posted on Jul, 17 2004 @ 01:13 AM
Well, the first thing I would do is put John McCain as my Vice President. He is a war hero, and a statesman, and I believe the people and other
government officials would look to him in time of crisis.
Next I would appoint Wesley Clark as Secretary of Defense. He is a career military man, and understands wartime and peacetime policy very well. He is
also well-spoken, and has never had any great scandal surrounding him.
As for Secretary of State, I would choose Christiine Tood Whtman. She has a recognizable face and name, and has proven herself with years of great
service to our nation.
For National Security Advisor I would choose Richard Clarke. I think he got a bad rap after his whole flab with Bush and is deserving of the position.
He knows people, and knows people who know people. He is also looked upon kindly by the intelligence community which is essential for this job.
The first thing I would do is create a task force with the Army War College and get their advice on how to handle Iraq. I would ask the U.N. for
support, and do my best to get NATO involved. Bringing Democracy to that region (which is about the only thing that would salvage the situation at
this pont) is a job for the entire free world, not just us.
I would cancel Halliburton's contracts, and instead put all of the contracts up for bid, which is what should have been done. If France is willing to
pay the money to do it, then let them. We can't afford to do it on our own.
Next I would institute a flat tax, and take the headaches out of taxes. I would require that the IRS submit, within 12 months, a tax law, based on a
flat tax, that can fit in a 20 page brochure. I would also make sure the wording was simple and at an 8th grade reading level so that any American
could instantly pick it up, read through it, and know what they have to pay.
I would funnel money into Space Exploration by encouraging the privatization of space and would triple NASA's current budget.
I would demolish the PATRIOT act, give tax breaks to companies who created 8,000 or more jobs a year within the U.S., encourage defense contractors to
design and implement ways to get us away from oil, and would match state funding for education.
These are my initial ideas. What are yours?