| Nevins Small Business Pledge
Thank you for visiting www.nevinssmallbusinesspledge.com! The following introduction is based on a letter I sent to Bill O’Reilly. This explains the purpose of this web site.
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Russell Nevins and I am Chief of Surgery at one of the largest hospitals in Las Vegas and lucky enough to be a small business owner. I am by no means independently wealthy, nor have any desire to pad a Swiss bank account on the back of anyone, even "the middle class".
What I am is "the American Dream!" I came from a middle-class family. My father was an electrician and part owner of a motorcycle store. He worked nights and I rarely saw him come home before 8:00 pm. My mother worked as a nurse and even worked weekends. I went to public school. And yes President Obama, the government may have helped me get to the mountain, but what you forgot is, I climbed it! I took out loans, and my grandparents sacrificed a portion of their limited savings to help me get through college. Following college I attended medical school, residency, and fellowship. And now, nine years later, I am Chief of Surgery.
Taking care of humans is what I have dedicated my life to. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than watching a person walk without pain and suffering. My dream did not involve becoming rich at the expense of hurting others financially. The American dream is about "making it!" It doesn't matter if you make it as a plumber, a pipe fitter, gardener, or a rocket scientist.
Bill, I was taught greatness comes from elevating others around you. As a physician I feel it is my responsibility is to pass on my knowledge to young medical students and fellows in hopes that they will become even better than myself. When President Obama looks through my television and states that I, a 1%'er and a small business owner, want to fill a Swiss bank account instead of helping my community I realize how out of touch and misguided he is. Why would I want my community to have such a high unemployment rate? Why would I want people in my community to suffer? These are my neighbors, my friends, and my children's teachers.
I want to help and I have a solid plan but I need your help. I call it the "Nevins Small Business Pledge". I pledge if Mitt Romney gets elected, the day he becomes sworn in, I will immediately hire a new employee. I am convinced that "trickle-down" economics works. Although I am a small business with a small office staff that is directly part of my overhead, I will be able and WILL hire a new employee due to the tax breaks I will receive.
With your help we can make this concept go viral. I predict within the next 70 days we can obtain a commitment for 100,000 new jobs the day Romney gets elected! This would first prove small business owners and 1%'ers are not the evil, self-indulgent, aristocrats that the liberal world portrays us as. Secondly, this would create a guaranteed number of new jobs. Third, this would prove, in a tangible way to undecided independents that trickle-down economics and private sector ingenuity is what makes America thrive and prosper.
In conclusion, I as a small business owner and real 1%'er, not the factious demagogue that Obama has created, want my community to thrive and will use my tax breaks to help when Romney gets elected. I ask that all small business owners join me on this crusade and take the Nevins Small Business Pledge!
I appreciate your time. Thank you for considering my perspective. I invite you to join me by making a pledge.
Russell Nevins M.D.
Chief of Surgery
Spring Valley Medical Center
Las Vegas, Nevada