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Old 07-29-2019, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Decided to come up with a quick list of things I would like to see in this country if I had the power to do so.

What do you guys think? All thoughts and criticism welcome.


I: Economy:

1. Comprehensive tax reform:

a. Income Taxes:

$0-$10,000: 10%

$10,000-$40,000: 12%

$40,000-$130,000: 15%

$130,000-$400,000: 18%

$400,000-$1,000,000: 22%

$1,000,001+: 30%

b. Corporate Taxes:

-Corporate Tax will be lowered to 15%

c. Capital Gains Taxes

-Capital gains taxes will be raised slightly

$0-$40,000: 5%

$40,000-$400,000: 17%

$400,001+: 22%

d. Other Taxes (Property tax, sales tax, payroll tax, inheritance tax, etc)

-All taxes other than inheritance tax will be lowered.

2. Regulations and Bureaucracy

-In general regulations preventing private action and bureaucratic red tape will be removed or scaled back. In certain industries requiring licenses for operation this requirement will be eliminated.

3. Trade

-Tariffs will not be used under any circumstance aside from a situation in which their use presents no negatives to the united states (the target nation does not purchase enough of our goods to take significant retaliatory action against US exports and we don't purchase enough of theirs to harm consumers).

-Free trade is fair trade

4. Other economic issues:

-The national minimum wage will be $10

-Tenure, for any hired position, will be declared obsolete


II. Energy

1. Climate change exists. As such it is in our long term interests to slowly transition to clean energy

2. Overall it is imperative that the United States remain largely energy independent, pipelines, fracking, drills, and offshore drilling will all be, in the short term at least, encouraged. Especially important will be our investment into natural gas and transition away from coal as our primary energy source in terms of electricity.

3. Nuclear Energy will be the new frontier of clean energy, tax incentives will be offered to developers willing to invest in nuclear and laws will be passed to allow nuclear development to more easily occur.

III. Environment

1. Climate change is real

2. We will pursue a multifaceted approach to climate change. The primary objective is to mitigate the effects of climate change on our nation. As such in the long term emissions reductions are preferred. Other than a long term aim of emissions reductions the effects of aerosols on our planet aside from their cooling qualities will be researched and, if deemed appropriate, aerosols will be distributed by the government. In addition, coastal cities will have climate in mind with any new public infrastructure developments.

IV: LGBT, Gender, and Race Issues

1. Nobody is inferior because of their race, gender, or sexual orientation.

2. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated in fields of education, employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, credit, or the jury system.

3. Affirmative action will be made illegal, this is a racist program by nature that we as a nation cannot continue to allow to fester.

4. Freedom of religion does not extend to places of work. You can privately disagree with homosexuality but you cannot refuse anyone service because of some innate feature of their person

5. Reparations are an idiotic, putrid idea.

6. No sex change operations or sex change hormones/therapy may be administered to anyone under the age of 18. To do otherwise is considered felony child abuse.

7. Any two consenting adults can marry.

V. Healthcare

1. Healthcare will be completely privatized for citizens between the ages of 18 and 75

2. The age to qualify for medicare will be moved back from 65 to 75

3. Medicaid will be eliminated

4. A national health care system will be put into place for minors (0-18)

5. Healthcare regulations and barriers (state lines, etc) will be broke down in order to allow for more efficient competition between companies and cheaper prices

6. Nobody will be refused service based on ability to pay (they will have to pay later but they cannot be turned down)

VI. Education

1. The education budget will be expanded greatly

2. Private education under the university level will be abolished

3. A national scholarship system will be set up for high achieving students

4. Affirmative action will be ended

5. Colleges will be required to admit based on merit only, they must be one hundred percent race/gender blind.

VII. Criminal Justice

1. The purpose of prisons is to punish people for their crimes and deter them from continuing to harm society.

2. Capital punishment is legal and will be used for all first-degree murders proved beyond all doubt and also for the most brutal sex-offenders/etc

3. Prisoners will be provided with the bare minimum. Prisons must be humane, they should not be pleasant or comfortable.

4. Police will be required to wear body cameras at all times, body camera footage will be used extensively in determining whether appropriate action was taken

VIII. Immigration

1. immigration will be almost entirely merit based.

