The Selling of the President 2016 — No More BOMFOG!
Suggested Candidates’ Manifesto: Standardized Format
Part 1. CV — (99 words maximum.) Name, family, net worth, education, career.
Part 2. Preamble — (249 words maximum.) Basic philosophy of governance.
Part 3. Issue Stances — (99 words each.) These are specifics on each of 23 (or more) burning issues.
Two examples of what I am talking about. If I were running here’s what my manifesto would say:
150 million Americans cannot read at the 8th grade level and cannot balance a checkbook. 47 million are functionally illiterate and read below the 5th grade level. The idea of forcing a basically illiterate nation into the nitty-gritty of health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act (which runs 363,086 words) is preposterous. All the consumer cares about are 6 words: “See to me and my family.”
- Medicare has worked flawlessly for 50 years.
- Repeal Obamacare.
- Amend the 1965 Medicare Act by deleting 4 words: . . . “age 65 or older.”
Foreign Wars, Defense and the Pentagon
We lose wars because the Pentagon ignores world conditions. Example: The U.S. Navy has ten carrier strike groups costing $5.5 million daily or $20.075 billion a year. Our enemies are not nations with fleets, but rather individual tribes and insurgents making mischief out of caves and woods. With ten carrier strike groups, the Pentagon is operating under an outmoded WWII philosophy. Quite simply, it is preposterous to drive a carpet tack with a sledgehammer. Why ten carrier strike groups? That’s where the money is. Eliminate five carrier groups and put that $10 billion saved into Special Forces.
You Are Invited Weigh in!
- Choose one or more issues you care about and create your own manifesto on how to best cope.
- Click on “Post a comment” and paste your solution(s) in the box. 99-word maximum per issue.
- If an important issue is missing below, kindly insert it and go for it.
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