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Sev
11-12-2010, 04:15 PM
1. Repeal the the 16 amendment.
2. Pass a balanced budget amendment.
3. Reduce the civilian population of the US government to 500,000 individuals
4. Pass legislation that requires the civilian employment by the US government not exceed 500,000 individuals.
5. Pass legislation that requires civilian employee's of the US government not to have salaries and benefits that exceed the US median income of a single middle class male.
6. Pass the Fair Tax. Which captures 100% of the population.
7. Dissolve the IRS.
8. Dissolve the Dept of Education.
9. Dissolve the Dept of Energy.
10. Defund the EPA by 75%. EPA funding increased 129% in the past 2 years.
11. Make common sense cuts in the military that do not endanger the troops or nation.
12. Change welfare into workfare. If your physically and mentally capable you should be productive.
13. Take Soc Sec out of the general fund.
14. Make it impossible to use food stamps for anything but meat, fruits, vegetables and dairy products.
15. Return the unused stimulus money.
16. Remove environmental blockades to industry while keeping in place commonsense environmental regulations.
17. End all global humanitarian aid provided with US tax dollars.
18. Reduce the military footprint world wide.
19. End military support in the United Nations.
20. End funding for the United nations.
21. End Military operations except those linked to defeating terrorism.
22. Promote nuclear energy in the US and remove all environment obstructions.
23. Remove all fee's for permits and licensing in both manufacturing and energy industries.
24. Privatize the US postal service.
25. Punish companies that hire illegal aliens.
26. Require emergency rooms and hospitals to immediately report non US citizens that do not have valid proof that they are in the US legally.
27. Expedite deportation. If you are here illegally you are deported no matter what he circumstance.
28. Make all children born of illegals while in the US wards of the state and put up for adoption.
29. Pass legislation that makes it illegal for the federal government to interfere in any manner in a state bankruptcy.
30. Pass legislation that makes it illegal to bail out failing companies.
31. End the Federal Reserve Bank.
32. Return to the gold standard.
33. Pass an amendment that requires that the federal governments budget not to exceed 1/10 of GDP.
34. Pass legislation requiring all federally elected officials to donate their time and receive only a benefits package at the end of their service. The package would include medical, 100,000 in US bonds and retirement pay not to exceed that of the US median of a single male in upper middle income.
35. Make THRIFT accounts available to all citizens.
36. Form private retirement accounts for each US citizen that cannot be accessed by the US government. Make it accessible only at retirement or in the event of a catastrophic medical event. It will be funded by a portion of the taxes collect through the Fair Tax. It would be willable and transferable.
37. End earmarks.
38. Pass legislation that makes unfunded mandates on the states illegal.
39. Cut entitlements.
40. End redundant entitlements.
41. Dissolve all redundant federal bureaucracies.
42. Promote "Buy Built in American First" and give incentives for manufacturing to come to America.
43. Hold military contractors to a strict accounting standard to eliminate cost overruns and overages.
44. Pass an amendment making English the official and only recognized language for communication and business in the USA.
45. Repeal the 17 amendment a make senators appointed by the states once again.
46. Repeal Obamcare.
47. Sell all excess federally owned buildings and facilities.
48. Sell all federally owned land. The exception being national forests.
49. Enforce the agreement with Iraq to reimburse the USA for the war effort.
50. Pass tort reform.
51. Make health insurance portable across state lines.
52. Audit Medicare and remove waste and redundancy.
53. Audit Medicaid and remove waste and redundancy.
54. Implement more stringent oversight on both Medicare and Medicaid to identify fraud.
55. Reduce prevailing wage paid to contractors working for the federal government.

pooltchr
11-12-2010, 04:29 PM
Good list.

I would add term limits just on general principles.

Steve

LWW
11-13-2010, 03:03 AM
With a couple of adjustments I could live with that plan easily.

LWW

Sev
11-13-2010, 05:12 PM
It would seem that the elites are devoid of ideas.
They are great at assigning blame but not so much in the arena of ideas and solutions.

Qtec
11-13-2010, 09:04 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Return to the gold standard. </div></div>

LOL



Q

Qtec
11-13-2010, 09:08 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> 15. Return the unused stimulus money.</div></div>

Why not use it?

