<![CDATA[HALEY2024 - Blog on Haley2024 the Movement]]>Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:25:20 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Transitioning the Post Office to the Free Enterprise System ]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 20:34:54 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/transitioning-the-post-office-to-the-free-enterprise-system
The question is not, if we should, but how, we should transition the Post Office to the free enterprise system.  The demand is there and corporations can do the job.  Haley2024 proposes the standard transition to free enterprise.  I will reiterate here and give some specific post office issues.   
The post office has many assets.  Planes, trucks, equipment, buildings, land, intellectual property, personal among many others.  All the assets will be divided up in to hundreds of for-profit publicly traded corporations.  There should be much debate and studies on how asset are divided and the size of each. 
Once divided all the corporations would need to work together to make the system work.  The Federal government would own all the stocks of every corporation.  All legislators would have a percentage of voting rights for stocks held by the Federal government.  By law, the stocks of all the hundreds of corporations would need to be sold off to the public at a one percent a month, thus less than 9 years, they would be totally owned by individuals.  
Legislators would be need to go through Corporate Proxy Groups to insulate them from too much control and possible corruption.  Individuals would likely use the Corporate Proxy Groups as well.  The revenue of selling the stocks would first go to unfunded liabilities of the post office such as retirement.  The rest would be used to pay down the debt.    
The universal stamp would likely still be used, however this would likely be for the bare bones of service and that stamp price would be reduced.  Many business models would develop.  People could pay extra to get home delivery and even more if you wanted 6 days a week service.  To keep the price down, some people would opt for a once a week service, while others see value in daily.
Some people would save money by opting to pick up mail at ‘cluster boxes’ or likely there would be small strip mall stores with P.O. Boxes for regular mail.  Many models would emerge to save money or people would pay for extra services.  Advertising mail would likely try out many models, and even have a service where people could opt out of all or certain types of advertisement.   
New contracts would be drawn up.  New competition would emerge.  All laws regarding the US post office monopoly would be repealed.  UPS, FED EX among others would likely be players within the system.  With emails and more efficient ways of delivering information to people, the mail has seen large declines and free enterprise deals with restructure much better than politicians and bureaucrats.  
In conclusion the bill to transition to privatization needs to be very short and allow the free enterprise system to handle the details.  Competitive Regulatory Agencies and the Rating System would be implemented.  There might be need to have a temporary floor on ratings of cooperation, however it would most likely not be needed.   
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<![CDATA[Should Government Mandate?]]>Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:04:38 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/should-government-mandate
The conservative mantra is that government should not be able to mandate that the citizens buy anything.  I generally agree with this, however everything in balance.  Let’s first realize that if government taxes citizens and then uses those funds to buy things, then that is very much government forcing people to buy things, although with a lot less individual control.
Are these same conservative stating that government should not tax and fund Social Security,  education, welfare, regulations, protecting the country (military), roads, police, health care, the courts among others that are funded by government?  There is no big push back stating that government should not force people to buy these things.  Again, if government taxes and then provides (funds) these, they are forcing people to purchase these services, however now under politician control. 
Under Haley2024 reforms and on the page A Citizen's Responsibility, Haley2024 calls for many of these programs to be done in the free enterprise system. To ensure that people do not become burdens on society, however to gain control over these areas in their lives, Haley2024 mandates for the individual and businesses to take care of what government currently provides.  Haley2024 does not add or expand the mandate, over what government currently provides, in fact reduces and allows great latitude in how the needs are satisfied.   
Regulations
Regulations and bureaucracies are vital to society, however the government’s monopoly on these services stifles innovation and progress.  Government taxes to provide these ‘services’ thus mandating you buy these services through government.  
Haley2024 calls for the taxes to be reduced and the businesses mandated to pay for their only private regulatory agencies that they choose. This does not increase or add a mandate, it just allows businesses more options.  
Education
Government mandates people pay high taxes in order to fund education, thus mandating people buy education.  This requires parents to turn over control of how their child is educated, resulting in less liberty.
 Haley2024 segregates education taxes to just pay for education, thus taking it away from the general budget.  Haley2024 allows parents or teens to opt out of the benefit of a government funded education and out of the taxes.  Haley2024 agrees with a parent’s obligation that children receive an education and has a plan with the rating system to ensure there is no educational neglect.
Social Security and Medicare 
Social Security and Medicare is government mandating that people ‘save’ for retirement, regular income and healthcare.  Haley2024 proposes to responsibly end these two programs and mandate that people reach a certain rating on not becoming a burden to society in their elderly years.      
