If you were running for President..

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by fitshaced, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. fitshaced macrumors 68000

    fitshaced

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    #1
    ..what would your policies be, who would benefit and how it would be for the greater good of the country?
     
  2. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Location:
    North America
    #2
    End foreign aid except in humanitarian situations. No more $$ to Israel, Egypt, whatever.
    Invest in rebuilding Africa by providing support for American businesses to set up shop
    Repair relations with South America
    Complete campaign finance reform
    End the federal drug war on Americans, but work to stop cartels from bringing drugs into the country illegally. If they have a legit business and it's legal in their home country, that's fine.
    End tax shelters/loopholes/etc... while simplifying the tax code - itemized where your tax dollars are going so people know what they're spending their tax money on.
    Increased funding for R&D
    Immediate end to warrantless wiretaps, the whole Edward Snowden thing (who by the way would no longer be charged since he did the right thing).
    Ban any elected official who receives campaign contributions (if not just ban contributions all together by having publicly funded elections) from working, consulting, or otherwise receiving wages from any organization that donates for 10 years.
    Fix the copyright system for the digital age
    1gb/s in every home, data caps illegal
    Renewed investment in infrastructure, federal grants to any municipality or city seeking to build sustainable infrastructure
    single payer healthcare, physicians must publicly declare affiliation with pharmaceutical companies and what that affiliation is
    Renewed federal commitment to national parks to ensure that they remain public land.

    Just a few that came to mind, that aside from perhaps the single payer healthcare and federal grants I think anybody could reasonably agree with.
     
  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    #3
    I'm sorry, but I could't get past your first two points without thinking they contradict one another.

    Impeach proceedings have commenced.
     
  4. thermodynamic Suspended

    thermodynamic

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    #4
    I'll have to figure that out before running. It's quite a big job.
     
  5. fitshaced thread starter macrumors 68000

    fitshaced

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    #5
    That puts you in the lead of every republican candidate.
     
  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    #6
    I'd be assassinated before I could implement my pacifist, socialist policies.
     
  7. stroked Suspended

    stroked

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    #7
    My policies would be determined by the billionaires paying me off.
     
  8. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Location:
    North America
    #8
    In what way are they contradictory?
     

Share This Page