1) State the goal of your Presidency.
To push the entire public into taking a more active role in the process. 2) What're the first 3 issues you're going to attempt to resolve?
1. Education. Change the American outlook from 'those who can't, teach' to 'teaching a new generation is the highest responsibility'. Part of that is to change/reform/scrap the 'No child left behind' business from the Bush administration, that only
2. Reintroduce the corporate tax credit/reform corporate tax for companies that invest in American growth and development. IE. R&D tax credits would come back, if you want the credits you have to reinvest in American business growth (new mills, plants, office complexes, bye-bye outsourcing) Side note: Hold a summit with Canada and Mexico to redraft NAFTA and fix the inequities it has for all 3 countries. (Job/Commercial issues in the US, Material 'drain' issues for Canada, and Environmental and Labor issues for the people of Mexico)
3. Reform the Special Interest/Lobbiest Issues in Governement. It's 'We the People', not 'We INC.'. Following President Obama's example, all cabinet positions and White House staff positions would require a modified 'No compete' clause that prevents any member signing the contract from working for a Special Interest Group or Lobbying firm for at least 2 years (preferably 4 +) and any member with prior associations are required to recuse themselves from policy making in areas where their past associations would constitute a conflict of interest.3) What 3 issues are you not going to deal with at all during your Presidency?
1. Heath Care: One man can't fix this, I would direct congress to put up a bipartisan panel to build a program with the suggestion to be careful of special interests.
2. Environmental Reform: As above
3. Tax Reform: As above.
All 3 are issues that need time, work and a cooperative effort to resolve to the good of all. 4) Name one government program, initiative, or policy that you want to end.
Don't know about doing away with something, but I'd definitely see about giving the GAO (Government Accounting Office) more teeth and independence to allow them to look into election fraud and misconduct.5) What will you do differently than other Presidents?
Accept that I won't be getting reelected.
Honestly the biggest problem this country faces is that we don't participate in the process. I mean, since Watergate no election has had more than 60% (or so) of all registered voters and the number of registered voters to eligible voters is likewise smaller.
Too many people standing around wailing about the process and problems and not contributing to the process. A democracy works only as well as the people working in it, when only around 2/3rds of 2/3rds of the people eligible participate that is not a democracy and we have no one to blame but ourselves.