Though it will require a political system free of payola or nothing will pass.
By Jack E. Lohman
First, let’s eliminate unemployment insurance payments for staying home and not working! Newt Gingrich has it right on this one (for a change!).
Where is WPA when you need it? It worked in 1939 and it will work now. Let’s pay the same dollars to the unemployed and require 20 hours per week doing something… anything but sitting around.
Like volunteer work that helps the indigent or disabled.
And in the process we’ll make these workers more employable and perhaps teach them needed skills!
Yes the unions will oppose it, because it could displace some workers who pay dues. Though we can take care not to duplicate existing efforts, we cannot match their campaign cash!
Mitt Romney has it right, but he failed to first check with his donors. We should declare China as a currency manipulator and smack a tariff on every import into the U.S..
Forget about consumption taxes, which are regressive and hurt the lower 99% more than the top 1%. Let’s implement a temporary tax on incomes over $250K or $1M until we get this nation back in order.
When I owned a business and that business ran short of cash, I put in more cash to protect my investment. As owners of our government the Fat Cats should consider the same.
Won’t grants to rebuilding infrastructure work? No, they’re only temporary jobs, but they go to road builders who give lots of campaign cash!!! Sounds just great! For them!
Or not. How about spending our money on green technologies, like solar energy instead of roads-to-nowhere? No, not Solyndra, which spent much of its profits (1.8M) on lobbying and sold its product at below cost. These people are no better than Medicare fraudsters and should go to jail.
Free education in “useful” schooling. Like in health care or engineering, but not “art.” And at high-grade institutions, not rip-off scam organizations. If they are to be taxpayer-funded they must be legitimate.
How about laying off of the political corruption in other countries and clean up our own politicians? ONLY THEN will they make decisions for the nation rather than the special interests that fund their elections.
I personally would not care which party controlled our country’s direction, as long as it was neither corrupted toward the Left nor corrupted toward the Right. (Ohhh! I guess that means NO corruption!! Wow!!!)