View Poll Results: Waht would you do?

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  • Somthing Economy related

    30 52.63%
  • Something foriegn policy related

    19 33.33%
  • Something War related

    17 29.82%
  • Something about the enviornment

    14 24.56%
  • Something immigration related

    21 36.84%
  • Something gay marrige related

    15 26.32%
  • Something Alternative energy related

    18 31.58%
  • Something drug realated

    18 31.58%
  • All or many of the above

    28 49.12%
  • Other

    17 29.82%
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Thread: If you were the president of the United States...

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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I'll address this as you have included industry pros in my field.

    This is pretty easy, put the SS funds in a guaranteed account or as was mentioned in early 2k a "lock box" if you will, let the fund rebuild itself and then fund qualified individual annuity accounts for those entering the market currently using the surplus funds after mandatory payouts are met. As the program becomes more solvent dedicate more funds towards annuity principle and for those qualified funds exempt the "tax ceiling" on retirement accounts. That should get the program completely solvent in 5-7 years and independent within around 15.
    Treat these as investments, give a "period certain" for benefits that will end barring disabilities or other specific special needs. For those who cannot find gainful employment there should be a minimum mandatory standard for job seeking to be proven on a monthly basis. Special concessions can be granted for the impovershed seeking further education based on a mandatory minimum GPA. I think that would be enough to reform welfare in a meaningful way.
    Fully agree with this.
    I'd actually just get rid of the standard administrators that seem to make the system completely unworkable and replace them with actual industry professionals from the private sector, I think that would be the best fix.
    I agree with everything you've said. Will you be in my Cabinet??
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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I agree with everything you've said. Will you be in my Cabinet??
    Just let me know.
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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    I'd go after the war and foreign policy probably first. Try to diminish our interventionist policies and return to defensive responses. Try to have friendly relations and trading with other countries; but not be the world's police. Also I'd go after financial/economy stuffs particularly the Fed. I wouldn't abolish it; I think in the modern era it is important for a sovereign to have fiat currency. However, I would specifically bind the Fed to Congress as only Congress was given power to print and regulate the value of currency (the Fed has the ability to regulate the value of our currency), and I would make it explicit that they are to open their books to Congressional review. I'd also try to allow for competing metal backed currency.
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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh Internets View Post
    If you were the president of the United States (or the leader of the country that you live in) what would you do?
    If it was a magic wand and I could be dictator president:

    Repeal all entitlement programs.
    Repeal ObiKare.
    Repeal the 16th Amendment and replace with a 10% flat tax above $15,000 in income or sales tax that would generate similar revenue.
    Repeal housing tax write-offs.
    Repeal the Commerce Clause of the 10th Amendment.
    Term limits of 2 terms per chamber.
    Close Departments left, right and center; EPA, HUD, NEA, OSHA, AG Dept. ... etc
    Maximize the power and authority of the states in every way possible.

    Once all this was done, have Congress meet for only four months per year, one month per quarter, unless there was a national emergency.

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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    If it was a magic wand and I could be dictator president:

    Repeal all entitlement programs.
    Repeal ObiKare.
    Repeal the 16th Amendment.
    Repeal the Commerce Clause of the 10th Amendment.
    Term limits of 2 terms per chamber.
    Maximize the power and authority of the states in every way possible.

    Once all this was done, have Congress meet for only four months per year, one month per quarter, unless there was a national emergency.

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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    If it was a magic wand and I could be dictator president:
    Repeal all entitlement programs.= massive health crisis with the elderly, poorer families, and veterans, city hospitals are taken over by mobs

    Repeal ObiKare.= moot point, you've already brought down the entire health care system. Wealthy people won't be able to get care as pharmacies are raided by the sick and dying underclass

    Repeal the 16th Amendment and replace with a 10% flat tax above $15,000 in income or sales tax that would generate similar revenue.= we default on all foreign loans, the dollar loses all value and after a long period of food riots, we return to barter system

    Repeal housing tax write-offs.= moot point, private homes have no value, massive rioting and looting of upper and middle income suburbs

    Repeal the Commerce Clause of the 10th Amendment.= Bigger states begin dumping waste on smaller states, Colorado controls the water, while California controls most of the food. States are either overrun by organized crime, or taken over by Corporations who were smart enough to secure private para-military support.

    Term limits of 2 terms per chamber. = what chamber? Your government already collapsed

    Close Departments left, right and center; EPA, HUD, NEA, OSHA, AG Dept. ... etc = the country has already fallen into anarchy when we couldn't repay debts... Most of those buildings have been burned to the ground.

    Maximize the power and authority of the states in every way possible. = The new state CEO's and crime bosses have already taken care of that. State para-military units have secured the boarders. After the first winter storms and summer hurricanes, there is a mass exodus similar to the dust bowls. California, Arizona, and Nevada form their own country and all those wishing to enter may apply at the boarder. Upon entry into C.A.N. Inc, men are taken to labor camps, and women to breeding farms.

    Once all this was done, have Congress meet for only four months per year, one month per quarter, unless there was a national emergency. = Washington DC would be uninhabitable because of massive poverty, disease, crime... as would most major cities.


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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    Red Ink how appropriate



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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Red Ink how appropriate
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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh Internets View Post
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    you didn't read the post above mine? from a fan of big government spending?



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    Re: If you were the president of the United States...

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    um...how can you abolish an idea?
    I want to abolish the idea in our government. Meaning they won't take a bias stance towards agw with blind partisanship. I believe it's a lie that will have dire consequences. My capinet and government would not support agw, nor would I make or sign policies that stem from the theory.
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