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If you could create a new law what would it be? In my school, I have the opportunity to go to Brussels and give a speech in the large forum. what This speech would contain is three new legislations which i think would benignity society.

So I thought I'd ask you guys to see what laws or legislations you think would be most beneficial to society

asked Nov 26 '10 at 15:23

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  • Secularize the government. COMPLETELY, this time.

  • Legalize marijuana for people 18 and up, no drinking age. If you have access to alcohol early on, you'll learn not to abuse it.

  • Adaptive driver's licenses. I know plenty of people around 14 that are mature enough to drive. I also know a ton of people in their senior year of high school who I wouldn't trust with my cell phone, much less a two-ton hulk of metal.

  • All taxes should be struck, to be replaced with an inflated sales tax. The benefits are obvious: No loopholes. Everyone pays.Illegal aliens pay. No more defecit from them. Rich people don't get out of it. The middle class is less strained. And rich people buy more than less fortunate people, so it all balances out evenly.

answered Nov 27 '10 at 22:38

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surely it should be done by pay brackets? if you earn less then 10k no tax 10-20k 2% tax 20-30k 5% 30-50k 7% goes to tax 50-70k 10% goes to tax 70-100k 15% goes to tax 100k-200k 20%, 200k-500k 30% and then any thing over 10m should be 60% easy!

(Dec 29 '10 at 23:53) jakek090 jakek090's gravatar image
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My simple answer to that is: we don't need to. Rich people spend more than poor people. Someone buying a private jet at a 20% tax rate is going to pay more than someone buying a bag of chips, no matter how you slice it. So, why complicate the system when you don't need to? You can't avoid spending money, and rich people spend more than poor. Simple as that.

(Jan 06 '11 at 09:01) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image

Rich people do spend more then the poor however the poor also need every dime they have to do things like eat and pay bills, a dollar to some people can mean a lot more then even a million to someone very rich. What would the percentage be?

(Jan 06 '11 at 19:53) Xiro Xiro's gravatar image

there are a couple flaws, right people have millions in the bank, they are not spending it, meanwhile poor people dont have anything in the bank, because they have to spend it all, so poor people are being taxed more percentage wise as to what they earn.

poor people do need every penny they can get, but they still use services from the government... and they need to pay some thing for that service...

(Jan 06 '11 at 22:34) trueb trueb's gravatar image

If people are poor enough it is possible to reduced rates or pay nothing at all because they just do not make enough to live let alone pay extra on top of everything else.

(Jan 07 '11 at 19:35) Xiro Xiro's gravatar image

You do need to spend money, and most people don't sit around on a million dollars while living like a pauper. Most people successful enough to make that money know that having money sitting around is worthless. Money is only useful if you're spending it. And rich people spend like crazy, generally. Take Paul Allen. Or Warren Buffet. They spend a lot of money. Also, there are several reasons why this model would actually save people a little bit of money. Finally, it encourages saving, as money in the bank isn't money being taxed. So, less fortunate people save a little money, in two ways, and rich people pay more taxes. Just like it should be.

(Jan 07 '11 at 21:26) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image

The "Fair Tax" (HR-25) Re-introduced this year would be at a rate of about 23%, but replace all other federal taxes and do away with the IRS. The bill would also address the poor in as it would give a "prebate" instead of a rebate of all the taxes paid on the essentials needed. (food, clothing, housing, etc.).

(Jan 09 '11 at 14:06) John Godwin John%20Godwin's gravatar image
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I agree with all of this except for the legalization of marijuana. Drugs like that need to be illegal except for medical use. The drinking age thing I agree with though, but at younger ages hard liquor should still be limited, only wine and beer should be allowed to people under 16.

(Dec 30 '11 at 20:23) chadt4 chadt4's gravatar image
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I would make it a global law that every military and police force must have an adequate zombie defense division. I may sound paranoid now, but when it happens, you will all thank me.

answered Nov 26 '10 at 19:56

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ppft.. it will never happen ;D

(Nov 26 '10 at 20:08) Liam Liam's gravatar image
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Hey it can AND will...

(Nov 27 '10 at 02:21) Matthew B Matthew%20B's gravatar image
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Make a law that made it so religion could not interfere with the law.

answered Nov 26 '10 at 20:25

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I approve not only as an Atheist, but as a secular humanist.

(Nov 26 '10 at 20:56) Gorkon5567 Gorkon5567's gravatar image
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Ditto. It must be aggravating to be forced to go to Mass, or read the Torah.

(Nov 27 '10 at 22:31) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image
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Or not be able to get married do to your sexual preference.

(Nov 28 '10 at 21:25) Justin Justin's gravatar image
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I love it here in Boston. We're very open to that sort of thing, even though it may not be everyone's decision to be gay. That's the right way to be.

(Jan 07 '11 at 21:28) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image
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Also note that the Bible clearly says there should be separation between Church and State, so many Christians will not actually agrue against it.

(Jan 09 '11 at 18:17) iGeek3 iGeek3's gravatar image

I SOOOOOOO agree with that!!!

(Dec 30 '11 at 10:20) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image
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I would make it law that no ammendments could be tacked onto a bill unless the ammendment was directly related to the bill. No more wheeling and dealing to get some bullshit law passed by tacking it onto something they know will pass.

answered Nov 27 '10 at 16:20

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I second that motion

(Nov 27 '10 at 19:14) Norman1971pa Norman1971pa's gravatar image

Make our major highways more like the German Autobahn. No speed limit, yet very safe.

answered Nov 26 '10 at 21:17

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I second that. There are going to be a lot of changes that need to be made. Especially in training/drivers school.

