Hi I'm Todd Watson, an Independent candidate running for United States Senate.

Our party platform has three key philosophies compared to a traditional campaign agenda. First, we believe that the party system in Washington is broken. Second, we believe in a foundational return to the spiritual heritage of our country. Third, we believe it is time government act selfless and not selfish with the future of this country.

We have great passion to be part of a larger movement under God of real change in this country. Enjoy the site and let’s MOVE! Learn why all individuals who interviewed Todd of the York County GOP leadership committee endorsed Todd Watson for US Senate.

This site is designed to give you the information you need quickly while yet thorough enough to move the dialogue of the debate to “How” from “What”. “Todd’s Stances” has quick positional stances (read the bold if you have no time). Second, we have three Philosophies with quick excerpts to learn more about our beliefs. Finally, we thoroughly blog on any given topic to give those passionate about a subject details they can depend on. The details in these blogs gives you a roadmap to solving problems and details on specific views. You will rarely find disclosure of this level of detail as well as belief structures. Campaigns want to be general to appeal to the most voters. We fundamentally believe in giving specific guidance to move the debate forward and show we are serious about solving problems–not being popular.

Thanks for your support!

The Watson Campaign Team

Teddy Roosevelt on Parties

“The bosses of the Democratic party and the bosses of the Republican party alike have a closer grip than ever before on the party machines in the States and in the Nation.  This crooked control of both the old parties by the beneficiaries of political and business privilege renders it hopeless to expect any far-reaching and fundamental service from either.”

Teddy Roosevelt – 26th President of the United States

This is as true today as it was in 1912.  50 Years of Party failure to work the budget for the people and not their party needs to go.

Will you be the one aiding hopeless fundamental service from either party?  Do you realize contributing to the party will continue this tug of war for political dominance at the cost of the American people?  More social welfare or more corporate welfare?  How about neither!

Rise up and use your vote for a new third direction that rembraces the pillars of our Constitution!

Vote Watson for Senate in Nebraska in 2014!

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One Example Of Why Natural Gas Is A Win For Our Country

http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/startran-moving-to-compressed-natural-gas-buses/article_cd4e0847-d6dc-5103-b960-6601da28db6f.html

Capital investments being made to stimulate our economy, cost savings achieved for the tax payer, domestically sourced energy, and a cleaner burning fuel for the environment.  This is why natural gas has to be a part of the energy plan.   When the economy, taxpayer, energy independence, and environment all progressively benefit–this is a big win.  The potential of natural gas (PS–I’m not endorsed by the natural gas lobby–I just believe in the concept) to improve our economy, our local budgets, diminishing our dependence on foreign oil, and improving the emissions from the fuel we use is the reason I believe in natural gas.   This is one small example of a positive step in the right direction.  We must keeping pushing for cleaner, cheaper, and domestically sourced energy.

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Sinkhole of Bureaucracy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2014/03/22/sinkhole-of-bureaucracy/

This one case epitomizes our national government.  “Automation Attempts” began under Reagan but have failed since 1981.  There is a difference in saying you are against regulation and excess spending and actually getting it done.  We cannot afford party failure anymore.    Relative statements on spending and regulation are not strong enough.  We need doers in Washington and an electorate that holds these parties responsible for failure in doing what they say.

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Casino Owner Gives $100 Million to GOP

Please read the attached story in today’s online edition of Yahoo as Republican Presidential hopefuls meet with donors in Sin City.  Next, read the second article that cites the strategy of the gaming industry with the GOP.

http://news.yahoo.com/insight-another-bush-run-white-house-jeb-may-051521282.html

http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/302883-poker-lobby-tries-to-bring-more-republicans-to-the-table

$100 million is just the contribution of one casino owner in the 2012 election!!!  How much are the other casino owners/gaming lobbyists contributing to the party?  Have you explored the gaming associations/lobbyists strategy to work their agenda with the Republican Party (see second article)?  Do you like the agenda of the casino owners as a conservative in the state of Nebraska? Will you continue to support a party that is proactively working the casino’s agenda for the contributions?  The first article cites, “Several of the Republican Presidential Hopefuls” will be at this casino magnate’s dinner (I would love to have that list of candidates). The blunt truth is that any Republican in the Senate is obliged to support the Presidential candidate the party presents.  This allegiance to party support is dangerous with leaders corrupting good policy for campaign donations.  It is painful as a Conservative to live in a two-party system where your choices are average or bad.

The current effort by the gaming association is to revive online poker back in this country.  Are you OK with a casino being offered online in your home to all the members of your family? Republican Senator Heller, Republican Representatives Barton and King, and Democratic Senator Reid, have or are, working on legislation to bring online poker back to this country.  The article cites the gaming industry lobby (run by a former Republican Representative) and their discussions with the GOP to introduce a bill back in the Senate (as of last summer).  With money being the source of political power in 2014, I have a concern that the Republicans will engage legislation to bring online gambling back into our homes (likely buried in an earmark).  The paper declined to give additional names of who they were talking with to promote the bill.  With $100 million plus in donations (again this is only ONE contributor of record from the industry in the article), I believe the agenda will be worked by the party.  If elected as your Senator I will stand against the expansion of the gambling/online gaming industry.

