www.RonTravisSr.com by Ron Travis
Political Platform

RECOMMENDED PLATFORM TO SAVE AMERICA

  • BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT - The only way to make politicians do the right thing.
  • ENERGY INDEPENDENCE - We must drill now in all feasible locations while protecting the environment.
  • OPEC MUST BE FORCED TO SET REASONABLE AND FAIR PRICES FOR OIL - The pipeline for Canadian oil must be approved now.
  • TAX EXPORTS OF OUR OIL - Place the tax in a reserve for exploration incentives and oil-spill emergencies.
  • TAX EXCESS PROFITS MADE BY OIL COMPANIES - Tax excess profits at 100% over a generous but reasonable profit. Place this excess-profits tax in the oil exploration and emergency reserve.
  • GAINS FROM SPECULATING IN OIL FUTURES SHOULD BE TAXED AN EXTRA 10% - This extra tax penalty on speculators manipulating the oil price should also be placed in the oil explorationa and emergency reserve.
  • IMPORTS SHOULD BE TAXED - Imports should be equalized for American standards for: Enviornmental - Safety - Human rights - Living conditions - Wages - and Currency manipulation.
  • REPEAL OBAMACARE AND ALLOW COMPETITION ACROSS STATE LINES.
  • SEPARATE ALL SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING FROM THE GENERAL FUND - The General Fund should pay a flat 6% on the debt owed to the Social Security Trust Fund. Full benefits should start at age 70 and the cost of living increase for Social Security should be a flat 4% per year.
  • ELIMINATE BAILOUTS FOR COMPANIES - UNIONS - PENSION PLANS - ETC. Let the bankruptcy laws work.
  • FEDERAL INCOME TAXES SHOULD BE SIMPLIFIED. The rates should be 5% for everyone (individuals and corporations) up to $25,000 - Then 15% up to $100,000 in earned income, and all dividends and capital gains - Then 25% on all income above $100,000.
  • REDUCE FEDERAL SPENDING TO LIVE WITHIN THE BALANCED BUDGET - Return the power and functions to the states - Justify every department and line item in the budget.
  • NEGOTIATE REPAYMENT IN OIL OR OTHER RESOURCES FOR USE OF OUR ARMED FORCES TO LIBERATE COUNTRIES.
  • ELIMINATE ALL REGULATIONS THAT ARE NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY, AND FAIR COMPETITION.
  • REVIEW EVERY LINE ITEM IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS ESSENTIAL, EFFICIENT, AND EFFECTIVE.
  • MAINTAIN THE STRONGEST MILITARY IN THE WORLD - Equipment - Training - Support - Technology -Cyber Warfare - Aircraft carriers - Submarines - Aircraft - Missiles - Missile defense shield - Intelligence - Friendly alliances.
  • STRENGTHEN BORDER SECURITY - Uses double fences - Drones - Cameras - Patrols - Hiring Illegals penalties -
  • TORT REFORM - Limit on pain and suffering awards, perhaps $200,000 - Loser pays for frivolous lawsuits.
  • UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND WELFARE TIED TO RETRAINING AND WORK PROGRAMS - Results in benefits of: Pride - Purpose - Confidence - Competency - Inspiration - Spirituality.