The Solution

This page presents the overall solution we can create to solve the economic problem once we've dismantled the social-issues roadblock.  We begin by reasserting our courageous alliance that makes implementation of our overall solution possible.  We then present the 10 foundational solutions to the 10 foundational problems.  Next we list the specific modifications to our socioeconomic system that are necessary to accomplish the foundational solutions, the specific systemic modifications that our elected officials must clearly declare they support in order to get our votes.

Our Courageous Alliance

We know what the problems are that we simply must solve.  We know why we haven't solved them previously due to the roadblock and we know how to dismantle that psychological roadblock in each of our lives so that we will no longer be seduced into being complicit in doing nothing of consequence to solve these problems.

Now we must create the solutions to the problems.

The solutions to the problems flow naturally from having accurately defined those problems.

But presenting the problem solutions that candidates need to embrace in their speeches and websites is not enough.

We must be resolved in our alliance that we will not waver, we will not falter, in our courageous alliance together, we the people of the United States of America, that we will be true in support of our alliance and in requiring that candidates for office embrace all of our foundational solutions, no exceptions, along with the specific modifications to our socioeconomic system that will effect those solutions.

Being faithful to our cause, like those who fought for our independence 240 years ago were faithful to the cause and course of creating our country, no exceptions, will be the glue that holds us patriotically together to achieve our united purpose of creating prosperity for the scores of millions of Americans without it today.

Knowing this, we can now turn our attention to presenting these solutions, the modifications to our socioeconomic system that need to be made to secure that prosperity of which we speak, the modifications to our socioeconomic system about which each serious candidate for office must clearly declare as follows for all to easily see if they want our votes:

"I completely support the Powerful American Political Alliance."

It is to this process of creating prosperity for all that we dedicate our problem-solving efforts.

The Foundational Solutions:

The foundational problems that must be solved were determined and presented in "The Problem" page of this website.

Naturally, each of these problems must be addressed with the goal of solving that problem.

The following 10 foundational solutions must therefore be created:

1.  We must patriotically view our fellow Americans as valued members of our national family.

2.  We must productively depend upon ourselves, ending our dependency on wage-slave labor.

3.  We must manage our population to prevent a demand on resources that exceeds supply. 

4.  We must own the companies and property on our soil and reclaim our foreign debt.

5.  We must make cooperative productive peace between management and labor in America. 

6.  We must lower the costs of foundational necessity basic needs. 

7.  We must lower our national and citizenry debt. 

8.  We must provide for the needs of our dependents: our children and seniors. 

9.  We must make our government become more efficient and accountable to we the people. 

10. We must put an end to our damaging rescue-and-exploit foreign policy

The following is an explanation of each of these 10 foundational solutions:

1.  We must patriotically view our fellow Americans as valued members of our national family.

If we are to have any chance of succeeding in this alliance to create prosperity for the scores of millions of American citizens suffering today, we must view every American citizen as family, a valued member of our national family of Americans.

We care about our children, our parents, our siblings, other relatives and friends and coworkers and all, people we know, people we really know and with whom we relate every day and on festive special occasions.

We have a special bond with these specific people.  So when they suffer, we can feel that suffering as well to a degree, sometimes like it's happening to us our self.

It's easier to see the special people in our life and how they're doing and feel with them and for them all.  It's thus easier to care about them as fellow American citizens, to make that natural and accurate connection, that they are all Americans in our family of Americans as are we.

But even those citizens of our country you don't know, have never met, have never even seen or heard of, they too are a part of our American family, valuable members all, and they have loved ones, just like we do, whom they care for and who care for them.

These people you don't know and perhaps never met, they've fought in wars and died or suffered terrible injury to protect your liberty and justice.  They've worked hard at their job to help put food on your table and clothes in your closet.  They've built your home, your work building, many of your cars, and the roads to get you to and from your home and work.  They've dug the coal from our mines and pumped the oil from our wells to give you energy to light your home and fuel your car.  They've performed the surgery that restored your sight and repaired your clogged arteries.  They counseled you when you thought all was lost.  They've entertained you when you needed a lift, fed you when you wanted a meal, and cleaned up after you when you made a mess.

These unknown Americans in your life, some whom you've barely met or will never see again, they all are Americans, just like you, and whether they have been fortunate to be prosperous or whether they are now among the scores of millions of us painfully struggling for economic survival, they, like us all, like you and your family and friends and all those you know, they are a part of your American family, and if they suffer, not only are you likely going to feel the negative effects of their suffering, so too will our nation be greatly weakened in being able to defend itself, not only both militarily and demographically, but economically as well.

We must now simply tell and discipline ourselves to immediately begin viewing every fellow American as an ally in patriotism, not only in our cause here, but to the great strengthening benefit of our nation, and to let no irrelevant incidental characteristic of our fellow American citizens detract in any way from our valuing and respecting them as true Americans, patriotic brothers and sisters all.

Together, we will stand strong, celebrating each other and our country, not just with fireworks on the Fourth of July, but every day and in every way.

This we now do, and we make this new patriotic attitude the unifying problem-solving theme, to make our country strong, and to restore prosperity for all.

2.  We must productively depend upon ourselves, ending our dependency on wage-slave labor.

We have cost so many of our fellow Americans their living-wage job because during critical times in our history we caved to foreign influence of money and power at the cost of continuing to protect the jobs and livelihoods of our fellow American citizens, which we did by taking away their job and giving it to a person in another country who worked for peanuts.

We set so many of our subprime citizens up to fail in this manner which directly lead years later to the crash of the Great Recession that nailed so many more of us.

This unethical disregard for our fellow Americans not only made our nation economically weaker in lost self-sufficiency, over time this cold, callous behavior of outsourcing, offshoring, and insourcing away the jobs of our fellow citizens numbed us as to the painful egregious and sadly sometimes deadly damage we did to them, completely sacrificing scores of millions of our own people, so that others of us who were spared from suffering the same fate might not have to pay as much for this or that item as in the past, which, of course, had the unintended consequence of reducing the wage scales of our people who were lucky enough to keep their jobs while stagnating the development of the countries whose people we wage-enslaved into horrid working conditions.

This terribly unpatriotic and divisive behavior simply has to stop!

We must stop being immorally wage-slave dependent on foreign countries who treat their own people terribly and instead we need to become more self-reliant and self-sufficient ourselves again and for the additional autonomous benefit of our country's ability to make economic decisions on its own when we need to make such decisions.   We must stop egregiously causing our own fellow Americans to so suffer and instead we need to do all we can to help them keep their life-essential jobs and thereby also keep our nation truly economically sound.  And we must stop exploiting people in other countries and instead teach them how to create their own healthy economic structure so that they may survive and thrive in healthy working environments on their own and truly progress as a people and nation.

This is a huge imperative if our country is to continue as a truly sovereign nation while making good friends abroad.

3.  We must manage our population to prevent a demand on resources that exceeds supply.

Our cities, roads, classrooms, and hospitals are way over-crowded, our drinkable water supply is dwindling and our breathable air supply is threatened in many urban areas.

This has happened, not only because we didn't do a good job of managing our own behavior and especially regarding dangerous pollution of our land and waterways, but because we carelessly looked the other way as we allowed way too many people to come into the country in the name of wage-slave cheap labor, seduced as we were by the promise of low consumer retail prices that never really materialized as we had hoped to compensate our citizens who lost their jobs as a result, costing us all in lost tax dollars they no longer paid.  Our fellow Americans who lost their jobs to comparative wage-slavers (many wage-slavers never paid taxes, especially if they were illegal aliens) subsequently had to live on welfare, additional huge welfare payments that cost additional tax dollars from those of us who were fortunate enough to have kept our jobs.

This also happened because we did almost nothing of consequence to help our people prevent undesired pregnancies nor did we encourage people to practice sensible family planning.

Now we're facing so many problems of population mismanagement that life in many cities and suburbs is so overcrowded and resources are so over-burdened, that we need to take strong corrective measures now or face a population catastrophe of over 700 million Americans by the year 2100, more than double our current population of around 322 million.  It's quite obvious, if we pay attention to the plight of millions of Americans in resource-strapped regions, that chaos would erupt throughout the land long before the year 2100 if we do not address and prevent this major catastrophe in the making.

We need to take our current growth rate of one additional person every 12 seconds and make that one less person every 12 seconds, or we'll never be able to solve our current population-resource mismanagement related problems, as the population change rate must be a negative number, not a positive number, if we are to succeed to any degree in this matter of managing our population with respect to available resources, especially with respect to non-renewable resources of land space, drinkable water, and breathable air.

There are ways to do this that are not draconian, but we need to begin now if we are to have any chance at all in solving our problems.  We can't procrastinate on this any longer.  Solving this foundational problem soon is an absolute must.

4.  We must own the companies and property on our soil and reclaim our foreign debt.

Our public national debt is nearly half owned by foreign countries and concerns, making it almost impossible for us to restructure financially and make other sovereign economic decisions in our best interest.

In addition, too many foreign entities (international consortiums, governments, individual citizens) own property in America, invoking ownership rights to significantly do as they please with our land that may exacerbate population and resource mismanagement against our wishes.

This is a serious problem that must be addressed if we're to recapture our autonomy as a nation and prevent subtle inroads of foreign influence into our nation's governing process.

We must find a way to stop selling our debt and land to other countries and begin reclaiming both, thereby ending these entangled economic alliances so that America is truly governed by Americans again.

5.  We must make cooperative productive peace between management and labor in America.

The past 50 years has seen a complete erosion of patriotic cooperation between management and labor, to the degree that so many millions of Americans suffer the listed economic adversities and our companies have had to flee our country just to survive.

Our capitalist system of socioeconomics, if left to its own devices, can easily create a major schism between management and labor if both are myopically focused only on the maximization of profits and the greatest remuneration respectively.  Add to the fact that ownership, management, and labor are also all consumers and the push-pull conflict can get pretty strong, sadly relegating unfortunate employees and companies to the status of collateral damage when the conflict lingers too long unresolved.

We aren't going to convert away from capitalism any time soon, to say the least.  So we must solve this endemic problem with a broad cooperative approach based on a patriotic respect for all American people and American companies.

To accomplish this we need to implement some good new rules of engagement between management and labor and we need to reimplement some once tried-and-true old rules as well.  Then we can get management and labor working together again for their mutual benefit, and that bodes well for resolving many of the listed adversities presented in "The Problem" webpage.

6.  We must lower the costs of foundational necessity basic needs.

As "The Problem" presented, income has gone up over the decades from 1955, but prices have increased considerably more, with the cost of college and healthcare having skyrocketed out of sight for scores of millions of Americans.

We somehow have to get these costs back down.  We can either lower costs or raise incomes across the board or some of both, but something has to be done.

This is not an easy task or one that can be accomplished overnight.  But we must commence working on this.  Getting Americans back to working for a living-wage will help.  But with what's happened to college and healthcare costs, we may have to make major changes in the structure of both, and do it without sacrificing quality.

We must make foundational necessities affordable again, as they were in 1955.  This is a daunting task, but too many of our citizens suffer because of this foundational problem.  It simply must be addressed.

7.  We must lower our national and citizenry debt.

Our government, with its infamous national debt, isn't the only one suffering from biting off more than they can financially chew.

Too many of our fellow Americans are also suffering similarly, with the average debt causing people to go deeper in the hole each year.

We must find a way to reduce our debt.  There are two ways to do that: 1) throw more money at it, and/or 2) stop excess spending.

Sadly, quite a number of us have had to go into debt just to keep a roof over our head.  But some spending is optional, and, in addition to getting prices down and incomes up to a more reasonable match between the two, we need to both get some debt relief for those in a major bind and we need to stop spending beyond our means.

