I am running as an Independent, for the U.S. Senate in Florida. My goal is to open up a new paradigm. One where the government works for the people. Where we rebuild America.  Where we stop the rent society and the theory of trickle down. We feed our people. People are the asset. We should provide education and health. The banks should work for us and not against us.

Let’s tweak America.

“I am a social activist…. I believe we are a community of equals, brothers and sisters, we are all from the same source. The idea for this candidacy is to build a new social contract, Team America, for all the people not just some of the people.”

Steven Machat  


Story by Izzy Balderas & Linda Figuredo/CBS12

PALM BEACH COUNTY (CBS12) — Music has the power to break down barriers, transcend emotions and send a strong message. A rock ‘n roll mogul is using it as his platform for politics. Attorney Steven Machat says he’s tuned in and ready to take the stage. “I have a song.  My song is unity, and we’re sitting here with two political parties that believe that the other party are horrible people and that’s wrong,” said Machat. Machat, who’s also a music producer, is running as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in Florida. You may not recognize Machat outright, but you know his work. Some of his legal and music clients include Ozzy Osbourne and Phil Collins. Machat sees an America that’s ready for a comeback hit. READ MORE


Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Steven Machat, the independent choice for United States Senate, says that at the founding of our great nation, Thomas Jefferson wrote and spoke about the importance of a social contract between a government and its people. Now, more than ever, in this age of information, we need to reiterate and redefine that social contract once again to revive the American dream.

After recessions over that past few decades, it was the middle-class consumer that would help propel our economic growth through consumer spending. As real wages and disposable consumer have dramatically decreased, our economic recoveries have become increasingly anemic. In the not too distant past, it was possible to raise a family, access healthcare and educate your children on a lower-middle-class wage. Sadly, this is no longer true.

To change this, we need to make the American dream a reality once again. To succeed in achieving this, we need to rededicate our social contract with democracy and capitalism. Our redefined social contract must help control government and support our communities to make sure that bureaucrats can’t make decisions that are bottom line driven while ignoring the health consequences of poisoning drinking water with lead. Machat knows we should not waste taxpayer dollars while remembering that government is not a business.

In a nation that spends twice as much as every other nation on healthcare and education while delivering poor results, Machat knows we can and must do better.

As our United States Senator, Machat will provide the leadership to make sure future generations will enjoy the American dream.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Steven Machat, the independent choice for United State Senate, knows that if the United States is going to compete in the global economy, a higher education is a necessity. However, in today’s world, students seeking a higher education are treated as profit centers, and all too frequently are graduating with massive debts from their student loans. If we are to rebuild the American dream, Machat says that we must make education more affordable. He says it is pure logic: an educated person will pay more in taxes over their lifetime and that the lack of education is the all too often the consequence of inequality.

The Economist reported in June 2014 that U.S. student loan debt exceeded $1.2 trillion, with over 7,000,000 debtors in default. Public universities increased their fees by a total of 27% over the five years ending in 2012, or 20% adjusted for inflation.

As our Senator, Machat will make sure that everyone of all ages is entitled to a free education. We must finance this right without the penalties of usurious interest rates. To fund this, Machat says we can create a system where anyone who takes this opportunity of this right to education gives back to the community in time or money or both but without crippling interest charges.

A higher education is a right and should be vigorously encouraged because of one fundamental economic principle: it usually works out that the higher the education, the more the individual pays in taxes.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Our economic recovery from the recent recession — that was the worst since the Great Depression has been remarkable. The fact is that certain financial fundamentals have been negatively affected over the last few decades because legislation from a do-as-little-as-possible Congress that is controlled by the special interests the have bought and run both parties. That’s why we need Steven Machat, the independent choice for United States Senate fighting for us.

For many decades our economic recoveries from recessions was achieved through increased consumer spending that was a result of improved confidence from a large middle class had disposable income to spend after they had provided for food, shelter, health care and education.

That America no longer exists.

While the American economy is in generally better shape than that of the other nations, our economic recovery has been anemic at best. For the past several decades, the middle class is having increasing difficulty providing for food, shelter, health care and education and you can forget about having any disposable income to spend.

