Friday, April 20, 2012

If I were running.

My platform:

Repeal Obamacare.  Remove restrictions on health insurance being sold across state lines.  Tort Reform.

Deport illegals.  Punish those who violate the law by hiring them.

End the failed war on some drugs.  I was reading a magazine article about informants from one cartel helping DEA by informing on their enemies.  As a result their own cartel now is very strong and knows how the DEA operates.  Any fool can see we are losing this war.

Repeal the various gun control acts.

Cut social programs.  Immediate means testing for Social Security.  Raise the retirement age by 3 months per year till we get to 75.    Roll back the Bush drug benefit.   Yes, everyone paid.  I am paying, and I won't see any benefits.  I don't see why later generations are the only ones that need to get screwed.

Cut unemployment off after 6 weeks.  Or abolish it altogether.  Cut food stamps.  I would make "social justice" the responsibility of the churches again.

Cut the size of govt and the number of govt employed by at least 40%.  Freeze govt wages.  Freeze govt workers. 

Remove some of the alphabet soup agencies.  BATFE, FEMA, DEA, would be gone, there are many others. Edit:  Department of Education....

Reign in or remove Homeland Security. Repeal the patriot act.  Privatize airport security.

Set the corporate income tax to 0%.  Companies do not pay taxes, they merely collect them.   Therefore corporate income tax is just a hidden tax on consumers.  This will free up resources to hire more workers and stimulate industry.

I would actually have an energy policy.  I would end all subsidies to green energy.   I would  stop the foot dragging on drilling permits and pipelines.

Investigate Solyndra, prosecute the Black Panthers,

End farm subsidies.

I would look at ways to cut regulations.

I would end that practice of Congress exempting themselves from laws and make them subject to programs like Obamcare and Social Security like the rest of us.

End the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.   Maybe Germany, Japan, and Korea, as well.

Propose a budget.  Make the hard choices to end the deficit.

Open season on lawyers.

Southern California would be left as a haven for liberal policies until we can fence it off from the rest of the country.  At which point it would be sold to Mexico for $1.

Of course there is more that I have not thought of, and nobody would vote for me anyway.  But the above represents what needs to be done in order to save us from collapse.  We are so going to collapse.

Edit:  Get rid of the Federal Reserve.  Roast Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and Paul Krugman on a spit.


El Borak said...

I'd vote for you. So that's 2, anyway.

Giraffe said...

I appreciate that. If we get to three, I will start taking campaign contributions.

Anonymous said...

Count me in but I really think you ought to lower California's price. You DO want to unload it, don't you?

Res Ipsa said...

I think your list is a good start. No doubt there are a lot of things that could and should be done to "fix" the country. The sad thing is that you and I and pretty much everyone in the nation can see that CUTS have to be made. The only people who can't see this seem to be the ones in DC.

Athor Pel said...

You forgot the Federal Reserve Bank system.

Giraffe said...

You forgot the Federal Reserve Bank system.

How silly of me. In my defense, there are so many things wrong one can't think of them all in one sitting.