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My Suggested Legislation Agenda to be Passed Before (and After) the Democrats Take Over the House
Brian Griffin | 11/19/2018 | Brian Griffin

Posted on 11/19/2018 11:50:04 AM PST by Brian Griffin

I'm pretty sure most of you will find things here to like and things here to truly hate.

Border Security
1. Allow Army and Marine personnel to take leave of absences of up to 52 weeks duration, with military command approval,
to join the Border Patrol and assist in its operations, with a $800/week Border Patrol salary and their military pay and benefit package.
2. Allow the Director of Homeland Security to specifically designate border security areas as shoot on sight/fire as appropriate zones.
3. Denounce [get out from under] the “Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees”.
4. Change US statutory asylum law effective one year after service of denounciation [i.e. ASAP] to end welfare and top-speed naturalization perks.
5. Allow invading minors, alleged and actual, to be held pending final disposition of their cases, with their (alleged) parent(s), or otherwise, as the President and the USCIS may see fit.

Chain Immigration
1. Curtail (per Goodlatte bill) chain immigration effective upon enactment into law.

EMTALA
1. Repeal the EMTALA effective January 1, 2019.
[People can buy Pelosi-pleasing PPACA coverage effective January 1, 2019 until the end of open season in mid-December.]

Mental Health Parity Act
1. Repeal the Mental Health Parity Act effective January 1, 2020.
[Its high cost is already priced into 2019 health care cost coverage offerings.]

SNAP "food stamp" Benefits
1. Change SNAP benefits to a weekly basis effective Thursday, August 1, 2019 to decrease "food insecurity".
2. Eliminate ability to buy candy and soda with SNAP effective August 1, 2019.

Housing Vouchers

[Housing vouchers should keep people from becoming homeless, not to pay their rent almost in full.]

1. Cap federal payment for a housing voucher for a housing unit, effective 14 months after enactment, at $0, plus
$250 for a first US citizen adult (age 21+) residing in the unit, plus
$150 for a second US citizen adult (age 21+) residing in the unit, plus
$200 if a male child dependent aged three to fifteen (or in high school and under age 19) of theirs resides in the unit, plus
$200 if a female child dependent aged three to fifteen (or in high school and under age 19) of theirs resides in the unit, plus
$100 for at least one of the above.

disabled adult -> $350 cap (1-bedroom unit)
[the federal government pays about $700/month in disability benefits too]
mom+newborn -> $350 cap (1-bedroom unit)
mom+newborn+dad -> $500 cap (1-bedroom unit)
mom+4-year old son -> $550 cap (2-bedroom unit)
mom+dad+five-year old son-> $700 cap (2-bedroom unit)
mom+dad+3-year daughter+6-year old son -> $900 cap (3-bedroom unit)

[High cost leftist states can chip in to pay to house their leftist voters.]

Medicaid Drug Purchases
1. allow any state to restrict its purchases of Medicaid program drugs to those that cost the state Medicaid program no more than
(the lesser of their equivalent Canadian maximum price amount or)
a. generic chemical, $20/30-day supply, $50 90-day/course supply,
b. patented chemical, other in USP classification, $40/30-day supply, $100 90-day/course supply,
c. patented chemical, no other in USP classification, $100/30-day supply, $250 90-day/course supply,
d. patented chemical, FDA breakthrough or orphan drug, use normally < 91 days, $50/day of supply,
e. patented chemical, FDA breakthrough or orphan drug, use normally < 1 year & > 90 days, $20/day of supply,
f. patented chemical, FDA breakthrough or orphan drug, use normally >= 1 year, $200/30-day supply,
g. large volume recombinant, other in USP classification, $20/treatment activity day, up to 365,
h. small volume recombinant, other in USP classification, $60/treatment activity day, up to 365,
i. large volume recombinant, no other in USP classification, $40/treatment activity day, up to 365,
j. small volume recombinant, no other in USP classification, $80/treatment activity day, up to 365,
k. small volume recombinant, patient specific , $100/treatment activity day, up to 365.
2. Large volume means >=$500 million in expected future worldwide annual sales or >=$200 million in penultimate year US sales.

