Friday, January 30, 2015
Mitt's a good man- good husband, good father, good citizen.
And still our official reaction to Mitt not running is.. well..
Even if a candidate has absolutely no intention of helping the working class and the poor once elected, you can not openly and proudly say if elected you will only care about the concerns of a specific percentage of people.
No different than the fact people know their taxes will always be going up in some way or another; if not Federal taxes than State or local/municipal or taxes will be increased on beer, cigarettes, cell phones, cable TV/Internet bills, gasoline, increased turnpike & bridge tolls, etc...
But no one wants a politician smiling his/her pearly whites and beaming about it once in power..
Anyways, onto today's topic
Romney's announcement got us brainstorming and fantasizing a bit.. What would we do in office if elected President..
So in deciding what an A&G Presidency would look like, it was conceded and agreed upon immediately that it would be a one-term Presidency. We wouldn't spend our first four years seeking to run for a second term like so many do.
We also went on the assumption we'd probably leave office after that first term rather unpopular with a scathing media fueled by a seething Wall Street and 1%, but that over time like Harry Truman's presidency as modern example, historians would vindicate the one A&G term.
So here's what an A&G Presidency would look like with brief explanations as needed:
End the 'Fed' -- This would be our supreme focus and we'd do everything humanly possible.. every legal took at our disposal to rid this nation of the Federal Reserve.
Stricter Control of Wall Street -- More Economic 'police' and much harsher penalties for illegality and corruption including CEO arrests and forced dissolution of company if need be
ALL corporations are taxed.. No exceptions -- Charity, Non-Charity.. NFL, GE, Facebook, United Way.. Churches, Synagogues and Mosques. Not all pays the same But all do pay something.
Establishment of a College Degree Minimum Wage -- Also known as a Middle Class Minimum wage; If you have completed a 4 yr degree, no employer can hire you to do specialized skill work to which a degree was needed for less than $15/hr.
Abolishing of Biased Scholarships -- No more scholarships solely on race, gender, ethnicity, religion and/or sexual orientation. Physical disability and/or financial difficulty would continue to be legal non-discriminatory prerequisites as relevant..
Job Placement Requirement for Colleges/Universities -- Its not good enough that schools provide 'job centers'.. Any school that accepts Federal funding in the form of grants or Federally subsidized student loans, must provide job placement services for those who are to graduate. This includes law school and other graduate programs as well as undergrad.
If arrested for selling or distribution of a narcotic, a minimum 15 year sentence irregardless of amount sold.
All movies with drug references or depictions that portray drug use as sociable, funny and/or cool, that film studio is fined $1 million
Any US corporation that does not keep at least 15% of its manufacturing base on US soil will incur a minimum 15% excise tariff on their product above and beyond whatever MSRP is. So for example those $80 Nikes made in China to save a buck would then cost at minimum $92 to buy.
Tax Thresholds Changed: No one who makes under $20k annually (including government assistance) as a single person (or $40k as a couple) pays income taxes
If you generate more than $2 million annually but the majority of that income is through investment and stock dividends instead of actually working and/or creating via owning a business, the tax rate is 65%
Allied Nations are 'Friends' -- Any nation who is an Ally to the US, we treat like a sincere Ally and Friend, and not for example like the Obama Administration treats Israel, which is to say like a dog it can yell and swat and kick as it feels.
True friends are loyal to one another and you always know the other person has your back; not to manipulate and use like people are taught to 'network' others for their selfish benefit
Non-Meddling in Middle East Affairs -- It would be made crystal clear the US is 100% behind Israel with a zero-tolerance policy of any military attack including missiles lobbed by insurgents.
Otherwise, the US steps out of day to day meddling; it also means no more funding of a Palestinian state until both sides work out an agreement on their own that is satisfactory to both.
This means looking at Putin as an equal not treating him like an inferior, and if Russia interprets this as weakness and goes back to Soviet foreign policy, then we will act accordingly and show muscle.. But only if/then.
Military Operations -- The US Military under our Presidency do not enter combat half-cocked with one or two arms voluntarily tied behind our backs; No engagement would ever be fought where political objectives superseded military. And if a military draft was instituted, unlike the 1960s, college, being female or famous does not exempt you.
War on Terror -- We would openly knowledge what Obama refuses; That we are at war with Islamic Radical Extremists We would also stop peddling the lie that Islam is a religion of peace and love and that their holy book teaches such
Quran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."
Quran (3:56) - "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."
Quran (9:30) - "And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!"
* This passage says Jews & Christians should die by the hand of Muslims for now bowing to their cult-leader
We could go on but we digressed enough as it was to make an important point..
So generally speaking that's a A&G Presidency -- for better or worse
Posted by Susquehanna at Friday, January 30, 2015