A national radio talk-show host for more than 10 years, Laurie Roth, says she is exploring a bid for the presidency of the United States in the 2012 election.
“I know this will be like climbing up Mt. Everest in a bikini with no oxygen as far as difficulty, but, I love my country and believe I have the right ideas at the right time – not political, not legal, and not international but boldly American and freedom loving,” she said.
As a prominent host and original thinker, she said she would need to run independently, and she’s in the process of collecting the necessary signatures to qualify for a bid for the office, she said.
According to Sheryl McGrath, coordinator for Roth’s exploratory committee, her platform would secure borders, abolish income taxes and focus on removing the Middle East oil suppliers from the U.S. payroll.
According to the announcement from McGrath, the campaign would address:
- “A 2 percent consumption (point of purchase) tax and the eradication of all other taxes, including the ones most familiar to voters; Income Tax, Payroll Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Gas Tax, Property Tax and Estate Tax. If no categories were exempt, and all taxed, $10-20 trillion dollars a year would be available for the federal budget. This would easily accomplish Roth’s stated goals: Take care of U.S. citizens. Get completely out of debt. Put American priorities back in the forefront.”
- “Energy independence. Gather leaders from all fields and types of energy, oil, natural gas, Nuclear fission and fusion, alternative fuels and solar. Establish an aggressive plan to become energy independent in 4-6 years. Disconnect from OPEC.”
- “Secure borders. Stop $200 billion per year drug traffic. Stop people from entering our country illegally.”
- Create jobs. Implement energy and transportation infrastructure projects in the U.S. and provide appropriate Federal Funding. Also, create jobs by reigning in regulation, taxation and litigation.”
According to Roth’s announcement, she can truly be a “Peoples President,” because she is a mom, survivor and knows the issues.
“We have seen what the politicians, millionaires and lawyers can do, perhaps a real person can do better,” she said.
Of note, she is the survivor of a near-fatal motorcycle wreck in August 2005 and posts her comeback story on her website.
She also has two books in the works right now. The first, “The Peoples President,” outlines in 10 chapters what her vision, her beliefs what she would do to fix and inspire America.
The second, “Two Minute Warning,” addresses America’s compromised condition and offers a strategic recovery plan.