Social safety net      
Government taxing and providing welfare is government mandating that you help the poor.  Haley2024 proposes that ALL welfare is moved away from government, both taxes and spending.  Haley2024 proposes mandating that every individual help the poor through charity within a new structure. 
Roads
Government mandates that taxpayers pay for roads.  Haley2024 proposes moving roads to free enterprise.  While there is no mandate within free enterprise to pay for roads, the cost of roads will be part of the expenses of all goods and services.  
If you look at each Haley2024 proposed ‘mandate’, you will see that the mandate is far less than what government is currently mandating.  Furthermore, Haley2024 proposals allows great flexibility and individual choice.  As a compassionate people, the people do not want to see great personal needs going unmet.  These mandates are mostly policies to stop people from becoming a burden on society.    
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<![CDATA[Why is government involved in the first place?]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:57:39 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/why-is-government-involved-in-the-first-place
Why is government involved in the first place?  Free enterprise is not perfect and never claimed to be.  Often those desiring heavy government control creates a false narrative that any perceived imperfection needs to be fixed by government.  If a product is unsafe, a child goes uneducated, a doctor makes a mistake, a bank fails, a basic personal need goes unmet, an old person is without income among others, government thinks they need to get involved .  
Government often over steps and takes over too much.  Certain sectors of the economy are so controlled that, that sector can be considered socialism. One needs to examine whether government action is helping or doing harm.  Did they overreach and control everyone in a sector of the economy where only a small percentage was in need?  
Did government regulation forbid better options and standards?  Did government force out free enterprise in a section of the economy because government started to supply that item with tax money?  
Is it wise for government to supply a need that has a long history of being supplied by the church, especially when morality and spirituality are an integral part of that need and supply?  When government is forced to supply the needs in a secular and amoral way, great harm is done.  The founders believed that liberty can only work when the people are moral and religious.     
Regulations
Politicians saw poor standards in some products and thought that they knew better and started to regulate.  What they missed is that standards improve when people get wealthier and can afford the safer items.  Often government decides standards need to be above a certain point that people are not ready for yet.
Some people are priced out of the market of that item altogether and actually live with much lower standards.  If a person can afford to increase quality from a 3 to a 5, but the new standard is 7, then they stay at 3.  Almost every trade makes both sides of the trade better off than before.  Often government regulations forbid better standards.  Government way over reached on regulations.
Education
Politicians saw some children not being educated.  Instead of some small measure to give this small percentage of children an opportunity for an education, the government way over reached and turned education into total socialism.  The worst result, is the children are being educated in the shadow of the great wall of separation of church and state, creating great problems.  Government way over reached on education
Government takeover of education also greatly inhibits innovation.  Schools resemble schools from many decades in the past, whereas technology has greatly improved.  Cost of education has sky rocketed, where information technology has improved greatly with major price reductions.  Education regulations, even on private schools greatly inhibit business model experimentation or improvements.  

Social Safety Net
Serious personal needs went unmet in a small percentage of cases. Government involvement necessarily pushed aside charity.  Government is mandated to conduct welfare in the shadow of the wall of separation of church and state, where charity was often religiously based.  Religion is an integral part of caring for the poor.  
How and whether to help is very important.  Providing for the poor can be enabling dependency or empowering.  Government strict rules often creates a situation where people endeavor to meet the requirements to be on welfare and start to feel entitled and thus entrapped.   Charities have the ability to assess the situation to ensure empowerment.  
Roads
Roads are something that most people just assume government must provide.  There are challenges for the free market and places that government must get involved, however there is a natural demand for the services of roads and businesses have proven they can supply roads.  With a small structure and a little government involvement, free enterprise would provide better road services at a better value.   
Retirement planning
Social Security and Medicare were established to take care of a few people that did not plan for their own retirement and became a burden to society.   Government way over reached and socialized a large portion of retirement planning.  A simple mandate that people have a certain level of planning is far superior to a total government takeover of everyone’s retirement.  Annuities and long term health insurance are available in the free enterprise system.  
Look at the other reforms within this website to see how free enterprise can accomplish most government functions.  

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<![CDATA[Education, Tax, and Social Security]]>Fri, 18 Dec 2015 01:51:06 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/education-tax-and-social-security
Government fronts the money for the education of 90% of the citizens.  
Government offers everyone, that is willing to accept government control of their child’s education, a government funded education.  Roughly 90% accept that funding and control.  Everyone, whether funded or not, pays back that investment in taxes the rest of their lives. 
Government collects taxes during the productive earning years of all citizens.  A big part of taxes is paying for the education they already had and then paying taxes for the future in the form of government retirement, which is socialism for the elderly.
