Fixing this country's problem is not that difficult. Find a very electable candidate to run as an independent with the platform of having UNPAID public servants. No more access by corporations to get only their bidding done. The winning candidate must give up all their assets if a career term is decided on, or if term ( maybe 10 years ) is decided on all their assets must be placed in an above average interest bearing account and an annual auditing of their finances for the rest of their life will be done to assure no corruption has taken place. With everybody so discouraged by our present politicians inability to get problems solved, others occupying Wall Street, etc. an independent running under this platform should win by a landslide and send a message to the house and the senate. We should also have candidates running for the house and senate to get the possible 1/3rd of the seats and break the gridlock of the Republicans and Democrats. With public servants in office that have no agenda of financial gain and with only the intent of making the best decision for the people of the United States, and the world, just think about the way things would change.
I looked at the American Elect site but all their selections are Democrats or Republicans I would have chosen Dave Walker but he e-mailed me that he has no intention on running for president. Ross Perot would also have been a good choice but his time has come and gone. Who then is there that can make this critical change right here and now?
Once in office there needs to have some major changes made - -
1 – flat tax – no capital gains tax (that is a double tax). The tax code we have today is way to complicated (if you can’t understand it it is because someone doesn’t want you to understand it) – only the corporations and very rich can use these loopholes (GE with 15 billion in income and no tax's to pay).
2 – vote on one item at a time in the house or the senate and each vote is documented so we know how they are voting and exactly what it is they are voting for. Right now they ball everything up in one bill and no representative or senator will vote for it unless they get their “pork” in it – usually to pay back a corporation for campaign funds. Remember – the money they give the politicians really does not come out of their pockets – they just build it into the products they sell us. Example – the Calm bill – people complained about the volume on their TV blasting them out during commercials for 5 years before it went to the congress – then took 3 years to pass it. Reason – it is the cooperation's that do the advertising – they did not want it passed – our politicians didn’t pass it until recently – Reason – the TV manufacturers built in volume controls into the TVs – with nothing else to gain they passed the bill and told us of their struggle to get our wish's done and “ THAT THEY ARE WORKING FOR US”.
3 – Repeal the white collar crime law. This was something the politicians and CEO’s made up to insure their survival in case they were caught in corruption. Have you noticed the increase in white color crime since then??
4 – Make the Federal Reserve bank a FEDERAL bank – not a private bank
5 – Clean up Wall Street and the SEC – These are obviously corrupt. Have you noticed how our politicians can outperform the market year after year.
6 – Eliminate the 2 big trade deficits – the middle east and China. Natural gas and other alternative energy can take care of the middle east (they won’t have our dollars to wage a war against us) and if we invited Mexico to join the US we could eliminate the China trade deficit. It would eliminate our border problem – bring us all the way down to Guatemala – maybe the rest of the counties there would join to bring us to the Panama Canal – that would be very easy to defend as that is the way terrorist would come into the USA. We control the air and the sea – Canada to the north – Mexico would be the terrorist choice. Our long term enemy is the Muslim terrorist – Mexico is Christian and our neighbor. If they would join the USA they would have to pay tax's which would increase our tax base – also they would have to pay social security - 4 points a year , 40 points to collect social security – that would have them paying into social security for 10 years before they could collect which would save the program. We then could start making most of the products right here and in Mexico (maybe 29 additional states) and skip the shipping of everything half way around the world and kick start this economy. Remember, China is communist, they are stealing our intellectual property, hacking even our government sites, cheating on their currency, and lying about their company's stocks. They are not our friends – yet. Cutting them off for awhile may force them to change.
7 – Go back and change all the laws and loopholes that have been made to defraud the people out of our futures. No more $450.00 hammers, $650.00 toilet seats, etc., etc..
8 – Get rid of subsidies. Most are not for the good of the American people and it distorts the balance of value.
9 – On a local level – items like the people building stadiums for sports teams – that’s wrong. They spend millions of dollars for each player and have maybe 50 to 60 players – they are a private company - balance the budget like the rest of us have to do – pay only what you can afford from the proceeds that come in. If threatened with moving to another city, I believe the city's should maybe form a agreement that the teams have to support themselves and will not accept another city's team. Make teachers the kids idols not sports players of rock and roll stars.
10 – Never use social security money for any other purpose – it is not the governments money – they made social security to insulate themselves from having to take care of people who didn’t save enough for retirement.
11 – Change the patent laws - corporations have made it just about impossible for individuals to afford getting patents on their ideas – and most of the companies out there to help with patents are a scam.
12 – Look at the 28th amendment and pass a version of it so this will never happen again.