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originally posted by: Bluntone22
First of all I know that nobody is perfect. But let's aim for close.
I also realize that we are 300 plus million people and will not always agree on the best course of action.
That being said,
All you need to do is scroll thru the new thread list on ATS to see what's going on in American politics. Every other thread is a hit piece on a candidate from both parties. Some are justified and some are just fluff. The odd thing is that none of them are on how good or qualified their choice is in any subject. They all suck.
I started thinking about what kind of person I want for president. The lesser of two evils just ain't working for me.
So here goes.
Most important to me is the economy. We can solve any other problem if we have a strong economy. Manufacturing in my opinion is key so somebody wanting to bring back the jobs is a great start. How it's done be it tariffs or whatnot is a detail for another day. I want someone with a good economic plan.
Next I want someone with new ideas to eliminate wasteful government spending. We waste way to much money on administration for the kind of results we recieve. You can't name a program that doesn't flush millions down the drain.
I want welfare reform. That doesn't mean I want to throw people out on their butts and have their children starve. But at the same time welfare should not be a career choice. Able bodied people need jobs and that goes back to the above mentioned economy.
I want immigration reform. We don't have to close the border. Sign up at the booth on the way across. Get your picture taken, fingerprints filed and recieve your guest worker photo ID. Enjoy your stay.
How about the equal rights act?
Gay marriage recognized by the federal goverment. It's long overdue for gays to file joint tax returns and be afforded the rights married people recieve. Marriage is a legal contract and we should not be discriminating.
Lastly and I didn't include every topic, is healthcare reform.
The cost of medical care is ridiculous. That has to be resolved before the whole system implodes. All entities involved need to compromise. This might be the hardest issue to fix but the results would be worth the effort. Making sure everybody has to buy insurance is not the solution.
That is a few of my ideas for a perfect president. I doubt he/she exists or would be allowed to do any of the things I would like to see resolved. Pipe dream? Maybe.
What is your idea of a perfect president?
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