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Matt Kokkonen

Matt Kokkonen is a San Luis Obispo financial planner and political activist. Matt immigrated to the United States by himself legally at age 16 from Finland.

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Kokkonen calls out New Times for Ku Klux Klan comparison

OPINION by MATT KOKKONEN San Luis Obispo’s “New Times” weekly paper wrote in its opinion by “The Shredder” on May 5, “What’s white, has three K’s in its name, and hates ‘illegal’ immigrants? Well, yes, the Ku Klux Klan, but I was thinking of Matt Kokkonen, but he’s the not-so-nice legal immigrant!” The last time […]... (Continue Reading)

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Republican candidate nixed from Cal Poly debate

OPINION by MATT KOKKONEN Cal Poly has denied a declared Republican Congressional Candidate participation at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Congressional debate on Feb. 4. Political science professor Michael Latner is refusing to allow me, Republican Matt Kokkonen, to participate in the Congressional candidate debate forum at Cal Poly. I am long time political activist, […]... (Continue Reading)

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Protect the United States, deny un-vetted refugees

OPINION by MATT KOKKONEN As a legal immigrant from Finland and being from a family whose members have been refugees, I have a personal perspective on the refugee issue during the war between Finland and Russia. First of all, you should note that Obama laid out a template for handling refugees back in 2011 by […]... (Continue Reading)

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Corker’s bill turns the Constitution upside down

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN The Constitution of the United States of America was adopted 13 years after the Declaration of Independence of 1776. It established the fundamental law of our country. Let us consider Article ll, Section 2 which defines the requirement of the President for Senate approval for treaties he wishes to make: “He […]... (Continue Reading)

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Say no to Measure L

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN Just about everyone in San Luis Obispo County likes Cuesta College and that is why the trustees ask for your vote to pass the $275 million bond Measure L. This bond is in addition to all the other tax increases our county residents and property owners are asked to pass. There […]... (Continue Reading)

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We need to protect against localized terrorist attacks

On April 15, 2013, extreme Muslim terrorist bombing in Boston resulted in 260 wounded and three deaths. However, the very next day, April 16, 2013, marked another day of terrorist attack on American soil that was virtually ignored by the media. The event showed an extremely well planned and executed military style armed attack on […]... (Continue Reading)

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Misrepresentations in the Affordable Care Act

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance, period. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, period.” Obama was selling Obamacare to us and advocating that those insured with “grandfathered policies” should change them to the “superior” Affordable Care Act ones. Let‘s evaluate Obama’s sales pitch […]... (Continue Reading)

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Illegals living in the United States should not practice law

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN California Supreme Court decided that a person living in California illegally can get a law license to practice law. This demonstrates the peak of irrationality and is pure idiocy. It flies against common sense. It is contradictory. It is an insult to all law abiding Americans. It is a slap in […]... (Continue Reading)

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Another option to Abel Maldonado and Lois Capps

OPINION BY MATT KOKKONEN Are there two tax cheats running for Congress now in California’s redesigned 24th District? Lois Capps failed to report rental income for 10 years, only to pay up after getting caught and failed to report $500,000 of campaign contributions. Abel Maldonado owes the IRS $4 million for taking improper business deductions […]... (Continue Reading)

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Why voters need to reject slush fund politics

By Matt Kokkonen All over America, voters are rejecting the lies and half-truths of politicians. They are rejecting “business-as-usual” politics, secret political agendas, and the influence of Big Money on our elections. They are demanding greater transparency and accountability from public officials. They rightly believe that America’s legislative chambers are controlled by special interests–-be they Big Business or Big […]... (Continue Reading)

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