In my campaign for Congress in New York's 21st district, I hope to bring voter attention to the various ways our government wastes money.

The most striking waste of money is the $200B we spend each year defending Europe, Japan and South Korea. These are wealthy countries who can take care of themselves. We've been doing this for over 50 years (over 60 for Europe and Japan).

Everyone's talking about an exit strategy for Iraq. We need an exit strategy for Europe, Japan and South Korea. Voters responded well to this message in my 2004 campaign, even with minimal campaign spending. Better financed challengers could make a lot of headway with voters if they talk about this issue.