There are ways to do all this that, once implemented, we will begin to see a lowering of both the citizenry and national debts.

8.  We must provide for the needs of our dependents: our children and seniors.

2.5 million American kids are homeless, 15.8 million of America's children are starving to some degree, 30.6% of the extended homeless found in shelters are over the age of 51, etc.

Our children and seniors are suffering the brunt of our lingering current economic crisis, and, due to their dependency associated limitations, they both lack the freedom-of-initiative independence to lift themselves out of their economic suffering.

We have got to do a better job of caring for these two ends of our population spectrum, which we can do by better taking care of the center of that spectrum, by providing our core working generations with plenty of living-wage job opportunities and not carelessly, callously taking those opportunities away.

If parents are working, they can take care of their kids' material needs.  If everyone pre-retirement age is working a living-wage job, they can accumulate both personal retirement savings and a higher Social Security retirement earning, and they can thus be better prepared for retirement when it occurs.

We need to supplement this basic solution with additional adequate support for the young and the old as needed.

9.  We must make our government become more efficient and accountable to we the people.

When dire problems exist and the government does either nothing or the wrong thing, when we the people have no immediate recourse to hold do-nothing and do-wrong government behavior sufficiently accountable, then the right thing will be forever getting accomplished.

This website's alliance will go a long way to improving the accountability of government officials.

But we need more.  We need to make it easier for the general citizen constituency to force the right action from government officials and the government officials need to quickly feel the appropriate repercussions from constituency when the right remedial action isn't happening fast enough.  We also need to make the process of government more efficient so that we don't get caught up wasting our elected officials' time with frivolous tasks, and we can set limits on how we allow lobbyists and government officials to consort.

There are these changes we can make, and more, to make government more efficient and accountable to we the people, thereby preventing some of the many mistakes in the past that contributed to the economic suffering of so many today. 

10.  We must put an end to our damaging rescue-and-exploit foreign policy.

Some time ago, likely associated with the Cold War and more recently continuing with our "petroleum diplomacy", we adopted a rescue-and-exploit foreign policy, whereby we offered or insisted upon providing aid in some way to selected countries in exchange for some kind of exploitation of those countries' labor (wage-slave workers) or resources (raw ore, crude, vegetation, and the like).

As a result, not only did we exploit and damage the natural resource structure of those countries, we subsidized the creation of intolerable health-and-life hazard working environments where workers were paid peanuts, and thus we cooperated in institutionalizing poverty in these countries, not to mention we thereby facilitated putting our own fellow Americans out of their jobs.

Sometimes we waged wars in order to do so, killing and injuring hundreds of thousands of people, all under the guise of "helping" them.

It is one thing to help people of another country when they truly request it and then work out some kind of fair trade agreement if they wish to repay us.

It's quite another to intervene offering little that was really not requested and for the purpose of coercing an overwhelming winning gain at the expense of damaging those people in some way and definitely making them dependent upon us.

This rescue-and-exploit foreign policy must come to an end.

If we can't conduct honest trade with a country, we must not do damage to that country or its people, even if some of that country's more unscrupulous officials attempt to entice us to do so.

It's time to put an end to coercing abuse-based dependency from comparatively powerless countries and instead help them to help themselves and only when they truly request it.  We will thereby be teaching their people how to be independent and create their own flourishing economy, and we'll be making better friends at the same time. 

The Specific Modifications To Our Socioeconomic System

Scores of millions of us American citizens suffer from one or more of the listed economic adversity hardships presented at the beginning of  "The Problem" page of this website.

In order to eliminate this listed suffering from our country we must create the foundational solutions to the foundational problems that created those specific hardships.

The foundational solutions guide us in determining the specific modifications to our socioeconomic system required to effect these solutions.

Here we present the list of these specific modifications.

Each item on this list addresses one or more of the foundational solutions.  Thus each specific modification is essential; no item on this list can be omitted without significantly compromising our chances of succeeding in solving the foundational problems and eliminating the associated suffering.

As we accomplish each item and tick it off our list, additional modifications will reveal themselves and we'll then add those items to the list.

Here is the current list of these specific modifications to our socioeconomic system:

  1. Reduce corporate taxes in general.

  2. Reduce business regulations in general.

  3. Create national business owner protection policy.

  4. Reduce individual taxes.

  5. Create national employee protection policy.

  6. Exact tax penalties on corporations that outsource, offshore and insource wage-slave labor.

  7. Provide tax breaks for businesses that hire Americans.

  8. Provide tax breaks for new domestic startup companies that replace foreign imports.

  9. Enact strong import tariffs.

10. Phase in a "if you make it there, you sell it there" requirement on our corporations with operations in other countries.

11. Increase the multi-national corporation tax.

12. Phased buy-back from foreign owners of controlling interest in American companies.

13. Corporate tax breaks for producers of "green" environmentally friendly products.

14. Corporate tax breaks for development of synthetic crude oil.

15. Subsidize pollution control costs.

16. Manage American resources to prevent overuse and depletion.

17. Implement policies to reduce the number of people in America.

18. Enforce current immigration, student visa, work visa, foreign visitor, etc. laws and procedures.

19. Improve border security.

20. Revise citizenship law ex post facto to mitigate abuse by illegal aliens.

21. Exact stiffer penalties on businesses that hire illegal aliens.

22. Create commutation of sentence for long-term illegal aliens and encourage the remainder to self-deport.

23. Require local citizenry vote to approve new business or residential development.

24. End employer involvement in personal/family healthcare insurance procurement.

25. Convert healthcare insurance companies to non-profit status, thereby lowering the cost of healthcare insurance.

26. Transfer covered healthcare decisions from insurance carriers to healthcare provider and patient.

27. Enact uniform healthcare cost controls.

28. Stricter enforcement of existing criminal law.

29. Corporate tax breaks for development and subsidized distribution of high-tech conception-prevention "birth control" pills.

30. Motivate everyone to keep kids safe from drugs and alcohol.

31. Create effective programs of education for K-12 that reduce student burnout.

32. Enact uniform cost controls for state and local colleges.

33.  Provide college enrollment priority for American citizens.

34.  Increase college tuition for non-citizens.

35. Stop raiding Social Security, and allow people to designate sharing of their Social Security retirement check.

36.  Greatly reduce truly needless state and federal spending.

37.  Require individual topic single-issue bills, no irrelevant deals, no pork.

38.  Reduce government officials' perks, holidays, and vacations.

39.  Give trade-preference status to nations who support these changes to create prosperity for our citizens.

40.  Enforce constitutional requirements for declaring war before engaging in extended military action.

41.  Focus on developing high technology deterrents to enemy nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

42.  Actively support United Nations serious efforts to combat genocide and oppression and insist other nations help as well.

43.  Provide U.S. support and advocate U.N. aid for nations making a serious effort to reduce their populations.

No list of modifications is absolutely complete and perfect, including this one.  But the Powerful American Political Alliance's list of modifications to our socioeconomic and geopolitical systems is by far superior to any other list by virtue of its singular and intelligent focus upon working within the American political structures to truly solve the foundational socioeconomic problems, and, we will keep adding items to this list as necessary to make this dynamic systemic solution even better as time goes on.

The following is a philosophical-strategical explanation of each of these specific modifications to our socioeconomic system, the tactical-mechanical execution of which will be systemically developed by the competently qualified and specifically intelligent officials we elect and the staff they hire to work for we the people of America in creating real opportunities of prosperity for us all:

  1. Reduce corporate taxes in general.

It's been hotly debated for many decades as to what is the best way with respect to taxation to get Americans working again: 1) increase taxes on businesses and use the tax monies to create public works jobs projects, or 2) decrease taxes on businesses so that businesses can use the savings to develop new products, expand markets, increase sales, and thereby hire additional employees.

The answer isn't always a simple one.

When times were really tough in the 1930s, with 25% unemployment throughout most of the country, and so many businesses had completely collapsed, those desperate times called for specifically relevant desperate measures, and taxes were greatly increased on those businesses still surviving and the money went toward public works projects to create jobs to try to help as many of America's people as possible to feed themselves.  This more socialist reaction was necessary because capitalism had stalled when the stock market crashed in late 1929.  There was also no recourse for over-taxed companies to take their operations offshore as there is now, and there were no wage-slaves waiting to be paid peanuts in America to take Americans' jobs.  So companies had to hire Americans if they were to make a go of it, and if not, they folded.  Those companies that could survive and wanted to survive no matter what, they were asked to help bail out America, via taxes, not America bailing them out.  Even though tax loopholes were created so that companies providing charitable support and other services to Americans had their effective tax rate reduced, there was still enough bailout money created to help many survive until we could figure out a more permanent solution. 

However, times are somewhat different today.  Yes, we have scores of millions of Americans suffering economically.  But that's where the similarities between then and now end.  Today companies can go offshore to wage-slave labor at the drop of a tax-hike hat, and that would mean more lost jobs for Americans.  Or, companies would insource wage-slaves and Americans would still be out of work.

No, today, capitalism hasn't stalled, it's just morphed.  And what it's morphed into is closer to its pure essence, shorn of a number of controls, controls that would otherwise have prevented us from having to endure the hardships endemic to pure capitalism in a global wage-slave arena.

Capitalism has no feelings.  It's just a socioeconomic system, one that's championed by a number of those who do well at it.  Left to its unmonitored devices, pure capitalism is concerned only about finding investors and making profits, and it doesn't care whether those investors are Americans nor does it care if it profits at the expense of Americans at the utilization of foreign wage-slaves.

We the people, we care.  We have to be the ones that care, for each other.  We have to care more about each other than we do about any form of socioeconomic system, or the system becomes exalted over the lives of us all and we become its servant instead of the greatly preferred other way of it serving us.  Sadly, we serving capitalism is what's happened to a significant degree today.

Most people would then conclude at this point in the read that raising taxes on businesses would be the right and compensatory anti-capitalist thing to do in compensation.

But that would be a mistake today.

No, though there are other things we need to do that would more greatly fit that bill, when it comes to taxes, we need to lower them on businesses now.

Lowering business taxes in general will create development money that can lead to businesses staying in America and hiring Americans.

This specific modification to our socioeconomic system is important in that it facilitates existing businesses to work better here in America, and it not only keeps our dollars in American commerce transactions instead of involving foreign entities, it thereby keeps those dollars circulating within America's shores as well.  We need to keep our money circulating and within our own borders if we are to use it to empower our own people.

  2. Reduce business regulations in general.

For the same reasons as just mentioned, we need to reduce business regulations in general.

This will help reduce business start-up and ongoing operations costs, leaving businesses with more money to conduct their internal operations.

Government regulation fees, at the federal, state, county and local levels, can be exorbitant and also sometimes frivolous.  These fees often simply go to keep government bureaucracies functioning as a kind of public works jobs program, when nothing really productive is being accomplished by those government workers.

Many regulations fees involve "in general" funding for government operations as if these fees were really a tax, and have nothing to do with the specifics of the business the company is operating.

Licensing registration and monitoring doesn't need a big government department with a ton of staffers, it just needs to be automated so that companies can go online and register, and should be funded by existing taxes.

Pollution monitoring, employee safety, insuring legal hiring practices are observed, zoning regulations, and the like, these are necessary regulatory functions that  require government staffing, and companies that violate these regulations need to be specifically fined etc.

But a great number of regulations can and should be eliminated, especially the fees associated, some of which are significant and can bog down business creation, ongoing operations, and expansion. 

  3. Create national business owner protection policy.

Making it safe and profitable for businesses to operate in America is essential to enticing entrepreneurs to create new start-up companies in America and hire American citizens.

