The Best Program for Every Politician - CSP
Popularity, good decisions, great ideas can improve opportunities for politicians to be elected. A platform that would please the vast majority of voters is a target of every campaign. Find the target that matters most and victory will be practically guaranteed. There will always be objectors, but if they are in the minority, then feel confident your government office will be made ready for you.
What is it, you ask? What will appeal to the greatest number of citizens. It is a plan which I leave another to put a label on, but for simplicity sake I will refer to it as the CSP. It is not novel but has been avoided as a first step on any agenda.
The CSP offers citizens what they would never expect, but will find delightful. Since FDR few have even mentioned this concept by itself. It has been suggested as a follow-on to another promise. Promise #1 has happened only to find promise #2 ignored, resisted and never implemented. This has a negative impact on us all.
Radically different, but not radical, this program will make every elected official more able to function efficiently. It requires dramatic policy changes and a team willing to collaborate in concert. Divisiveness may require installing charismatic like minded energetic persons, yet humble, in joint sessions with a common goal. Knife throwing, throat cutting, will be reduced to darts aimed at the center of the CSP and an atmosphere of nation healing. It will satisfy objectives of FDR, and Reagan and Trump. It will fulfill the promise so many have made historically, but failed to deliver.
A full boat of passengers with the same objective can pass legislation that will put more food on our tables, more money in our pockets, and more smiles on our faces.
This is not a long verbiage proclamation that will result in you buying pills to make you smarter, thinner, or able to see better. There is nothing for you to buy. There is no cost to anyone. All you need do is find the politician having this platform, or encourage your local politician to embrace it, Primary those who do adopt it, support their campaign and elect them. Citizens will benefit, in the short and long run. What is it you ask? What is the CSP? The economy will boom and the rewards to citizens will become obvious.
OK, I will tell you very soon. CSP offers ‘more.’ The CSP simply put is a make America better, our Federal Government more functional, the job of the President more manageable, the government operations more efficient, and every State and citizen closer to decision making in our great Nation. Opportunities will increase, independence will be embraced, the work ethic enhanced, and parents emboldened. Americans can imagine this, but needed are elected officials with a shared imagination in concert with the voters. Once in office ignoring the wants of the people should put that officials future in jeopardy. We will prosper with good government. We will thrive with great leadership. Great leaders make the hard choices, the right decisions, and do what is best and proper. Only great leaders can implement the CSP. What we are dealing with here is a vital national interest.
Simplicity personified and a task historically harder for politicians than necessary, what can happen, can indeed happen with willing hearts, a love and respect for We The People, and strength of character. Needed are others that believe in America as they do. Responsibility can be delegated, volunteers encouraged, and businesses left to attract employees with programs they offer, not burdened with government requirements. The work ethic will become a lighted candle to guide our Nation to greater productivity and prosperity. Families will be made essential, and faith based institutions revitalized. It is as good as it sounds.
You need to climb aboard and write your local, state and national representatives to join the coalition all in for the CSP. The alternative is they be replaced with others more attuned to the needs and wants of the voting majority. Everyone will know intuitively this is the best idea for our Nation. This is not a discussion about remaking the government, but refining and improving essential services that make life better, increase hope and make the machinery function as it should. It is a hurdle that can be jumped, a traffic cone that can be avoided, an obstacle that can be pushed aside, and a hole that can be filled. Your representative must do the work needed, and you must elect those than can and will make the promise and keep it.
This CSP is what will make US all better in so many ways. Beware of the resisters, the resistance, and the reticence. They are the selfish, social justice warriors that pave the way for the elitists more than the working family. The impediment to quality government comes from ideals contrary to those which make our government an aide to its citizens. We need helping hands, not controlling fists in our faces. Freedom is the bulwark of our democracy. The CSP will shore up our foundation, repair our cracked walls, and make our house like new again.
Are you ready for it. This will take dedicated servants and commitment. But the benefits are real. CSP. The Cut Spending Plan. Got it. Cut government expenditures. There are so many areas that can be made smaller. Departments overburdened by bureaucracy and inefficiencies can be reduced or eliminated. Let the states do more, be more involved, in charge. Find those areas in Washington, the hidden offices, forgotten over the years that they even exist, the buggy whips as it were, and take them off the books. Those functionaries created to serve a purpose at a time before can now be eliminated as not needed, the emergency over. Have more disciplined providers dispense funds as needed to avoid criminal activity that results in billions being lost, never received, or put in the hands of the wrong recipient. More savings are available to the Federal government by avoiding mis-used, mis-handled, and mis-directed disbursements than any expenditure for additional IRS policing and watchdog powers.
Reduce congressional staffs by questioning how many people are needed to serve a given member of the legislature. When there are too many it is a natural tendency to have them look for things to do, or legislation to write, ways to make the representative look better, or even working at all. Impose a percentage reduction program, reducing department staffs, all departments by some number, let’s start with 10%. Have those elected agree to a line item veto for the President. Cut the pork. Make members of Congress less piggish, less subject to bribes, and/or unnecessary funding for their districts to have them join poor legislation being offered up by their Party. Good legislation should not need in-house contributions, specific spending offered for districts, to garner support. The prize should be to all Americans, not to politician’s constituencies just for their vote.
The greatest gift America can give its citizens is a less costly government, a more efficient government, a helpful, caring government, serving the people, not dependent citizens, but independent, productive citizens than can and will make everything we mean to the world a sign of what all peoples can do when not on the dole, under socialism, and free to choose.
Making America first can result in savings too. When is enough enough in providing money to foreign nations, climate control programs in places like Paris, Iran, Russia or Asia, even military subsidies to nations that may not really love America? What about America first when it comes to aide for illegals, or any aide for law breakers at all? Are we to pay for family leave for the unemployed, or incentive programs for businesses that they can do themselves? There are interventionist programs by the Federal Government that are not helpful, thus not necessary.
We need programs that encourage hope, incentivize everyone, create competition to learn, and make starting businesses, keeping businesses, easier. Less regulation makes America work better, perform better, compete better, produce more at home. Keep the elitists, the major contributors to politicians seeking preferences, under control. To be for the people our government must not be against the people. Overburdening us with taxes is not right. But to avoid that, spending needs to be cut. It only makes sense to do the right thing and reduce wherever possible. We need representatives that think on our behalf, not their own. We need politicians whose mantra is headlined with a CSP.
Endorse the CSP. Call for your congressperson to lead their campaign with a CSP promise. Ask your senators to acknowledge the need and intent to exercise CSP programs. Elect a President that proclaims CSP above all else. Make known a desire for government support far exceeding government control. What is made smaller in Washington DC can only make bigger what is in your wallet.
With CSP first, above all else, what can follow naturally is RIT. CSP then RIT. Who is against that? Historically it has been proven you cannot have one without the other. When RIT preceded CSP, failure to implement CSP resulted in HND. And it is the tax-payer that pays.
Cut spending (CSP), then comes Reduced Income Taxes (RIT). With steps taken in that order, it is possible to avoid Higher National Debt (HND).
We need passengers on board the train to prosperity, calling for all conductors to lead the way, and have as the commander in chief, the engineer in the engine’s cab, take us to the next stop of America as the beacon to the world of what is possible. Democracy good. Socialism bad. Restore America. All aboard the CSP coast to coast Express.
A smaller puzzle, with less pieces, is easier to assemble. Less expensive too. CSP for you and me.
Thomas W. Balderston
Author and Blogger