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8-11 H-1B Visa Reform

Audio Transcript:

I’m Dr. Peter Theron.
I’m running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

Our H-1B work visa system is broken.
Originally intended for exceptional talents,
it now lets in cheaper workers,
who are trained all too often
by the very Americans they are replacing.

Instead of 100s, H-1B lets in 100s of thousands each year,
usually in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
So, highly trained Americans in those fields lose their jobs or job offers.

We need H-1B work visa reform.
Put the yearly cap at 500.
Then auction these visas. Employers will only pay top dollar for unique talent.

At a time of 10% unemployment,
American workers deserve access to American jobs.

I’m Dr. Peter Theron. Let’s restore America together and civility will return. Join me.

8-4 Supporting Police

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I’m Dr. Peter Theron.
I’m running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

I oppose defunding the police anywhere in America.

Our government’s first duty – defend our constitution,
second duty – enforce our laws,
and third duty – provide for public peace and security.

Our law enforcement has checks and balances.
Only police can arrest.
Only district attorneys can prosecute.
Only judges or juries can convict.

Yes there are bad apples and they should be rooted out,
but most of our police are outstanding and deserve our support.

Gang violence, drug trafficking, home invasions,
and other serious crimes will not be stopped by social scolding.
They require effective law enforcement.

We have a right to be safe in our homes, churches, workplaces, schools,
and other public spaces.

I’m Dr. Peter Theron. Let’s restore America together and civility will return. Join me.

7-28 Reduce Regulation to Lower Health Costs

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I’m Dr. Peter Theron.
I’m running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

One of the reasons that we enjoyed
a booming economy before the Covid-19 lockdown
is that the Trump administration removed more regulations than it imposed.

We can lower our health-care costs by the same discipline.
On Friday July 24th, President Trump signed four executive orders
lowering our drug costs by removing middlemen-profit protection.
Removing or streamlining regulations will increase competition
among existing and new providers.

The Food and Drug Administration has streamlined its rules
to speed up Covid-19 drug research.
Extending this will speed up drug development for other diseases,
giving us more treatment options,
and competition to lower our costs.

More can be done, but Congress must act.

I’m Dr. Peter Theron. Let’s restore America together and civility will return. Join me.

7-21 Employer-based Health Insurance has Gaps

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I’m Dr. Peter Theron.
I’m running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

During World War Two, employers evaded wage controls
by paying for their employees’ health insurance.

Today, this employer-based health-insurance system has visible gaps.
Plans are difficult to transfer between jobs
and often exclude people with high-cost conditions.
Self-employed workers have few options.

If we want every American to have health-care access,
then we have to pay for it.
If everyone benefits, everyone pays.
Either that or we go back to the previous system.

We must resolve our health-care cost crisis.
This election is a good time to start.
During the next few weeks, I will address these problems and suggest solutions.

I’m Dr. Peter Theron. Let’s restore America together and civility will return. Join me.

7-14 Health Care Is Over-Regulated

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I’m Dr. Peter Theron.
I’m running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

Why do health-care prices keep going up?

On the consumer side not all health care is paid for.
Illegal aliens bring in disease and don’t pay for their health care.
Medicare and Medicaid under-compensate clinics and hospitals.

On the producer side medicine bears heavy state and federal regulation,
a ponderous Federal Drug Administration,
and extensive insurance and HMO rules.
All of these encourage administrative bloat and discourage competition and cost savings.

The result of high medical prices is
expensive insurance,
high deductibles and co-pays,
gaps in coverage,
and rationing of services and drugs.

To get back reasonably-priced comprehensive health care,
we must rebuild it from the ground up.

I’m Dr. Peter Theron. Let’s restore America together and civility will return. Join me.

7-7 Health Care Must Be Paid For

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I’m Dr. Peter Theron.
I’m running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

Americans are the most generous people in the world.
We freely aid the downtrodden.
That is why the claim that Health Care is a right is so seductive.