Supporting a party that is accepting large donations from the gaming industry and attentive to issues affecting the gaming business are important decisions of conscious for a person to consider.  The problem is not the people running, but the partnerships they are obliged to support.  Online gaming is just one more partnership example that fails my test with both these parties.  To be fair, both parties have lost conviction and that is the reason I’m Independent.   Again, let’s embrace historical conservative values but let’s not contribute another candidate to this corrupting party.

As the media continues to talk about who is in the money lead, will anyone actually investigate the agenda of the out-of-state money in these races? Will anyone attest that $100 million by one casino owner in the Republican Party is worthy of investigation?  Will any reporter cover the agenda of the political owner contributing $100 million to the party (do we even need to ask)?  I find it amusing the reporter was focused on Jeb when the story should have followed the $100 million in campaign contributions from one person.

Nebraskans are divided on gambling.  Some are for gambling and some are against gambling.  I can hear many saying “Yes we want gambling so we garner the tax revenue over Iowa!”  They have a right to that opinion.

In my opinion, the gambling industry has a problem of feasting on the poor and has contributed to the destruction of many homes.  I think it is wise for a government to stay out of facilitating the establishment of gambling.  A concern for those susceptible to gambling addiction should be the primary concern.  The collateral damage to others created by those struggling with addictions is often worse and far outweighs the money being generated for the governmental entity.

New sources of revenue will quickly be spent and will hold these governments hostage to gambling interests.  They will need the established revenue streams to support their new spending habits.

According to the University at Buffalo Research on Addictions, gambling addictions are twice as likely in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.  In areas with the highest “neighborhood disadvantage” – determined by census factors such as the percentage of people who were unemployed, received public assistance, and/or live in poverty – more than 11 percent were problem gamblers.

I have seen the effects on those who cannot handle gambling and I will not aid or abet an industry that often feasts on the poorest of our citizens.  Isaiah 10 rings loud in my ear as I think of laws being passed for those making millions at the cost of our poorer citizens.

Online poker was incredibly popular when I was in school and I saw the destruction it had on numerous minds.  Gambling addictions affect all socio economic classes, but disproportionally preys on the poor.

Those who bet are ultimately responsible for their choices but I will not allow the government to enact new legislation to aid in the “temptation” of those who cannot handle the addiction.  Campaign contributions that come through casinos that make their money off the backs of those gambling is something I will not be associated with as a candidate.  I will not stand with leaders or parties who advocate new causes for the gaming industry.

On a separate note (the main point of the story), Jeb Bush continues to explore a move for the Presidency.  Being an Independent will keep me free from campaigning for poor party options for President.  I’m not saying Jeb is a poor choice (yet). However, the options have historically been poor in the past and not worthy of support.

I’d rather work hard for Nebraskans for six years then waste two of those years pulling for a Presidential candidate I do not believe in.  Please “like” this campaign and pass it on.  Vote Watson for Senate in Nebraska in 2014!

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“Pro” Obamacare or “Anti” Obamacare – How About “Pro” New Private System?

I’m an entrepreneur and small business owner.  We solve problems.  Instead of Pro-Obamacare and Anti-Obamacare we need a new healthcare structure laced with new and progressive marketplace ideas.

I met with Dr. Haden who owns two healthcare businesses in Washington D.C. and Scottsdale, Arizona.  He is one of the pioneers in a new system called “Subscription Based Direct Primary Care”.   He is passionate about a direct relationship between patient and doctor and keeping external entities out of the way.  I enjoyed our discussion as he talks pioneering concepts across healthcare.

At Watson for Senate we are interested in offering solutions and solving problems.  Meeting these entrepreneurial doctors is the way to discover new ideas for a better industry.  “For” a bad system or “Against” a bad system does nothing to create a “Solid” system.  Avoid the yelling between these parties—join me in solving the healthcare problem through a neutral marketplace.  Government run healthcare will fail and special interest manipulated healthcare ideas from the industry oppress marketplace progress that will enable healthcare to be more affordable to all American citizens.

We need entrepreneurs in D.C. AND PROFESSIONALS IN HEALTHCARE to solve problems.  My time is best spent meeting with pioneers in healthcare like Dr. Haden to solve problems.  We will continue to be the “Pro Active” conservative candidate who explores problem solving ideas as opposed to always stating what we are against.   We will continue to listen to those in healthcare whose passion is solid medicine for the country.

Vote Todd Watson for United States Senate in Nebraska.  There is a big upside to putting a proven entrepreneur in Washington.  Solving tough problems with market based solutions IS WHAT WE DO!

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