Riddle me this?
Republicans claim to be conservative, and have espused personal responsibility for decades, yet have enacted policies for three decades that resulted in massive outsourcing of jobs and small business being crushed. How was that conservative??? 30 years of Ike's conservatism being hijacked by republicans.
Liberals claim to be democrat, yet have done nothing, nor suggested anything, to grow the pie they so much want shared more equally. How is that effective?
It's time for a third party of pragmatic centrist Americans. Let the extremists have the democrat and republican parties. Blue Dogs, RINOs and Moderates of all shapes, shades and sizes unite.
If you are down on your luck, we will help you get education and/or job skills. We will also keep you from starving, becoming overly sick, keep a roof over your head and clothes on your back, but only so long as you are in an accredited job, skill or education program, and not longer than eight years (that's long, but sometimes, with kids, that's how long it takes, and it sure beats the 15,20,25 years plus some people are on the public trough).
We will build 50 new nuclear power plants and replace the 104 we have today with 104 bigger, better ones over the next two decades, resulting in the equivanent of 300 of today's nuclear power plants. This will give us the backbone of electric power we need to fuel industry. This will create about 750,000 to a million skilled jobs for construction and about that many to run the plants forever.
We will put solar on every roof as we come closer to grid parity later this decade, so that our homes and offices are their own safe electical generation plants. This too will create jobs, estimates are in excess of a million, the maintenance jobs will last forever.
We will double the water infrastructure so that we can reclaim over 90% of used water and recharge our water systems. This will create over a million jobs that last decades for construction and maintenance.
We will maintain a private healthcare system, with loss ratios that must exceed 85%, and no underwriting discrimination. The poor, working and non, may enroll in Medicaid or receive an equivelant premium voucher for private coverage. People may enroll for Medicare at 62, same as social security, this simple move will save business billions and allow them to keep experienced people without incurring large later in life healthcare costs- this is a subsidy to business, and it's a good one.
We will stop fighting wars, except when imminently threatened or attacked, and when nations refuse to honor the nuclear proliferation understanding of the world.
Term limits of 20 years as a Congress person, Senate and House time aggregate.
Campaign funds are turned over to the national election fund upon retirement, those funds are not the pol's retirement fund.
We will not tell people how to live their lives, so long as how they live their lives do not impact how I live mine or raise my family.