All employees and military personnel involved in running military nuclear reactors would be shifted into new domestic nuclear power plants. Strategic bombers and fighter planes would be next program to be scaled back. All spending cuts from those programs specifically research on military aerospace engineering will be redirected towards establishing more advanced towards domestic light rail systems. The third program to be cut with the tanks and armored personnel carriers, because conflicts we are involved in specifically in Afghanistan require foot patrols to engage with civilians, making tanks and armored personnel carriers irrelevant to the conflict there.
Abramson feels that we need to implement a more progressive tax policy. People with higher incomes to pay a higher percentage of their income tax than the middle-class.
Abramson favors the creation of a new healthcare program called "Americare". Americare will be a cradle to grave medical coverage program that will pay for the needs of all United States citizens and allow healthcare providers to be compensated according to their skill set. Americare will replace Medicare, Medicaid and the need for private insurance, supplemental insurance. Abramson feels that private insurance companies are criminal organizations he feels that way because they make profits from delaying and denying care which could in some instances cause unnecessary deaths and suffering to see people who rely on private insurance. Abramson feels that all private insurance companies should be liquidated and all employees will be assigned to positions within the Americare apparatus. Furthermore Abramson proposes a retroactive inception of the Americare policy which will bring about a "Jubilee year" where any low income person with medical debt to have that debt forgiven. This policy will be paid for by implementing the tax and defense policies. Abramson will also increase federal spending on medical research particularly ALS research.
Marijuana will be legalized and taxed, sold only authorized dispensaries, with a strictly enforced age limit of 18 years for use.
Details of his qualifications and platform, as well as a sign-up form for his mailing list and music download links, can be found on his campaign website at leeabramson.com