Do you realize how foolish one sounds when they promote the govt. taking more of the individual's income?
Obamacare will not be repealed, it MAY be modified, hopefully to be more like a catastrophic policy so people who have insurance won't have to sell their homes to keep a child alive. But, the requirement that we all buy insurance must be enforced. There are way too many people who CAN afford insurance but just don't buy it so they can have more toys. I know some of them personally.
Low taxes are not the answer, not until we can convince congress to spend less. Tax revenue MUST be higher than money spent, so we can start paying down the national debt.
But any cuts in spending are likely to make unemployment worse, so which end of the alligator do you want to approach? Both are dangerous, right? How about the middle? or maybe from 3 directions at once.
We will never grow the economy without jobs, and that means retrieving those jobs from overseas. But if we do that, THEIR economy suffers, and they buy less American products, meaning nothing to sell, meaning no need for employees to make the products.
Do we really want to export democracy AND capitalism at the same time?
Times are hard, and going to get harder.
Welcome to the 50's.....even tho we probably thought we were successful then, it doesn't look so wonderful to the current generation.
We can't go back, or won't, not voluntarily. It's going to take some real leadership, and so far I haven't seen very many politicians who stand tall enough to see out of the box, much less think outside of it.
Bush fiddled with his little war while the nation's economy burned.
Whatever hope and change Obama had while trying to get elected has been spent, and the investment is not doing the trick.
We need an outsider, a person who has no strings attached to any profit making entity.
Does such a person exist? probably, but will congress work with him? I doubt it...
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
2) the Roberts court will rule that the tenth amendment is violated by requiring people to buy insurance
3) the rich pay too many taxes and jacking taxes up on the rich will only encourage the dems to buy the votes of the rest of the population with more spending.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.