If I Were President

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  1. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    If I Were President

    The platform I would run on and what I would seek to do.

    1) Cut the U.S. federal budget deficit by 50% each year. (This assumes the annual U.S. deficit is running at about one trillion dollars a year when I take office). 1st Year -250 billion dollars in budget cuts, 250 billion dollars in new revenue Mainly through economic growth (see #6) 2nd Year-125 billion in budget cuts, 125 billion dollars in new revenue

    Cut federal education spending, agricultural subsidies, targeted, not general infrastructure spending, all “corporate welfare”, lifetime limits on welfare benefits and federal unemployment benefits. Steadily raise eligibility ages for retirement programs. Freeze federal civil servant hiring.

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    2) Cut the number of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. each year by 50% before I leave office. Enforce existing immigration laws. Build better border security. Help Mexican economy especially in the border regions. Work with employers in Labor intensive industries to introduce more mechanization.

    3) Cut the number of elective abortions performed in the U.S. each year by 50% before I leave office. Give states incentives to lower number of abortions locally by whatever means they are able to implement- Use media to marginalize and stigmatize abortion Impose tough (but politically reasonable) regulations on when, where and how abortions are conducted, Streamline federal adoption regulations dramatically. Make adoption radically cheaper for prospective parents.

    4) Grow the U.S. economy by 50% before I leave office. (5.2% a year). (MOST vital) A) Freeze and rollback of regulations (except for emergencies) B) Vast tax code broadening and simplification-including Social Security C) Government/industry partnership on things like refinery building & nuclear power plant construction, open nuclear waste storage facility D) Emphasize a strong dollar-possibly higher interest rates. E) Push free trade in targeted areas using reciprocal trade agreements. F) Strong federal investment into research & development G) Heavily promote trade with African nations. H) Promote dramatic growth in domestic fossil fuels production

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    5) Increase Americans purchasing power by 36% before I leave office. (4% a year) mainly by holding down increases in prices of health care and education Make gasoline less subject to extreme price fluctuations by 12.5 or 25 cent federal Tax increase annually, eliminate over the road diesel fuel taxes


    6) Commit the U.S. to 4% for Freedom- Defense spending at a minimum of 4% of GDP. Maintain 12 U.S. Army divisions & 4 armored cavalry regiments, 12 Carrier Battle Groups. 400 naval vessels, 165 heavy bombers, 1,800 nuclear weapons (including 200 new ICBMs & 9 SSBNs with 16 missiles each) 2,700 USAF combat aircraft available, 4,000 ABMs, make a serious commitment to U.S. civil defense against both attacks & natural disasters. Including Comprehensive protection against EMP attacks & CME events, and comprehensive preparations to prevent & recover from cyber-attacks. Triple the number of U.S. mine warfare vessels and the U.S. offensive mine inventory.

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    7) Commit the U.S. to launching 3 manned space missions and 1 unmanned exploratory mission each year. Manned would include four manned missions to Mars, eight manned Lunar missions, & two manned missions to asteroids. Remainder (10) would be long duration (180-300 day) orbital missions. Unmanned includes 1) Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter, 2) Neptune Orbiter, 3) Horizons II (Uranus)-possibly piggyback a Uranus orbiter on a second TAU mission (see below) 4) Thousand Astronomical Unit (TAU) with Pluto orbiter aboard, 5) Solar Sample Return, 6) Venus Multi Site Lander/Sample Return, 7) Mercury Rover, 8) Titan Orbiter/Rover. Also develop manned rated nuclear propulsion systems. Nuclear thermal, VASIMIR, and/or nuclear salt water rockets. Build & deploy a space telescope capable of closely imaging Earth like extra solar planets.

    Develop & build a new Shuttle system closely along the lines of the original STS system design. 3-5 orbiters __________________________________________________________________________________

    8) Cut the number of U.S. Cabinet level departments by 25% Eliminate 1) Homeland Security 2) Veterans Affairs 3) Education 4) Energy 5) Agriculture 6) Commerce 7) Labor 8) Interior 9) Labor

    9) In foreign policy, emphasize naval/air power and surgical ground strikes. Push for a global ban on all unmanned nuclear weapons delivery platforms of more than 2,500-mile (4,000 kilometer) range and for a global ban on all nuclear weapons with yields greater than 100 kilotons. Verified through unscheduled onsite inspections. A global ban on all weapons sales and transfers would be a great idea.

