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New EPA Regulations will kill jobs and hike consumer energy bills.
“Hardworking families across this country continue to face an uphill climb as long as President Obama is in the White House. With the announcement that he has put into place job-killing regulations on coal-fired plants, hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose their jobs.” Rick Santorum
I stand with Patriot Voices because:
- These regulations from the EPA are unfair and unnecessary and will cost thousands of workers their jobs and millions more will face higher energy costs.
- Obamacare is a heavy-enough burden for an economy coming out of the worst recession since the great depression.
- With our shrinking economy, we cannot afford even more burdens and roadblocks on businesses that want to be hiring workers.
- This radical proposal to stop “climate change” is part of the elite liberal agenda and is not supported by hardworking Americans across the country.
Enough is enough, President Obama. Stop the war on jobs and stop hurting American families.
I can balance our budget but I don't think our lawmakers can. Here is what I purpose please give me feedback.
I think we need a balanced budget that focuses on cutting spending to a substantial level. Also once we have cut spending to these levels we need to increase revenue to levels that will not put us in a deficit. I am putting forth my idea on how to balance our nation’s budget. I will first focus on Entitlement reforms and then go on to defense and other types of spending. We need to get our country’s fiscal house in order. We need to reform Entitlement programs.
Social Security is an important safety net for our seniors and people with disabilities and the system is broken and it needs to be fixed. Social Security takes up 22 percent of our budget. Here are the ways I believe we need to fix Social Security. First we need to use a different method of calculating the COLA, the method we should use is chained CPI. Next, we must gradually raise the retirement age to 68. Most seniors are working past the age of 65 and they are living longer. Second, we must gradually reduce scheduled benefits down to 30 percent by doing this it will slow the growth of Social Security and price index most of the benefits. Also we must reduce spousal benefits from 50 to 30 percent. Also we need to increase the years used from 35 years to 40 years. Also we need to include local and state employees into the Social Security system, because some of them are exempt. We need to also increase the social security tax to 2.01 percent. This increase is needed because right now we have a 75 year shortfall that is equal to 2 percent of taxable earnings. Also we need to raise the earning cap from 106,000 to 172,000. These fixes will keep Social Security Solvent for generation after generation.
Medicare and Medicaid also are broken and need to be fixed. Medicare and Medicaid make up for 21 percent of our budget. Medicare needs a two stage reform. In the first stage we must, restructure the role of supplemental insurance, also we must gradually increase the beneficiary premiums for Medicare, and finally we must fix the taxpayer subsidies for upper income seniors once this is done then we can eliminate the subsidies for wealthy seniors. Also we must restructure the way Medicare pays hospitals, there are some hospitals that are in Violation of laws and yet they still receive funding. Also under performing hospitals need to either fix their performance reviews or stop receiving funding from Medicare. Also we need to gradually raise the eligibility age to 68 over a 10 year period. We also need to eliminate restrictions which would allow Doctors and patients to contract privately for the services.
In the second stage, we need to allow seniors to opt out of traditional Medicare for a private health insurance that allows them to go to the best doctors. Also we need to merge all parts of Medicare into one single unit, which is financed with a single premium. Another area we need to fix in Medicare is the Fee for service fee; this fee is wasteful, unproductive, and cumbersome. The reason I call this
wasteful is because it starts problems between patients and their physicians.
In order to fix Medicaid we need to first put Medicaid back into the hands of the state government’s. We need to allow the states to develop, implement and manage their own Medicaid insurances. We need to make Medicaid a temporary solution for healthcare. I think states should adopt the Oregon model. Oregon has moved all of their Medicaid patients into coordinated care organizations. This is a plan that I think will be beneficial to Doctors and patients.
I will now talk about Defense and International Security Spending. Defense and International spending are a very important part of our budget. Defense and International spending makes up 19 percent of our budget. The first area we need to focus on is how much money we send to international countries for aid. I think Foreign aid needs to be given to countries on conditional basis. We should only be giving Foreign aid to countries that share our interests and our allies’ interests. Also we need to make sure these countries are not committing any kinds of human rights or humanitarian violations. Also I think in order for us to save money we need to cut foreign aid in half. Next we need to increase our troop levels by 46,000 by 2015. We need to expand benefits to our veterans. We need to replace the Joint Strike Fighter program with f-16’s and FA 18s. Also we need to reduce our US Navy Fleets to 250. This will save us about 170 billion dollars. We need to increase Homeland Security spending to 60 billion by doing this it will allow us to secure our borders more efficiently and it will help us fight off any terrorist attacks. We need to reverse the initiative that the Army introduced in 2007 which is known as “Grow the Army”. This initiative was to increase active and reservists personnel. If we reserve this program it will save us 110 billion dollars. By following these steps we can balance out our defense budget for 10 years.
