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If you've been following the news at all lately, you're aware of the big spending "stimulus" package that has made its' way through both houses. Passed by the House, and then today passed by the Senate, it's a bill that is full of "pork" and most of it offers very little when it comes to a solution to the economic problems that we are dealing with.

President Obama spent months spouting off his cliché's about "change you can believe in." I have news for you - this is NOT change that we can believe in. It is simply a debt that we can count on paying for years, that our children can count on paying, and even that our grandchildren can count on paying. Sadly, though we will pay, we will not reap great benefits from it at all.

Well, recently I received an email from American Solutions, that provided 12 solutions that will really work to stimulate our economy, instead of the big government, sorry excuse of a bill, that has just gone through congress. Instead of bringing more debt, these solutions will help create more jobs, and will also reward those that save, invest, and work hard. Here's a look at the 12-step program.

1. " Payroll Tax Stimulus. With a temporary new tax credit to offset 50% of the payroll tax, every small business would have more money, and all Americans would take home more of what they earn.
2. Real Middle-Income Tax Relief. Reduce the marginal tax rate of 25% down to 15%, in effect establishing a flat-rate tax of 15% for close to 9 out of 10 American workers.
3. Reduce the Business Tax Rate. Match Ireland’s rate of 12.5% to keep more jobs in America.
4. Homeowner’s Assistance. Provide tax credit incentives to responsible home buyers so they can keep their homes.
5. Control Spending So We Can Move to a Balanced Budget. This begins with eliminating Congressional earmarks and wasteful pork-barrel spending.
6. No State Aid Without Protection From Fraud. Require state governments to adopt anti-fraud and anti-theft policies before giving them more money.
7. More American Energy Now. Explore for more American oil and gas and invest in affordable energy for the future, including clean coal, ethanol, nuclear power and renewable fuels.
8. Abolish Taxes on Capital Gains. Match China, Singapore and many other competitors. More investment in America means more jobs in America.
9. Protect Our Right to Vote in the Workplace. We must protect a worker’s right to decide by secret ballot whether to join a union.
10. Replace Sarbanes-Oxley. This failed law is crippling entrepreneurial startups. Replace it with affordable rules that help create jobs, not destroy them.
11. Abolish the Death Tax. Americans should work for their families, not for Washington.
12. Invest in Energy and Transportation Infrastructure. This includes a new, expanded electric power grid and a 21st century air traffic control system that will reduce delays in air travel and save passengers, employees and airlines billions of dollars per year."

I for one, think this is an excellent plant. It makes sense, and actually does something for the American people, other than spending millions on STDs, getting rid of fish barriers, and fixing park trails for ATVs.

Interested in supporting these ideas? You can. Simply visit the site and show your support. Click here to visit. If you still believe in the voice of the people, give it a shot - I did!


I would definitely count on the debt and hope that they change the crimulus bill down to it's proper size.

February 10, 2009 at 8:36 PM  

I would have to agree with anonymous there it is certainly debt we can count on. I think the change we can believe in will be when the Republicans can take back the White House and both houses of Congress. Great post Joy thanks for the good work.

February 11, 2009 at 7:16 PM  

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