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Why I'm Running for President

This week, I am formally announcing my candidacy for the presidency of the United States. Here is my platform.
By Mark Roberti
9. Reduce the threat of bioterrorism and chemical warfare. Yes, Osama Bin Laden is dead, but the threat of terrorists using biological, chemical or other weapons against civilian populations remains, and accidents are also always a concern. My administration would invest in the research and development of low-cost RFID sensors that could detect dangerous chemicals or pathogens quickly and cheaply, and then sound a warning. This technology would be jointly developed by a public-private sector partnership to monitor any contamination of the water supply, raw materials used in consumer products and open air in major cities.

10. Foster RFID innovation. Unlike governments in Asia and Europe, the United States does not fund RFID projects. My administration would support the research and development of next-generation RFID technology, so that companies could develop new products that can deliver even greater benefits to businesses and government agencies.

You might ask how we're going to pay for all of these programs. My first thought was we'd simply borrow from the Chinese government and blame the deficits on other parties. But then I realized we don't have to worry about cost—if we do this right, each project will deliver a return on investment, and by the time I'm up for re-election, government will be smaller, cheaper and smarter. I'll be a shoo-in for 2016.

Mark Roberti is the founder and editor of RFID Journal. If you would like to comment on this article, click on the link below. To read more of Mark's opinions, visit the RFID Journal Blog, the Editor's Note archive or RFID Connect.


Jerry Horne 2011-06-06 08:49:43 AM
Candidate Roberti Mark - I can honestly say this platform makes the most sense of any I've seen in a long time. Concise. Direct to the point. Valid foundation and a plan to secure the supply chain. You're right about the ROI. As I've often said, if the ROI is within a year, then the project is basically free. There is no cost - just an initial outlay of capital that is quickly repaid. Assuming you can provide a valid US birth certificate, you've got at least one vote! :-) PS - I am interested in your plans for the election night celebration party or is it too early yet.
Patrick Sweeney 2011-06-07 07:41:45 AM
You've got a party now! Mark, You didn't have a party but you do now! ODIN will throw a win/lose/draw party for you complete with smoke, pyrotechnics, Alaskan Salmon, and Boston Baked Beans. Since O'Bama went searching for his lost apostrophe last week in Ireland maybe we can find you a Mc or O for the celebration as well. Long live the Bull Moose Party - Teddy would be proud.
Bob Basmadjian 2011-06-07 01:46:08 PM
Candidate Roberti Mark - common sense solutions to real world problems. How refreshing! Keep me in mind if you need a Communications Director. Bob
Mark Roberti 2011-06-08 09:00:07 AM
Thanks for the support Thank you for supporting my candidacy. This is clearly going to be a grassroots campaign!
John ECKHOUSE 2011-06-09 03:30:59 PM
At last! Finally, a candidate with a great platform so that I don't have to choose among the lesser of two evils in an election.
Syed Sharukh 2011-06-09 03:51:12 PM
The President of the RFID World. Mr.President RFID World. Mark- I believe you are already the President of the RFID world. Please accept my best wishes for your achievements. FDA / Healthcare / Airport Security are the key areas RFID can play the vital role. You've got one more vote! :-) Please keep me in mind if you need a PR- Director. Sharukh
William James 2011-06-09 04:12:23 PM
VP Seeonic Truer words were never spoken. I see a trip to Iowa for the caucus in June and then a swing into New Hampshire for stirring debate on UHF versus HF tags! Mark I think you need a campaign director and I'm humbly volunteering! Let's get you on Jon Steward and Colbert soon so we can get the message far and wide!
Fola Daniel 2011-06-11 01:23:19 AM
Campaign Funding Hi Mark, Since you have no funding for the campaign, my company will share 70% of our huge savings and unexpected astronomical profit being made on monthly basis since we adopted RFID for shoe manufacturing and tracking in Nigeria. Send us a campaign invoice!
Amanda Burns 2012-03-22 07:57:14 AM
How Very Interesting You've got quite a different view from the ones I read/hear from the candidates that are out now. Take a look at www.americanselect.org it could be a helpful tool to get your name out. My biggest concern is always Congress, they aren't fans of getting beneficial things done.

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