THE ANGEL POSSENTI:
Last week, we focused on how we can change the economy on the personal level. Now, some people will look at the plan and say "All you say makes sense, but how am I supposed to save when the cost of things keep going up?"
The rising costs of everyday items can in some way be traced back to government interference in market prices. For example, you may have noticed the price of beef keeps going up. If you look into it, you will find the feed that would normally go to feeding cattle instead goes to creating ethanol, which was first touted at an alternative to gas but it now turns out it takes more energy to create than it produces, and pollutes the air even more than gas. Yet in spite of this, the government keeps supporting it.
1. Repeal the 16th Amendment
There is no way around this and this is not open to negotiation. The federal government must be stripped of its authority to tax our income no matter what form our income takes. Our system is too confusing, it’s too corrupt and now several elected officials now admit it’s nothing more than a criminal enterprise.
While we’re on the subject of repealing, we must also repeal Congress’ authority to regulate the lives of Native Americans ( Article 1, sect 8, third listed power for those wondering where it says that). Everyone should have an equal chance at success but we must make it clear we can’t guarantee equal results.
Speaking of which…
2. End the Fed
The Fed serves no purpose whatsoever, no one knows what it does, it causes multiple problems, it has no transparency, and each head—regardless of who picks them—has the impression they’re free to screw with our greenbacks. This is why our money isn’t worth as much as it used to be and why most times savers wind up being losers.
3. Privatize Social Security
The numbers simply do not add up to keep things going for much longer. The number paying into the system is far, FAR less than the amount being paid out. We need to work out a system where we can deliver some promises but some will have to be on their own; each and every dollar invested for the future MUST NOT COUNT AS INCOME!!—that is, if we cannot avoid taxing income.
4. Create an alternative tax system.
This took a bit of research from me to figure out. Since we don’t want income taxed but the government still needs some revenue, what alternatives can we suggest?
There have been many suggestions about how to go about this, and I’ve narrowed it down to two ideas:
-Implement the Wayne Allen Root Tax Plan
This plan written in Root’s The Conscience of a Libertarian has half of the government’s revenue coming from charges on imports and the other half divided evenly1% between the 50 states with each one free to decide for themselves how to come up with their portion.
-Implement the True Tax Plan
This plan, considered THE tax plan of the TEA Party, charges a 1% tax but instead of it being placed on income, it would instead be placed as a sales tax and only businesses would be required to pay it. This would of course leave each state free to decide whether they want to add additional sales tax.
5. Implement the Stossel Rule
Created by Fox News anchor John Stossel, this rule states if the government has to pass a new rule (understanding times change, and circumstances change) they must get rid of at least five rules.
6. Make it easier for people to own their jobs.When he was still a congressmen, Dr Ron Paul proposed a bill that had it passed would have created a separate company type that revolved around employee stock purchase plan. In Spain, there already exists a company that does that; it's called Mondragon. But thanks to the indifference of his peers, the bill never even made it to committee.
7. REPEAL OBAMACARE!!!
8. Remove all federal standards on the minimum wage.
But "wait", the people say. "How can you get rid of the minimum wage? Wouldn't that put the worker at the mercy of their employer, who would be free to pay them as little as possible?"
"Calm yourself", I would tell them and then point out there is no point to any federal standards anyway since the vast majority of workers are payed higher than minimum in the first place. Plus, if you're concerned about people not being able to live on the minimum, then you are misguided. Why? 1) It was never designed to do that, even back when it was first implemented and 2) the people who apply for minimum wage jobs are those just entering the workforce and thus need the experience to advance in life.
Bottom line is this: how much a man makes is between him, his spouse (if he has one) and his employer.
9. Come up with a plan to start paying off all national debt.
Believe it or not, there was a time when it was believed government has to follow the same rules as a private company or an individual. That was prior to the 30's, where the government adopted a variation of Marxist theory called Keynesianism. Whenever you hear an official say "debt doesn't matter" or "the government must prime the pump", that's Keynesianism. Ever since then, our debt just keeps skyrocketing with no end in sight.
But as anyone who has paid off their debt knows, it's not impossible but just takes time to do it…and it takes discipline.
Once again, we turn to Ron Paul to put the government on a strict diet, only this one comes from his Plan to Restore America. Here's the link:
10. Create a counter-progressive movement.
The government won't listen unless we make them listen. They have to be badgered every hour at every day to make changes. The last government shutdown changed little or nothing in our lives…proof positive we don't need it to run everything. We do a great job of that ourselves.
In fact, we have, for lack of a better word, become reluctant promoters of subsidiarity. We have what we need to start things up again.
Atheists have been behind this disaster and they have shown they're idiots. They must be pushed to the side (by force, if need be) and things will be brought back to sanity.