If you were running for president, what would be your plan? (By WhiteChocolate MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper StarDiamondGold Crown 2 years ago)

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WhiteChocolate says CIVIL LIBERTIES: Abolish the DHS, NSA, FCC, DEA, TSA and ATF; free all non-violent drug offenders; abolish the corrupt private prison system. TAXES: Institute a 10% flat income tax, and a flat 10% corporate tax in order to attract international investment, and promote more competition in the marketplace. HEALTHCARE: Provide a public universal healthcare option while also opening the markets and getting rid of arbitrary lines so that companies can compete to provide better health services. TRADE: withdraw from NAFTA, GATT and all other disastrous trade agreements and implement true free trade: abolish all tariffs, quotas and other trade barriers. ENVIRONMENT: incentivize alternative energy production by providing tax credits to companies that invest in alternative energy technologies and taxing non-renewable energy production at a higher rate. IMMIGRATION: enact a stricter immigration policy; accept only immigrants who could contribute to economic and social progress; let undocumented immigrants who are already here stay, as long as they pay taxes and do not commit violent crimes; no massive deportations. FINANCIAL POLICY: abolish the federal reserve and return to the gold standard. CORRUPTION: abolish all political donations and fund elections publicly; abolish the electoral college. FOREIGN POLICY: drastically reduce military spending; close all US military bases abroad and bring all troops home; withdraw from NATO.

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    1 year ago
    ico
    amandaf2 FemaleGold MedalGold TrophyBlue StarBronze Crown from Oblast Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
    i would never run and i can not run i was not born in this country
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    2 years ago
    ico
    ActualFrisk MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper StarDiamond from Yaroslavskaya Oblast', Russia
    How would you finance public universal healthcare with 10% flat income tax?
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    2 years ago
    ico +1
    There will be less tax but there will be more tax revenue, because the low tax will bring more international investment into the economy (i.e more money).
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    2 years ago
    ico
    Interesting views.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    TheNat Gold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from England, United Kingdom
    The people better get used to a Monarchy. As I will be King.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    I don't know much about politics honestly.
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    2 years ago
    ico +1
    I'll start by supporting a constitutional amendment to get money out of politics. I'll get a 21st century Glass-Steagall Act. I'll provide an easy path to citizenship to illegal immigrants. I'll increase the quota for Syrian refugees. I'll nationalize the education system from kindergarten to graduate school. Create a national single-payer healthcare system. Give statehood to both D.C. and Puerto Rico. Tear up the TPP. Abolish the DEA. Decriminalize all drugs. Legalize and regulate marijuana. Fund further research into marijuana and other alternative medicines to decrease our dependancy on prescription pills. Negotiate drug prices. Make private prisons illegal. Increase taxes on the rich. Increase social security. Have the wealthy pay into social security. reform the justice system. Establish a council to look into fixing the plights that racial minorities face. Tell Ted Cruz to go f*ck himself. Break up the banks that are too big to fail. Take the bankers to court that were responsible for the 2008 financial crisis. Cut military spending in half. Demilitarize the police. Stop fracking. Further subsidize clean energy. I could go on and on about all the things I would want to do.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    So refuse to think for yourself and just do whatever the holy and divine Left commands. Very original!
  • image
    2 years ago
    ico
    What? I'm left wing because of my positions not the other way around. Do you refuse to think for yourself and do whatever the holy and divine libertarianism commands?
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    2 years ago
    ico
    I find it hard to believe that you just happened to come into a major ideology that strings together unrelated positions on your own. Especially when it's basically the religion of your country. And by the way, I do split with the libertarian party on a handful of issues. Being a freethinker is more important than any ideology.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    I don't know what would make you think the positions are unrelated. I wish it was the religion of my country. Unfortunately the NDP which is the true Canadian progressive party has never formed federal government. I split with progressives on some issues too. In the US for example, many progressives don't support decriminalizing all drugs, reparations for slaves, nationalization of the whole school system, and my opposition of hate speech laws. Like I said, I formed my positions first. Those positions happened to be in line with progressive positions so I started identifying as a progressive. I really don't care if progressives agree with me. If I find an ideology I aline with more than I'll identify like that.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    kirke MaleGold MedalSuper Star from North Carolina, United States
    yes!
