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« Reply #1275 on: October 18, 2017, 11:21:30 am »

Imagine trying this hard

"If our country says no, it means no. No in referendums on the European Union. No in discussions on immigration. No to ever-increasing bureaucracy. Alas. (...) All of the Netherlands can say #metoo, considering what the party cartel has inflicted upon us all."
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« Reply #1276 on: October 30, 2017, 08:18:29 pm »

Social Policy
Abortion: Allow on demand to the 12th week of pregnancy, allow at any stage if the fetus's or mother's health or life is in damage
Drugs: Evolution of law going into decriminalization of small amounts in a generation if everything will come rightly as planned
Gay Marriage: Uphold Obergefell vs. Hodges
Death penalty: Uphold but for really serious crimes (ex. mass shootings, terrorist attacks etc) and lower the death row inmates waiting time
Prostitution: Mostly decriminalize
Church and State: Uphold First and Fourteenth Amendment
Stem cell research: Neutral
PATRIOT Act: Repeal as violation of Fourth Amendment
Gun control: Implement further control
Assisted suicide: Neutral
Gambling: Allow to run bookmakers, casinos or slot machines stationary and via Internet but impose a sales tax

Electoral Reform
Term Limits: Oppose for everyone holding a elected public office except President and Vice President
Statehood: Oppose for every US-controlled or US-associated territory
Voting Age: 18.
Campaign Finance Reform: Reform going into imposing a donation cap for every federal campaign and governor election (just like salary cap in sports)
Gerrymandering: Reform by districts drawn by independent, non partisan commissions at a federal level
Voter ID: Uphold voter registration

Economic Issues
Welfare: Uphold and further reform Affordable Care Act, impose a real federal minimum wage (7,25$) and further raise it
Minimum Wage: First, impose current minimum wage (7,25$) a federal-wide minimum wage, further raise it
Taxation: Uphold current tax levels (2017) (in US)
Healthcare: Uphold and reform ACA, evolution going into private-run but publicly funded (such as Amtrak) healthcare
Military: Fully professional army with statewide National Guard as paramilitary unit (that is in US, anywhere in the world without NG)

Foreign Policy
War: Only if my country is attacked, but maintain army still in readiness
Israel-Palestine: Two-state solution would be perfect but if not, uphold status quo
Draft: Oppose
UN: Support, further intent to reform Security Council, end the unanimous voting rule, impose a simply majority instead
Nukes: Neutral
Foreign Aid: Impose a value system (give money there where it's needed the most, than to countries where they need less than most, and so on)
« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 08:21:39 pm by gottsu »Logged

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A moderate Democrat from the center of Europe, who was once told he self-taught himself how to read at age of 4, but he still believes that the rest of mankind isn't so "self" in many cases, so that's why he recognize the idea of government mostly to help them with reserving this principle that he will certainly not be forcing this horse to drink.
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« Reply #1277 on: October 31, 2017, 08:46:52 am »

