Having heard Senator Sander’s discussion on the floor, I thought the outing of the republican vision for this nation in total should be preserved on the net in writing. People hear bits and piece but never put the entire picture together. Maybe reading the list will help people picture the finished house the conservative mind is working overtime to build.
It’s like the HGTV show Property Brothers. I am always amazed at the inability of the people to see the potential results when they are shown a property that has the foundation needed to realize their desire of what a home should have and be. The new home owners have presented a list of wants. They are unable to see how their wants fit with the properties shown. Then the brothers show them the CAD visuals and the people get it. Yet even during the building out of the project, the new owners struggle with accepting the completion will be what they envisioned and saw in the plans.
We’ll, here is the version of what the conservatives (not just republicans, but the libertarians and New Democrats) have in their minds for an ideal America. As you read it, keep in mind what you would like to see in the house, what you would like to have it feel like :
1. An orderly transition to individual private retirement accounts and the elimination of Social Security.
2. Privatization of Veterans health care.
3. Abolish all federal agencies who’s activities are not enumerated in the constitution including the department of education and the department of energy.
4. Oppose mandatory kindergarten
5. Abolish the EPA
6. Abolish the 16th amendment and thus get rid of the IRS to be replaced with a national, state collected sales tax.
7. Abolish the capital gains tax and estate tax.
8. Repeal the minimum wage.
If you are struggling with what this list means regarding the way your house will look, the way your house will flow as you walk in it you best start talking to people who might be able to help you imagine it. You might want to ask these planners/builders exactly what the results will be and do not let them speak in generalities.
If this plan is not what you are envisioning, then you best inform the designers and builders. There will not be a CAD plan presented so that you can have an idea of what this list results in, there will only be the reality of the list as the door is opened to this new home.
To help you imagine the experience of living in a home based on the above list of requirements I present Bill Moyers essay of 9/27/2013: Joblessness is killing us