Contract with America II
NOTE: This was originally posted by my brother (JoeKrazy) in May 1995 on the AOL
Congressional Quarterly Message Boards.
Following is a list of suggestions for debate during Congress' next 100 days.
The "Contract With America" successfully passed 9 out of 10 items in the House
of Representatives which, contrary to the liberal media, most Americans wanted.
Social experimentation over the past 40 years have shown us many things which
have not worked. The first 100 days attempted to solve some of those problems
and we hope that the next 100 days and beyond will continue to bring about
de-liberalism and de-socialism in this great country.
Tax reform => Institute either a flat tax or a consumption tax. Taxes should be
fair and non-discriminating by using only ONE tax bracket (17%). Give low income
families (below $25,000) a tax break (they pay no taxes). Give families a $5000
deduction per child up to two children (so as not to promote overpopulation).
Reward those who save by NOT taxing interest earned on savings. Eliminate tax
loopholes for businesses.
Social Security => Make it optional. Begin the difficult transition away from
Social Security by slowly removing it from the system. Promote savings in 401(k)
and IRAs instead. Increase the retirement age to 70. Make Social Security
unavailable for those who simply do not need it (income above $75,000).
Foreign Policy => Develop a strong foreign policy. Do not let the U.N. make all
the decisions or have command over U.S. troops and operations. Given the track
records of both the U.S. and the U.N. it is clear that U.S. leadership and
direction only benefit the whole.
Political Prisoners => Demand the release of U.S. prisoners in Iraq. The United
States has already lost the advantage by not applying quick and decisive action
against Iraq. Continuing policy such as this will only weaken the U.S. in the
view of other world threats such as Iran, Libya, and North Korea. We need to
apply severe economic sanctions or military threat and show not only Iraq but
the world that the U.S. will do everything in its power to assure the safety of
its citizens and allies.
Abortion => Educate people on abortion. People today think of abortion as a form
of birth control and a way to cover their own mistakes. We need to hold people
responsible and accountable for their actions. Bring MORALITY back into the
schools and homes. I once saw a video of an abortion called, "The Silent Scream",
which if anyone saw they would rethink LIFE. We can not allow innocent children
to be murdered because someone chooses to not take responsibility for their own
Crime => Eliminate probation and get tougher on sentencing murderers and
rapists. Murderers should receive the death penalty and rapists should spend the
rest of their lives in prison. A murderer loses all of his rights just as he
took someone else's rights away. Light sentencing on these people is further
punishing the victims.
Punishment => Make prison life more difficult. Prison is meant to punish, not to
give criminals access to cable TV, weights, magazines, and other luxuries that
they might not have outside of prison. Make them work 40 or 50 hours per week in
prison and make them realize that it DOES NOT PAY to commit a crime.
Drugs => Educate people on the consequences of drug use and get tough on drug
related crimes. Increase fines, increase jail sentences, and confiscate property
of drug suppliers. Get to the kids young so that future generations may be more
Modernization => Equip the government and the military with the newest
technology just as any company that wants to stay in business must do. If it is
too expensive from one supplier, use the same private suppliers available to
anyone else for the best price possible.
Goals => Set a goal like Kennedy did to get us back in space. Build a space
station by 2005, land on the moon by 2010, and on Mars by 2015. Goals like this
could ignite our economy by generating new technology and jobs. Build a real SDI
to defend against future threats from current and upcoming nuclear threats.
Vigilance => The dragon may be dead but many snakes abound. Former Soviet Union
weapons are finding homes through the "black market" and direct sales such as
those made to Iran. We should fear and respect these new threats as much as we
did the Soviet Union. The Cold War may have seemed to melt away but it may soon
begin to boil. Find a way to keep other countries from developing nuclear
weapons and don't send Jimmy Carter to do it.
Reform => Congress shall take a 10% pay cut with NO increase until the budget is
BALANCED. Reform congressional pensions and perks. Reform campaign financing.
Race => Eliminate discrimination and apply true "equal opportunity employment".
Get rid of Affirmative Action (it is reverse discrimination). Affirmative
Action will not heal the wounds of the past. Instead it will perpetuate the
conflict and open new wounds until the end of time.
Welfare => We cannot continue to give money away to people who are unwilling to
work and unwilling to take responsibility for their actions. We cannot continue
to give our hard earned money to non- citizens. There is a need for welfare but
it should be temporary. Our current situation grows dependency generation after
National Debate => Give the people the chance to tell you what they think is
important. During each election put 10 items in the voting box and have us
choose the 3 that are most important to us. Then you know what we want. If 90%
of the voters choose item number 5 then I would think that would be a clear
message to you. The liberal media could not argue a democratic vote.