We have labor laws that protect employees from unfair practices by companies and additionally employees can unionize to powerfully coerce management into policies that can threaten the company's very existence, but we don't have adequate similar protections for companies themselves.

It can be very challenging and risky to start and run a business in America today, and that discourages the formation of new domestic companies that would hire Americans at a living wage.

We need to create business owner protections similar to those provided employees, established at the national level.

Our Congress must create something similar to a "10-Point Plan" that aids in securing business owners against fees and losses caused by aggressive labor actions (strikes, slowdowns, "sick-days", etc.) and careless government action (excessive fees and taxation).

This will increase the number of start-up companies, decrease the number of companies folding, and as a result provide more job opportunities for Americans.

  4. Reduce individual taxes.

During the Great Depression, taxes skyrocketed for everyone, especially the rich, and even the lowest individual income tax rate more than tripled to support government efforts to wrest control of our economy.

Though some government jobs were created, those public works jobs themselves did not lead to the creation of more jobs as would have happened had those created jobs been private sector material support jobs.  As a result, suffering from the Great Depression lingered, and were it not for the state of emergency of World War II that bound everyone together patriotically and financially to inspire them to make great sacrifices, who knows if the approach of increasing taxes to create public works jobs would have ever gotten us out of the worst economic slump in our country's history.

Today we know that our socioeconomic system is domestically intricate and expansive, and that taking money out of the private sector via tax increases that would decrease consumer spending would instantly plunge the stock market into a panic and likely send us into another recession.

We must increase consumer spending to increase company sales and give corporate management more revenue to spend on research and development, marketing new products, expanding business operations, and, thus, hiring more Americans.

This is the upward spiral approach that we need to get Americans working again.

By thus putting more Americans back to work in living-wage jobs, more total tax revenues would be collected and the government wouldn't be out all that much for this tax decrease, which federal and state governments could compensate for initial revenue decreases by cutting needless frivolous spending for this statue and that carpool lane and the like.

  5. Create national employee protection policy.

Though employees enjoy some protections today regarding the work environment itself and they can unionize, there are still a great many employment aspects that give a considerable power edge to owners and management.

This management power edge is evidenced by the adversities listed in the top section of the list found in "The Problem" page of this website.

Employees today also find it's very difficult to unionize under the threat of outsourcing, offshoring, and insourcing their jobs to wage slaves, as only about 11.3% of American workers in 2013 belonged to a union compared to roughly 20.1% in 1983, with only about 6.7% of today's workers in the private sector belonging to a union while 35.3% of public-sector employees are unionized.  Traditional employee unions can also function to handcuff companies from operating at their best while union dues can be a considerable cost for employees to bear that reduces their consumer spending and hurts the economy.

Better would be to create employee protections for all American workers, protections that are needed, effective, won't handcuff companies, and wouldn't cost workers any "dues" or the like.

Again, as with business owner protections, our Congress needs to create a similar national-level "10-Point Plan" to protect employees (and sole entrepreneur contractors) from aggressive business practices such as drastic wage cuts, insufficient lay-off notices, indiscriminate firing, etc.

These protections would also likely eliminate the need for employee unions, as the beneficial aspects of unions would be incorporated in the national employee protection policies and the detrimental aspects of unions would be eliminated in this new, modern uniform approach to safeguarding employees and their jobs.

  6. Exact tax penalties on corporations that outsource, offshore and insource wage-slave labor.

The previously listed specific modifications to our socioeconomic system shore up internal structures that routinely need to be addressed, analogous to periodic car service under normal operating conditions.

Here we begin presenting reparative "engine upgrades" necessary to get American citizens running economically strong again.

Corporations operating/originating on American soil, whether American or foreign based, must end the practice of what is tantamount to modern slavery and for imperative reasons previously presented herein.

If we were to immediately mandate an end to these egregious practices, however, businesses would fold instantly, taking what American employees they still have with them, and the carnage to the American and world economies would be more than disastrous, resulting in increased numbers of Americans suffering hardships, the opposite of the desired reduction in such hardships.  We saw similar occur to the South at the end of the American Civil War, and we don't want our country to suffer similarly again.

So the best dissuasion is to set up a two-piece structure, one piece a penalty, the other piece an incentive.

This particular item is the penalty part, specifically an increase in defined taxes for those corporations that are currently engaged in outsourcing, offshoring, and insourcing foreign wage-slave labor.

The additional assessment would be based on the number of wage-slaves utilized, and the tax rates would be adjusted over time to create a sufficient penalty but not an excessive one that would bankrupt the company.

As the companies replace their wage-slaves with Americans, even reestablish offshored operations in America, their penalty tax would be reduced.

This part would be the dissuasion piece, causing corporations to think twice before engaging or remaining in the practice of modern wage-slavery that has cost so many millions of American citizens their jobs and prosperity.

  7. Provide tax breaks for businesses that hire Americans.

The previously listed item is the "stick".  This particular item is the "carrot" piece of the two-part approach to ending corporate dependency on wage-slave labor and rehiring Americans.

Companies will get a tax break credit for every American hired.

The amount of the credit will depend on whether the company has always hired Americans, the amount of Americans hired full-time to living wage jobs, whether a new American citizen hire replaces a foreign wage-slave(s), etc.

The goal is to provide sufficient incentive to hire Americans, whether in America or elsewhere, and to pay them an American domestic living-wage.

This and the previous piece enact a major repair of damage done to American citizens' prosperity when unethical business practices were first encouraged as a recessionary quick-fix that lacked foresight of the eventual major downside.

  8. Provide tax breaks for new domestic startup companies that replace foreign imports.

Our industry retooling to build the World War II war machine and the subsequent post-war industrial boom is historically viewed as the last hurrah of American industrial independence.  Since then we've gradually seen the erosion of our self-sufficiency, such that today we are lacking in the manufacture of key industries and products in common use.

The reason for this sad lacking of American production commenced with technological advancement and the resultant advent of new industries that other countries jumped on, spent less on labor, were not under American tariff restrictions because the products were so new, and American consumers were clamoring for these new electronic and other high-tech gadgets.  So our government just let the foreign enterprises dominate, and little by little our self-sufficiency to create what soon became common necessity items diminished.

Today we are at such a dependency on the so-called "global economy" for many modern basic needs that we would be severely hampered to a major disadvantage should a global war or similar economic catastrophe cut off our import supplies.

In addition, nearly all of these imported goods are made by wage-slaves suffering intolerable inhuman working conditions.

The imperative is clear that we must bring the manufacturing and assembly of these essential products back to America and with living-wage American citizen labor working in humane environments.

Thus tax breaks need to be instituted for new domestic startup companies with a designed purpose of manufacturing and assembling these essential products, tax breaks for starting the endeavor, staffing it with Americans, and replacing tedious and life-depressing repetitive manual functions, previously performed by wage-slaves, with state of the art automation.

This is another step in the direction of putting Americans back to work while restoring American self-sufficiency and patriotic respect for fellow Americans.

  9. Enact strong import tariffs.

An import tariff is a type of tax or duty, enacted on a class of items or a specific item imported into the country by a foreign manufacturer/distributor, to be paid by the consumer of the item.  The tariff is designed to raise the price of the item to the consumer to encourage consumers to buy domestically produced like-items.  The tariff is included in the price of the item to the consumer and the seller then sends the tariff monies collected to the federal government where they're placed in the general coffers.  Frequently some other federal budget item is added when a specific tariff is enacted but the money isn't directly linked in the legislation.  For example, a tariff on imported garments might be enacted along with a budget item to fund out-of-work American garment workers.

America used to have a set of strong tariffs to keep economies of scale balanced and accomplish this protection of American workers from foreign companies that employed comparative wage-slaves, as consumers would otherwise buy the considerably cheaper product, putting Americans out of work.  These tariffs covered basic needs and competitive luxury item industries and basically excluded the more obscure nonessentials.

But over time and in reaction to economic recessions, our government eventually removed a number of essential tariffs and stopped enacting good new tariffs as we attempted to compete head-to-head with foreign producers in burgeoning industries, imagining that employing "American ingenuity" we could do a better cost-effective and profitable job even if we didn't utilize the wage-slaves the foreign producers did.

Today we have seen the result: Americans out of work and American companies forced to outsource and offshore their previously domestic plants and offices to stay afloat.

It is thus time once again to enact strong import tariffs.

In addition, whenever American industry begins to enter the market with a given product or class of products heretofore sourced only abroad, then a new tariff on those items needs to be enacted.

The tariffs collected on sales of these items should then be earmarked going to those American enterprises entering that market to additionally support their efforts and hire Americans at a living-wage.

This will have a bit of a repercussion with the World Trade Organization requiring our elected officials to be at their diplomatic best.  But we can't allow a self-defeating and prosperity damaging alliance to continue when it's in desperate need of revamping.

This is a significant step toward getting us back on our productive feet.

10. Phase in a "if you make it there, you sell it there" requirement on our corporations with operations in other countries.

When our corporations began to expand offshore, they found that the wage-slave labor abroad could greatly reduce the cost of production, giving them a distinct competitive advantage when they brought those products back to America and thereby undersold the domestic competition by a considerable margin.

This understandably caused the domestic competition to either fold or likewise source wage-slave labor via outsourcing, offshoring or insourcing.  Both of these relegations cost American citizens their living-wage jobs.

There are some American corporations operating in other countries that are not exploiting wage-slave labor and provide a product or service essential to America that is not having this negative effect.

But for many American corporations utilizing wage-slave labor under horrid working conditions, something needs to be done to stop the aforementioned associated carnage of American citizen jobs.

We don't want to discourage American corporations from expanding abroad, as, under the right guidelines, including not utilizing wage-slave labor in horrid working conditions, this is beneficial to international trade and relationships.

So it's time to implement a policy of "if you make it there, you sell it there" on those American corporations conducting general consumer manufacturing and assembly operations in other countries utilizing wage-slave labor in horrid working conditions and other stipulated conditions where they intend to sell the end product in America and there is domestic competition in America.

This will encourage our corporations expanding to other countries to be sensitive to the same humane employment standards we embrace in America and to target the indigenous population in other countries as their consumer target, thereby helping to improve the local economies, not just employment-wise but consumer product-wise as well.

11. Increase the multi-national corporation tax.

Sometime around 1960 American corporations were beginning to really expand abroad.  During the 1970s this expansion increased.  But there were additional taxes required of these multi-national corporations.

Then sometime in the 1980s, these additional taxes were diminished and some of them removed completely, all part of attempting to make it easier for American based businesses to operate anywhere.  Though this aided with the "trickle down" effect to some American workers, it simply made life very difficult for others who lost their jobs to the unintended consequence of making it financially easier for companies to source out wage-slave labor abroad.

By the turn of the century, it was so easy to establish a base abroad that very many American corporations were doing it.  Now we've come to the point where many economic hardships suffered in America today are related to this practice.

We don't want to completely discourage expansion abroad just yet, as an abrupt halt to the practice will have an economic depression ripple back home in America.

But it is time to begin the process of getting American based corporations focused on operations back here at home, and in the interest of solving our un- and under- employment problems here.

One method to discourage rampant offshoring abroad and to encourage corporations to focus back here at home is to increase/add multi-national corporation taxes again on those corporations with operational facilities in other countries, per facility.

This won't cause an immediate withdrawal, but it will cause a halt in the advance of such offshoring, and, it's another in the list of incentives to aid in getting corporations to pay more attention to what's going on in their own country.  And, the monies collected can be used to help in every way the effort to get all Americans working a living-wage job and prospering again.

12. Phased buy-back from foreign owners of controlling interest in American companies.

We aren't the only country whose corporations have expanded onto foreign soil.  Other countries' corporate entities have also done the same on our soil.  Some of these corporations have simply bought up controlling interest in preexisting American firms and sometimes they want to transfer the operations of those entities back to their countries, at the expense of American jobs.

