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What Can We Do to Make America Great Again?
Can We "Fix" America?
The United States of America is going through difficult times right now. Confidence in our country is sinking to an all time low. The cost of goods is skyrocketing and the economy is hitting rock bottom. We are being told that things are improving, but at the same time we go to the gas pump and grocery store and pay even more than before. We have the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street movements fighting against each other, when they really need to work together to work on a solution for all people, not just the republicans or the democrats. We have more people than any other time in history living off of some type of government assistance.
I am not a politician. I am a teacher. I don't claim to have the experience or really the knowledge to be a politician. I do, however, see things from the eyes of a regular person wanting the best for the country that I love. A country that I want to be around at its best for my grandchildren. So with that in mind, I have sat down and made a list of what I think will help improve this country...
Put Education First
1) The number one thing that must be changed to fix America is put education first. You might expect this from me since I am a teacher, but I truly believe that this is what will best help America and Americans. If we can give our children a quality education we can fix any other problem we have. We can raise a generation of politicians with morals...we can raise a generation of bankers that know how to count money and invest money...we can raise a generation of architects that create new and innovative buildings...we can raise a generation of business people that know how to create new and innovative businesses that will take us into the future...we can raise a generation of teachers that can teach that next generation how to make this country even better... we can raise a generation of adults that will be self reliant and not dependent on the government to provide for their every need...
2)Education needs to better funded. Money that is meant for education should be used wisely...and should be monitored.Money for education should be distributed fairly and wisely... Money that is lining the pockets of politicians and their special projects should be used to fund education. Then maybe we wouldn't have to worry about how to fund prisons...
Put A Cap On Spending
3)There needs to be a cap on spending...quit increasing our debt limit and learn to live within the budget...as families and businesses, we must control our spending...shouldn't we expect the same from our country? Can't afford that special project that will further line your own pockets? Don't do it... Wouldn't it be wonderful if at the end of the month when you are struggling to put food on the table, you could just sign a law that puts more money in your bank account?
4)Put a blanket tax on every family and every business...a flat 17% for everyone across the board would allow our country to get back on track...or at least get us started in the right direction.
Tax everyone the same...rich, poor, middle class...businesses and regular people...I realize not everyone would be happy with this, but how many of us are happy with the way things are now?
Fire All Politicians
5)Fire ALL politicians - not just the democrats...not just the republicans and the independents and replace them with honest, trustworthy citizens who want the best for our country and not what's best for them personally...Can we really do this? Of course not. But we do have the power of the vote. We can find good, honest, hardworking Americans to elect, not career politicians. The United States was founded by regular people wanting what was best for the country as a whole, and not just for them personally...
Renew Faith In The USA
6) Renew faith in our country. We are still one of the best countries in the world. We have to remember that and have faith that we can be what we once were...If we had people and not career politicians making the decisions for the country, we might have more faith in our country. If we remember that we are, indeed, one of the few countries that is willing and able to help each other out and help other countries around the world, we might have more faith in our country. Without faith in our country, our country will fail...
Are these attainable? I think they could be...but I think our country is going the wrong direction right now and it will continue to until the right people in the right places at the right times do something to make it right...