    This would be a very good legacy to leave America by any means. I will pray for it.

    Unstated agenda

    1. Build and deploy a total of 9 combination large hospital/search & rescue ships. Station one(1) in the western Indian Ocean, one(2) in the eastern Indian Ocean, one(3) in the south Atlantic Ocean, one(4) in the western Pacific Ocean, and one(5) in the south eastern Pacific Ocean. Four additional ones are available for emergency overseas deployment or refit and training cycles. This allows the U.S. to respond quickly to natural disasters in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Indian subcontinent. Note, these large hospital/search & rescue ships would also be massively useful in the United States in the event of a massive EMP or CME event.

    2. Build a number of nuclear reactors aboard barges that can connect to various points of the U.S. power grid in an emergency. Including high capacity desalination plants aboard might be a good idea as well.

    3. Drastically increase funding for the Humane Society and/or the ASPCA. Determine which organization is better at helping prevent and alleviate cruelty to dogs, cats, horses and other animals.

    4. Create a Federal Broadcasting System (FBS). Basically, a government run television network available online as well with original programming designed (subtly if necessary) to promote good values and conduct among the American people.

    5. Build the Rapid Roadway/Runway Repair Vehicles to assist in the repair and maintenance of public highways and airport runways around the United States.

    6. Build and deploy the Firecat fire break building excavator system in wildfire prone areas of the United States.

    7. Revitalize the U.S. fleet of aerial firefighting tankers.

    8. Build and deploy five or six advanced U.S. ice breakers to the Arctic Ocean. Create an “8th Fleet” of the U.S. Navy specialized for Arctic operations. This is to deal with future expansionism plans in the region by the Russians as well as protect and promote U.S. interests in the Arctic Ocean.

    9. Create an advanced armored regiment of no more than 6,500 troops with integral air support that can be easily air or sea lifted to a trouble spot within 48 hours that is fully capable of defeating a conventional military force numbering up to 50,000 troops in size.

    10. Create small but advanced light armored regiments of no more than 2,000 troops with air support capable of providing security for humanitarian and relief forces in dangerous regions with minimal support. Develop at least eight of these units and base two in Africa, two in the Middle East and one in Southeast Asia. Three at large.

    11. Make it the unofficial (though very real) policy of the United States that whenever another country kills large numbers of its own citizens, the U.S. will destroy without word or warning the largest military base of that nation completely with massive air strikes. No admission or even acknowledgement of the attack given.

    12. Construct and deploy an average of 500 ABMs annually (total of at least 4,000 over 8 years). Also deploy comprehensive antisatellite weapons systems.

    13. Radically increase funding for nature preserves and natural habitat zoos. Acquire natural habitat territory in regions of Africa, Asia, and South America.

    14. Force the United Nations to remove its headquarters from New York City. Istanbul, Geneva, Vienna, or Singapore would be some possible alternatives.

    15. Store emergency equipment to restore the U.S. power grid in the case of a massive EMP attack or CME event well outside the U.S. in somewhere like Diego Garcia. Include emergency communications equipment and vehicles.

    16. Use various means to encourage Americans to return to following New Testament based morality and Christianity and being a good example and positive influence on the remainder of the world in like manner.

    17. Eliminate puppy and kitten mills as well as other things in the U.S. that encourage the abuse and maltreatment of animals. Use social pressure heavily.

    18. Have the GOP convention that renominates me at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. I can stay conveniently in the nearby Clinton Presidential Library. This is one of my “gifts” to Arkansas.

    19. Two other “gifts” to Arkansas would be a large refinery in Eastern Arkansas as well as a large amusement park in East Arkansas.

    20. Wage all out war on pornography in all its forms using the full power of the U.S. federal government to do so. Keep it under the radar early on if necessary.
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  2. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

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    Very funny NotDayton3.

    We're not falling for this again.

