Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 6, 2011, 10:41 a.m. EST by anonymous
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How to Improve the State of America
We must first accept we are living in a Capitolocracy not a Democracy. This is a land where money has more votes-power than “One person one vote” as in a real democracy.
Reconstruct term limits. Senators must have term limits….Five years per term three max. 15 year total. The president’s first term is 5 years, parliamentary rule apply as in the U.K. until the second presidential term of 5 years is up.
The election process should be limited to 12 months for national seats incorporate acceptable financial spending limits on all political races.
All taxes personal, industry, etc. should be paid locally to their respective county government, thus spreading the tax burden, yet retaining some local control.
County commissioners one term for 4 years, this is not a lifetime career.
Reduce the size of local governments and their feudal power base and all the duplication of resources this represents throughout the states.
All states and the federal government must subscribe, by law, to “generally accepted accounting rules”
Tort reform must be enacted.
States tax their respective counties, for revenue.
The Federal government taxes i.e. the IRS taxes only the states for their piece of the pie. By doing so we have a more just system of checks and balances with less concentration of power within the beltway. Lobbyist influence and the money grab associated with it will be greatly diluted and diminished.
There should be created five regional councils, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest. This is not to be another layer of government. Every one of these regions have their individual needs environmentally that can only be addressed with a total effort of all parties within their respective regions.
Do not interfere with the internal affairs of sovereign nations. Deliberate with respectful diplomacy.
FAIR TRADE, not free trade.
Reduce our dependence of fossil fuels
Create national identity and work permit cards similar to a U.S. passport.
Better system for tracking US visa violators.
America first policy for economic development
First control the national debt, and then pay down all local, state, and federal debt with a cohesive comprehensive plan including sacrifice by all Americans on entitlement reform.
Americans should rethink what is an acceptable standard of living. This I believe would be a good start, for all………
Sincerely, Concerned U.S. Citizen.