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jimmyt BS: The Democratic Mandate (32) RE: BS: The Democratic Mandate 05 Nov 08

Let me start out and congratulate the Obama Campaign for a resounding win, and seeming to zone in on what the majority of people are concerned about. Here are some things I would like to see:

1 Keeping the balance on the Supreme Court to make sure the Right to Choice is safe.

2 Development of the right to same-sex marriages, unions, whatever, to protect coupoules and allow the spouse to the same benefits of insurance and estates as are given to heterosexual couples.

3 Shutting down all prisoners ie Gitmo, where prisoners are not treated with the same legal system as are given to all American citizens. RIght to a fair trial

4 Making healthcare affordable. This means a means of controling liability of healthcare workers from frivilous lawsuits and trying to eliminate the CYA tests that are a part of healthcare on every patient every day. Government regulation of insurance companies so theat they provide the services they should. I daily deal with a dozen or more insurance companies who are simply trying to screw the insured patient out of benefits either by loophole or simply swamping the patient with a sea of unnecessary paperwork.

5 A new opportunity to reeastablish our friendships with other nations that we have lost during the cowboy years of George W Bush.

6 MOving toward total energency independence in a 10 year period. Solar, WInd, Tide, Oil Shale, Offshore and anwar drilling,clean coal,nuclear,etc. And an incentive to consumers to learn to conserve. Putting a tax on vehicles that get less than 20 MPG unless they are used totally for commercial use.

7 more utilization of shipping and railroad. Developing a network of passenger trains throughout AMerica.

8 totally rethinking our public assistance programs to force people to seek and keep gainful employment to qualify. I would like to see foodstamps and medicaide given to young families with small children and the families are working hard to better themselves. If we do not get this under control, we will soon have a welfare state.

9 Legalize marajuana. Stop burdening the police depts and courts with this and let them spend their time on better things. Make enforcement and penalties for other drugs more aggressive than they are now.

10 Fair Tax   Do away with the income tax system totally. Tax only on consumption. Fair across the board

Well, THis is a good start on what I would like to see. COming from a social conservative, I hope some of you can agree on some issues.

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