Why doesn’t President Obama budget and/or subsidize the doable? For example:
— The desalinization of water.
— Pipelines from freshwater sources in Canada, Alaska, etc.
— Zero business taxation on the first $10 million of revenues – thus encouraging entrepreneurial, small business growth and employment.
— Development of domestic energy sources on government lands and waters – thus reducing imports – and reducing Europe’s dependence on Russian sources.
— Liberalization of energy exportation rules.
— Overhauling the US energy grid.
— Putting urban and suburban energy transmission underground for less environmental vulnerability.
— Mandating a reduction in the year-over-year growth of imports until exports and full employment are achieved.
— Increasing the retirement age to 70 via a six-month age increase per year.
— Replacing the minimum wage with a minimum income subsidy and/or tax credit for all working Americans (no exceptions) based on an hourly rate and hours worked. This would discourage sloth and reward all workers.
— Replacing the federal income tax with a VAT tax on luxury items.
— Reducing the spending of every government department by 1% per year for the next 10 years without exception – thus bringing the government deficit and federal debt under control.
— Abandoning all the social engineering projects that are not the constitutional responsibility of the federal government.
Frankly, I could go on; but I know you get the point. Instead of funding so many pie-in-the-sky projects, let’s put the American people back to work with no-brainer projects and subsidies. The prosperity of any nation is the result of its collective productivity – less the cost of government and nonproductive entitlements – as measured in non-inflated (constant) dollars.
In God we must trust . . . but we must always do our part to secure the truth – to protect our freedom and interests – and to defend the American-Way.
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