All great ideas. However, how are we going to make these things happen as they are deeply entrenched systems in our country? What are we going to do with all the displaced workers? Some can work making windmills and solar panels and by retrofitting homes and buildings to be much more energy efficient. However, we must face facts that the fossil fuel industry, mining companies, and military industrial prison complex are very powerful and wealthy and deeply entrenched. I think we can pay for health care right now the way things are just by making it non profit and using a sliding scale according to income. This would force the one percent to pay a lot for other American citizen’s health care, but it is the least they can do to help. Another part of the problem is much of the wealth of the one percent is obtained from fossil fuels, mining, military, prison industrial complex and toxic chemical companies. If we end or cut down on these bad industries as we should, the one percent will have much less wealth to tax.
Your ideas are great, but rather unrealistic, and extremely ambitious. Let’s just try to get a single payer non profit health care system first and tackle each one of the items on your list one at a time after that. See my post on single payer non profit health care. The second priority after health care must be climate change and pollution of all kinds. To get off fossil fuels and make it illegal to profit from pollution or poisoning the public for money. If you or I did what these corporations do to poison and pollute the American people and this country we would go to prison for terrorism and murder and attempted murder! We must also fix our clean water infrastructure and find a way to make our clean water supply sustainable. America must use compost toilets and not use gallons of clean drinking water to put our excrement in. Human manure and urine can be composted and used as fertilizer in flower gardens and orchards, but not to grow other edible crops due to potential disease. We need to create systems that recycle everything, and ban most if not all pesticides and toxic stuff before it is too late as it is killing all the insects and wildlife and we are next. For instance, there is good evidence that rising autism rates may be due to neurotoxic pesticide exposure to the developing fetus. The closer a pregnant women lives to a factory farm the greater the chance of having an autistic child. The EPA needs to be a completely independent agency rather than under the control of presidential cabinets. No one should ever be allowed to fire or stop the EPA scientists from doing their work, unless there is wrongdoing by the individual. Pruitt and now Wheeler are doing serious long term damage to our environment. This cannot be allowed. We cannot allow republicans to destroy the function of the EPA every few years and to cause massive pollution that democratic administrations then have to scramble to correct as happened to Obama and the Deepwater Horizon accident on purpose. Obama officials had not had time to fix the terrible Bush era policies that caused the accident. We cannot afford to keep doing these things. Therefore, our environment must be number two on our list of things to address. If we can solve these two in major ways we will be well on our way to fixing up our country and heading us in the right direction for a change.