No term limits, so I am going to step in, since I can't pass up the Military.
Great post cpttango - I loved reading it and was very much pro cpt in that few minutes... *thumbs up*
I already gave Black Ops almost unlimited funding in my previous tenure. I stand by that.
The basic volunteer military will be receiving a pay increase, but they will also be receiving a minimum interest loan to start a business, or buy a home, at the completion of their service. Upon completion of a float, or a tour abroad, each member will receive a tax free 20% check based on their new pay grade. This will also be paid out of the Foreign Aid purse, so the tax payer will NOT feel the effect of this decision.
If you are stationed in a combat zone, or even taken fire while stationed, you will receive 100% lifetime medical coverage and you will be eligible for any and all counseling or "experimental" medical procedures that you feel would help you in your retirement. Medical benefits DO NOT have to be used in Miltary Grade Hospitals. If a surgeon at Johns Hopkins can help you, then YOU WILL have acces to that surgeon!
Any doctor refusing to take a military patient WILL have s/he's license revoked and WILL be charged criminally.
You will receive 100% of your final pay grade as your pension upon serving your 20, this will be retro active.
You will receive 50% of your final pay grade as your pension upon serving 10 years on active duty, this will be retro active.
Less than 10 years will get you a flat 10% of final pay grade as your pension, this will be retro active.
You served us, kept us safe, we will do our part to reward you and pay you back for that service! If you oppose this policy, since you won't be paying for it, you can get bent, or you can stand their post for the next 2 years....
Basic military funding will be increased to WHAT EVER IS NECESSARY to insure the safe return of our soldiers from combat! There will be NO GUARANTEED CONTRACTS!
The minute the free market comes up with a better mouse trap, it will be evaluated, and if it passes mustard, it WILL BE purchased and it WILL BE put in the field!
Along those lines, the M9 will be retired and each soldier will be BUILT a .45 cal 1911 by Mastersmiths who are paid EXTREMELY well by our government, in a State of the Art shop, to produce the best handgun on the planet for our troops.
Next up for the ruler taking the Throne.....
The "lifetime" politician