reply to post by macman
I would say there are a lot of good ideas here, but I don't agree with all of them.
First, stop the crap of Nation Building/Rebuilding. If a nation flexes its muscle at us, and has the means to back it up, scorched earth and
move on to the next item of the day.
I agree, this sort of problem should be dealt with under trade treaties.
Complete either the flat tax or fair fax, abolish the IRS. FOR EVERYONE, even businesses.
All fed taxes should come from interstate and international trade. Average people who do not engage in trade at those levels should have very little
in federal taxes. Fed taxes should be much more user related.
Return Education back to the States, where it belongs, abolish the Failed Department of Un-Education.
Far as I am concenrned it is the states that screw up our nations educational system, and the red states are the worst offenders. The fed gov should
set educational standards. The bigger screwed up system is where you have to pay huge amounts of money to these universities that turn out nothing
but programmed conformists, in order to be eligable to get most high paying jobs. Set up standardized testing for all acceptable qualification
standards. Those should be the only qualifiers to work in fields requiring such qualifiers.
Stop aid to foreign countries, at the very least until our budget is balanced.
Yeah, and stop all immigration until unemployment reaches a reasonable level. It is young people who get screwed the most by these high immigration
rates which lock people out of entry level jobs.
Balance the budget, every year.
Tell that to the conservatives/republicans. Who should pay off that enourmous debt the conservatives/republicans created under the last 3
conservatives/republicans admins? How about the people who benefitted the most during the time the debt was created, which would be the super
The fact is that Reagan, Bush, and Bush along with their conservatives/republican allies conspired and pulled off the greatest wealth redistribution
in history, stealing from the workers, and giving to the con artists.
Abolish the DEA and legalize Marijuana. If people want to pollute their body, it is their right to do so.
Completely agree, and allow hemp for industrialized products as well. This has to be the most egregious abuse of currently existing law. Clearly
this is an area where the U.S. constitution has been completely ignored.
Scale back Social programs and handouts. 6 months on all benefits.
I agree. In a nation as rich as ours, with our current ability to produce more than we consume, I don't mind helping out the truly needy, but the
system as it currently stands, is messed up.
At the same time, if someone is putting in a 40 hour work week, they should be able to afford a minimal level of shelter and subsistence. Illegal
immigration has robbed people on the lower end of the scale of the ability to survive with dignity. Not everybody is going to be high tech, some
people are only going to get the lower levels of work, but if they are working, they should be earning enough to survive. Back in the sixities, a
janitor could afford a modest home, and enough to raise future janitors, and there is no reason why it should not still be this way when we are now
far more productive. A rigged labor market which is giving way to the rise in slavery world wide is not something we should tolerate.
Stop bailing out banks and GM. If they can't operate as they are correctly structured, then they either fail or restructure.
Then they should also grab back those giant bonuses the CEOs gave themselves while bankrupting those companies. Allowing those companies to fail
would have stripped a great deal of wealth from a lot of people who got screwed over by a whole lot of fraudulent business practices.
The better answer is to not allow this fraud to be perpetrated in the first place, and that means putting checks and balances in place to prevent
corrupt business practices.
We all got screwed by what was allowed to happen over the last ten years since banking deregulation was passed.
Bring back the Gold standard, end the Federal Reserve.
I don't buy the gold standard concept. Labor and ideas are what create wealth. How about creating fed treas notes, and let the fed res notes serve
as the worlds money standard, separate from the people of the U.S.. It is time we started treating these International Corporations as what they are,
entities that are not a part of the U.S., and certainly not equals with U.S. citizens, when it comes to government priorities.
March 0bama, Geithner, Napolitano, Frank and others into criminal proceedings.
March Cheney and the entire Bush family first.
edit on 20-12-2011 by poet1b because: missing comment on drug laws
edit on 20-12-2011 by poet1b because: spelling