In addition, some countries are buying up controlling stock interest in public American corporations which gives them controlling say in utilizing foreign vendors, wage-slave labor, and selectively choosing their customers in foreign lands, thereby parasitically squatting on American soil from afar about which our government can legally do little.

It is time to start some government spending on something truly worthwhile to Americans: the phased buy-back of our companies and companies plotted on American soil from the foreign controlling interest.

A government office will be established that determines which companies to repurchase and tax revenues will fund the process of either buying these companies outright (if privately owned) or buying controlling stock interest in these companies.  Profits taken will be placed back in the Treasury.  Eventually controlling interest will be transferred by monetary exchange to enterprising American management groups dedicated to keeping these companies American-owned.

This will keep American firms under American control, facilitating more jobs for American citizens and more of a voice for we the people through our government in how operations in our country are managed.

13. Corporate tax breaks for producers of "green" environmentally friendly products.

Most of us know that with the growth of the population, in excess of available resources to adequately support that population, and with the associated increased industrial production that creates attendant hazardous waste, pollution increases and to the point where it greatly damages our land, waterways, and clean air supply.

With the tremendous challenge of lowering our population now upon us, and knowing that reaching a resource-manageable number of people in America will take some time, we need to be sensitive in the meantime to keeping our country as habitable as possible.

"Green" environmentally friendly products are those that inflict reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment.

It is time that we reward producers of these greatly needed products with some tax break incentives.

Doing so will not only encourage production of new "green" products but will also contribute to convincing corporations to  perform a "green" makeover of some of their existent non-"green" products.

Whatever degree that "global warming" at human hands is real, we regardless need to be sensitive to the environment that we've clearly polluted beyond acceptable standards in many regions throughout our country.  Providing incentives to produce environmentally friendly products is one manifestation of that sensitivity that can function to reduce deadly pollution.

14. Corporate tax breaks for development of synthetic crude oil.

One of the greatest energy challenges of the day is to provide adequate power to mobile engines (cars, trucks, trains, etc.) and electricity generation stations.

Our domestic source of carbon energy, whether from crude wells or coal, is greatly dwindling, and though we have an estimated 1.5 trillion barrels of oil that could be sourced from shale, which is more than five times the stated reserves of all of Saudi Arabia, the process of obtaining that oil from shale -- called "fracking" and "retorting" -- is not only expensive but environmentally very hazardous, with the potential to poison drinking water and create massive sinkholes.

Though battery operated electrical cars are beginning to make viable inroads, we're still a long way from mass converting to adequately powered pure electric commercial transportation.

We have long been able to produce synthetic lubricants (like motor oil) from both chemically modified petroleum as well as other raw materials.  But we've yet to create true synthetic crude oil, created from non-petroleum based products in abundant supply, capable of being refined into gasoline and diesel fuel.

If we could indeed create abundant synthetic crude, we could not only forestall the inevitable exhaustion of fossil fuel supplies while we developed adequately powerful mobile electron-based energy technology, we would quickly and safely eliminate our dependence on foreign oil.

It's time to offer major incentives to research and development companies attempting to create true synthetic crude oil and other relevant energy support products.

We can begin encouraging the development of these products by providing tax breaks to companies attempting to do so.

15. Subsidize pollution control costs.

Deforestation, ever increasing trash and garbage dump burning, ozone depletion, poisoned lakes and waterways, all of these are sad realities in America caused by population mismanagement, overutilization of resources, and the capitalist mandate to keep production costs low to maximize profits, thereby cutting pollution control corners.

Though we have created measurement standards in an attempt to keep pollution to a minimum, these standards have been sadly corrupted by corporate influence so that many of them are simply worthless.  Additionally, corporations, when their very survival is threatened with over-regulation costs, have a tendency to do whatever is necessary to survive, including cutting corners on pollution control as well as committing egregious violations of toxic waste dumping.

It's easy to angrily point the finger at a corporation of American people.  But it's a bit harder to remember that we consumers benefit at the retail counter by lower priced items that would be considerably higher in price if all the manufacturing waste standards were accurate and adhered to.  We have a great demand for many industrial products, no matter where they're made, and sometimes we callously don't care whether the resultant industrial waste poisons people in China, India, or even here in America elsewhere from where we live.

It's time to get serious about cleaning up the mess in America and keeping our country clean, especially considering, in order to return living-wage jobs to Americans, we're about to return many pollution-potential manufacturing processes to American soil from having been offshored abroad.

There's no reasonable way that we can expect many industrial waste-producing manufacturers to pay for the entire clean-up and prevention expenses, not and avoid going out of business as they couldn't raise consumer prices high enough to pay for the clean-up without losing a fatal amount of sales.

We must subsidize clean-up and ongoing pollution prevention with tax monies, most of which are already being collected, earmarking budgeted funds for this purpose.

Tax credit incentives will be offered to companies who find a "greener" way to manufacture their products that reduces pollution.

Fines will be increased for companies blatantly deliberately in violation of pollution control and industrial waste disposal laws.

We as national consumers are just as responsible for the products we consume as those manufacturers who meet our demand for them.

It is time we all cooperate together in the process of cleaning up our messes and preventing new ones.

16. Manage American resources to prevent overuse and depletion.

There's only so much hospitable land in America upon which to live, nearly all of which we've previously utilized.  Our drinkable water supplies are dwindling.  Healthily breathable air has vanished in many urban areas.  Energy supplies are notoriously low.  Roadways are clogged to an enraging degree during business hours in most American cities and suburbs and in off-business hours in scores of our major metropolises.  Overcrowded classrooms now cause our colleges to turn away millions of applicants each year, with our top colleges rejecting 95% of applicants.  Even with the Affordable Care Act, emergency rooms, trauma centers, and urgent cares are still deluged with patients who are unable to pay their bills, forcing some of these greatly needed facilities to close.  We all know how scarce living-wage and decent-working-hours jobs have become.  Now most urban planners are attempting to devise sardine-crammed "skyscraper forests" as solutions to overcrowded cities, where living, working, and basic needs purchasing are all self-contained in the overcrowded skyscraper where occupants seldom venture outside.  And the list goes on.

These tragic situations exist because the population-to-resource ratio has continued to increase each year for many decades while our government officials we've entrusted to "promote the general welfare" have done nothing but worship the almighty monetary transaction and the taxes it provides, the numbers of which also increased in direct proportion to the increase in the population-to-resource ratio until the Great Recession deflated that formula.

Now we're left with essentially a dire state of emergency drain on available unrenewable resources.

It is thus way past time to begin truly managing our resources, but begin now we must.

We must put limits on urban and suburban development to conform to healthy population density standards.

We must improve rain and snowmelt water capture procedures to prevent valuable water from flowing wasted to the ocean, and we must find a method of desalinization that we can afford and will produce sufficient drinkable water without creating waste pollution, pollution which includes the nightmare of where to dispose all the extracted salt without over-salinizing the ocean and killing off the fish.

We need to stop urban sprawl that deforests our land and also paves over rich farmland, yet we can't be building upward to the sky either as there's simply no room for everyone to spill out onto the walkways and roads below and no one really wants to live like that anyway.

We are flat out of road space in major cities.  It's time to end the failed carpool lane experiment and open up all major transportation arteries to all vehicles to reduce congestion regardless of the number of people in the vehicle, as an insignificantly very small percent of carpool lane users purposely go out of their way to place multiple minimum use numbers of people in their vehicle so they can use the carpool lane.  Then we must continue to encourage low-emission electric hybrids  as a temporary stopgap that have smog-compensated to a degree already.

There are many more things we can do, some covered in subsequently listed socioeconomic modifications on this page, addressing population, jobs, classrooms and medical facility resources.

What's important is that we recognize resource management as essential, that we can't just let things happen and fantasize we won't have to do a thing and it will somehow take care of itself and all will be okay.  It won't.  Painfully overcrowded dire poverty enclaves in Asia are word-to-the-wise danger signals that, if proactive and preventative action isn't taken, the inevitable results are obvious and foreboding.

17. Implement policies to reduce the number of people in America.

We already know the numbers: 322 million people presently in America, 22 million illegal aliens, immigration presently over one million government documented people/year (excludes illegal aliens) four times the rate of the 1950s, only 3,000 citizens on average emigrating from the U.S. per year, an estimated 438 million people predicted to be living in the U.S. by 2050 with 82% of the growth stemming from new immigrants and closing in on 500 million if illegal aliens are included, and an estimated 610 million people predicted to be living in the U.S. by 2100 and over 720 million in 2100 if illegal aliens are included.

Our finite available hospitable land is already over-utilized.  Where are we going to put them all?

Our drinkable water supply is already strained.  How will these people drink?

Our breakable air supply, especially in urban and suburban areas, is greatly diminished.  What will these people breathe?

And the list goes on.

We simply have no room, no water, no space, little food, etc. to support these additional 100s of millions of people.  And what about medical facilities?  Where are these going to be built?  How will we educate everyone?  We're already turning down way too many college applicants today as it is.  Where will the many additionally needed college classrooms be built?

And, of course, we won't come even close to having living-wage jobs for even a fraction of the population increase, so we'll just be increasing the numbers of our poor, who therefore won't be paying much in infrastructure supporting taxes but who will still need government welfare to survive that has to be paid for by someone else's likely higher taxes.

The truth is, we're over-populated now in many parts of the country where the population density is well over the tolerable level, let alone way over the physiologically and psychologically healthy level.

Clearly, this is one of the greatest problems we need to solve, and, not surprisingly, it's one of the most controversial issues about which to suggest solutions.

But clearly, we must do something moderate soon, before we may be forced to do something drastic later.

We must begin the following changes immediately:

1. We must end rampant careless immigration into the U.S. by immediately reducing immigration numbers to replacement levels, matching the emigration numbers.

2. Clearly, we must put an end to any new illegal alien entries, deporting recent violators.

3. And, we must begin a major public relations marketing program of voluntarily reducing our indigenous population, specifically by strongly recommending that no one person be biologically involved in the creation of more than two or three offspring at the most.  The population change rate will then go negative, meaning our population will then commence to decrease, due to those who choose to participate in the creation of just one or no offspring. 

These three policy changes are a start.  If we follow through and execute these policies vigorously, it may be all we need to do to reduce our population to a manageable level by 2050. 

18. Enforce current immigration, student visa, work visa, foreign visitor, etc. laws and procedures.

There is nothing significantly wrong with our current laws and procedures that manage our country's relationship with people in the United States who are not American citizens.

These laws and procedures simply need to be enforced.

These laws and procedures exist in an effort to manage our population-to-resource ratio so that we don't over-burden our population support resources such as land, water, air, roadways, classrooms, medical services, and, of course, living-wage jobs.

Our policies deal with all the statuses for non-Americans here, such as "immigrant", "guest worker", "foreign student", "visiting dignitary", "vacationer" etc., and many people here from other countries refer to themselves by such a title simply because that title might be their initial or intended eventual status.  But unless they're recognized by our federal government through our government's documentation process as having one of these titles then, in reality, they simply aren't any of these titles, and are instead classified by the government title of "illegal alien".

One of the changes we do need to make, however, is to reduce the annual total of all new additional documented classes of non-citizens in America from well over one million to a number equal to the actual annual number of Americans exiting from the U.S. in each documented class.

We also must enforce our laws with respect to illegal aliens, including adding severe penalties exacted on businesses who lure and hire illegal aliens at comparative wage-slave rates.

We cannot delay enforcing these laws and procedures any longer, or we'll never get all our living-wage jobs back for our citizens.

