Welcome login | signup
Language en es fr

Forum Post: Solution to end the Federal Deficit in 5 minutes

Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 26, 2011, 5:43 p.m. EST by equityNhonorNservice (0)
This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Pass a law that says that anytime there is a federal deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.

Laws prevent people from making unethical decisions. Such a law could make unethical desire and greed at the expense of the people, impossible to occur.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote at age 18) took only 3 months to be ratified in March of 1971.

Why so quickly? Because THE PEOPLE DEMANDED IT.

Please note that this was before the existence of computers, email, cell phones, etc.

We should ask ourselves: Why would an individual want to spend millions of dollars to campaign for a position that only pays $100k - $200k per year in Congress?

It does not financially add up.

Note, this question may be asked in reference to state and local governments as well.

Serving in Congress is an honor, NOT A CAREER. The Founding Fathers envisioned CITIZEN LEGISLATORS, not career legislators that seek first to enhance their personal interests and riches.

Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and vice versa: Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.

The American people did not make contracts with Congressmen (whether a contract is to increase congressional wages each year, or to bailout corporations and banks), rather Congressmen made these contracts with themselves and with the same giant corporations that padded these Congressmen’s (campaign) pockets.

By the time these individuals are elected to government, they are seemingly indebted forever to those who paid to get them elected, making it virtually IMPOSSIBLE to not engage in corrupt decisions for the special interests of the 1%.

If our government can pay upwards of $700 Billion to forgive and bail out corporations for making fiscally irresponsible decisions, and banks for making unethical lending practices…

Why can't THE PEOPLE get a bailout instead?

Our current Congressional members should serve their term, then go home and go back to work like the rest of America (if there are even any jobs left for them to go home to after the mess that they have created; and in this event, let them go unemployed and debt ridden like the rest of us).

Please note – I strive to take accountability for my actions, good or bad. Given my current position as a college student in my 20’s, I exist in a world that I have not been alive long enough to be able to claim responsibility for the present state of the global economies that are at the brink of destruction.

Therefore, I DO POINT THE FINGER at the MALFEASANT POLITICIANS and UNSCRUPULOUS CORPORATE BUSINESSMEN that have made the decisions to take advantage of the unfortunate and lead us down this destructive path of greed. (Please see definitions of malfeasant and unscrupulous below.)

What I can claim responsibility for is believing in this movement and asking for change.

WE, THE PEOPLE, MUST DEMAND THESE THINGS in order to work towards change.

MALFEASANT [mal-fee-zuh ns] Noun: Law The performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used especially of an act in violation of a public trust).

UNSCRUPULOUS [uhn-skroo-pyuh-luh s] Adjective Unprincipled. Lack of moral standards or conscience to guide one's conduct. Without scruples of conscience, and disregards, or has contempt for, laws of right or justice with which he or she is perfectly well acquainted, and which should restrain his or her actions: unscrupulous in methods of making money, in taking advantage of the unfortunate. The unprincipled person is without moral principles or ethical standards in his or her conduct or actions: an unprincipled rogue; unprincipled conduct.



Read the Rules
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 years ago

the established parties already have trained replacements