Call on the name of God for help. Because calling on the name of Congress hasn't produced much results in the last 10 years.
Most new positions are generated by small-med. businesses. I would continue to emphasis growth in this area by programs designed to foster expansion in this area.
I would take all the profit out of outsourcing and force corporations to bring jobs back to America. Make the tariffs so steep that they could not turn a profit by having sweatshops overseas make things for pennies on the dollar.
Good Day RickBurnett
We have a model right out of our history. You know, its like the senator from Florida, Bob Graham said in the 2004 presidential election: "You create jobs by creating jobs." By that he meant the direct, government creation of jobs.
Its what Franklin Delano Roosevelt did. His administration created the WPA, The Workers Projects Administration, which employed millions of people out of work, who then went to work to build a lot of the public parks we enjoy today; and they worked on various infrastructure projects.
We have a lot of roads and bridges that need fixing up! I believe that administration created the Rural Electrification Agency that brought electricity out into the countryside for the first time. As another analog, we might mention that there are still communities that are considered underserved, in terms of access to the Internet or "broadband."
Another thing Roosevelt did was to create roaming troupes of writers, actors, painters, musicians. He took these creative people, who were out of work, and put them on the government payroll. They were sent all around the country teaching people how to sculpt, putting on plays and musicals, giving concerts, and so forth.
This was the greatest dispersion of culture America had ever known. We had never had anything like it before or since. So, If I were president I would move in a much bolder direction and take a page from the New Deal.
First, it is not in the people's best interest for the government to be their employer. If I were President, I would alter the tax policy to where businesses would receive tax breaks for employing people. This could be done by lowering the corporate tax rates based on the number of employees. The increased number of employed tax payers would more than make up for any lost revenues from tax decreases.
Besides altering the tax policy, changes could be made in the regulatory policies to where employers are not having to spend all their monies on complying with redundant regulations and could instead employ people. There is little sense in having redundant regulations from many agencies. If agencies can not prove that their policies are not being helpful to the people or being enforced, then they would need to be done away with.
I would take steps to repeal all laws passed which are not allowed by the Constitution, which would open the flood gates of opportunity and liberty for the American people. Those opportunities would also allow new jobs to be created by private businesses.In terms of road building alone, the private companies could take over many tasks currently performed by the government.Government's purpose has been transformed into being a nanny state rather than protecting the people's liberties, which it was originally intended.Many of the regulatory policies assumed at the federal level were originally only allowed to the State government. Those responsibilities would be shifted back to local governments where there is more accountability. For example, the Department of Education is one of those agencies that has been assumed at the federal level, which could be better ran at the State level.
I would take steps to reform tort law in the federal cases. This would reduce the financial burden on employers who are forced to deal with frivolous law suits.
I definately agree with what you guys said about small-med business and tariffs. JD's got it dead-on about corporate tax rates and regulatory regimes.
The only thing I want to add is that its really easy to oversimplify and praise the New Deal. JD's right about not wanting the government as our employers. Alot of FDRs labour programs were great in theory but ultimately cut back on production on farms and factories, and forced employers to pay wages that were disproportionately high to the surrounding market. That meant that employers hired as few people as possible.
FDR also taxed the hell out of the lower/middle class through excise taxes. Those poor bastards had every reason in the world to drink and smoke and FDR made sure he was there to take his cut of it.
Even if the President gives the right direction, the Republicans would not cooperate. In fact, the President has given the directions after consulting economist. I have written a Hub on how government can create jobs.
Here is the link to my HUB on this issue.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Government-spen … -recession
by John Holden 4 years ago
Looking for this for ages, finally found it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCvf8E7V1g
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