If I was President....My Platform
Original post made by Common Sense on Dec 14, 2011
Make all presidential candidates draw from a public fund.
Make the needed common sense adjustments to SS and Medicare.
Cut existing public pensions and future public pensions to a point where they are solvent.
Hire the best and toughest cost cutting-budget experts to go through the entire gov't and eliminate all the waste in every facet.
Simplify the tax code and raise taxes on the wealthiest and make sure that all but the poorest of the poor pay something.
Set up a program with cooperation between the gov't and private enterprise and rebuild the infrastructure of this country.
Establish some type of national teacher training academy,make teaching a desirable profession by raising standards and pay to attract the best people.Our educational system is failing and has to be fixed.
Take a new look at our role in the world and realize that we need to take care of our country and its problems first.
Rebuild our manufacturing base.We need to be able to build things again.
Sit down with the ceo's and retired ceo's of major corps and cut out all the b.s and decide what is needed to get them creating jobs here and not overseas.
Immigration....to be continued
Before you all start insulting me....What is sad is that every one of these things needs to get done,dem or repub...it doesn't matter,but we are unable to do ANYTHING.I am so tired of seeing nothing but name calling and complete total dishonest b.s.Everyone has to sacrifice to get us out of this rather dire mess.Nobody is willing to.Pretty soon it will not be a choice.There will simply be no money.Our high schools have about a 25 % drop out rate.Our society is in jeopardy and all we can do is refuse to compromise and sacrifice and make tough choices.500 bucks says that if there are 20 comments on this post in the next several days there will be name calling and insults...just like congress.We are pissed at congress but do the same thing.
on Dec 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm
Common Sense -
I'd vote for you! Add getting rid of the Electoral College!! Maybe start an online "write in" campaign. I bet there are a lot of us who are sick and tired of the "very left" or "very right" stick-in-the-mud to our party platform mentality of our elected officials.
BTW - I am an independent voter...and no one has wooed me yet in the 2012 election.
on Dec 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm
dublinmike is a registered user.
Hi Beth, to be an independent voter does not work so well in this decade. The only way, I believe, for independents and middle-roadies like me is to have a middle class party. That way you really have a choice and they often reflect our values most of the time.
Until that time happens, I will vote Democrat. Not because they are prefect but it beats the alternative of the extremist elements of the Republican party leadership.
Please note: I am referring to Republican leadership, not my friends and neighbors that are Republicans. We have so much in common.
on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm
First, common sense is not very 'common'...pretty rare.
Having 74 people drawing from tax dollars to run for office is a really bad idea.
We lobby Congress with every letter or call we make to our representatives.
There would be no need to cut public pension, if only we had followed FDR wisher to not allow government bodies to become hostage to our hired public workers....a truly terminally insane, self-limiting concept.
Unlimited personal incentive is what drove America to become number one in the world...destroying personal incentive is counter-productive.
Our education was world-class until 30 years go when teacher unions became more important than our students.
We ARE able to 'build things', we just can't build things at an affordable price ! ! (I wonder why)
Careful Common, a $500. bet ? not so 'common'.
Beth, our founders wanted us to elect representatives, to prevent crowds of ignorant individuals voting on every idea of the moment
DublinMike wants to follow the extreme left that is giving Obama such a hard time. I would say 'extreme' is 'extreme', left or right, so you are NOT middle, if you choose to stand with the extreme left.
Everything is a matter of 'perspective'.