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  • May 24, 2006, 11:14 PM
    educatedhorse_2005
    If you were president
    If you were president what would you do to fix the Untied States problems.
  • May 24, 2006, 11:33 PM
    orange
    Well I guess I'm not really answering your question exactly, because I have no idea how I would do this, but... if I was the leader of any country, my goal would be to make medical care and education (including university) equally available to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. There are many very intelligent and worthy people both in the United States and Canada who can't get a higher education because of their life circumstances. I think if more people were properly educated (and thus could get better jobs, etc) and had better health care, a lot of problems would solve themselves.
  • May 25, 2006, 05:30 AM
    fredg
    Hi,
    What would I do?
    STOP the Gov't wastfull spending, like "pork" spending. For example, in WV, Senator Byrd appropriated millions and millions of dollars for a military base, and it was built. Never been used; and this was years and years ago!
    STOP spending so much money in other countries (of course, not all of it), and start spending more money in America, such as finding Health Care for all Americans here in the United States.
    Other countries have Health Care for their citizens, and as a Gov't, we don't.
    Stop signing Bills into law that contain waste, and start bringing down the National Debt fast.
    Today, we are heading for a housing overload; too many houses not selling... sure signs of an economy in trouble.
    Start telling auto makers they have 2 years to reduce auto emissions to practically nothing, to try stopping the Global Warming, which is real. Auto emissions are the major cause, and start working with other countries, making this a priority, before it's too late.
    Stop the lavish spending by Congress members, using private jets, taking Gov't paid vacations, having a retirement fund spending more money, and life-time health care.
    Start going back to a simpler life for those in Congress. Money is completely out of hand.
    Write new spending laws for the Military; get rid of $100 toilet seats, and $75 hammers!
    These are just some of the things that need changing; with the person responsible for every category made public with how to contact them by the public.
    Best wishes.
  • May 25, 2006, 05:39 AM
    RickJ
    I am no political guru, but the first think I would look at is how to stop how much money a candidate has from being such a big influence on who wins.

    I have no clue what the solution would end up being, but I am quite sure that when Abraham Lincoln was elected president it was NOT because of how much money was in his campaign fund.
  • May 25, 2006, 07:22 AM
    ScottGem
    The problem with this question is that there are many things known to the occupant of the White House that are not known to the general public. Also, there are many things a President might want to fix that they can't because of political issues.

    I will say, if I were in the White House, my concentration would be the economy. A simplified tax code, that would have everyone paying their fair share. Less pork in the budget. Much more stringent oversights on contracts and spending. Keeping the budget balanced against revenue.
  • May 25, 2006, 06:01 PM
    Fr_Chuck
    Sadly the President can't really do much, he does not have line item veto of bills, so he can't stop the excess spending, he can not sign certain bills, but the congress can still pass them with enough votes.

    He does not declare war, it is congress, and they could stop the war tomorrow by stoping the funding for it.

    So you set in the pretty white house, give speeches and try to talk people into passing things your party wants passed.
  • May 30, 2006, 04:16 AM
    talaniman
    I would make lobbying a federal offense and sequester congress until they; solve social security-immigration-jobs-health care-Iraq-term limits-balance the budget-eliminate the irs-reduce gas prices forever-find all the homeland security money(EVERY CENT)-solve anything else I can come up with! Install two port-a-potties in the house and senate chambers one for democrats and one for republicans with a 2 minute time limit! Independents are on there own! They could not leave the chambers until all the work was done to my satisfaction.They can eat cake! :cool: :eek:
  • May 30, 2006, 04:37 AM
    valinors_sorrow
    President wouldn't be enough, I would have to be queen at least! :eek:

    LOL
  • Jun 3, 2006, 06:59 PM
    Jonegy
    Looking at it from this side of the pond - Who in their right mind would WANT to be president after the deep 'doo-doo' Dubya's is going to leave it in.

    I think his parting words to the new incumbant will be "Pick the bones out of THAT !!" :D
  • Jun 15, 2006, 06:39 AM
    excon
    Hello Demonspeeding:

    I would end the drug war.

    excon

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