What is wrong with the American people today? There are domestic problems and international problems, and we can do something about both...if we have the nerve and good sense to do it. First, let's look at the domestic problems which, in my opinion, have been caused by the current administration. The tax system in this country is SO screwed up that nobody, from the IRS Commissioner down, understands it completely. It picks and chooses who, or what, will be taxed and at what rate. The system has been manipulated so much that the loopholes it has in it makes it look like Swiss cheese...but that only benefits those that can afford to hire a tax expert. The so-called middle class in this country, and I always thought we were a classless society, takes it on the chin, over and over.
So, let's deal with that domestic problem, in a logical manner, and that is to abolish the IRS. We now know that the IRS, again from the top down, is corrupt, convoluted and crazy. Enact THE FAIR TAX, which is a logical approach to taxing. You buy something at the retail level, you pay the tax. Period! The bill, as it was written originally, is 135 pages, all easily understandable. When the IRS is gone, you'll find that much of the money that was whisked out of this country to save it FROM the IRS, will be returning. When money comes back, so do jobs. We may never regain the pinnacle of manufacturing that we once attained, but enacting THE FAIR TAX will go a long way to achieving that. I believe that unemployment will go down, and go down dramatically, once THE FAIR TAX is up and running. So, we've killed two birds with one stone, so to speak.
My next domestic problem is the government itself. For reasons unknown to me at this time, we, as a people, have allowed the government to overstep its bounds. Those bounds were put in place by the founding fathers because they KNEW that government, if left unchecked, can become dictatorial...and it
is approaching that quickly. So, here's what we need to do for that problem...first, we establish term limits for EVERY elected federal employee, and include the Supreme Court in that. Congress was never meant to be a home for politicians. Our brilliant founding fathers meant for a person to be elected, serve his time and then GO HOME to his work, or farm, or whatever. Career politicians are a modern "invention" and they should be sent packing. NO FEDERAL EMPLOYEE IN ANY POSITION SHOULD BE ALLOWED
TO RETIRE FROM GOVERNMENT SERVICE, with the one exception of members of the Armed Forces.
They would be the only ones to be allowed to serve long enough to retire at 20 years, 30 if they are mentally and physically capable. The Armed Forces, because of what they do for this country, should be given the best healthcare that is available.
Beginning at "time X", aspirants to public office will understand that they get NO pension, NO special health care, NOTHING that the public doesn't get as well. That, I believe, would winnow out those who want to do public service, from those that are looking for a gravy train. The Constitution, along with other important documents, will be the law of the land. No foreign laws will be taken into consideration in any court in the land. Any further delay in stiffening the American backbone is going to be disastrous…
and you can take that to the bank.