Running forPresidentMy fellowAmericans, as you all may know, I am running for president this year. This presidentialelection is unlike any other election held in the United State before because ofthree reasons. First, it is different from the rest because I am running for presidentthis year. Second, there is a greater chance of there being a Hispanicpresident being elected for the first time in America’s history. Third, moreand more people have started to express their right to vote, especially the youngergenerations. Before I begin to explain why I am running for president or statewhere I stand, let me say a few words first. Become a maverick.
Now beforeanyone says something, let me define the word maverick. Maverick is defined asan independent individual who thinks and acts in an independent way. This meansthat we should have some characteristics of both free spirit and originality.Now I am not saying that these ideas should control your life or anything butbetter yet, they should be foundations to help you as an individual and tolater in the future help others and eventually our country. Not thinkingindependent but thinking original to create a bigger impact on society. There have beenmany great presidents of the United States that have gotten elected and madehistoric changes to this country. Presidents like Abraham Lincoln, TheodoreRoosevelt, and Franklin D.
Roosevelt all made history with their decisions andactions as president. So, why do I want to run for president? Well some mightwant to run for president because it has nice perks, good prestige, and a wellpayed salary. However, these reasons are only secondary, no tertiary to me. Thereason I want to run for president is mainly because I want to make a greaterimpact on our country that no one has ever done before. For starters lettingthe people of this country know my campaign slogan which is become a maverick.
Another reason, which is just as important,why I want to run for president is because I feel that I would make a more ofan impact as president to carry out my ideas and the ideas of the people insteadof just voting to see if another president will have my same ideas andinspiration that I have. Throughout the course of history there have been somemajor issues that certain presidents have confronted. The issues that I want tofocus on as president are the availability and affordability of health care,future terrorist attacks, hunger and homelessness, and illegal immigration. Thespecific policies that I would also like to focus on are holiday bonuses injobs, and making abortion illegal. Other issue and policies that I might ormight not mention are also going to be taking into consideration, but these arethe ones that I want to mainly focus on.
The first issuethat I would like to talk about is the availability and affordability of healthcare. As most of you may already know, the Affordable Care Act or ACA is an actthat was supposed to fix this health care problem. However, its design to makeinsurance affordable for people with low incomes just isn’t enough. Many peopleof this country are unemployed and some of those who are employed don’t makeenough to afforded health care. My proposal is that we should maintain the AffordableCare Act but change a few things.
For starters, I would keep the requirement thatevery American needs to have health insurance or they will be penalized. I believethat this requirement is important because everyone should have more than I wayto pay for health care. What I was thinking of proposing was taxing for healthcare. Now I know that there are some taxes being deducted from your hard-workingsalaries such as federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax, butthis tax is one that will benefit mostly those that can’t afford health care.You basically only pay for two hours of work per month to have health care. If youmake seven dollars an hour at your job you pay fourteen dollars a month whichis eventually about one hundred and seventy dollars a year.
Now there are somecatches to this plan, for example if you work over time you might have pay alittle bit more, like bout ten percent for every overtime hour. What about thepeople who make more money than the ones who can’t afford it? If you takesomeone for example who makes let’s say twenty dollars an hour and do the math,this person would pay forty dollars a month or four hundred and eighty dollarsa year which is much more than the one who would have payed less. This is wherethe second part of the plan comes into place. Those who make more than twicethe minimum wage of their area don’t have to take part in this plan and cankeep on doing the regular way of paying for health care. Those who make morethan minimum wage but not as much who make twice as much can choose which partof the plan they want. This idea is intended to help more of those people who can’tcurrently afford health care.
Now I know that this is a lot to take in but onceyou speak with one of our service attendant, they will explain the plan in muchgreater detail and recommend what course of action is better to take. Once again,I would like to say become a maverick. Once you are mentally prepared, you can achievegreater levels that you would have never known you could reached. Another issuethat I would like to address is the issue of a potential future terroristattack. Terrorist attacks occur not only in the United States, but also inother parts of the world, such as in France, Italy, Romania, and Sweden to namea few. To start on this topic, I would like to define the word terrorism togive you all a better understanding of what it is.
Not on what you see on thenews but in the dictionary. Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use ofviolence and intimidation in pursuit of personal aims. The most recentterrorist attacks have created a racial tension between the Muslim communityand everyday citizens. Many people think that if you look Muslim you are aterrorist, but that is not the case. Not all Muslims are terrorists, just likenot all people are naturally good at swimming. This issue of terrorism hascreated a lot of panic in our country. The only solution that I have currentlycome up with is to improve security everywhere especially where there is alarge number of people, such as at an airport and concert. Security officialsshould be alert always and should be more in numbers in these populated places.
Of course, you should not say things that could potentially cause harm toothers like yelling bomb at an airport. You should not do this not only becauseit is illegal but also because it gives terrorists an opportunity to strikewhen officials are distracted dealing with you false alarm when something realcould be happening. Let’s get off the topicof what issues I want to fix for a little bit and focus on what specific policiesI would like to focus on. For starters, I would like to talk about holidaybonuses given in jobs. One of the first things that I would make in to a law isthe mandatory of giving your employee a well-deserved bonus.
What do you meanby that? Well from what I have been hearing, some employees have been complainingto their employers about holiday bonuses. The issue is that the employer,instead of giving out a regular money bonus or something similar to the employee,is replacing the regular bonuses with employee discounts that aren’t even worthit. These so-called discounts are only five percent off the employee’s purchase.That doesn’t even cover enough for the taxes! I have heard about yourcomplaints and I am here to deliver.
One of my first actions as president willbe to make bonuses worth looking forward to and not a replacement that isalmost worth nothing. Become a maverick and get your well-deserved bonus. Nowthis mostly benefits the employee but then again, the employee benefits the employer,so this plan will even out the playing field and will give employees motivationto work hard again. Another policy that I will carry out is making abortionillegal. I am against abortion and I believe that life is one of the most importantgifts someone can give or receive. I believe that if a woman gets pregnant, sheshould accept her actions and accept the responsibility of taking care of herchild.
Instead of abortion, look for a better solution like putting your childup for abortion. The living child won’t die and will be well taken care ofspecially trained individuals. Now this adoption solution should be like a lastresort and your decision should start when you are about to do the deed. If youdon’t want to get pregnant then the best way is abstinence, according to healthclasses taught around the world. Every human being has the right to live, sincelife starts at conception, unborn babies have the right to life. How is yourchild supposed to become a maverick if they aren’t given the chance to live?