Haley2024’s reforms will have similar investments, payments and retirement, however in the free enterprise system. Investment houses could help fund education during a child’s education years with long term repayment terms during a citizen’s productive earning years.  During those earning years, they save for their own retirement.     
During the Haley2024's reform transition, state government will have to issue debt bonds to fulfill promised Social Security and Medicare promises.  General Government taxation will also stop funding education and the limited time education tax will transition to funding these retirement debt bonds.  
Since 90% of people were educated by government, thus had the money invested in their education, they still need to payback the investors, in the form of taxes.  The 10% of those that did not have government funded education, should be excluded from that repayment tax because because government did not invest in them.   
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<![CDATA[Haley2024 the Movement: Superior DNA]]>Fri, 06 Nov 2015 01:11:14 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/haley2024-the-movementsuperior-dna
How to structure society. Knowledge and results
Just like DNA orders proteins in certain ways, so does government incentivize or disincentives people in fulling their potential.  The structure of protein is highly important, likewise government. 
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Badly structured protein dies or is greatly inhibited from the protein’s full potential.  Likewise, people living under badly structured government are inhibited. People living under freedom and liberty are fundamentally no better than the people living under statism. Their God given potential is the same!  
History of governments has proven that socialism among other heavy government controlled systems, inhibits people thriving, thus resulting in a much lower standard of living.  Freedom and liberty, however is an exception to the historic rule of the history of tyranny.  America has thrived and has been a shining city on the hill of what a free people can accomplish when not inhibited by heavy government control.  
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Over the last several decades, increased government regulations, higher tax burdens and government providing for more of the peoples’ needs, have taken responsibly away from the people and hampered them from thriving.  Simply by removing government control and allowing those needs to be met in the free enterprise system unleashes the people potential for their greatest thriving. 
If you have material that is explosive and you put a flame to it, you can release tremendous energy.  Most of the time that energy does harm, however with the right structure of a well build engine, that energy can propel a vehicle.  It is also very important where that vehicle is headed.
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Our bodies are similar, in that proteins, carbohydrates among others are directed by our DNA to make certain skin, blood, heart, lung, muscles among many other tissues and cells. God truly did make us complex.  Looking at how many millions of things need to go just right to stay alive is amazing.  Bad DNA often cause handicaps or death.       
Every human being has enormous potential to create value and worth to themselves and to others.  Government policies, the DNA of our society, can inhibit or can allow ever person’s to thrive to their greatest potential depending on the structure.  Government policies that limits people from mutually agreeable trade, which regulations do, does great harm by not allowing those that would be better off in the trade from trading.
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While regulations are a very important service, a monopoly of those regulations by politicians, creates huge problems.  First, there is the knowledge problem.  The amount and scope of what government regulates is overwhelmingly more than what a politician could conceivably know or care about.  Second, the great power of MONOPOLY in regulations creates great incentives for corruption.  
Haley2024’s Competitive Regulatory Agencies allows for the free enterprise system to provide the service of regulations.  Correctly structured, with ratings and people wanting higher standards, free enterprise will increasingly improve regulations and allow for people to thrive.  Bad regulations will be driven out by good regulation when they can be freely chosen.      
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Self-governance, which is every person providing for themselves through the interdependence of free enterprise is a far better system then a few politicians in government, providing certain NEEDS for the people.  When government provides a need, people do not provide that for themselves.  This makes the people dependent on government for certain needs.  Government provision inhibits the advancements in that product.   
Government provision for education has greatly inhibited educational advancements and has huge government control verses parental control.  Government provision of roads resulted in higher cost, lower quality and less supply.  Government provision ofretirement has had disastrous results. Government provision of health care has resulted in higher cost, lower quality and less supply.  
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Government provision in ‘helping the poor’ has been disastrous to the poor in countless way, however the greatest way is destroying the family.  Government’s high control of utilities have led to higher cost, lower quality and less supply.  Government control of our money has resulted in heavy monetary tax, reduces people incentives to save and greatly distorts capital which inhibits capitalism.   
The taxes needed for government provision of needs, raises the tax rates, which disincentives people from earning in the first instant.  Business owners who hire employees are disproportionately affected by higher tax rates, thus resulting in less jobs.  Less jobs drive wages down, harming the poor the most with either no job or less pay.       
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<![CDATA[The Article five Convention (COS) Of the States  ]]>Thu, 01 Oct 2015 21:06:47 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/the-article-five-convention-cos-of-the-states
Conservatives and many Libertarians agree on many of the goals of limiting the federal government, and there are many varieties of proposed amendments out there to do such.  They do not agree however on if a convention of the state (COS) is the best way to accomplish this goal.  Some very smart people have legitimate concerns and other very smart people recognize the concerns, however believe the laws are on their side and that benefits outweigh the risk.  
