There is very little new in this book, what’s a little different is solutions, but even the solutions aren’t that new. In the news, global warming, and the need to reduce carbon emissions—in the seventies, surveys showed that most Americans thought solar and wind energy would replace oil. In the eighties, nineties, and the first decade of the new century, surveys show that people believe solar and wind energy will be important solutions to America’s dependence on foreign oil and global warming. People believe in global warming and they believe in solar energy—Al Gore and others are preaching to choir.
The oil industry have turned environmental concerns about global warming into a political issue—a conservative/liberal thing. A few conservative talk show hosts try to convince us that global warming is a farce mostly with amusing sound bites—but we all breathe the same air, we all need the planet to survive, and most of us aren’t willing to take a chance on global warming.
If Al Gore wants to be a leader, he should lead. America needs a plan. How can we build and install solar panels on every home in America at an affordable cost? Don’t say more tax breaks, it doesn’t work, and the tax breaks have pushed up the cost of solar arrays—the cost of solar panels is out of reach for the majority of Americans. Outlined, in this book, is a solution, solar easements—allowing the city or state to build solar panels on our roofs. Don’t like it, offer a better plan. Offer any plan, the planet is desperate. We need affordable solar panels on our homes, so let’s figure out how to build them. Don’t say we can’t do it, whenever the government, business, and American citizens put their collective minds and efforts together, things get done. The biggest obstacle is greed. Solar easements and All-electric zones would reduce the price of oil and the stock markets would drop by twenty percent or more. Greed is overriding their common sense. Ironically, the American dollar’s value is lower than any time in our history and the future value of the dollars is dubious.
The health care system outlined in this book is a triple tier system, something America doesn’t have now, and something few other countries have—but the General Hospital System is not new, it’s similar to military health care.
A flat tax, cashless economy, retirement reform, national sales tax, radio frequency chips all of things that have been discussed in the news for the last thirty years—its old news. National Identity Cards and legal reform—nothing new there. These solutions have a zero chance of becoming law under the current quagmire of special interest groups, politicians, and multinational corporations.
Legalizing drugs and hookers—American’s are sick of the war on drugs, it’s unwinnable. Sanctimonious politicians and reporters love to destroy people’s lives because of a basic biological drive—prostitution should be legalized and regulated.
There is too much talk about problems and not enough talk about solutions. The solutions that politicians find are mostly program add-ons for unworkable programs or the government throws money at the problem—like the avian flu. America needs solutions and if the current group of politicians can’t solve some problems, the American middle class needs to force reform on the government.
Outlined are changes in the constitution—amendments that need to be addressed in a constitutional convention and ratified by state governments.
2)National Identification Card
3)Basic criteria to vote—a high school diploma and picture identification card
4)Buying back Congress
6)Flexible fueled hybrids and renewable energy
7)Government-owned chartered companies and road construction
8)Banning toll roads
9)Nationalizing the electrical grid
10)Fixing the Post Office
11)Reducing waste and setting standards
12)Ending legal and illegal immigration until the federal debt is paid and the budget is balanced
13)American citizenship—marriage, anchor babies, adoption, and political asylum
14)Secure Borders—the Border Patrol
15)Banning Middle Eastern, Afghani, and Pakistani Muslims from the United States
16)China should dominate a guest worker program
17)Private Retirement Account (PRA)—banning government and private programs and replacing them with a PRA
18)Separating Social Security from the Federal Government
19)Cutting Social Security benefits for the wealthy
20)Military disability, widow’s pension, and disability insurance
21)Social Security cut in half for out of country recipients
23)Electronic Social Security checks
24)Banning government employees from joining unions, striking, or work slowdowns—firing workers
25)An amendment ending Medicare and Medicaid and establishing a General Hospital System