Lets Talk! (Timing) (12/06/2010)
Today our major informers are directing us to know these things;
A) The plan of a 10 year tax cut avoided debate in the senate with a better than good chance that 10 years hence, which is now, the will to let it expire would be weak.
B) The unemployed can get a temporary extension of their meager and questionably earned support only if the wealthy get a substantial extension of their questionably earned income.
C) We are being told that President Obama is not a strong leader for if he were then we would have extensions of unemployment pay and the wealthy would be put in a position to pay down our debt. The fact that both benefit our paying down of debt is also in the gossip of it all.
Actually what we have is a timing problem.
1) We elect our president for a 4 year term with an unspoken stipulation that he will be considered a failure if he does not win two terms.
2) Under this format our president really only has 12 to 18 months to give support toward an issue he chooses to be of worth.
3) If that issue coincides with failures brought forward by the predecessor then even his 12 to 18 months are in jeopardy.
All this has combined to give us the following common goals to come together on;
a) We have a mighty debt.
b) Actual payment against it will have to come from “The People”.
c) Actual reduction of this debt’s increasing numbers will have to come from a reduction in “The Peoples” benefits.
“The People” can do this and will but if “The People” are smart they will attach a little ear mark onto the big plan: Future representatives of “The People” will be required to serve “The People”, rich and poor.
If we need to have a new Constitutional Convention to spell this out then lets do so and while we are at it lets consider an amendment which better allows a duly elected president to have a realistic time to perform his duty.
One Six Year Term Only — Anyone?
Submitted on 2010/12/07 at 2:18 pm (Davis)
One six year term is a very good idea. It would allow the President in office to carry through with his agenda and it would eliminate the campaign struggle that interrupts the two 4 year terms.