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Read the Haley2024 proposed amendments
I believe this fight on the ‘right’ between people with mostly the same goals is harming the conservative/liberty movement.  I believe the pro-COS people need to appreciate the concerns, put in safe guards and speak to those issues as to bring in the anti-COS people. Having only half of the ‘Right’ will not achieve the goal of reining in the federal government. 
Let’s address the concerns about a ‘runaway convention’.  Although, I believe the law is on the side limiting the ability of a ‘runaway convention’, we see many lawless things happening now so, yes, that is always a concern.  However, the left could propose a COS and it could ‘runaway’ with them in the driver’s seat.  Also, every time congress meets, they could propose ANY amendment to the Constitution. 
The amendment process is protected by a two-step process.  First, the congress or the states (COS) propose an amendment, either way a difficult process.  Second, 3/4 for the states need to adopt the amendment which is even a larger hurdle.  A COS is just one method of achieving the first step.  Legislations from the states calling for an Article Five Convention should come with exact wording of the proposed amendment with strict rules to only entertain only vote for the amendment proposed.  
This can be found in the attached document.  
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<![CDATA[The Haley2024 Volunteer Hours Plan]]>Sun, 21 Jun 2015 19:34:11 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/the-haley2024-volunteer-hours-plan
Every able body person needs to help with the public good of securing our freedom from foreign and domestic threats and creating a rule of law.  Second as a compassion society, everyone should contribute to helping those most in need.  On both fronts, there would be a 5% tax with a minimum of $1,500 (2015 dollars) on everyone 13 years of age and older. The minimum and possibly more of this minimum could be fulfilled with real labor from the individual.    
Everyone would have the option to volunteer three hours per week, in which  to satisfy the $1,500 minimum tax (150 hours a year). Wide latitude will be given to the military and first responders on how to best use volunteer hours.  The $1,500 minimum charity requirement could also be satisfied with 150 volunteer hours. People could negotiate to do all there hours in rule of law or charity.  People could also work ahead in their productive years so as not have this requirement when elderly.  
These hours would be monitored and rated by Competitive Regulatory Agencies (CRA’s), Charitable Distribution Associations (CDA’s) and Rating Agencies. Real and valuable labor will be ensured by CRA’s and CDA’s chasing the best ratings because citizens will demand highly rated organizations to donate, purchase, do business with or otherwise associate themselves with.  

The youth will began their volunteer hours at the age of 13 with likely training, apprenticeship, and other business/volunteer models that also result in real help being done as one builds their human capital to be of greater help in the future.  Some of the major fields would be nurse’s aide among other in the medical field.  There would be police and fire ‘assistance’ course so volunteer hours in those fields would be of great help in the future.  Military, forestry, among a wide variety of charity related fields would have training for the youth to have the much greater value in in volunteer hours in the future.   
The elderly do lose some productive value with age, however there would be people working for CDA’s among many others that would specialize in fully utilizing the great value and wisdom of the elderly.  One of the elderly’s greatest needs is to be ‘needed’ and they truly have much to give.  Many elderly could be bused to a school to help teach children or teach those going through technical school from their life time of experience.  Mentoring among other ways of instilling one’s human capital to the next generations is of great value.  The rating system, being very dynamic, will understand the limitations of people with disabilities and rate accordingly to gain and optimize the value of volunteer hours.  
Volunteering though one’s job could be a very highly rated endeavor if done right.  People through their work place could do extra work without pay to fulfill their volunteer hour requirements.  Often, one’s job is where they maximize their value in serving others.  CRA’s in all sectors would be seeking high ratings on how they help in charity and ‘first responder’ endeavors.  Whether your employer does direct work in these areas or just transfers the money earned to other endeavors, one’s workplace is where most people utilize their training and capital to best serve others. CRA’s, CDA’s among others will be very dynamic in these areas and requiring very dynamic rating agencies to fully realize the value being offered.   
The greatest benefits of the two $1,500 minimums equaling $3,000 is the fact that everyone should contribute at least a minimum to the two greatest benefits, protection and charity.  Second, this minimum also greatly reduces the percentage rate of the tax/ charitable donation needed to fulfil these two needs.  Higher tax rates creates higher disincentives of creating income (serving others and creating jobs) in the first instance (Laffer Curve).    

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<![CDATA[Diversified Representation]]>Sun, 21 Jun 2015 05:13:18 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/diversified-representation
Currently elected officials lack the knowledge, experience or personal interest needed to fully understand the overwhelming power they have.  Voters lack the knowledge to fully understand how much quality each candidate has in all the areas they have the power over.  This very rational ignorance of the voter’s knowledge of candidates is profound. 