19. Improve border security.

The 2010 census reported counting a little over 11 million illegal aliens (the official government term).

But, of course, that required illegal aliens to answer honestly that they were indeed illegal aliens when the census taker knocked on the door that housed them.

Considering how many of them fear deportation by the same branch of government that's attempting to count them, is it any wonder why quite a number of them wouldn't have told the truth about their illegal alien status when asked?

Best moderate estimates place the number of illegal aliens in America at a little over 22 million, a figure that's much more likely accurate than the census bureau's woefully underestimated number.  This figure includes those here who crossed the border illegally from land or sea and those who were here legally at one time but their permit to stay expired and they didn't leave, and there's a lot more of the latter than most realize.

This means that, despite all the deportations we've done, the problem simply keeps growing.

We can't allow this problem to continue, as it's just too expensive and voluminous to  keep up with deporting every new illegal alien each year, and they just keep on coming despite our stepped-up warnings since 2010 of no jobs available and deportation will occur. 

So we are forced to create physical blockades on land and sea.  There's no other way around it.

We simply have to block the borders, as our dire population and resource management problem is so critical that we have no other choice now other than to let our country's population support resources become so over-utilized that we are then powerless to effect the changes we need to make to create prosperity for scores of millions of American citizens.

The illegal aliens that continue to trespass and remain in our country are not doing so under the declaration of asylum to be officially cared for by us.  They're simply trespassing and letting visas expire to forge identities and take jobs belonging to American citizens and work those jobs for wage-slave peanuts, yet cumulatively siphoning billions of American dollars back to their homelands and thereby weakening our currency's buying power.

Obviously, this must be stopped.

Whatever we have to do to enforce border security to stop illegal entry will be tax dollars very well spent, as providing for the common defense, whether in defense of military or economic invasion, is the federal government's constitutionally defined job.

20. Revise citizenship law ex post facto to mitigate abuse by illegal aliens.

The "anchor baby" tactic is utilized by a great many illegal aliens to compel us not to deport them.

This tactic is where an illegal alien comes to or remains in America to give birth to a child.  Once that child is born, that child is then a citizen of the United States simply by virtue of being born here according to current U.S. law.  The illegal alien parent(s) thinks that the U.S. won't deport them now because they can't deport an American citizen baby nor will the U.S. government separate the baby from its mother by deporting her and thus be on the hook for caring for the child, as the thinking goes, so the illegal alien(s) thinks she/he is also thereby safe from deportation.

This abuse of a realized hole in the 14th Amendment must come to an end.

Our citizenship laws must be changed, stating that citizenship by birth applies only when the mother is a citizen of the U.S. or, if not a citizen, then when the mother's presence in America is otherwise authorized by unexpired legal documentation.

Sadly, the "anchor baby" tactic has often failed to accomplish what the illegal alien parent(s) had hoped, as all that usually ends up happening is that the recent illegal alien is deported and their American citizen children remain in the U.S. under taxpayer-expensive foster care.

We must stop both blatant attempts to coerce us into acquiescing to unlawful violation of our good laws as well as the trauma incurred to families when parents and children are separated when the parents get caught.

Revising our citizenship law thusly to thwart the "anchor baby" tactic will solve both topically relevant problems.

This also needs to be applied retroactively to the beginning of 2010 (when our hard and fast crackdown by all echelons of government and business commenced against illegal entry and was broadcast to all the world), "ex post facto", so that recent attempts by major scofflaws at utilizing the "anchor baby" tactic will be negated and families will no longer be tragically separated.

This will likely require a constitutional amendment to supersede the relevant passage in the 14th Amendment.  But this one should easily pass the required ratification of three-fourths of the states (38 of 50 states) as it's hard to imagine any state that would vote against it, especially as our alliance grows dominant.    

21. Exact stiffer penalties on businesses that hire illegal aliens.

Perhaps the greatest reason that the illegal alien problem hasn't previously been solved is because of unscrupulous employers in America enticing wage-slave labor to trespass into our country, forge identities, and unlawfully procure employment, at the expense of Americans' living-wage jobs.

Even though the 1980s amnesty of illegal aliens, excessive business deregulations, and resultant outsourcing and offshoring of our jobs abroad to wage-slave labor have encouraged the recent increased influx of illegal aliens, it's the continued scofflaw beckoning by unscrupulous employers that's infamously validated the law-breaking efforts of the estimated 22 million illegal aliens in America today.

Obviously, we're not doing enough to enforce this particular aspect of our laws.  We have E-Verify and other tools at our disposal, but we lack enough government agents to address all the likely businesses that would be in violation.

So apparently the penalty on American businesses for hiring illegally isn't stiff enough to dissuade scofflaw employers from risking that they'll be among the relative few who'll get caught.

But, there is a critical reason as to why unscrupulous employers continue their scofflaw behavior unabated and aren't that worried about the odds of getting caught: the brain trusts of our two dominant political parties have historically criminally encouraged employers to hire illegal aliens.  One party encourages this illegal behavior because it wants to be seen as the champion of amnesty and citizenship for illegal aliens and they hope if illegal aliens somehow get citizenship then these new citizens will vote for that party's candidates making that party the sole power in American politics from then on.  The other party encourages this illegal behavior because it champions business owners and wants to provide cheap labor for businesses to decrease costs and increase profits and stock market value, and this party hopes that will translate into lots of money from businesses for political campaigns to make this party the sole power in American politics from then on.

So it hasn't mattered which of the two dominant political parties was in power, as scofflaw businesses knew there wasn't going to be a ton of effort put into policing the relevant laws but just enough effort to make it look to the American public like we are.

This politicking of the worst order simply has to stop.

We really do need to expand policing this criminal behavior and greatly increase criminal penalties on the businesses (or individuals) that hire illegal aliens.

If businesses (or anyone who hires, for that matter) know that they're no longer politically protected, and that the policing has been increased along with huge increases in penalties if they're caught, a good number of these businesses will simply self-police and terminate the illegal aliens from employment, replacing them with American workers.

This being said, we must implement this increased policing and penalties in such a way that we give businesses the time to adjust, so that they can phase in hiring Americans and non-citizens here legally without causing a company to fold under the weight of suddenly doing so.  Nevertheless, we don't want to give them too much time, as Americans need to get back to work soon.

Regardless, any companies operating in America that can't survive without illegal wage-slave labor are arguably ethically unfit to do business in America and likely need to be replaced by companies employing more efficient methods of production and perhaps less top-heavy distribution of profits.

22. Create commutation of sentence for long-term illegal aliens and encourage the remainder to self-deport.

Some people want amnesty (a complete pardon without any penalties) for all illegal aliens no matter how long they've been in America along with opening the borders for anyone to come here whenever they want.  That, of course, is an obviously unacceptable, self-defeating policy, as has been presented.

But some people also want every illegal alien deported no matter how long they have been here.  Though this is a considerably larger held sentiment than the open-borders perspective, it's not only impractical and nearly non-doable, considering that our two dominant political parties have "procrastinated" dealing with the problem for so long that many illegal aliens have now raised multiple generation families here and have lost ties to their old neighborhoods and culture, it's a bit on the cruel side as well.

We need to create a humane solution to the illegal alien problem, but we need to solve it once and for all and with justice for all to the best of our ability as well.

It's important to understand that illegal aliens are criminals, having violated serious trespassing, identity forging, and employment procurement regulations, some of these violations being felonies, and these criminals have thereby stolen resources (jobs, road space, living space, classrooms, etc.) from American citizens.  These are serious crimes that cannot be overlooked if justice is to prevail, even if many illegal aliens came here out of economic destitution albeit while the majority of those from their homeland in the same economic situation remained and often attempted to improve conditions in their country.

But it was groups of powerful American citizens in both government and business that encouraged the illegal aliens for many decades with job incentives and other survival lures that were difficult for very poor people in other countries to resist, and that was unfair of those representing our country to, in effect, promise that we'd look the other way for the most part if they violated these particular laws and they could stay here and support and feed their families even as deportations that disrupted their families still shocked many upon arrival.

Ever since 2010, however, we have made it consistently, sternly, and crystal clear to the world from all elements in our government and business echelons that, especially as we struggled in the throes of the Great Recession to find jobs for our own people, we would no longer tolerate illegal aliens and their crimes against American citizens.

Thus, all things considered, it is time to give those illegal aliens who've been here continuously from the end of 2009 on back a commutation of sentence in lieu of imprisonment and deportation so that they may work legally in America.

This commutation of sentence will grant them a special alien status similar somewhat to "immigrant" or "guest worker" status.  If, however, any of these illegal aliens have previously committed a serious misdemeanor or a felony crime (expired visas, trespassing into America, forging ids and unlawful procurement of employment excepted) they will not receive this commutation of sentence but will be subject to immediate deportation. 

The commutation of sentence will require that those receiving it register with the federal government to document their special alien status and receive a special id card so identifying them that will grant them legal access to American resources including to secure employment.

But, in exchange for not being prosecuted for what are still nevertheless very serious crimes, they can never become citizens of the U.S. unless they first leave here and return to their country of citizenship, apply for immigration into the U.S., wait in line subject to the new annual quotas (though they will be given priority), and get accepted.  Then they may reenter the country as immigrants and apply, in time, for citizenship as normal.

In addition, those receiving commutation of sentence who were 18 or older when they came here, or 16 or older if they arrived here without a parent or guardian, will be limited in the hourly wage or salaried equivalent they may earn equal to 1.75 times the minimum wage whatever it may be at the time, thereby leaving the higher paying jobs for American citizens and legal immigrants etc.  For all others receiving this amnesty there is no limit on their earning maximum.  This earning maximum will be waived for those electing to leave the country and return as legal immigrants.

However, no one receiving this commutation of sentence may work for less than the minimum wage at the time, and no one employing anyone receiving this commutation of sentence may pay them less than the industry standard for the job -- the "wage slave" treatment of these people, that depresses wage scales and harms so many American citizens from earning a living-wage, stops here.  Anyone receiving this commutation of sentence who then agrees to work for less than the minimum wage will be committing a serious crime, as will the employer who hires that person for less than the minimum wage.

But if anyone receiving this commutation of sentence is henceforth arrested for a serious crime, a serious misdemeanor or any felony crime, then, if found guilty, they will lose their new status and be immediately deported.

The denial of citizenship, the limitation of earnings, and deportation if a crime is henceforth committed comprise a just commutation of sentence for their serious crimes against American citizens and in exchange for being legally allowed to remain and work in America.  Even with their special circumstances of entry into America, both poverty and being set up by an accomplice (scofflaw employers and essentially criminal political leaders) is, nevertheless, no excuse of the law.

Thus the terms of this commutation of sentence meets the criteria of humane justice for all.

This commutation of sentence, however, will be the very last special treatment we will provide for this particular offense.

Indeed, those illegal aliens who have recently arrived from 2010 on, they were clearly forewarned and thus will be subject to rigorous roundup and quick deportation.  Until their deportation, they will be denied public and private services (except life-saving medical) as encouragement to self-deport.  These people will be considered suspected felons, and any person receiving this commutation of sentence who harbors one of these suspected felons (except to feed them, house them, and keep them alive after reporting them to the authorities and pending their prosecution) will have committed a serious crime, subjecting them to loss of their commutation of sentence and immediate deportation.

These are the right, humane, and appropriately just policies to pursue in regard to illegal aliens.

These policies go a long way toward addressing the foundational problems of preventing our population from getting more out of hand than it already is while being patriotically true to our fellow American citizens and their economic needs.