Student Loans
1. Cap new federal student loans at
a. $6,000/first year - general college education,
b. $8,000/second/third/fourth year - general college education,
c. $4,000/additional year - general college education
d. $10,000/additional year - general college education, four-year college degree earned
e. $12,000/year - college education on a regionally/nationally accredited engineering track or domestic licensing/certification law accepted teacher/nursing/physician assistant track,
f. $20,000/first/second/third year - bar accepted accredited law school education,
g. $30,000/year - domestic licensing law accredited dentist/medical doctor education.
2. Increase the yearly caps by 20% if the college has in the prior academic year generally been able to timely provide its students with courses needed to graduate in the normal timeframe to earn a degree.
3. Semester caps for a college shall be half of the yearly caps.
4. Term caps for a college shall be yearly caps divided by the number of terms per year.
5. Require colleges to co-sign their associated new federal student loans.
6. Limit new federal loans outstanding for attendance at a college to 80% of the real property value (and securities) pledged to the federal Department of Education as collateral.
7. Allow new student loans signed or co-signed by a person at the time of issue related to the student by blood, adoption or guardianship to be subject to bankruptcy discharge ten years or more after issue, excluding deferment periods, less
a. six months for every interest rate percentage above four,
b. one month for every $100 in debt add-ons such as fees and charges.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance program pruning
1. Prune out programs listed in the 3,600 plus page Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

[Assign one person to say every 100 pages to identify programs that need to vanish into history.]

Old Age Social Security
1. If the Social Security Old Age Trust Fund at the end of a federal fiscal year is below $50 billion dollars
a. Eliminate the annual "cost of living" increase for the following calendar year, and
b. increase FICA tax rate on employer/employee by .1% each, effective the start of the following calendar year.

Social Security Disability
1. If the Social Security Disability Trust Fund at the end of a federal fiscal year is below $20 billion dollars
a. Add one cent/gallon to federal motor fuel tax effective the start of the following calendar year
and place the resulting revenue into the Social Security Disability Trust Fund, and
b. Eliminate the annual "cost of living" increase for the following even numbered calendar year.
2. Recreational drug use offenders shall be removed from the Social Security Disability rolls.
3. Illegal drug test positive recreational drug users shall not be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits for five years after a postive test result.

Medicare
1. add 1%(.5% employer/.5% employee), up to 6.90% total, to the federal Medicare tax effective the start of the following calendar year
in which the second last month of the preceding federal fiscal year had a national household unemployment rate below 5%.
[This will make the Medicare program more self-sustaining.]
2. Change Part D drug pricing to President Trump's foreign payer proposal.

Standard Rate Capital Gains Taxation with a State & Local Tax Deduction Cap Rollback
1. Capital gains would be taxed at standard income rates effective upon enactment.
2. The state & local tax deduction cap would be eliminated effective the tax year following enactment.
[The deduction cap cost the Republican Party control of the House.]
[The national debt is around $21 trillion and the annual deficits are about $1 trillion annually.]

These reforms should be done via separate bills to make the changes easier to get enacted into law.

This was typed up in a few hours, is mostly new material and may have errors.

Please feel free to add your suggestions.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Health/Medicine; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: medicaid; medicare; socialsecurity

1 posted on 11/19/2018 11:50:04 AM PST by Brian Griffin
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To: Brian Griffin

Paul Ryan will get right on it. /s


2 posted on 11/19/2018 12:32:37 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a' white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Brian Griffin

Here’s mine. All federal agencies get cut 10% excluding the military.
All Americans pay 10% tax rate no matter the income.


3 posted on 11/19/2018 12:47:52 PM PST by Harpotoo (Being a socialist is a lot easier than having to WORK like the rest of US:-))
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To: Harpotoo
All federal agencies get cut 10% excluding the military. All Americans pay 10% tax rate no matter the income.

I like the way you're thinking.

To this I'd add eliminating all deductions.

Skin in the game for everyone.

4 posted on 11/19/2018 2:49:49 PM PST by ealgeone (SCRIPTURE DOES NOT CHANGE!)
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To: Brian Griffin

Reservists to serve their normal time on the border with the Patrol, with optional addition voluntary periods to meet the emergency ???


5 posted on 11/19/2018 7:51:44 PM PST by elbook
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To: elbook

“Reservists”

I was thinking of active duty people, but reservists would be fine as an alternative or as an addition.

The Border Patrol needs help ASAP.


6 posted on 11/20/2018 10:12:06 AM PST by Brian Griffin
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