I've been reading a lot of posts lately that have to do with one side or the other, of the coming US Presidential elections. And there was a very
interesting thread about why people don't like the USA very much right now. It got me to thinking. If YOU were suddenly in charge of whatever country
you live in, America, Canada, England, Australia or wherever, what changes would you make?
So the point of this thread is not to bash the USA or any other country or political group. Whatever country you live in, I'd like you first to
identify it, and then tell us what policy changes you would make if you were suddenly put in charge. No voting on it, no questioning it. Just law
because you said so.
For me.....I'm in Canada. I'd allow marijuana and govern it like liquore. Taxed and at licensed stores. And I'd promote the other aspects of hemp
farmimg. Bio-fuel, fabric thread, paper, etc. I'd endorse "green" policies for businesses to get tax breaks. Citizens who buy hybrid cars would see
maybe 10-15% of the purchase price paid for by the same tax incentives.
I'd bring in the death penalty for the worst offenders of violent crimes, as decided by a jury of thier piers. Why should we pay to care for someone
who doesn't want to be a member of our society and we don't intend on giving another chance to?
I'd expand health care to include more medicines for everyone, if they need them, without raising premiums too much. I'd cover dental, etc, too.
I'd make a law to have no less than 1 statutory holiday per month, for all. I'd also pay our olympic level athletes a lot more money. I'd want them
training FT. Not working FT and training PT. They provide a top source of national pride.
More money for doctors, nurses, etc. We need to keep them here. More free college programs, too. Maybe you start out having to pay your loans back.
But upon graduation, they get excused. At least half anyways. All countries should want all thier citizens to reach thier full potentials. It's just
better for the whole nation in the long run.
Anyways, thanks for your thoughts. Be nice and be well.
[edit on 9/13/2008 by Static Sky]