The solution is to diversify representation greatly.  This is done by dividing up responsibilities.  Switching from representation by geographic areas to individuals picking their representatives and that representative’s voting strength is based on how many of those they represent.  Rational ignorance is solved by voting for an organization that you agree with, which does in-depth research in to candidates.  There is also an element of using price to acquire the best talent for a job.   
Perhaps the greatest power a Politician has is the power to regulate.  Huge amounts of campaign money flows to politicians that can help them or harm their competition with regulations.  A politician could not possibly know the smallest fraction of the detail of all the industries that they regulate.  CRA’s first separates all the sectors of the economy and then allows businesses to pick which private sector regulatory agency will regulate them.  Standards will improve with businesses protecting their brand and chasing high ratings.    
Every person picks a rating agency that they agree with and has their trust. That pick gives real power to that rating agency.  These ratings, while often is just mandatory information on products, which is powerful, often mitigates negative externalities outside the transaction or to the broader public.  While current regulations and standards are often quickly outdated or ‘gamed’, these new Ratings System will be necessarily dynamic, changing quickly as new technologies emerge, companies ‘gaming’ the system and among other challenges.   
There are many ways to help those in need.  Politicians create one way in which the government helps.  The necessarily static way government helps is doing great harm.  The help needs to be dynamic.  However dynamic though, there are still different philosophies of helping the poor.  Every person will determine which CDA they will contribute their money or volunteer their time too.  Those that contribute to a CDA have voting power to pick the leadership of their CDA.  CDA's leadership will have real power.
Many programs currently controlled by government will be turned over to the private sector and many required to be in publicly traded corporations.  Representation will be within proxy groups created to deal with the rational ignorance issue of corporate elections.  People will be able to easily turn over the proxies they own to groups they trust to elect people to run the companies they own though stocks.  
There are some that want government to ‘take care of them’. They believe they government should provide them a job, a house, food, clothing, a living wage, health care among many other ‘needs’.  Anyone could join a group and the group would be self sufficient.  All the people that join a statism organization are said to be just as or more intelligent and caring as those within free enterprise, create your utopia. Representative elected by the members of the groupwould set the rules, benefits and responsibilities?  Every person would be able to pick which if any Statism Organizations they wish.  
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<![CDATA[A Standard Transition from Government Control and Ownership to Free Enterprise]]>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:15:27 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/a-standard-transition-from-government-control-and-ownership-to-free-enterprise
When government has a long history of controlling a sector of the economy, they often build up a wealth of assets and capital.  When we transition to free enterprise, those assets are likely to be needed and valuable to private companies taking over those roles.  The following is a standard transition with the knowledge that there could be modifications depending on many factors.
The Transition
Once a bill is passed, the government will create a publicly traded corporation for each item or an appropriate group of items of value (school, Road, Building, ships, personnel, and equipment among others).   At the beginning, the government will be the sole owner of all stocks.  Each month they will have to price the stocks to sell off an additional one percent of the assets (adjusting in real time on the stock market). 
 As long as the government owns stocks in the corporation, each legislator will have voting rights for a percentage of the stocks that the government owns.  These legislators will have to go through Corporate Proxy Groups, thus giving a buffer of conflicts of interest.
All taxes that was supporting the government spending that transitioned to free enterprise will be eliminated by way of tax rate reductions and the free market corporation will charge for their services.  If there is a desire for a service, the private sector will work out the details.
Funds from selling the stocks of the assets will first account for debt realized from the current system and then the rest will be government money to pay down government debt.     
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<![CDATA[Every time Haley2024 proposes to lower or eliminate government spending, tax exemptions, deductions or credits, I explicitly call for tax rates to lower to match ]]>Fri, 02 Jan 2015 04:14:34 GMThttp://haley2024.org/blog-on-haley2024-the-movement/every-time-haley2024-proposes-to-lower-or-eliminate-government-spending-tax-exemptions-deductions-or-credits-i-explicitly-call-for-tax-rates-to-lower-to-match
Every time I propose to lower or eliminate government spending, I explicitly state the taxes rates should lowered to match.  Most things that government does needs to be done, however they can be done in the free enterprise system.  Tax payer, businesses, and others will need lower taxes to pay for the services no longer rendered by government.    

When I call for the elimination of all deductions, exemptions and credits, I explicitly call for the tax rate to be lowered to match.  As I endeavor to persuade in my Laffer Curve page, higher tax rates lowers taxable economic activity, which harms those in lower economic situations the most.

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