Change Done Right
Change Done Right
PREAMBLE: Americans were promised they could keep their own doctors and their own health plans. They were told their premium costs would go down. Not one of these promises was kept. The American people gave President Obama and the Democrat Congress a $787 billion stimulus package, yet the U.S. unemployment rate remains higher than when the spending spree began. President Obama told the Fed to pump $2.5 trillion into the economy, but our Gross Domestic Product increased by a limp 1.9% in first quarter, 2012. In May of the same year, the faltering economy created merely 69,000 jobs. In June, more Americans accepted disability money than found jobs. Over the last four and a half decades, the U.S. government poured trillions of dollars into the War on Poverty and yet, the numbers of poor Americans today are higher than they have been for fifty years. The United States has lost its competitive edge, and current policies aren’t working.
This isn’t change for the better. This is a disaster.
Years of experience show there is no better anti-poverty program than employment. Stated simply, a good job is the only ticket to middle class financial security. The GOP proposes this five-point program to fix the economy, create jobs, restore wealth creation, and return industry to the United States. Industrial competitiveness is not just about wages. Energy costs, taxes, regulation, benefits, and worker productivity through education and the proper treatment of capital are factors that effective policies can address.
Yes, we need change. We want change done right.
Replace the government takeover of the health care industry, known as Obamacare, with a patient/doctor-oriented market-based system with minimal government involvement. Disallow mandated coverage, but permit risk-based pricing and insurance purchase across state lines.
Open our vast energy assets (oil, coal, gas, nuclear, solar, and wind resources) to development by competing private enterprise without government subsidies of any sort. Balance preservation of the environment with the energy needs of our economy. Lessen and eventually remove our dependence on the energy resources of foreign countries.
We must limit the power of the EPA, SEC, and other regulatory agencies. Regulations to preserve the environment and protect consumers must be based on science and economics. Arbitrary pollution levels and counter-productive regulations neither protect nor foster the economic growth that is required to raise the living standards of a burgeoning population.
Taxes remove capital from the private sector. Ultimately all taxes (including business taxes) are paid by workers and consumers. Taxes must be maintained at the minimum level to meet the needs of a limited government. Spending must be lowered to less than 20% of GDP.
The government monopoly on education must be broken up. Control of education must be returned to the States. Return educational choice to parents.
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