23. Require local citizenry vote to approve new business or residential development.

Historically, nearly all governing bodies in localities simply provide zoning laws and developers are free to operate within those regulations to procure property and build new shopping centers, office complexes, houses, apartments, etc. upon the property as they desire.  The people who live in these localities have had no direct voice in the matter, depending on their local governing bodies to keep an eye out for and put a stop to property developments that will have a deleterious effect on the locality, and often these governing bodies turn a blind eye to such problems in the name of additional tax revenue the development will garner.

The result of such lack of public oversight has caused a great many of America's localities to suffer significant resource drain and overpopulation, as business and local governing bodies are compelled to collude, seduced into obedience to raw capitalism's reverence of large monetary transactions and at the great expense of the community residents.

This simply has to stop.

It is time for all proposed land developments of any size to be henceforth submitted to voters of the locality for approval.

Residents know what they lack and need in the community (like a new medical facility, major department store, public park, etc.), and they know what they have too much of already (like traffic jams, air pollution, airports, etc.).

Providing voters with a final approval via the ballot box, and even polling residents on a regular basis about what they think would benefit their locality, reflects greatly needed evolution in democracy that goes a long way in helping us to intelligently manage our resources.  

24. End employer involvement in personal/family healthcare insurance procurement.

One of the big hindrances to companies hiring both full-time workers and older workers is the cost of health insurance.

Companies with more than 50 employees in all branches combined are required to provide health insurance options for their full-time employees and their families or pay a very hefty fine per month per uncovered employee.

So companies that don't want to provide health insurance because the cost per employee is too high will reduce their full-time staff, hiring more employees to meet their production needs but hiring them part-time, as companies are not required to provide health insurance coverage for part-time employees.

The cost to a company for providing a health insurance plan for an older employee and older spouse (especially 55 and over) is huge compared to the cost of a health insurance plan for a younger employee.  So companies tend not to hire older employees because of this, though sometimes companies will hire older employees as contractors instead of as actual employees, as companies are also not required to provide healthcare insurance for contractors.

The cost of healthcare insurance is usually considerably less if provided by the employer.  This is because healthcare insurance companies give employers great rates merely because they have the potential to sign up a bunch of employees, which has nothing to do with the health or income of the employees or their family members themselves -- it's just an old sales quotas custom for health insurance companies to motivate their salespersons to promote specific pre-tailored plans to companies.

It's time to end the practice of employers offering healthcare insurance.

This will put an end to a major reason of both age discrimination against older employees and excessive part-time employment at thus less than living-wage remuneration where full-time employment was really desired by the company and would have paid an adequate living-wage to the employee.

Once employers are no longer providing healthcare insurance packages, the cost of an individual policy from a healthcare insurance company, or purchased from an independent insurance agent or exchange, will come back down for everyone because of the increased competition to sell to the public, increased competition that will drive the price down commensurate with what employer provided healthcare insurance had previously been.

It's good to get employers out of the healthcare insurance middleman role to keep a cleaner relationship between employer and employee.

It's also good to get individuals thinking about healthcare as they think knowledgeably about automobile insurance: as a necessity that they need to understand in this day and age and about which to trust their insurance agent to find a plan that fits their needs and budget, and not be limited to just a few options a healthcare insurance salesperson sold to your company's benefits person in a package deal some time ago.

25. Convert healthcare insurance companies to non-profit status, thereby lowering the cost of healthcare insurance.

The ACA (Affordable Care Act) was created solely to provide more guaranteed payment monies to emergency rooms, trauma centers, and urgent care facilities that heretofore had endured so many uninsured poorer patients, especially during the Great Recession, who couldn't or wouldn't pay their bills, that these essential community facilities were otherwise going bankrupt and closing their doors.

Thus the ACA requires that everyone now procure healthcare insurance or pay a big fine on their tax return, and it initiated tax-revenue-based assistance to poorer people to purchase healthcare plans, this to thereby provide more guaranteed money for payments to keep these essential community facilities open.  

The ACA was not created just so everyone could afford healthcare insurance, as it was marketed, or much more would have been done to accomplish that, as millions of poorer Americans are still without coverage.  The ACA snagged a number of people who could afford healthcare insurance but were choosing not to pay the expense of a healthcare insurance policy during these hard economic times, and that was its tactic to accomplish the strategy of keeping ERs, trauma centers, and urgent cares better funded and their doors open.

Now, however, it is time to actually do something for the people to help lower the cost of healthcare insurance premiums to truly affordable levels.

The first thing we can do is to begin treating healthcare insurance as mandatory, as the ACA marketed itself, more so than automobile insurance as everyone is requested to have healthcare insurance whether they're sick or not whereas you only need automobile insurance if you own a car.

With this in mind, it's time to begin treating healthcare insurance companies like we do public utilities: making them essentially non-profit companies and truly regulating their premiums.

This will greatly decrease the cost of healthcare insurance premiums, as for-profit healthcare companies' profits are notoriously and needlessly excessive.

Contrary to popular misconception, non-profit corporations can still pay employees a decent salary and make and invest money for service research, development, and upgrades.  But their profits are just greatly reined in and to the degree that, coupled with better regulation, healthcare insurance premium costs will be considerably decreased without sacrificing benefit quality and performance.

So it's time to immediately begin converting healthcare insurance companies to non-profit.

This won't be an easy overnight task, as many healthcare insurance companies are traded on the public stock exchange which would have to be discontinued.  Probably the best way to make this conversion would be for a company to start a new non-profit healthcare insurance branch and have their old for-profit branch pay off stock holders and transfer the assets of the for-profit branch to the new non-profit branch.

But do it we must, as it makes good sense, and it helps to lower our healthcare costs.

26. Transfer covered healthcare decisions from insurance carriers to healthcare provider and patient.

For far too long healthcare insurance companies have told us that it doesn't matter what medical procedure we need or what our doctor wants us to have -- if they, the healthcare insurance companies, don't want to pay for it, for whatever contrivance of convenience they cite, we're simply out of luck and are forced to pay out of pocket, assuming we can afford it.

What good is insurance if it isn't there for us when we really need it?

When our car gets in a wreck and the fender gets banged up, the auto insurance carrier doesn't tell us that they won't cover this fender or that grille or whatever.  No, they simply direct us to one of their plan's repair shops and they pay whatever the repair shop says it will cost to perform the kind of repairs the customer needs.

It's time healthcare insurance companies did the same.

If a medical professional is on the list for the healthcare insurance plan purchased, then whatever that medical professional and you, the patient, agree upon, that's what gets done and for the preset price, no matter what.

Too many critically ill patients are refused necessary diagnostics and treatment procedures because the healthcare insurance company suddenly doesn't want to pay even though the client purchased coverage for it in the monthly premium.  Such a refusal should be illegal.

If the procedure is otherwise covered in the plan, no matter how many times necessary and no matter what the circumstances, if the patient and medical professional deem it necessary, the insurance carrier must honor the plan and pay for it.

If the insurance company thinks a healthcare provider isn't meeting their qualifications, they can remove that provider from the plan, subject to legal review by the provider.

27. Enact uniform healthcare cost controls.

It is time that we begin the process of examining the healthcare industry to determine what can be done to keep costs down while keeping quality care up.

The quality of care we have today is very high, thanks largely to major scientific innovations in the field.

But these technical advancements, from syringes to full-body scanners, have come with a very high monetary price tag.

Nevertheless, medical facilities simply just purchase this equipment sometimes regardless of the cost, use it to help patients, then merely transfer the cost plus markup to the patient and their healthcare insurance company.

Plus the cost of providers themselves, especially nursing staffs, and facilities maintenance etc. continues to rise.

The patient doesn't have a say in whether cheaper old tech is used or not, and neither does the insurance carrier for the most part.  The medical profession is in complete control of the equipment they choose to use and thus they are also in complete control of the corresponding size of their bill to both the patient and the patient's healthcare insurance carrier.

And as long as technology development companies know this, they'll keep on developing new high tech devices, because they know these devices will get bought, and used, and that's great for everyone, including the patient and state-of-the-art quality care.

But how do we keep the cost of healthcare from continuing to go through the roof?!

It's not like with coffee shops or fast food or even car dealers where if one isn't to your liking or is too expensive you can just go to the other one down the street.  Your local hospital or urgent care or whichever limited set your insurance approves, that's your only choice, and they are all super expensive.

It is time that we begin to address the problem of out-of-control healthcare manufacturers, suppliers, and providers costs.

We need a government agency created that will ride herd on all medical products companies and providers to determine how costs can be kept down, and with sufficient clout to keep the costs down but without sacrificing essential quality.

This is one of the most challenging items in this list.  We'll need a major team of highly intelligent people with significant experience in the medical and cost management fields to come up with some answers here that will really work.

But, do this we must, as the price of healthcare is prohibitive for far too many of our citizens. 

28. Stricter enforcement of existing criminal law.

One of the side effects of population-to-resource mismanagement is that with a high population-to-resource ratio comes not only increased crime but the challenge of consistently managing sentences for convicted criminals.

The dismal economic situations suffered by scores of millions of Americans considerably increases the number of people who turn to compensatory criminal behavior, some in an attempt to make ends meet, some out of frustration and just losing control of their behavior.  This increases the job stress on law enforcement personnel, exacerbates overcrowded prisons, and leads to suspended sentences and premature release of convicted criminals, who then go back on the streets, commit another crime, and the cycle repeats.

We have to solve the foundational economic problems in order to effectively reduce crime.

In the meantime, many of our cities are overrun with gangs and associated criminal activities and the country as a whole is less safe to raise a family.

It's time to stop plea bargaining to reduce sentences when the prosecuting motivation behind the bargain is overcrowded prisons.  Though it's not a very palatable thought, we simply have to spend more tax dollars on prisons to house additional inmates until we can get the population-to-resource ratio down to where additional facilities are no longer needed, and sufficiently reducing that ratio may take a few decades and only if we're really dedicated to the task.

We have good laws for the vast most part, and we need to enforce them with respect to apprehension of suspects and exacting the full penalty recommended by law if conviction occurs.  We need to do this for necessary punitive reasons, to reduce recidivism and foster rehabilitation, and to keep society safe and thereby improve our patriotic experience with one another.

29.  Corporate tax breaks for development and subsidized distribution of high-tech conception-prevention "birth control" pills.

Family planning is an essential part of the foundational solution of managing our population to prevent over-burdening our support resources.

Family planning, however, is a challenging task considering today's old low-tech substandard pharmaceuticals that are both controversial and have unacceptable failure rates associated with procurement difficulties, cost, and the mechanics of their use.

Many people won't use birth control pills of any kind because so many of them can function to cause an abortion, a fact which many other people are simply oblivious.  For some people, the mechanics of use of these pills are often too tedious, and, of course, there's the cost which is an issue for those lacking healthcare insurance that will cover them.  Plus these pills can really wreak havoc on many women's hormonal system.

It's high time we created new state-of-the-art high-tech pharmaceuticals that are non-controversial, easy to use, aren't systemically disruptive, are essentially 100% safe and effective, can be used by both men and women, and are comparatively inexpensive and easily procurable.

Indeed, a few pharmaceutical companies have been working on the development of such products, a pill for men that lops off the tails of sperm so they can't generate any egg-penetrating power, a pill for women that hardens released egg "shells" preventing penetration by sperm, and the like.  Since these pills prevent conception, they are non-controversial, and they target specific areas that are not disruptive of the hormonal systems.

Sadly, these products have been held up in FDA testing, less because of safety and efficacy reasons but more for political reasons associated with powerful lobbies on both sides of the abortion conflict social issue.

We need to get regressive politics out of the way of developing and distributing these greatly needed products to the people.

Tax breaks for companies that spend the money to develop these products is a start.

We also need to keep the costs down and give priority to the FDA's testing efforts to reduce needless delays.