Q

pooltchr
11-13-2010, 10:27 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> 15. Return the unused stimulus money.</div></div>

Why not use it?

Q </div></div>

Sev's suggestion list is ways to reduce the deficit. By "returning" it, he is suggesting it not be blown on the prok projects that it is destined for.

Steve

Sev
11-14-2010, 06:23 PM
WIthout the fortitude to try then failure is assured.

Sev
01-19-2011, 11:34 AM
Update.


1. Repeal the the 16 amendment. Which ends income taxes and would require the government to return to incidental tax and the selling bond to support itself.

2. Pass a balanced budget amendment.

3. Reduce the civilian population of the US government to 500,000 individuals

4. Pass legislation restricting civilian employment of the US government can not exceed 500,000 individuals.

5. Pass legislation capping civilian employee's of the US government salaries and benefits at the US median income of a single middle class earning male.

6. Pass the Fair Tax. Which captures 100% of the population.

7. Dissolve the IRS.

8. Dissolve the Dept of Education.

9. Dissolve the Dept of Energy.

10. Defund the EPA by 75%. EPA funding increased 129% in the past 2 years.

11. Make common sense cuts in the military that do not endanger the troops or nation.

12. Change welfare into workfare. If your physically and mentally capable you should be productive while receiving tax payer dollars.

13. Take Soc Sec out of the general fund.

14. Make it impossible to use food stamps for anything but meat, fruits, vegetables and dairy products.

15. Return the unused stimulus money.

16. Remove environmental blockades to industry while keeping in place commonsense environmental regulations.

17. End all humanitarian aid provided with US tax dollars.

18. Reduce the military footprint world wide.

19. End military support in the United Nations.

20. End funding for the United nations.

21. End Military operations except those linked to defeating terrorism.

22. Promote nuclear energy in the US and remove all environment obstructions.

23. Remove all fee's for permits and licensing in both manufacturing and energy industries.

24. Privatize the US postal service.

25. Punish companies that hire illegal aliens.

26. Require emergency rooms and hospitals to immediately report non US citizens that do not have valid proof that they are in the US legally.

27. Expedite deportation. If you are here illegally you are deported no matter what he circumstance.

28. Make all children born of illegals while in the US wards of the state and put up for adoption.

29. Pass legislation that makes it illegal for the federal government to interfere in any manner in a state bankruptcy.

30. Pass legislation that makes it illegal to bailout failing companies.

31. Dissolve the Federal Reserve Bank.

32. Return to the gold standard.

33. Pass an amendment that requires that the federal governments budget not to exceed 1/10 of GDP.

34. Pass legislation requiring all federally elected officials donate their time and receive only a benefits package at the end of their service. The package would include medical, 100,000 in US bonds and retirement pay not to exceed that of the US median of a single male in upper middle income.

34b. Alternative. Elected officials can not paid or receive benefits exceeding that of enlisted men in the US armed forces.

35. Make THRIFT accounts available to all citizens.

36. Form private retirement accounts for each US citizen that cannot be accessed by the US government. Make it accessible only at retirement or in the event of a catastrophic medical event. It will be funded by a portion of the taxes collected through the Fair Tax.

37. End earmarks.

38. Pass legislation that makes unfunded mandates on the states illegal.

39. Cut entitlements.

40. End redundant entitlements and progressively end all federal entitlements.

41. Dissolve all redundant federal bureaucracies.

42. Promote "Buy Built in American First" and give incentives for manufacturing to come to America.

43. Hold military contractors to a strict accounting standard to eliminate cost overruns and overages.

44. Pass an amendment making English the official and only recognized language for communication and business in the USA.

45. Repeal the 17 amendment a make senators appointed by the states once again.

46. Repeal Obamcare.

47. Enact tort reform.

48. Make health insurance portable across state lines to stimulate competition.

49. Open HSA accounts for each child at birth. Health Savings Accounts. They are willable and transferable.

50. Sell all excess federally owned buildings and facilities.

51. Sell all federally owned land. Exception being national forests.

52. Audit Medicare and remove waste and redundancy.

53. Audit Medicaid and remove waste and redundancy.

54. Implement more stringent oversight on both Medicare and Medicaid to identify fraud.

55. Reduce or eliminate prevailing wage paid to contractors working for the federal government.

56. Repeal NAFTA.

57. Promote private industry to engage in a space race. Ergo a Mars landing. Which would boost the technology sector.

58. Promote private industry to engage in the R&D and distribution of new energy sources. Which would boost the technology sector.

