A 15% federal sales tax on everything would be a good way to go, if you eliminate the federal income tax.
Well he does have allot of admirable qualities, but his stances on most stuff is crazy. But a very different and less hateful crazy than the typical GOP politician.
At the end of the day he is trucking along, causing both hate and happiness every time he is brought up. I guess his manner is allot more pleasant than say, Santorum or Santorum or Romney.
Someone tell me his healthcare plan (or lack thereof)
Scorpius preferably it sounds like he understands the mind of Paul
nice conversations are for friends over wine, not for people on the internet you don't know
He wishes to get rid of the Department of Education because, besides the usual unconstitutionality arguments, it achieves nothing. And I agree. We have poured billions into the federal education system for decades and it has gotten us no where in education levels. The US is constantly falling behind in education and the government's response is to pass stupid laws like No Child Left Behind.
There's a phrase in my geography class used to describe Russia's influence over it's eastern end - "Distance decay". It means, the further something gets from the core, the less influence the core has. And that's what I feel I see in the federal government with education. The distance between the school down my street to the high offices in the Depart. of Ed. is too great.
I'm sure we'll all agree on this one - noninterventionism. America should stay out of the internal affairs of every single nation on this planet. Not only do we get many American lives slaughtered, but the civilians of the regions we occupy.
Our constant interference in the affairs of other nations is what made 9/11 happen. Bin Laden said it himself in his speech about the attacks. Yet instead of doing the logical thing and withdraw, we invade more places, displace more populations and kill more Americans and foreigners alike. What does that doe? Nothing but fuel the next terrorist attack.
Just as such, we should cut off foreign aid. The government hasn't a right to take money from you that you justly earned and throw it away to some dictator overseas. That money is yours, the least the government can do is spend it on helping you in some way.
He's against abortion, I know that much. But honestly, I have yet to read any of the chapters in any of his books on the subject because he always repeats a graphic personal story of his regarding the topic that I just can't stomach myself to go through.
But I should remind you that he is 100% pro-life, which means he opposes capital punishment. He morally opposes it on all levels of government, but holding true to his belief in the Constitution, he allows for state held executions. As for the federal government, he is strongly opposed to it.
I can list other topics, but later, as I have to head to bed.
But a big claim of his against income tax is that the federal government should not be wildly spending so much money that they need the income tax to begin with. Everyone freaks out that the government will have no money if he gets rid of income tax, but you have to remember that he also plans on cutting a HUGE amount of government spending as well.
holy shit snip, I'm retarded.
Hmmm, his stance on abortion seriously concerns me.
If the U.S Government decides not to, it would suck to live in the country.
Having a gigantic socialist baby-sitter system never ends well.
Oh wait, we do.
Edit: So sure the grass is always greener right? Not saying don't need healthcare reform because we do, just don't point out Canada as a poster child because their system is broken as well.
The reason that I stand so adamantly on the right of abortion is because of the fact that, if he truly is against big government, then why would he want to even touch the Row V. Wade ruling? It shows a contradiction of values in my opinion. Abortion also concerns me as a right simply because of the slippery slope argument: You give away one right, and you've given them all away. It's simply just a matter of time.
the canadian healthcare is pretty good but it's taken up a mammoth's share of the budget in every province, if I'm not mistaken.
I think some of the glaring flaws that it has won't be much of an issue in the states though.