However, health care costs money.
If we want everyone to have it, we have to pay for it.
The well-intentioned requirement
that emergency rooms treat everyone
regardless of ability to pay
adds those unpaid bills to our tab.

That’s one reason our costs have skyrocketed;
Emergency rooms have closed;
Our co-pays and deductibles have shot up.

All health care must be paid for.
Whether uninsured Americans, foreign workers, or others,
when government mandates treatment, it must pay for it.

I’m Dr. Peter Theron. Let’s restore America together and civility will return. Join me.

6-30 Rightful Policing

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I’m Dr. Peter Theron.
I’m running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

[courtroom gavel pounding three times]
Order in the court. Order in the country.

Our Constitution protects “peaceable assembly”
but when riots erupt that protection ends.

If force overcomes government and police authority,
we are left with mob rule.

If “might makes right” then no one is safe – no one!

While wrongful policing must be disciplined,
rightful policing must be supported and celebrated.
Rightful, lawful policing upholds the rule of law
and protects our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Consider, which party has controlled our most violent cities and their police departments for decades?

I’m Dr. Peter Theron. Let’s restore America together and civility will return. Join me.

6-23 Reform Medicare & Medicaid to lower health-care costs

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I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

For thousands of years governments have decreed lower prices.
While decrees lower prices, they do not lower costs.
The results are always shortages.

With Medicare and Medicaid
the government uses its monopoly power
to force lower prices upon doctors and hospitals.
Health-care providers respond by
limiting the amount of undercompensated care they provide
and shifting uncompensated costs onto other patients.
So, health-care costs keep rising.

This is seen most clearly with Medicaid dental coverage.
Medicaid compensation is so low that few dental practices accept new patients.
So, our most needy cannot get care.
Medicaid recipients would be better off with government vouchers.

Let us restore America together and civility will return. Join me.

6-16 Lower Illegal Immigration to lower health-care costs

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I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

The Affordable Care Act was sold as health care for everyone.
Keep our doctors, keep our plans, save money, insure everyone.
Instead, fewer doctors, shrinking coverage, more paperwork, rising costs.

Unfettered immigration was a major problem.
Unquarantined illegal aliens brought in disease.
Their using emergency rooms without the ability to pay
caused everyone else’s costs to skyrocket.

We must end illegal immigration.
That means building the rest of the wall and enforcing our laws.

We also need to put foreign workers in a separate system where they pay for what they use.

Health care will only become affordable when everyone pays. This is one step.

Let us restore America and civility together. Join me.

06-9 Police Reform

Audio Transcript:

I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.
Why did protests become riots?
Mayors and governors decided not to maintain order.
They ordered the police to stand down. They didn’t call in the National Guard.
After allowing their cities to burn, they want federal bailouts to rebuild.
Some want police defunded. In fact cities get the police forces their Democrat mayors want.

 

Four Effective reforms.
End qualified immunity. Police and authorities should be liable for the harm they cause or allow to happen.
Curb police unions that too often protect bad apples.
Reduce the number of offenses. Legal thickets hinder good policing.
Stop coddling offenders.  Revolving door justice breeds more crime.
The incumbent congressman sides with disorder.

 

Want things to change?  Change parties and people.

Let us restore America together. Join me.

6-2 Root Causes

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I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

Once again the death of a black man has triggered nationwide protests.
And once again those protests have become riots. And those rioters aren’t Republicans.

Let’s look at root causes.

Inner cities are islands of socialism and failed government programs amidst a sea of prosperity. A two-term African-American President did not unify us.

Democrats have run American Cities for a century.
Their government programs have an almost unblemished record of failure.
They promote class division and racial animosity.
Face it, Democrats are bad for cities.

Impeachment and congressional obstruction are their policy. That includes our incumbent.

Want things to change? Change parties and people.

Let us restore America together.

5-27 High-Trust Society

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I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

There are two ways to achieve civility.
One way is oppression.
Oppressed peoples can’t complain.

