Thursday, September 9, 2010

Domestic Agenda

The American economy is on the brink of disaster. Social Security could be insolvent as early as 2018. Three million Americans have declared bankruptcy in the last two years. Home foreclosures for the month of September topped 100,000 for the first time! 40 million Americans are on foodstamps. Nearly 1 in 7 Americans depend on government anti-poverty programs such as Medicare and unemployment benefits. According to the Department of Labor the "official" unemployment rate is 9.6%, but in my opinion when you figure in the 16% of those underemployed (those who have had to accept part time work because full time employment cannot be found) the real figure is actually 25.6%! Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft have announced another round of lay-offs. Does that sound like an economy that is recovering?

If elected I pledge to:

*Downsize the Federal Government to only the functions allowed in the U.S. Constitution.
*Cut taxes AND spending. Sell off all U.S. Government assets that are not Constitutional to fully fund and privatize Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and then pay down the massive federal debt.
*Pass the "Free Competition in Currency Act" (H.R. 4248) which allows gold and silver to be used as legal tender as well as supporting legislation that removes capital gains and sales taxes on gold and silver coinage.
*Audit the Federal Reserve and then abolish it. (H.R. 1207) as well as auditing the gold stores at Fort Knox.
*Support a Constitutional amendment that repeals the 16th Amendment (progressive income tax), closes down the IRS and implements a flat tax of 23% to be collected by the Treasury Department. (H.R. 25).
*Do whatever is necessary to repeal the recently passed Obama/Pelosi health care law and restore a true free market in health care.
*End the institution of career politicians by supporting a Constitutional amendment to implement term limits, which would be 12 years/6 terms for Congressmen and 12 years/2 terms for Senators.
*Amend the Constitution to repeal the 17th Amendment (direct election of Senators) giving back the State Legislatures some of their lost rights.
*Entirely eliminate the earmark process, oppose the ability of U.S. Congressmen and Senators to raise their own pay and repeal of the McCain-Feingold bi-partisan campaign reform act.
*Oppose any new legislation and move to repeal any existing laws that allow the federal government to prohibit the sale, transfer, use or carrying of firearms thereby further strengthening the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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