On with my dictatorship changes!
All highway roadwork will be done 24/7, weather permitting, and overtime will NOT be paid. You work an 8 hour shift; I don't give a shit if it's midnight to 8 a.m. or not. You work 8 hours, you get paid for 8 hours. Unions are done.
Teachers tenure is done too. If you don't do a good job teaching EVERY year, you don't get to keep your job....just like the rest of society. I will up their starting salaries though.
Ricardo really doesn't like my next change, which is to take a DNA sample from everyone born or entering the company, even if they are just visiting. If you commit a crime and leave behind evidence, you're going to get identified. God help you if we catch you!!
All government documents relating to the Kennedy assassination and area 51 will be made public, without any editing.
Flat income tax rate of 15% on all income over $30k. No deductions for anything. For businesses, there will be no differences between tax and book REVENUE. As a company you can do whatever you want with your expenses, I'm taxing your revenue. This will greatly reduce the need for public accountants and IRS agents.
Traffic accidents will have screens tossed up around them to prevent rubber neckers. Fewer delays! At the same time, I'm going to increase speed limits. It's so nice to be able to go 70 in Michigan.
Lawsuits against doctors will be capped. Doctors need to be better as well though.Attempt to eliminate frivolous law suits by setting better precedent. If you do something stupid and your life sucks because of it, I'm not letting you sue somebody just to get money.
NFL rookies will have their salaries slotted (no more signing for huge dollar amounts without having played a down and no more holdouts). Along those lines, all sporting event and movie ticket prices will be cut by 66%. Salaries of professional athletes will have a raised minimum and capped salary (capped somewhere around $5million a year). Entertainers will have their salaries capped as well. CEO's will be paid based on an algorithm relating their company's taxes paid, stock price performance and number of Americans employed.
And if all of that wasn't enough to make you stop reading, I have the coup de grace. I'd investigate a massive public works program to remove some mountains on the east side of California between San Jose and LA which is trapping rain and cloud cover from heading east into Nevada and AZ. If it works, it could be a model for solving desert conditions in other countries. Will it cost a bundle? Sure, but we just gave banks trillions. I'd be employing tens of thousands of citizens with that money.
That's pretty much it for now. Maybe I'll update my list as I come up with new ideas.
Can't believe I forgot that I'd get rid of the designated hitter rule in the American League. That's an awful sports reality. Football would be much harder on quarterback's in my regime as well....and kickers. And icing in hockey would be automatic, no "touch up" rule.