Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 8, 2012, 3:15 a.m. EST by sato
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Not in any specific order.
A- Cut the amount of money candidates can receive for their political races. End SuperPACs. End lobbying. Public elections should receive public funding and that's it. We don't need a billion ads on TV to know who not to vote for. We want politicians that work for the greater good of the country, not the greater good of corporations.
B- Repeal NDAA and reject SOPA. These bills undermine our freedom.
C- Regulate education costs. Make performance the selection method for schools rather than money. Learn from countries like Finland where even higher education is free of tuition. Bailout our graduate students, not the corporations. Enforce measures to reduce education costs. For example promote use of open source material like Open Courseware and Khan Academy instead of expensive copyrighted books.
D- Put training responsibility on the employer. Create entry level jobs with no experience required and require employers to post entry level jobs at any given interval of time you decide. Heck, I have a degree but I don't have experience because no one employs me. No one employs me because I have no experience. End this cycle! This may even benefit older people looking for a new trade. This measure could be subsidized too.
E- End the Bush tax cuts and loopholes. Consider a household net worth instead of their salary. Steve Jobs earned only a dollar. Raise taxes for the richer people. I propose steps. Steps would define what's fair and it would be fair for everyone. (This needs proper balancing, I'm just putting variables and some numbers to illustrate my example. The steps would need to be defined by someone who knows numbers.) X is the base tax. Y and Z are the increases for each step.
The first 50k earned, pays x%. <--- Taxpayer earns up to 50k. This is the base tax that everyone pays.
The next 50k pays x+y% <--- Taxpayer earns up to 100k
The next 100k pays x+z% <--- Taxpayer earns up to 200k
And so on. Everyone would pay the base step of x% but only the richer people would pay further steps.
Assume someone who earns 192k. This person would pay:
x% for the first 50k.
x +y% for the next 50k.
x +z% for last 92k.
F- Pass legislation to allow recent grads and people that were employed and are suddenly unemployed to get a preferential loan rate. I think someone that has worked for a year is good enough. After this year, if suddenly this person is laid off, the banks must lower their loan rates. This will protect people from losing their credit, houses, cars you name it.
G- End government aids to people that are willingly not working. I say stop giving welfare checks unless the person can prove to be applying for jobs or to be truly unable to get a job because of a medical condition or age. End the bloody leeching. Increase use of internet job postings and make these persons use this services to be eligible for any aid.
H- Create the means to end bipartisan disputes. Our country is bigger than any political party. Our credit was degraded because a few politicians couldn't compromise and put our country ahead. We need the means to end this.
I- Add tariffs to American businesses overseas. Bring the jobs back home. Pass measures to reduce outsourcing to China and India or any other country.
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. I live in the United States of America. This is supposed to be the land of opportunities. The land of the free. The best country in the world. Let's make this happen! Everyone should have the right to get a job and pay their due taxes. That's what we should aspire to; to create that environment.
If you agree or disagree, comment. If you have your own demands, I'd like to read about them.