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If you ran this country, how would you do it?

Hi, this is a pipe dream post.

Assume that you have absolutely unlimited funds. What would YOU do to make this country a better place?

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Yoshi_Yoshi

Asked by Yoshi_Yoshi at 11:56 AM on Oct. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • honestly first i owuld pull all our troops out of foriegn countries sorry but we need to worry about our own people before we worry about anyone else and with unlimited funds i would make sure everyone had medical and then on to the schools lord knows they need help new books computers and everyhting for the schoolsumm i am kinda stumped on what else to say right now but if i had unlimited funds and ran this country it would be a hell of a lot different
    mom2kaydence09

    Answer by mom2kaydence09 at 12:04 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • I'd bring home all the troops and make them defend our country from home. I would cease all forms of trade and borrowing and lending money with other countries and use our own resources for everything the citizens would need. In essence... I would mind my own business. Stay out of other countries wars, refuse to take sides and use diplomacy as a stepping stone to peace instead of making enemies with arrogance and bossiness.


     

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 12:17 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • I'd make abortion free and easily accessible
    Bring back orphanages and dismantle the foster care system
    Every school would be as good as the best private school
    College wouldn't cost so fucking much
    Marijuana dealers wouldn't have harsher jail sentences than rapists
    We'd go green-less dependence on foreign oil, lots of alternative sources of energy
    COMPLETE rehaul of the FDA and CDC
    I would restrict religious zealots and not allow them to practice their 'religion'
    NCLB/DOMA/DADT would all be burned in a fire
    Unlimited funding for state and national parks
    Work to make every shelter/animal control a low-kill facility
    NO organized sports in school beyond gym class!
    Restrict sugar/fatty foods, ban fast food restaurants
    Universal healthcare

    Holy CRAP I have a long list!
    Yoshi_Yoshi

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 12:21 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • Abolish about 85% of the laws, so people can stop tripping over ridiculous bureaucracy and get on with living.

    Free about 80% of those in prison for ridiculous 'crimes' (like growing pot --who cares?). Abolish the AFT and the DEA, as well as the CIA.

    Flatten the tax law (currently at more than a million pages and growing every day) so it is almost impossible to defraud, and simple to see how much needs to be paid.

    Outlaw organized lobbying.

    Return to the gold standard and destroy about 50% of the US dollars currently in circulation. Work on paying back the debt and outlawing deficit budgets at any level of government.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:54 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • Follow the Constitution. The Constitution "runs" the country; my job would be just to protect and uphold it.
    Imogen13

    Answer by Imogen13 at 1:02 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • 1. Would be to make it a federal crime to employ undocumented workers and "paying under the table" to both US Citizens or Not.
    2. Require Abortions post 12 weeks, only to be conducted by an OB/GYN with a medical need only, mom's or fetus(es) heath must be at stake, major deformation, incurable condition, etc. Clinics can perform abortions no later than 12 weeks regardless of reason, and they must wait 24-48 from enrollment to procedure and meet a counselor and an adoption agency prior to surgery, to cover all options. NO FEDERAL FUNDING ALLOWED
    3. Protect 2nd Adm. rights, but those who have been convicted of a felony or 3 or more misdemeanors cannot posses or live in a house hold with a registered weapon. Require more intensive and longer background checks, and ban assault weapons and high capacity clips.
    4. Make social security tax waived for low-income families and increase from $100k to something more reasonable.
    viridian

    Answer by viridian at 2:01 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • Yoshi
    , you live in the wrong country. You should move to Cuba, I think you would be happy there.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:26 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • We'd all hold hands and sing kumbuya
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:58 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

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