- Allow states to ban abortion with >55% of the vote at/after 24 or 30 weeks, with exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother.
- Fully support same sex marriage.
- Deport illegal immigrants convicted of felonies.
- Path to citizenship for non-felon immigrants.
- Secure border, no immigration limits, rigorous background checks and maximum of a two year wait time.
- Fully support background checks and mental health tests to buy guns.
- Healthy Americans Act.
- Wyden-Ryan Medicare Reform.
- Replace Social Security and all welfare besides SNAP/HUD funding with $12,000-$20,000 relative basic income for those making below said amount and those past the age of 65 - say, $12,000 a year for unmarried people not past retirement, $30,000 a year for a couple not past retirement; $18,000 for unmarried people past retirement, $36,000 a year for a married couple past retirement.
- Federal VAT of 17.9%; rebate of up to $5,000 (with receipts) for those making under $25,000 a year
- Current federal income tax bracket levels(1: 9.5%; 2: 14.9%; 3: 19.9%; 4: 24.0%; 5: 27.5%; 6: 35%; 7: 42.5%)
- Raise gas tax by 10-15 cents, and spend the money on infrastructure. Cut back by 15-20 cents in three years.
- Corporate Tax: make the lowest bracket into a 12.5% bracket, make the second lowest rate into a 18.5% bracket, the third lowest rate into a 24% bracket, the fourth into a 29% bracket, the fifth into a 34.0% bracket, and the second and third highest into a 39.0% bracket, and the highest into a 28% bracket; this maximizes both revenue and economic growth
- $10.50 federal minimum wage by 2022
- $64 billion NASA spending, with the goal of two bases on the Moon by 2030 and at least one very major base/colony on Mars by 2035
- $40 billion funding for Rojava, SNC, and the SDC - negotiate an alliance between these three groups.
- Stronger alliance with India.(slowly cut our relations with Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey.)
- Free trade deal with Thailand, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, and Argentina.
- International coalition of Japan, South Korea, India, Russia, the European Union, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, the U. K., and America should economically pressure China into forcing Kim Jong Un down and instating Kim Han Sol into a democratic transition. If they refuse, all countries involved will reduce trade with China by, say, 60%, and place certain sanctions on them. If we’re lucky, Wang Yang might be Xi Jinping’s successor, and if that happens we have a good shot at improving relations with China.
- We should consider signing an alliance with India, South Africa, Mozambique, Indonesia, Myanmar, Kenya, Australia and Uganda. This would allow us a strong alliance over the Indian Ocean.
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« Reply #1278 on: November 23, 2017, 11:44:16 am »

Democracy-Related Issues

Constitutional Reform: While keeping the federal system of government, I support completely rewriting the Constitution such that there would be a unicameral parliament with mixed-member proportional representation with a 5% electoral threshold, and relegating the Presidency (like the Governor-General in British Commonwealth countries) to a mainly ceremonial position.  

I also support incorporating the original ten amendments of the Bill of Rights, as well as including additional amendments explicitly guaranteeing the right to vote and equal rights, while strongly encouraging the various states to adopt automatic, universal voter registration.

Second Amendment: The Second Amendment was intended to be seen as protecting an individual right as with all the other original ten amendments that comprised the Bill of Rights when it was added to the Constitution.  When it was originally written, 'militia' connoted the entirety of the citizenry, not just a government-created body.  

Accordingly, I support concealed-carry, castle-doctrine laws, and other liberalizing measures. I strongly oppose gun-bans at any governmental level.  However, as with every other amendment, there are limits.

With greater freedom comes greater responsibility in using that freedom, and it is in that spirit that I support measures like mandatory firearms training and universal background checks before any gun or permit is issued, to ensure that the unorganized citizens' militia is well-trained and well-regulated.

District of Columbia: Support having the non-federal areas of DC retroceded to Maryland as the city of Washington, thereby enabling the residents within to be represented at all levels of government.  

Social/Cultural Hot-Button issues

Women's Rights: I support measures closing the gender wage gap including raising the minimum wage, fair scheduling practices, pay transparency, universal childcare, paid sick leave, and paid family care leave.  

I also support the final ratification of the UN conventions on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Rights of the Child.  

Gay Rights: I applaud the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide, and support the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act banning LGBT discrimination in the workplace, as well as other efforts to ensure that the LGBT community is accepted as full and equal members in our society.  

Race: Favor keeping racial/ethnic preferences for college/university applicants while adding new emphasis on socio-economic status and poverty.  Support ending housing discrimination against racial/ethnic minorities, as well as fixing and preserving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (instead of scrapping them); the full restoration and re-authorization of the Voting Rights Act; ending the abuse of authority by law-enforcement agencies; and ending the 'War on Drugs' beginning with overturning the Controlled Substances Act, criminal justice reform including ending mandatory minimum sentencing, and instead treat the drug war as a public health issue.

Economic issues

Secondary Education: Favor adapting the Finland education model to the United States, including a major expansion in after-school tutoring programs as well as universal pre-school education; and changing the traditional school year to a year-round schedule for struggling schools.  

Higher Education: Support making community colleges and vocational schools tuition-free, and encouraging prospective college students to fulfill their introductory course requirements in a community college, while subsequently completing their bachelor's and master's degrees in the four years they will spend at a traditional college/university.    

