I hope that the desire to be a part of history wasn't the only reason people voted for Obama. Personally, I feel no matter who we vote for we will get the same brainwashed political puppet so I didn't really care much who won. Regardless of race or gender. I liked the strategies that ManClinton used to eradicate the deficit and was hoping WomanClinton would apply the same but I also realize it is not just the person who sleeps in the White House but the staff they are surrounded with.
Anyway, this will not be an "I'm so excited for the future and what this means as we all walk united holding hands as we make history" bullshit post like everyone else is doing today.
You want change? I'll give you change.
Step 1. Completely shut down all financial backing for NASA. I mean really. I enjoy sci-fi and fancy space photographs as much as the next geek but really, how will any of this help our financial situation in the next 8 - 100 years? Unless we find diamonds on Mars, space is a giant black hole for money.
Step 2. Bring our military home. Stop wasting money and human lives elsewhere. The U.S. is hurting and we need to lick our wounds. Yes that even means we pull back those groups that we are protecting. You damn well know as soon as we are done help them get stable they were turn and stab us in the back like history has shown.
Step 3. Steamroll and regulate colleges. How much money is wasted here? Everyone regardless of financial backing should be able to afford a good education. People have computers. People have internet access. People have webcams. Uhhhh, why are we still polluting the Earth by driving to school and paying for parking? Why are we still buying books that we can't resell because new versions come out next semester? Three little letters you greedy McGraw-Hill motherfuckers, P D F. People may argue, "But they won't learn social skills!" At $30,000 to $500,000 a year, we can teach our kids social skills at home.
Step 4. Cut welfare. If you can't get a job at McDonald's, you shouldn't get free money for staying at home and having more kids.
Step 5. Legalize AND TAX street vendors and day workers. These people WANT to work and aren't standing at the corner of the freeway with a cardboard sign or pestering you at the gas station. Tax them for the money they make. We are throwing away money by arresting or deporting them.
Step 6. Legalize AND TAX marijuana. If people want to kill their own brain cells, swell their brain mass like they do with alcohol and grow man boobs, then tax them. There is a lot of money to be made and taken away from drug dealers and traffickers.
Step 7. Reduce the size and pay of all politicians. You have to be kidding with whatever explanation you give for this not having been done generations ago.
Step 8. Drastically increase the educational requirements of school teachers across the board and have them rotate districts. No preferred or "good" schools should exist. Education is important.
Step 9. If you can't limit the quantity of children irresponsible parents choose to have then at least tax them higher and stop tax benefits after two kids. Why give people bonus incentives for overpopulation?
Step 10. Completely restructure incarceration procedures. People aren't afraid of prison. Make it so. Reinstate the electric chair. Don't provide dental and health care. Don't provide entertainment. Don't provide delicious food. Segregate criminal severity or by their capacity for re-education. Put those who are animals down already and stop allowing them to be a vacuum on government funds and society in general.
I could go on.