Last week I listed some political goals that we need to accomplish. We must elect a like-minded President and representatives to Congress. It will not be easy to achieve these goals as it has taken the liberal/socialist movement over 100 years to get us in our current mess.
The first objective is for our country to go back to abiding by the Constitution. Congress has to control the budget and money. The President must enforce the laws and not legislate with executive order. Both the President and Senate must appoint and confirm Supreme Court Justices who will enforce the Constitution without a political agenda.
Reducing the size of government is essential, but will be painful. What does a private business do when its unprofitable? The business increases sales and/or margins, or decreases expenses to be profitable. The federal government never considers decreasing expenses, because legislatures from both parties, and the President, enjoy the power that comes with an inflated federal government.
This situation will never change if we elect a candidate who is part of the
establishment from either party. They
talk a good story, but will not act.
Electing someone with a good speech and slogan, but with no leadership
or experience does not work either. We
have tried that and have one of the worst Presidents in history. We need a PROVEN LEADER from outside .
This individual could come from the private sector, the military, or a
state governor. Washington
Getting rid of harmful and often illegal government regulations, like some of the Environmental Protection Agency policies, is relatively easy. Any President worth his/her salt will repeal most of the executive orders from the last decade. This will stimulate the economy and produce jobs.
Cutting the size of the federal government is the most critical change needed, and will not be an easy fix. Departments like Energy and Education could be eliminated completely, as they both have done more harm than good. Shutting down these two departments alone would save over $44.8 billion. The problem is the unemployment it would create in
. Over 30,000 workers would be laid-off, and this
does not count over 90,000 contract workers.
When the private sector faces a problem of over-staffing a hiring freeze is put in place and people are offered early retirement. A similar policy must be implemented in
Securing our borders, including building a wall, is easy if partisan politics are ignored. Maybe we need some work programs for laid-off government workers and welfare recipients like FDR implemented, in order to get the wall in place. This will take a real leader working with Congress to accomplish.
Tax reform is also simple if we ignore all the special interest groups. Corporate taxes must be changed to be competitive in a world market. The Fair Tax or a flat tax will do wonders for the economy. One negative is that the super rich will no longer have any loopholes to avoid paying tax. Another negative is 90% of the I.R.S. employees will no longer be needed, creating another unemployment problem. We can reduce health care costs dramatically by repealing Obama care and promoting major medal insurance and health savings plans. There are two major problems to be confronted. The first is that current Cadillac heath care insurance has to be phased out over time to give people time to build a balance in their health savings accounts.
The second problem is that the large majority of the claims processing today with first-dollar/claim insurance will be eliminated for both the insurance companies and the healthcare providers. This is a cost savings that will improve the quality of health care, but puts many people out of work. It will, however produce a business opportunity for accounting firms to provide this service at a much cheaper cost.
I do not have time to address terrorism, the military, trade, foreign affairs, welfare reform, and all the things dividing this country that I mentioned last week.
Our elected officials must use a common sense business approach to reducing the size of the federal government. There will be people laid off in the government and insurance industry, but the economy will grow to fill that void.
I am sick of all the political correctness and partisan politics that divides our country. We need to get back to the basics. The solution is; enforcing the Constitution, decreasing the size and control of the federal government, and electing LEADERS who want to serve the people and not the political elite.