Dear Follow American,

Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Chief of Surgery at one of the largest hospitals in Las Vegas and lucky enough to be considered 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, a gardener, or a rocket scientist.

I was taught greatness comes from elevating others around you. As a physician I feel it is my responsibility to pass my knowledge to young medical students in hopes that they will become even better than myself. When President Obama looks through my television and states that I, a small business owner, wants to fill a Swiss bank account instead of helping my community I realize how out to touch and misguided he it. 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 gets 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 to and WILL hire a new employee due to the tax savings I will receive.

With your help we can make this concept go viral. I predict within the next 60 days we can obtain a commitment for 100,000 plus new jobs the day Romney gets elected! This would first prove small business owners are not the evil, self-indulgent, aristocrats that the liberal world portrays us. 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.

I am presently building the web site where people can pledge to create a new job the day Romney takes office. The website is up and can be seen but won't be fully running until Monday or Tuesday. The website not only shows the jobs that will be available but also the estimated annual economic effect, as well as over President Romney's four years.

In conclusion, as a real small business owner, 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. I am glad that I was at least given the opportunity to express myself. If you can help me in anyway please contact me @702-429-0691 or


Russell Nevins, M.D.
Chief of Surgery
Spring Valley Medical Center
Las Vegas, NV

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  • What a great idea!  IMMEDIATE JOBS that ARE "shovel ready".

  • Stop the Establishment from Rewriting the RNC Rules

          By Michael  Duncan on August 26, 2012   

    As you may know the Romney camp is pushing new rules that would strip grassroots activists of any meaningful ability to participate in presidential politics.  The process has always been bottom-up, but Romney officials have rewritten the rules so that the nominee can stifle any dissent on the platform committee and even unseat delegates.  Make no mistake, this will weaken the process by which Republicans chose their candidate for president and push the grassroots out of the party process.

    From Buzzfeed reporter Zeke Miller: "The Republican National Convention Rules Committee voted 63-38 to approve a new rule allowing granting the Republican National Committee — and Mitt Romney — sweeping new powers to amend the governing document of the GOP.
    The move came at the encouragement of Mitt Romney supporters on the committee, including Romney's top lawyer Ben Ginsberg, who stressed that it would grant "flexibility" to Romney and the committee to adapt to changing political environments. The rule allows the RNC to amend the party's rules without a vote by the full Republican National Convention. And it offers the Republican Establishment a new tool to keep at b[a]y Tea Party initiatives that threaten to embarrass or contradict party leadership and stray from a planned message." (emphasis added)

  • I would hope any business that could not afford or would not have a position to take on another employee would give a small token raise to the employees they do have.

  • Thanks for your action Doc  I feel most small business will seek expansion upon the election of Mitt because at that moment, business as well as economical uncertainties will begin lessoning, leading way to growth and prosperity once again. A commitment made by business owners will act as a catalyst to prompt immediate action, of which this country is in dire need of.. You are a true patriot Russ.

  • When we work together in this country, nothing can stop us.

    For your information

    The Huffington Post iunder the Obama interview is asking people to  and asks if anyone is receiving robocalls.  If they are please send them to HuffPost #Robocall.  they are using any and every trick in the book.

  • Thank you for stepping up in this way. You are a leader and part of the solution.

  • I believe it is not going to wait for the day Romney swears in...once the exit polls show Romney is on his way for a landslide, the economy is going to explode.  

  • Awesome pledge and I hope he gets the business owners of America to follow and this catches on like wild fire just like the movie 2016.

  • I pray you are successful. Today, Sunday, is a national day of prayer for our nation..we needs God's help and guidance more than ever! If I had a small business I would do this. I am a nurse and would do what I could! I thank God we still do have Drs like you!

  • Thank you for this column!!!  I believe the day Romney  and Ryan take office this will begin to happen!!!

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