reply to post by sbctinfantry
Well, there are solutions. The solutions take brutal honesty and strong leadership. We don't have either one in our current Congress,
Administration, or MSM.
Here is my solution for immigration and borders.
That is an old thread, and my opinion and plan is somewhat more evolved and developed now, but the premise is still very similar to that.
We can't control natural disasters, but we can help a lot with tort reform, limiting frivolous lawsuits, helping get more rescuers and volunteers on
the ground after a disaster. We can also invest money into infrastructure and technology and upgrade our domestic situation instead of bailing out
international corporations and failing business plans. I think Obama mentioned some of that stuff in his campaign, but he quickly switched to the
dark side and paid off the corporations instead.
We can do away with many stupid criminal laws that don't have a clear victim, like consenting prostitution and a popular herb. We could tax those
industries and divert the law enforcement power to real crimes.
We could fix the tax code to make it short, simple, and fair. There are several plans out there that would be acceptable to me. A Flat Tax for
everything over $30k would be decent. The so-called "Fair Tax" would be ok. The "Consumption Tax" or basically a National Sales Tax would be ok.
As long as it is simple to interpret, hard to dodge, and everyone pays.
We could fix healthcare and insurance industries by fixing tort reform, subsidizing research and making more drugs and treatments available faster and
cheaper, and controlling the costs of healthcare. This would bring everyone's costs down, get rid of the fraudulent and dishonest industry it has
become, and putting more responsibility for treatment options in the hands of patients and doctors.
We could let bad businesses fail. Sure, it will create unemployment temporarily, but it will also reduce the supply side of the equation, and create
an environment that fosters innovation and creativity. Remember the old adage, "innovation is born out of necessity."????? When we save the
failing businesses, we remove necessity and kill the innovation. Imagine if all those GM workers hit the streets with their years of experience and
ideas, and they found a few dozen start up companies willing to put them to work? Instead of encumbering future generations with taxes, instead we
would have a dozen budding businesses with new ideas and new products and new opportunities for the next generation! The same goes for banks. Let
their chickens come home to roost. They were fraudulent and deceptive and they should be bankrupt.
We could fix Education by realizing not everyone is going to be a Doctor or Lawyer or Engineer. Not everyone needs Calculus or French class. Widen
the parameters of instruction, let some people become excellent in some other field like welding or automechanics or plumbing. Let the academics
excel in academics and let the others excel in something that fits their unique skillset. Stop educating to the masses and start educating at a state
and local level to the individual. Teach Civics! Teach more World history, and literature, and geography!
We could fix racism by stopping all special agendas and projects and just enforcing the anti-discrimination laws. Prosecute those people that clearly
make judgements based on color of skin, but stop requiring quotas and affirmative action. HUD and Real Estate professionals actually have a pretty
good handle on this, other industries could emulate their policies and laws.
There are solutions, but they are not always politically correct, they are not painless, they are not easy, and they won't necessarily be popular,
but we need leaders that are willing to speak the truth and promote the ideas that may not be popular, but at least they are logical and sensical, and
Please feel free to add, polish, streamline, or point out the glaring problems with that "platform" because I might just use it in the near future!!