Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
Our country is on a rapid downhill slide that must be stopped. I offer the following:
Upon entering the voting booth, we must divorce ourselves of gender, race, religion and labels. The vote must be for the future generation and the betterment of the country.
Term limits must be added to Congress. We must rid ourselves of self-serving politicians interested only in their position and pockets.
Work permits for immigrants shall be issued. No job within two months? Go home and try again next year. Permits do not qualify you for government benefits. Citizenship, you get in line. As to the children, they can stay, not knowing anywhere else.
The budget must be examined by economic specialists and suggestions forwarded to the government.
Obamacare should come under the same umbrella. Medical experts should go through the program and filter out the problems, keeping the good.
Welfare eligibility should be enforced.
Government salaries and benefits should parallel the private sector.
Teachers should have a greater voice in education.
Until the voter reads beyond the front page and the TV ads, we will continue to bathe in despair and frustration.