The better way is a high-trust society.
If Americans can trust our courts to be just,
trust our lawmakers to represent us,
trust most people will respect the law,
and trust that we can respectfully resolve our differences,
then we will have civility.

Most people consider Congress broken.
Congress hasn’t fixed health care,
hasn’t protected our borders,
hasn’t cleared the way for small business,
hasn’t reduced government’s involvement in our lives,
and hasn’t improved civility by meeting America’s expectations.

The incumbent hasn’t championed these changes, I will.

Let us restore civility as we reopen America together. Join me.

5-19 Memorial Day

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I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

Over one million three hundred and twenty thousand Americans
have died to secure our freedom.
That equals 22 Vietnam War Memorials.
We honor their sacrifice this Memorial Day.

Some were Democrats, some were Republicans. Most were just kids.

In the silence of our national cemeteries here and American Cemeteries around the world,
let’s remember our duty to preserve the liberty that they have won for us.

Today, again we face a common foe.
As we defeat this latest enemy, let us resolve not to return to political camps.
Let us look past labels to solve problems together whenever and wherever we can.
Let us restore civility as we reopen America together.

5-12 Reopen Wisconsin

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I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

Let’s begin reopening Wisconsin now.

However fearsome the coronavirus was in March, we now know much more about its risks.

With federal financial rescue and well-capitalized banks, we have preserved an economic foundation for 8 weeks. But during this time, the lock-down has destroyed many small businesses, increased joblessness, and taken a physical and mental toll on all of us.

The Governor must work with the Legislature to reopen our state — safely and swiftly. Keep us fully informed and we can manage the risks. Summer sun, meaningful work, and an end to the lock-down are healthy too.

The farmers are planting their fields. We must replant our lives.

As we solve problems together, civility will return. Let’s reopen Wisconsin together.

5-5 Pandemic Preparedness

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I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

When this pandemic appeared, our government wasn’t prepared. It wasn’t prepared for the Great Recession, for 911, or for Pearl Harbor.

Why not?

Politicians like to promise new programs. But maybe the job of government isn’t to “bring home the bacon.” Maybe our government should focus on things only it can do.

Our government can prepare for pandemics with secure borders, stockpiles of critical equipment and supplies, and pandemic-resistant zoning;
prepare for physical threats with a strong military; and
prepare for economic threats by strengthening our economy, streamlining bureaucracy, and paying off debt.

As a your representative in Congress, I will focus on being prepared.

As we solve problems together, civility will return. Let’s rebuild America together.

4-28 Pandemic Lessons

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I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

What have we learned from this pandemic?

We’ve learned globalization is risky.
Disease can arise anywhere and be in America in a few days.
Foreign suppliers will supply their own nations first.

We’ve learned reserves are critical.
Our banks have adequate reserves, that’s why they haven’t collapsed.
Our private health-care system had reserves.
But, our government stockpiles had been depleted and not replenished.

What do we do from here?

We need universal health-savings accounts to pay for our future medical care.
Critical equipment and supplies must be produced in America.
People and Businesses should be able to build financial and physical reserves,
without tax penalty.

As we solve problems together, civility will return. Work with me.

4-14 Never Trust Government, Chinese Style

Audio Transcript:

I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

Around the world – how well are governments handling this Pandemic?

Italy and Britain with their government-run health systems
and slow responses have had terrible results.

Taiwan after warning the world last December of a possible Pandemic
has kept its openness and is doing well.

Then we have China, ruled by a Communist party with a president for life.
It covered up,
denied the disease started in Wuhan,
lied about its transmissibility,
tried to deflect responsibility,
and disappeared doctors, and others who told the truth. China lied; people died.

Is government required to fight this Pandemic? Absolutely!
But when governments make bad decisions and when socialist health-care systems dominate,
people and patients come second.

As we solve problems together, civility will return. Work with me.

3-31 Never Trust Government, American Style

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I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

During a crisis, we learn how well our government works.

The 2008 financial crisis allowed the previous administration to railroad Obamacare into law. The Speaker of the House stated “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it”. They passed it and we suffer it.

