My name is Gary Heyer. I'm campaigning for Minnesota House seat 50B in the upcoming election on November 3rd, 2020.
Minnesota is rich with natural resources and untapped human and technological potential to manifest sustainable abundance.
Too often, systems are rigged through legislation to benefit a small group of corporations or individuals while hindering competition, innovation and free markets.
If elected, I will:
- Work from within government via deregulation and tax relief to co-create symbiotic systems resulting in virtuous cycles of abundance
- Oppose the concentration of power within an engineered ruling class which places the needs of an ever-expanding government over the wants, needs, desires, and aspirations of We the People
- Support laws that enhance and preserve individual rights and liberties while upholding our responsibility to be ethical stewards of sustainable "life quality" in Minnesota
- Stand against laws that diminish freedom while extracting wealth and resources from hard-working Minnesotans
It is my objective to vigorously represent the interests of the citizens of Bloomington, MN 50B.
Even if you can only spare a couple hours per month through the election on November 3rd to help elect Gary Heyer to be your champion, please volunteer!
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STOP PROPERTY TAX INCREASES FOR 2 YEARS
Covid-19 has financially hit Bloomington disproportionately harder than surrounding suburbs due to lost hotel revenue and revenue generated from the Mall of America. It is projected that Bloomington will have between a $7M and $17M revenue shortfall. Unfortunately, government tends to resist shrinking in alignment with current cash flows. The easiest answer for those in power is limited cuts and tax increases. The position of the Vote Gary Heyer campaign is to force government to live within its means and STOP PROPERTY TAX INCREASES FOR 2 YEARS. Let's compel local governments to live within what was already very healthy property tax valuations and possibly even lower valuations where appropriate. This would be much needed relief for home owners and renters alike.
Strengthen the "Single Subject Clause" of The Minnesota Constitution to stop bloated omnibus bills.
Repeal Minnesota Income Tax on Social Security:
The Federal Government had the advantage of the time value of money for all contributions even though they consistently raided the Social Security piggy bank to the point where there are plunging reserves as Baby Boomers begin to collect en masse. Regardless of the federal government's malfeasance, SOCIAL SECURITY AND DISABILITY DISBURSEMENTS SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO MINNESOTA INCOME TAX.
Actively Oppose Human Trafficking:
The unsavory truth is human labor trafficking is deeply intertwined into our economy and our society as a whole with the intent to boost profits while taxpayers are saddled with support services expenses. Let's hold businesses responsible for picking up the costs to the State of Minnesota and the Federal Government to traffic and subsidize their "cheap labor" pool. Then the working poor would have an opportunity to make a living wage while competing for work on a level playing field. It is unethical and immoral to transfer wealth to corporate shareholders at the expense of taxpayers and the working poor.
Create law enforcement and social services protocols which result in rescuing and rehabilitating victims of forced labor and sex trafficking. Raise public awareness identifying the scourge of human trafficking in Minnesota and its effects on the victims and society as a whole.
Repeal the "Sick Tax":
A tax on all medical office visits was scheduled to be retired because its intended use was no longer needed. It came into being in 1992 to help subsidize health care for low income individuals who were participating in MNSure. Obamacare had replaced the majority of the subsidy and the premiums and co-pays paid by participants covered the balance. The tax is still in place and funds have been reallocated; hundreds of millions of dollars coming out of the pockets of Minnesota taxpayers.
2A: ...shall not be infringed.
Support "Stand Your Ground" legislation and "Constitutional Carry". A "right" is a right under the U.S. Constitution and cannot be taken away via legislation.
Police should be mandated reporters. If they witness a fellow officer committing a crime, they should be compelled by law to report the unlawful behavior or be seen as an accomplice in the eyes of the law.
Equal justice under the law. Law enforcement should be held to the same standards and accountability as everyone else.
Enforce current laws. No fare? No Ride! Hold law enforcement accountable. Light rail is not a homeless shelter. Public transportation should be safe for every paying customer to ride regardless of age, gender, disability or race. If the government is providing transportation then the government should be policing the trains to enforce the laws regarding train use. Rule of Law. Equal Rights / Equal Responsibilities.
Support "Family Centered" Public School Policies:
Empower parents and school districts to determine what is best for children. Also, develop and support mental health laws that identify students who are potentially threats to themselves and/or others, and immediately help those most at risk receive the care they need. Administrators, teachers and staff should be responsible for keeping our children safe and need to be held accountable for actively addressing bullying and abuse.
Homeless Hand Up:
Instead of continuing the cycle of perpetual hand outs; legislate accessible mental health and drug addiction rehabilitation programs to assess what is keeping someone homeless. By immediately addressing the core issues, they can receive the support needed to reset their lives and be successful or direct them to the long term services they require.
Prescription Drug Pricing Reform:
Best Price Guarantee. Cut out the middleman. Minnesotans should have the right to shop for the best price where the savings is passed along to the insured group and the insured.
Legislation To Be Sponsored And/Or Supported
End Governor Walz Peacetime Emergency Authority (hoping we are not in a declared peacetime emergency next year)
Governor Walz is acting outside of the Minnesota Constitution as Peacetime Emergency Authority does not include Pandemics. Legislation needs to be introduced to limit unchecked executive power over an extended period of time. Both the senate and the house should be required to vote to give the Governor emergency powers.
Minnesota Emergency Property Tax Relief Act:
The legislation would freeze or lower assessed property values for 2 years throughout the State of Minnesota.
The Bloomington City Council has reported that there is a projected General Fund shortfall between $7M and $17M. The most likely solution to the shortfall will be in part to raise property taxes which will punish homeowners and renters alike as house payments and rents will most likely increase at a time when the private sector needs help. My intention is to shelter property owners and renters from having to bear the burden of the fallout of COVID-19 through the end 2022 and compel government to live within its means.
The Food Security and Family Farm Revitalization Act:
It will potentially make thousands of tons of locally grown produce, farmed via organic techniques available merely by the government getting out of the way of innovators.
Think of the act as creating a clearing for new technology to revolutionize the connection between farmers, preservers and consumers.
It would result in a cottage foods boom and the elimination of hunger in Minnesota.
The Cash Out Act:
It will allow 401k holders a one time "Cash Out" of their 401k holdings from the Wall Street casino with zero state tax or penalty before December 31st, 2021 while allowing active employees to keep their 401k accounts open with a zero "re-starting" balance.
Minnesota Fair Tax Act:
It will eliminate the Minnesota Income Tax if the Federal Income Tax is eliminated via the federal "Fair Tax Act" and will transition to a state sales tax. Tax visibility would be raised which will foster public involvement holding government fiduciaries responsible for their policies and actions/votes.