2. Prospective immigrants will be reviews on the basis of their education, marketable skill, professional abilities, and wealth (essentially what can they bring to our country)

3. Illegal immigrants, when found, will be deported. Children born in the US to illegal immigrants may stay, their parents may not

4. The race/gender/religion/etc of prospective immigrants will not be considered.

5. Illegal immigrants will not be actively hunted, to do so would generally constitute a breach of civil liberties, instead sanctuary cities will be banned and laws will be passed making it impossible to do anything (go to school, get a license, get a job, buy a house, travel, claim benefits of any kind, etc) without proof of legal residency.

IX. Civil Liberties

1. The constitution pretty much covers this

X. Drugs, Alcohol, and Age of Legality

1. The drinking age will be lowered to 18

2. The driving age will be raised to 18

3. The age to vote/join the military is still 18

4. Marijuana is now legal

5. Other drugs will remain illegal. Penalties for possession of other substances will remain the same, dealers will be punished harshly

XI. Speech Laws

1. Free speech is of vital importance

2. Hate speech does not exist, the only speech that is illegal is speech that threatens violence or causes undue panic (ie yelling "fire" in a crowded theater)

3. It is illegal to respond to speech with violence. Speech is not violence.

XII. Military

1. It is important that we continue to possess by far the strongest military in the world.

2. Nevertheless the military budget should be cut as our military is currently highly bloated.

3. We are not the worlds police, we should only involve ourselves in conflicts that directly involve our interests.

4. We will build a military of the future, cutting personnel costs and investing in drone and unmanned technology including tactical missiles.

XIII. Social Programs

1. Most social programs will be cut. This includes welfare and unemployment among other things.

2. Public transportation will, in as many cases as possible, eliminated. In highly dense cities a network withing the inner city will remain.

3. Welfare will be limited to access to food and water for the general population. Disabled persons will have access to a "living wage" of welfare for as long as they need it

4. Unemployment will be offered for a limited time period during which the individual must find a job. 3-6 months seems appropriate.

XIV. Abortion

1. Abortion is legal for any reason within the first trimester

2. States are not allowed to pass their own laws allowing earlier or later unrestricted abortion

3. After the first trimester abortion is only legal in cases of threat to the mothers life or fatal deformity within the child.

4. Abortions do not fall under healthcare and must be paid for by the abortion seeker.


I'm sure I left a ton out, will add more later.
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:53 AM
 
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Decided to come up with a quick list of things I would like to see in this country if I had the power to do so.

What do you guys think? All thoughts and criticism welcome.


I: Economy:

1. Comprehensive tax reform:

a. Income Taxes:

$0-$10,000: 10%

$10,000-$40,000: 12%

$40,000-$130,000: 15%

$130,000-$400,000: 18%

$400,000-$1,000,000: 22%

$1,000,001+: 30%

b. Corporate Taxes:

-Corporate Tax will be lowered to 15%

c. Capital Gains Taxes

-Capital gains taxes will be raised slightly

$0-$40,000: 5%

$40,000-$400,000: 17%

$400,001+: 22%

d. Other Taxes (Property tax, sales tax, payroll tax, inheritance tax, etc)

-All taxes other than inheritance tax will be lowered.

2. Regulations and Bureaucracy

-In general regulations preventing private action and bureaucratic red tape will be removed or scaled back. In certain industries requiring licenses for operation this requirement will be eliminated.

3. Trade

-Tariffs will not be used under any circumstance aside from a situation in which their use presents no negatives to the united states (the target nation does not purchase enough of our goods to take significant retaliatory action against US exports and we don't purchase enough of theirs to harm consumers).

