Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Roseanne 2016

I am really hoping that Roseanne Barr runs again in 2016.  In 2012, she came in 6th in the election and was only on 2 state ballots!  I don't usually drop a big political post, but I wanted to get this out there before everyone is so BOGGED DOWN by election bullshit.

When elections start to come around, I tend to spend a weekend looking at all the candidates.  I always want to know their platforms.  That's how I come up with my choices.  I could care less about political parties.  Its all about platforms and, secondly, their background (can they do what they say?).  Picking a candidate to support is like picking the lesser of the evils.  Remember: if it is too good to be true, than it probably is.

I like Roseanne.  I grew up watching her TV show.  I like how she gets right in your face on issues.  I like that she has her own macadamia nut farm and isn't isolated from the real world.  I don't like all of her platform issues, but I like most of them.  I also think she would shake things up!

Here are Roseanne's platform issues (Collected from News Sources):

  • OBLITERATION OF THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM: I will achieve this by becoming the first Green Party President of these United States as a result of our victory in the 2012 general election. I also believe it's essential to do away with the Electoral College.
Roseanne 2015
  • CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE: I will introduce a Constitutional Amendment that will end corporate personhood and remove the unfair advantage that corporations have in influencing the decisions made in Washington. If it doesn't think, breathe and bleed, it's not human. It's not even a dog. I will then take this one crucial step further and embrace current efforts to remove all money from our electoral process.
  • ECONOMIC JUSTICE: As President of the United States, I will reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 as well as bringing back the financial transaction tax that, for pennies on the dollar, will be a windfall for social programs in danger of being cut. I will remove the immoral cap on FICA tax for the rich. I will rewrite labor laws so that U.S. companies are bound by them even when they try to skirt them by shipping jobs overseas. This will effectively roadblock mega-corporations from outsourcing production to countries with immoral, inadequate and nonexistent labor laws. Our jobs will stay here in the United States of America where they belong. I will close the loopholes that allow some of our nation's most profitable corporations to get away with not paying any taxes at all.
  • HEALTH CARE NOT WARFARE: Not only will I bring home all U.S. troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Mexico and the Horn of Africa, but I will also permanently shut down the 1,000-plus foreign U.S. military bases around the world. This would save more than enough money to implement a singlepayer health care system in the United States. Guantanamo Bay will remain open and that is where I will send anyone who opposes this plan. Just kidding on that last part.
  • LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA: I'm sick and tired of this medical marijuana sham. All marijuana is medicinal and we have to stop pretending that there is some sort of moral superiority to calling some of it medical.
    I will legalize all marijuana and all drugs in general. Drug education will be offered and treatment plans will be put in place for abusers. Sweeping the problem under the rug by turning non-violent abusers into criminals only exacerbates the problem by pretending that real solutions don't exist. Behold the Greening of America!
  • Reconfigure American Diets
  • Fight for Gay Rights
  • Forgive all student loans, homeowner debt, and credit card debt by "kicking out" the Federal Reserve
  • Prison TimeShe believes prison time should be reserved for violent criminals—with the exception of the Wall Street bankers who have “defrauded the working class and middle class,” she says. “Those people should be in jail.”
Unfortunately, I tend to go for the people who don't make it to the popular top 2.  I hope I'm not jinxing this for Roseanne.  Readers - it doesn't matter to me if you agree or not.  I'm doing this in order to spread the knowledge of who is running.  Urge your electorial congress to vote how you want them to vote!  Popular vote (voting by the people) doesn't elect a president - the electorial congress elects the president.

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