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We pretty much all agree that somethings need to be changed in our country.

For this discussion I would like to hear what you think needs to be done to improve our country economically.
I would like this to be a brainstorming session. Just tossing ideas out even if you think every one will think it is silly.
I thought about having the wind turbines erected on our proerty in a couple years. Sounds great, but T=I have found not so wonderful drawbacks to using the wind towers, That is a tiny dip into the economy but it could bridge off. What are you ideas?

Maybe we can do socoally later.


Asked by Dardenella at 1:23 AM on Mar. 13, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (13)
  • I believe if we invest in re-training the long term unemployed individual and get them back out in the work place will help our economy.
    Getting these individuals off of Government Assistant, not only saves taxpayers money but builds the self esteem of these individuals to better themselves by providing for their families and themselves.
    It's a win/win.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 1:41 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Quit giving tax breaks to big corporations who ship American jobs overseas so they can take advantage of cheap labor elsewhere in the world while domestic unemployment harms our economy.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:42 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Quick fixes: 1.) open up the oil reserves & start pumping out oil (will also provide jobs). We have enough to sustain ourselves & end our dependency on foreign oil, while we work on developing other technologies with the profits. 2.) legalize marijuana and tax the hell out of it, even more so than alcohol & tobacco. 3.) stop sending so much aid to other countries, we need that money for our citizens.

    Long Term: Education over-haul, we need to have some of the best & brightest students again if we are going to compete in a global market. 




    Answer by 3libras at 11:16 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Stop making it so easy for people to stay on welfare. The longer they are on it the more depressed they become. Even if the gov makes up the difference between a part time job and what they get on welfare it would be better. Have them do volunteer work as a way to keep their moral up.
    Stop giving all this money to foreign country's. Hate that we borrow money from 1 country to give to another and we pay the interest! Put classes such as Vo Ag, Workshop, Home Ec back in the schools & realize that not every child is going to go onto college. They need skills to get a job.
    Stop rewarding people for having babies. 1 child is a mistake/blessing. 2, 3 or more is using the system if you can't pay for them but keep having more.
    Reward start up business with the tax breaks. Have business counselors who can help them so they don't fold.

    Answer by baconbits at 10:13 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Tax code needs to be scrapped. Make it truly fair for everyone. Cut the unnecessary spending. Add a constitutional amendment that requires the federal government to keep a balanced budget (like states have) except during times of legally declared war. The federal government collected the highest amount of taxes this year ever and it's still not enough? Spending problem, not a revenue problem! Do away with regulations that unnecessarily make it harder for small businesses (uh-hmmm Obamacare). Condense duplicated programs in government or just let the states handle it. Government has gotten too big for us citizens to keep a check on. No wonder they get away with so much BS. Privatize federal student loans and many other programs like the federal housing authority, Fannie Mae, etc. Revamp the dept of education. Smaller govnt means lighter tax burden and paying down deficit. If ppl have more money to spend the economy improves.

    Answer by HHx5 at 10:50 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Or start taxing these big companies such as GM when they bring there product back to the US to sell. GM yet again shut down another plant here in Flint, and moved it over seas to Korea. No tariffs on the products from foreign companies. That didn't work too well last time in the Bush admin.
    Make it easier to get small businesses opened. More businesses open, more work to go around.
    Get rid of ObamaCare.
    We need to better equip our workers and the unemployed to compete on the global stage.
    We need a income tax reform. The current income tax system is too complex, too expensive to comply with, discourages savings and capital investment, and encourages too much "offshoring" of jobs, factories, corporate headquarters and even liquid assets for tax avoidance reasons.
    Enable a flat tax. That way everyone will pay the same amount across the board

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 2:24 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • I think the government need to stop making it hard for any businesses (and the accompanying "evil rich people") to do their jobs. This perception that small companies are good for society and big companies are bad just has not/does not hold out when you look at the actual job creation and economic impact figures - but it's a popular thing for politicians and little guys to say because it gives them an easy answer. Isolationist fear-based policies are also dangerous, but a popular short-sighted thing to cry about. BUSINESS is good for our economy. Business of all size. Domestic and international.

    Overall (in education, business, etc.) we need a cultural shift where we stop believing that we are victims and the only way to better our lives is to develop policies that force others to help us. Nothing can help people who don't want to (or believe they can) help themselves.

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 9:34 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Stop subsidizing everything and let the free market decide what businesses should succeed and which should fail. Realize that nothing is too big to fail and stop bail outs. Sometimes when things burn down its to allow for fresh new healthy growth. Stop regulating the profit margins out of businesses. Profit is why people go into business and hire employees. Without it, there is no point.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:42 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Stop giving tax breaks to big corporations.

    Answer by MooNFaeRie30 at 5:40 AM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • We need jobs lots of the them, the new regulations for insurance and the hike in small business owner's taxes are not helping with that.I say help people find trades to do, I would say that I would rather spend 20 grand of my tax money getting someone a trade, instead of 20 grand year after year supporting them.

    Answer by jerseydiva at 8:29 AM on Mar. 13, 2013