-Free trade is fair trade

4. Other economic issues:

-The national minimum wage will be $10

-Tenure, for any hired position, will be declared obsolete


II. Energy

1. Climate change exists. As such it is in our long term interests to slowly transition to clean energy

2. Overall it is imperative that the United States remain largely energy independent, pipelines, fracking, drills, and offshore drilling will all be, in the short term at least, encouraged. Especially important will be our investment into natural gas and transition away from coal as our primary energy source in terms of electricity.

3. Nuclear Energy will be the new frontier of clean energy, tax incentives will be offered to developers willing to invest in nuclear and laws will be passed to allow nuclear development to more easily occur.

III. Environment

1. Climate change is real

2. We will pursue a multifaceted approach to climate change. The primary objective is to mitigate the effects of climate change on our nation. As such in the long term emissions reductions are preferred. Other than a long term aim of emissions reductions the effects of aerosols on our planet aside from their cooling qualities will be researched and, if deemed appropriate, aerosols will be distributed by the government. In addition, coastal cities will have climate in mind with any new public infrastructure developments.

IV: LGBT, Gender, and Race Issues

1. Nobody is inferior because of their race, gender, or sexual orientation.

2. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated in fields of education, employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, credit, or the jury system.

3. Affirmative action will be made illegal, this is a racist program by nature that we as a nation cannot continue to allow to fester.

4. Freedom of religion does not extend to places of work. You can privately disagree with homosexuality but you cannot refuse anyone service because of some innate feature of their person

5. Reparations are an idiotic, putrid idea.

6. No sex change operations or sex change hormones/therapy may be administered to anyone under the age of 18. To do otherwise is considered felony child abuse.

7. Any two consenting adults can marry.

V. Healthcare

1. Healthcare will be completely privatized for citizens between the ages of 18 and 75

2. The age to qualify for medicare will be moved back from 65 to 75

3. Medicaid will be eliminated

4. A national health care system will be put into place for minors (0-18)

5. Healthcare regulations and barriers (state lines, etc) will be broke down in order to allow for more efficient competition between companies and cheaper prices

6. Nobody will be refused service based on ability to pay (they will have to pay later but they cannot be turned down)

VI. Education

1. The education budget will be expanded greatly

2. Private education under the university level will be abolished

3. A national scholarship system will be set up for high achieving students

4. Affirmative action will be ended

5. Colleges will be required to admit based on merit only, they must be one hundred percent race/gender blind.

VII. Criminal Justice

1. The purpose of prisons is to punish people for their crimes and deter them from continuing to harm society.

2. Capital punishment is legal and will be used for all first-degree murders proved beyond all doubt and also for the most brutal sex-offenders/etc

3. Prisoners will be provided with the bare minimum. Prisons must be humane, they should not be pleasant or comfortable.

4. Police will be required to wear body cameras at all times, body camera footage will be used extensively in determining whether appropriate action was taken

VIII. Immigration

1. immigration will be almost entirely merit based.

2. Prospective immigrants will be reviews on the basis of their education, marketable skill, professional abilities, and wealth (essentially what can they bring to our country)

3. Illegal immigrants, when found, will be deported. Children born in the US to illegal immigrants may stay, their parents may not

4. The race/gender/religion/etc of prospective immigrants will not be considered.

5. Illegal immigrants will not be actively hunted, to do so would generally constitute a breach of civil liberties, instead sanctuary cities will be banned and laws will be passed making it impossible to do anything (go to school, get a license, get a job, buy a house, travel, claim benefits of any kind, etc) without proof of legal residency.

IX. Civil Liberties

1. The constitution pretty much covers this

X. Drugs, Alcohol, and Age of Legality

1. The drinking age will be lowered to 18

2. The driving age will be raised to 18

3. The age to vote/join the military is still 18

4. Marijuana is now legal

5. Other drugs will remain illegal. Penalties for possession of other substances will remain the same, dealers will be punished harshly

XI. Speech Laws

1. Free speech is of vital importance

2. Hate speech does not exist, the only speech that is illegal is speech that threatens violence or causes undue panic (ie yelling "fire" in a crowded theater)

3. It is illegal to respond to speech with violence. Speech is not violence.

XII. Military

1. It is important that we continue to possess by far the strongest military in the world.

2. Nevertheless the military budget should be cut as our military is currently highly bloated.

3. We are not the worlds police, we should only involve ourselves in conflicts that directly involve our interests.

4. We will build a military of the future, cutting personnel costs and investing in drone and unmanned technology including tactical missiles.