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  3. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf Hamachi is a fish best served cold

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    Wow, your very first campaign lie.
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  4. Quest

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    Couple of major problems here:

    1) You have a list of wildly ambitious goals with no solid plan for achieving them. Don’t you think any president would like to be able to say, “I know! I’ll grow the economy by 50% during my time in office!” It’s not that easy.

    2) Much of your “unstated agenda” is idiosyncratic, even self-contradictory. It’s not based on any overall vision or ideology; it’s just a bunch of random stuff you have a bug up your ass about for one reason or another.
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  5. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    Which parts are self contradictory? Seriously.
  6. RickDeckard

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    You've posted this exact thing before. Why again?

    Needless to say it's economically and politically illiterate, utterly fascistic and I strongly disagree with almost every item that you list.
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  7. Federal Farmer

    Federal Farmer Anti-Federalist

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    4. Create an American version of RT.
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  8. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    I'll mark you down as "one against"
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  9. Quest

    Quest not leaving Staff Member Administrator

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    You say you want to slash funding to education, yet that conflicts with several of the other items. If you want fewer unplanned pregnancies and thus fewer abortions, increase education. If you want less mistreatment of animals, increase education. If you want a robust space program, increase education.
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  10. ohdeve the obvious dual

    ohdeve the obvious dual FUCK YO GRAPES!

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    For brevity's sake, you could cut out some of this and just write 'piss all over the First Amendment.'
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  11. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    The vast bulk of education funding in the U.S. is at the state and local level. I didn't mean to say slash sex education programs as that really doesn't fall in what I was referring to which is federal education spending.

    Not sure at all how "education" relates to less mistreatment of animals.

    The space program has plenty of highly educated employees. What it doesn't have is a reliable funding stream and solid goals.
  12. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    Where do I attack the First Amendment?
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    TheLonelySquire Fresh Meat

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    I think you've laid out very ambitious goals. More so than the lefty cretins here. Well done.
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    Shirogayne Trolling No Jutsu Formerly Important

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  15. mburtonk

    mburtonk mburtonkulous

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    This is going about as expected.
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  16. Quest

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    Setting aside the issues of industrial farming and medical research, which animal rights activists deplore, what are the main causes of animal abuse? Dog fighting. Hoarding. Irresponsible breeding. All of which are inversely correlated with higher levels of education.
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  17. ohdeve the obvious dual

    ohdeve the obvious dual FUCK YO GRAPES!

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    Your whole forcing a religion onto the public, etc.
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  18. Quest

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    I was kind of curious about how he was going to “use the media” myself. :marathon:
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    If I were President, my platform would be a meter, high, and my budget would be $400,000. I could accomplish a lot!
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  20. Federal Farmer

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    Technically it's not by force, but propaganda.
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  21. Aurora

    Aurora Vincerò!

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    1. Just add a 0 behind all the growth numbers. Sounds even better and is just as realistic.
    2. It's a good plan to fuck over education. Menial labor is the way to double digit growth in the 21st century.
    2a. Less education is also the only way you'd ever get elected. Go for it!
    3. I love how your plans fuck the same rednecks who'd vote for you. How very Trumpian - and they wouldn't even notice too!
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    If you want good education in this country, cut school administration in half and use the money to boost teacher salaries. Raise the standards placed upon teachers, a 4 year degree minimum in education. Shave away dead end degree programs in publically funded higher education. If you want a gender studies degree, go to a private school.
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  23. Dayton Kitchens

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    I don't disagree with you aside from the details. The problems with teachers salaries in this country is that they are badly skewed so that instructors who have the LEAST contact with , get paid far and away the most.

    Counselors, special education teachers, literacy specialists and of course principals/superintendents/dean of students (and similar positions) all get paid much, much more than classroom teachers. Thus the teachers that have the LEAST effective impact on the FEWEST number of students get paid most.

    In regards to college level education why does the federal government give student loans to people studying to be lawyers, MBAs or specialist doctors? If student loans are an investment in the future by this name why not invest in professional programs that are actually going to create something in the future? Like engineers to name just one example.
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    Dayton, saying lofty goals without explaining how you would realistically achieve them is worthless. Especially when they are contradictory goals; "I will cut the deficit 50% each year yet grow the economy at 5% a quarter!"

