I would like to see actual capitalism. Not the bullshit oligopoly created by laws that create barriers to entry in markets. Opening markets allows for competition which benefits the consumer and is not a complicated thing to accomplished. It would only require the elimination of laws that prevent competition.
I would like to see reduction in the cost of healthcare as opposed to spreading the cost of it. Regardless of if thats accomplished through going socialized, or tethering profits to price ceilings; but I feel insurance is not the answer and is actually what has allowed costs to get so high in the first place (as well as enable the healthcare industry to avoid taxes through uncollected fees from in-network insurance.) I could ramble on quite a bit on exactly how the interaction of insurance does this and allows justification of increased pricing every year if you are ever interested.
I would like to see a flat bottom line tax rate thrown on all publicly traded companies. Currently companies like Apple and Google make crazy money but do not contribute to society because the new iphones 'patent' will be held by some offshore tax haven company that Apple will pay for each phone sold. This allows them to generate wealth while incurring cost to show lower profits which they can then turn around and bill back to that company to recover the money overseas. John Oliver had a nice piece covering some of the business structures and locations this is accomplished in. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKjk0ECXjiQ
) I would like to see legislation pushed to eliminate the grey line of 'Tax avoidance' on the large scale to offset the building financial deficit America carries every year.
I would like to see the processes of gun control enforced. This is the next gun I am going to buy: https://kalashnikov-usa.com/product/...-12ga-firearm/
. I do not think it should be legal. There are laws saying the barrel of a shotgun has to be a certain length and other standards for gun control but this got released as a "12 gauge pistol with a folding brace" to avoid adhering to those laws. Thats as absurd as the bump stock was to circumvent full auto requirements. I am not at all for eliminating fire arms and I dont think that works. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in America and they are not doing very well if you care to look (https://heyjackass.com/);
As of right now I see 3411 people shot this year and 635 homicides. Guncontrol from the stance of prohibition does not work because criminals don't follow laws but I do believe gun control needs to be reworked given that I am about to buy a "12 gauge pistol" thats blatantly obviously a shotgun. Hell, I could even pick up some 'engineered oil filters' with a thread crossover that are purpose designed to be a suppressor. I can't say I have any understanding of exactly how to go about accomplishing that outside of saying its just about closing loopholes.
I would like to see all drugs legalized. In my mind the war on drugs has totally failed. I can go to a city where I don't know anyone and score just about any drug I want. May as well tax it instead of allowing for a black market of organized crime to develop that funds the cartels while costing tax payers an insane amount of money to keep people in cushy 1st world jails. This wouldn't be hard, Many other countries have done it and many states are doing it slowly.
I would like to see vote reform in the actions of the elimination of the electoral college and provinces that are taxed to be given voting power. Also changing the actual vote system to a different format (I think it was called First past the post if I remember right? Havent looked at the structures in a year or three)
I would like to see corporate lobbying ended altogether. Its basically legal bribery anyways.
I would like to see the process of passing laws changed so that a bill cant have erroneous bullshit piggybacked on. It results in congress sneaking on favor crap to 'buy' other congressmens votes to get a bill through. I would also like to see it made a crime to refuse to pass the federal budget as a way to force something to be included. That in my mind is akin to holding millions of peoples financial security hostage and calling it a negotiation. If things do not have the appeal to be pushed through democratically they should not be pushed through at all.
I would like to see a substantial power shift from the fed to the state. California has very different belief systems than Texas and it makes no sense to govern them the same. Giving local government greater power directly translates to citizens being given more control over how they are governed. It also has the added benefit of forcing financial competence if states are individually accountable. This would be very messy requiring to disentangle a ton of federal regulation while giving states time to put their own law in its place but would be a very positive change imo. Toxic arguments such as "Abortion" would no longer be something even mentioned in federal elections and states could enforce the will of their populations.
I would like to see immigration opened and Visa programs severely altered. If we need more laborers in X field we should accept them as citizens instead of creating a revolving door of "You can come work in America and pay taxes but you can not be a citizen." I strongly dislike how its currently being manipulated to destroy wages and the current requirements are pretty insane. A friend of mine quizzed me on some of the questions asked to be a citizen and I had no clue even though I have lived in America the majority of my life.
I would also like to see the federal budget locked to not exceed the governments income. We live like 16 year old girls with daddys credit card running up debt on whatever passion project strikes us at the moment which is a really incompetent way of running a government and is not sustainable. Deficits could simply be taken in ratio across the board for all spending.
I would like to see an end to "arms grants" as an international policy. America 'supports' nations by basically giving them a huge fund that can be used to purchase guns from american companies. This does little to support global stability while putting a lot of money into the gun industry.
I would also like to eliminated a number of positions from being politically appointed. It makes sense for a president to choose who he works with to some degree but the idea of having an individual in charge of taxpayers assets, and who makes decisions on their behalf but was not elected is bad.