What actions would you take if you were President of US?

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  1. profile image57
    squeeknomoreposted 7 years ago

    and why?

    1. rhamson profile image73
      rhamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would balance the budget, cut foreign aid and reduce our military presence overseas.

      I would then get amendments in the constitution to have term limits, publicly financed campaigns and lobby reform.

      If we survived all of this I would work on compromises in social reforms that are not germane to any of the aformentioned actions.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years ago

    I would follow my personal agenda because I have a problem with how the country is treating my race of people. I would make sure that I get back the power which they have lost. I would make sure to fool everyone that I indeed care about   e v e r y o n e   but instill programs that benefit my chosen people. I would ignore the Constitution to do this. I would do this whether or not the country ends up loosing its economic freedom, its morals, its values, it traditions, its love of life and its freedoms. Yep, thats what I would do...
                                                                 !
                                                            !  Not !
                                                                 !

    1. Zelkiiro profile image93
      Zelkiiroposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Substitute "I" with "Bush" and "race" with "rich friends," and this turns out to be astoundingly accurate.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
        Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Bush's hands were tied by the same puppeteering strings.....

  3. Zelkiiro profile image93
    Zelkiiroposted 7 years ago

    Well, first I'd slap myself just to see if I'm awake or not. Then I'd wonder how the hell I became President without an assload of money and/or a legal degree, and then I'd say "Fsck it" and nuke the Middle East once and for all. Because I totally can.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What if China or Russia didn't like what you did?

      1. Zelkiiro profile image93
        Zelkiiroposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'd buy 'em something shiny from the Dollar Store, just to show I care.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
          Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No, I don't think so, cuz they'er gonna return the favor!

  4. innersmiff profile image67
    innersmiffposted 7 years ago

    I would abolish the IRS, repeal the law that made me President and then resign.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like your answer better than mine.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years ago

    I would remove "legal" marriage stipulations.
    I would put minimum wage to $50.00 an hour.
    I would make sex illegal for all (except homosexuals) who are not making a minimum of $150,000 a year.
    Mistakes would be mandatorily aborted. (Jail time for breaking the law for the woman, unless she can prove she was forced. This would give lawyers plenty of work... and aid to the economy.)
    Corporations would be taxed 50% for the survival of all needy people.

    1. That Grrl profile image80
      That Grrlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Who is paying that kind of minimum wage? You would bring a huge mountain of unemployment to your country. I don't see that helping anyone. The money has to come from somewhere to pay out.  I think you must be trying for sarcasm.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
        Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Have you been reading posts here on HP forums??? It seems this IS what people want! Just tryin to give'em what they want!

  6. That Grrl profile image80
    That Grrlposted 7 years ago

    I'd sell it. I could use the money.

    In reality I'd do more to bring jobs in for people who are unemployed and I'd support small biz, especially home businesses. How can a country succeed if it's people aren't working and earning enough to buy the stuff being sold which keeps everything going. Also, it would help if there were far less imported crap from China, India, etc. How can a country survive economically if they keep giving their money away rather than supporting their own people?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Your scribble face explains everything.
      Right? (Just kidding)
      You are very a very brave and wise person. Don't let anyone make you think otherwise!

      1. That Grrl profile image80
        That Grrlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you. I read up and realized it was a joke thread. It is interesting to read what people really do think. But, those threads tend to be flame wars so I avoid them. I don't know why I popped into this one. But, I did find you and interesting people are nice to find.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
          Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          - that scribble face cracks me up!

  7. Louise Lately profile image69
    Louise Latelyposted 7 years ago

    Ban guns for good! Because violence breeds violence.

    1. profile image0
      JaxsonRaineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that way, bad guys won't have guns. Right?

      Just like bad guys don't have drugs.

      And criminals who aren't allowed to have guns don't have guns.

      And the mob families didn't have alcohol when it was illegal either.

      Right?

      1. Louise Lately profile image69
        Louise Latelyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No that's not right - there will always be guns around but keeping them readily available for everyone is not the answer.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
          Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          - just the whacked out ones.

        2. profile image0
          JaxsonRaineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          There will always be guns in the hands of criminals, drug lords, gangs, not to mention anyone who goes online and buys one off the black market, or prints one off at home.

