Saturday, July 16, 2011

Question: If you were President...

It's a beautiful day. The sun is shining, the pigeons are roosting, the rats are scurrying behind the trashcans. It's just another day in the big city. So sit back and relax. Take a deep breath (not too deep because of the exhaust from the truck parked under your window).

Are you relaxed?

Question: If you were elected President in 2012, what would be your first act?

Aaaaand go...


BevfromNYC said...

Just in case you want something light to think about: did you hear that Casey Anthony is appealing her convictions of lying to the police (repeatedly)? Shouldn't she just walk away and be happy that she didn't get the chair?

Anonymous said...

Show my birth certificate! :-)

I don't know. Something tells me that, whatever I did or didn't do, I'd end up pissing a lot of people off. But, to borrow a line from the British version of Whose Line...:

"I hereby abolish Congress and am going to erect a gigantic water slide!"

Ed said...

Oh let's see, I would give a trillion dollars to unions, bankrupt the country, try to socialize medicine, ... oh wait, somebody already did that. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Ed, you just invented a cool game:


The Country

Mix and match! :-)

BevfromNYC said...

Re-Socialize the Country into being courteous again.

Bankrupt Unions period

Give Medicine so that every gets free Prosack)

Not in that order exactly!

BevfromNYC said...

Scott - Either a giant waterslide or one of those giant ball pits! Maybe a waterslide in the Senate and the ball pit for the House. Though I doubt either would be nearly as entertaining as our present Congress.

Joel Farnham said...

First thing I would do is abolish the TSA. I would tell the Airlines, it is your planes and you should know who wants to travel on your flights. If another plane flies into another building, I would hold the airline responsible and direct all suits towards that airline. I would call up Israel and ask them to make available agents to train the airlines to profile their passengers.

I would award each airline cash for each actual terrorist it catches. I would also direct the resources of the DOJ to help defend the airlines should they get sued for profiling.

I don't know if it would work, but the advantages are it becomes smarter for the airlines to actually check who flies instead of just selling tickets with the added benefit of removing government from racial profiling. It also makes the airlines financially responsible for the buildings destroyed by terrorists.

It would stop this kiosk crap from happening. A kiosk is easy to fake. A human would be harder.

You know the old newspaper saying about what is news and what isn't? A headline about Dog bites Man isn't news. A headline about Man bites Dog is news. Keep that in mind when you see this headline. I found this headline on Drudge. :-)

BevfromNYC said...

Well, Ed-bama, try again. You could work on your golf game or take AF1 out for spin with your favorite girl! Why, you could even buzz the Statue of Liberty...naah. All that's been done too.

T-Rav said...

Defund ObamaCare?

Oh, and frankly Casey Anthony is one of the best arguments in the past couple decades for vigilante justice.

AndrewPrice said...

Let me go the Woody Allen route. I will declare that:

1. The driving age will now be 14.
2. Anyone under the age of 14, will now be 14.
3. Underwear will from now on be worn on the outside.

Unknown said...

Bev: I'll need a few more hours to think something up.

Koshcat said...

I would immediately balance the budget. Yes, congress holds the purse strings but the executive branch doesn't have to spend more than the government takes in and there is nothing in the constitution that says it has to run a deficit. Sure I would cause a huge mess at first but congress would be handcuffed. I would make the cuts across the board so everybody gets hit and hates me but then I will tell congress to prioritize. Medicare runs out of money in October? Looks like grandma has to pay cash or wait same with military and so on. Everybody thinks their department is too important to cut so gotta do it for them. I wouldn't run on this of course, make it a total surprise.

CrispyRice said...

Am I prez or dictator? Mwahaahahaa! Not sure if you all would like living in CrispyRiceWorld... Let's just say there will be a lot more Muppets on TV, hee hee.

Seriously, though, I would probably work first and foremost on getting our financial house in order by reducing the size of the federal gov't. I'd wholesale slash things that the feds shouldn't be involved with - funding for arts, universities, mortgages, corporate welfare, health care. Entire agencies would disappear overnight via executive order. If state governments want to fund those things, super, but it's not the federal government's job.

We need to get back to a system in which we (as citizens and as customers) pay for what we want, and pay the real cost for it. We are disconnected from the real cost of some many things, and it makes weirdo incentives. Getting the gov't out will cause massive chaos, but in the long run we'd have a stronger, better, more self-reliant country.

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