Additionally, health care and learning have become abusive profit centers that may produce income for their shareholders, but those profits are regressive to our economy. In the America that no longer exists, you could be educated at a public university for a reasonable price when compared to 2016.  Even though we are in the midst of the information age where all knowledge is at our fingertips.

Similarly, one out of seven Americans who want work cannot find one. We have a workforce where there is no recovery. According to National Public Radio, “in West Virginia, there are counties today with unemployment rates of 12% or even 13%. But in California’s Silicon Valley, the rate is virtually zero, with companies battling each other for workers. So geography matters!

“And there are big differences based on age. For black teenagers nationwide, the unemployment rate is 21%. For women of any color, if you’re 50, studies show you have a terrible time getting back to the workforce. You become long-term unemployed. Besides age and location, more than anything, education determines your unemployment rate. For college graduates, it’s 2.3% unemployment; for high school dropouts, 7%.” The United States has always been a remarkable innovator when solving challenges: when we needed a super weapon to beat our enemies, there was the Manhattan Project that produced the atomic bomb; and, when John F. Kennedy decreed that we should go to the moon, we landed on the moon. Machat says we need a Manhattan-style Project to solve the curse of the long-term unemployed. Certain sectors will never be employed unless our government creates the incentive to do something about it.

Steven Machat knows that we could legislatively break free from the political parties that are owned by the special interests, a voice independent of those parties needs to demand change.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Steven Machat is the independent choice for United States Senate because he knows that while Obamacare was a step in the right direction, it is a flawed piece of legislation because insurance and drug companies dominated the process that not surprisingly favored their bottom lines. One of the reasons why this happened is because special interests have bought and sold both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Even more outrageous is that the United States spends more than double per patient on health care when compared to any other country in the world. This sellout to insurance and drug companies is even more galling when you consider that our healthcare system delivers a poorer-quality healthcare product when compared to countries that spend far less per patient. Machat knows we can do better.

Machat says that healthcare is a right and not a privilege. Machat knows that by paying twice as much as other countries, we can afford to have coverage for all Americans and we can improve the quality too. We need Machat’s independent voice fighting the insurance and drug companies.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Why should we be the world’s police force when we have so many needs in our country?

Because of the United States’ never-ending role as the world’s police force, our country supports and continues to support dictatorships and tyrants because of the business advantages. Sadly, we allow many of so-called allies in the region to enjoy the benefits of our blood and treasure while providing no financial or logistical support.

We must build America for the 21st century. We need to lead with respect and insist that our regional allies help pay for our efforts on their behalf with more than just lip service.

As your US Senator, I will work to make sure that the United States is respected once again.


My business life has brought me to all six continents where I have represented the number one icons of different countries and languages worlds. I know the people of our world, their desires, their laws and their media like no candidate ever has. I am a real capitalist.

Let’s stop being the world’s police force,  stop supporting dictatorships and tyrants around our globe because of their business advantages. Let’s be the team we have always dreamed of, let’s win!

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Inequities and violence create racial, ethnic, religious and regional economic stratification to repress people. Laws that disproportionately distribute the burdens of justice by the ability to pay are endemic in our criminal justice system. As a result, this has made some of our streets war zones because the police are attempting to enforce laws that are not applied uniformly.

Laws are supposed to encourage community stability and growth, so we live in a content society. Turning our prisons into profit centers for private taxpayers only exacerbates the inequality. The Pledge of Allegiance says, “Justice for all.”  Currently, there is justice for only those who can pay.

Incarceration of non-violent offenders permanently destroys families and communities while creating enormous incarceration costs. Recent testimony by the Department of Justice before the United States Sentencing Commission has stated, “Overall, nearly three-fourths (72.1%) of federal prisoners are serving time for a non-violent offense and have no history of violence. Data for this analysis is from various reports of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, United States Sentencing Commission, and an analysis of the Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities.

Respect can only occur when we are all truly equal.

Steven Machat, the independent choice for United States Senate, knows that we need to educate and rehabilitate non-violent offenders rather than spending billions jailing them.

The true economy of a nation is its people. A nation’s greatest asset is the people belief in the nation—not accounting tricks. I will help our nation live by that rule.


The only way to make true change is to get up and out to vote


We are all equals and we can live in a world rooted in spiritual awareness where the individual can grow, prosper, and consistently make the world a better place for all living beings.