I sadly have to accept that the next President is most likely going to be Sen. Obama. It saddens me that this is the case because he is not what this country needs right now, but is what we are going to get. I just hope that he and the Democrats in congress don't go crazy. This country can not afford the tax and spend policies of the past. We need to move the country forward and that means creating new jobs and paying off the huge amount of debt we are currently racking up at a record pace (about 1 trillion in the last week alone).
I have one suggestion and it won't be real popular with anyone, but it might just help the country out of the mess that it is in. A question was asked during the debate what would either one of them ask the country to sacrifice to fix the mess that we are in. Neither one gave an answer because asking people to sacrifice doesn't win you votes. Here is my plan and it won't win me any friends. We impose a nation sales tax of 1% on everything (think fair tax plan promoted by Huckabee) that would be used solely to payoff the nations debt, period. I know that this is crazy and there currently isn't a mechanism to make this happen, but it is necessary.
We get the smart people together and figure out how to implement it. We also prevent anyone in Congress from tapping into it for any other reason because you know that they will try. You could make all kinds of rules and mess this up, but if done right the American public would put up with it if it meant really paying off our huge debt. It would also open the door to the fair tax policy that would get rid of income tax, which we really need to do because it would end the class warfare in this country. If you buy something then you pay a sales tax, plain and simple. If you buy cheap stuff then you don't pay a lot and if you buy expensive stuff you pay a lot, but regardless the percentage is the same thus fair for everyone. Sen. Obama, you say want a fair tax system and this is it. You can't get any fairer then the same for everyone. This would also close all the loop holes and force companies to pay taxes here and not hide their money abroad.
I ask you, wouldn't you be willing to pay a 1% sales tax to erase our national debt? Let me here what you think because I might be off my rocker with depression over the thought of the next four years with President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid in charge.