June 8, 2012

Obama's Campaign Platform

If Obama is to retain the Presidency, he must articulate his campaign platform to reflect the moderate that he is. He must campaign on his core beliefs which include.

1. Get out of Afghanistan

2. Implement health care reform while acknowledging some adjustments need to be made to the current law. Flatly state that the law will be readdressed and adjustments made including more free market involvement. Don't do this to get votes. Do it because it is right.

3. Fight to repeal the Supreme Courts decision on Citizens United concerning campaign contributions.

4. Invoke the Volcker Rule and break-up banks that are too big to fail.

5. Develop and implement a long term plan that will resolve our debt issue. This includes raising taxes on the wealthy and making cuts on expenditures including entitlement programs if necessary.

6. Further stimulate the economy, thus creating jobs, by making sound investments in our future including infrastructure, internet upgrades, education, transportation, energy exploration and rebuilding some inner cities that make sense.

7. Aggressively seek retribution from entities causing the sub prime meltdown and use the proceeds to assist homeowners that were damaged to get relief. This in affect will be a stimulus costing the taxpayers very little money.

8. Enforce anti-trust legislation in those industries controlled by oligopolies.

He will win on this platform and if he doesn't he will leave knowing that he fought for what he believes. This is an unorthodox approach to current politics; however, it sure is refreshing. He should use Teddy Roosevelt as his model.

12 comments:

  1. You are reading Krugman too much. LOL. It would be wonderful if POTUS did what you are suggesting. It would take some strength.

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  2. I second Larry's comment

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  3. Send this in to the White-house.

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  4. We voted for him in 2008 because we thought he would not be the same old politician. Instead, he morphed into just another one. He needs to go back to what worked in 2008 and the above is a good start.

    This will not happen because he lacks the belief that this is needed.

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  5. Someone have Obama read and implement.

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  6. He tried to compromise to get things done. It really wouldn't be too hard for the american populace to understand if he said, "hey, I tried to compromise, they screwed it all up by going hard right. No more mr. nice guy". People would eat it up. And if he did win, it would be a referendum. Unlike squeaking by on another wishy washy policy-wise ambivalent campaign thats safe and inoffensive.

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  7. He tried to compromise to get things done. It really wouldn't be too hard for the american populace to understand if he said, "hey, I tried to compromise, they screwed it all up by going hard right. No more mr. nice guy". People would eat it up. And if he did win, it would be a referendum. Unlike squeaking by on another wishy washy policy-wise ambivalent campaign thats safe and inoffensive.

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  8. You are dreaming and not not facing reality. You are asking him to commit political suiicide.

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  9. Bold moves that are needed!

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  10. One fundamental reason for the poor economy and high unemployment is lack of demand for American labor, due to lack of American manufacturing, which is mostly due to cheap tax-free import.


    Impose a general import tariff and American unemployment will get lower by increased demand for US-made goods.

    Smoot-Harley doesn't apply in the age of Internet where information about technology and finance are available worldwide.

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