To ignite the economy:

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    When Kennedy was elected, he challenged the country to put a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth. This created the new world, It was a hinge moment in the history of mankind that connected and divided everything that came before with everything that followed.

    Why not do it again?

    We as a county should commit to end the importation of any kind of energy from any foreign sources by the year 2022. Drill our own oil, mine our own coal, gasify coal, harvest Natural gas, use solar, nuclear, wind batteries and all the rest.

    This would remove us from the world market of energy consumption and undermine the importance of the Middle East in our planning and economy. It would create hundreds of thousands of jobs and create an industrial expansion like the dot com revolution of the 90's. With our demand removed from the world's demand, the price of oil would drop everywhere to prices low enough to spur the economies and open the markets of countries world wide.

    Our drive to achieve this would catapult us into the front of the energy research fields and we would have the products to manufacture and export to the rest of the world.

    Just a thought.
     
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    Let's commit to bringing Conservatives back to veto-proof power in Congress and 75% of the US State houses by 2016
     
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    Conservatives? Yes. Republicans? No.
     
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    What Kennedy did first was big time tax cuts and that ended the recession. This time we got Obamacare's massive tax hike and the economy's gotten worse. Proposing more state control of the economy now is crazy.
     
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    Proposing more control of the economy? I suppose that's part of it, but not really. Just a short notice to all that there will be no energy imported into the USA after 2012. A national understanding that the uptick in domestic production would need to occur to meet the upcoming changeover.

    A deconstruction of the EPA would probably be a needed step to make this happen. That is, at the Federal level. Then each state could do what it wanted to make the fortune. I would assume that states like California might continue to import energy from neighboring states and also build windmills.

    The oil shale states might exploit that. The natural gas states might use that. Coal states the same. Maybe some more Hoover dams.

    Is anyone else a little tired of funding the guys that are attacking us?
     
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    But it was Republican President Eisenhower who put down the foundation by building the highway system and funding NASA. Eisenhower supported a 90% plus tax rate on the richest Americans. Course, this was when liberals were still a major factor in the Republican Party before they all left and conservative moved from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party because they hated blacks.. It's why the Republican Party today is 90% white.
     
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    True enough, my demented friend. Liberals fled the Republican Party because Ike supported Civil Rights and forced the integration of Democrat schools in the south
     
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    "Democrat schools"? Yea, I guess you could call schools "democrat" considering how much conservatives hate education.

    Still, the Republican Party became 90% white, which it remains today, because they hate black people. Look at how they treat the president.
     
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    Our biggest foreign supplier is Canada and its border with the US is 5,525 unmilitarized miles crossed by energy importing railroads, highways, power lines, and pipelines. Consider what kind of enforcement we want here because a customs guard every ten feet means hiring ten million guards with 20 million bureaucrats for just Canada. The second biggest foreign energy supplier is Mexico...
     
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    The economic cicurmstances JFK was working with are radically different than the economy we have now.

    His solutions, THEN, cannot tell us much about the solutions we must find TODAY.
     

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