          Saying that the people who actually obey the laws shouldn't have them doesn't make any sense at all.

    2. innersmiff profile image67
      innersmiffposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Which is an absurd statement to make since one necessarily needs violence to confiscate the guns.

  8. profile image0
    JaxsonRaineposted 7 years ago

    Louise, if 3 guys break into your home, what do you plan on doing? You have to survive for 5-10 minutes until the police show up*, so what's your plan?

    *assuming that you even have the chance to call them, which much of the time you don't get the chance.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And as the economy gets worse this scenario could become more prevalent.
      She could give 'em a drink of lemonade spiked with some downers.

    2. Louise Lately profile image69
      Louise Latelyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jaxson, that's assuming quite a lot - hard violence is not something that I'm faced with or anyone I know either. I'm not talking about drug lords etc. they will always have guns but when it comes to making guns available for everyone - they get into the wrong hands. The thought that anyone can get their hands on a semi-automatic in the US is mind boggling.

      1. profile image0
        JaxsonRaineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        There's no way for you to know if you will face it or not. There are 4 million home invasions a year. In more than 1 million of those, someone is home when it happens. Many, many of those, are random.

        That means about 1 out of every 100-150 homes is broken into every year, with a member of the household present. It's not as rare as you might think, even in nice neighborhoods.

        None of my family or friends have ever had to use a fire extinguisher, but I still have one.

        1. Louise Lately profile image69
          Louise Latelyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Are you saying that every man, woman and child should have a gun? Do you see that as the answer to "safety" and "protection"? Maybe schoolchildren should have classes on how to handel guns?

          1. profile image0
            JaxsonRaineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I think every adult should have a gun, and a security system, and a fire extinguisher, but i'm not going to force them to have any of the above.

            What is your answer? Hope you have time to call the police, and the bad guys don't kill you while you wait 10 minutes for them to show up? Sorry, my answer is to prepare for the situation.

            And no, I wouldn't have a problem with teaching children how to handle guns, or teaching them how to deal with emergency situations, or to think critically, or a number of other things that we don't teach kids.

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
        Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        A semi automatic would be good against the armies of US,  China, Russia or a band of terrorists, etc.

        1. profile image0
          JaxsonRaineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Or against a druggie or regular burglar who breaks into your home with a crowbar, bat, knife, or gun.

          I can't understand saying 'Yeah, bad guys will still have guns, but nobody should be able to defend themselves'.

        2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
          Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Unless of course, we are living in a Utopia where there are no bad guys.... anywhere.
          at all.

      3. bBerean profile image60
        bBereanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So drug lords are okay as long as the guns don't fall into the "wrong hands".  Got it. hmm

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
          Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          - thats right! You are getting the hang of it... whats with the funny face?

  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years ago

    I would gradually and then quickly, change the country into socialism.   Our modern problems can be solved with equality and fairness! I would make life fair for all through equality. If some start making more money than others, there is no reason they should not share their wealth with the less fortunate! It is all a matter of luck after all. Everyone should be dealt the same deck of cards. I would make sure that happens!

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just kidding! Of course, I would turn the country over to the One World Government. It has to happen. The globe has become so small due to air transportation and the real and potential virtual realities of our computer age. No boundaries, no countries, minimum and maximum wage for every citizen of the earth@ $15.00 an hour.  All will be taxed according to income and the UN will regulate the world economy through control of energy production and natural resources including mineral and precious gem mining. The microchip idea is a great Idea... everyone will have it implanted and for those who do not comply... well they would be on their own.   They would become the savage outsiders...
      Free idea for authors or script writers:
                                             The Savage Outsiders.

  10. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years ago

    I would give free life time supplies of pharmaceuticals of choice to all who permanently give up their guns. (Totally worth it to the government.)
    See, Innersmiff? No violence...
    Even trade!
    Right?

  11. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 7 years ago

    On the other hand, maybe I would tell the New World Orders Guys to go Jump in a Lake. Politely, of course. I wouldn't want to piss THEM off. Cuz maybe I, as president, would care about the citizens of the country and maybe I would like to seriously figure out what would be good for them. Which of course, as we all know, is interdependence through independence and a percolating economy brought forth by economic freedom, (without all the BS!)

 
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