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    2 years ago
    ico
    Eternal FemaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper StarDiamond from North Carolina, United States
    More jobs ... somehow.
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    2 years ago
    ico +1
    what reoGirl said
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    2 years ago
    ico
    Thank you.
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    2 years ago
    ico +1
    Work hard on lowering the national debt
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    2 years ago
    ico
    KindaPsycho MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper StarDiamondGold Crown from Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
    Dunno, increase law on environment, suppress some on work, because it's too fvcking complex in France, etc...
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    2 years ago
    ico +1
    To quit
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    2 years ago
    ico
    KING BOOOOOOOB
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    2 years ago
    ico +1
    The_Owl MaleGold MedalGold TrophySuper Star from Michigan, United States
    Simple: More work, less goofing off. Work, you maggots!
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    2 years ago
    ico
    what for ? to do their dirty work ?
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    2 years ago
    ico
    For social issues my main goals would be to end the drug war, mass incarceration, and domestic spying, overturn Roe v. Wade, end all federal restrictions on the right to bear arms, and try to get through some type of criminal justice reform that put the primary focus on rehabilitation with improved living conditions and an end to the death penalty if possible. For economic issues, abolish most federal departments, eliminate entitlements, and massive spending cuts on anything left. Veto any budget that doesn't have a surplus, and declare the national debt to be a national security issue of neccesary. For the environment, repeal most environmental regulations but allow the states to make their own. Stop all drilling on federal land and offshore. On Immigration, adopt an Ellis Island style system for immigrants in professional fields we need. Fine and deport all illegals. On foreign policy: stay out of everything and break off alliances with all non-democracies and Pakistan. End all foreign aid. If none of this works, implement strict Sharia Law and execute all infidels.
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    2 years ago
    ico +2
    Deport all illegals? That would require massive amounts of government spending. Some sources estimate around $600 billion. In contrast, we spent around $470 billion in welfare in 2015.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    Yes our current methods of deportation are very expensive. The cost of deporting them to their country of origin, like that figure would include, is incredibly high. A far simpler and much cheaper method would be to deport all of them to Mexico unless Mexico agrees to pay for The Wall. It will simultaneously relieve the expenses of deportation and send a message to Mexico to stop encouraging illegal immigration.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    Not to mention it would cripple the US economy and put them in a deep recession. The cheapest method is to provide them with an easy path to citizenship.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    Yeah, let's reward criminals that invaded my country. Fuçk legal immigration, right? The job positions left by the illegal aliens could by filled by citizens. If they couldn't fill them all, bring in immigrants or seasonal workers. There would be no serious negative effects on the economy.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    The country was founded by illegal immigrants. The only criminals are the state and federal governments that are stripping these people of their human rights, because they happen to be born in the wrong side of the border. Yes, they can theoretically be filled with citizen, but in the real world no one else wants to do those jobs so they won't be filled. Do you seriously think taking away millions of workers won't cause negative effects on the economy?
