A balanced budget amendment
A line item veto amenndment
replace income tx with a national retail sales tax
Raise taxes on the rich
Raise taxes on the middle-class
Raise taxes stealthily in the form of fees, a federal lottery, etc.
Nationalize oil and natural gas on federal land and get into the enegry business like Saudi Arabia
Cut federal spending
Sell services to prizate industry at a profit, privatize then tax them
Well, the public is getting banged, but in another context . . . . . .
The issue is not one exclusively economical. I would be among the first to agree that the EPA has run amuck led by zealots who have lost touch with reality.
However, the last time a river in the USA burst into flame was before the Nixon Resignation. I like rivers that don't burn.
Competition makes your job go overseas to someone who will do it for 50 cents an hour while they live in squalor (no electricity, no sewer, no indoor plumbing).
Competition makes it cheaper to hire an illegal alien to mow your lawn than the kid next door. In fact, competition makes the illegal aliens come here in the first place.
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool." : Stephen King
"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson
No. Competition makes a man run a mile in less the 4 minutes. It creates and/or brings to prominence a guy like Michael Phelps. It displaces a car like the Plymouth Fury III in favor of the Honda Accord.
Without competition, the consumer is provided with a tunnel visioned result of a closed system. With Competition, the consumer is provided with the cooperative result of the best and the brightest vying to be the best.
Competition is what has given us Microsoft and Apple, Ford and Toyota and Letterman and Leno.
Competition is results where talent, work, inspiration and drive meet to address need.