This campaign is a referendum on patriotism and longsighted vision.¬† If you wish to help solve the country‚Äôs financial problems and reasonably reduce the size and scope of the federal government¬†now, please read on.¬† If not, you‚Äôre wasting your time.¬† We cannot have a strong country if our financial situation is perilous.
The main objectives of the campaign are to:¬† (a) reasonably reduce the size and scope of the federal government, while solving the nation‚Äôs financial problems; (b) limit the powers of the Executive Branch to those granted by the Constitution; (c) increase the power of individuals and states; and (d) simplify the tax system and change the U.S. entitlements system so the U.S. can potentially last indefinitely.¬† We need to head back towards our roots, in terms of less regulation, less entitlements, less foreign intervention, less debt, and more personal liberty and responsibility.
Cutting to the chase: Our system does not work on a long-term basis.¬† Our country has financial cancer.¬† Evidence:¬† In 2007, the GAO said it foresaw our nation’s debts spiraling out of control.¬† Since the time that statement was made, our nation’s total debts have more than doubled.¬† Rather than let the ship continue to sink, I think we should rescue it.¬† I¬†hope¬†all Americans¬†agree.
Republicans have/will set a target of spending cuts that simply won‚Äôt work on a long-term basis (while proposing tax cuts), and Democrats won‚Äôt seriously cut spending at all.¬† In other words, we need to get to a total of $X of spending, and Republicans are at X + a large figure and Democrats are at X + a larger figure.¬† If X is $6, the Republicans will argue for $7 while the Democrats will argue for $8.¬† A compromise at $7.5 equals failure.¬† We need people who will act to make changes that will get us to $6.
We need to greatly simplify the tax system to¬†annually produce balanced budgets each year the U.S. is not experiencing a recession or worse through an equation system such as the one¬†outlined in the Problems and Recommended Solutions section.¬†¬† Also, we have DIRE problem with FRED.
We need to put FRED on a diet.¬† Who or what is FRED?¬† FRED is federal:
- Foreign intervention
Why a Libertarian (i.e., me) instead of the Republican or Democrat? ¬†Unlike them, I‚Äôll supply solutions that will work. There are no special interest groups that I must satisfy.¬† I believe in maximizing individual liberty, so that to the maximum extent possible without jeopardizing other persons‚Äô rights and freedoms, any individual should be able to decide how he or she wishes to live.