If I were in charge of things, I would have more enemies than Donald Trump. I would discriminate against everyone equally. I would start with the budget and eliminate deficit spending. Last year’s revenues would be this year’s budget limit. This would infuriate everyone except the unborn children who are expected to pay for ballooning government debt.
Under the premise that government exists to fund itself, the next obvious bugaboo is taxes. For people to pay taxes, they either have to be bullied or conned into thinking they will get returns on their investment. This is why there are so many government jobs, government contractors, and government programs. “Hire the opposition” is an ancient method of reducing competition and getting cooperation. If you can’t hire the opposition, you can compromise the competition by making laws against them or throwing them in jail.
Of course, jail costs money, but the cost of competition is higher. If you’re a monopoly, like the US government, you claim a monopoly over all “economic narrows,” such as the money supply, and over the laws, like drug laws, so that you can create bureaucracies to enforce the laws everywhere in the world. This is why we have wars, which cost unborn children lots of future money. This is why we have drug cartels, too, that create enormous competition for governments, unless they buy governments and then protect each other. This is not only about El Chapo, who just got convicted, but about Pfizer, and all the other government-sanctioned drug cartels that trade so profitably on Wall Street.
If I were in charge, then, I would quit funding wars, bring the military home, and re-write their job descriptions to do the jobs we now hire government contractors to do. That government competes with the private sector for skilled labor is a given. Releasing government employees from their monopolistic responsibilities would free the government from doing both its job and that of the private sector, too. This would save unborn taxpayers lots of future money.
If I haven’t been assassinated or impeached by this point, I would issue a currency that would compete with the Federal Reserve Note. I would allow the new currency to be used in paying taxes. People could still use their Federal Reserve Notes to pay income and payroll taxes, which are set up to pay the Fed perpetual interest on federal debt. If the government is no longer borrowing money to support a deficit, the Federal Reserve would become superfluous. It could collect its Federal Reserve Notes in perpetuity and cost the US government nothing. Since the income tax pays for stupidity, many people may opt out of paying the Fed to finance government insanity. Not to stigmatize the mentally ill. Not all insane people are stupid, and not all stupid people are insane, but, like lawyers, there seems to be a disproportionate percentage of both in elected positions.
I would not waste money on border walls or border security. The way to stem illegal immigration is to give the immigrants no reason cross the border. If there were no drug laws, there would be no drug cartels, and no need for CIA, DEA, FDA, DOJ, and the international deep state financial system of commodity drug money. All those escapees from Guatemala and Honduras could return home safely.
If I haven’t alienated everyone by now, I would make payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare optional, both for employees and employers. This would free up today’s money for today’s needs and asset building. As things stand, the fiat money we have now represents government debt, so the more you have, the more federal debt you have assumed.
The government knows that the best way to control people is to borrow from them or to lend to them. If you lend something that is valueless, backed only by the “full faith and credit of the federal government,” you are counting on promises made on behalf of those unborn taxpayers to work for future money to pay a debt on nothing. Thus all investments, except those with practical value–like a debt-free home you live in–are investments in government debt, so “Rah, rah, America,” if you want your old-age nest egg to survive in the Ponzi financial system that depends on future money to pay for present excesses. Anyone wonder why the US dollar has lost 97% of its value since the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913? The “full faith and credit of the United States,” isn’t worth much anymore.
If I were in charge of things, I would acknowledge that government can barely afford to be in the government-over-the people business, much less in the war business, the agriculture business, the health care business, the social-consciousness business or the business business, so I would dismantle all the government “help” and its corresponding regulation and force people to find their own answers to their own problems, without the Nanny State to tell them what to do and how to do it.
If I were in charge, then, I would make life as easy as possible for myself by divesting myself of responsibility for making decisions for everyone else. By then everyone would probably be an enemy, but who needs friends when you have peace?