Friday, May 9, 2014

Where the Progressives and Libertarians Can and SHOULD Unite

1) Ending or drastically scaling back on the drug war (sorry, Mr. O'Reilly). 2) Comprehensive immigration reform (and especially allowing Masters and PhD graduates to remain in the country). 3) Reductions in military spending (AKA pentagon reform). 4) A much lesser internationalist foreign policy. 5) Ending corporate welfare. 6) Tax reform; reducing the rates in exchange for eliminating loopholes. 7) Entitlement reform involving further means-testing. 8) Visa reform in an effort to reclaim a lot of the tourism which was lost after 9/11. 9) Campaign finance reform. 10) Welfare reform; beefing up the Earned Income Tax Credit in exchange for dismantling much of the bureaucracy. 11) Marriage equality.

4 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

In general, I agree with you on these items. However, as always, the devil is in the details.

Most people will agree that most of these points need to be addressed. Even, both sides in congress agree that most of these points need to be addressed.

Recognition of the problem does not solve the problem, unfortunately.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

It would be an honor to work with you on any of these issues, Jerry. BB Idaho, too.

Rational Nation USA said...

A very well.thought out list Will. I think all items are doable, but as Jerry points out the devil is in the details.

There are a lot of devils active in the legislative and bureaucratic process.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

We could probably add the NSA and Obama's war on the press (a phrase that I've co-opted from The Nation's Jeremy Scahill) to the list, too, huh?