TYLER FISCHELLA
FOR U.S. CONGRESS 2016

My Plans For District 35:​


INTRODUCTION!


Born and raised in the Inland Empire, this great valley hosts many good memories. My family lives here, my friends live here, my church and community live here. However, as we all know, this region is changing and it faces many challenges that grow more difficult with each year! For many elections, our leaders have given us fake speech and false promises. I want to tell you the problems we face now and in the future are solvable, but I can only tell you, if we move forward and elevate ourselves by listening to leadership based on principle.

Why waste words, if we do not start with accepting principle?!​

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Before working for a Microsoft and Google partner company, while in college, I charged toward politics, because principled public policy and sound philosophy behind our system of common law remains the best means to maintain good government and influence freedom!!

After seeing and experiencing a multitude of poor policy decisions made in the past 4 years, I am naturally compelled to change the trajectory of District 35. I do not want to inherit more national debt, I do not want my interests rates to rise, I do not want another economic recession that destroys the housing market and I do not want more jobs to disappear. We must avoid repeating the past and making more mistakes; we must be wise!

The current elected leader of District 35 (Norma Torres) believes federal funding and big government will create a strong and secure future for the Inland Empire, but over the past four years, all of the money she has voted to spend has yielded no clear return on investment!! 


1. MY PLAN: PRIVATIZE INFRASTRUCTURE DON’T MONOPOLIZE !! 


Summary: 

We are wasting money on empty buses rather than strategically investing in our major highways and passing legislation to support ride sharing services​ and self driving cars. We are wasting taxpayer dollars on inefficient government programs like Amtrak rather than focussing on futuristic private transportation like Hyperloop.  We are allowing poor policy decisions and utility providers to dictate access to natural resources such as water, instead of allowing people to harvest their own resources or pave the way for innovative ideas that can revolutionize and improve how we all live. Bellow is what I propose to improve district 35. 


  • Sponsor legislation to focus on our roads, and pass legislation to progress self-driving cars!!
  • Sponsor legislation to remove the red tape of building new forms of high-speed transportation!!
  • Sponsor legislation to overhaul the Bureau of Reclamation and rights associated with water!!

  • Encourage tech companies in LA to relocate their offices to Ontario and use Ontario Airport!!


Road Transportation:

The Inland Empire is a prime location for economic expansion, which means there must be fundamental infrastructure that can keep up with growth. For many years, our nation has spent less and less on maintaining sidewalks, center dividers, landscaping (this is especially true now that California is faced with a drought), roads and major highways. As a result, while our population grows, everything becomes more congested. Some people claim we need to reduce the population, but in reality, calamity is imminent if we do not invest in the future of transportation - such as ride sharing, smart roads, smart stop lights, clean self driving cars and traffic managment algorithms. What we truly need to consider and worry about is upgrades, expansion and innovation. You may wonder, how can we pay for this?!


The federal government spends billions of dollars on public transportation, such as shuttles and busses. These forms of transportation are highly inefficient compared to public ride sharing or private ride sharing companies. Over 80% of buses in suburban areas drive at 20% capacity 74% of the time, which is obvious if you look around. People claim buses cut down on carbon emissions, which is true if they run on natural gas, but only 37% of buses in the United States run on natural gas as apposed to the national average of cars that run in a hybrid or electric mode. What we need to consider is abandoning the model of public transportation in (low usage) rural or suburban areas and replace it with incentives to ride share. The price tag of upgrading our infrastructure and providing these incentives does not need to come out of the taxpayers pocket, it can come from a reduction in traditional and wasteful public transportation.


Rail Transportation:

Ontario, Pomona and Fontana are well known for their warehouses and railroads. Manufacturing jobs and freight contributes to a significant percentage of district 35’s economy. Passenger logistics are also very important because many people use the Metrolink and Gold Line to commute. However, our system has become a heavily regulated and subsidized monopoly. Amtrack, Metrolink, Union Pacific, and BNSF completely dominate rail transportation and this recent study​ claims the U.S. transit systems has 10.6 billion dollars worth of inefficiencies. This is unheard of compared to almost any other government supported industry. 


The Federal government has subsidized traditional rail companies and fought to keep out new private companies for the past 100 years. As a result, here we are... with trains wrecks, old train engines, old train operating systems and old train tracks that are falling apart. At first glance, it seems the only way to fix this situation is spend more money - similar to California's "high speed rail", which isnt high speed at all. However, apart of the infrastructure plan I propose is being inclusive and supporting new ideas such as Hyperloop. We need private companies to do what they do best - build revolutionary products, services and systems that make our lives better. We need to welcome a heavy ground transportation system that can compete on a global scale and is not funded by tax payer dollars! 


Water & Utilities: 

California has been in a drought for over two years now, partially due to a lack of rain, but also because existing resources are not being properly managed by federal government bodies. Many important farming communities within California and the Inland Empire have become dependent on water from the Bureau of Reclamation, and their associated projects. However, the agency’s policies have created economic distortions and serious environmental damage. 


