I dream of a political party that represents me. The Republicans are typically horrible for the environment, spend more on military, but want to spend less on everything else. The Democrats are slightly better for the environment, but don’t spend that much less on the military, but want to give lots and lots to people who refuse to work. Hmm. It looks like we have one party under two names with some small diversions in policy. Here is what I want from a political party.
1. Smaller military budget
I think that the USA does need a large military, and our safety is defined by how we control the rest of the world to an extent. There are some very dangerous people out there who will create havoc if not controlled. But, we spend too much on military and it becomes a tax burden.
2. Limited government health care
I do not generally like socialism, but life would be easier if instead of this Obamacare nonsense, there would be a better system. The singaporeans have a system where you pay into a bank account to cover future medical expenses and have preventive maintenance. That makes sense to me. But, if the government would cover two doctor visits per year, several hundred a year in medications and a percentage of scans and major surgery, that would really make our lives easier. That way we are not dependent on our bosses or jobs for medical care and don’t have to purchase a plan. We could purchase extra coverage if we wanted it, but the basics would be paid for at least.
3. A green policy
I would like a lot of the USA’s energy to come from solar, tidal, and wind power. We have plenty of sun in the Western states that could generate a majority of our energy with fields of solar panels. I don’t care if it is more expensive than oil is now, we need to have clean and sustainable energy and the government should require this for reasons of prudency. Wind power can be effective in many states with wind on the East coast, West coast and particularly Wyoming. And then tital power would require building infrastructure in the ocean which might look ugly, but is a great way to create endless power without toxins. Fossil fuels undermine ground water quality, and cause pollution that can cause cancer. it is better to live in harmony with the planet.
4. Notary policy
The government should have rules that make Notaries know what they are doing nationwide, but offer free or low cost training so that 123notary doesn’t lose all its members.
5. A haven for career criminals
For drug addicts, gang members and career criminals, it is too expensive to have the tax payers pay for their living. They should have their own territory where they figure it out on their own (behind a wall.) They can pay for their own living. In the natural world, people like this would not survive to begin with because a tiger would eat them (or a lion.)
6. Road taxes
Tax for what you use, rather than penalize people for how much they make. If you monopolize the highways causing traffic — pay for it. Singapore has rules like this and the result is that there is no traffic during rush hour because you pay extra to use the roads during rush hour. They also have lots of trees to eat up the pollution.
7,. Jobs for felons, incompetents and drug addicts
It is hard for the unemployable to get jobs. So, why not have cities or areas where every job is designed for people who nobody else wants to hire. This will get America working. Also, jobs for people with physical disabilities is another issue. If all capable people in America would work, we would all need to pay less in tax, and have more wealth. Instead we have people taking money from the government, pill popping prescription medicine and all sorts of other self-destructive and nation-destructive behavior.
8. A health food policy
Selling foods that cause Americans to be unhealthy is like selling poison. It needs to be discouraged, controlled or banned. French fries do horrors to your liver, yet it is the most common food. High fructose corn syrup is another silent killer. Why not just drink pure fruit juice which is good for you anyway? Genetically modified white bread is also bad. If all stores could have healthy foods bombarding the front of the store and make you go to a specific aisle marked “unhealthy foods,” then people might really start thinking clearly about what goes into their body.
9. Traffic and walking
Most humans prefer walking around in structured yet open places. Traffic is a nightmare and roads need to be refined to accommodate traffic. It makes sense to have routes for walking, biking and traffic separated from each other. Also, entrances to major parking lots as pedestrians have to walk down the side walk being bombarded with cars making right turns. This all needs to be reconstructed to make it safer and more enjoyable for all parties.
We need to focus on inviting people to America who we like rather than focusing on removing those who we don’t like. If more people come who we do like, there will be less room for those we don’t. America needs to have an honest discussion of who we like and why and how many. That way we can decide on immigration as a group rather than having parties battling each other and mud slinging.