Monday, April 27, 2015

RIGHTING THE SHIP OF STATE

I was recently brought to task for posting political commentary without offering any concrete solutions.  So, I thought I would offer my view of what we as a nation need to accomplish in order to right the ship of state.  Please feel free to comment on each, any or all of my suggestions and also feel free to offer some of your own.  Perhaps we can use this a the starting point to create a legitimate political platform for 2016 and beyond.

I'll give you the first 4 steps, 1) get the money out of politics by fundamentally changing the campaign finance laws. My proposal is and has been to limit campaign contributiuons to the federally mandated limit of $5400.00 per candidate, but I suggest that only legally registered voters be allowed to contribute. No PAC's, Unions, corporations or foreign nationals (including illegal aliens) be allowed to contribute. Contributors can contribute to as many candidates as they wish, but only twice per cycle, once before and once after the primary.
2) Eliminate the current income based tax in favor of a consumer based tax known as the "Automatic Payment Transaction Tax, with the caveat that it be collected at the local source ad paid upwards, 40% to the local government, 30% to the state and 30% to the Fed. This eliminates the major flaw in the current tax code -- the political use of the tax code to social engineer society and pick and choose the winners and losers based on their ability to lobby congress.
3) This is probably both the hardest and easiest to accomplish -- change the electoral college in each state back to it's original intent by eliminating the "winner take all" voting structure in all the states except a couple and return it to allocating the votes by winners of each congressional district. For example, if 70% of the popular vote in 7 of 12 state districts were won by one candidate and 5 by the other, the votes would be 7 for one and 5 for the other. This will make the presidential race much more competitive forcing the candidates to pay attention to the entire country rather than a few major urban swing cities and it will eliminate the ability for a very few highly populated urban areas to dictate the vote for the entire state.
4) And finally, we MUST, absolutely MUST, institute term limits for national level legislators. The advent of professional politicians such as Obama, Reid, Schumer and Pelosi, McConnell, Boehner, McCain and and the Bushes have become the agents of death to this Republic as it stands. this will return politics to the Patriotic citizens of the country who believe in helping the country for a short time and returning to private life rather than having a class of professional politicians who believe in helping themselves first at the expense of "we the people".

If we are able, in some manner shape and form to enact these four legislative actions, we will go a long way to guaranteeing our ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ObamaCare on it's 5th Anniversary

Here is the reality of Obamacare on the 5th anniversary of it's enactment. These are pretty much on target with the sentiment across America. Latest Rasmussen poll has the country 58% to 42% in favor of repealing ObamaCare in it's entirety.

The SCOTUS case King v. Burwell has been argued and is being debated among the judges in order to arrive at a decision.  Applying the letter of the law they should render a decision which will eliminate the subsidies in the 30+ states which have not created state run health Care exchanges.  This will effectively gut the law and show ObamaCare for what it is, a communist inspired income redistribution scheme which is as anti American as any law ever written in the history of America.  The sooner it goes away, the better off the entire country will be.

Comments from the Western Journalism article titled "Obamacare's fate?":
Comment #1:
"never before has Government hounded and persisted in insisting compliance as they have with this Obamacare issue. They have failed to meet expectations, so instead of revisiting the law, they push back deadlines, yet again and again. When unions complained of unfair treatment, special exceptions were instituted. All the while, the very people who voted this garbage into law are themselves exempt! Don't know about anyone else, but this skunk stinks so why not call it as you smell it?"
Comment #2"
"I LOST MY DOCTOR. PERIOD
I LOST MY POLICY. PERIOD.
I GOT NO 2500 SAVINGS PER YEAR. PERIOD.
ALL I GOT HAVE BEEN LIES...
LIES LIES LIES AND MORE LIES...it's working if you like losing your doctor. period. it's working if you like losing your policy. period. it's working if you like not saving the $2500 per yr the president said you would save per family
can i believe anything else coming out of this white house???
as a life long democrat i suggest the obama administration and democratic senate scramble to grunt obamacare into the toliet and flush it like you would any unwanted feces. it's that bad. if they can not see this, they are in denial and doomed to being the minority party in the future. take care of the few that have no insurance and get out of the way for the rest. why are you screwing 90% to help the 10%??? no $2500 dollar savings for anyone i know. most are double triple increases, unless you are poor or illegal.... and on medicaid that gives substandard care. time to wake up my fellow democrats......time to wake up america."

Yes America, it is time to wake up.  The more the government takes the more America becomes a second class nation.  We need to eliminate the travesty which is ObamaCare and replace it with a market centered private insurance system in which the individual owns and manages their policies.  One in which you the individual decide what is right for you and your family and you the individual chooses the doctor who is right for you and your family.  The reality of ObamaCare is that you no longer have this right.  We as a nation must eliminate ObamaCare in order to regain our rights as individuals.