The U.S. Federal Government is in very bad financial shape. It is too big, spends too much, wastes too much, and it intrudes too much, all as a result of decades of mismanagement and failure to limit abuses of federal power. Lacking Constitutional constraint, or intervention by the people, our national elected officials have... created a complex and unmanageable tax system; appropriated an explosion of deficit spending resulting in the accumulation of dangerously large federal deficits rapidly approaching $20 trillion; authorized 175,000 pages of regulations, many of which may not be authorized in law; and... failed to insure sufficient resources from funds held in Trust (Social Security and Medicare) to pay the legitimate future benefits to our people mandated by law. employed improper accounting that massively understates the extent of Federal Govern- ment liabilities. A half-century of Federal mismanagement has steadily weakened us as a nation and could, if not fixed, result in the collapse of our currency, our economy, and perhaps even our entire Federal Government. The extent and difficulty of these problems is rapidly growing and absolutely nothing is being done to solve them. It is time for we the people to step up and fix this."
John H. Ramsey has been a Senior Business Executive and a Management Consultant for over forty years. Currently Mr. Ramsey provides consulting services to numerous charities and other nonprofit organizations in the greater Gulf Coast, Florida area. From July, 2008 until September, 2010 Mr. Ramsey was a consultant to, and part-time Chief Financial Officer of, a nonprofit scientific research institute in Sarasota. During his career Mr. Ramsey has held various senior positions in finance, including Senior Vice President and CFO of a large California food manufacturer; Executive Vice President, Finance of a mid-western financial services company; Senior Vice President for Lending of a major Florida financial institution; Chief Operating Officer of a multi-state mortgage corporation; and Director of a commercial bank. Mr. Ramsey was a founding shareholder of a global management consulting firm organized to combine the best of independent local profit centers with the worldwide resources of a large multinational company. Mr. Ramsey served as the firm's first Chairman and helped guide the organization's growth to approximately 100 consultants in 34 offices in 21 countries worldwide. The firm continues today, thirty plus years after its founding. From 1963-1972 Mr. Ramsey was an officer in the Air Force, where for three years he was a project manager in a multi-billion dollar defense weapons system acquisition. He also directed a major analysis of return on investment and progress payments for the Defense Department's Industry Advisory Council. Mr. Ramsey was nominated for the rank of Major in 1971. His decorations include The Air Force Commendation Medal and The Bronze Star. John Ramsey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University, where he was a Dean's List student and a member of two honorary societies. He received a Masters in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School. Mr. Ramsey is married to Jo-Anne Sheldon and has three children, two stepchildren, and two grand-children.