Pass a bill that: Require a national draft for a citizens army to fight the war. Requires family members of congress to be first in line in the draft. Increase the tax rate to pay for not only the war but the vets to get decent health care after their service. During wars, suspend all payments to CEO and Senior managers of the military industrial complex Watch how many wars we fight then.
Reinstate the selective service system. Citizen soldiers are less likely to fire on unarmed civilians than a professional military. Expand the system to include non-military options of public service. make all people that complete their service eligible for a free college education at a state university. Exclude predatory for profit colleges from participation.
Abolish the CIA. They admit that they lie to the Federal Government, and therefore anything they say is suspect. For the money they spend our government can get better quality information. Our nation does not need to have on our national payroll thugs that behave in unspeakably vile and savage ways.
Reform the WTO and revise free trade agreements to reflect our priorities. To respond to climate change and grow the middle class, we will have to create resilient communities with strong local economies. Policies that encourage sustainable energy and agriculture, such as buy local provisions in RPS policies and environmental standards for imports, should be exempt from lawsuits through the WTO. Any new trade agreements, such as the TPP or TTIP, should include these same provisions,
If war is declared, the children and grandchildren of the members of Congress as well as the children and grandchildren of the board of directors of any corporation that profits from the war, be it gun maker, tank maker, jet maker, or bank, shall be drafted and put on the FRONT Lines. I guarantee ther will be fewer wars.
We need to be taking care of the men and women that are coming home, FIRST! Before sending more troops overseas. Stop treating our Vets like 2nd class citizens and treat them like the like the people that dedicated and risked their lives to protect the USA. We as USA citizens. Shouldn't have to start 3rd party companies. To help take care of the Vets that are ignored and pushed on the back burner. By the VA! Take care of the soldiers we have NOW! Before creating new ones and putting more at risk
Between now and the 2018 Federal FY Budget Cycle, require the Pentagon to completely review all its Commands, programs, equipment, etc. for redundancy, usefulness and out-datedness, Taking measures to decommission, consolidate and revise as soon as possible. All purchases thereafter shall be made on the market and not through 'Special Contracts' wherever possible.
The US was founded as a light for the people and for progress, and OPPOSED to the predatory, belligerent colonial nations of the time. We have FORGOTTEN that, and our worst time has been since World War II, funding colonial interests in Vietnam etc., and always FIGHTING. WHO makes us do this? Congress must 1) state its TOP goal is finding who does this to us, and 2) make clear that we are ON THE SIDE OF the poor third world around us, and will focus more on diplomacy & friendship than war.
Evef since WWII this country has given away billions of dollars in foreign aid. If the Congress is looking for ways to cut the budget, this is a prime area to do so. The American taxpayer deserves to know which nations receive this aid; for what purpose; how it is used; how much is wasted; and which govt. dept. or individual doles out our hard earned $$$. Let's shed some sunshine on this secretive boondoggle!!
End the support of the illegitimate Ukrainian government that was installed by neo-Nazis by a coup d'état in violation of that democracy's constitution. This government is conducting war on the people of the Donetsk and Luhgansk regions, who want no part in the celebration of Nazi collaborators or in suppression of their civil rights. Washington has supported the illegal coup and the subsequent Ukrainian government's waging war on the people it claims to be its own citizens.
Amend the constitution to read: IF A CHILD IS BORN OF LEGAL IMMIGRANTS, THEN THEY ARE GIVEN CITIZENSHIP WHEN BORN HERE,. ONLY THEN.... NO MORE ANCHOR BABIES...THIS WILL ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM WITHIN TEN YEARS, THAT WE HAVE NOW. WE ARE THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT HAS THIS STIPULATION, IT IS A WAY OF CLOSING THE BOARDERS WITHOUT FORCE.
Rewrite Title 38, which governs the actions of the VA and include a bill of rights clause, placing standards and timelines for the adjudication of claims. Revise the system so that veterans can have legal assistance at any point during the adjudication process. If timelines are not met then veterans should be able to have their claims moved to federal appeals court.