Tell us about something you think is terribly unfair – and explain how you would rectify it.
Political Thoughts: Economic and Social
Standpoint: Economic –> Conservative; Social –> Liberal
Something I feel is terribly unfair. Hear me out before criticizing.
Taxes: I believe taxes should have a straight flat rate no matter your income, wealth, or status. Preferably 10% across the board.
There should be no tax right offs for charity, education, and giving to non-profit organizations. With opportunity like this the corrupt will take advantage of it; lie, cheat, and pay off individuals to get what they want and hide the truth.
Instead everyone should be charged equally and those who decide to outsource to create a greater profitable gain by giving work to those willing to work for less should be charged extra with tariffs for exports. Which will keep the incentive to keep work in America.
The higher you tax the upper-class the more they will lay off people from jobs and outsource their work to cheaper countries, via China and India.
This mindset and economic policy would encourage American business to keep their work in shore and help stimulate the American economy for economic growth, lower the unemployment rate, and keep prices stable.
The government needs to cut back on unnecessary programs, needs to be more transparent with the public providing accurate information, media needs to stop feeding off the public’s emotion and think more rationally.
The people can only act rationally when they are provided with all the information and transparency or else they will have pitfalls and setbacks.
We have come to the point where the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. What ever happened to checks and balances?
It is unfair for the upper-class who earned their money through hard-work and perseverance to have to give larger cuts of their hard earned money back to the government when it goes to welfare, medicare, etc. Some of these people use this government money which gives them no incentive to work.
The federal government needs to step back and allow the states to have the power with welfare. Sometimes is not about keeping everything in check but erasing the possibility for the corrupt to take advantage. In human nature a community will take care of their own. The federal government is trying to take care of more than they can chew. Have more faith in the states and their representatives, we the people elected them for a reason.
Then the states and local communities that excel must be repeated and their success taken at face value, keeping the good and learning from the bad. And if we continue this process we will lead in a new era of promise and greater opportunity.
If it was up to me. I would give all American businesses incentives to keep work in America, keep the tax rate flat, no right offs, I would raise the prices for food so that those on welfare must use food stamps to get what they want, increase wages at business, and hope this gives everyone the incentive to work for what they want.
In the end the only things you need to live a good life is food and shelter. Everything else is not a necessity instead it’s a want. A rich man is not one who has the most but one who needs the least.
I would make education free, work on alternative education programs working in a progressive education perspective; hands on and experience based education. I would test individuals on where they have knowledge gaps and allow them to build on basic concepts so they can excel in more complex ones.
I would start everything from the ground up. Take the good from the bad and revolutionize America to become the number one country in the world again.
50% of solving any problem is recognizing there is one. And we must all realize that America is no longer the greatest country in the world.
So be the change you wish to see in the world.
***Fair: adj. 1) In accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate. 2) (Of hair or complexion) light; blond. adv. 1) Without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage. 2) To a high degree. n. A beautiful woman. v. (Of the weather) become fine.
In response to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/daily-prompt-fair/