On this thread I’d like to see some positive solutions for the world, the US, whatever situations around the world concern you. And to keep things positive, I ask that whenever you reply to this thread, at least half of your response should be on topic-a positive solution or policy in your eyes, not running down others earlier on the thread.
To kick things off, I’ll give a few of many policies I’d like to see in the US:
-Tax Wall Street more-higher transaction tax, and use it to revamp SEC and give it real teeth and power to enforce
-Keep capital gains tax low ( <20% ) to help recycling of money but increase leverage requirements on banks to a max 10 ratio
-Substantially lower income taxes on people under 500,000$ and focus on massively raising and widening environmental taxes and credits for environmental investment, renewable energies, electric cars, solar panel farms etc
-A real focus on making government smaller and efficient, so it doesn’t reward careers in beauracracy
-Nationwide savings and buy America (local) programs
-Use surplus bank owned housing for Army Vets (and those maimed especially) and their families on slow repayments schemes at present market value
-Focus on merit through high education standards, not affirmative action. Focus on fitness and healthy food.
Most of these are pipe dreams of course. I have more if this thread kicks off. Please give yours.
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You referred to the oxalic acid issue in another thread. With my cloudy pee issues, I said ‘NO’ to rhubarb crumble and custard in the cafeteria today. If only the British government were so supportive… I’m voting for Jamie Oliver.
unless you mean that a new national health service will take concrete, suitable and effective action to reverse the obesity trend, and thereby save the good ole taxpayer a decent chunk of folding. that’d be a useful policy, but not one that would go down well with the desire for freedom to indulge oneself to the point of harm, nor with the big food companies.