originally posted by: sarra1833
Thinking terms of jobs, taxes, Healthcare (not insurance persay but literal Healthcare as a whole), too much world police /not enough world police,
education from pre school to college, tuition, homeless people, the rich, middle class, poor, any any other ideals you feel strongly toward.
Now say you won potus. What would you do
My first act as POTUS is to remove all taxes for people earning less than $200,000 USD/year.
I consider this to be the "low income" bracket.
Second, anyone earning less than $50,000 USD/year, gets a "Basic Income" supplement from the government to make up the difference, so that every adult
gets a minimum annual income of $50K. This I consider to be the "poverty level".
Next I pass a law setting the prices for all the necessities of life: basic food, medicine,non-fashion clothes, transportation, auto insurance,
etc..letting the other things set prices according to supply and demand market forces.
This establishes a "floor" below which no human can fall, in terms of lifestyle.
Next we get universal health care, run by the government, not requiring people to buy medical insurance. Since, when my neighbor comes down with the
flu, and has to go to work on the same bus as me, he'll transmit that flu to me, so we need health care for all people, operated by the government, to
ensure we're not risking the health of the rest of the population, just because one guy can't afford his own medicals to get well. Health Care is not
a personal responsibility, it's a collective responsibility, and should be treated as such.
All education is free. No one has to pay for education, since the entire society benefits when we are all better educated. And anything that benefits
all of us, should not place a financial burden on any one of us, since if one person can't afford his own education, we all lose out because of it.
We abolish homelessness, everyone gets a roof over their heads. But, there are no "homeless shelters", since it's a bad idea to dump all the homeless
people together, their collective negative thoughts will hamper any one of them hoping to rise up and do better. So, we scatter the homeless in homes
mixed in with the rest of the population, so they can meet and greet ordinary folk who have found intresting things to do in their lives, and can get
motivated watching successful people, rather than remain un-motivated watching fellow homeless people mourn and groan.
Well, those are some of the things I'd see done as POTUS.