Scott Smith
Back   Follow the presidential candidates on Facebook Follow the presidential candidates on Twitter
 
 




2016 Independent Presidential Candidate



Wall Street finance expert and serial entrepreneur

Scott Andrew Smith
Born: September 22nd, 1956  (age 59)
Scott Smith brings a history of financial work on Wall Street and experience running his own businesses to the presidential race. He has built an impressive number of companies from the ground up in a diverse range of industries, including agriculture, education, and technology, as well as his field of expertise, finance. He was extremely active in business during the 1990's, when he developed a model of conduit financing for real estate mortgages that was later adopted by many large corporations. Following this, he started a firm that worked with the Redevelopment Program of Nelson Mandela, helping to house around 11,000 families around Soweto. He also founded Kidz Magazine in 1995, a publication relying on user-generated content and which eventually saw consumption in 30 countries. Smith also enjoys art as a hobby, and is given to painting galaxies in his spare time.

With his finance and business background, Scott Smith's proposals focus almost exclusively on the economy, and many of his ideas are far-right to the point of dubiousness. He commits to completely eliminating income taxes, submitting that the economic position of income is miniscule in comparison to that of financial settlements, which he wishes to tax instead. By switching to this model, he optimistically proposes that it would be possible to balance the budget without reducing spending, while a private citizen earning $50,000 annually would pay only about $50 in tax.

Another of Smith's ambitious plans is to pay off the entire national debt within 5 years. He proposes to accomplish this through “coupon stripping”, or settling outstanding debt by issuing new money to cover the balances. While this would flood the economy with additional currency, Smith insists the results would not be inflationary, because the new money generates no interest while interest-bearing securities such as treasury bonds damage and devalue the dollar.

Smith's promises are extremely attractive, especially to people of a fiscally conservative bent. However, his nigh-outlandish economic claims risk inspiring incredulity in voters, which could cause people to simply not believe him despite his knowledge and experience on the subject. Ultimately, whether his proposals are rooted in solid economics or subscribe to the pie-in-the-sky level of dreaming of which many will undoubtedly accuse them, Scott Smith will sink or swim based on their perception, not their reality.






Scott Smith Links

Scott Smith's campaign website
Scott Smith's Facebook page
Scott Smith's Twitter page
Share Smith's profile on Facebook  
Share Smith's profile on Twitter  
Compare Scott Smith with others
 

Books by the Presidential Candidates

 
Books by and about the Presidential Candidates
 

Presidential Campaign Items

Bumper Stickers   Buttons   Cups   Hats    Shirts    Yard Signs   All Campaign Items
 









 Presidential Candidates
 
Third Party Candidates
Republican Candidates
Democratic Candidates
Libertarian Candidates
Independent Candidates
Green Party Candidates
Constitution Party Candidates
   



Presidential Candidates on the Issues
 
 3rd Parties & Independents
 
 • Ed Baker
 • Michael Bloomberg   ◄ DECLINED
 • David Boarman
 • Brian Briggs
 • Dean Capone
 • Darrell Castle
 • Paul Chehade
 • James "JD" Criveau
 • Ken Cross
 • Robert Dionisio
 • Art Drew
 • Mark Dutter
 • Martin Hahn
 • David Holcomb
 • Zoltan Istvan
 • Gary Johnson
 • John Fitzgerald Johnson
 • Lynn Sandra Kahn
 • Chris Keniston
 • Bishop Julian Lewis, Jr.
 • James C. Mitchell, Jr.
 • Perry Morcom
 • Mark Pendleton
 • Jeremiah Pent
 • Clifton Roberts
 • Scott Smith
 • David Jon Sponheim
 • Tami Stainfield
 • Jill Stein
 • Shawna Sterling
 • Samm Tittle
 • Benjamin Weigel
 • Terry W. Wheelock
 • Daniel Zutler
 
 Republican Candidates
 
 • Skip Andrews
 • George Bailey
 • Michael Bickelmeyer
 • Jeb Bush  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Ben Carson  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Eric Cavanagh
 • Chris Christie  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Ted Cruz  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Mark Everson  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Jack Fellure
 • Carly Fiorina  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Jim Gilmore  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Lindsey Graham  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Jim Hayden
 • Mike Huckabee  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Bobby Jindal  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • John Kasich  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Valma Kittington
 • Andy Martin
 • Peter Messina
 • George Pataki  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Rand Paul  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Rick Perry  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Michael Petyo
 • Marco Rubio  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Brian Russell
 • Rick Santorum  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Donald Trump
 • Scott Walker  ◄ WITHDRAWN
 
 Democratic Candidates
 
 • Joe Biden   ◄ DECLINED
 • Morrison Bonpasse
 • Harry Braun
 • Willie Carter
 • Lincoln Chafee   ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Hillary Clinton
 • Lloyd Kelso
 • Roque de La Fuente
 • Larry Lessig   ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Martin O'Malley   ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Bernie Sanders
 • Doug Shreffler
 • Michael Steinberg
 • Jim Webb   ◄ WITHDRAWN
 • Robby Wells
 • Willie Wilson
 
© 2016 Politicks.org
About Us
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us
Back   Top    Follow the presidential candidates on Facebook Follow the presidential candidates on Twitter