Tim Cox, a Liberty Hill man, plans to evict 435 members of the U.S House of Representatives by creating a web-based party. Tim's theory is that today's politicians are corrupt and are not serving the common man, but rather overly focused on benefiting the people who paid for their campaign - the special interest groups. His solution to this problem is the GOOOH Party, which stands for "Get Out of Our House." It is a party without a platform and to belong to the party a candidate must go to the website www.goooh.com and submit a detailed questionnaire about significant issues pertaining to our nation, and then submit a $100 donation. The donation of every candidate is used for campaigns. Then, after several rounds of voting there will be one candidate per district on the ballot. Tim Cox's goal is to have 1% of voters part of his party. This may sound like a great idea when you read the article posted in the Austin American Statesman. But, the research I found using other resources, one being Tim Cox's own party web page, reveals more information that may awaken concern and uncertainty.
For one, let's begin with the person who created this political party, Tim Cox. According to the Austin American Statesman, Tim left his job as a systems strategist at Dell in order to focus more of his time toward his political goals. After much research, it is learned that Tim Cox was earning a substantiating salary and currently lives in a house worth more than 500,000 dollars. To some, this may raise many questions about his motive in pursuing this political party (which we will discuss in a moment). To others, it may confirm that he has already lived the so called "good life" and may have no financial interest in his pursuit to overturn the House of Reps.
To those of you who may question Tim's motive, let's dissect what we know about him through his website and other public resources. As we just discussed, Tim lives in a nice house and HAD a nice salary. Now, he claims to have given up the nice job to pursue GOOOH. The only problem I see with this is, as noted on the GOOOH website, only 90% of the donations required per candidate will be used for campaigns. Therefore, only one could assume that the 10% difference will be going to the Political leader, Tim Cox. If his estimate were correct that he has had approximately 5,000 hits on his site and they each have contributed the required $100, GOOOH would have $500,000 already. Thus, Tim Cox would have just made $50,000. This makes it easier to understand why a person with an exceptionally high paying job and nice house would quit his job over such an uncertain political pursuit.
Another issue that raises question is how practical is it to replace 435 members of Congress? And who's to say that by replacing these Democratic or Republican congressmen with non-platform politicians will change a thing? This world will always be corrupt and even non-platform politicians are not perfect. There will always be flaws in the United States Government.
Also, I think it's fair to assess the fact that independents do not have a great trail of overcoming the major political parties in America. How in the world will candidates of the GOOOH party assume all 435 places in the House?
In conclusion, I truly feel that if Tim Cox's party is going to have a shot at its goal, it must receive more publicity. Through the media, more aspects and truths about GOOOH (and Tim Cox), its goal, and its purpose will be exposed and allow Americans to better assume their individual roles in Government through their desired political party.
Liberty Hill Man Wants to Shake Up Politics