The 468 Plan

Now nearly sixteen and a half-trillion in debt our government has seen fit to continuously appropriate OUR money for their spending desires. We have a stagnant GDP that indicates snail like growth of our economy. Those on food stamps is at an all time high.

Yet every two years we go to a ballot box and vote for those who spend OUR money in Washington. How are they doing in your opinion? In spite of all of the political bluster prevalent at election time the same type of results keep coming from our national leaders.

How can we fix it?

It can’t be done overnight but it may be done over a six year period. Its simple and its called the 468 Plan.

In the next election, 2014, also known as the midterm elections, we vote for all of the members of the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate. 435 members of the House and typically 33 members of the Senate are up for re-election.

Here’s the 468 Plan in a nutshell.

If the economic numbers have not improved in 2014 (a increase in the labor force, decreases in GDP to debt ratios, a decrease in the national debt), vote for ALL NEW members of the House and ALL NEW members of the 33 running for Senate seats. Add the numbers of Reps at 435 and the 33 Senators and you get 468.

Basic rule: Economy does not improve, replace all 468. If the economy improves, vote for all the incumbents. In other words, if Congress passes laws that result in a healthy economy, let them stay. If the economy lacks sufficient improvement, throw them all out, (Just like a professional sports team manager gets the boot after successive losing seasons).

This will certainly save American voters the detailed studies of candidates and their platforms. They don’t necessarily do what they say they were going to do so judge them on their results, just like someone in sports.

In Presidential election cycles there would be a minor change in becoming the 470 Plan. Kick out all incumbents, the President and Vice President. If they can’t get it right or yield economic improvement, bring in the next batch. Keep replacing all members up for re-election until we find a group who can get it right.

Some good people will get swept away with the bad but they would have the opportunity to present their case at the next election cycle. Simple.

Charles G. Kellerman