Last Sunday letter writer Bob Anderson asked for my vote for president. Not only doesn't he get my vote, I'll run against him.
Anderson would cut the salaries of Congress, saving roughly 0.000025 of our annual expenditures. That exercise in class envy would get 0.000025 percent of my attention.
He would severely tax corporate earnings of more than $1 million and put every business larger than mom and pop out of business. He would cap gas prices at $1 a gallon. Because it costs far more than that to produce, the supply of gas would disappear. He would develop an affordable electric car that gets about 10 times the range now available and throw more money at wind and solar energy production despite the overwhelming evidence that it cannot power the country.
Instead of complete ignorance of the laws of economics, physics and thermodynamics I offer the following: Severely reduce the size of the Department of Education, returning control of schools to the local level including school choice vouchers. Require agency rules that have the force of law to actually be passed by Congress so no beaurocrat from the EPA can stop your land project because an owl built a nest there. Open federal lands including off shore to oil and gas exploration. Sell off unused federal property, land and buildings and use the money to pay down the debt. Seriously address retirement benefits to make the programs solvent and sustainable.
My overall goal would be to reduce the size of government and the taxes needed to support it. Do I get your vote?