In the 20th century, the Bureau of Reclamation was an agency run amok with grand engineering plans that ignored economic and environmental logic. The bureau aggressively sought to dam nearly every major river in the West and radically change water rights. As a result, these Dams have harmed wetlands and salmon fisheries, and federal irrigation has generated ongoing problems such as heightened salinity levels in rivers (not to mention a lack of water for basic needs).


Without serious reforms - with regard to water rights, with regard to water transfers and water pricing, and without reforms that transfer reclamation dams and other facilities to the private sector - we will not see any improvement and this drought may never end. I strongly support a complete overhaul using power of the purse!


Airports: 

Ontario is well known for many things, Chaffy College, the rustic downtown Ontario gazebo, the warm community and clean streets, but nothing stands out more than Ontario Airport. Ontario Airport provides easy access to strategic resources and materials needed for a robust economy to function. It acts as a major logistics hub for FedEx. Local manufacturing and agriculture also easily export their products across the country and use the airport to expand business operations!


Silicon Valley has many things, but it does not have cheap land, which is full of huge warehouses that need tenants and stylish renovation. It does not have a local Airport with short lines and flights across the country, which small start-ups and technology giants need when conducting their business. Ontario is positioned to attract high paying jobs from the technology sector.  



(Norma’s Stance): Throw tax dollars at the problem:

“The federal government must do its job and pass a long-term surface transportation reauthorization bill, which provides funding for roads, highways, and freight corridor improvements that have long been neglected but that are critical for Inland Empire business. Federal funding is not enough, however. We also need to attract private capital to the region to fund infrastructure projects and meet the growing infrastructure investment gap.”

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2. MY PLAN: PROMOTE JOB CREATORS !! 


​We are not providing a friendly economic or regulatory environment for future job creators. People who desire to take their new ideas and start a business, can’t, because they need lawyers or a best friend in law school to navigate all the red tape. Additionally, new companies such as Uber, Lyft, PostMates and AirBnB are being sued by local municipalities because their creativity challenges the status quo. Perhaps worst of all, job creators are being crushed and leaving by the multitude due to high labor costs, inflation and regulation. Instead of focusing on training people for jobs that don’t exist, we need to empower job creators!


  • Sponsor legislation to reduce the legal redtape behind creating jobs!
  • Sponsor legislation to protect new business models instead of wasting money stopping them!
  • Support legislation to reduce inflation and reduce federal debt to stabilize the national economy! 


(Norma’s Stance): Throw tax dollars at the problem:

“The Inland Empire is growing and its workers need more opportunities to develop skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy. We must not only support early childhood and STEM education programs to prepare our students for the modern economy, but we also need technical training grants alongside a strategy to connect adult workers to new employment opportunities.” ! ​ 

3. MY PLAN: LET SMALL BUSINESSES LEAD! 


When Congress decides to unilaterally pass sweeping regulations, more often than not, these regulations take first aim at small business. For example, with Obamacare, small businesses now experience new financial pressures to cover employees. Additionally, new legislation aimed at the internet to create an online sales tax, takes away small marginal profits made with Amazon and Ebay. However, perhaps worst of all - the incredible fraud and abuse of power resulting from federally funded programs. Instead of spending taxpayer money on false promises, or passing more regulation, small business should receive tax breaks!


  • Vote No on legislation that has hidden consequences!
  • Vote No on invading the free market with new fees and taxes for online purchasing!
  • Vote No on spending money on government grants and loans that cause corruption! 


Norma’s Stance: Throw tax dollars at the problem:

“We can help small businesses grow by giving them more access to capital. Those that show they can create jobs and contribute to the community should be able to get the capital they need at low interest rates. Furthermore, the federal government should make them a priority when procuring contracts.”  

 

4. MY PLAN: EMBRACE ECONOMIC INNOVATION! 


Peer-to-peer businesses like eBay allow anyone to become a retailer, sharing apps let individuals act as a taxi service, car-hire firm, or boutique hotel when it suits them. According to an article published by The Atlantic in 2015, in just 10 years the Mobile App Economy has become bigger than all economic output from Hollywood! These new business models were not born because the Federal Government made a decree, they became real only because traditional methods of business are widely inconvenienced by excessive regulation, taxes, and poor job growth. We need to welcome creative innovation and stop sueing startups!


  • Defend startups across the U.S. and business in District 35!
  • Defend the mobile app industry as a vital part of our overall economy!
  • Defend creative ideas and disruptive technology that propels us forward! 


Norma’s Position: Throw tax dollars at the problem: 

“Logistics and manufacturing are very important sectors of our economy, but we need a broader economy in order to thrive. We need incentives to attract new industries to the Inland Empire and to support homegrown entrepreneurs in our region. When we help them grow here, they will stay here.”