59. End farm subsidies that pay farmers to leave croplands fallow.

60. End the ethanol requirement in the US.

61. Unleash the US crop potential on the world and make foreign nations dependent on US crops such as wheat and corn.

62. Promote a return to family owned farming so as to reduce importing foods that we can otherwise cultivate at home.

63. Force Iraq to meet its financial obligations to the US and reimburse us for the war effort.

64. Repeal the Community Reinvestment Act

65. Dissolve Freddi and Fannie.

66. Extend the jobless benefits. However now restructure them to be in the form of a loan to the government which will be required to be repaid. Payments on the loan would begin 6 months to a year after finding gainful employment.

67. End "The Great Society".

68. End "The War on Poverty".

69. Review and end all failing and redundant government programs.

70. Retired elected officials are precluded from working for or acting as lobbyists.

71. All ex federal employee's are precluded from working for or acting as lobbyists for 6 years after leaving government employment.

72. All direct family members of elected officials are precluded from working for or acting as lobbyists for 6 years after the retirement from the federal government of their family members.

73. Pass an amendment that requires the the federal governments budget can not exceed a specific percentage of GDP as a move to constrain its size. Any change in the fixed percentage would be required to be put forth on a nation vote during a presidential election.

Sev
01-20-2011, 08:49 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Update.


1. Repeal the the 16 amendment. Which ends income taxes and would require the government to return to incidental tax and the selling bond to support itself.

2. Pass a balanced budget amendment.

3. Reduce the civilian population of the US government to 500,000 individuals

4. Pass legislation restricting civilian employment of the US government can not exceed 500,000 individuals.

5. Pass legislation capping civilian employee's of the US government salaries and benefits at the US median income of a single middle class earning male.

6. Pass the Fair Tax. Which captures 100% of the population.

7. Dissolve the IRS.

8. Dissolve the Dept of Education.

9. Dissolve the Dept of Energy.

10. Defund the EPA by 75%. EPA funding increased 129% in the past 2 years.

11. Make common sense cuts in the military that do not endanger the troops or nation.

12. Change welfare into workfare. If your physically and mentally capable you should be productive while receiving tax payer dollars.

13. Take Soc Sec out of the general fund.

14. Make it impossible to use food stamps for anything but meat, fruits, vegetables and dairy products.

15. Return the unused stimulus money.

16. Remove environmental blockades to industry while keeping in place commonsense environmental regulations.

17. End all humanitarian aid provided with US tax dollars.

18. Reduce the military footprint world wide.

19. End military support in the United Nations.

20. End funding for the United nations.

21. End Military operations except those linked to defeating terrorism.

22. Promote nuclear energy in the US and remove all environment obstructions.

23. Remove all fee's for permits and licensing in both manufacturing and energy industries.

24. Privatize the US postal service.

25. Punish companies that hire illegal aliens.

26. Require emergency rooms and hospitals to immediately report non US citizens that do not have valid proof that they are in the US legally.

27. Expedite deportation. If you are here illegally you are deported no matter what he circumstance.

28. Make all children born of illegals while in the US wards of the state and put up for adoption.

29. Pass legislation that makes it illegal for the federal government to interfere in any manner in a state bankruptcy.

30. Pass legislation that makes it illegal to bailout failing companies.

31. Dissolve the Federal Reserve Bank.

32. Return to the gold standard.

33. Pass an amendment that requires that the federal governments budget not to exceed 1/10 of GDP.

34. Pass legislation requiring all federally elected officials donate their time and receive only a benefits package at the end of their service. The package would include medical, 100,000 in US bonds and retirement pay not to exceed that of the US median of a single male in upper middle income.

34b. Alternative. Elected officials can not paid or receive benefits exceeding that of enlisted men in the US armed forces.

35. Make THRIFT accounts available to all citizens.

36. Form private retirement accounts for each US citizen that cannot be accessed by the US government. Make it accessible only at retirement or in the event of a catastrophic medical event. It will be funded by a portion of the taxes collected through the Fair Tax.

