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Politics - What is Wrong with Our Leaders?

Updated on October 21, 2012

Things I Wish the Politicians Would Do!! Seriously.

I am just a normal, everyday American Citizen. Maybe I am just an innocent, clueless individual - but this is what I want from MY political leaders.

1.Go to Work! - If I am required to work a 8-5, 5 days a week job, then you should too! Extended vacations so you can go and campaign to be re-elected is a waste of my time and taxpayer money.

2.Do what you were elected to do! Balance the budget, solve a problem or two. Sitting there posturing so you'll "look good" isn't winning any points with me.

3.Take care of AMERICANS first! This means, clean up OUR problems before you jump into some other countries' issues.

4.STOP! STOP SPENDING MONEY YOU DON'T HAVE! I don't pay my taxes so you can give it to countries who are our enemies! Either they are on board with us or they aren't. If so, fine - help them out. If not - stop giving them money! It may sound strange, but I don't want to give money to a country who thinks we are evil and heathens.

5.Stay out of my business! Don't tell me who I should hire (Affirmative Action), how much I should pay them (Minimum Wage) or what benefits I should provide (Obamacare). If I could find someone to do a good job, trust me, I will pay them accordingly.

6.Stop with the taxes crap! Want to know the "solution" to the tax issue? FINE. Here it is - a straight-across-the-board-tax percentage. Let's say 10% on anything purchased. When you do that - you can cancel the property tax, sales tax, income tax, state tax. Trust me - those folks who aren't "paying their fair share" sure are spending the excess on clothes, cars and homes.

7.Pro-life vs. Pro-choice. It's none of your business. If a WOMAN chooses to terminate a pregnancy, then the least you can do is to ensure it is done in a safe and legal manner. I'm sure she has thought about it long and hard - and knows that if there is a God, then she will have to answer to him about her choice. Stay out of it.

8.Border protection - when people from a foreign country come here illegally - it is illegal. They are not "undocumented immigrants". They are criminals. Treat them as such. If you don't want to put them in prison, then ship their illegal butts back home.

9.Terrorists - when you find an 80 year old nun who has explosives on her body, then you have a right to profile all of them. When you find a 6 or 7 year old child with explosives on their bodies, then you have a right to profile them as well. The "typical U.S. citizen" doesn't want to kill us all. Look at who crashed the planes, causing the deaths of 3,000+ Americans, and then profile the hell out of them. If I happened to fit the profile of one of them, then so be it.

10.Death Penalty - You may think that rapists, child molesters, murderers, serial killers and drug lords can be rehabilitated. You're wrong. Face it. There are some truly evil, yes EVIL, people out there in this world. They don't deserve a second chance and they cannot be fixed or cured. Kill them. Kill them now.

11.Welfare - some people need help. I am all for helping ensure every child has a hot meal and full stomach before they go to bed at night. I believe that we should take care of America's children and elderly. This includes health care. However, with that said - any individual between the ages of 18 and 65 who is able to work - should be working to support themselves. If they are on a welfare program, then they better damn well be on a birth control of some sort (male and female). They should also have to be drug tested to continue to receive benefits. It must be mandatory for them to seek employment on a daily basis. Sitting at home watch television does not qualify. Welfare (for adults) should have an expiration date - say 5 years maximum. That is plenty of time for someone to receive a college education or trade school training.

12.Military Service - Israel has the right idea. If you choose to live in this country, it is your responsibility to serve her. A mandatory 2 year service is not too much to ask. Not only would an individual get some sort of job training, they would be able to realize what our soldiers go through to protect the rights we have.

13.Term limits - "Career Politician" is a bad, bad thing. There should be a maximum amount of time allotted for "service" in this arena. Also - once you are "out of office", you don't get that salary you keep voting for yourself. Speaking of which, an annual salary between $80-$100k per year is enough. If you can't "live on it", then by all means, find yourself another job. Please.

14.Prisons - They need to be self-sufficient. If you can't grow it, raise it or make it - you don't get it. Television, computers and any other "perks" are eliminated effective immediately. Prison is to be a place you don't want to go. We should provide 3 hots and a cot. That's it. Prisoners are entitled to be kept safe (within reason), housed, clothed and provided medical care. If they choose to riot or burn the prisons, so be it. We choose not to fix it. Prisoners are not entitled to Playboy magazines, special foods, reading materials, educations or "visits" from family members. I personally like the idea of "we provide you with a roof over your head and a toilet. You want food or clothes? Hope your family loves you so they can send it."

Now I have many ideas regarding how this country should be run, but if I ran for a public office, I would be trampled on as an extremist. What they see as extreme, I see as common sense and logic. Guess that's my fault for not "going along".


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    • corin1134 profile image

      corin1134 6 years ago from Texas

      I appreciate your opinion, but I beg to disagree. I think a big part of the problems in this country are directly related to people not taking responsibility for themselves. Many feel they have the right to demand the government provide them with whatever they need to survive. Our forefathers said "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness", not "food, shelter and cable television". But again, part of the reason this is a great country is because we have the right to disagree on what we believe.

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      moncrieff 6 years ago from New York, NY

      Some of the suggestions are very reasonable, some are plainly antihumanitarian suffering from the black or white perspective. But it's great you have a clear vision on the problems you mentioned.

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      corin1134 6 years ago from Texas

      If you want to, please pass it along!

      Thanks for reading!

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      Michelle 6 years ago

      My I please send this to my local paper? This is AMAZING!