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    2 years ago
    ico
    I'm not sure where you got the idea that The United States was founded by illegal immigrants, but it's both false and stupid. Anyway, I do believe that citizens will fill those jobs. Given the choice between a sh*t job and no job, people will generally choose the sh*t job. And even if they choose no job, we can still bring in immigrants or seasonal workers to do the jobs, like I said. We wouldn't be removing millions of workers, we'd simply be replacing them.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    It's a metaphor. Were they literally illegal, no. The pilgrims did travel to the US without any documents or authorization from the native tribes that occupied the land. States that have enacted tougher immigration laws have already shown that they hurt various industries. No one wants to do the jobs. When they bring in legal workers many don't last long. They can't stand the work. These aren't your regular sh*t jobs. Most people would take unemployment over these jobs. Yeah bring in seasonal workers. Half of all illegal immigrants came into the US legally. They just overstayed their visas. So if you bring in seasonal workers then you're bring in more illegal immigrants. Are you going to deport them too? That sounds like you're wasting a lot of money on hard working, productive members of society. You're best off just giving them citizenship. It's far cheaper.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    None of the indians had immigration laws or documents of any kind. We do. Poor metaphor. Giving citizenship to people who have already proven that they have zero respect for our laws sounds like a much worse idea. And if people are breaking into our country to get at these jobs, they're clearly not as sh*t as you make them out to be. As for seasonal workers, if they're overstaying their visas it's because they know we'll do nothing about. No fines, no bans on re-entry, and usually not even deportation. If we enforce the law, it will cut down on that big league.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    The natives were the first to occupy the land. Who would enforce immigration if no one is there? Zero respect? Do you honestly believe they want to be illegal immigrants? Immigration policy has a class bias. The poorest people have no choice. They have to stay in the US illegally if they want a better life. If you don't want them to break the law then you have to give them an actual choice between being legal or not. You can't think whatever you want about the jobs, but in reality no one wants to take them. We've already seen this trend happen. This isn't theoretical. Obama is deporting immigrants at record levels. You can't just stop immigration. They are already risking it all to provide a better life for themselves and their family. Strapping an extra fine or jail time to it won't help anybody. If they are willing to work for it, everyone should be afforded the right to a better life and good opportunities. I don't see what those in poverty should be stripped of that right. They never chose to be in poverty.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    Ok fine. Let's assume that nobody else will take the jobs. That's still not a good reason to both forgive them and reward them with citizenship. As soon as they become citizens they gain access to entitlements. If they're as impoverished as you say, that's 11 million more people taking welfare, Medicare, food stamps, and gods know what else. And instead of taking the wages they earn, they'll get minimum wage too. Rather than relieving a labor shortage you'll be creating a huge increase in government spending at the taxpayers expensive. If they're allowed to stay, it should simply be until we can find a better replacement for the jobs.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    They already pay into those benefits, so they should have the right to access them. I hope they make minimum wage. That's the point of it. They'll also be paying more into benefits if their wages were increased. If it increases government spending so be it. I don't care if the government is spending more money. I care what the government is spending it on. If you give 11 million people a chance at getting a better education it's impossible to tell how beneficial that will be. Those are future doctors, engineers, scientists, and professors. If they were given the opportunity to better themselves they would. Remove the roadblocks and they will use just as many government benefits as the rest of society.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    That's your issue right there. You view government as some sort of massive, mandatory charity organization. F*ck the taxpayers in the ass as long as Pedro gets free stuff. Having a cheap labor force for undesirable jobs was a legitimate argument. Using the government to forcibly extract even more wealth from the American people to benefit people that illegally entered our country is not. Your statement "I don't care if the government is spending more money" sums up the philosophy of the regressive left perfectly.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    The government sure as hell isn't a for-profit corporation. It's job is to do what's best for the people. You're the one that wants to spend taxpayer money to deport 11 million people, so you may want to get off your high horse. We both support spending taxpayer money. And no one is getting anything for free. They are paying into the system. They are getting the exact same benefits as everyone else. I'm supporting the government ensuring everyone has the same rights. If it's regressive to support freedom then so be it. I'll gladly call myself regressive if that's the case, because I will not waver on my position that everyone deserves equal opportunities to succeed in society. I refuse to support a system where the gains are privatized and the losses are socialized. I refuse to support a system where the wealthy benefit and the poor suffer.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    I will change absolutely nothing. If there's an issue with something, the people can solve it themselves. If they keep complaining about it to me, they get sent to the gulags.
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    2 years ago
    ico
    Free ponies for everyone
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    2 years ago
    ico
    K Vermin Supreme