The next area I will focus on is Social and Domestic spending. These programs take up 12 percent of our budget. We need to convert SNAP benefits in to Block grants. This will save us 180 billion dollars. Also we need to limit the highway funding and increase gas taxes and increase fees for aviation security. By increasing the gas tax it will allow the government to invest in highway projects without increasing our spending. This will save us about 130 billion dollars. Next we need to cut 30 billion from TANF gradually. By doing this it will save us 30 billion. Also we need to eliminate the New Market Tax Credit. This is a wasteful tax credit. If we eliminate this it will save us 50 billion. We need to cut k-12 educational funding by 10 percent. If we do this it will save us about 50 billion. Also we need close tax loopholes and reduce our business taxes. I know that some of these cuts are drastic but they are needed to balance our budget and get our fiscal house back in order.
We also have other programs that need to be cut or reduced. I think for all civilian and federal retirement benefits and poverty related benefits we need to use chained CPI. By enacting the Chained CPI program it will allow us to save 70 billion dollars. Also we need to reduce increases in civilian pay and we need to cap increases in Military pay. We need to also cut congressional pay and benefits by 15 percent. Also their staff’s pay and benefits need to be cut. Also we must reduce farm subsidies. By doing this it will save us 100 billion.
These programs that I have listed to be cut or reduced or eliminated. Will help us balance our budget. I will now talk about increasing revenue. These increases in Revenues will help us balance our budget also. We need to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans to 40 percent. People like Donald Trump, Ben Affleck, Beyoncé need to pay a 40 percent income tax rate for their income; furthermore, I think 5.6 percent surtax should be imposed on any income above 1 million. Also we need to raise taxes on capital gains. We need to also impose a Financial Crisis Responsibility fee. This fee will require large financial institutions to pay a fee to the taxpayers to compensate them for the TARP. This fee should be based off of the net worth of the institution and the size. We need to start making oil companies and big corporations pay taxes. Also I think we need to increase our gas tax by 10 cents per gallon. By doing this it will allow us to save 120 billion and it will allow us to reduce the use of gas and it will reduce carbon emissions drastically. We need to also cap the Child Tax Credit. Parents use this to get as much money from the IRS as possible and sometimes they use kids that don’t live with them.
My plan that I have introduced will lower our GDP to 44 percent by 2020 and keep it at a sustainable level by 2030 and beyond.
I will be talking about Social Security and its public policy problems. Social Security is a huge Public Policy problem in the United States today. The reason I say this is because people in congress and the president have not brought forth any solution to this broken system. Millions of Americans all over the US receive social security and depend on it to live their lives. Instead Congress and the president fixing the problem they are just making it worse by continuing to spend more, if they continue this spending then social security will be insolvent when I go to retire. Here are some ways to fix it first we must stop giving people who have not worked a job and we shouldn’t be given it to people who do not have a valid disability. We should make social security private and it should only be given to those individuals who are disabled or who are retired or retiring. Also we must protect social security’s funds from wasteful spending by congress and the president. The second way to fix the social security system is to stop giving former CEO’S and people with pension’s social security why should they be given extra money when they already receive some form of pension or 401k. The third way to fix social security is we must raise the retirement age to 68 and gradually raise it to 70, there are still seniors who want to work and should be able to work without being forced to retire at 65. The fourth step is we must implement chained CPI and we must stop giving Cost of Living Adjustments until we get the social security funding back to a surplus. If the government implements these steps I can guarantee you social security will be fully funded and it will be fiscally responsible program. If the democrats and the president continue to push their agenda of not reforming entitlements then our next generation will feel the wrath of a broken entitlement system.
It’s been more than two years and we still don’t have answers about what happened in Benghazi, Libya when four brave Americans were killed on September 11, 2012.
While the White House is doing its best to quietly and purposefully sweep this tragedy under the rug, we are Patriot Voices are refusing to back down.
We refuse to back down until former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comes out of the dark and starts answering the important questions about who knew what and when.
Former Secretary of State Clinton asked "what difference, at this point, does it make?" It makes a big difference. The truth matters, and the victims' families as well as the American people deserve to know what happened. Watch this video and help us demand that Hillary Clinton come clean on the following:
• Who knew what and when?
• Why were warnings ignored?
• Was there a cover up?
• Why were the talking points changed 12 times?
• Why did her spokesperson delete critical facts regarding the attacks?
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To: All members of the 114th United States Congress
I, the undersigned, a lover of liberty, an American patriot, and defender of the right to bear arms, do hereby implore you, our elected representatives, to protect our Second Amendment rights and stop efforts aimed at "universal background checks."
Recent incidents of heartbreaking gun violence have brought the issue of gun safety into the spotlight. Putting further restrictions on law abiding citizen-gun owners is not the answer.