37. End earmarks.

38. Pass legislation that makes unfunded mandates on the states illegal.

39. Cut entitlements.

40. End redundant entitlements and progressively end all federal entitlements.

41. Dissolve all redundant federal bureaucracies.

42. Promote "Buy Built in American First" and give incentives for manufacturing to come to America.

43. Hold military contractors to a strict accounting standard to eliminate cost overruns and overages.

44. Pass an amendment making English the official and only recognized language for communication and business in the USA.

45. Repeal the 17 amendment a make senators appointed by the states once again.

46. Repeal Obamcare.

47. Enact tort reform.

48. Make health insurance portable across state lines to stimulate competition.

49. Open HSA accounts for each child at birth. Health Savings Accounts. They are willable and transferable.

50. Sell all excess federally owned buildings and facilities.

51. Sell all federally owned land. Exception being national forests.

52. Audit Medicare and remove waste and redundancy.

53. Audit Medicaid and remove waste and redundancy.

54. Implement more stringent oversight on both Medicare and Medicaid to identify fraud.

55. Reduce or eliminate prevailing wage paid to contractors working for the federal government.

56. Repeal NAFTA.

57. Promote private industry to engage in a space race. Ergo a Mars landing. Which would boost the technology sector.

58. Promote private industry to engage in the R&D and distribution of new energy sources. Which would boost the technology sector.

59. End farm subsidies that pay farmers to leave croplands fallow.

60. End the ethanol requirement in the US.

61. Unleash the US crop potential on the world and make foreign nations dependent on US crops such as wheat and corn.

62. Promote a return to family owned farming so as to reduce importing foods that we can otherwise cultivate at home.

63. Force Iraq to meet its financial obligations to the US and reimburse us for the war effort.

64. Repeal the Community Reinvestment Act

65. Dissolve Freddi and Fannie.

66. Extend the jobless benefits. However now restructure them to be in the form of a loan to the government which will be required to be repaid. Payments on the loan would begin 6 months to a year after finding gainful employment.

67. End "The Great Society".

68. End "The War on Poverty".

69. Review and end all failing and redundant government programs.

70. Retired elected officials are precluded from working for or acting as lobbyists.

71. All ex federal employee's are precluded from working for or acting as lobbyists for 6 years after leaving government employment.

72. All direct family members of elected officials are precluded from working for or acting as lobbyists for 6 years after the retirement from the federal government of their family members.

73. Pass an amendment that requires the the federal governments budget can not exceed a specific percentage of GDP as a move to constrain its size. Any change in the fixed percentage would be required to be put forth on a nation vote during a presidential election.

74. End farm subsidies.

75. End foreign subsidies.
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Update

Sev
03-15-2011, 08:07 PM
Reminder bump.

Sev
03-15-2011, 08:23 PM
Update.
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1. Repeal the the 16 amendment. Which ends income taxes and would require the government to return to incidental tax and the selling bond to support itself.

2. Pass a balanced budget amendment.

3. Reduce the civilian population of the US government to 500,000 individuals

4. Pass legislation restricting civilian employment of the US government can not exceed 500,000 individuals.

5. Pass legislation capping civilian employee's of the US government salaries and benefits at the US median income of a single middle class earning male.

6. Pass the Fair Tax. Which captures 100% of the population.

7. Dissolve the IRS.

8. Dissolve the Dept of Education.

9. Dissolve the Dept of Energy.

10. Defund the EPA by 75%. EPA funding increased 129% in the past 2 years.

11. Make common sense cuts in the military that do not endanger the troops or nation.

12. Change welfare into workfare. If your physically and mentally capable you should be productive while receiving tax payer dollars.

13. Take Soc Sec out of the general fund.

14. Make it impossible to use food stamps for anything but meat, fruits, vegetables and dairy products.

15. Return the unused stimulus money.

16. Remove environmental blockades to industry while keeping in place commonsense environmental regulations.

17. End all humanitarian aid provided with US tax dollars.

18. Reduce the military footprint world wide.

19. End military support in the United Nations.

20. End funding for the United nations.

21. End Military operations except those linked to defeating terrorism.

22. Promote nuclear energy in the US and remove all environment obstructions.

23. Remove all fee's for permits and licensing in both manufacturing and energy industries.

24. Privatize the US postal service.

25. Punish companies that hire illegal aliens.

26. Require emergency rooms and hospitals to immediately report non US citizens that do not have valid proof that they are in the US legally.

