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U.S.: Ideas for saving the country

Letter by Herbert A. Zimmer, University Place on July 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm with 6 Comments »
July 8, 2011 12:24 pm

Here are four suggestions for saving our country.

• Term limits on elected legislators (national and state). Career politicians have lost sight, refuse to recognize or understand what the people of this country want. Most have never had a “real” job.

• Cut foreign aid to countries that hate us (which is most of them).

• Review the social programs that have created the “entitlement mentality.”

• Bring our troops back home. Saving the world cannot be our priority when we have people with no jobs. This alone could create the money required to save Social Security for our children.

If the next presidential candidate, whether Republican or Democrat, ran on this platform and implemented it, we could make this country great again. This is our last chance. Stand together.

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  1. tomwa007 says:

    Sorry Herbert, dream on. I can tell by your views you are over 70.

    The idea that an elected official would do what is in the best interest of his or her constituents’ is beyond what they became a politician to do.

    If you wish to call names, we are a Fascist not a Democratic state. The Corporate elite run the courts, politicians and of course the President.

    I am over 50 and know that there is no longer anything we can do about it.

    The under than 30 year olds, not us, need to get involved and make election reform a priority.

    If not, we are lost

  2. truthbusterguy says:

    This is a good letter and the truth. Any canidate that says this will have my vote. I ready for some real change.

  3. Term limits on elected legislators (national and state). Career politicians have lost sight, refuse to recognize or understand what the people of this country want. Most have never had a “real” job.

    With term limits….unless you take away corporate funding, you have elected officials bought and paid for by corporate concerns.

    Sorry. No term limits without elimination of everything but public funding of campaigns.

  4. And no anonymous third party attack ads.

  5. In the past, congressional representatives appointed senators, if the voters did not like the senator, they would vote them out by voting for or against the representative. The overlap of 4-year terms for rep.s and 6-year terms for senators was a very workable form of term limits and would have prevented (as the current president gaffed ) “professional politicians”.

  6. Lars,
    Senators were never elected by congressional representatives.

    Constitution, Article 1, Section 3
    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six years’ and each Senator shall have one Vote.

    17th Amendment;
    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state elected by the people thereof, for six years’ and each Senator shall have one Vote.

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