Thu 25 Oct, 2012 12:21 pm
What would you like Obama to accomplish in the next four years?
I would like to see oil and natural gas nationalized. The land belongs to the people not a few greedy oligarchs.
All student loans forgiven and education restructured so there is a free internet based education available on all subjects.
Recycling mandatory in all cities and zero dumping of toxic waste into the sea.
All foods grown organically and more stringent rules on GMO's, round-up and less, use of animal antibiotics and growth hormones across the board.
All seed repositories made public domain and an end to the patents on genetic DNA...
Complete and unfettered amnesty for illegal immigrants everywhere. The earth belongs to everyone.
Marriage equality as a nationwide constitutional amendment.
Much more stringent rules for separation of church and state laws and the end of tax exemptions for churches.
The end of all religious indoctrination schools world wide... People can educate themselves on religion once they have a secular education or on weekends in their own time off from public school...
Equal pay for women and men.
The breaking up of large corporations that discourage local entrepreneurship i.e. Walmart, and fast food chains etc...
Less casinos or casinos that profit society and not just a few corrupt enablers of organized crime.
Severe penalties for exploiting foreign workers, fair trade not free trade...
The end of all ongoing wars and our military budget slashed in (at least) half...
Legalization of marijuana.
A world concerted effort to develop clean energy across the globe.
The end of for profit prisons.
Bank loans with nearly zero interest. Why do we need to pay a fee to transfer money though the air?
Many more regulations on Wall Street and the banks. The rise of many more smaller banks. The end of global banking monopolies.
Severe penalties for littering, mandatory jail time for even littering a cigarette butt.
Very high taxes on certain luxury items, Mercedes, Cadillacs, beer, wine, cigarettes. These taxes go to feed the poor and level the field for social opportunity and advancement.
Subsidies on electric cars, a dime a dozen... An cheap electric car should cost no more than 10,000 dollars after tax...
Less unnecessary global transportation of foreign made items that would be much better off for the environment if made here. Smart localized manufacturing and farming. Less lawns and more home gardens.
A concerted effort to clean up the ocean of our garbage and research into repopulating the coral reefs and the balance of oceanic species.
Expansion of all rain-forests and national parks.
Long imprisonment penalties for the poaching of endangered species.
Less fighting at stupid sporting events. Penalties for fighting fans and team members even if it includes shutting the entire sport down completely for a year or two...
I did not to post this to win a popularity contest...
If you have anything to add or see any gaping holes in my logic here this thread is for you. Please add your opinion so we call all benefit from your own views too.
Obama is a one term mistake.
Obama's itinerary is as follows:
Pack & Move out leaving the White House in better shape than when
he moved in so that Romney & Ryan can get to work right away.
That's interesting. You're nearly as left as I am, Rex. I agree with lots you promote, here, on the face of it, though not re practicality or advisability. May disagree with some premises, but I'll have to reread and cogitate, as I read your list fast.
I would like America to put some real pressure on Israel to stop building illegal settlements on occupied land, and end the occupation of the West Bank and the seige of Gaza.
I support Israel but fully agree Izzy...
Let's not go back to the republican cronyism, reckless warmongering and spending of the past.
Wasn't it Obama that lured the virgin behind the curtain for her first time?
Raise taxes to the point where we can start paying off the debt and rebuild infrastructure.
Get rid of citizens united and make American corporations entities again.
Corporations are not people if no individual takes full responsibility for its actions.