reply to post by grover
What college students want:
Costs and Jobs
Looking for Action
Seeking Balanced Budget
Upbeat About Future
Want to Be Heard
Costs. We just learned if we did not already know costs are very closely tied to the price of crude oil. I would forbid SPECULATORS in the Food,
Energy and Financial markets. TOO important to society to turn over to Vegas types. No future buying unless you are in the industry AND you cannot
sell what you have bought for 90 days.
Jobs. We need to extend the current unemployment period from 26 weeks (half a year) to 52 weeks. Then, anytime unemployment rises above 6%, we extend
it INDEFINITELY until it goes back to UNDER 6%.
Economy First. We can make a big headway by repealing ALL the laws passed under Reagan and the 2 Bushes. We can re-staff the regulatory agencies. We
should look into combing the regulators into a new Economic Regulating Commission. 10 commissioners. Appointees: 2 chosen by House Dems, 1 by GOP, 2
by Senate Dems, 1 by GOP. 4 academics or other non-political appointees by reputation. Chairman designated by the President. All subject to Senate
approval. 10 year terms. One term only. Chairman on for 3 years and may be re-appointed.
Balanced Budget. Down and dirty numbers. Our $3 t. budget goes like this. $1.8 t. to social security and Medicare. $350 b. to interest on debt. $650
b. for Defense. $50 b. to VA. ALL OTHER GOVERNMENT SPENDING, $150 b. All of which has been cut and re-cut.
Get serious. The only place to make REAL cuts in spending is in the WAR (Orwellian name - Defense) budget. We CANNOT have Guns and Butter! Choose one
and quit complaining. For al Qaeda double the size of the FBI. That’s their job, catching law-breakers.
Balanced budget. See above. RAISE revenues when you cannot cut EXPENDITURES. I mean what’s this anyway? Are we as smart as a 5th grader or not?
Upset about the Future? Try a cheaper whiskey. I find a good blend by Glenmore Distillery is OK! Old Thompson.
Want to be Heard? Unless you can produce votes or money, you are not welcome in the Halls of Congress - or your state capitol or your city hall.
You’ve been OUTBID! How to fix it?
CFR - Campaign Finance Reform.
The public must pay for elections. 100%. Private money must be outlawed. Look at 84 year old Ted Stevens of Alaska. Do you honestly think this is the
first time he sold his vote? Wake up.
[edit on 11/9/2008 by donwhite]