Thursday, November 05, 2015
What I want in 2016
The personalities in the presidential race are interesting but let us talk policy.
Here is what I want for 2016:
Repeal Obamacare. Replace it with nothing. The Census Bureai lied. There was never on any single day 47 million people without health insurance. The question was whether there was a time in the past year that you were without it even for a short period. Once Obamacare passed, they stopped asking. This was federal employees using their official positions to lobby for legislation. You lie, your law gets repealed.
Follow the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments and end affirmative action. If after 40 years of racial preferences we still do not have equality, we never will under this program. It failed.
End the Federal Register. Require Congress to approve every promulgation of rules by every agency. It won't stop the madness, but at least we can hold someone accountable for the bureaucratic overkill of the United States.
Disband the Environmental Protection Agency. Our air is cleaner, and our water is too, so much that the bureaucrats have nothing to do so they made up a lie about carbon dioxide destroying the Earth. Sadly, years of issuing millions of diploma to people as educational participation trophies have led the public to think it knows science. It doesn't. There is not one iota of proof. You lie, your agency dies.
On top of that, this rogue agency destroyed the Animas River, and no one is being held accountable. Criminal prosecutions are in order, as we had when a private company did far less damage to the Kanawha River, and the federal government sentenced him to three years in prison.
The states can handle pollution now.
Replace the IRS with a flat tax of 10% of all income above $100,000. Corporate taxes would be 20%. No corporation except a bona fide church would be tax exempt. That includes finally taxing Harvard.
No more government guaranteed loans or mortgages.
Give the states the fuel taxes and get the federal government out of the highway industry.
Kill all tax subsidies to Elon Musk. Period.
Ditto Planned Parenthood. If its "services" are vital, then bid them out.
Cap Medicaid and food stamp payments to the states at 2010 levels and make them block grants to the states that will drop 5% a year, until they reach half of today's nominal value, and are eliminated.
Do not touch Social Security. The feel-good cry to stop payments to billionaires does nothing. You would have to halt checks to 23% of the recipients.
Instead, up the interest Congress pays on the money it took from Social Security to 6%. It now pays 3.6%. The difference in vigorish will keep it solvent.
Mandate retirement for all federal officials (except the military) after 30 years, including Congress. Only one federal pension per customer. We need fresh faces.
Create Legal Review Committees in each chamber of Congress to purge the federal code of antiquated laws. No new legislation can take place unless an old law is repealed.
An across-the-board cut of 10% of all staff except prisons. Add prison staff.
VA medical cards for veterans eligible for VA care.
Dump the FEC, FCC and TSA. They are useless.
Destroy the Department of Education, which does more damage to schools in America than we realize.
Oh yes, the border. Build a steel wall like the one Mexico installed along its Guatemalan border -- and then adopt Mexico's immigration laws.