@ xscribe. Respectfully asked, respectfully answered: #1: Repeal
Obamacare, there is NO way we can afford it.#2: Eliminate many federal
agencies and turn over the responsibility to the states. Dept of Education, EPA,
Fish and Wildlife, Energy (many others), and reduce ALL federal agencies by
mandate. Most could be run much more efficiently by states and would eliminate
duplication and bring competition between states for business and industry.#3: Flat rate (say 15%) income taxes for all people. 50% of Americans are not
paying any federal income taxes now.#4: We have to cut medicare-sorry but
that has to happen.#5: Increase the elegibility age for S.S.#6:
Restrict food stamps and require work (cleaning up highways, etc) to receive
welfare.#7:Decrease corporate taxes. We have the highest corp taxes in the
world and wonder why jobs are going overseas!#8: Leave Afghanistan, Iraq
and Libya this year!#9: Balanced budget amendment!
@Mountainman: May I respectfully ask: To which government would you like to
change to? This country has done everything you outlined in your post -
meddled, debt (how do you define massive?), entitlements, control, and
regulations - since its inception, no matter which party has been in control.
So who is it exactly that you want to change to? Unless you want to entirely
abolish our government and start anew, that would certainly be change. But to
what system would you like it changed to?
The only thing wrong with our economy is the federal government's meddling, over
spending(massive debt),unaffordable entitlements, over control and stiffling
regulations! Our economy will not, cannot change until we change the government
in Nov 2012! That is real hope and change!
The problem with the economy is the government tries to micro-manage it and its
not working. All the economist should be fired and exposed as cheap imitations
of cheap carnival magicians with all his tricks hanging out of the sleeves.Economist can no more predict the economy than try to prove whether god
does or does not exist. They are tricksters and pranksters with all the
politicians believing in Santa Claus. This country and its economy got along
very well for 200 years without economist and since they have come along, it has
all gone to pot (and I don't mean the weed). They are the least
valuable element of a free market economy and all they do is muddle and confuse
the issues business must make. Most business started without an economist in tow
and the only way they can stay ahead of the game is fire the economist and
owners use their own judgment that created their business.Economist
have never been right and they are still not right. Government has become too
dependent on them and look what it has done, bankrupt the country.