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Yehuda “YJ” Draiman - Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017 YJ Draiman is the lead elected official 4th term, for the Northridge East Neighborhood Council – NENC, he is also the liaison between the NENC and LADWP. As an Energy Efficiency Advocate YJ Draiman is known for his advancement in... More
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  • YJ Draiman A Conservative In LA's Mayoral Race 2013 Rev2 2 comments
    Nov 12, 2012 8:25 PM

    YJ Draiman a conservative in LA's Mayors race 2013 rev2

    YJ Draiman a conservative in LA's Mayoral race 2013 Rev2

    L.A. Neighborhood Councilman YJ Draiman is running for mayor in next spring elections.
    In what is billed as a major statement on the economic reform on Monday, Los Angeles City Neighborhood Councilman and mayoral candidate YJ Draiman said; Los Angeles faces an estimated $3 plus billion dollar deficit over the next five years, employee wages and benefits comprise the substantial share of the city budget. Estimated increased revenues only cover approximately a third of the increased costs.
    The city must make it easy for businesses to thrive. This will create employment and increase revenues to the government and it will create the multiplier effect.

    Multiplier effect definition:
    An effect in economics in which an increase in spending produces an increase in national income and consumption greater than the initial amount spent. For example, if a corporation builds a factory, it will employ construction workers and their suppliers as well as those who work in the factory. Indirectly, the new factory will stimulate employment in laundries, restaurants, and service industries and the housing industry which employs builders, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, etc.

    Take taxation: Taxes simply transfer resources from consumers to government displacing private spending and investment. Families whose taxes have increased will have less money to spend on themselves. They are poorer and will consume less. They also save less money, which in turn reduces the resources available for lending.

    When a country and its society import more than they export for over a quarter of a century, it is bound to erode the economy to its primate state.

    We have only ourselves to blame, what goods and products are we exporting, what goods and services are produced in the USA, the answer is very little by comparison.

    In the past 50 years as our population has increased, technology advanced, we have become a nation that consumes enormous amounts of resources, we shop for competitive prices. Corporate America is constantly looking to increase the bottom line.

    Most of the goods for and by Americans and its companies are produced overseas and in the past decade with the advancement of telecommunications, many of the services sector are also imported.

    The increased costs of energy over the past 10 years, has affected the economy to unimaginable comprehension.

    This economic activity has eroded our economy to its core. It seems that the situation is getting worse every year. American debts are increasing beyond our wildest dreams, endangering the future economic vitality of our future generation.

    I hope it is not too late for our society to recognize the graveness of our economic predicament and its resolve to take appropriate action to stem the tide of our economic downturn.

    Americans are a nation of great technology and knowhow. We must utilize that technology and our resources to find new means to regain our economic independence.

    We must face and implement fiscal responsibility, both by the government and the population with its infrastructure of corporate America.

    It is no longer an option, it is a must if we as a nation want to survive and retain our way of life and economic vitality.

    Inflation, recession and financial crises are here. Let us take the bull by the horn, initiate immediate actions to minimize and hopefully reverse our economic crises.

    Los Angeles City Neighborhood Councilman and mayoral candidate YJ Draiman further stated that city officials and labor must put their differences aside and sit at a table to help solve LA's financial and economic crisis, otherwise it is going to get much worse. For the sake of all Angelenos, I urge you to put your differences aside as Americans who care about our city and our country.

    YJ Draiman's vision is to make Los Angeles the world capital of Renewable energy and Energy and water efficiency.

    YJ Draiman



    The US economy has enormous momentum. Metaphorically speaking, if someone turned off the locomotive that drives the US economy, the economy would go on for miles before anyone would likely notice something was wrong. But something has been wrong for many years. Is there really hope for the future? Maybe. But the terrible truth is that no one really knows. But if there is hope, we're already on the wrong track. And that has to change.


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    Author’s reply » Complete loyalty and fidelity to the United States of America


    The prosecutor argued that petitioner owed this country his complete loyalty and fidelity, but that he had betrayed the American people.


    Relationships may be accompanied by obligations of good faith and fair dealing, even in arms-length
    transactions. These and similar duties are quite unlike, however, the duty of loyalty and fidelity to purpose
    required of public officials. For example, "[e]mployee loyalty is not an end in it self, it is a means to obtain
    and preserve pecuniary benefits for the employer. An employee's undisclosed conflict of interest does not
    by itself necessarily pose the threat of economic harm to the employer."


    US law states clearly that to obtain US citizenship one must support the Constitution of the United States; renounce all loyalty and fidelity to any state.


    in order to implicate the policymaking employee exception, must take a form from which a failure of loyalty and fidelity can reasonably be inferred as a strong probability


    The Flag
    RED -- Courage, Valor and Strength
    WHITE -- Purity, Light and Peace
    BLUE -- Truth, Loyalty and Fidelity
    The STRIPES signify Unity of Purpose as exemplified by the Thirteen Original States
    The STARS represent our Fifty States Dedicated to Freedom and Democracy.
    defendant alleges that it is entitled to summary judgment on its counterclaim because plaintiffs violated their obligations of loyalty and fidelity.


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    Author’s reply » Mass transit expansion for greater Los Angeles – revisited
    Mass transit expansion for greater Los Angeles – revisited


    With the escalating cost of energy – it is time to re-visit expanding the transit system.
    Put all politics aside and look at a short term goals and long term goals.
    Expanding the mass transit system in the Los Angeles Metro Area is critical to the future vitality of its economy; it will save energy reduce pollution, save lives and increase health by reducing stress.
    It is time to forgo ego and consider the good of the public.
    A transit system utilizing cable car or light rail over the freeways or any other types of mass transit in the Los Angeles Metro area is a reasonable solution to decrease the congestion on the roads, save energy, reduce pollution, improve air quality, save money, save lives and improve our health.
    Cost of energy and vehicles and maintenance has climbed dramatically in the past 10 years, warranting this issue to re-examine the expansion of mass transit in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The longer we wait, the greater the cost and the more imperative this project becomes.
    In many areas of the country there are transit stations and parking lots, which provide parking for the transit customers.
    The costs should not be astronomical. (Based on current energy costs, and future increases). There is no need to acquire large parcels of property; with some modification such system can be implemented and operational within the next decade.
    Another option is building a transportation system over the Los Angeles River – From the San Fernando Valley to Orange County.


    YJay Draiman, Northridge, CA 91324
    13 Nov 2012, 03:54 AM Reply Like
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