My platform (and you’ll see why I’ll never be elected to office, and no one who thinks like me will be either).
1)-- If you are in the country illegally. You can’t work (I don’t care if you were brought here when you were 2). Tell Canada and Mexico we will be marching those crossing illegally back across the boarder, and they can return home and apply to legally come here. Part 2: Have IRS work with immigration. If a SS number is being used in more than one location for a job – it WILL be looked at. Now if you are like I am and get a paycheck from one state, and freelance for a second in another state. Both sets of information match on where paychecks and other official information is sent. If the information goes to two different locations. Immigration shows up to interview BOTH to find out who’s supposed to have the information. Also severe fines for companies that fudge the system and knowingly hire illegals.
2)-- Balanced Budget amendment. Only those things specifically enumerated in the constition (defence for example. Posts and post roads. Courts, weights and measure) are safe from severe budget cuts if needed. See part 3.
3)-- Low taxes. No wealth tax, no exessive taxes. I support a single rate flat tax. one tax payer per tax form and a single deduction per tax form equal to 80% of the federal minimum wage. Earned and unearned income – anyway you can put a dollar in your pocket, that dollar is taxed. inheritance would be considered income. Businesses would pretty much be the same. Single tax rate. anything expense taxed on an individual level is deductable. once that is done, a single 30% deduction. If your like apple and you have foriegn companies that you own, their income is your income regardless of what country it’s in the bank in. Any foriegn taxes are deductible from the bottom line.
4)-- Public lands. Any “wilderness study area” that has been in study mode longer than 10 years is released to regular status. Most federal land (not forrest service, national park, recreation area or that) will be offered for sale. First offered to private US citizen and US based businesses. Deed restricted that it can only be owned by US citizen or US based corporation. That portion of sales will remain open for 5 years (there will be a maximum number of acres a single person or corporation can purchase in each state, and yes minal rights if the feds own it will be transfered with the property). Secound round of sales will be another 5 years. Open to states to purchase federal property – again deed restricted that it can only be owned by US citizens or US corporations. States may not issue bonds to cover the costs – must come out of regular budget. After that 10 year period – any remaining lands that were offered for sale will still be open to puchase (same US resident/business restrictions), and open to multiple use.
5)–Federal concealed carry permit. Federal government will design a concealed carry permit, and instructors (multiple instructors in eveyr state). Lowest cost possible to obtain the permit. States will still have their own permits (if you have one, you essentially qill qualify for a federal one). States are free to not recognize CCP from other states. Federal one will be Valid in every state and territory No exceptions).
6)–(this one would take a constitutional amedment). Campaign finance reform. No candidate for any office (federal/state/local) can accept any monetary or in kind contributions from anything other than a living breathing human US Citizen that lives in the ares (state, district, city – whatever) the politician would represent Each person is limited to the FDIC insured limit per election cycle (currently $250,000. A person could contribute that amount to a candidate for special election, primary, runoff, general election). Any entity (PAC, union, political party, business . . . anything NOT a living human US citizen – can do issue oriented advertising ONLY and can not use the name or likeness of any politician or politican candidate. On the ballot for federal officces – names will be in random order and may not indicate political party affiliation.
Biggest one’s I can think of that I would love to have in a third party platform.