XIII. Social Programs

1. Most social programs will be cut. This includes welfare and unemployment among other things.

2. Public transportation will, in as many cases as possible, eliminated. In highly dense cities a network withing the inner city will remain.

3. Welfare will be limited to access to food and water for the general population. Disabled persons will have access to a "living wage" of welfare for as long as they need it

4. Unemployment will be offered for a limited time period during which the individual must find a job. 3-6 months seems appropriate.

XIV. Abortion

1. Abortion is legal for any reason within the first trimester

2. States are not allowed to pass their own laws allowing earlier or later unrestricted abortion

3. After the first trimester abortion is only legal in cases of threat to the mothers life or fatal deformity within the child.

4. Abortions do not fall under healthcare and must be paid for by the abortion seeker.


I'm sure I left a ton out, will add more later.
So I read all your proposals. I see your views either to the right or moderate. You make some great points. I would be supportive of most of your proposals. I would say I am 95% of where you are. Some of our differences are: I would be for lowering the inheritance tax. I would be against reduced spending on the military. I would not increase or decrease education funding. I agree with having the ability to use tariffs if need be. But other than that I really feel I am in agreement with you.

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Old 07-29-2019, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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So I read all your proposals. I see your views either to the right or moderate. You make some great points. I would be supportive of most of your proposals. I would say I am 95% of where you are. Some of our differences are: I would be for lowering the inheritance tax. I would be against reduced spending on the military. I would not increase or decrease education funding. I agree with having the ability to use tariffs if need be. But other than that I really feel I am in agreement with you.


Makes sense, generally I view myself as right wing on fiscal matters and the economy and moderate on social issues.
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:34 AM
 
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Makes sense, generally I view myself as right wing on fiscal matters and the economy and moderate on social issues.
Yes. If you were running for office the policies that you are for would be something I would get behind. I would vote for you!
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:00 AM
 
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You can’t do jack without a cooperating congress and judges who support your view.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:03 AM
 
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Decided to come up with a quick list of things I would like to see in this country if I had the power to do so.

What do you guys think? All thoughts and criticism welcome.


I: Economy:

1. Comprehensive tax reform:

a. Income Taxes:

$0-$10,000: 10%

$10,000-$40,000: 12%

$40,000-$130,000: 15%

$130,000-$400,000: 18%

$400,000-$1,000,000: 22%

$1,000,001+: 30%

b. Corporate Taxes:

-Corporate Tax will be lowered to 15%

c. Capital Gains Taxes

-Capital gains taxes will be raised slightly

$0-$40,000: 5%

$40,000-$400,000: 17%

$400,001+: 22%

d. Other Taxes (Property tax, sales tax, payroll tax, inheritance tax, etc)

-All taxes other than inheritance tax will be lowered.

2. Regulations and Bureaucracy

-In general regulations preventing private action and bureaucratic red tape will be removed or scaled back. In certain industries requiring licenses for operation this requirement will be eliminated.

3. Trade

-Tariffs will not be used under any circumstance aside from a situation in which their use presents no negatives to the united states (the target nation does not purchase enough of our goods to take significant retaliatory action against US exports and we don't purchase enough of theirs to harm consumers).

-Free trade is fair trade

4. Other economic issues:

-The national minimum wage will be $10

-Tenure, for any hired position, will be declared obsolete


II. Energy

1. Climate change exists. As such it is in our long term interests to slowly transition to clean energy

2. Overall it is imperative that the United States remain largely energy independent, pipelines, fracking, drills, and offshore drilling will all be, in the short term at least, encouraged. Especially important will be our investment into natural gas and transition away from coal as our primary energy source in terms of electricity.

