The legacy of your current congressman’s policies: $34 trillion government debt… Millions poured through our open border… Colleges erupting in fearful antisemitism & intimidation… Vast drug addiction & homelessness in our city…


12th CD, Manhattan

Restoring Civic Duty… image
As an army veteran, I know what it means to have a shared purpose. Many politicians abandoned that sense of working together for a greater purpose. It’s time to repair fractured relationships and work to build a better future.

We need leaders who solve problems - not misguided extremists. In commemorating the 80th anniversary of the remarkable 1944 Normandy invasion, we must restore their commitment to civic duty. What we’ve become is a disgrace. The World War II generation put country before political party. We must restore their devotion to their country - a commitment to a clean environment and American prosperity... and vibrant democracy. 

Read my plans for a future that would make that World War II generation proud of us.

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Economic Renewal

l present comprehensive plans for the national and NY economy. From outsourcing to clean energy industries to restoring domestic manufacturing, here is a long-term plan to bring job growth and independence from foreign supply chains.

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Debt, Trade & BRICS

Millions of lost jobs, near $1 trillion trade deficit, vanishing industries. Federal debt at $34 trillion & projected deficit of $1.9 trillion (yes, trillion). Interest payments soon reaching $1 trillion/year. Now we face threat from the BRICS bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) trying to ruin our economy by ending the dollar as currency reserve. Here is a plan addressing our economic vulnerability.

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Immigration: A Comprehensive Plan

Immigration reform requires tough choices. Some migrants have legitimate asylum claims. Some lie. Some may be criminals, drug gang members, or terrorism and security threats. Court hearings ascertain such facts, but protections vanish when migrants are released unvetted pending court hearings 5 to 10 years later. Most of the millions who entered illegally will likely never again be accounted for if our leaders remain passive. The recent executive order by the president solved little, merely limiting entries to 2500/day (over 900,000/year). The millions who crossed the border perhaps get more costly help than millions of poor and homeless American citizens. Fairness and a comprehensive plan, presented below, are sorely needed.

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Israel, Gaza & Protests

All politicians and university leaders must confront antisemites promoting hatred of Jews and opposing Israel‘s right to exist. American soldiers during World War II did not sacrifice 400,000 precious lives fighting fascism and Nazism only to allow naive, misguided college students to promote hatred of Israel and Jews.

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Social Security & Seniors Help

Helping each other. That’s what we do in America. Government must do more to help senior citizens and ensure Social Security will be there for us… now and 50 years from now.

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Repairing Democracy

January 6th was a horror. I condemn violence as a means of overturning elections. Debate and free speech are acceptable, but never fierce behavior. There are more important goals than winning elections - like a healthy democracy. I propose reforms below for trust in elections, voter fraud, safety of elected officials, safety of elections staff, speedy trials, ending Gerrymandering, and seating representatives by state instead of party so that they actually talk to each other and start acting like healthy human beings instead of vicious hate mongers.

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Schools: Return True Education

Most New York City schools fail in teaching fundamentals skills: only 31% of young Hispanic students and 26% of black children tested proficient in math. English proficiency scores were dismal: Blacks students 48%, Hispanics 47%. Over $39 billion was spent on NYC education in 2023-24 - nearly $38,000/student. The average for students nationwide is $15,600. We have shameful results despite pain we’ll over double the national average. This is the legacy of your ineffective incumbent congressman. Once elected I will do everything within my power to rebuild our school system and end generations of failed (and costly!) education.

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Ukraine: A Path Forward

A free Ukraine represents the future of Russian speaking peoples, democracy, and forces fighting fascism and dictatorship by the Russian dictator, Putin. How long do we continue military support for Ukraine? How do we create a cease fire? These are questions discussed below followed by realistic conclusions and peace proposals.

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Infrastructure: Subway, NYCHA, Tunnels, Schools

As your congressman I will put my heart and soul into obtaining federal funds to improve our subways, buses and infrastructure. From aging water/sewage pipes to poor subway service to tunnels supporting transportation, I will diligently work to keep our city vibrant.

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Homelessness: Solutions!

We fear being pushed onto an oncoming subway car. Add mounting trash, drug addicts in subway stations, subway seats covered by sleeping people, aggressive beggars, tossed syringes… and a long list of troubling problems. An estimated 200,000 people in New York (now including recent migrants) are homeless. A comprehensive plan is long overdue. I offer one.

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Healthcare, Mental Illness & Prescriptions

I’ll work to ensure everyone has access to affordable health insurance and prescription drugs. Mental illness must have a larger role in healthcare. Last year nearly 100,000 people overdosed on drugs and died, suggesting mental illness or depression. Reports note growth of depression among teenagers and adults. Mental illness often leads to poor health. They are interrelated. One wonders how many mass shootings may have been prevented had those killers had mental illness treatment long before they got their hands on guns.

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Clean Energy: Fusion, Geothermal & Tidal

It could take land nearly the size of Connecticut filled with solar panels or windmills to power New York City. We need better solutions. Continue using non-carbon producing nuclear power and prioritize inner earth heat (geothermal), ocean tides, improved conservation, planting millions-more carbon absorbing trees, more efficient appliances and transmission of electricity, hybrid and all-electric cars, charging stations.

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Cordially, Mike

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Programa La Parada MTI candidatos e invitados  del Northem Manhattan Republicans, Tesorero Edwin de la Cruz 10/23/22
Press Release
Date: August 23, 2022

I congratulate Jerry Nadler on his defeat of Carolyn Maloney in the Democratic primary and look forward to giving voters an alternative to 30 years of doctrinaire Democratic Party dogma from their representatives.

As a leader in moderate, independent, political movements nationally, I think the kinds of pragmatic, people-centered, data-driven alternative policies I have advanced for decades will find a receptive audience among our many friends and neighbors in New York's new 12th Congressional District.

I am the same kind of college-educated, work-a-day New Yorker as many of the people in the district. 

I know what it’s like to buy groceries, ride the subways, pay the month’s rent and worry about an angry boss, lay-offs and job security.  But I am also a U.S. Army veteran who not only served overseas myself, but grew up on my Dad’s Air Force bases around the world as an “Air Force Brat”.  As an adult hoping to find better solutions for how government and society operate, I became a "policy wonk" offering alternatives and solutions.

I think those experiences will bring a unique, insightful, apolitical, vision to this still great city’s representation in the House of Representatives. Mr. Nadler, on the other hand, cannot understand or even appreciate those kind of life experiences or skills because he became an officeholder even before he graduated college. He has never experienced any other type of work.

It's important, in my view, to bring down the tone of our politics from "high boil" to "low simmer" and to replace partisanship with particulars – the particulars we need to get the country back on track after the worst pandemic in a century, heightened threats from abroad, and inflation that's crushing family budgets and our children's future.  
I don't think Jerry Nadler, who calls his failed attempt to remove Donald Trump from office his "greatest accomplishment" in 30 years in Congress, can do that.   

Let's see what the voters think on November 8th.

Sincerely, Mike Zumbluskas