POTUS for a day

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 22, 2018 4:22 PM

You're President for a day.  The Don is off getting his new toupee or something.

You're allowed ONE unilateral motion -- one executive order.

What do you do?


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 22, 2018 5:51 PM

One thing that I think would have a massive positive impact on society, and something that is within the legal purview of the President to change with Executive Order, would be to reschedule cannabis from schedule I to something more reasonable. I'm not sure if that alone is enough to technically decriminalize it at the federal level, but it's an absolute travesty that it hasn't been done already. I'm honestly surprised more people aren't upset at Obama for not doing that before leaving office.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 22, 2018 5:51 PM

If I could just eliminate the DEA outright, I'd likely do that instead.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 312 reps Joined Apr 2010
Tue, May 22, 2018 6:52 PM

Abolish Title IX.

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Tue, May 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Abolish the IRS and implement a small consumption tax.  Making the government only the size of the economy.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 22, 2018 8:36 PM

Does the President have the authority to abolish the IRS through executive fiat?

superman Senior Member
4,377 posts 69 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 22, 2018 9:41 PM
posted by justincredible

Does the President have the authority to abolish the IRS through executive fiat?

He can use it to attack his political enemies.  He should be able to disband it.  

If it were me. I would bring every soldier home from around the world and station them along the border.  

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 46 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 23, 2018 7:27 AM

I would sign into legislation a plan that would reduce government by 40% over the next 20 years. This would include superfluous jobs, jobs that didn't fit into what should be considered the federal government's role, drastically reduce the size of welfare agencies and drastically reduce military spending.

 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 199 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 23, 2018 9:10 AM

Two chicks at the same time.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 23, 2018 9:24 AM

Well, outside of Executive Orders, which may get changed by the next President,  you cannot do much in one day. With the current Congress, you are not going to get anything really to sign. 

I would mainly just want to know shit. I would like to have access and be read into our current nuclear war plans, the latest intel and secrets, and all of the other deepest darkest secrets the U.S. has. What's true and what's Hollywood? 

EO wise, I would also see if I could get as much declassified as possible about the history of the Cold War and things we did during those years. I would also like to declassify/ revamp the current declassification system as it seems too restrictive. 

I would also start a study to look at really reforming the DOD Budget and trying to get enough support for it to keep it going after my one day. 

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 312 reps Joined Apr 2010
Wed, May 23, 2018 9:30 AM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Well, outside of Executive Orders, which may get changed by the next President,  you cannot do much in one day. With the current Congress, you are not going to get anything really to sign. 

I would mainly just want to know shit. I would like to have access and be read into our current nuclear war plans, the latest intel and secrets, and all of the other deepest darkest secrets the U.S. has. What's true and what's Hollywood? 

EO wise, I would also see if I could get as much declassified as possible about the history of the Cold War and things we did during those years. I would also like to declassify/ revamp the current declassification system as it seems too restrictive. 

I would also start a study to look at really reforming the DOD Budget and trying to get enough support for it to keep it going after my one day. 

I would def be visiting area 51. 

 

I didn't realize we were being realistic with this hypothetical.  I am not sure if Title IX can be abolished via EO.  

SportsAndLady Senior Member
39,070 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 23, 2018 9:38 AM

Lol leave it to ptown to take a hypothetical question in the most literal sense and feel obligated to tell us that it isn’t possible to do because he knows, he works in DC!

wkfan Senior Member
1,850 posts 13 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 23, 2018 9:46 AM

I would fire each and every Senator and Representative and have each state start over again.

Both parties have proved that they cannot work together for the common good and that all they are interested in is being re-elected rather than actually governing this country.  Part of this would be to enact term limits to ensure that being in congress is not a career.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 23, 2018 9:50 AM
posted by like_that

I would def be visiting area 51. 

 

I didn't realize we were being realistic with this hypothetical.  I am not sure if Title IX can be abolished via EO.  

 

posted by SportsAndLady

Lol leave it to ptown to take a hypothetical question in the most literal sense and feel obligated to tell us that it isn’t possible to do because he knows, he works in DC!

Yeah, I threw a wet blanket on it. 

Ok, having some fun. If I had the power to pass and execute laws for a day, I would still declassify a lot of things, but would also force the Congress to completely revamp the budget process based on feasibility and forcing actual cuts and reforms to programs long thought to be untouchable. (SS, Medicare, DOD). I would also audit the DOD and SS. 

 

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 23, 2018 9:56 AM

Being unrealistic, term limits for Congress.

Being realistic, review all past Executive Orders & Actions taking power from the states, and where possible return it to the states (done in manner such that a later POTUS can't reverse it).

fish82 Senior Member
4,402 posts 36 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 24, 2018 4:10 PM

POTUS for a day...I would pack in as much as possible. 

Do Melania.

Jet off to Area 51 - take selfies with aliens/UFOs.

Fire Betsy Devos and shutter the DOE.

Make prank calls to numerous world leaders - maybe send Angela Merkel a dick pic. 

Submit a budget to Congress that eliminates baseline budgeting, freezes spending at current levels for 4 years, and indexes all increases past that to inflation.

Do Melania again.

Change all the nuclear codes to 867-5309.

Make my birthday a national holiday. 

Tweet photoshop meme of Mueller and Comey doing tummysticks.

Sneak up behind RBG and try and scare her to death. 

Read the Book of Secrets. 

Finish the day with my feet on the desk sipping 3 fingers of Lagavulin.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 46 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 24, 2018 4:38 PM

So Fishy... only doing Melania twice? 

I would hire Tim Pool to do ... something. Not sure what title, but something with the media. But he just gave Ptown's boy Nate Silver a round mouth and that was cool.

fish82 Senior Member
4,402 posts 36 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, May 24, 2018 6:29 PM
posted by CenterBHSFan

So Fishy... only doing Melania twice? 

Selfies with dead aliens. 

‘Nuff said. :)

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