Monday, August 1, 2011

Possum's Budget Plan

Early in my working life, I learned that you should never go to your boss and point out a problem, unless you also have a proposed solution in hand.

Given that I'm totally against, with every fibre of my being, the proposed "give away the store" budget plan agreed to by our thoroughly emasculated Eunuch-in-chief, I felt I should offer my own counter-proposal.

So, without further ado, your favorite marsupial varmint presents, The Possum Budget Plan -

Raise the maximum tax rate to 95%.

Eliminate the capital gains tax, and tax all income the same.

Cut the Intelligence budget by 50% over three years; cutting 20% the first year, 35% the second year, and 50% in the third year.

Put an absolute end to "black budgets" for the intelligence community. Such practices are pernicious to democracy, and they have no place in a free state.

Cut the Pentagon budget by 50% over three years; cutting 20% the first year, 35% the second year, and 50% in the third year.

End all special appropriations for the Pentagon. No more off-budget special appropriations of $60 Billion whenever the generals ask for it. If they can't afford the war, then don't start the war.

Immediate forced retirement of 30% of all military officers of flag rank, (O-7 and above, i.e. generals and admirals), without the customary automatic promotion on retirement. No further promotions to O-7 or above except on a one-for-one basis as existing flag officers retire. (Explanation- The circa 400-ship US Navy of today has more admirals than it did in the days of the 600-ship Reagan navy. There is no need for that much useless, clueless brass. They just interfere with the captains and lieutenants who actually get things done in the military.)

End all federal subsidies to corporations. All of them, no exceptions. Agricultural subsidies to individuals can stay on the books.

Terminate the existence of the Most Favored Nation trading status.

Place an immediate 30% tariff on all imports, of everything, with no exceptions, unless Congress determines that certain imports need to have an even higher tariff.

Immediately and permanently terminate the H-1b visa program, and give all current H-1b visa holders 90 days to leave the country.

Compensate for the item above by instituting a massive government program to re-train American workers, with preference given to veterans, the unemployed, and those over 45 years of age.

Institute an immediate and absolute moratorium on all immigration until the U-7 unemployment rate in the USA has fallen below 3%.

Require the immigration service to conduct frequent raids on businesses that hire illegal aliens. Require that each single illegal alien employed by a business be considered separately for purposes of assessing fines and other legal penalties, rather than allowing a judge to lump them all together and impose but a single fine. In short, make it prohibitively expensive for anyone to employ illegal aliens.

Institute an immediate and absolute moratorium on all foreign aid, in any form, until the U-7 unemployment rate in the USA has fallen below 3%.

Permanently end all aid to Israel, and institute collection proceedings against Israel to recover the approximately $1 Trillion in US taxpayer money already embezzled by the Zionist mafia. We want our money back.

Declare AIPAC and its mouthpiece WINEP to be what they are, paid lobbying organs of a foreign power, and an arguably hostile foreign power, at that. Order the FBI to commence an immediate criminal investigation against AIPAC for massive political bribery and influence-buying.

Open a true investigation of the sinking of the USS Liberty, with no white-wash this time. File a case before the World Court to collect compensation from Israel for the next of kin of those US servicemen murdered by Israel in that sad incident.

Institute new Labor legislation at the Federal level to empower unions, to make it easier for employees to unionize, and to prevent union-busting by the state governments.

I think that would do the job of balancing the budget quite nicely.

1 comment:

  1. With the sole exception of your stance on unions I find myself largely in agreement with your proposed budget balancing plan.

    The problem I have with unions, and my proposed solution thereof is this:
    First and foremost unions represent a huge block of voters, their current organizational structure allows them to pressure their members to vote along party lines which I consider to be unAmerican, unjust and just plain contemptible. If we have a provision which specifically prohibits unions from behaving as political entities, on pain of the dissolution of the offending union, I could agree with your stance regarding unions...

    Except for unions of PUBLIC workers. If the recent woes in Wisconsin have taught us nothing else then hopefully they have taught us the danger of allowing public workers to unionize. By giving collective bargaining power to public workers we empower them to elect those officials who they feel will benefit THEM the most, as seen in Wisconsin this is often to the detriment of the public at large. Since collective bargaining is, however, essential to maintaining workers' rights in ANY workplace I propose the immediate dissolution of ALL public worker unions, their members to be enrolled in private sector unions subject to the same non-political stipulations as every other union. This needs to be done in order to prevent the continuance of the current discrepancy between wage increases and benefits for public union workers versus wage increases and benefits for private sector union workers.

    And finally, ALL mediation between unions and management, whether 'management' be Federal, State or Local government or some private company or corporation, shall be monitored by a neutral third party in order to prevent union leaders from making deals expressly to benefit themselves to the detriment of the union members they represent.