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Changing American leadership from one President to four Presidents.

It's easy to see that the President of The United States has a lot on his hands. They have to handle foreign affairs, internal development, the economy, job creation, infrastructure, military and much much more. It all seems a bit much for just one person, right? In any company, one person would not handle all of these issues. It would be split up. So why not in government?

I think that we should break the roles of government up and have one person in charge of the economy and financial industry, one in charge of America's infrastructure and economy, one in charge of foreign relations and one in charge of social services like social security, medicare, etc. We need four people who are specifically focused on each one to devote 100% of their time on each area to make it the best it can be. Budgets would be split and managed independently of each other. The President currently has people assigned to each post, in a way, but our government lacks full leadership. We shouldn't be just about one person. How can we ever expect one person to handle it all and make it work?

What do you think? Do you think the current system works? Do you think we would be better of treating each area separately and letting them be developed independently of each other? Do you think our Presidential model is out of date? Do you think one person can handle it all?

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    Feb 18 2011: Agree with Charlie, also professional independent bodies (like the Federal Reserve) take important decisions out of the hand of politicians that might be tempted to tweak the rules (like the interest rate) to benefit them at re-election time, instead of considering the long-time benefit of the country.

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