27. Expedite deportation. If you are here illegally you are deported no matter what he circumstance.

28. Make all children born of illegals while in the US wards of the state and put up for adoption.

29. Pass legislation that makes it illegal for the federal government to interfere in any manner in a state bankruptcy.

30. Pass legislation that makes it illegal to bailout failing companies.

31. Dissolve the Federal Reserve Bank.

32. Return to the gold standard.

33. Pass an amendment that requires that the federal governments budget not to exceed 1/10 of GDP.

34. Pass legislation requiring all federally elected officials donate their time and receive only a benefits package at the end of their service. The package would include medical, 100,000 in US bonds and retirement pay not to exceed that of the US median of a single male in upper middle income.

34b. Alternative. Elected officials can not paid or receive benefits exceeding that of enlisted men in the US armed forces.

35. Make THRIFT accounts available to all citizens.

36. Form private retirement accounts for each US citizen that cannot be accessed by the US government. Make it accessible only at retirement or in the event of a catastrophic medical event. It will be funded by a portion of the taxes collected through the Fair Tax.

37. End earmarks.

38. Pass legislation that makes unfunded mandates on the states illegal.

39. Cut entitlements.

40. End redundant entitlements and progressively end all federal entitlements.

41. Dissolve all redundant federal bureaucracies.

42. Promote "Buy Built in American First" and give incentives for manufacturing to come to America.

43. Hold military contractors to a strict accounting standard to eliminate cost overruns and overages.

44. Pass an amendment making English the official and only recognized language for communication and business in the USA.

45. Repeal the 17 amendment a make senators appointed by the states once again.

46. Repeal Obamcare.

47. Enact tort reform.

48. Make health insurance portable across state lines to stimulate competition.

49. Open HSA accounts for each child at birth. Health Savings Accounts. They are willable and transferable.

50. Sell all excess federally owned buildings and facilities.

51. Sell all federally owned land. Exception being national forests.

52. Audit Medicare and remove waste and redundancy.

53. Audit Medicaid and remove waste and redundancy.

54. Implement more stringent oversight on both Medicare and Medicaid to identify fraud.

55. Reduce or eliminate prevailing wage paid to contractors working for the federal government.

56. Repeal NAFTA.

57. Promote private industry to engage in a space race. Ergo a Mars landing. Which would boost the technology sector.

58. Promote private industry to engage in the R&D and distribution of new energy sources. Which would boost the technology sector.

59. End farm subsidies that pay farmers to leave croplands fallow.

60. End the ethanol requirement in the US.

61. Unleash the US crop potential on the world and make foreign nations dependent on US crops such as wheat and corn.

62. Promote a return to family owned farming so as to reduce importing foods that we can otherwise cultivate at home.

63. Force Iraq to meet its financial obligations to the US and reimburse us for the war effort.

64. Repeal the Community Reinvestment Act

65. Dissolve Freddi and Fannie.

66. Extend the jobless benefits. However now restructure them to be in the form of a loan to the government which will be required to be repaid. Payments on the loan would begin 6 months to a year after finding gainful employment.

67. End "The Great Society".

68. End "The War on Poverty".

69. Review and end all failing and redundant government programs.

70. Retired elected officials are precluded from working for or acting as lobbyists.

71. All ex federal employee's are precluded from working for or acting as lobbyists for 6 years after leaving government employment.

72. All direct family members of elected officials are precluded from working for or acting as lobbyists for 6 years after the retirement from the federal government of their family members.

73. Pass an amendment that requires the the federal governments budget can not exceed a specific percentage of GDP as a move to constrain its size. Any change in the fixed percentage would be required to be put forth on a nation vote during a presidential election.

74. End farm subsidies.

75. End foreign subsidies.

76. Congress and the senate are only in session 6 times a year.

77. Repeal the law that made unions legal within the federal government.

78. Promote the building of thorium reactors for lower electrical energy costs and safer energy production.</span>