During the H1N1 pandemic, 1,000 people died before the previous administration declared a public-health emergency. That Administration drew down our N95 mask stockpile and failed to authorize the shovel-ready job of replenishment. Now, our doctors and nurses suffer.

Last week, during this pandemic, the Speaker stopped American relief for 5 days demanding hundreds of millions of dollars in pork.

Our member of Congress always supports the Speaker and votes as she directs. I won’t.

As we solve problems together, civility will return. Please stay safe.

3-23 China Lied; People Died

Audio Transcript:

I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

This year we are learning hard lessons about government-run health care.
The 2002 SARS epidemic began in China’s exotic-animal slaughter-markets. Although China promised to close these wet markets, it never did. So, in 2019 that’s where the Chinese CoronaVirus pandemic started. Then China hid the truth and spread falsehoods.

China lied; people died.

This pandemic has revealed that government-run health care is risky, inefficient, and unaccountable. We deserve patient-centered medicine, where doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals put patients first.

Medicare-for-all would be government-run health care.
Our member of Congress supports it. I do not.

As we solve problems together, civility will return. Work with me.

3-17 Civility

Audio Transcript:

I am Dr. Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

What happened to civility?

Civility is restraint, tolerance, and orderliness.
Religion, culture, philosophies, institutions, the Constitution, and laws guide civility.

Politicians are squabbling children. The media’s misleading headlines, shallow reporting, and politicized coverage have failed us.

It’s only citizens that can restore civility to public life. That’s why I’m running.

By tolerating each other and our differences, by working together, by getting to know each other, and by insisting on civil harmony, we will reduce rancor.

When Americans are confronted with a life-threatening crisis, such as the Wuhan Flu pandemic, we unite to overcome it.

As we solve problems together, civility will return. Work with me. Please!

3-10 Wuhan Flu

Audio Transcript:

I am Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

Coronavirus COVID-19 is now world-wide. Some countries like China and Iran have had many fatalities.

Initially, the Chinese suppressed warnings. They did not act soon enough.

By contrast, the Trump administration quickly declared a public-health emergency. Flight suspensions and quarantines slowed the virus, lowering its infection peak. Infection peaks must stay below our health-care capacity.

Our interconnected world requires we quickly respond to pandemics and drug-resistant pathogens. Congress should form a Joint Committee on Medical Threats to learn from the past and prepare for the future.

Ebola and coronavirus are warnings. The next Congress must act.

As we solve problems together, civility will return. Join me.

3-3 Introduction

Audio Transcript:

I am Peter Theron.
I am running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

People worry that impeachment, other partisan politics, and name-calling have frayed our civil society, allowing our underlying problems to fester. I believe, if we work together to solve real problems, our country will begin to heal.

I live in Madison and teach mathematics, and statistics.
I am married to a wonderful woman, who luckily likes math too.

My BA in statistics comes from Princeton University and my PhD in Mathematics from UW here in Madison. And, I love Wisconsin!

In the last 4 years our economy has boomed raising incomes especially among our poorest. Iran is weakened, ISIS is defeated, our military is strong again, and much more. Our President has done a great job.

However on Capitol Hill, Congress isn’t pulling its weight.
I want to change that.

As we solve problems together, civility will return. Join me.

Stand Strong

Audio Transcript:

I’m Dr. Peter Theron.
I’m running for Congress to solve problems and restore civility.

It is every parent’s challenge. Your child reaches for something he should not have.
You prevent him from getting it.

[temper tantrum]

Temper tantrum. You have a choice. Surrender or Stand strong.
If you surrender, you may get temporary quiet, but you will have taught your child that tantrums work and you will get more of them.
If you stand strong, you will have to endure some noise, but you will have taught your child that tantrums do not work and you will get fewer of them.

In 2016 America prevented the Democrats from getting the Presidency.
Even since we have endured their temper tantrum.
With the 2020 election approaching, their noise will increase.
Stand strong.

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