Re: My Campaign Platform
posted at 6/26/2010 8:48 AM EDT
The government's biggest problem is deficit spending which has caused a 13 trillion dollar debt whose interest payment makes up the 3rd largest item in the government budget. We cannot keep spending over our income.
In political debates politicians should be required to finish answering the question rather than just stalling for time by thanking everyone.
The government should require TV/radio stations to provide a certain amount of air time for each candidates in every TV/radio market to get their message out. This specified amount of time should be all the TV/radio advertising they should be allowed to do. The problem is it costs way too much to buy Air time that politicians are required to be deeply indebted to people even before they get elected.
I think that there should be mandatory drug tests for all welfare/medicaid recipients. Plus they should be required to attend a vocational school to learn a skill while taking the government hand out. Plus the handout should convert to be a loan 6 months after the person gets a job. All payments stop after one year of being unemployed. Plus immediately before receiving your first check you should have to get fixed. You shouldn’t be able to have more kids when you have to rely on another person’s money. Money says “in god we trust” welfare food stamps should say “get a job you lazy bum”
Food stamps should only be able to buy Rice, Beans, bread, fruits, sugar, flour and veggies.
Any company who outsources jobs to other countries should be required to pay the difference in salary payroll from here/ to the outsourced country in domestic hiring on top of an additional tax.
The standard tax form with deductions takes approximately 24 hours to complete due to the fact that it is so long and confusing, no wonder people are forced to turn to tax preparation services. T think they should find the average amount paid for a specific amount of salary and then make people pay that much annually regardless. People with the same amount of annual income tend to have similar characteristics in the amount invested and how it is invested. If they just made a flat rate per income bracket and removed all the time consuming deductions they wouldn’t need to hire auditors, lawyers, etc. at the IRS it would just come down to did you pay the flat rate, yes. Ok./no. pay up buddy. End of story no audits required.
Unemployment benefits should not last 99 weeks. It should be 6 months. Once again it should be a loan that payments will be made on 6 months after a new job is received.
The healthcare system is in shambles. I think we should get rid of HMO's. The problem is that people are investing in HMO's so healthcare costs soar due to the need to make profit. Universal healthcare is an important issue and is doable but we need to redo the entire system. The other thing is that DR's are required to have so much malpractice insurance that they have to raise their rates.
Insurance companies should not have investors, Just contributors. The whole point of insurance is to provide people with assurance that if disaster strikes they will have something to help get their life back.
I am tired of bailing out all these privately owned companies, especially when they were entirely in the wrong. I think that we should have given the money to one of the banks that didn’t give these bad mortgages and let them buy out the failing banks that broke the rules. This way we are not rewarding bad behavior. The company who wrote the bad mortgage is just as responsible for the person’s inability to pay it as the person who got it. They have access to all their financial information they should be able to foresee this kind of problem.
Banks kick people out of their house immediately after nonpayment even when the case is that the person given the loan simply was laid off. I think that the person should be allowed to live there until a new buyer is found on the stipulation that they continue to maintain the house and if they are able to start to make payments again they can retain the ownership with little or no penalty. We have so many houses sitting open which are not maintained thus hurting the resale value and leading to vandalism and lower property values of the neighboring properties.
There are way too many lawsuits in this country. Lawyers bar licenses should be like liquor licenses. There would be only a set # and someone has to die before you can get one.
Presidential and congressional candidates should be required to wear jumpsuits with patches of all their campaign contributors like NASCAR drivers.
Every candidate should have to run independently. Too many times candidates just follow their party’s opinions and don’t stand up for what they believe in. Plus having a party system it automatically divides congress into groups/parties. Rather than working together they are working against each other.
The prison system should not have cable TV. They should be forced to do hard labor all day. I propose a gravel factory the old fashioned way. We give them big rocks and they smash it with sledge hammers until they have small rocks. That way they would be too tired to do anything else after 12 hours of smashing rocks. I worked a jackhammer for a summer and when I got home I went to bed immediately after eating. All prisoners should be in solitary confinement. It gives them a chance to think about what they did.
I don’t understand people bitching, “I can’t find a job” there is plenty of work out there, the question is, are you willing to do the work that is required. For some reason illegal aliens from Mexico keep coming across the border is search of work, obviously these people whom most of which don’t speak fluent English manage to find work or they would stop coming to America. Americans are getting lazy and to content in the jobs they have to know how good we actually have it.
college students should not be taxed on the little amount of income that they make? They are in school to hopefully become more productive members of society, who will make more money in the future which the government will tax them on. In order for a student to file they must take the immense amount of time to fill out the tax forms just to pay the government a few hundred dollars on the little money they made bussing tables, even though they have thousands of dollars of loans. It sounds to me as if joe college student has a negative net income if they make $10000 working over the summer and part time during the school year but every year has $30,000 worth of student loans.
Colleges should be required to provide the textbooks to students, that way they wouldn’t keep changing the textbook every year when the professor writes a new book and wants to sell a few hundred copies to poor college students.
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