We have gun laws in place, we need to work hard to enforce existing laws, not create new laws that do nothing to deter criminals and madmen.
The Second Amendment was drafted to protect our First Amendment rights, and according to my First Amendment right to petition, I expect review of this request, and will hold you accountable for your response to it.
Finally, I do hereby pledge to stand with Patriot Voices and conservative patriots nationwide in support of the Second Amendment and against efforts to implement "universal background checks."
National Petition for a Balanced Budget Amendment
Sponsored by Patriot Voices
To: All members of the 114th United States Congress
I, the undersigned, a lover of liberty, an American patriot, and a concerned citizen, do hereby implore you, our elected representatives, to immediately introduce, vote on, and pass a 28th amendment to the United States Constitution mandating a balanced budget.
A Balanced Budget Amendment would require by law that the federal government not spend more than it takes in and would ultimately cap federal spending at 18% of gross domestic product (GDP).
Because our country can't afford to continue down this unsustainable fiscal course any longer, I urge you to pass this Balanced Budget Amendment before completing the federal budget for the coming fiscal year.
According to my First Amendment right to petition, I expect full compliance with this request, and will hold you accountable and responsible for fulfilling it.
Finally, I do hereby pledge to stand with Rick Santorum, Patriot Voices, and conservative patriots nationwide in support of fiscal sanity, accountability, and a balanced budget.
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The “No Budget, No Pay Act” would require members of Congress to forgo pay for every day after October 1 that they don’t adopt a budget and pass all of its spending bills. Once members approved a spending plan and appropriated the money, they would start receiving paychecks again but couldn’t collect any retroactive pay. The premise is simple: don’t do your job and you don’t get paid.
Sounds logical enough. When you are in the private sector, if you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid or worse you get fired. We should expect the same from our elected officials.
Remarkably, Congress hasn’t passed a budget since 2009. The United States faces its most serious financial crisis and Senate Democrats could not be bothered to write a budget because budgets force people to make choices. This has to change.
In the longer term, we need a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution so the federal government has to balance its budget like our states do. And in the short term, we need a new law to start the process of fiscal reform today. The “No Budget, No Pay Act” is a good start.
Sign the petition below to support the “No Budget, No Pay Act.” You can also obtain contact information for your Senator and Member of Congress. Please call or email them and tell them to vote for the “No Budget, No Pay Act” (S. 1981 and H.R. 3643). You can access a sample letter here that you can cut, paste, add your own personalization and then email to your Member of Congress and Senator.
Americans develop a budget within their household. We should be able to rely on our lawmakers to do the same for our nation. This is a core constitutional and job responsibility.
Right now in America we have a huge problem with Illegal Immigration. Are borders are not secure. We are giving illegal immigrant children a free ride with this new executive order that President Obama signed. Why should those kids be given a free ride to stay here when they broke the laws.i do not support any kind of amnesty. If you break our laws you need to be deported back to your country of origin. So many states spend billions of dollars a year on catering to the illegal immigrants why dont states use that money to boost their government and help the people of their state find jobs. For example California spend 22.5 billion a year on illegal immigration. I am going to lay out a broad plan on how to deal with this crisis.
1. We need 40,000 national guard troops deployed to the Mexico border to secure it. We need unmanned drones to help find immigrants that escape from border patrol or who are hiding. State governments should
2. We must boost the E-Verify system. We must fine employers hefty amounts for hiring illegal immigrants. We must make English the official language of America. We must revise the 14th amendment of our constitution to if a child is born here to one parent of whom is a US citizen than that child is a US citizen.
3. We must ban Illegal immigrant from recieving any kind of Public Assistance from the state where they reside. Public Asssistance is only given to American citizens and the only reason the illegal immigrants get it is because their children our born here. By banning them it will save states billions of dollars a year. Give employers who hire illegal immigrants a tax break if they hire Americans to do those jobs.
So this is my plan that i have put forth to solve our illegal immigration problem. I hope everyone comments on it.
Tell President Obama: Stop Gutting Welfare Reform!1,052 signatures
President Obama has spent the better part of his time in office abusing the power of the presidency. Whether it’s his administration not enforcing immigration laws, stopping the enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act or illegally placing a moratorium on offshore drilling, the list is long, troubling, and it keeps growing.
Just recently, President Obama chose yet again to dismiss the actions of Congress from more than 15 years ago by gutting the work requirements in the welfare reform bill of 1996. Just like that, he essentially rewrote this legislation and transformed its intent.
This welfare bill ended a federal entitlement for the first time, and proved a success as welfare caseloads dropped by nearly half, and child poverty among affected groups plummeted.
But times have changed. Today, thanks to President Obama, big government and welfare has made a comeback. Now, 1 in 4 children in America is on food stamps and living in historically high levels of poverty.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with President Obama. If you agree, please make your voice heard by signing our petition today.