Give me a Junkyard Dog, not rhetoric!

I care not for your lofty proclamations, your promises full of adjectives. I want a president who will get off their comfortable butt and fight for the average American. Period.

That is exactly why this conservative is leaning away from the usual politician and those high and mighty speeches in the race for the United States Presidency. I want someone who has a record of blasting away the fog, reaching down into the substance of a problem and offering real solutions without regard to special interests. A politician can’t do that. A politician has to be carefull who not to offend.

“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”, (Adm. David Glasgow Farragut) is the kind of approach I want from the President of the United States (POTUS).

Let’s have someone who might, for example:

  • Work to abolish the Department of Education in favor of block grants to states, based on enrollment for example, and that are better able to determine the needs of their state’s children. (The federal government has no business in curriculum decisions.)
  • Propose elimination of the Internal Revenue Service, and replace the IRS Code with a “flat tax” or “fair tax”, and reduce corporate manufacturer taxes for those companies with a majority of its operations located within the 50 states.
  • Make regular trips to Capital Hill to work with both Democrats and Republicans on major issues.
  • By executive order, eliminate duplication in the federal bureaucracy.
  • Reduce the federal employee payroll  by at least 20 percent (ouch!).
  • Work toward a “Balanced Budget Amendment” to the Constitution, together with the line item veto.
  • Hold accountable those responsible for malfeasance.

Oh, there are so many other items, to be sure, but we’ll never get anywhere with a Presidency and Congress populated by partisan politicians. Can we not go back to honest people with creative ideas who really represent their constituents? — D. C. ‘Dan’ Lee

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