2011 Wish list

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Now that 2011 is here I’d like to make some suggestions to the new Congress, my own personal wish list if you will, to what I would like to see them get to work on.  First let’s understand that all this talk of Washington creating jobs is horse manure.  Washington can only make it easier for the private sector to create jobs.  If Washington creates a job it is a tax burden because it is a position within the Government.  But here are some things that will cut our debt, which lowers tax revenues required and allows more money to remain in the private sector.

Wish 1:  Let’s cut some spending by doing away with the Department of Education.  It really is only a redundancy of State and local Education Boards, but adds unfunded additional burdens for the schools.  Yes it will cost some jobs, let them become teachers, we don’t have enough now.  The 2010+ Recovery Act spends $127, 800,000,000 for the Department.  This money could easily be better used by local educators.

Wish 2:  Do away with the Department of Energy.  The cost of this Department $65,000,000,000.  Since it’s purpose was to lessen our dependence on foreign oil, which has done nothing but increase over the years, it is obviously a complete waste of money.  If we want to decrease our dependence on foreign oil let the oil companies drill off shore, charging a small fee for drilling right’s.  This will accomplish 2 things, one increase revenue’s for the Fed and lower prices of fuel which is now at $3 a gal.  Both of these things are a positive move.

Wish 3:  Establish a new tax code by way of a National Sales Tax.  Make it between 10 – 12%, do away with the 16th Amendment and replace it with the sales tax and state the percent in the Amendment so it takes a Constitutional Amendment to raise the rate.  The only “loophole” would be an established poverty wage and any who fall below that would receive a rebate of taxes paid up to a reasonable amount.  Those would be the only ones to fill out a “tax form” although everyone would still receive a W-2 at the end of the year.  This would also save us money since the IRS could be eliminated.

Wish 4:   An Amendment that requires a budget be passed by Congress be submitted to the President no later than 1 September or no one goes home until it is.  Forbids omnibus budgets and requires the budget not exceed 90% of the previous years revenue.  All spending be accounted for by individual spending bills.  In other words if you want to send part of the highway bill it has to 1; be connected to highway work and 2; be a separate bill, with co-sponsor and list all the names of the for and against votes.  Additionally, no bill that spends money can have a shelf life of more than 2 years without a zero base review after the 2 years.

Wish 5:  If we can’t phase out Social Security, then at least return it to its original purpose, which was a supplement to an individual’s retirement.  No disability, no ADD or any of that other stuff that has been added on over the years. Remove the those who don’t need it from receiving it, let’s face it Bill Gates is never going to “need” Social Security.

Lastly:  End, once and for all, the lame duck sessions of Congress.  There is no longer any purpose or reason to have them.  In the old days travel was a problem, no longer.  If results are the problem, then the sitting member returns until the election is finalized.  If this last Congress proved anything, it is the need to do away with the lame duck Congress.

Of course there is more like doing away with the 17th Amendment and give States the right they are supposed to have, a voice in the Federal Government.  The people already have a voice in the House, the States are supposed to have a voice also, which they haven’t had since the “people” started to elect Senators.

Just these few examples would go a long way to return the Republic to the right path and return power to the people.

chas

“Rebellion to Tyranny is Obedience to God”

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5 Responses to “2011 Wish list”

  1. Salvatore Says:

    Wish 5: If we can’t phase out Social Security, then at least return it to its original purpose, which was a supplement to an individual’s retirement. No disability, no ADD or any of that other stuff that has been added on over the years. Remove the those who don’t need it from receiving it, let’s face it Bill Gates is never going to “need” Social Security.

    Ain’t that the truth!!

  2. Salvatore Says:

    Chas, I agree do away with the lame duck session of Congress,
    Great Post Chas.

  3. Frank C Says:

    Great thoughts especially the budget passing one. Wasn’t there a provision when DOE was created that they were to eliminate dependance on foreing oil within 10 years? Also add wording to make persons born here of legal visitors or residents US citizens.
    Frank

    • chas Says:

      That sounds about right, but to be honest I’m not certain. I am certain however, that the DOE is a waste of time and money.

      chas

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