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Here’s how to get country back in shape

I wish I was running this country. In 4 years, it would be back in the black. The country is in the worst shape it has been in the past 200 years.

The first thing I would do is bring back the middle class. Now, all we have are the rich or poor people.

The second thing is boycott all imported oil for at least 6 months. That would bring prices back to normal, so instead of paying more than $4 a gallon for gas, it would be a lot less.

The third thing I would do is microchip all people in prison to cut down on spending. Microchip the 40,000 on parole and track them with a computer.

My hat is off to Rita Crundwell; the only thing she did was get greedy and get caught. If the city of Dixon would have audited the books once a year, she would have been caught in the first 5 years.

A fourth thing is bring home 90 percent of our troops. The U.S.A. is a superpower.

The fifth thing is cut back on welfare. People who will not work because they’re unable to read are just plain lazy. In many cases, women with children need it especially if they are single and have deadbeat dads.

Another thing I would cut back on is politicians. Why would someone spend $1 million to get a job that pays only $100,000? To me, it’s a license to steal money.

Another thing I think is taxes should be coming down. They haven’t, except on the rich people, but it really hurts the working class.

Where is all the lottery money going? The lottery isn’t something new. George Washington outfitted his troops with lottery money.

These are only a few ideas that I have, but I have a lot more.

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