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    Add an extra 10% tax on any one making over 150k in the stock market in one year. not ,forget that one

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    It's not designed to work, unless you loosely define the word. It's designed to maintain dependence on the political class.
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    Abolish the IRS and the federal income tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    Abolish the IRS and the federal income tax.
    Good idea, but we cannot even abolish the national endowment for the arts.

    Abolishing things is a good place to start, closing down entire programs and departments, but I think maybe 'baby-steps' are in order.
    Last edited by Tool-Slinger; 09-07-2009 at 07:50 AM. Reason: other half of my brain wanted to chime-in

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolperfect View Post
    Set up conditions and limits as to what the medical profession can be sued for
    What conditions would these be?
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    Term limits (only two per office held)

    Senate: Maximum 12 consecutive years

    House: Maximum 4 consecutive years

    20 years maximum for Supreme court Justice
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    Quote Originally Posted by whec720 View Post
    Term limits (only two per office held)

    Senate: Maximum 12 consecutive years

    House: Maximum 4 consecutive years

    20 years maximum for Supreme court Justice
    Is there some merit in term limits with respect to reducing the effects of the lobbyists? That is, we're not going to "get rid of lobbyists" or any claptrap of the sort, but how can the effect on policy be balanced?
    The term limits take a step in that direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    Is there some merit in term limits with respect to reducing the effects of the lobbyists? That is, we're not going to "get rid of lobbyists" or any claptrap of the sort, but how can the effect on policy be balanced?
    The term limits take a step in that direction.
    the problem with term limits.
    States get money from the government depending on which senior senator or congressman is on a commitee. it is beneficial to States to keep a elected official as long as possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    the problem with term limits.
    States get money from the government depending on which senior senator or congressman is on a commitee. it is beneficial to States to keep a elected official as long as possible
    Maybe states don't need to be getting money from government.

    Maybe the government has entirely too much money to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Maybe states don't need to be getting money from government.

    Maybe the government has entirely too much money to begin with.
    maybe?

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    The fed does not need to be getting taxes from the states then re appropriating it back to other states. I do not need to be building a road system in Boston and I do not need to subsidize Amtrak on the east coast.

    We do need to fund federal Highways so maybe a percentage of fuel taxes need to go to the Fed.

    We need to reduce the Fed's control and revert to local and state control especially in regards to education and healthcare.

    Tort reform works, since we instituted medical tort reform in Texas Doctors cannot get here fast enough, before reform they were leaving in droves especially OB/GYN's and pediatricians along the border.

    Beyond term limits and the exclusion of pensions and retirement plans for elected officials we need to stipulate that a lobbyist cannot have served in an elected position for at least longer than maximum term. In other words if the longest a Senator can serve is 8 years he cannot become a lobbyist for at least 8-years. This will stop cronyism and to a great extent influence peddling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classical View Post
    The fed does not need to be getting taxes from the states then re appropriating it back to other states. I do not need to be building a road system in Boston and I do not need to subsidize Amtrak on the east coast.

    We do need to fund federal Highways so maybe a percentage of fuel taxes need to go to the Fed.

    We need to reduce the Fed's control and revert to local and state control especially in regards to education and healthcare.

    Tort reform works, since we instituted medical tort reform in Texas Doctors cannot get here fast enough, before reform they were leaving in droves especially OB/GYN's and pediatricians along the border.

    Beyond term limits and the exclusion of pensions and retirement plans for elected officials we need to stipulate that a lobbyist cannot have served in an elected position for at least longer than maximum term. In other words if the longest a Senator can serve is 8 years he cannot become a lobbyist for at least 8-years. This will stop cronyism and to a great extent influence peddling.
    that last paragraph is right out of Obamaism

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    Lets see... a list of how I want our government to be like

    1) Phase-out welfare
    2) Double ( or better ) social security & medicare for seniors. Remove payments for everything else. Don't use SS & med. moneys for anything else.
    3) Reduce taxes to 10% of income
    4) Remove ALL illegal taxation: such as taxes on labor, taxes on rentals.
    5) Tort reform: no suing unless plaintiff is DIRECTLY responsible.
    6) Term limits for politicians, as others have stated
    7) Complete removel of illegals, as others have stated
    8) Fed Gov, should not be involved in anything that does not involve EVERY american EQUALLY.
    9) State gov. should not be involved in anything that does not involve EVERY person in that state EQUALLY.
    10) Local gov. should not be involved in anything that does not involve EVERY person in their jurisdiction EQUALLY
    11) Death penalty for all violent crimes ( 1st degree )
    12) Death penalty for all multiple felonies
    13) remove the notion that people have RIGHTS to anything but the air they breath & the right to protect themselves.
    14) Allow for protection of property & persons by any means necessary

    Thats all I got for now, I'm sure I can think of more later, though...
    Richard

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