10th September 2007
So, yes, another one of these, rare as they are. My question to you is simply, if you were the leader of your country, what changes would you make? Be as specific and explicit as you possibly can. I'd love to hear what the American forum members would change :)
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.
Didn't we have a thread similar to this some time ago about what you would do as a dictator? TBH I don't see the discussion value here, you'd might as well ask people their political views.
For my part I would spin in the chair over and over again. Honestly if I'd did even an ounce of the things I thought was right I probably be impeached or thrown out by the military. Like a G.
10th August 2004
If I were elected president, in my first 100 days I would submit a bill to fix the country's problems as I see them to the Congress. Then I would watch it die a partisan death in a congressional committee, resign in less than two months into the presidency and then move to Europe, embittered like Simon Bolivar (except I would actually make it). There, I would live out the rest of my days penning my memoirs on a palatial Swiss estate that I lease with revenue from personal appearances.
Red Menace;5628002If I were elected president, in my first 100 days I would submit a bill to fix the country's problems as I see them to the Congress. Then I would watch it die a partisan death in a congressional committee, resign in less than two months into the presidency and then move to Europe, embittered like Simon Bolivar (except I would actually make it). There, I would live out the rest of my days penning my memoirs on a palatial Swiss estate that I lease with revenue from personal appearances.
Not a bad plan actually...
I'd introduce a flat tax, do away with the Federal Reserve - a sh't disaster since in inception, bring our troops home and lease them at a price to countries who need military aid (otherwise deal with your own f'cking problems assholes!) and reinforce the real war zone - our southern boarder. Move forward with Canada to make North America energy dependent (might need to kill some lobbyists and their employers to achieve this). Tell Russia to go f'ck themselves (who are they kidding - an Oligarchy ran by the KGB, Democratic? Whatever...) and make China put up or shut up. Either bring it on or work with us, either way. I'd probably preemptively strike them first (he, he...). Then insert some plan as noted above by Red Menace. :beer:
If I were president of the U.S. and I could actually do what I wanted? Legalize drugs. Not because I want to take them but because the drug war is ineffective and ultimately destabilizing because it's a waste of money and hugely profitable for criminals. This would inevitably lead to more drug addiction and drug related deaths but I'd reallocate some of the resources used now to promote education and rehabilitation.
I'd also love to reduce the military budget and use some of the funds for other projects or for lowering the deficit. I think having a top-notch military is good but I think we could still achieve that at a significantly lower cost. Maybe get the auditors to take a look at how much is spent on all the private contractors and suppliers and see if what they are supplying is actually worth the money spent. Also reducing or ending hugely expensive overseas operations would be ideal.
That's all probably naive and overly simplistic but whatever.
Also, can I be president without having a first lady? It's a great pick up line.
President of Novistrana
19th January 2003
Mr. President/Prime Minister? Fuck that
Supreme Emperor of Justice and Knowledge his honorable benevolence the (I) and Only Mihail, First acts: subjection of all, castration of all non-party male citizens, Free Internet and finally 4 day work week.
Commissar MercZ;5627995Didn't we have a thread similar to this some time ago about what you would do as a dictator? [/QUOTE] Well, the problem is really that there's a difference. But still, the premise of the thread seems to go with dictator. The problem is that in a functioning democratic system, the executive can't really do what it pleases. Also, not within a day. That's why I always shake my head when I hear questions like "What would you do if you were Chancellor for a day?". [QUOTE=Commissar MercZ;5627995]TBH I don't see the discussion value here, you'd might as well ask people their political views.
Well, not quite. Asking the question asked in this thread really asks for the method by which you would achieve your political goals.
As for my Chancellorship (I'm German, if you don't know), if I had a majority of puppets in the Federal Diet (Bundestag) and in the Federal Council (Bundesrat) and if the Federal President was also a puppet of mine, I'd first push through massive regulation for companies and banks. If you don't know, I'm Communist (NOT to be confused with: Marxist, Socialist, Leninist, Bolshevist, Stalinist, etc.). Therefore, this would be the first in a couple of steps. Eventually, we would be at a point at which we could abolish the monetary system. To be able to trade with other systems bound by Capitalism, all money that existed before would have to be transferred to a kind of international state bank account to give to companies or countries trading goods and materials with us. The entire federal system would have to be abolished as well and the state to be restructured to part legislative processes into two: Needing public approval and enabling request for public approval. That is to say, laws affecting many people or affecting the state or region in general would be formulated by the respective parliament and then voted upon by the people, giving four or, depending on the law, more options (agree, disagree, rework in one direction, rework in another direction, ...). The second (enabling request for public approval) would include rather specific administrative laws and regulations, giving the option of being voted upon with enough requests to do so in the aforementioned manner. Those are the main points but not the only thing to do of course.