U.S. Senator John McCain - Arizona
First 100 Days in Office Plan :
1.Illegal Immigration: Close the border down with troops and a
complete fence. Activate instant Social Security Number check.
Enforce fines and other laws against employers hiring illegal
immigrants. Provide free transport home to any illegal who turns
themselves into Ice.
2.National Debt of 9 Trillion Dollars: This debt is a burden on the
American People and the U.S. Government. It must be paid off now. I
will ask the Congress to pass a 1% fee on all wholesale goods
transactions. This money will go directly to the Treasury and be used
solely for paying off the National Debt. When this has been
accomplished all moneys collected by this fee will then be used to
set up a Social Security lock box fund. This money will be used to
pay off all the money the Government has borrowed from Social
Security since 1966. The money cannot be used for any other purpose.
Congress will have no access to this money at any time.
3.Auto Industry Revitalization: I will Hold a Public Summit meeting
with all US Auto Makers and the UAW. This will be to discuss how
best to pay for changing the US Auto Industry from steel panel
construction to Carbon Panel construction on all new cars. At
present, technology exists to cut half the weight off of cars, thus
doubling the gas mileage. This same Carbon Panel technology is also 5
times stronger then steel. The cost of these carbon panels is the
same as or less then steel. We can have lighter, stronger and more
fuel efficient cars within two years. The main draw back is tooling
the old steel stamping plants into new Carbon Panel plants. This is a
major expense for an industry that is down on its heels. The summit
will find a way to pay for this and make the USA the leading car
manufacturer once again. The jobs created by this will be numerous
and and should spread to all 50 states in a short period of time.
4.Alternative Energy Summit: This summit will be held to coordinate
all Federal and State alternative energy plans as well as to
consolidate buying power. The cost of alternative energy is too high.
This is due to the bizarre web of taxpayer credits and write offs.
The alternative energy company's are milking this confusion for all
it is worth. I would propose that all the moneys in all the plans be
consolidated and the one buyer use its purchasing power to drive
prices down. The purchased products could then be passed onto the tax
payer at cost plus reasonable handling fee. This would spur
alternative energy company growth as well bring many new company's on
line. The end result will be a huge decrease in carbon gases, a
lowering of prices by at least half, a cutting of the need to build
new power plants.
5.Oil price Summit: Within days of taking office I will order the
Justice Department to investigate price fixing in all commodities
markets. It has been obvious for far too long that these markets are
being manipulated and the American taxpayer is getting the bill. I
will then hold an open summit with oil company leaders and
congressional leaders. The oil company leaders will be asked to make
their best case for drilling in all known areas in the US that
contain oil and natural gas. The congress will have to mandate
environmental safe guards but still listen to what really needs to be
done. For far too long oil and gas drilling has been turned into an
us against them political game. It shouldn't be. Because the Football
ends up being the American taxpayers wallet. This has to stop. Now.
6.Taxes: At this time, with the country heading into a natural down
turn in growth it would be unwise to raise taxes. As many before me
have done, I will try and come up with a better tax system. All input
will be welcomed and accepted. Hopefully, we can put aside partisan
bickering and get the job done this time.
7.Trade Agreements: Trade helps the US grow. To restrain trade
borders on economic suicide. The last time this country did that we
got the Great Depression and then WW2. Lets not go there again,
Please. I do agree that new trade agreements, unlike the past
agreements of Nafta and WTO with China, both passed by the Clinton
administration have serious short comings. If a trade agreement is
going to devastate an American industry then it shouldn't be passed
without helping the people in that industry retrain or reeducate for
another industry. It is nice to have low priced goods available for
the American people. But you have to have Americans who can afford to
buy them. Under WTO with China this is the case. Additionally China
has not lived up to its end of the agreement. I will give China 90
days to get into compliance and then I will start enforcing the
agreement to the letter. If China has a problem with this they can
always end the agreement.
8.The War on Terror: All the Hope in the World won't get Radical
Islam to Change. These Terrorists are bent on destroying western
civilization, human rights, constitutional rights, religious freedom
and just about every other right you can think of. They want to take
the world back to the 6th century enslave all women and kill anyone
who doesn't agree with them. The war against this tyranny will
continue under my administration. All input and advice as to real
solutions will also be listened to and good ideas will be acted on.
But to surrender and then try and hide behind the oceans of the world
is not an alternative.
9.Health Care Price Reform: The best way to lower health insurance
costs is to break up the Health Care Industry monopoly. I would due
this by giving every American a Tax Credit to buy health insurance
with. All Americans making less then 250 thousand dollars a year
down to zero will be eligible for this. I will then instruct congress
to rewrite health insurance laws. The new laws would allow anyone to
buy insurance from any company in the fifty states. Company plans
would not be allowed. pre-existing condition exclusions. Every
citizen would be responsible for buying their own plan. All company's
would be required to offer a family plan to any two people calling
themselves a family and living under the same roof for more then 1
10.Infrastructure Repair: The National US infrastructure is in great
need of repair. A funding source thats inviolate is needed. This will
guarantee continuity in repairs. At present this problem has turned
into a Pork barrel from hell in the Congress. I will have the
appropriate agency's work together and come up with a list of what
needs to be repaired and or replaced and in what order it should be
done. To pay for this I will ask the Congress to enact the following
fees. A $2.00 dollar fee on all new individual tire sales. A 25 cent
fee on all quarts of oil. A 1% fee on all sales of wholesale auto and
truck parts. 25% of these fees will be set aside for mass transit
repair and or replacement. Once these fees are in place Congress will
have no control of the money. The money will disbursed according to
the agreed on punch list of repairs and or replacements by the
agency's directly in charge of the projects. The Congress will hold
oversight hearings every 6 months to check on progress and question
all associated costs. Congress will have the power to shut down for
cause any run away project such as the Big Dig if they are not
satisfied that the Tax Payer is getting their moneys worth.