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What should be first on the agenda of the winner in November?

 
 
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2012 02:39 pm
@ossobuco,
Thanks!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2012 02:45 pm
Not starting any new wars.

(as soon as the recount is done, of course!)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2012 03:07 pm
Work out a plan for changing priorities in the U.S., which will affect our priorities re the rest of the world, both re helping other countries and ceasing to butt into other countries' business with our military et al unless under well defined circumstances, with congressional approval in most cases.

To fit into that matrix to be developed would be:

- figure out how to have 'only people be able to be people' again and then promote that for legislation (I think that is first in line myself). I've no bright ideas on how to do that, since despite the supreme court consideration, I find that self evident.

- infrastructure: fix the bridges, add trains. I don't care re high speed, a lot of the country has no trains of any kind. Fix assorted piping.

- redevelopment - keep city redevelopment in the purview of city, regional, and state governments, do not let it bounce into spotty private money making, past that which is always involved re bidding firms.

- barbeque all the lobbyists (just wanted to see if you are still reading)

- keep all the arable land from being essentially seized by big agra; put the help being hurled with large subsidies to monoculture into serious review re the general welfare; promote a system of smaller farms (as well as larger) w local and varied production.


Well, that's a start.

The executive branch cannot change this country by itself, and thank goodness, but it can be encouraging pulpit.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2012 03:28 pm
Wow…I thought this was just a way to bring a wise-crack to the group…but obviously many of you actually want to comment on how the elected (or re-elected) president should prioritize.

Set…thanks for participating and for the information on the Twelve Amendments that became Ten. Even back then, as expected, legislators were looking out for themselves as well as their constituents. I agree that the president is more limited in what he/she can and cannot do…and probably gets more blame or credit than is warranted.

Ossobuco…cool avatar change on your part also. Looks like you and Set have similar pals living with you. Nice wish list. I may be jaded, but I do not see a lot of that coming to fruition.

Dlown…good to see ya. For some reason, I suspect “not starting any new wars” is NOT going to be high on the agenda no matter who wins in November. I am thinking “starting a new war” is probably a better bet.

Thanks everyone for looking past the joke part of my initial post and actually giving some good ideas for how best to proceed.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2012 03:48 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Hey!!! White castle cheese burgers are my favorite food.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2012 03:55 pm
@Setanta,
Ive been saying for years it aint the president that passes the laws, its congress, but you stated my argument much better than i ever have. JOBS
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2012 04:11 pm
@Frank Apisa,
<I don't either>
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jan, 2012 12:46 am
Despite what any and all candidates promise they will do, the president's power is not unlimited.

Interestingly enough Obama promised a few thing he had the power to provide, but chose not to. Can you spell G-I-T-M-O? Of course he has tried to maintain the appearence that he finds Gitmo abhorent while he allows it to remain in operation. He can put an end to Gitmo, irrespective of the Republican held House, and yet he has chosen not to. Far more puzzling is the fact that the majority of Democrats have accepted the phony excuse for his broken promise. (Well maybe not puzzingly so much as amusing)

Here's what the next president should do (assuming he is Romney):

Employ Executive Orders to the fullest extent possible to kill or maim Obamacare and Dodd/Franks.

Approve the Keystone Pipeline.

Eliminate the Departments of Education, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor.

Propose tax, social security and medicare reforms to Congress.

Eliminate excessive support of so-called green energy and open all national lands to oil and gas exploitation.

Reduce funding of the UN by at least 50%

Make it clear to the Iranians that either they verifiably end their quest for nukes or we will hit them hard.

Close all military bases in Europe.

That's just for starters...
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reasoning logic
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2012 06:14 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Quote:
What do you think should be at the top of the agenda?


Educate {all} the people about the social and legal organization of corporations.

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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 23 Jan, 2012 06:03 am
Quote:
What should be first on the agenda of the winner in November?



Open the White House windows and let that Obama stank out.
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snood
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jan, 2012 09:04 pm
I hope its Obama, and I hope (at least one of) his first priorities are to enact whatever "Buffet Rule" he can that makes millionaires and billionaires have a bigger tax burden, and makes the 98% of American families who earn less than $250,000 a year have less of a tax burden.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2012 07:08 am


I hope it's not Obama, this country can't survive 4 mores years of this ass clown's anti American policies.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2012 07:15 am
@snood,
Snood...he certainly made a great case for that last night.

I sincerely hope Obama is re-elected...and that he can get those people who were his in-house audience last night to act responsibly on laws that will help lessen the ridiculous disparity between the have's and have-not's in this country.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2012 07:17 am


Obama did make a great case last night for no more years, one term and done and kick the kid to the curb.

This ass clown (Obama) does not deserve to be elected to a second term.

The have's and the soon to have's can work together without Obama's meddling.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 12 Oct, 2012 02:15 am
@Frank Apisa,
Quote:
What do you think should be at the top of the agenda?


Assuming Romney wins, which is what it looks like, he just about needs to start issuing orders the day after the election. What I mean by that is that the nation cannot afford the same last-minute-of-the-last-day **** which followed Algor's loss in 2000, Bork Obunga has in mind to take the nation down by signing treaties in a lame duck session.

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Dr Sliptinschit
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 08:31 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Just keep doing what Trump has been doing.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2020 04:25 am
@Dr Sliptinschit,
Dr Sliptinschit wrote:

Just keep doing what Trump has been doing.


Only if using a dependable prophylactic. No need for the country to get pregnant.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2020 02:42 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Trump and his pack of thieves to jail.
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Dr Sliptinschit
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jul, 2020 06:40 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Quote:
There's been lots of talk about the most important thing the new (or re-elected) president should do as quickly as possible—the item that should be first on the winner's agenda.


Crackdown on left wing racist crimes.
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