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Change You Can Really Believe In!

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Norma White for Congress. Her guest column at Amarillo.com is as refreshing as Sarah Palin. Her suggestions for changing politics so that ‘we, the people’ are back in control and not corrupt career politicians.

  • Limit Congress from serving more than two terms. That is all that presidents are allowed.
  • Stop Congress from voting for their own raises. How did that ever get started?
  • Stop paying for lawmakers’ high-priced insurance premiums. After all, they are only part-time employees. They might pass some law changes on the insurance companies, if they had to find one.
  • Stop paying lawmakers their full salary after serving just one term, or at retirement. We need to get rid of that pension plan; they’ve let other companies get rid of theirs. You were lucky to get 40 to 50 percent of your salary after working somewhere for 35 years, but they get 100 percent.
  • Make Congress pay into the Social Security system. They make laws for it. If they spent some of their own money, they might be interested in making it solvent.
  • Stop handing out aid to illegal aliens. If we did, then Medicaid and the food stamp program would have enough money to aid the aged and the poor.
  • Secure our borders.
  • Stop allowing babies born to illegal aliens in the United States automatic U.S. citizenship.
  • Stop the abuse of our benevolent welfare system. We feed children free meals three times a day until they are 17. Churches give away good, clean clothes. Companies buy and donate school supplies. Emergency rooms provide health care at taxpayer expense and the food stamp program is buying food at home. What are parents doing for their children?
  • Have a computer program that cross checks Social Security numbers with fingerprints to stop fraud on many fronts. Use it on voter registration, too.
  • Stop bailing out mortgage companies and banks that give loans to people who cannot afford them.
  • Stop companies from paying CEOs and other executives outrageous salaries and bonuses while doing away with workers’ pensions.
  • top all unnecessary spending so we will have the money for our nation’s security, and to help needy and elderly Americans.
  • Stop permitting anyone to have a photo with their face covered on driver’s licenses.

H/T to Bob!

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Written by smalltalkwitht

November 13, 2008 at 6:42 pm

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  1. I probably am just an uninformed taxpayer but I have 2 questions. One: why aren’t budgets passed for two years instead of going through this hassle and “gimme” games every single year?
    Two: why aren’t budgets done as percentages instead of in dollar amounts? Example–education gets 20% of the money available, infrastructure gets 10%, state employees get 10% or whatever the case may be. The only requirement would be that the pie divisions couldn’t equal more than 100%. Maybe someone can explain that to me.

    PLO

    November 16, 2008 at 4:11 am


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