YOU ARE DICTATOR OF THE UNITED STATES: What would you do?

Title says it all. You can pass whatever legislation you like with no opposition. What would you do with your power? What would help our country?

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Jun 5, 2021 - 11:25pm

Making paternity tests mandatory at birth. Would prevent so many fathers from raising kids that aren't theirs. Holding women accountable for their actions. 

(2) I would make divorces more amicable. Not sure how exactly but I feel like divorces favor women in a lopsided way and should we correct this, way more people are likely to get married now that there is less financial risk involved. Idk making it so rather than 50%, the spouse gets no more than 33%?

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Jun 6, 2021 - 4:02am

Brightcake

Why is America the only western first world country that debates abortion so much?

Because abortion is killing the innocent who can't fend for themselves.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jun 6, 2021 - 4:02am

Brightcake

Why is America the only western first world country that debates abortion so much?

Because we can without being arrested under the premise of "hate speech".

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Jun 6, 2021 - 4:02am

This so much. We've created a society where it's considered okay to murder a child. I don't prescribe to some NEVER abortion stance, but you can't tell me that after the first trimester that it isn't a person. There should be some leeway (up to 3 months MAX) and then it should be a hard stance against murder. Anything past 4 months is a person. It's reprehensible to say otherwise.

My past experiences all included birth control and/or Plan B immediately. I'm not sure who the fuck doesn't do this anyways.

Jun 6, 2021 - 4:02am

1) Deport the libs

2) Various Constitutional changes to prevent the libs from coming in again

3) Step down, see the country prosper why the libs cry in their failed societies and laugh at them.

edit: looking at the thread, I have to point out to everyone, virtually every single thing you want to achieve will be achieved once the libs are no longer part of society. It's like 10000 birds with one stone.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

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Jun 6, 2021 - 4:02am

Mandatory ID proving you are over 18 to watch porn with legal repercussions if you try to circumvent this using VPNs, fake IDs etc. 

Introduce content rating systems, similar to the ones you can find on movies (PG, 18+, etc.), on everything from music videos to instagram posts which would encourage companies to stop relying on sex to sell content.

Outright ban on onlyfans and twitch thots.

-> Our society is constantly bombarded with sex. Tighter controls would alleviate a lot of the mental issues seen amongst teens and young adults, both male and female.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 6, 2021 - 4:02am

I'm not a fan of sex culture either, but this is downright idealistic. Look up the temperance and prohibition movements

Jun 6, 2021 - 4:02am

Raise the corporate tax rate for large corporations  , but reduce the tax rate for small and regional businesses

Require any business that imports products into the US to pay their workers a minimum wage in USD equivalent and file periodic reports involving working conditions

Eradicate the humanities and social sciences departments  from colleges and universities (only STEM + business * law allowed for undergrad and grad)

Break up FB, Google, etc. into multiple businesses

Strive for the US to be 100% self sufficient

Privatize all education (but with only the certain departments above allowed) and offer low income families vouchers to pick the school 

Deport all illegal immigrants back to their home nation (and finish the border wall)

Mass media campaign on the dangers of socialism and communism

Make all people (including homeless) who receive government benefits to work on public infrastructure and related bureaucratic low skill tasks (no free lunch) 

Provide reskilling courses in the evenings for the same people who are working during the day 

Increased use of the death penalty for crimes included murder with intent, rape, assault, etc. but only if there is 100% proof of guilt (video recording).

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Jun 6, 2021 - 4:02am

only 1 of these is sarcastic, and most of these are hairbrained ideas I've often thought of but wrote out hastily, the spirit of my points is pretty solid even if I've fudged some of the explanation

1. immediately put in term limits for legislature and government appointed positions (those where there's no open application process), no more than 12 years. make a term limit for myself of 2 terms of 6 years and make there be a democratic election in 6 years

2. fix social security through more liberal investment policy, life expectancy keeping up with reality, and expansion of tax base

3. ban lobbyists

4. complete overhaul of tax code eliminating loopholes and favoritism of certain industries. I wrote about this at length elsewhere, but eliminate all deductions that aren't generating another tax. as an example, employee wages should be deductible since those are taxed at W2 level, but eliminate the deductibility of interest on debt. also, why TF do we have a QBI deduction or favoritism for RE development? business decisions should be made on intrinsic merits, not tax incentives

5. reinstate redundancy and self sufficiency in most everything so we don't have shit like the chip shortage and a devastating power outage in a state that has the most energy in the continental 48

6. break up most unions

7. mandate that legislators have a blood relative going into a combat zone for which they authorize invasion/occupation

8. ban politicians from private employment in the industries they regulate/oversee. no more Ben Bernanke going to work for PIMCO, Bob Rubin going to Shittibank, Tim Geithner going to Warburg Pincus, and ditto goes to speaking tours. public servitude should NOT be a golden ticket. nothing wrong with making money, but using your post as a means to an end is not what public service was intended for

9. end racial classifications on all federal documents including the census, mandate all states and any institution that receives any federal aid (including tax breaks or 501c3 status) to do the same. this would enable us to further policy based upon socioeconomic need, which may solve many of the same problems we're discussing today, but categorization is idiotic

10. make skin in the game a theme for EVERYTHING. student loans sit on balance sheets of the schools issuing them, bankers for FDIC insured institutions sharing in risk taking they offload to clients (e.g. bonus pays out when bond matures/meets call date, not when the debenture is signed). the theme is this - if you're getting protection from taxpayers, you better have skin in the game to not fuck over taxpayers. if you're not seeking tax breaks or FDIC coverage, the free market is still operative, but the free lunch is not. 

11. eliminate subsidies on corn and soy in favor of regenerative farming practices for ruminants (either free range bison or cattle)

12. treat ISPs the same way we treat telephone providers, free and open should be the goal here

13. invade canada - we want all the maple syrup

14. legalize all drugs for recreational use by adults and regulate contents for purity

15. ban advertising by drug manufacturers

16. get the FDA to correct the record on things like red meat, cholesterol, sodium, soda and bread. ban substances not naturally occurring from being food.

17. formulate a plan to end single use plastics or at least have it be 100% sustainable (either biodegradable ones or something similar)

18. make a pre-requisite to public service be at least 1 guided experience with a classic psychedelic

19. mandate conscription - 2 years

20. mandate all financial and political commentators/guests when speaking about things to the public have their personal portfolio (in percent, not dollars) disclosed alongside their comment. ditto for forecasters having their track record disclosed on everything, and research analysts having their accuracy ratings public knowledge. regardless of that half baked disclaimer "this is not investing advice" it is in fact investing advice, and should be treated with the same or higher levels of scrutiny than PWM because it's reaching millions, not a few hundred HNW families. I realize this would nuke the careers of jim cramer and most equity research analysts, but I say good riddance. if you opine on something about which you don't have a track record, people ought to know your accuracy and weigh the potential impacts accordingly

21. any time a normal distribution/correlation/regression analysis is used to justify a policy, either disallow that data or mandate that it must go to external organizations (e.g. think tanks, universities) for private review. too many times we've used policies that assume economics is a hard science and can be observed as such, when it's so very clearly not

22. also, since I'd be all powerful, I'd immediately host a dinner with Queens Letizia of Spain and Rania of Jordan, for rapport purposes obviously

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