3. Nuclear Energy will be the new frontier of clean energy, tax incentives will be offered to developers willing to invest in nuclear and laws will be passed to allow nuclear development to more easily occur.

III. Environment

1. Climate change is real

2. We will pursue a multifaceted approach to climate change. The primary objective is to mitigate the effects of climate change on our nation. As such in the long term emissions reductions are preferred. Other than a long term aim of emissions reductions the effects of aerosols on our planet aside from their cooling qualities will be researched and, if deemed appropriate, aerosols will be distributed by the government. In addition, coastal cities will have climate in mind with any new public infrastructure developments.

IV: LGBT, Gender, and Race Issues

1. Nobody is inferior because of their race, gender, or sexual orientation.

2. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated in fields of education, employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, credit, or the jury system.

3. Affirmative action will be made illegal, this is a racist program by nature that we as a nation cannot continue to allow to fester.

4. Freedom of religion does not extend to places of work. You can privately disagree with homosexuality but you cannot refuse anyone service because of some innate feature of their person

5. Reparations are an idiotic, putrid idea.

6. No sex change operations or sex change hormones/therapy may be administered to anyone under the age of 18. To do otherwise is considered felony child abuse.

7. Any two consenting adults can marry.

V. Healthcare

1. Healthcare will be completely privatized for citizens between the ages of 18 and 75

2. The age to qualify for medicare will be moved back from 65 to 75

3. Medicaid will be eliminated

4. A national health care system will be put into place for minors (0-18)

5. Healthcare regulations and barriers (state lines, etc) will be broke down in order to allow for more efficient competition between companies and cheaper prices

6. Nobody will be refused service based on ability to pay (they will have to pay later but they cannot be turned down)

VI. Education

1. The education budget will be expanded greatly

2. Private education under the university level will be abolished

3. A national scholarship system will be set up for high achieving students

4. Affirmative action will be ended

5. Colleges will be required to admit based on merit only, they must be one hundred percent race/gender blind.

VII. Criminal Justice

1. The purpose of prisons is to punish people for their crimes and deter them from continuing to harm society.

2. Capital punishment is legal and will be used for all first-degree murders proved beyond all doubt and also for the most brutal sex-offenders/etc

3. Prisoners will be provided with the bare minimum. Prisons must be humane, they should not be pleasant or comfortable.

4. Police will be required to wear body cameras at all times, body camera footage will be used extensively in determining whether appropriate action was taken

VIII. Immigration

1. immigration will be almost entirely merit based.

2. Prospective immigrants will be reviews on the basis of their education, marketable skill, professional abilities, and wealth (essentially what can they bring to our country)

3. Illegal immigrants, when found, will be deported. Children born in the US to illegal immigrants may stay, their parents may not

4. The race/gender/religion/etc of prospective immigrants will not be considered.

5. Illegal immigrants will not be actively hunted, to do so would generally constitute a breach of civil liberties, instead sanctuary cities will be banned and laws will be passed making it impossible to do anything (go to school, get a license, get a job, buy a house, travel, claim benefits of any kind, etc) without proof of legal residency.

IX. Civil Liberties

1. The constitution pretty much covers this

X. Drugs, Alcohol, and Age of Legality

1. The drinking age will be lowered to 18

2. The driving age will be raised to 18

3. The age to vote/join the military is still 18

4. Marijuana is now legal

5. Other drugs will remain illegal. Penalties for possession of other substances will remain the same, dealers will be punished harshly

XI. Speech Laws

1. Free speech is of vital importance

2. Hate speech does not exist, the only speech that is illegal is speech that threatens violence or causes undue panic (ie yelling "fire" in a crowded theater)

3. It is illegal to respond to speech with violence. Speech is not violence.

XII. Military

1. It is important that we continue to possess by far the strongest military in the world.

2. Nevertheless the military budget should be cut as our military is currently highly bloated.

3. We are not the worlds police, we should only involve ourselves in conflicts that directly involve our interests.

4. We will build a military of the future, cutting personnel costs and investing in drone and unmanned technology including tactical missiles.

