Monday, November 5, 2012

Obama and Romney are not focusing on USA's Basic Problems

From an American friend

FYI - see attached from xyz  - I take this as apolitical until the very end when words cross the page.  There are big problems we in the USA must address. Yes it is time for change, but given the current political System that has evolved where Big Money buys our politicians - I don't think it matters much who is elected, until the System is fixed!  As Richard says below - excuse the foul language!

Some Ideas I have that I have not heard either presidential candidate discuss are:

 a.. Follow the Constitution
 b.. No more arguing over the Second Amendment (Right to Keep & Bear Arms) - it is in our Constitution and that is that - we must follow our Constitution
 c.. Term limits for Senators & Congressmen
 d.. Stop these ridiculous 1.5 year campaigns,
 e.. A Company is not a person, stop the lobbying - PACs/Super PACs,
 f.. Like Great Britain have a 3 month campaign and give each candidate a fixed amount of money from the tax payer for his/her campaign,
 g.. A draft (you either go into the Military or Peace Corps to serve your country - since right now only 1% of the families have kids in the military and care about what we are up to),
 h.. Congress must declare War as in the Constitution, something that hasn't happened since 1941,
 i.. A Balanced Budget will be required, I don't know much about it - but look at the good parts of the Simpson Bowles Plan & the Volcker Rule
 j.. Welfare would be temporary and you would be trained for a job and then placed, no money for making babies,
 k.. Deal with real Health Care Issues such as: Tort Reform (malpractice law suits against doctors), the outrageous prices we pay compared to the rest of the world for pharmaceuticals, get control of the healthcare insurance companies that are ripping us off,
 l.. Bring back the Glass Steagall Act to control the Big Banks from ripping us off,
 m.. No Too Big To Fail - No bailing the Big Banks out for their f-ups - let them break up and get bought up and resurface - that is Capitalism,
 n.. No more Crony Capitalism - No Revolving Door - when you leave Congress, the Military or Government in general - no working for Government contractors for at least 5 years,
 o.. Control our borders,
 p.. Temporary work visas for seasonal workers,
 q.. Take a real close look at H1B visas to see if there really is a shortage of expertise or is this another way of bringing in cheap labor and undercutting the American worker,
 r.. No trickle down tax breaks for the rich but tax breaks for their corporations when 75% of their product is "Made in America",
 s.. Restructure Foreign Aid (an oxymoron) so it is mainly for education, healthcare and food relief (etc.) during emergencies such as droughts, hurricanes
 t.. Use 75% of Foreign aid money as low interest loans or even grants in high risk environments to encourage our private sector to invest in Developing Countries where they have unique natural resources to have at least some some of the added value of their raw products transformed in the country of origin, but with salaries based upon Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) that is related to the cost of living so as to create a middleclass & deal with environmental issues - no more overseas investments that undercut the American worker for Slave Labor and no Environmental Controls
I am sure there is more but this would be a good start.


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