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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

If you were the president... what would you do?

Ok, I would

-Get rid of In God We Trust on Coins.
-Tax religion
-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.
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User currently offline767-322ETOPS From United States of America, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

Right now I would upgrade Air Force 1 to a 777-300.

Then, I would upgrade it to an A380 in 2006 (never mind the US/non-US stuff) and install a bowling alley and batting cage on the lower deck.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

"An-225-Encourage research and implementation of alternative fuels and environmentally-friendly cars, planes, etc.."

That's a good one, we can't rely on the Persian Gulf for our oil forever.

1. Expand the project that helps make soldiers teachers when they leave the military.

2. Cut $300,000 off my yearly salary and give it to the DC poor and encourage all other federal lawmakers to do the same. (Excellent display of leadership)

3. Work on making Community colleges cheaper for exiting high schoolers to start on their higher education.

4. Make CO put widebodys at CLE (No, just kidding).

5. Put more money into Community Service projects that will let kids play Little League, Basketball, etc. These kids can't get in trouble if they are playing sports.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1288 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...

"-Tax religion"
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...




I wish I were flying
User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Yeah and while you're at it, I believe that a dictatorship is the way to go.

Hey... you never have to worry about a proposal being tied up in Congress and you can kill those pesky people who oppose your agenda.

I think that Iraq is the perfect utopia!

Let's abolish Congress!!!!!  Big thumbs up

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

OK- updated list after I took a look at the ENORMOUS list of Federal agencies at firstgov.gov.

Shut down the U.S. Agency for International Development

Privatize AMTRAK

Shut down the EPA

Shut down the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Shut down the Federal Reserve Board

Shut down Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Shut down the IRS (obvisouly)

Close the National Endowment for the Humanities

Close the National Institute for Literacy



Basically switching to more of a states'-rights agenda.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Privatizing AMTRAK is a bad idea, trust me.



User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Uh... I don't think so.

Even the leftist wackos on NBC agree with me...

Why do you think its a bad idea? It has only lost billions ever since its conception.


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1260 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.

Don't really care for line item taxation...

Anyway, that's what I'd do.



Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

 Confused

User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Scary thought, Alex.  Big grin Oh well, the Socialist Party here in the United States doesn't get many votes anyway. One more won't pose much of a threat.

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Ok, come on people, I am not about to go out and vote for Socialist Party. But if a good Democratic or more likely Green candidate comes along - they'd get my vote.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1252 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.

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1237 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...
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Hey, this is friendly, eh?


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Hey, this is only a dream, you know. I would TRY to do those things. By the way, I do agree with a lot of Green points, COMRADE!

:D

Come on, people, some more replies. So far I was called a Commie, a Socialist, and threatened with deportation. How about more to-the point answers?

Good night,

Alex



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 1213 times:

An-

Since you have told us that you embrace significant portions of the Green platform, why not let us know which of the Green Party's platform points you adopt as your own?

Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks in advance for your thorough response.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1216 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.


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

Twotterwrench - if you would make it legal for people like me to be thrown out of the country - doesn't it mean that you don't want people like me in here?

By the way, I am gonna become a US Citizen soon, whether you like it or not.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1197 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.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

CPDC10-30 - Yeah.

N400QX - Maybe it will be different for you yanks, but i am sure AMTRAK is alot bigger than British Rail so there may be more difficultys.

EGGD


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

I'd also do these things

-Even though I am against marriage, I'd make it legal for the same sex couples to enjoy the same benefits as heterosexual couples.

-I'd also make it legal to have multiple husbands or multiple wives (after all, why not? It's their choice.)

Let me think of some more...




Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1183 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  Smile

-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.


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1173 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.  Big grin

  • 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.

  • Increase the minimum wage to $6.00 an hour.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1167 times:

A few things I forgot:

  • Prevent the Social Security funds from being invested, and put them in a lockbox.  Big grin

  • Improve on the current medicare and medicaid programs.

  • Tightly regulate HMO's.

25 CPDC10-30 : As Pink says...you make me sick. Since when did the US take ownership of the English language? Your country is not a homeland exclusivley for English
26 N400QX : Calm down. >If they choose to speak one language or another it is none of your business as long as they are making a contibution to the society. Yes,
27 Post contains images L-1011Alpha : I would : Take out the NAVY of Vieques make abortion illegal give airplanes to all the aviation enthusiasts..hehe
28 An-225 : I agree that people need to learn the language of the country they are in, that's just common sense. But that does not mean we should ban bilingual ed
29 EIPremier : 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
30 Cba : >>Yes, but you forget that now more than ever, we live in a global economy. Unless key trading partners with the US also levy higher taxes upon their
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