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Can you outline a plan that will help our economy?

People are so quick to blame and judge. Do you have any solid ideas?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:46 AM on Mar. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT... Give the power back to the states!!!!
    Remove the Department of Agriculture as states can do this for themselves.
    Savings: $95 billion
    The Department of Education educates no one. It feeds union. Give the power back to the states
    Savings: $68.6 billion
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development gave us the mortgage crisis, Fannie and Freddie, WHICH FAILED!!!
    Savings: $28.5 billion
    The Department of Energy creates no energy. Let the states decide if they needs this.
    Savings: $23.4 billion
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:06 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Fair Tax~ends the confiscatory taxation style of income tax and instead taxes consumers on purchases they make on non consumable items. SO, you would be getting your paystub and seeing your entire check coming to you. No taxes, no FICA, no federal deductions.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:06 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Wow, good start!!
    Jenna66

    Answer by Jenna66 at 9:08 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Reform the biggest Ponzi scheme in the WORLD, The US Social Security System. Every payday, Americans (who work) have money taken from them and put into this intergenerational Ponzi scheme. NO choices in it. It is just taken. Employers have to pay as well.. NO CHOICE.. Rather than it being invested, it is paid out to older citizens, who invested earlier. If given the option to private Social Security account, a person could invest some in mutual funds, but they could also divert a portion to savings, bonds, and even a portion into a tax free "savings account"... All things would strengthen local banks AND the US economy. People could still give it away to the government, if they want, but overall this gives the power to the INDIVIDUAL to invest in different ways, based on the individual’s goals and the individuals age.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:08 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • send me a note if you're serious.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:10 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Too Bad the the nanny staters liberals don’t trust themselves... AND the Liberal Politicians don’t think the average American knows how to take care of themselves, and therefore needs Big ole government to coddle them and provide for them.. Every chance Democrats get~ they demonize the idea of allowing the individual to keep their money.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:14 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • The way the world works is through money. It's a trap. Let's deal with no money now. As you can see no matter what takes place in this life or our children's or their children's , the way out is not to focus on money. Everyone only sees the light spec in the tunnel, it's tunnel vision. Get out of that. We are survivors by nature. We aren't going any faster or getting further by using up or saving money it all comes out backwards, it hasn't ever worked. Civilization tends to be success driven only by money. When it isn't the main attraction life uses more natural creative and heart driven variables to sustain it's decisions. Help is in the form of offering something. Even God uses offering as a source of motive. But leave that out. Just for now that is. Money has no place in the reform of government. The answer is our heart. Volunteering those things that can improve in a way that helps all people all the time.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:16 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Get rid of the "millions' of dollars paid out for malpractice suits and other frivolous lawsuits. If you take a drug and the drug has side effects and it's noted on the papers that come with it - you take the risk! No case for lawsuit - one of the reasons Insurance companies charge soooo much is because of all the stupid lawsuits people file. Another major improvement in our government would be if someone would go through and discontinue all the handouts that were started 50 plus years ago and are still in effect - Ex. Lamb farmers getting money paid for raising lambs wool (used in the war for making uniforms) do we really need to continue programs like this. No offense to any lamb farmers out their (we are also farmers and I know that some of this would affect us also).
    agirland3guys

    Answer by agirland3guys at 9:20 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • In addition, meaning the government is going to do what they feel. It's motivated when the people are using their hearts. When we don't care what the government is doing. It can't work when we compete or yell or picket or rain down on their intentions good or bad. Politics won't change, (ask yourself , .......has it yet?) Like John Lennon wrote , all we are saying is " give peace a chance". Imagine there no country, it's easy if you can, nothing to kill or die for, or brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people living life in peace, you...... you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • First off would be to get the entitlement kings and queens out of office. Then restructure our tax system so corp america can compete with the rest of the world and get gov OUT of business.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:24 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

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