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How would you fix the economy if it were up to you?

  1. sarclair profile image80
    sarclairposted 7 years ago

    How would you fix the economy if it were up to you?

  2. Wayne Brown profile image85
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    I would start by repealing the current healthcare legislation and then introduce legistlation to modify and improve on the medicare system looking for ways to simplify and at the same time not grow government. I would ask Congress for legislation to have insurance companies conform in certain areas dealing with age and pre-existing conditions.  I would ask Congress to pass legislation to support some meaningful tort reform to the medical industry in order to lower insurance costs and retain talent in the business.  I would extend tax rates out beyond the five year horizon so that small business could plan for expansion and growth.  I would get control of the EPA and get them out of places they don't belong.  I would begin a general effort to shrink government in terms of both physical size and spending. Lastly, I would begin an all out effort to seal the southern border of the USA and institute a designed profiling security check in all airports and other areas. That should be a good start on getting government out of people's lives and getting the confidence back into the private sector.  WB

  3. Pamela99 profile image87
    Pamela99posted 7 years ago

    I would make major cuts in spending first.  There are too many pet projects attached to every bill that have nothing to do with that particular bill.  That action seems to be to be more about getting re-elected in their district than it does to help us fix the deficit. I also think there should not be a pension for serving one or two terms in congress, nor lifetime health care.  I think government employees should have to pay into Social Security just like the rest of us.  I am no economist, so  I am sure there are many more worthwhile suggestions that others could add to this question.

  4. rich_hayles profile image57
    rich_haylesposted 7 years ago

    Focus on balancing the budget. Im from the UK, but I guess this question is for the US.
    The banks need sorting immediately to prevent them blowing it all for us again. The real estate market and mortgage policies need to be revised to stop people buying homes without a deposit and sustainable income. If you cant afford to buy a house...rent!
    Spending review is also high on my list, cut wherever possible. Be savage as it helps in the long run. This includes military spending as the world police thing isnt working for you financially.

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    instead of typing in an answer i think i'd be better off writing a hub about it. thanks for the idea.

  6. sarclair profile image80
    sarclairposted 7 years ago

    Everyone has some pretty interesting answers, and thank you. I will love to read your hub about it nightwork4, keep us posted.

  7. Right On Time profile image61
    Right On Timeposted 7 years ago

    Remove credit cards from the hands of babes.                                .

  8. Jarn profile image82
    Jarnposted 7 years ago

    I would start by declaring that every land America "liberated" is now our property. We strip mine it, suck out the oil, take any other resource we want, then dump it for the extremists to kill one another over. I would see about increasing the rights of the average worker, throw aside this idiotic nationwide insurance plan in favor of actual healthcare, flogging major insurance company owners in the process, then transplant our bunch of idiots for Canada's bunch of idiots, because at least their economy isn't in the tank, so they must be doing something right. What's more, I would make it illegal for anyone who actually wants to run for office to run for office. The last people we need making decisions are the greasy slimeballs willing to jump all those hurdles in their hunger for power. We pick leaders the way we pick people for jury duty, so we'd damn well better have one of the best educational systems in the planet in place by the end of the decade or we'll all be paying for it.