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Meet John D. Haywood



Last modified: Friday, November 18, 2011
Looking for a Democratic presidential candidate who supports a British-style single-payer health care system, wants to resurrect the Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971 vetoed by then-President Nixon and opposes U.S. support for Israel?

Meet John D. Haywood.

Haywood, a lawyer from Durham, N.C., has filed to appear on the Jan. 10 primary ballot against President Obama. On his website, he says he was a Republican between 1980 and 2000 but doesn't care much for Obama or his Republican predecessor.

"George W. Bush didn't have a tail and horns, but I believe he will go down in history as one of our worst presidents - with his copycat successor rated not much better," Haywood writes on his website.

One of his big issues? Income-tax reform.

"For every dollar that is being shoveled into the front door of the spending economy by government spending and Federal Reserve cash injections, another dollar is going out the back door into the hoarding economy," Haywood wrote in a half-page ad in the Nov. 13 Sunday Monitor, below an upside-down picture of a house.

"That last sentence requires an explanation," he continued, "and I've provided it and made specific proposals to end the problem under the Jobs heading of my website."

For more on Haywood's candidacy, check out his website.