I'm going to bring a spin to the thread and, being a Canadian, say what I would do if I was Prime Minister;
1.) Eliminate all television adds, and replace them with informative, educational commercials; this might include facts, statistics, and interesting
questions about human beings, nay, our entire world. Perhaps interesting quotes from individuals throughout our history, jokes, and the like. I
wondered, one day, what might be the effect if this was done; our populace would be more educated (perhaps?).
2.) Forgive 1/2 of all student debt, and force top earning corporations to pay the other half (which would be tax deductable), thus eliminating
student debt all together. Look at it this way, it's an investment in your future employees. Concequently, this would free up more money to help the
ever increasing need for an economy where people need to always spend money and buy things (though I don't agree with this, freeing up money via
eliminating debt would accomplish that goal.)
3.) Introduce a "Exceptional Persons Tax"; exceptional persons are exactly that. Those who normally wouldn't be regarded as persons (i.e. coporations)
have had an exception made, and for some reason (again, I do not agree with this notion), corporations are
considered persons (i.e. the
exception has been made). Exceptional persons, in turn, produce exceptional concequences from their actions; the environment, public policy,
pollution, the economy, foreign policy, etc. The ability of my person to influence these things, compared with the ability of a corporate person, is
quite small; thus, a corporate person, is an exceptional person, producing exceptional consequences, and thus, requires an Exceptional Tax.
As for where that tax money would go; it would utilized to fund a nation wide "Greenhome" initiative which would, essentially, aim at making each
household semi or fully independent from the existing, and aging, infrastructure. The arguement for this tax would likely originate from a stance of
national security ( Extreme whether, War, Financial collapse, etc.) -- that is to say, a populace whose homes allow them to live comfortably
independent from national infrastructure is ultimately better off to deal with a wide array of potential disasters.
4.) Run a national disclosure campaign, aimed at "airing the dirty laundry". In a sense, let it all hang out; a clean slate, and cover everything from
corruption, pollution, coverups, false flags, aliens, you name it, and it gets disclosed. Information is vital, and in an environment like todays
world which is changing very rapidly, informed discisions can only be made by having accurate information.
5.) Create two new Bill of Rights; i) Economic Bill of Rights, ii) Virtual (internet) Bill of rights. I believe this step is self explanatory (though
if not, I will be happy to elaborate).
6.) Begin a withdraw of all troops abroad, and initiate diplomacy talks as well as diplomatic measures with states and countries that have
traditionally been viewed as "enemies". I need not discuss the grave concequences when two powers are at odds with eachother and communications break
down (Cuban missle crisis + Able archer, anyone?) I do not believe in enemies; I believe in opponents. Opponents are just that; they are opposed to
what ever you are "supposed" to. Opponents can be become allies and friends, whereas enemies call for some measure of elimination.
There's my plan; Anyone wanna vote for me?
edit on 19-1-2013 by anon4m05 because: (no reason given)