(Nov 27 '10 at 07:20) Lestat611 Lestat611's gravatar image
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You must be kidding. Most drivers in this country can't handle the speed limits we have now! The interstate system was designed for 70 mph. Turn people loose at higher speeds and there will be mass carnage.

(Nov 27 '10 at 17:11) Scanjo Scanjo's gravatar image
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I agree with you. There should be a fast lane and a slow lane on the major highways.

(Nov 27 '10 at 19:18) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

You've obviously never been through Atlanta at 2am.. 6 lanes at 100+ You just hope you don't see brake lights...

(Dec 30 '10 at 00:04) wrileys wrileys's gravatar image

I know this is a year old but...the reason for poor drivers in this country is that it is so easy to get your license. I believe children should be able to start learning good driving skills from a young age and develop them before they are old enough to get their license. Also, high performance driving courses need to be mandatory.

(Dec 30 '11 at 20:26) chadt4 chadt4's gravatar image

ALL (elected, and/or appointed) government employees take a 25% pay cut starting in 2011. No loop holes, no exceptions.

answered Nov 27 '10 at 18:46

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and.... If they refuse to get along and work together they either forfeit their pay, or get replaced.

(Nov 27 '10 at 21:10) Sozo Sozo's gravatar image

that wont really make a difference!

(Dec 29 '10 at 23:32) jakek090 jakek090's gravatar image

Oh yes it will. If the president's pay was reduced by $100,000. That, combined with each house rep./senator's pay ($165,000 a year) is a serious hunk of money. A few million dollars AT THE VERY LEAST. That's nothing to sneeze at, even for the government.

(Jan 07 '11 at 21:34) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image

I would make it a law that all teens that attend school(Middle and High School) are paid to attend. The teens that don't go to school wouldn't be paid. It would be better encouragement to get teens to go.

answered Nov 26 '10 at 15:56

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That wont really make them want to learn, but to stay for the money... Then again with 60 million people in middle and high school paying each individual would destroy our economy... Nearly a trillion dollars is spent on schools already so kids who do wish to learn can.

(Nov 26 '10 at 20:06) Yuma Yuma's gravatar image

Yeah it was just a thought. I didn't actually think about it that much

(Nov 26 '10 at 21:07) TomMaxwell TomMaxwell's gravatar image

Still that would be sick! minus the consequences

(Nov 27 '10 at 02:21) Matthew B Matthew%20B's gravatar image
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School should just be made optional because it would be stupid and weird to pay people for "learning" something and in relation to this shortcoming of our modern society, minors should be exempt from sales tax because it's taxation without representation and we teens don't get much money on our own anyway.

(Nov 27 '10 at 07:25) zman zman's gravatar image

Tom, that's why you're in school. To learn how to think about things "that much". It's much easier to think completely through a problem and come to a good solution rather than thinking it half way through, coming to a half-baked solution, and suffering the consequences of your short sightedness. Learn how to solve problems well and businesses will pay you for that skill.

(Nov 27 '10 at 16:41) Scanjo Scanjo's gravatar image
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Here's another take on this:

How about if the law was read in the context of: if you go to school, have 85+% attendance, with a grade-point average of no less than 88 percent (unweighted) you would receive a monthly check from a National Teen Education Initiative Program. Sounds good to me..

If you have an 88%, that means you are in the top 12% of students. Then, yes, it sounds right to me. This could always be a higher number, such as 90 or 91 percent.

People who decide to drop out of school have a very little chance of making money at all. Who would hire a high school drop out, other than a farm or fast food restaurant. Which, in reality, you should be required to be in school or have a high school diploma before being allowed to get a job of any type.

(Nov 27 '10 at 18:18) JoshBudde JoshBudde's gravatar image
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in the UK we have something called EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) which gives students, from a poorer background, funds to go to school its not a huge deal but its enough to give students a chance to learn if they want to and not be forced to work from a young age a miss out on opportunities.

Its worked out by household income. the bottom 20% get £10 a week, the bottom 15% get £20 a week and the bottom 10% get £030 pounds a week.

This funding only comes in once you start college or a 6th form. thats after the age of 16, when by law you don' have to go to school.

(Dec 29 '10 at 23:30) jakek090 jakek090's gravatar image

But you guys also pay triple the tuition. That law makes me feel bad for you guys. To think: the American government looks smart compared to the British govt.!

(Jan 07 '11 at 21:30) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image
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ban smoking in college......

answered Nov 26 '10 at 22:49

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They already did at my college. They all need to go to the parking lots to smoke now.

(Nov 27 '10 at 07:21) Lestat611 Lestat611's gravatar image

No Christmas music until the week of Christmas and it must immediately stop after Christmas is over.

answered Nov 27 '10 at 01:11

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That is a bit late, the Christmas season starts after Thanksgiving, however it should not start before Halloween is even over, it should wait until after Thanksgiving.

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(Nov 27 '10 at 08:00) zman zman's gravatar image
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Make it simple. Christmas music only in the month of December. No exceptions.

(Nov 27 '10 at 16:44) Scanjo Scanjo's gravatar image

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I was gonna say that but you beat me to it ...

Only by two days :D

(Nov 30 '10 at 15:28) DomChester DomChester's gravatar image

IE Cant be the default browser.

answered Jan 06 '11 at 18:43

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