If I was President...

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    If I was President of the United States I would do the following things:

    (1) Introduce into Congress a Bill establishing term limits for all Congressmen. Two terms max.

    (2) Introduce into Congress a Bill requiring a balanced budget.

    (3) Completely revamp the Federal tax code. Everybody would be required to pay taxes and absolutely no more tax loopholes. Think Fair Tax.

    (4) Introduce a bill into Congress requiring all members of Congress be subject to the laws they pass just as a common citizen is.

    (5) End all the wonderful life-long perks members of Congress receive.

    (6) Immediately end all foreign aid. You can''t buy real friends and allies.

    (7) Bring all of our troops home from the Middle East within 12 months. I would step up the fighting over there in such a way that the Taliban and other terrorists would be happy to see us leave.

    (8) Cut all Federal government salaries by 1/3.

    (9) Establish well-protected borders for the United States.

    (10) Escort all illegal aliens out of the country and ensure they understood that if they came back into the country illegally, they would be shot on sight.
     
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    Fair tax is the only legal tax..

    Its mind boggling how people just accept our currant tax structure when its a blatant Fourth Amendment violation.

    There is nothing in our constitution that justifies the taxation of private property (income)...
     
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    Election Program for the impotent. Shoot to the capitalist. Capitalists do not work and rob other people's money.
     
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    Many good ideas there, but the President can't introduce bills.
     
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    Congress has no power to pass term limits on elections for Federal office. That would require an amendment to the Constitution. As was required to term limit the President.

    Not sure a balanced budget "law" would be Constitutional either. The Constitution as written leaves to Congress the power to spend regardless of tax base. I believe this too would require an Amendment restricting Congressional power.

    To restrict Congressional Senators and Representatives DURING the time Congress is in session would also require an Amendment, as the Constitutional specifically exempts them while traveling to a vote.
     
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    Not directly but he can submit his "bills" to a Congressperson willing to submit said bill in toto.
     
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    True. The point being that all bills have to come from Congress. So far, my impression of the 112th Congress is that they are both grossly overpaid and are in dereliction of their duties.

    This is the Congressional Oath of Affirmation:
    IMHO, they are violating their oaths.
     
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    Except for a silly little thing called the 16th amendment. Sorry, but it IS part of the Constitution.
     
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    I have no problems with most of your list. I disagree with 1. I'm fairly certain 4 is already Federal law but is conveniently ignored. The only problem with 7 is our currently lack of domestic energy production. This has to be addressed before 7 can be practically implimented. And 10 is impractical in terms of cost, although we can create laws that encourage them to immigrate back on their own.

    Of course, it may simply be easier to annex Mexico.
     
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    Oh and I'd make it a priority to restore the Senate to the States by repealing the 17th amendment.
     

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