Sorry to be so long in replying.

In the economy: Tax breaks, tax abatements, depreciation allowances and credits and other subsidies of business.

In the case of the individual: abortion, gun control (other than prohibitions based on judicial actions in accordance with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments), regulation of the non-medical use of recreational drugs, and marriage.

Public assistance should be the province of the sovereign states and the states should be responsible for levying taxes sufficient to meet the requirements.

Military spending should be limited to what is required to maintain a sufficient force to defend the United States from external aggressors and to the development of weapons and weapon systems deemed necessary to maintain an adequate deterrence in the foreseeable future. We don’t need another aircraft carrier but we will need force delivery systems and strategies to counter emerging threats.

Common defense with allied nations should be evenly shared among those nations. Allied nations should shoulder a fair share of the cost in resources both human and financial.

Since business has demanded more education in specific fields, business should share the burden of supplying it. Since it is in the public interest to have a well-educated population, the government must of necessity apportion funds from the public purse to match private investment. Business and government should develop appropriate strategies, including apprenticeship programs, to assure that the maximum number of qualified students have the economic ability to complete a course qualifying them for employment. This includes programs to retrain workers whose occupations have become obsolete. Businesses should be expected to supply any specialized training or education required to meet specific needs.

Publicly owned infrastructure involved in interstate commerce should be a federal responsibility as authorized by the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Appropriate excise taxes sufficient to meet the needs of maintaining this infrastructure should be levied by Congress on all vehicles, regardless of motive power source.

Understand that I don’t know if Americans would see a change in the amount of money they pay in taxes and other levies. There would be a reduction in payments to the federal government but that would be offset by increases in payments to state governments.

There is nothing in the Constitution to prevent states from forming alliances of mutual convenience for whatever civil purpose is needed.

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