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If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« on: October 17, 2013, 11:51:47 AM »

What one thing do you think would make the biggest positive change to our country?

Pls. tell us what 1 single thing you would change and why.

Here are a few ideas, but the question isn't restricted to this list:

Term limits
Changes to the way taxes are levied and government services paid for
Balanced budget amendment
Get rid of or add  a specific program or department
Do away with the Electoral College
Reduce or increase spending on military/SS/social programs
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 12:13:02 PM »
btt while I am thinking...

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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 12:21:19 PM »
Since this isn't mentioned in your list and is in the top 5 of mine I would say strict national voter ID Laws.....from which all things flow----elections.

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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 12:26:22 PM »
I wouldn't have let Jake Peavy start Game 4 of the ALCS.

Also:

Scrap the Federal Income tax code and replace it with a flat tax, along with a requirement for a balanced Federal budget.
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 12:32:59 PM »
I really don't think one thing will do it...but the second item on your list comes closest because it was the imposition of an income tax that made possible our deep descent into socialism.
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 12:40:04 PM »
I wouldn't have let Jake Peavy start Game 4 of the ALCS.

Also:

Scrap the Federal Income tax code and replace it with a flat tax, along with a requirement for a balanced Federal budget.

Why not just get rid of every constitutional amendment past the 14th?  That would do nicely.
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 01:07:33 PM »
Term limits/ no pension. Do your job and get the hell out!

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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 01:12:25 PM »
Easy! Repeal the 17th amendment!

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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 01:13:05 PM »
Why not just get rid of every constitutional amendment past the 14th?  That would do nicely.

Agreed!

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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 01:16:55 PM »
You giving me ultimate power here? If you are:

Bring back pride in the country and in self respect. All else follows from that.

Look - I remember the 50s. Well, sort of. Americans were considered damned arrogant, but with good reason for being so. They had an immense pride in both their country and their ability to get by and get ahead.
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 01:18:57 PM »
I don't know about getting rid of the Electoral College but I think if I have to stick to one thing, it would be to successfully impeach Obama and frog march him out of Washington.

After that, maybe the rest of the list would follow.
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2013, 01:19:08 PM »
You giving me ultimate power here? If you are:

Bring back pride in the country and in self respect. All else follows from that.

Look - I remember the 50s. Well, sort of. Americans were considered damned arrogant, but with good reason for being so. They had an immense pride in both their country and their ability to get by and get ahead.

True.  If you were white.
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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2013, 01:24:48 PM »
Not always. First black couple I ever met (I was 4) were American and damned proud of it.
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2013, 02:50:24 PM »
My one change--get rid of the income tax and replace it with a consumption tax.
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2013, 02:51:59 PM »
Term limits/ no pension. Do your job and get the hell out!
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2013, 02:54:25 PM »
My one change--get rid of the income tax and replace it with a consumption tax.

That would be item number 2 on my list and it was hard for me to decide which should be #1 or 2!

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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2013, 03:43:03 PM »
Why not just get rid of every constitutional amendment past the 14th?  That would do nicely.

Leave in the one that limits thePrez to two terms. Otherwise we could be looking at an Il Douche in perpetuity. And expand it to include Congress.
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Re: If you could change 1 thing, what would it be?
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2013, 04:29:15 PM »
Easy! Repeal the 17th amendment!

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