King Of The Jungle

Most will recall in the movie, The Wizard of Oz, the lion sings “If I were king of the jungle…,”.  In our world today the “king of the jungle” is to a very large degree the president of the U.S.  (POTUS in acronym language).  So, I got to thinking about what I would do if I were the POTUS.  Here are a few actions that immediately sprang to mind.

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  • I would veto any bill that had amendments or add-ons having nothing to do with the intent or subject of the bill.  No more pet projects buried in unrelated legislation.  No more pork belly spending attached to other bills.  If the legislation is good, then clean it up and I’ll sign it.
  • I would put on a full court press for term limits on all elected officials and judges.
  • I would push for passage of tort reform.
  • I would seek a national lottery with the requirement that all net proceeds be dedicated to reducing the federal deficit.
  • I would ask for legislation that moved us toward a mandatory balanced budget over a ten-year term.
  • I would make a very public stink about the legislators passing self-serving legislation that provides lifelong salaries, full medical coverage, private perks like the senate dining room and barber shop, and demand such prior legislation be rescinded.  Legislators would role all such accumulated monies into the public Social Security and Medicare funds.
  • I would demand legislation prohibiting the raiding of trust funds such as SS and Medicare.
  • I would require all legislators to sign a pledge that they had personally read any bill they were to vote on.  No digests from 25-year-old aides.  No voting on legislation not fully studied.  This would do two things.  1) serve to simplify and shorten all bills being considered; 2) avoid passing legislation never read and certainly not understood such as happened with the ACA (Obamacare).
  • I would form a committee of leading medical professionals to write new legislation for health care.  This committee would be formed by leaders from pharmaceutical companies, retail drug companies, hospital administrators, nursing home administrators, health insurance companies, and both general practitioners and specialist doctors.
  • I would bring together top leaders from all sectors of education to formulate a new department of education.  These people would be from grade schools to universities, private, parochial, and public schools, and both city and rural areas of the country.[/message]
Those things would likely keep me busy for a week or two.  Then, I would go to work on your list.  What would that include?

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Ken Vincent
Ken Vincenthttp://sbpra.com/KennethVincent/
KEN is a 46 year veteran hotelier and entrepreneur. Formerly owned two hotels, an advertising agency, a wholesale tour company, a POS company, a leasing company, and a hotel management company. The hotels included chain owned, franchises, and independents. They ranged in type from small luxury inns, to limited service properties, to large convention hotels and resorts. After retiring he authored a book, “So Many Hotels, So Little Time” in which he relates what life is like behind the scenes for a hotel manager. Ken operated more that 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Caribbean and formed eight companies. He is a firm believer that senior management should share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of management.