Conflicted Tuesday

conflicted deck2 cover 219x300 Conflicted TuesdayWe have worked out an exclusive deal with the publishers of the survival card game “Conflicted” where we will be posting one question per week from the deck for open discussion here on TheSurvivalistBlog.net. You can buy your own Conflicted Deck here and play it with your friends and family… Okay here we go…

If you could change one thing about the government today what would it be? How would this change benefit your country and benefit it’s people?

Looking forward to the discussion in the comments below…

Comments

  1. worrisome says:

    With the exception of Cheezy’s playing through here, there are so many good and thoughtful responses I am proud of you! Everyone has been thinking! This is good, may come in handy and bless you!

  2. 1) taxes no more than 10% total yearly, sales, income, death, corporate gets flat taxed benefits all and encourages new start ups
    2) everyone obey constitution and laws or they get tossed out of the country
    3) no perks for politicians or law or lawyers or lobbyist
    4) all laws have to be voted on every 20 years, this will keep congress busy so silly and special interest laws don’t get passed
    5) get back on the gold or palladium or thorium or whatever is worth more
    6) guns and armor similar to Switzerland and Israel

    pretty please
    amen

  3. What to change? Get rid of “revenue sharing” programs
    How does it help? 1) Money is the source of great corruption…clean up the temptation and remove some small part of the corruption. 2) Return to representative taxation…as a citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, I am not (or should not be) responsible for enhanced welfare programs in California or supporting education in Mississippi. If those citizens which to have those programs they should self fund or give me a vote. Otherwise, we have taxation without representation. 3. By reducing the number of programs “managed” by Washington, we automatically can cut the size of the federal government and make the use of funds more efficient by eliminating those layers of “management”. The states can raise taxes to make up for the shortfall and still reduce the OVERALL tax burden, and can manage programs without federal oversight and “help”. So, benefits include smaller government, probably a smaller tax burden for most of us, and programs that are more responsive to and focused on local issues.

    • mountaingypsy says:

      BQ, Money and votes entices the politicians to start the programs and then gripe about what it costs. The public does not start them. I think most of the funds that could actually get to anyone in need, especially the VA, get lost on all the extra govt. employees, then all the extra committees to find who is cheating. Too many agencies, too much fraud, too much drain on the tax we pay. We never get to vote for what is needed, for the citizens, once ‘they’ get entrenched in office. War/conflicts are a great profit maker. It is dumb to appoint more political committees to oversee their peers, instead of some independent outside group. Who of them is really going to go against another unless they are from the other party? As we are all saying here, the whole place needs a cleansing, thorough makeover, get new but better people, (not fanatics)get rid of the ones too established, to actually represent us, not their agendas, and actually follow the Constitution, and change the Supreme Court.

  4. Simple but oh so radical…follow the constitution! Put the emphasis on freedom and liberty not control and tax money.
    Provide a safety net to give a hand up for those that truly need it, not lazy dirtbags that abuse the system. No back room deals everything on video for the country to see. Bills written in plain language, all bills to be considered for at least a year. Elected officials must follow the same laws and rules that they pass/like everyone else. Elected officials will be paid an average salary with the average benefits as the people of the US. Decentralize the government make the elected ones live among and hear face to face what the people that elected them think and how they are living.
    Honor
    Integrity
    Character
    not just words but a way of life!

  5. Heads Up: Ebola can be spread by shaking an infected person’s hand.

    From the CDC:

    1 Casual contact is defined as a) being within approximately 3 feet (1 meter) or within the room or care area for a prolonged period of time (e.g., healthcare personnel, household members) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., droplet and contact precautions–see Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations); or b) having direct brief contact (e.g., shaking hands) with an EVD case while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., droplet and contact precautions–see Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations). At this time, brief interactions, such as walking by a person or moving through a hospital, do not constitute casual contact.

    • This information was in a footnote to a CDC Report.

      http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/case-definition.html

      • Black Rose says:

        So if the person standing in line bihind me sneezes, I must admit I will be thinking “Eeks! ebola?”

        I don’t like this one bit. 🙁

    • Bam Bam, I’m still puzzled by all the health care workers who are coming down with the disease when they are following the protocol of the CDC, WHO, etc. when they are treating patients. Did the Zaire strain spread to health care workers in the percentages this strain appears to be spreading?

