REALITY PARTY PLATFORM 2016
Fiscal Responsibility -The Reality Party supports smaller Federal Government under 18% of GDP, supports eliminating Deficit Spending by Federal Government, supports reducing the National Debt each year until it’s eliminated, supports Lower Taxes to lighten the burden on Americans, and supports a Strong Dollar policy to protect Wealth and Value in America First. The Reality supports a Balanced Budget Amendment for America.
Tax Policy – The Reality Party supports fair & reduced taxes, simplification and reduction of overall tax code, more transparency and parity in policies without prejudice or special interest exceptions. Taxes should be to provide what we need, not to feed an overwhelming greed by Bureaucrats to spend money without restraint, supports the Downsizing of Federal Government size and scope regarding waste, redundancy, & inefficiency to allow for lower taxes with more effective completion of their necessary tasks for tax payers.
Job Creation – The Reality Party supports an “America First” position, supports the need to stay current and competitive on an international scale, supports leveraging our position as the worlds #1 consumer nation, supports realigning of International pricing practices to remove the burden of subsidizing other nations costs, supports small business creation & innovation as core of Job Creation, supports viewing all bills & regulations as to how they will impact jobs/commerce, and supports a pro-growth policy in all aspects of the Economy to drive & maintain Job Creation.
Entitlements- The Reality Party supports transitioning to a smaller entitlement program as we understand All of us must take a little less for it all to work, supports a tier system and asset/net worth consideration as a precursor to entitlement qualification, supports an uncapped Social Security contribution tax(Currently capped at $118,000), supports complete requalification for Social Security Disability for years 2000 and after, supports distinguishing between citizens and residents/states and territories for entitlement qualification, supports no entitlement credits for anyone not a current citizen, supports a reduction in payout and an earlier age on payout, and supports redefining the Medicare/Medicaid drug benefit program to use economy of scale to force reduction in prescription drug pricing.
Healthcare – The Reality Party supports affordable and accessible healthcare based on informed decisions between doctor and patient, supports complete repeal of the ACA(Obamacare), supports a real solution to certain issues by a national bi-partisan transparent interactive process, supports re-establishment of individual HCAs, supports Tort reform for all aspects of the medical community, supports complete overhaul of pharmaceutical pricing model/patent timing/generic expectation, and supports a Patient First premise to all Healthcare aspects.
Education – The Reality Party recognizes the failure of the Federal Education Program Model as we spend more than any other nation but are ranked lower than 25 in the world for quality of our results, does not support Common Core, does not support “No Child Left Behind”, supports raising the bar on Educational results to increase our competitive success in America, supports control of Education at the State/local level, recommends the Dept of Education be eliminated and replaced with a Advisory Council that recommends to states what should be done(no Federal mandates), supports equal access to and accountability for education across all districts, eliminating pensions for all educators/replace with IRA and matching based of their results/comprehensive knowledge/measurable impact, and going nationally to a year-round school system to reduce/realign costs while improving the impact of monies spent.
Government and Ethics – The Reality Party supports clear and transparent lobbyist efforts which are not misaligned with regular citizen access to leadership, supports Campaign finance reform by making all efforts 100% transparent & making Federal monies available only to Candidates raising less than $100 million for President, supports eliminating career politicians who serve themselves more than their constituents, supports reform of the Criminal Justice system, supports elimination of or penalties for frivolous lawsuits, supports lawsuit process reform overall, supports streamlining the lower courts process, strongly recommends reinforcement of the separation of powers between the branches of Government to minimize judicial activism/executive overreach, supports the highest ethical standards and effective oversight of our elected leadership, and supports strongly reducing or eliminating Executive Orders as they are by definition not intended to work outside our political structure to get personal goals accomplished against the greater good as decided by the proper nationally-elected officials.
Environmental Policy- The Reality Party supports safeguarding our nation’s natural resources balanced with the need for economic development as decided at the State level, supports eliminating the EPA at the Federal level/replaced with State level control, supports a streamlined EPA Advisory panel to advise/suggest to States, and supports transparent environmental impact studies within each state including real solutions to how better to proceed if results are insufficient.