XIII. Social Programs

1. Most social programs will be cut. This includes welfare and unemployment among other things.

2. Public transportation will, in as many cases as possible, eliminated. In highly dense cities a network withing the inner city will remain.

3. Welfare will be limited to access to food and water for the general population. Disabled persons will have access to a "living wage" of welfare for as long as they need it

4. Unemployment will be offered for a limited time period during which the individual must find a job. 3-6 months seems appropriate.

XIV. Abortion

1. Abortion is legal for any reason within the first trimester

2. States are not allowed to pass their own laws allowing earlier or later unrestricted abortion

3. After the first trimester abortion is only legal in cases of threat to the mothers life or fatal deformity within the child.

4. Abortions do not fall under healthcare and must be paid for by the abortion seeker.


I'm sure I left a ton out, will add more later.
I would be like Obama and just play golf all the time.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:04 AM
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Decided to come up with a quick list of things I would like to see in this country if I had the power to do so.

What do you guys think? All thoughts and criticism welcome.


I: Economy:

1. Comprehensive tax reform:

a. Income Taxes:

$0-$10,000: 10%

$10,000-$40,000: 12%

$40,000-$130,000: 15%

$130,000-$400,000: 18%

$400,000-$1,000,000: 22%

$1,000,001+: 30%

b. Corporate Taxes:

-Corporate Tax will be lowered to 15%

c. Capital Gains Taxes

-Capital gains taxes will be raised slightly

$0-$40,000: 5%

$40,000-$400,000: 17%

$400,001+: 22%

d. Other Taxes (Property tax, sales tax, payroll tax, inheritance tax, etc)

-All taxes other than inheritance tax will be lowered.

2. Regulations and Bureaucracy

-In general regulations preventing private action and bureaucratic red tape will be removed or scaled back. In certain industries requiring licenses for operation this requirement will be eliminated.

3. Trade

-Tariffs will not be used under any circumstance aside from a situation in which their use presents no negatives to the united states (the target nation does not purchase enough of our goods to take significant retaliatory action against US exports and we don't purchase enough of theirs to harm consumers).

-Free trade is fair trade

4. Other economic issues:

-The national minimum wage will be $10

-Tenure, for any hired position, will be declared obsolete


II. Energy

1. Climate change exists. As such it is in our long term interests to slowly transition to clean energy

2. Overall it is imperative that the United States remain largely energy independent, pipelines, fracking, drills, and offshore drilling will all be, in the short term at least, encouraged. Especially important will be our investment into natural gas and transition away from coal as our primary energy source in terms of electricity.

3. Nuclear Energy will be the new frontier of clean energy, tax incentives will be offered to developers willing to invest in nuclear and laws will be passed to allow nuclear development to more easily occur.

III. Environment

1. Climate change is real

2. We will pursue a multifaceted approach to climate change. The primary objective is to mitigate the effects of climate change on our nation. As such in the long term emissions reductions are preferred. Other than a long term aim of emissions reductions the effects of aerosols on our planet aside from their cooling qualities will be researched and, if deemed appropriate, aerosols will be distributed by the government. In addition, coastal cities will have climate in mind with any new public infrastructure developments.

IV: LGBT, Gender, and Race Issues

1. Nobody is inferior because of their race, gender, or sexual orientation.

2. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated in fields of education, employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, credit, or the jury system.

3. Affirmative action will be made illegal, this is a racist program by nature that we as a nation cannot continue to allow to fester.

4. Freedom of religion does not extend to places of work. You can privately disagree with homosexuality but you cannot refuse anyone service because of some innate feature of their person

5. Reparations are an idiotic, putrid idea.

6. No sex change operations or sex change hormones/therapy may be administered to anyone under the age of 18. To do otherwise is considered felony child abuse.

