What REAL changes do we need to make America great again?

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    1. I would propose a compromise between liberals and conservatives. A tax raise of 5% for those who's income is $2,000,000 and above for the next 10 years and an across the board cut of 10% funding of every government funded program and Department for the next 10 years ( the same 10%, not an additional 10% each year).

    2. Right to work laws in every state. No person should have to dues to hold a job.

    3. Corporations and lobbyists will be limited to $50,000 annual campaign donations to any candidate.

    3. Private citizens will be limited to $10,000 annual campaign donations to any candidate.

    4. A candidate cannot use personal funds for campaign purposes except for meals and lodging.

    5. Unemployment benefits limited to 52 weeks, encouraging people to take jobs beneath their grade while still looking for better employment.

    Any others?
     
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    Seal our borders. Use the military to secure a 5 mile wide zone along the Southern Border.

    Enforce our current illegal immigrant laws. Fine and jail those that knowingly hire illegals, deport all we catch.

    Cut Federal funding to States that protect illegal Immigrants. Cut Federal funding to any Government that knowingly protects illegals.
     
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    Excellent adds, Retired!
     
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    Why the ten year limit on spending programs? Take the cap off and the Washington bastards will just spend more. And more.
     
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    At the moment I was writing the post, I thought that perhaps in 10 years, we may have learned something and have our act together. But you are probably right.
     
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    1) Allow the Bush Era Tax Rates to expire. All levels.

    2) Increase the upper tax rates for corporate taxes. Make companies choose between investing and hiring, or paying that money in taxes.

    3) Bring our troops home. From Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany, South Korea, Japan ... bring them home.

    4) Increase funding and support for Education, Science, the Arts and reward people and companies for Innovation and improved R&D. We did not become the greatest country on the planet by waiting for someone else to invent something.

    5) Along those lines, increase job training programs nationwide to help the unemployed find new jobs.

    6) Once 4 and 5 are in place, start making stuff again. Pretty simple really.


    We could do all of those things right now. None of them are radically new ideas.
     
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    Are you demented? The problem isn't about people being willing to take jobs "beneath their grade." It's the fact that the jobs aren't there, at any level. And most businesses won't even touch a person who is "over qualified" because they won't trust that person to stay with the company. And it's not like they don't have plenty of less qualified people from whom to choose.
     
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    Bravo.

    I would add..

    7) Re-invigorate our space program. Get a moon colony up. Humans are explorers and America has been one of the most innovative societies in history.

    8) Change some of the focus of our armed forces. Bush actually started doing this to a small extent. Have them be able to respond quickly to world wide disasters. Not only is that the right thing to do, but it pays off in the end in terms of good will. And we are fully capable of doing this and it would justify a good deal of the defense budget.
     
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    Reduce taxes, increase incentives for corporations to move here. Hang out a big sign that says America is Open for Business.

    End welfare programs like general relief, WIC, medicaid, except in rare circumstances.

    End National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, etc.
     
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    And how would that help us?
     

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