I think that everyone should have healthcare.
I think that we should pay for the ligitamately poor, sick disabled.
I think everyone collecting a check should be drug tested.
I think the entire tax code should be overhauled , not tweaked. and yes in the overhaul the super rich would pay much more in taxes, but everyone would pay something..I think thats fair.
I think govt spending should be cut.
I think the size of govt is too big.
I think foreign aid should be decimated.
I think we must maintain our military.
I want Obamacare and I want it to be good healthcare ( I am retiring early...and soon)
I think Obamacare should start as the healthcare of congress.
I think companies should be penalized for exporting jobs.
I think there should be some sort of labor law where if you start at min wage, every year you get a 10-12% raise with a lifetime cap. Incentivizing you staying with your employer. If you change companies you will be forced to start at the bottom again.
These are my thoughts, they don't have to be yours.
Nick_Brody you sound like a level headed compassionate Socialist.If you retire early and are able to work you should provide you own health care or go back to work. Pay raises should be earned not Government mandated. People should be paid what they and a employer agree they are worth. The exporting of jobs is more because of taxes and regulations than wages. Over taxing the rich takes money that would be spent and invested and funnel it to our Government to be wasted. Government can not allocate capital efficiently,only the free market is efficient. All and all you thoughts are better than the current reality.
Disclaimer: i happen to be retired and not rich by even Dim-ocrat measures.