Khavari To Run As An Independent

Khavari to Run for Governor as an Independent

Miami, FL June 15 – Economist Farid Khavari announced today that he has withdrawn from the August Democratic primary and will run for governor as an independent in November.

Khavari’s Economic Plan for Florida has received national attention and gubernatorial candidates in at least five other states have adopted parts of the plan for their campaigns. In prepared remarks, Dr. Khavari said:

“A governor should not serve party bosses, banks, insurance companies or other special interests. A governor must be above party politics. He or she must represent all of the people of Florida.”

“I sincerely seek the support of all Floridians who care about our future, whatever their party affiliation.”

“Republican and Democratic party leaders long ago chose their candidates for governor, and put millions of dollars behind those candidates, without any input from the people. As a result, the presumptive candidates of the two major parties are just like Tweedledee and Tweedledum.” If you throw in Buddy Chiles — an unaccomplished candidate running on his father’s legacy — we might describe the current field as a choice between Tweedledee, Tweedledum and Tweedledumber. Voters can decide which one is which.

“If these are our only choices, then the banks, insurance companies and other special interests win, and Florida loses.” Voters in both parties are disgusted, and who can blame them? Ask yourself where those millions in campaign funds came from!

“Now Democrats and Republicans, and everyone else, have a real choice.”

“I’m an economist, not a politician. I have an Economic Plan to create over one million new jobs in Florida, without subsidies or “stimulus” money. These jobs will create more jobs automatically. We will create a bank owned by all the people of Florida. This bank can earn billions for the state while slashing interest costs for state and local governments—and for every citizen of Florida. Our 2% 15-year mortgages will create a thousand times more jobs than any so-called stimulus plan, while stabilizing Florida’s housing market at fair prices. Low interest-rate credit cards will earn billions for our state treasury, while saving average Florida families billions per month. This money will stay in Florida to drive our economy, not to serve Wall Street.”

“With over 1.4 million unemployed Floridians, and almost a million foreclosures, we can’t afford crony politics any more.”

“Unencumbered by partisan politics, my candidacy offers Floridians a real choice: a healthy economy, a million new jobs, a stabilized housing market, and unparalleled prosperity. Or you can limit your choices to the two major-party candidates and we can lose another million jobs and another million families can lose their homes.”

“I look forward to winning the support of all Floridians who want a bright future for our state.”

Farid A. Khavari, Ph.D. is a respected economist and author of nine books, including Environomics. His Economic Plan for Florida is at

Obama’s Gulf Disaster Speech

Obama’s address to the nation Tuesday night was true to form to what he knows and how he operates. And some of his staunchest supporters are beginning to have some buyers remorse. He isn’t turning out to be what they thought they voted for.

I could have told you what he was going to say before he said it. Oh that’s right, I did.

Testing someone in a crisis does reveal a lot about what one knows and how they operate. Where THE ONE is concerned, he knows to appoint commissions and tell people to fix the problem and ‘report back to me.’ We’re all witnessing the consequences of taking a chance on electing a chief executive that has no executive experience.

Last night’s speech brought nothing new to the table. BP will pay for all damage$. He has said that before and so has BP’s Tony Hayward.

He used the crisis to advance his cap and trade agenda. That’s how community organizers will operate. Though advancing an agenda is also his job, the Gulf disaster speech is not the place and time for it. The never-ending campaign rolls on.

He used Bush’s ridiculous statement about us being ‘addicted’ to oil and fossil fuels for energy. We are no more addicted to fossil fuels than we are addicted to the air we breathe or the blood in our veins. He doesn’t understand the reality that petroleum is the blood of the world’s economy. He doesn’t (or won’t) understand that petroleum is used for more than gas in our cars or energy production.

Where energy is concerned, about half of our electricity is produced by coal, another fossil fuel. And in all his talk about clean energy and wind and solar, industries that are really still in their infancy, he does not even bring up nuclear, making it patently obvious that solving our energy needs take second seat to his cap and trade agenda which is nothing more than taxing energy producers and energy consumers, making everything we do and buy, including our electric bills, more expensive while putting the government’s foot on the neck of the industries we need. A-la community organizer, not chief executive.

A discussion on the merits (?) of cap and trade is for another topic, but is only relevant here to the point that he brought it up in his speech last night. Well, he more than brought it up. He made it his focus.