The Economy Must Change
What a wonderful article about what we must do to become a first class nation again. I am all for putting Americans back to work making stuff and selling our oil to other countries because we have more than enough. You don't here France or Brazil bitching about oil because they have nuclear or ethanol power base. They woke up in the 70's and did what they needed to unhook from the Middle East and all that craziness. We Americans just kept sucking on the oil teat and now we fund terrorist with each and every fill-up. America needs to build stuff to put people in jobs that make money and allows them to buy stuff. That is how America works, so we must do what we can to make that happen. I say institute a Flat or Fair tax and put an end to corporate taxes. This would make America an absolutely wonderful place to do business because you could turn a profit, you would be close to the market, have an educated workforce, and lots of land to build on. We could once again be a world leader in manufacturing if we only tried. We would need to value business and stop making it hard to do business here. We could easily have single environmental laws that are clear and concise and not sold to the highest bidder. We could also stop allowing cheap goods from flooding our shores because we can make far better here. We must put America back to work and not in service jobs, but in building stuff. Our governments (federal, state and local) must fully understand that they don't create real jobs or grow the economy. We need to starve the government beast and feed economic growth through jobs.