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Articles - July - 2019 Issue

Elect Me President and . . . .

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Vote to have a future

It seems beyond shocking the deterioration in the American political landscape but as a consequence there seems to be room for another 72 year old in the race.  These are the policies I will pursue with serious purpose.

 

College and university graduates could work in approved government programs and see their college debts reduced by 1/7th each year.  The next generation of homeowners won’t control their destinies until this debt is addressed.

 

I would begin a substantial study of the relationship between memory and emotions.  The emotional component of human thought lies buried behind a wall of social preference that encourages SAT type intelligence over emotion.  That’s a shame.  Emotional intelligence is both different and, in many people, far stronger than traditional intelligence.

 

I will start an online .org website and database that will be called a Billion Strong.  It will enumerate the concerns about global warming and encourage citizens across the planet to join  this worldwide organization.  We will identify compliant and non-compliant countries, companies and organizations and encourage members to avoid using or purchasing products based on their position [and actual efforts] to reduce global warming.  Our motto:  vote with your wallet every day.

 

If I’m elected the 10% of highest earners will see a dramatic change in their marginal tax rates with each percent higher paying an increasing percentage.  The top ten wealthiest individuals will have postage stamps in their honor.  The bad news:  they’ll pay for the stamps.

 

Inherited property would be fully taxable beginning with the second generation.  It is tempting to create a barony for each child but one hopes they develop a life style consistent with their income, not their inheritance.

 

There will be national healthcare patterned on Medicare that works well and is, in dollar terms, 10% more efficient than Obama Care.

 

I will eliminate corporate involvement in elections.  Contributions will both be financially penalized, and enumerated on the cover pages of all corporate financial statements and news releases for 2 years.

 

Insider trading will be penalized at 10 times the benefit received and include consideration of all persons who have benefited including foreign nationals who will be barred from entering the United States.  The penalty be assessed on the total.

 

If contributions to social security are not capped the Social Security deficit will be erased quickly.  I’ll eliminate the cap.

 

Presidential collusion with foreign countries will allow for the death sentence.

 

It will be illegal for the difference between the base full time pay of the lowest paid worker in a company to be less than 150 times the highest pay, including deferred income, of any employee, be they on a board or functioning in the operations of a company.  Greed at the top will raise the lowest salaries quickly.

 

Foreign companies that sell stock on the US exchanges will be subject to the same laws and accounting regulations as domestic companies.

 

 

Are we on the same page?  Let’s get started.

 

Bruce McKinney

bmckinney@rarebookhub.com

 


Posted On: 2019-07-03 03:25
User Name: 19531953

I will vote for you, Bruce, when you add the following:

Mandatory 10 years prison (no parole) for the following "Crimes" applicable to all, but tack on 2 years for people in this Trade/Hobby exhibiting the following traits, as in theory, they are intelligent and should know better:

Snobbery
Hypocrisy
Abuse of Power
Cowardice
Dilettantism
Laziness
Elitism
Ignorance
Dishonesty

A Potential Voter,
Eric C. Caren
The Caren Archive


Posted On: 2019-07-15 02:41
User Name: cowboyjack

Bruce ~
Would running for President mean you would have no time for Rare Book Hub? We would miss you so forget it. Besides, i don't think you could take the abuse.
cowboyjack,
Tucson, AZ


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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ian Fleming, <i>Goldfinger,</i> first edition, inscribed to Sir Henry Cotton, MBE, London, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing after pledging support to King George III against American rebels, 1776. Sold for a record $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Sonia Delaunay, <i>Ses Peintures</i> . . ., 20 pochoir plates, Paris, 1925. Sold for a record $13,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Diana, Princess of Wales, 6 autograph letters signed to British <i>Vogue</i> editor, 1989-92. Sold for $10,400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alexander Hamilton, ALS, as Secretary of the Treasury covering costs of the new U.S. Mint, 1793. Sold for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Benjamin Graham & David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis,</i> first edition, inscribed by Graham to a Wall Street trader, NY, 1934. Sold for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Barbier & François-Louis Schmied, <i>Personnages de Comédie,</i> Paris, 1922. Sold for $9,375.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Alphonse Mucha, <i>Ilsée, Princesse de Tripoli,</i> Paris, 1897. Sold for a record $13,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ralph Waldo Emerson, <i>The Dial,</i> first edition of the reconstituted issue, Emerson’s copy with inscriptions, Cincinnati, 1860. Sold for a record $3,250.
  • <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. <i>On the Origin of Species.</i> Presentation Copy. Sold for $500,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Darwin, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pp, negotiating the 2nd American edition with Appleton. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Hemingway, Ernest. Autograph Letter Signed, 8 pp, Paris, 1924, to his father discussing Bullfighting, Stories, and his new baby. Sold for $25,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Corialanus.</i> London, 1623. 1st printing [Extracted from the First Folio]. Sold for $50,075.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Swift, Jonathan. <i>Gulliver's Travels.</i> London, 1726. 1st edition, Teerink's A edition, fine, large copy. Sold for $21,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Fitzroy, Robert. Autograph Letter Signed to agent Thomas Stilwell, informing him of the progress of H.M.S. Beagle. Sold for $17,575.
    <center><b>Bonhams<br> Property from the Collection of Nicole and William R. Keck II</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Shakespeare, William. <i>Sonnets.</i> 1901. 2 volumes. Printed on vellum and illuminated by Ross Turner, bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Sold for $13,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Beardsley, Aubrey. <i>The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur.</i> 1893-94. 2 volumes. Contemporary painted vellum gilt by Chivers. Sold for $5,325.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Assisi, St. Francis. <i>The Canticle of Brother Sun.</i> Illuminated on vellum, for the Grolier Society. Sold for $7,575.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Rackham, Arthur. <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.</i> 1/500 copies signed by Rackham. Sold for $4,825.
    <b>Bonhams, Jun 13 results:</b> Proust, Marcel. <i>Du coté de chez Swann.</i> 1st edition, 1st issue. Inscribed by Proust. Sold for $8,825.

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