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if you were president…

August 29, 2008

what are the top 3 things you would tackle?

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  1. jim permalink
    August 29, 2008 7:24 pm

    thats simple, illegals, Muslim terrorists and affirmative action code for reverse discrimination. Care to challenge me?

  2. August 29, 2008 7:57 pm

    i’d tackle you, tam.

    oh wait, i don’t need to be president to do that. i just need to be, ya know, in the vicinity. just you wait. whenever we do meet up, you’re so getting tackled.

  3. August 29, 2008 8:16 pm

    the quarterback.

    dinner.

    my wife.

  4. August 29, 2008 8:18 pm

    Reorganizing the budget that is spent on war and redistributing it into aiding other countries’ specific agendas (IE AIDS awareness, medical relief, etc..)

    drilling in America instead of solely relying on foreign countries to provide something we consume at an incredibly high rate. While there is no guarantee that prices would decrease (which is unfortunate), it would help the economy. I would not pull ties from countries whom we were currently getting oil, just limiting it.

    Higher pay rates for teachers and nurses.

  5. TheNorEaster permalink
    August 30, 2008 12:37 am

    Honestly, the FIRST thing I would do is…

    …ban Daylight Savings Time. Forever.

  6. August 30, 2008 2:51 am

    Iraq, Economy/jobs/welfare, and immigration

  7. August 30, 2008 5:48 am

    eliminate earmark spending, cut all federal funding for on abortion, reform education to give states more power in the system

    And then about a bijillion other things…

  8. Heidi permalink
    August 30, 2008 6:48 am

    Tackle issues on Budgets, salaries of people in Washington, and bring money back to our schools.

  9. ramsey72 permalink
    August 30, 2008 6:57 am

    I would tackle the energy crisis and begin to look for alternative sources but would first try to find a simple solution to relieve things NOW!
    I would totally reform the welfare system…
    I would chunk the “No Child Left Behind” and start all over with something that is actually workable!

  10. August 30, 2008 7:35 am

    Interesting post…
    Economy…job#1
    Foreign policy…get us out of everywhere we shouldn’t be (including nato, un, etc).
    Decrease washington’s influence drastically while increasing state authority.

  11. August 30, 2008 9:00 am

    End our occupation of countries around the world

  12. August 30, 2008 11:54 am

    I would actually clean up areas affected by Katrina, tackle health care, and revisit George Washington’s recommendation that we stay out of the war affairs of other countries.

  13. August 30, 2008 1:37 pm

    gas, food, healthcare.

  14. August 30, 2008 3:36 pm

    Well, first I’d update my resume so I could get a better job. Then maybe I’d throw a party at the Whitehouse and invite in all the homeless people in DC. I’d tell the press if they wanted to come and cover the event they’d have to wait on the guests. Number 3… I’d hold a press conference and tell them ’bout my friend.

  15. September 1, 2008 7:01 am

    Article Two of the Constitution establishes the President as commander-in-chief of the armed forces and enumerates powers specifically granted to the President, including the power to sign into law or veto bills passed by both houses of Congress.

    With that in mind I would set a date for withdrawal from occupied foreign nations and legitimate handover to duly elected representatives within those foreign lands. When you have problems at home you shouldn’t be messing about with other people’s problems.

    The President is at the head of the executive branch of the federal government; his role is to enforce national law as given in the Constitution and written by Congress.

    I’d like to see a complete separation of church and state for the reasons originally given in the First Amendment that it protects both the free exercise of speech and action by people of any faith and it protects the nation from any one faith abusing it’s power over others. I’d like to see an end to religious funding for political parties but not to lobbying as religious groups have legitimate desires in law like everyone else.

    As with officials in the other branches of the United States government, the Constitution restrains the President with a set of checks and balances designed to prevent any individual or group from taking absolute power.

    I’d like to see these enforced so that no President can ever try to enforce their will without the support of the majority of the government.

  16. September 1, 2008 9:55 am

    Ugh. I have not look at the comments because I wanted to comment on the comments.

    *clear mind
    *reset

    To answer your question:

    1. The long undoing process of pulling all troops out of where we have “invaded” and instead figure out a way to not leave Iraq and Afghanistan high and dry (a la British leaving India). Yea, it seems impossible but there is a way to do it. Hence, advisers… lots of advisers.

    2. Food stuffs to the poorest parts of our country – Start there first. Take care of our poor people. (Uh and if you are a stranger in this country, we will take care of you.) Concentrate on nutrition. Just because people have something to eat doesn’t mean they are eating well. Shore that up and make sure we have priorities where we send humanitarian aid to. Ugh… that spills over into talks with African nations.

    3. Too much to list here.

    I don’t think I would be a good president because I would be freakishly transparent with the American people.

    Like imagine if I was Bush: “Yes, we invaded Iraq for no good reason. I just wanted to exact revenge on those sumguns for trying to kill my dad.”

  17. September 2, 2008 7:34 am

    1. Create a Manhattan Project for energy – There is ABSOLUTELY no reason why the best and brightest minds on Earth can’t increase efficient use of the energy we have and make use of solar and renewable sources to all but eliminate our reliance on foreign sources of oil.

    2. Standardize Education of our children. Insist on programs educate instead those that indoctrinate. Teach our young HOW to think; not WHAT to think! Teach objectively, not subjectively.

    3. Enact legislation requiring all prospective voters pass a US & World History Test as well as basic US Civics and Citizenship Test. If you can find Iraq or China on a map, you have no business in a voting booth.

    on and this one is just for me….

    MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR ANT POLITICIAN TO EVER REFER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS ‘FOLKS’.

    R.

  18. September 2, 2008 7:37 am

    Should have read If you can’t find Iraq or China on a map, you have no business in a voting booth.

    AND

    MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR ANY POLITICIAN TO EVER REFER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS ‘FOLKS’.

    R.

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