reply to post by Druid42
per your request, here is where I stand on the issues you have asked me about.
We have a broken Economy, not just in the US, but in countries all over the world. We cannot point the finger at just one person or entity. In
reality, there are a number of factors that got us to where we are today.
Here in the US for example, during after the first major crash of our economy, regulations were put in place to ensure such a thing could never happen
again. Slowly, over the years, politicians, interest groups and bankers have stripped away those regulations, making it easier for them to
manipulate the economy and line their pockets…Which ended up leading to another crash.
We need to put those regulations back in place. After the 1929 crash, government programs were put in place to prevent a crash in the future. For
example, the SEC ( Security Exchange Commission) was created to regulate stocks, bonds and other commissions. The FDIC ( Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation) was created to insure crops planted by farmers.
We need to create new programs to create an organization of economic experts who will insure that will pull us out of this recession and put
regulations and programs in place to insure that we never have to suffer from another economic crash, again.
This is what I will do, should I be elected.
I stand in a position of non-intervention. We need to keep our hands and troops out of the business of other countries. We are spending massive
amounts of money in countries that we do not belong in, when that money could be put back into repairing our damaged economy.
Ron Paul once said "There's nobody in this world that could possibly attack us today... we could defend this country with a few good submarines. If
anybody dared touch us we could wipe any country off of the face of the earth within hours. And here we are, so intimidated and so insecure and we're
acting like such bullies that we have to attack third-world nations that have no military and have no weapons."
I agree with him. We need to keep our troops home, strengthen our own borders and protect them. We are in a wonderful position to defend out
interests and nation right here at home, with out forcing our noses into other peoples business.
World Trade/Free Trade:
Free trade is the answer to many conflicts across the world. I stand in a similar position with Ron Paul on this one as well, in that, for example, it
is time to open up trade with Cuba again. You can gain a lot of political and diplomatic influence through free trade.
Also, I am not in favor of trade sanctions. That has never worked. Not in Cuba and not anywhere else. All that has done has put strain on relations
and hurt the citizens of those country.