Thursday, November 06, 2008
So Now that Obama is OUR President ...WHO do you want to see on his Team, his Cabinet ? And What are the Top Priorities you want to see worked ?
So Now that this has Really Happened....What next ? WHO do you want to see Help Repair Our Country ? And what should they work on first ? Are you ready ? 74 days to go.....( Click the title for LA Times article on this...)
And on another level....What do you think you can do to help ? Maybe we all need to figure out how we can best help Our New President....Because it is going to take all of us to help clean this mess up....and help him as our Leader....
So here is MY Short List of Prioritized Projects...( this is Enigma Dreaming Big...) I am still thinking...but here is my Start List..for the first 100 days...of what I would offer for healing...to begin...
(1) Patriot Act needs a HUGE Overhaul...along with the ILLEGAL SPYING on Everyone...and YES that includes the NO FLY LIST ( I have my own very selfish reasons...but there are many good people on this List, including ACLU Lawyers and Human Rights Activists).
(2) GITMO Shut it NOW.....and it needs a REVIEW and ALL involved...Full Investigation...BY THE RED CROSS AND HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL....( all who were denied FULL access)
(3) Iraq and Military Review- like you said...as well as ALL SICK and Disabled Vet review- make sure they and their families are being cared for...to learn that ANY ill Veterans with physical and or mental health symtoms were being made to serve is deplorable.Their Families are suffering, and many are getting financial assistance and food stamps.This includes PTSD for the VETS and their families..
(4) 100 Day Moratorium On Homes Foreclosure - ALL ...even renters- and the Banks MUST be notified...( since in many states they are making their OWN rules..)
(5) 2 % Quarterly profit Tax on the the OIL and Gas Companies NOW....IT WOULD FREE BILLIONS UP TO HELP OUR ECONOMY AND THE PEOPLE. I would call it a Humanity Tax, the money would be put into an account to meet Human Needs - Set Up Homeless Shelters, Sustain Food Banks and Set up an Emergency Medical Fund....And Job Retraining Center ( ie. for teaching New skills ie. Internet skills or return to work skills and offer counseling for those that have been unemployed for long periods).
(6) Put together a Team to restructure Medicare and Medicaid to make Healthcare Available to the 48 Million of Un-Insured and 50 Million Underinsured....Using the Humanity Funding I listed above ( which would have Billions flowing to it per quarter..)
(7) Set Up a NEW Deal Team to structure Public Works Projects, that would work on Infrastructure Projects- must also include Urban and Rural Renewal and Education Programs ,including Bringing Internet and Broadband to facilitate Better Cable and Internet Access and learning. It must also like the WPA Program of the 1930- have a Component of Journalists and Photojournalists and Artists to document and creatively stimulate and educate and embrace Youth.
(8) Energy Team.....WITH NO ENERGY Execs and ALL meetings open to public and ON cspan and all recorded notes and meetings on Internet ..NO Secrecy Ever Again..
(9) A team to review ALL Signing Statements and Counsel Priority of WHICH ones MUST be Removed...And that team should be Constitutional Lawyers....
(10) and Finally a War Review panel that MUST review HOW and WHY we are in Iraq- it must be made of Retired Military, Red Cross and Legal and Justice Scholars and Teachers..and Constitutional Lawyers....
(11) And finally , the FIRED US Attorneys, must be given a Public Ceremoney Re-instating Their Honor and their Status, and Compensated for their Service and their work.....
(12) College Act/Work Force Act for young people who are dedicated to helping OUR Country and doing it through peaceful Non Military projects, almost like a NON Military National Guard committed to ONLY In America Projects....and in return they recieve College Education. As Most of the Wachovia Higher Education Loans have suffered in this Economic Demise this issue needs to reviewed quickly as millions of students will suffer consequences by next fall...
(13) Start a Committee to repair Voting Rights and repair Voting Issues for the next election...People should never have to be standing in lines for up to 12 hours....or worry about their Votes..
( I borrowed this photo from Gryphen..because it is so wonderful ....won't it be great to have a Real Dad in the White House that cares about kids...and the Future of our Youth...)
Music for the Day: GooGoo Dolls " Better Days".....