Gonzalez, an optical engineer and Marine veteran who says he’s never been interested in writing, admits that he didn’t pay much attention to politics until recently. “My personal political ignorance is a fraction of the reason that government was allowed to run astray from representing the American people,” he says now. His book is the culmination of several years of research, collected and presented for other frustrated Americans who feel helpless when faced with the political machine of career politicians, lobbyists, fiscal waste, and wasted entitlements.
“My book challenges the idea that common Americans cannot change American politics – cannot change Washington D.C. to once again work for the American people. But it starts with making people aware. How can we process the information we are fed on a daily basis? What can we do to press our elected officials to make decisions that are less partisan? Are there ways to solve the big problems in this country?”
Gonzalez stresses that he is no expert on the subject of politics, and that this is what makes his book unique. Early readers agree, noting that its unique solutions to issues from campaign promises to education reform, taxes to social welfare, are conversation starters.
Gonzalez is available for interviews, community events, book club appearances, and speaking engagements.
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About G.C. Gonzalez
G.C. (Gilberto) Gonzalez is an optical engineer, more comfortable with math and science than with putting words on a page. He grew up in Michigan, married his high school sweetheart, and spent thirteen years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He now works with a major research firm. He has a B.S. from the University of Michigan and a M.S from Walden University. He and his wife live in Massachusetts, near their two adult children and their first grandson. He blogs regularly at www.ACommonAmerican.com.
1. You're not a politician or a political insider. What prompted you to write a book about the American political system?
2. You offer some pretty radical changes in your book, like changing the federal tax code and budget to let every tax-paying American choose where their tax contributions get allocated in the federal budget. Do you really think that would work?
3. How do you answer the critics who say that policy decisions should be left to the experts?
4. What's one thing that your "common American" readers can do to change the direction of the country right now?
5. What's next for you as a writer? Any other projects planned or underway?
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Thoughts of a Common American: I’ve Had Enough!
Copyright © 2012 Published by Commoner Press, LLC
ISBN: Trade paperback: 978-0-9857587-