      • Let me enlighten you. If an unfireable affirmative action worker takes a blood pressure machine from an isolation room and checks the blood pressure on everyone on the floor with it, you could get in more trouble for correcting the affirmative action then they would be for spreading disease.

        • That, and labor unions, is the problem we have in the VA in a nutshell. Workers who refuse, or half-way do their jobs, can’t be replaced. Not so critical when it comes to the mail, but is costing thousands of lives in gov’t-run health care.

  6. Patriot Farmer says:

    That the income tax rate for any and all levels of government shall be no more than 2% of ones income.

  7. This article reports a death in London due to Ebola and says similar cases have been found in the U.S., Germany and other European countries. I will keep searching for more information.

    http://www.moneyinternational.com/news/ebola-task-force-set-combat-deadly-virus/

  8. cheesy:

    I couldn’t go any farther on that thread so, “A wise man has many counselors”. I count my wife as one of mine. She knows me best.

  9. Hunker-Down says:

    This is just like potato chips: you cant stop with just one.

    Abolish the federal reserve.
    Term Limits.
    Tort reform.
    Congress shall pass no law from which they are exempt.”
    English only.
    VA fair and proper treatment of vets.
    Food stamps require civil service work. Field work for the able, office work for the disabled.
    Border enforcement.
    Impeach Eric Holder and his boss.
    Insurance reform.
    Elected judges with term limits; no appointed judges.
    Flat tax.
    Immigration reform, devoid of political influence.
    Prosecute companies hiring illegals.
    Prosecute federal/state workers who will not execute the laws their agencies are in existence to enforce.
    Disarm all government agencies not tasked with enforcing the law.
    Eliminate teacher tenure.

  10. Liability,
    I would introduce criminal AND civil liability to all government employees, elected, appointed, contracted or hired.
    Nothing evens the playing field so much as when all parties have at least some “skin in the game”.
    P.S. I would reserve a special place in liability/penalty hell or administrators, turnabout being fair play and all that….

    • BOB, Agree! If they had liability, a few decisions/votes might be more thought out. I also think this pertains to police, and the ‘rich’, and Wall Street. As we know, if they are rich, or a cop, they seem to pay a fine or go to rehab or it just quietly vanish awhile. If you are anyone else, you go to prison or loose everything to pay lawyers, loose jobs, your house and family sometimes. Prison eliminates many voters, and is now for profit industry as we know.

  11. Curley Bull says:

    What can I say? The first time in a week that I’ve felt like even sitting in front of the computer and the first thing I look at is another “Pissing Match” on my favorite site. You know one of the things most of us served for was the right to express one’s thoughts, but once you’ve done that, pass the mike to the next fella. I was really disappointed with some of my “Fellow Pricks” at not just letting it drop and die out. The more you feed it, the longer it lives.

    Canyonman, Odds are that I’m not on the “Right-hand” list, but please tell me I’m not on the “Left-hand” list. That would mean no snugge.

    As for the original question, I’d vote for Bob Barker and what he stated about 20 to 25 years ago. “Fire the entire damn congress and start over. Do not let any lawyers or professional politicians even run for office.”

    Oh, and Fellas, I’d like to share my letter head with you;

    We stood tall together under the Red, White and Blue,
    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard too.
    We answered when our Country gave the call,
    We all gave some, while some gave all!

    Now do you remember? We have to love them all, but we don’t have to associate with them.

    With a brother’s love,
    Bull

  12. Term limits for Congress.

  13. Reduce the size of the US govt, until the govt tax revenues produce a surplus that can begin repaying the mountain of debt, which will restore worldwide confidence in the US dollar. If this means reducing the sacred cows of Soc Sec & medicare, etc, do it despite how much it’ll make ppl hate those (you) who are responsible. It’s in the best long-term interest of the nation.

  14. Curley Bull says:

    Hey Fellas, I’d like to share a couple of quotes with you.

    “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”

    — H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

    “The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.” ― Adolf Hitler

    Well, what does that do for your blood pressure along with thinking about the current situation? Just some food for thought.

  15. If I would change one thing, it doesn’t do much to help our country since it is multiple changes to make any effect, but it basicly starts with the kind of voters who put these idiots in office.

    I would change these people if I could, but no amount of truth, resourses, education, moral values offered them would work since this is a basic free society and they chose not to be so free and let lawlessness and immoral conduct rule. God gave man a choice to chose the paths they take.Unfortunately, people suffer the consequences.

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