Originally Posted by SDW2001
Let me be the first to say it. Now:
That is a very sporting and charitable response, as obvously you are a strong GOP supporter...
1. Please don't waste time impeaching Bush. You'll look dumb.
Pelosi has already stated her intentions on impeachment. I don't think anyone's going to try to impeach him during the remainder of his term. After January, 2008, though, there will be some very interesting developments... Watch this space
2. Please don't raise taxes...even on the "rich." You'll hurt the economy.
To impose "supertax" on the very wealthiest isn't going to make any difference. Many very very wealthy people go to great lengths in paying teams of attorneys and tax accountants to set up schemes to legally
avoid large tax bills. A relative of mine works for one such company, and he's described some of these schemes which are incredible and totally befuddling
in their legal and technical complexity.
3. Please deal with immigration. Please.
Agreed 100%. Please, please deal with immigration, and do it properly. Rather than some harebrained scheme like building a fence, or border militias like the "minutemen", or prioritizing the busting of those unfortunate folk who are just trying to earn some money for their families, have a go at the crooks in business who knowingly employ illegal immigrants, and bring them to account, and also those who advertise services and jobs for illegal immigrants on the border. Believe me, when a few CEOs do a month or two in jail, and their firms, as a result, stop employing illegals, the flood of immigrants will dry up to a trickle. You don't fix a broken dam by trying to plug the holes on the downstream side.. you fix it at the source. Also, lets put some major pressure, financial and diplomatic, on the Mexican Government... their policies are partially responsible for the current and ongoing invasion of the US.
4. Please don't investigate everyone under the sun and then investigate the investigators who investigated in the first place.
There are two appalling outrages that need investigating now, and the perps brought to justice.
First was the debacle that was the response to Hurricane Katrina. Michael Chertoff should have been SO FIRED
for his rank incompetence. No, as you were: he should be on trial for criminal negligence in the 2nd worst federal fvck up in US history.
The other incident, (which will probably end up as an even more lasting disaster than Katrina) which must be investigated with no expense spared, is the widespread sickness resulting from 9/11 victims, from breathing in the toxic dust and smoke that enveloped New York for up to 2 months following the attacks. Cheney's office should be a prime target in the probe... as that was where the order to block (and deliberately distort) the EPA's report and analysis on the toxicity of the dust and the extreme dangers of breathing in the fumes, originated. It has been estimated that as a result of this criminal coverup, the death toll from mesothelial cancers, asbestosis and other chronic and fatal conditions resulting from people not taking adequate precautions (because they were told that "the air is safe to breathe and the water is safe to drink", within the next decade and a half will exceed the actual death toll (2947) by a factor of perhaps 5 times.
5. Please don't pull us out of Iraq before the end of next year.
As a long term trend, things are going downhill in Iraq. It will be easier on Iraq, and the M.E. in general to pull them out now, rather than wait 18 months.
and most imporantly:
Thank God we don't have to watch anymore stupid goddamned ads!
Another "I concur 100% "..