What happened? Those on the right are certainly silent about this article.I was expecting them to shoot the messenger.
If you tell me, "To fix our deficit problem we need to carefully reduce
spending in certain areas, include military spending in those cuts, carefully
raise certain taxes, and have an evidence-based discussion about the proper role
of government," then you'd have my complete attention and
cooperation.If, however, you tell me, "To fix our deficit
problem we're going to give everyone a big tax cut, increase defense
spending, cut federal payments to the states for Medicare and Medicaid and then
let the states decide how to take care of their elderly and their poor with a
lot less money," then I'm going to work hard to keep you out of office
because you're not making the tiniest bit of sense.
It is a worrisome thing that CEOs are openly exercising political control over
their workers. Not that it wasn’t happening before, but that it has
become an acceptable crime in the eyes of the public. The notion
that reducing and limiting government is good for business is a two edged sword.
Doing so will certainly make it easier for business to operate as they please
but it will also make it less a controlled competition and result in fewer more
powerful businesses. Causing the notion of a free market to be pushed further
into oblivion. Business control and corruption is what takes away
our freedoms, takes us to war and rations our attempts at the good life.
Increasing the power of business in government, is the wrong way to go.
But if Mitt told us his plans, he'd lose for sure.
"Yet instead of encouraging growth, the federal government may slam the
brakes on the economy in January, when a series of huge tax hikes and
across-the-board spending cuts are scheduled to take effect."So
here we have an editorial that claims that we need to raise taxes and cut
spending, yet it argues that the tax hikes and spending cuts coming in January
will wreck the economy.These 85 CEOs would also have a little more
credibility if they specified which taxes their own corporations would be
willing to pay more of, and which government subsidies and preferences they
would be willing to eliminate. You know when it comes to the actual legislation
they will fight tooth and nail to protect any advantage they currently have.
Hmm, So the article states that CEO's of 85 Major Us Corporation believe
that we need to fix healthcare and entitlements, cut spending and raise
taxes.These things are obvious to anyone who takes a non-political
look at the situation. And to anyone who has not signed a pledge "based
less on economics than on the politics of winning a GOP primary.Cmon
people. We have a real problem. And the solutions are obvious. I
have little doubt that the Dems will compromise (yes, kicking and screaming all
the way) on these issues.The big question is the GOP and those that
signed the Grover pledge (including Romney)Do you really want to FIX
the issues, or blindly adhere to your parties ideology, which places party
interest over country interest.Looks to me like the CEO's
recommendations align much more closely with the Democrats.