Tax Code: In addition to closing tax loopholes, raising taxes on capital gains and dividends, preserving the estate tax, and setting the top individual income tax rate at 50%, I favor tax reforms including lowering the corporate income tax alongside cracking down on overseas tax havens, and introducing the Value-Added Tax (superseding all preceding sales and use taxes) tied with cash rebates via smart cards for less affluent Americans.

Entitlement programs: With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act effectively gutted by Trump's executive orders, I now support Medicare-for-All.

To ensure the future of Medicare and Social Security for generations to come (and perhaps even expanding them), I favor allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, raising the payroll tax as well as eliminating the cap on it, tie the COLA to the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly, and gradually raise the retirement age to 70.  

Free Trade: Strongly support free trade, and favor the establishment of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, trans-Atlantic free trade agreements with the European Union and the United Kingdom, and the completion of the Doha Development Round of the World Trade Organization.

Also support transforming the African Growth and Opportunity Act into a free trade agreement.

To ease the economic disruption caused in part by these trade agreements, I favor replacing the inadequate and ineffective Trade Adjustment Assistance program with a more muscular alternative, along with the repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act in its entirety, and passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Immigration Reform: I fully support the passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, and oppose the construction of a border wall.

Energy Independence: I support the federal coal-leasing program; increasing investments into clean coal technology; strictly regulating the fracking practices of the natural gas industry; as well as lifting the ban on exporting liquefied natural gas and oil, especially to Europe.  

In addition, I favor expanding research into nuclear fusion; newer forms of nuclear fission technology; increasing investments into hydrogen fuel-cell technologies, and alternative renewable energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass among others; better battery storage technology for utilities; rebuilding our electrical grid to make it more compatible with renewables; promoting energy efficiency in government as well as in private industry, using the LEED Green Building Rating System as a model; tax credits for hybrid vehicles; increasing fuel economy standards for newer vehicles; and introducing a nationwide carbon tax.

I also support opening Yucca Mountain as a storage site for spent nuclear waste, as well as increasing our capacity for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel so that they can be reused and to reduce the total amount of waste that would have to be sent there.

Infrastructure: To ensure sustainable economic growth for decades to come, we need to rebuild and expand our infrastructure for the 21st century and beyond.  A key element of that would be the creation of a national infrastructure bank, with a portfolio covering everything from transportation to water/sanitation systems.

Foreign Policy

Support the ratification of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and an expansion of foreign aid through the Millennium Challenge Corporation.  Advocate cultivating our relations with India through such agreements like the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Agreement, with the ultimate objective of making India into an ally as special and important to the United States as the United Kingdom is today.  Support reforming military procurement and compensation costs, as well as reshaping our military to better handle the twin challenges of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency, including a major expansion of the Special Forces and the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund.

Favor moving our bases in Germany and Italy to Poland and Romania as part of a broader strategy to counter and contain Russian revanchism, as well as gradually moving US military units from Okinawa to Guam and the Philippines to deter Chinese aggression.  Support rebuilding and increasing the size of our navy (as well as building a twelfth carrier strike group, to be assigned to the Pacific Fleet), the modernization of our nuclear arsenal, and expansion of our missile defense system to better protect our allies, and keeping our armed forces on the cutting edge technologically to meet any threat posed.

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« Reply #1279 on: December 09, 2017, 12:53:46 am »

Economic views: I support single-payer healthcare, free-tuition at public universities, 15 dollar national minumum wage, raising the top marginal tax rate to 50%, eliminating the cap on social security taxes, and withdrawing from NAFTA and the WTO.
Social views: I support abortion rights, same-sex marriage, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, restoring the federal assault weapons ban, marijuana legalization, and abolishing capital punishment.
Foreign policy views: I believe the United States should not use military action against any country that has not attacked us first and I believe we should close down most of our overseas military bases, and end all foreign aid along with withdrawing from NATO, finally I believe we should prioritize funding our Nuclear triad (which would have a No-first use policy) over our bloated conventional forces.
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