    You are the poster boy for the Dunning Kruger effect.
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  25. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

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    Pretty sure we have had this exact same thread, maybe multiple times.

    Given the OP has told us he likes to use the board rules against his opponents, maybe he needs a warning for spamming..... :?:
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    It should probably go in The Workshop along with the other fiction writing. :bergman:
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  27. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    I listed a number of economic growth policies. And its 5.2% a year.
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  28. Dayton Kitchens

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    1) Freeze and rollback of regulations (except for emergencies)

    2) Vast tax code broadening and simplification-including Social Security
    Note this includes broadening payroll taxes to apply to ALL of income rather than just the first hundred thousand plus it does now. With the increased revenue from applying it to all income including that of the ultra wealthy, an overall average rate reduction for everyone should be doable. This will dramatically cut not only the taxes paid by lower income employees but also lower the hiring costs for potential employers.

    3) Government/industry partnership on things like refinery building & nuclear power plant construction, open nuclear waste storage facility
    renewing nuclear power plant construction will stimulate production in heavy industries that support the nuclear power industry. Likewise building more refineries will help insulate the U.S. from sudden price shocks in the oil industry which are largely caused by refinery capacity bottlenecks. by "government/industry" partnership I do not suggest the federal government outright funding nuclear power plant or refinery construction but acting to streamline the licensing and regulatory environment and partial assumption of risks.

    4) Emphasize a strong dollar-possibly higher interest rates.
    Higher interest rates, at least modestly higher ones makes U.S. government securities more appealing and encourages the flow of foreign capital in to the U.S.

    5) Push free trade in targeted areas using reciprocal trade agreements.
    reciprocal trade agreements rather than generalized "free trade" makes it more likely that trade agreements will be mutually beneficial to the U.S. and its trade partnerships and not just nations where the "cheapest labor" can be found. Also it helps keep the U.S. economy from being the de facto funder of the economies of nations that abuse their workers and their environment.

    6) Strong federal investment into research & development
    in terms of applied R & D heavy emphasis on the exploitation of off world (space) resources and those from the sea beds, but the major investments should be in basic science & technology both through the university system and partnerships with private researchers. Make massive efforts to protect the intellectual property rights and the rights of American researchers and those working in American facilities.

    7) Heavily promote trade with African nations.
    Beyond the pivot to Asia, Africa is a massive future market (something the Chinese are already working on) and it behooves the U.S. to seek out the markets there. Also in the long term African nations are a massive potential buyer of American government securities thus enabling our debt to be financed in the future.

    8) Promote dramatic growth in domestic fossil fuels production
    While renewables will no doubt continue to grow in importance, fossil fuels are likely to remain dominant for most of this century. So developing and exploiting those resources to the max as the transition to renewables takes place providing a reliable source of energy makes considerable sense.

    9) Reduction of the U.S. annual budget deficit
    Will dramatically increase the amount of capital available for economic development in the United States. One of the Clinton Admin. key economic advisers said this was key (and inadvertent) in the large scale economic growth in the 1990s

    No, I don't have House Bills written out promoting these policies but that's for someone more detail oriented to tackle.
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    The US might be the only country that doesn't really have to worry about its debt/deficit. At least not as long as the lion's share of global trade happens in dollars.

    Worry should set in when the euro or the renminbi take over that role. But the US is of course quite aggressive in defending the dollar's role. So better to use the money and tackle modernizing the country's ageing infrastructure and create jobs in the process.

    Not caring about the debt is pretty much the only thing the Trump administration got right so far. Of course they're doing a thing proven wrong multiple times with it. 'Trickle down' does not work. For proof, see all the bubbles like Bitcoin or real estaze blowing up - that's central bank money from QE. Doesn't arrive where it should, is being used to gamble. Like, again.
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    I stopped reading at platform because the secret service would not let a presidential candidate with a stump stand on a platform because their balance would cause them to fall. That is why they did not allow Hillary to wear platform heals.

    Stupid @Dayton3 you have to think of these things. Now please do not post your birth certificate for everyone to see. We a know you are qualified considering trump is our president.
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