7. Any two consenting adults can marry.

V. Healthcare

1. Healthcare will be completely privatized for citizens between the ages of 18 and 75

2. The age to qualify for medicare will be moved back from 65 to 75

3. Medicaid will be eliminated

4. A national health care system will be put into place for minors (0-18)

5. Healthcare regulations and barriers (state lines, etc) will be broke down in order to allow for more efficient competition between companies and cheaper prices

6. Nobody will be refused service based on ability to pay (they will have to pay later but they cannot be turned down)

VI. Education

1. The education budget will be expanded greatly

2. Private education under the university level will be abolished

3. A national scholarship system will be set up for high achieving students

4. Affirmative action will be ended

5. Colleges will be required to admit based on merit only, they must be one hundred percent race/gender blind.

VII. Criminal Justice

1. The purpose of prisons is to punish people for their crimes and deter them from continuing to harm society.

2. Capital punishment is legal and will be used for all first-degree murders proved beyond all doubt and also for the most brutal sex-offenders/etc

3. Prisoners will be provided with the bare minimum. Prisons must be humane, they should not be pleasant or comfortable.

4. Police will be required to wear body cameras at all times, body camera footage will be used extensively in determining whether appropriate action was taken

VIII. Immigration

1. immigration will be almost entirely merit based.

2. Prospective immigrants will be reviews on the basis of their education, marketable skill, professional abilities, and wealth (essentially what can they bring to our country)

3. Illegal immigrants, when found, will be deported. Children born in the US to illegal immigrants may stay, their parents may not

4. The race/gender/religion/etc of prospective immigrants will not be considered.

5. Illegal immigrants will not be actively hunted, to do so would generally constitute a breach of civil liberties, instead sanctuary cities will be banned and laws will be passed making it impossible to do anything (go to school, get a license, get a job, buy a house, travel, claim benefits of any kind, etc) without proof of legal residency.

IX. Civil Liberties

1. The constitution pretty much covers this

X. Drugs, Alcohol, and Age of Legality

1. The drinking age will be lowered to 18

2. The driving age will be raised to 18

3. The age to vote/join the military is still 18

4. Marijuana is now legal

5. Other drugs will remain illegal. Penalties for possession of other substances will remain the same, dealers will be punished harshly

XI. Speech Laws

1. Free speech is of vital importance

2. Hate speech does not exist, the only speech that is illegal is speech that threatens violence or causes undue panic (ie yelling "fire" in a crowded theater)

3. It is illegal to respond to speech with violence. Speech is not violence.

XII. Military

1. It is important that we continue to possess by far the strongest military in the world.

2. Nevertheless the military budget should be cut as our military is currently highly bloated.

3. We are not the worlds police, we should only involve ourselves in conflicts that directly involve our interests.

4. We will build a military of the future, cutting personnel costs and investing in drone and unmanned technology including tactical missiles.

XIII. Social Programs

1. Most social programs will be cut. This includes welfare and unemployment among other things.

2. Public transportation will, in as many cases as possible, eliminated. In highly dense cities a network withing the inner city will remain.

3. Welfare will be limited to access to food and water for the general population. Disabled persons will have access to a "living wage" of welfare for as long as they need it

4. Unemployment will be offered for a limited time period during which the individual must find a job. 3-6 months seems appropriate.

XIV. Abortion

1. Abortion is legal for any reason within the first trimester

2. States are not allowed to pass their own laws allowing earlier or later unrestricted abortion

3. After the first trimester abortion is only legal in cases of threat to the mothers life or fatal deformity within the child.

4. Abortions do not fall under healthcare and must be paid for by the abortion seeker.


I'm sure I left a ton out, will add more later.
Sounds like you've done some homework. It also sounds like you're a Libertarian.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:04 AM
 
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You canít do jack without a cooperating congress and judges who support your view.
I'm assuming I have the government in place to do what I see fit. Obviously this is not entirely realistic but it's a lot more fun than "I would propose something and never get it passed".
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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Small detail: Private health insurers have zero desire to insure people ages 65 to 75.
Unemployment already is 3 to 6 months and run by states.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:07 AM
 
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So, it would be illegal to home school or send my kid to private school? Why?
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