An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 36 Posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
If you were the president... what would you do?
Ok, I would
-Get rid of In God We Trust on Coins.
-Make free healtchare and education possible.
-Legalize marijuana and put users of harder drugs on perscription.
-Introduce line item taxation (citizens would decide on what percentage of their income goes where)
-End infringement of first amendment rights.
-Encourage research and implementation of alternative fuels and environmentally-friendly cars, planes, etc..
-Legalize abortion once and for all.
That's all I can come up with right now, tell me what you think.
Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
"-Get rid of In God We Trust on Coins. "
Good idea for a secular state. But replace it with "in Marx we trust" is not a good idea...
again, good idea in a regular state, if you mean non-charitable income of religeous groups.
"-Make free healtchare and education possible. "
Only way to do that is to increase taxes across the board. That hits healthy people with no children unfairly.
"-Legalize marijuana and put users of harder drugs on perscription. "
BAD. Best way is to give all drugusers an overdose. Gets rid of the addicts and the drugs both.
"-Introduce line item taxation (citizens would decide on what percentage of their income goes where) "
The IRS already takes 30% of all tax returns to run itself. The bureaucracy needed for such a program would increase that to 100%, leaving noone anuthing to choose...
"-End infringement of first amendment rights. "
Nice one. Introduce the deathpenalty without parole or trial for anyone seen doing anything against the law?
"-Encourage research and implementation of alternative fuels and environmentally-friendly cars, planes, etc.. "
That is already being done, but is coming along slowly by people complaining about the high budgets for science and technology and people complaining that more money needs to go to "preservation" projects and less to long-term engineering projects.
"-Legalize abortion once and for all. "
I think that contradicts your statement about the first ammendment...
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
If I were president, here is what I would do:
-Create a government loan programme for the building of churches, temples, cynagogs, and mosques.
-Implement a stricter immigration policy and take stricter measures against Mexico on that front. (Vicente Fox said that the illegal immigration from Mexico was a US problem...yeah friggen right)
-Switch the US over to the metric system.
-Stricter enforcement of CURRENT gun control laws.
-Implement a nationwide standardized eduational system.
-Commision a government study to look into the construction of a state-run government transit authority of high speed rail lines to help alleviate airline congestion.
-Price caps based upon income brackets for health insurance, thus making it impossible for familes to have to pay more than they possibly can for healthcare. No huge tax increases, no gov't subsidized healthcare system, insurers still get money. Everyone's happy.
-Take a stand against American military intervention in foreign wars (THAT'S WHY WE HAVE U.N. PEACEKEEPING FORCES).
-Postpone a national Missle defence programme until we have the proper funding to build it and still maintain a reasonable surplus.
-Take steps toward making the US more of an isolationist country that takes more interest in itself than in foreign wars and interests.
Twotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
Well, alex, the diversity in america is one thing that makes it great. Good thing is that those of us with common sense outnumber you socialists by a large degree. So, you spout your nonesense, we patriots will make fun of you and life will go on as it always has.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 6010 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Read the Green platform!
With Greens, who needs socialists? Comrade?
You may as well mandate pixie-dust for all the reality that you show in your wish list.
As President, you'd lack the authority to do most of what you've said... but, of course, since you seem generally to disregard the fundamental underpinnings of our system of government- the primacy of states over federal- it wouldn't be much of a leap to simply choose a "benevolent" dictatorship... then you could do just as you please.
And watch the good ol' USA slide, headlong, into the abyss. In such case, maybe Mexico would take us back?
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
CPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4945 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
If you are such a"freedom" oriented country, why would you want to remove those who are expressing different beliefs than your own? A truly free society is one that tolerates and moderates dissent amoung its citizens without force.
Militarize the border? Against what? Snow? Bears? Racoons? Squirrels? Beavers? They pose a far higher risk than the Canadian army.
And N400QX, EGGD is expressing the British experience, which is that deregulation was a DISASTER for the British rail system...and in fact many lives have been lost as a direct result.
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
>Militarize the border? Against what?
Illegals. The immigration rate today is approaching the levels it was in the 1930s. That isn't a bad thing, except for the vast majority of immigrants are ILLEGALS from Mexico. The Border Patrol obviously isn't cutting it, so we should stick the military on our borders. Our military isn't in existance to patrol anything in the Balkans, it's in existance to protect our borders. I wasn't thinking of the Canadian border... we only have problems with terrorists and drugs coming over that one.
>And N400QX, EGGD is expressing the British experience, which is that deregulation was a DISASTER for the British rail system
Privatizing AMTRAK has absolutely nothing to do with deregulation. It has everything to do with privitizing a rail line (just like an airline, mind you) that has been losing billions upon billions upon billions of our tax dollars ever since its conception.
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
-Eliminate public displays/warnings/instructions etc. that are written in any language except English, if they wanna live here, learn the damned language.
-Make castration a punishment for sexual offenders
-If girls decide to have an abortion, make it mandatory that they get their "tubes tied" permanently, that way they won't ever have to make that decision again.
-make abortion illegal, but make hand grips on wire clothes hangers mandatory
-make punishments for smog violations harsher. I am no environmentalist, but when I see a car (especially in front of me) spewing white smoke, I just want to scream "GET A TUNE UP". A lot of times, these cars are plastered with Greenpeace stickers.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
CBA's Presidential Agenda
Increase gasoline taxes to spur a decrease in fuel consumption, and developement of alternative energy, and more usage of mass transit.
Place an extra tax on trucks and SUVs, or any other car that gets low mileage. This and the above gas tax would force people to buy smaller cars that consume less fuel, and get rid of high consuming vehicles like SUVs. However, there would be exemptions on this for people who actually need a truck or SUV.
Increase corporate taxes (only for large corporations, small to medium sized businesses would not be affected).
Lower individual taxes for all classes. Because more of the tax burden would be placed on the larger corporations, this would allow for a tax cut for all individuals. It would also promote the growth of small and medium sized businesses, while reducing conglomerates.
Create a Consumer's Bill of Rights.
Lower drinking age to 18. It's ridiculous that an 19 year old in the USA is old enough to vote and get drafted to war, but they can't legally have a beer. Jenna Bush would probably vote for if I ran for president.
Legalize marijuana for terminally ill patients.
Make sure oil drilling in Alaska never occures.
Assist Israel and Palestine in stopping the ongoing violence, and reaching a permanent peace agreement.