Energy Policy – The Reality Party supports VAT on all energy exports, supports reinvigorating the power grid in a public/private partnership, supports regional energy refinery hubs, supports reducing and then eliminating energy subsidies completely, and supports energy independence from foreign sources.
Immigration- The Reality Party supports a comprehensive Immigration Reform to focus on 3 main goals- good standing of candidate, willingness of candidate to assimilate into America, intent of Candidate to become a Citizen & better our Nation. We support legal immigration at a restrained rate that America can handle without risk, supports Immigration from nations in good standing and does not support Immigration from Terror/Risk nations, does not support Immigration of Candidates who cannot be vetted properly, supports a compassionate fair transparent approach to resolving the Undocumented Worker issue, and supports a congressional committee update of Immigration policy on a 4 year basis so it always stays aligned with modern day American needs and values.
Foreign Policy – The Reality Party supports elimination of foreign aid to any nation harboring terrorists/training facilities/non-compliance with our national security policies, supports putting America First yet respecting the policies and sovereignty of all nations, supports creating an Ally Algorithm that defines by results/actions who our Allies are/by default who is not, supports raising the penalty for human trafficking and smuggling, supports eliminating our Nation building approach and reducing our International police role, supports getting all other nations to be more self-reliant for defense, supports using vehicles such as NATO and UN as leverage to enforce international issue, supports utilizing strict trade embargoes on terrorist nations until compliant, and supports redefining the difference between States & Terrority/Citizen & Resident/Permanent Resident & Temporary Documented Immigrant, and supports.
Criminal Justice- The Reality Party supports Criminal Justice Reform to clarify the roles/expectations of all entities involved, supports eliminating any inherent bias built in the system or sentencing guidelines, supports stronger relationships between law enforcement/communities, supports law enforcement living in the community they police, supports raising the penalties for Drug Smuggling/Dealing & Human Trafficking, supports an approach similar to “stop and frisk”, supports a proactive law enforcement approach profiling for Cause not Race/Religion, supports the mandate for all individuals to carry either Federal or State Identification at all times & be required to show it when asked by law enforcement, supports Prison Reform/alternative incarceration to reduce recidivism, and supports strong community involved private/public partnerships in inner-city areas of need to change the cultural dynamic as a way to break the current destructive cycle.
National Security- The Reality Party supports policies and programs that guarantee a strong national border, supports substantial reform to Immigration policy, supports vetting of 100% of Immigrants or denial of passage for any reason, supports an official recognition of the National Debt as a potential real security breach and commit to eliminating it, supports an American First policy, supports upgrading our military(in strength not size) and intelligence capabilities(both human assets and cyber capabilities), supports revitalizing our international relationships and expectations from partner nations, supports using all aspects of military/intelligence/cyber/financial reach to proactively eliminate terrorism from the planet, supports using our nation’s status & strategic importance to reinforce with clarity and consistency our nations objectives & commitments, and supports putting the safety of our citizens, resources, & the economic interests of our country above all other foreign concerns.
Constitutional Rights– The Reality Party supports the Principles established in the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, supports a limited Federal Government that works for US, supports limiting the reach of Federal Government and the scale in spending as well by capping it at 18% of GDP maximum(less if possible), supports a strong nation of laws that empowers individuals/business/states, supports a non-activist Judicial branch & an executive branch that doesn’t overreach, and supports a Government that protects us in a larger sense but one that recognizes our indisputable autonomy of individual Freedoms within that scope.
Social Issues– The Reality Party recognizes and celebrates all of our personal diversity, supports individual liberties within the law, supports all Constitutional rights/freedoms, supports any pursuit as long as its within the scope of US law and doesn’t impede or infringe on the right or Freedom of someone else, mandates that all entities that receive public money spend it efficiently and only to the purpose it was intended, and supports the risk inherent in individual liberty to be accountable for one’s self.