The Think Write Thursday topic for this week is to write about 3 things you would do if YOU were the President of the United States.
Tomorrow is Inauguration Day and for the first time in many years I will not be watching. You probably already know this about me but in case you don’t, I will say that I’m a bit of a news and political junkie. So, Inauguration Day? Right up my alley. I love the pomp and circumstance, the music, the poetry, the speeches, the parade and all of the political pundits dissecting every detail of the event.
Or should I say loved. Because this year? Nope. We did, however, want to find a way to tie this event into our topic this week and that’s when Kat and I decided it would be awesome to think about what we would do if we were president. Here are my 3 top things.
- Implement Universal Health Care. I believe that health care is a right not a privilege. I further believe that no one should have to experience financial hardship, debt or bankruptcy because they got sick. I’m a fan of the single payer model for funding. And, while I think the transtion of this would be difficult for our country I still truly believe it’s the best thing that could happen in the end.
- Appoint a left leaning justice to the Supreme Court. I want someone who would uphold gay marriage and would not strive to overturn Roe v. Wade. I’m thinking Barack Obama might be an excellent choice.
- Create a system for publicly funded college education for all. Student debt is atrocious and out of control. Furthermore, I believe that we owe students whatever level of education it takes to earn a living wage and currently that is difficult on a high school education. In other words, if you need a college degree to support yourself then we should provide that level of education with public funds.
Now, don’t expect me to explain how I will pay for these ideas and plans. I mean, why should I be any different than most candidates running for office?
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