OK I take it you read Part 1 … if not, go do that I’ll wait.
I covered a few of the Libertarian basics as I see it, your views may vary.
The first thing we covered was PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY … so to refresh … you are responsible for your person.
Now assuming you read part 1 I’m not going over that again … we left off with the wage/price spiral with a real basic quick lesson on how that works. See I believe society will take care of those that cannot take care of themselves on a local level, it worked long before welfare and handouts it can work again if implemented. And equally society will give those that need a swift kick in the ass a swift kick in the ass as that too worked before. See hunger is a hell of a motivator. The world has is precious few people that are self-starters and the majority of people are follower that need someone to tell them to get up off there ass and do something. But the libtards are enabling people to never get up off there ass and we are currently spending about $60,000 a year per person on welfare … food, housing, medical, money, utility supplements et al and that is unsustainable. We can sustain it now and it’s only going to get worse when these slackers and taker are informed that the money has run out … which is why the Democrats are purposing yet another Budget with another trillion in tax increases, but I digress – that’s another post. By the way the Democrat Budget came out today and it increases spending 62% over the next decade … UNSUSTAINABLE!
So cut the cord and if people want to live on the government tit .. then put them to work picking up trash along the road, mowing parks and other public property, painting public property, fixing up government housing etc … see you accomplish two real big things. They do the work and we don’t have to pay government workers to do it and they learn a marketable skill and we don’t have to pay to have them trained – it’s win-win. No more government “retraining programs” and no more paying people to work on the houses of people setting on their ass – I think it’s a great idea and it’s mine!
Speaking of the budget and going off that one very small example of how to cut spending … I’d cut the size of government by a minimum of 50% … YES 50% through attrition - see most of government is not needed. I’d get rid of about 90% of the IRS and go to a flat consumption tax. Granted there are still going to be some elements of taxation on some things from some areas and we’ll need a few agents for that of which would mostly large corporations dealing in international taxation. As far as Joe and Jane Citizen goes they’d be looking at a flat 15-18% consumption tax less food and medical with a much smaller tax on big ticket items like homes and automobiles. So before I get off on a rant on how to fix the current system that is the nutshell of my Libertarian System. you keep 100% of your paycheck but you pay about 17% on everything taxable you buy … no refunds and no tax bills at the end of the year. Everyone has skin in the game and the underground cash economy is taxed too.
You’d see debt reductions and money in the coffers starting right away.
Now on medical … geez that so-called best healthcare system in the world is the most screwed up healthcare system in the world … but the problem is with the consumer not taking ownership in their personal healthcare. People don’t care what something cost because they know their insurance will pay all of it but their $20 or $50 or whatever deductible per visit. Medicaid is abused by people taking their kids to the emergency room for sniffles. Doctor file fake claims on Medicare, hospitals jack base prices to offset what the insurance company will not pay and it goes on and on and on … how to fix it. Well speaking for myself and a health saving account that you start early in life and maintain it through out your life and even make it transferable to who ever you want when you die. Do away with insurance that pays for little sniffles and only have catastrophic coverage only insurance for those big bills like cancer, open heart surgery, kidney transplant, etc and all those little visits to the ER for sniffles comes out of your health saving account or your own pocket and I’d bet a dollar to donuts you wouldn’t see long lines at the hospital any more … it’s not as much fun to spend when it’s your money and if you have ownership in the cost you as the consumer will drive the price down. Again … it’s all about PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
I could go on a long tirade about how to fix medical care but applying free market principle to the process.
ENVIRONMENT … yep talking about you EPA. To listen to libtards they’ll tell you that anyone that isn’t a libtard wants dirty air and dirty water … well that’s a dirty lie, but unlike the liberals I’m not going to cut my nose off to spite my face. No one wants population but you can over regulate and the EPA reached a point a few decade ago where they stopped being useful and started being harmful and in order to justify their existence that kept coming up with more and more straw men to fight and regulate. I think it all started back in the big global cooking scare of the early 1970′s …. remember the earth was going into another ice age and half the plant was going to starve to death … didn’t happen. Then there was acid rain that was going to kill all the trees and we’d all die from no oxygen … didn’t happen. Then there was the hole in the ozone and we were all going to die from solar radiation … that didn’t happen and now it’s global warming and to listen to liberals the coastal cities would now be under water and again it’s not happening and it won’t happen. Man does not have that kind of power over the planet … it’s straw men all of them. So what next I wonder? I’m guessing a super volcano or mega-quake brought on by oil drilling and fracking because we hate our children. Anyway using a common sense approach to the environment is the way to go – do the very best you can to protect the environment, but realize no one ever made an omelet without breaking a few eggs. No one wants dirt air or dirty water or clear cut forest, but one no wants to set in the dark and and walk everywhere they go … facts are facts we are depending on oil products until we invent or find something else that is just the way it is… it doesn’t have to be that way for all times. Just understand that until some super clean truly renewable energy supply is available we’re going to have to use fossil fuels. As for me my money is on hydrogen power it comes from water and it’s waste product is water is there any wonder there is so much water on the earth? Makes sense to me …. wind and solar are cute but neither is practical or realistic for real energy production.
Well that’s ends part 2 .. coming soon PART 3