I want to see a politician take reasonable practical steps to solve problems. All we get out of both parties are two extreme positions that just seem
suicidal for our country.
On our debt burden: I want to see the extremely rich taxed more. How is it fair that the Walton heirs make several hundred million a year each while
half their employees qualify for food stamps. You see that means the public is getting screwed over twice. First the employer is reaping insane
profits at the expense of the hard working employee, then the other tax payers foot the bill to help support the poor worker. In a way that is welfare
for the elite isn't it. We all get to pay part of the salary of hard working people so the rich don't have to hurt themselves paying a living wage for
a hard days' work.
I want to see reasonable cuts to both the military and social programs. Not one or the other, but both! Throw some folks off welfare benefits and
close a few military bases overseas.
I want to see resolution on the immigration thing. Either let them stay or run them out. I don't care, but for goodness sakes don't let them keep
I want to see my environment protected, but I don't want to see the economy ruined for it. Drill for the oil, but spend the money to find ways to ween
ourselves off of it in the very near future so that my local river doesn't get polluted because some oil company is trying to cut corners to increase
some rich guys dividends. Nothing pisses me off worse than when some politician (who honestly has little technical knowledge about anything other than
telling lies with a nice smile) tells me that that is a stupid and unworkable idea, then I turn my tv on to find out that Germany is producing half
its electricity from solar power.
I want to see every american have health care. You can't tell me it can't be done because lots of countries are doing it. Quite a few are doing it
better than we are, for cheaper. "But I don't want the government running my healthcare." Well, duhhh, your for profit insurance company already is
running your healthcare, ya idgit! Sure you got a choice. Find another job with another provider.
Why should medicare be privatized? So more rich people can get their grubby hands in the pie? No, keep it like it is, but fix it. Stopping that 10%
fraud rate would be a start. And why should a specialist doctor earn a half million a year looking at my prostate when the woman teaching my kid to
read and the cop getting shot at earn 35k?
I want the federal government out of my life as much as possible. It is none of your business what I'm eating. Go pick on monsanto and their terror
crops if you want to fix my food. Leave my unpastuerized milk the heck alone. Get those drones out of my sky. Heres an idea. Instead of gathering all
the taxes and then redistributing it to the states with strings attached, why don't you get your hands off of it and let the states do the taxing.
They can do things however they want with that tax money. If I don't like it I can visit my state congressman 3 miles up the road or move to the next
Get out of my 5 year olds education. Help the students go to college though with some loans and grants. For gods sake shut down those junk for profit
schools whose degrees count for nothing and whose graduates default on their loans at twice the rate of public and non profit schools. Don't give
loans or grants to students who are doomed to fail, cuz you'll never get our tax money back. Half those who start college drop out. If they struggled
to get a C average in high school then they get nothing until they can prove themselves through a few semesters of college.
If we have too many graduates then make college harder. Weed out the weakest from the university system instead of not helping the smart ones out. In
doing these things we can help students and guarantee ourselves a return on our investments by A) getting our money back, and B) turning out only very
good graduates who have an excellent chance of making something of themselves for their sake and societys sake.
I have a lot more, but I'll just leave it at that.
edit on 16-6-2012 by Erectus because: (no reason given)