And we need to subsidize distribution of these pharmaceuticals, making them easily available everywhere, especially to the poor.

Creating these new products and getting them out there on the market soon is an essential tool in the effective task of managing our population. 

30.  Motivate everyone to keep kids safe from drugs and alcohol.

The high population-to-resource ratio we currently suffer creates attendant family and social conflict complete with associated pain.

Nowhere is this associated pain more evidenced than in the current rampant use of drugs and alcohol to "self-medicate".

Though we might occasionally tolerate such often self-debilitating and self- and other- destructive behavior in adults under certain circumstances, we completely abhor this behavior whenever it happens to our kids, and for good reasons.  Our kids are growing, changing, developing their bodies, brains and psyches, and drug and alcohol use at their young age can so damage their development that it can cripple them for life, if it doesn't actually take that life from them in the process.

In this modern world, where pot (the street-drug form of marijuana) has been recently legalized in many states despite conflicting federal objections, our children are thus more easily and frequently exposed now to pot just as they have been easily and frequently exposed to alcohol for so sadly and damagingly long.

It's time we did more to protect our children from these potentially life-damaging materials.

Getting parents back to working a full-time living wage job of rarely more than eight hours a day, five days a week, is a start.  Finding a way to keep at least one parent or other family member (grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc.) closer to home with the kids as much as possible would also help.

But, as the 1960s taught us, that simply isn't enough.

We also need to motivate our cities, counties, and states to actively enforce the laws regarding drugs and alcohol with respect to minors, and it's time to significantly increase the penalties to adults who carelessly or intentionally expose kids to drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes, such as increased penalties for unlocked liquor and pot cabinets, brewing alcohol or growing pot in a household where kids live, procuring alcohol or drugs for kids, leaving cigarettes out where kids can get at them, neglecting to satisfactorily monitor the whereabouts of kids if kids are apprehended with drugs or alcohol, etc.

Our kids need our active support to create safe neighborhoods, schools and home environments, and that includes safe from access to the lure and damaging effects of drugs and alcohol.

31.  Create effective programs of education for K-12 that reduce student burnout.

Our children need our support to stay motivated in school so that they have a fighting chance as adults at earning a living-wage in a field they can enjoy.

Maintaining this motivation is no easy task.  Parents are often overwhelmed just earning a living, and can't always be there for their kids.  Schools are subject to politically compelled programs like "no child left behind", "common core", and the like, which either neglect to adequately educate, thus under-preparing students for the adult world, or they over-educate and thus burn out the students from an authority compelled need to create super-educated adults who can "beat" the educated adults of other countries.  Classrooms are overcrowded and teachers can give little mentoring time to those students who might fall behind.  Unprepared immigrants, suffering insufficient English skills to do well in American schools, need extra help that often comes at the expense of other students' needs.  And the list goes on.

It's time that we make schools more effective for our children.

Getting parents working a living-wage job again, rarely more than 40 hours/week, will be significantly beneficial in helping to make them available physically and emotionally to assist their children as needed with school.

Programs that merely under-educate for the sake of political quotas need to be abandoned and replaced by educational standards and methods backed by current research in brain and mind development that will adequately stimulate even "learning challenged" kids who are often simply not given an appropriately targeted education necessary to develop their specific set of talents.

Programs that compulsively over-educate for the sake of political international competition also need to be abandoned and replaced by the aforementioned current state-of-the-art educational methods that will provide the right amount and kind of education for students at a given age of development that will not cause excessive stress and student burnout.

We need to build more classrooms, procure more computers and other learning aids, hire more teachers, and teachers need to be armed with good people skills and emotional stability to provide respected guidance for children at the mentoring level.  In addition we need more teacher's aides to supplement the mentoring function.  These are all necessary now, even if in thirty years our population is reduced to where the teacher-to-student ratio is naturally larger.

Students who are English-challenged need to be segregated from the school population at large and placed in strong English-learning environments while their other studies are conducted in their native tongue until their grasp of English is sufficient for successful immersion.

These and other changes to our socioeconomic and public schools systems will go a long way toward making life better for our children, now, and in their future adult lives.  

32.  Enact uniform cost controls for state and local colleges.

As with healthcare, college education has become way too expensive, and the only help analogous to healthcare insurance in this topic is the Federally Insured Student Loan (FISL) which sadly saddles our students with great debt to begin repaying the moment they graduate (whether they get hired right away in a living-wage job or not) and continue to pay for most of their working years.

Something simply has to be done that's more affordable for our young people.

Again, this problem must be studied closely by a highly intelligent government task force to determine why the costs are so out of hand and how to get those costs back down again.  Cost controls for state and local colleges may be the tool by which resultant cost uniformities are applied to help lower exorbitant tuitions and book fees.

We also simply have to build more college classrooms and hire more teachers as needed, even if 30 years from now we've sufficiently reduced our population to where we won't need these additions; as we simply need them now.

33.  Provide college enrollment priority for American citizens.

Sadly, for reasons that can only be considered unpatriotic or misguided, we've given special scholarships and enrollment priority to non-Americans at many of our colleges and universities.

As a result our own students not only miss out on scholarship opportunities but even if they can pay their way their application is turned down because students from other countries, whether here legally or otherwise, got priority enrollment before the classes or the school itself filled.

This, of course, simply must stop.

We must patriotically give our own citizens priority as college students in our country, for their sake, and our country's economic future's sake.

This may mean that people of other countries get turned away from our schools forcing them to perhaps get an education closer to home, and it may also mean that companies still insourcing labor from other countries with a promise to supplement their low-cost workers' education in American colleges and universities may have to think twice before so promising.

We can't be having our own people turned away from college because we're unduly focused on educating the rest of the world.

Providing our own people with priority will really help in solving this major problem.

34.  Increase college tuition for non-citizens.

Again, for reasons that just don't make a lot of sense, people who are not American citizens are awarded considerable discounts on tuition at our own colleges and universities such that our own citizens pay more than non-citizens.

Again, this is just not right.

In addition to giving our own citizens enrollment and scholarship priority, it's time to increase the costs of tuition for non-citizens to considerably more than our citizens pay.

If countries want to get superior quality college educations here in America for their citizens they will either need to pay a considerable price for them or send them to school somewhere else.

Our educations here in America are way too expensive as it is.  It's time for those abroad to quit getting discount rides and instead give us a little extra help for our own people by having their countries pay more for their high quality education we work hard to provide. 

35. Stop raiding Social Security, and allow people to designate sharing of their Social Security retirement check.

Our social Security System is in trouble.

We have borrowed from this "Peter" to pay all kinds of underfunded and unbudgeted "Pauls" that we're just not paying back fast enough, and with the vanguard of the baby boomers having passed retirement age, along with increases in worker disabilities brought on by the adversities of our current economic problems, our Social Security system is really being strained. 

Indeed, data from the latest Social Security report shows that the disability component is in immediate trouble, that it will be depleted sometime in 2016, thereafter being unable to pay full benefits to beneficiaries.

Optimists are now saying that the solvency of the Social Security trust fund will keep retirement benefits coming until the year 2033 when insolvency will cause retirees to begin receiving woefully inadequate mere partial payments.  But history shows that past predictions, later reviewed with more current data, were always revised downward, such that if that trend toward over-optimism continues, the social security trust fund will actually become insolvent in 2024, just nine years from now when the heart of the baby boomers will be retiring.

Clearly our senior citizens are in big trouble here.  Something needs to be done now.

One thing we must do is to simply stop raiding Social Security to pay for unbudgeted or newly budgeted items, especially considering we're simply procrastinating paying it back as something new is always coming up it seems that needs the tax money we were earmarking to pay back that debt.  Disciplining our spending to stop raiding Social Security is imperative, as the consequences are dire if we don't stop.  We also need to pay back our current debt owed to Social Security as soon as possible.

A number of people in America are really doing well.  They've made millions of dollars, some billions of dollars, and they aren't going to need social security retirement payments as they're living in safe economic comfort and they will continue in safe economic comfort the rest of their lives.

These people will likely choose never to file for Social Security retirement payments.  Their payments will remain in the system to pay later retirees.

But we have people retiring now who are barely getting anything in their Social Security checks because their jobs got outsourced and offshored or stolen by illegal aliens, they were on unemployment forever until it stopped and they dropped off the radar, or if they were lucky to get substandard employment later on that too was wiped away by the Great Recession along with their meager life savings for retirement.

These people are hurting now, and they need help now.

We need to make a change to the Social Security program whereby those well-off individuals can choose to have their huge retirement checks distributed in part or in full to other less fortunate Americans now, raising these Americans' benefits to an amount that they could live on.

Not only will this allow these less fortunate Americans to live well through retirement, it will put more money back into economic circulation, which is good for our economy as a whole as opposed to tying it up in a government account where it doesn't play a role in economy-boosting transactions we really need right now as we languish in post-recession lack of prosperity. 

36.  Greatly reduce truly needless state and federal spending.

A statue here, a commemorative monument there, a carpool lane conversion, this and that, and the nickel and diming to fund irrelevancies adds up in our federal and state budgets.

We have a lot of big problems that need addressing with government assistance that have been presented in this list of detail solutions.

But the money for these greatly needed programs doesn't grow on trees.

We need to cut a lot of the fluff out of both the federal and state budgets that have been placed into those budgets, especially in discretionary spending, that are the results of backroom deals and lobbyist leveraging of very low priority items that simply pale in comparison to the things we need to get done for our people to get us all prosperous again, things that presently aren't getting done.

It's time to really trim the fat, as they say, to remove these low priority items, many of which are local community responsibility and some of which (like carpool lanes -- a needless failed experiment) are simply a counter-beneficial waste of time and money.

If all of the fat were trimmed, we'd have plenty of budget space for the meaty programs we really need without raising taxes, and, there'd be less borrowing, and maybe we could reduce that 229 billion dollar annual spending on interest for the national debt.

Every year governing bodies talk about reducing the budget, but seldom do they really get rid of items we really don't need.

Now is the time to stop putting this off and start cutting, to make room for the good programs presented herein that we really do need. 

37.  Require individual topic single-issue bills, no irrelevant deals, no pork.

The previous item addresses the need to trim fat in the annual budget of our governments.

At various times throughout the year, however, lawmakers address additional items of emerging importance.

These items of emerging importance are introduced in what's called a "bill".  A topic is broached, like border protection, or creating a healthcare cost oversight committee, or what have you.  The topic is proposed and then agreed upon that it needs to be addressed.  Lawmakers then draft a bill that defines the topic and specifies the associated legal statutes, costs, funding sources, and the like.  Then everyone gets a look at the bill and straw votes are taken.  Often the bill for that specific topic isn't accepted, as sufficient votes aren't likely to be there because of all the differing opinions of various ideologies and regional or state needs etc.

That's where the "fun" starts.  Those representatives who understand the bill's topic and recognize that the bill is indeed greatly needed, they begin meeting with those who don't want to vote for it, and they cut deals with them that they'll include this or that little thing in the bill, as topically irrelevant as the sometimes many additional inclusions may be, if that'll get them to vote for the bill.

By the time the movers and shakers who authored the original bill have finished gathering sufficient votes to pass the bill, the bill is so loaded with irrelevant riders and all kinds of pork, that not only does the entire contents of the bill no longer accurately reflect the bill's title, but the cost of the bill has risen significantly and maybe new taxes will need to be levied to fund it that would not have been necessary if the bill's contents had remained true to its original intent.

This has got to come to an end as well.

Bills need to be single-issue bills on individual topics, no irrelevant additions or riders.

Votes on a bill need to be only about that topic, nothing else.  Thus if it passes it's because that topic was really desired, not because there was a ton of wheeling and dealing and quid pro quo and all.

