Secretary Nominations: President Trepidhickory is seeking nominations for the Department of Trade and Domestic Business. Members should post a comment indicating their interest.
I hate to be forward, but this position has been open for a long time and only one person ran (me) and still no decision.
I support Congressman BillyJoeCobain for this position and would find it a very good choice to nominate him.
Thank you and it is BillieJoeCobain lol
Thank you very much
My goal is to keep a running surplus of 500 billion, allow free trade and the free market to work, and eliminate the department of energy and severely limit, if not eliminate, the department of commerce.
Why are you in favor of eliminating the department of energy?
Because the department of energy is a waste of money. We pour money into developing alternative forms of energy when the private sector can do it jut as efficient If not more
I am wholeheartedly against that as a Tennessean, the TVA is an amazing organization that is the main reason Tennessee was able to develop a domestic economy
also the DoE does more than research alternate energy, there are many other branches
I understand your view and would not ignore that. I would not ignore any view. We have a congress to vote on these bills and decide. That's my personal opinion. Waste of money. Let the free market work
I respect your view and share part of it and I'll keep you in consideration
Thank you very much, Mr. President
I have one question before I make my case: Now, this department has control over what?
I understand that it has power over trade, but the domestic business is pretty vague...
On trade, I am a strong proponent of free trade and low tariffs. I support limited taxation. I am very fiscally conservative, but I wouldn't block out other ideas
It also includes the former dept of energy and agriculture if I'm not mistaken.
It includes agriculture, commerce, and energy. And all sub agencies
Well, my opinion is that energy and agriculture should be eliminated if at all possible and commerce is in pretty unstable territory...
Why the creation of so many departments and committees?
These departments already exist, they are merely a combination of ones already in place
I nominate BilliJoeCobain, I think that's how you spell it...
Thank you very much. It is spelled BillieJoeCobain, but no big deal. It is a combination of the names of Billie Joe Armstrong and Kurt Cobain...
Sorry forgot the e lol
No problem. I am just shocked by somebody nominating me
Haha well we agree, and we had some ideas for what we need to do. So you got my support.
Oh yeah. Over in the other poll about ideas for eliminating departments...lol. That was u. Sorry I forgot
Haha it's fine
Good. And just to clarify I got a Skype request from somebody...was it u?
No I don't know your skype, but mine is wvamerican.22
Just public FYI-
Up to date VC budget for 2014:
Revenue: $5.7 trillion/year
US Expenditure: $6.4 trillion/year
VC Expenditure Adjusted: $5.8 trillion/year
US 2014 Budget: -$700 billion/year
VC 2014 Budget: $300 billion/year surplus
Does that count recent spending bills?
Awesome, so that could be up to a 400 billion dollar surplus then if both pass.
Good work jack.
Yessir. Thank you
Awesome! That's great. I want to reach $500 billion. So this is a good start!
Correction- VC Expenditure should say $5.4 trillion not $5.8 trillion