This will greatly streamline the process of getting things done in government, improving efficiency, and in effect weeding out unnecessary spending that only would have been included as part of a deal in the bill just to get the main topic passed, thus sensibly keeping costs of bills down.

Removing all the pork will also make it easier for the public to see how and why their elected officials voted for or against a given issue, because the associated bill was all about the main topic only.  Voters then know if they want to keep that person in office next election or vote them out.  This unmuddied transparency benefits democracy.

This is long overdue at every level of government lawmaking.

Now's the time for government discipline.

38.  Reduce government officials' perks, holidays, and vacations.

We've all heard about it, how government officials at this or that level and branch of government only work three days a week, Tuesday through Thursday, and have a lot of budgeted perks and tons of vacation time.

And, of course, then we wonder how anything gets done in the big House of Representatives or a state assembly.

Things get done slowly, that's how they get done -- very slowly.

This inefficiency of government is a big problem, one that we're finally addressing.

Elected officials serve the people, for a brief amount of time, and during this time they really need to be serving not dallying about hither and yon.

So it's time to reduce the expensive perks, holidays, and vacations of our elected officials to the national average of average working Americans.

Not only will this save us taxpayers a ton of money, it will keep our elected officials there and on the job more hours, increasing the likelihood that something beneficial will actually get done in an acceptable and timely manner.

Government officials get gigantic retirement packages as it is.  They really don't need to be excessively sloughing off on the job as well.

It's time we get our tax monies worth on our elected officials.

39.  Give trade-preference status to nations who support these changes to create prosperity for our citizens.

With all the changes we will be making to bring prosperity to scores of millions of Americans, there will be obvious global repercussions.

There will be countries and economic entities in those countries that will not be happy with the changes we make to our socioeconomic system because those changes will have a direct negative impact on them, especially where we've previously drawn upon wage-slave labor and from where we've imported modern necessities competing against our own industries at little to no tariffs.  The World Trade Organization (WTO) countries as a whole will also be somewhat negatively impacted by our changes.

We need to be diplomatically sensitive to these countries and every country, especially countries that are our sole source of essential raw material resources.

Thus wherever we can source needed items from more than one country, we must choose which country and entity within that country with whom to trade.  This decision is now to be based on the active and vocal support for our country in making the Powerful American Political Alliance changes listed in this webpage, choosing a preference to trade with these countries. 

Though most military assistance and large scale relief is appropriately channeled through the United Nations, we will additionally unilaterally provide expert advice assistance to these trade-preference countries as requested to help them any way we can.

This will require the utmost in diplomatic skill from our elected officials.

40. Enforce constitutional requirements for declaring war before engaging in extended military action.

The 2015 discretionary spending budget for the military was roughly 600 billion dollars.  This included development of new weapons and training as well as actions abroad.

Accumulated over the years, this is a considerable amount of money, and we want to spend it wisely.

The President is the executive Commander-in-Chief of the military and our defense from threats abroad, and the President has latitude to a degree in how much military might can be brought to a front as needed.

But the U.S. Constitution grants only Congress the sole authority to declare war.

We currently have made no congressional declarations of war since World War II.  The Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the wars with Iraq, Afghanistan, even military war behavior with the non-nations of al Qaeda and ISIL/ISIS, none of these military actions occurred with a formal declaration of war.  Instead, these authorizations of the use of military force were brought about by the executive branch requesting a mere congressional resolution that falls considerably short of an actual declaration of war.

A declaration of war carries with it international rules of engagement and formal notifications so that neutral, friendly, and enemy nations are all defined and everyone knows what the whole thing is about.  The declaration also states what the war is about, what the stakes are, what the declaring party wants to accomplish, etc.

A formal declaration of war makes it clear to all branches of our government and to the American people what's going on, for likely how long, and what support from the populous will be required.

But a mere resolution to authorize the President to use military force against a nation or group leaves all of the questions posed in a formal declaration of war unanswered with a mere resolution, and everyone, from the people of our nation to everyone in other nations, are left wondering what is about to occur and how long and to what end etc., which gives the President the appearance of having complete dictatorial discretionary powers to continue hostilities for as long as the President desires and at any degree of force without stipulating a hostilities termination goal.  Also, sometimes wars "disguised" as policing actions authorized through mere resolutions can drag on forever when it's merely all about politics and there's really no real and present danger to us or our allies.

This method of conducting hostilities is bad domestic and foreign policy.

We need to revisit all ongoing military actions and either bring them to a close or formally declare war.

In the future, we also need to stop issuing inappropriate "use of military force" resolutions unless the constitutional procedure for determining the necessity of using military force occurs, and then simply formally declare war.

Though the President is the Commander-In-Chief of the military, even the President must be responsible to the people, of America, and of the world.  In this dangerous nuclear age, we can't have the world or our own people worried about what may happen in a conflict when the reason, process, goals, etc. are not formally declared and are thus unclear to all concerned.

41. Focus on developing high technology deterrents to enemy nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

The task of providing for the common defense, as our Constitution declares, indeed involves constructing a strong military defense to repel invasion, not merely an everybody-loses mutually assured destruction (MAD) deterrent that hinges on the other side being sanely civilized.

There are some very scary weapons out there, including backpack-sized nuclear bombs that are just too easy to smuggle in and biological hybrids that make Ebola look like the common cold.

Recently we have implemented fantastic futuristic sophisticated computer laser cannons on ships that can shoot down a plane or sink a boat.  Many also say that whatever we actually implement is usually three generations behind what's currently being prototyped in secret underground weapons development bunkers.

Regardless, we like to hope that, whatever technology is being utilized and prepped for use, the focus on weapons development is defensive with regard to easily and quickly neutralizing the nuclear, biological, and chemical threats of other nations in any form and deliverable by any means.

It's important, for ours and the world's peace of mind, especially as world population has yet to even begin to reduce and high-density populations in ever-increasing abject poverty in war-torn regions continue to create al Qaeda's and ISIL/ISIS's, that we're all safe from terrorist maniacal ideologues who care only about inflicting damage on "the enemy" even at the predicted response expense of their own people.

We need to start publically presenting our policy decision to focus on the development of these defensive response weapons.

This will not only send a message that we aren't focused on developing invasion oriented offensive weapons and thus we have no imperial designs anywhere, but it will also clearly communicate that we are well equipped to defend ourselves and aid our allies in defending themselves as well, should the need arise.

One of the best ways to persuade other nations to enthusiastically embrace this list of modifications to our socioeconomic system is to show them that our big military budget expenditures about which we ask no financial help from them can create super defensive systems that we will make available to be there to protect them too.

42. Actively support United Nations serious efforts to combat genocide and oppression and insist other nations help as well.

The objectives of the United Nations include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.

We've done a pretty good job as a member of the United Nations since its formation in 1945.  We've lent our military, medical, and diplomatic aid when we agreed that U.N. intervention was required.

We do well to continue our U.N. support of its fight against genocide and oppression wherever on Earth it occurs.  We'd all do a  better job of promoting human rights if we put an end to wage-slavery in horrid working conditions, which we address for ourselves in this list, and in doing so we greatly aid in fostering social and economic development in other countries.  Another area in which we need to do a better job is in environmental protection, which is also addressed in this list.

Historically, though, we've always contributed the bulk of the aid.  That's all well and good, but it's time that other nations agreeing with the cause contribute their fair share, more than what they've contributed in the past.  If they do so, then we'll save some greatly needed tax dollars.

If it's truly to be a United Nations, we all need to be putting great effort into the cause.

43. Provide U.S. support and advocate U.N. aid for nations making a serious effort to reduce their populations.

The United States is the third most populous country in the world.  Our population is currently estimated to be closing in on 325 million people.

We have one birth every 8 seconds and one death every 13 seconds, so despite all this talk about the oldest baby boomers being 70 and many have passed away now and we're entering negative population growth, both the X and Y (millennials) generations each considerably outnumber the baby boomers and these two generations are both producing offspring, so clearly this negative growth talk is a myth.  In addition, every 32 seconds we gain one immigrant (not counting illegal aliens!) net over emigration.  Thus our total national gain is one person every 12 seconds.  We're clearly not even close to a negative population change rate we so greatly need.

But workable solutions to this foundational problem in America are proposed in this list, so we have hope to escape the attendant over-population social and economic calamities in America that are predicted should our population instead approach 400 million. 

However, the entire world's population is now estimated to be over 7.3 billion people.  The world population is growing at a rate of around 1.13% each year for a projected yearly growth of about 80 million people, an increase equal to an entire one fourth of America's total population in just one year.  Thus the world's population is increasing by one person every 0.39 seconds.  Experts say the population change rate is decreasing and that by the year 2095 it will be 0.11%.  But, that's still a positive number, not the negative number we would have needed long ago.  So even at this continually declining population change rate, the world's population by 2100 is expected to exceed 11 billion people, most of those added to already extremely painful miserable poverty regions.  Terrible calamities are predicted in these regions long before then.

Clearly something has to be done throughout the world, not just in America.  Nearly half the world's population lives in poverty with just a little less than half of those people living in extreme poverty.  This is painfully very miserable.  Piling an additional 4.00 billion people on top of them by the year 2100 will asymptotically increase poverty and extreme poverty.  We simply cannot allow this to happen.

Many of the measures to reduce the population in America can be utilized throughout the world.  Some of these, however, cost an amount of money not affordable in many of the most densely populated regions of the world, and there are pockets of cultural-religious opposition to keeping family size to a globally sustainable minimum.

We must help educate the world, utilizing the United Nations as a conduit, that we have no choice but to reduce world population or suffer an associated tragic planet-killing eradication of forests and depletion of breathable air likely some time prior to the year 2100.

We must also provide technological assistance in the form of those new state-of-the-art conception prevention pharmaceuticals, which will cost money, and that will also require U.N. aid.

Those nations that are ready to make a serious effort in reducing their populations, to thereby lower the population-to-resource ratio and thereby greatly contribute to the elimination of poverty, they will need our help and it is ethically imperative that we and the United Nations provide all the help we can.

Compelling Elected Officials To Implement Our Solution

These are the specific modifications that need to be made to our socioeconomic system to bring prosperity to scores of millions of Americans without it today.  As we implement these changes, the very process of doing so will reveal additional changes we then need to make, and we'll add those changes to the list, all in support of creating ongoing prosperity for American citizens.

Each of these specific modifications works together to create a systemic solution that will put an end to the foundational problems at the root of the 23 adversity hardships suffered by so many of us.

Again, no list of modifications is absolutely complete and perfect, including this one.  But the Powerful American Political Alliance's list of modifications to our socioeconomic and geopolitical systems is by far superior to any other list by virtue of its singular and intelligent focus upon working within the American political structures to truly solve the foundational socioeconomic problems, and, we will keep adding items to this list as necessary to make this dynamic systemic solution even better as time goes on.

This systemic solution will succeed without doing any harm to America.  In fact, not only will America be strengthened as a result, few if any Americans will really be harmed by these changes, the exception being those who have exploited others to an excessive and exceptionally greedy extent, and they'll only receive a few just desserts, nothing really major at all, nothing that will harm their ability to be prosperous.

And that's because for our solution to be ethically right, it can't cause other essentially innocent Americans to be rendered unprosperous.

The systemic solution is sound, and it is good.

Any elected official and serious candidate for political office in America would really be proud to display on their website and say in their speeches:

"I completely support the Powerful American Political Alliance."

We who are ready to regain our prosperity, or become prosperous for the first time in our lives, we can make the same statement, and we make it proudly as well.

Now it's time to determine how to choose a candidate to support when all the opponents in a race support the Powerful American Political Alliance, which is the subject of the next page in this website.  

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