posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 12:07 PM
With so much of our time dedicated to the debate of whether or not Obama's stimulus package will actually help the economy, how awful Bush's
stimulus package was, and the general moaning about how wrong our opposition's ideas on how to stimulate the economy are...
...what is YOUR stimulus package?
So many people seem to know that what our politicians are putting forward is not going to work... What would work? What has worked? What hasn't?
Why do we believe this?
I do not believe in the whole Reaganomic, tax-breaks-for-the-rich, trickle-down, theory. This may have worked when America actually had a significant
amount of industry left...but the sad fact is that if we follow this ideal in the modern age, it merely means that people will get a bit of money,
that they will inject into the economy, but the production of most of the goods that they consume is happening in another country, therefore, the
little that manages to trickle down to the worker is trickling down to a worker in another country, and not really helping America or Americans
maintain jobs and keep the cycle going. This aside...for the past 8 years the government has been throwing tax money out and deregulating industry
and, I would say, it has only served to create the situation we now find ourselves in.
What I do believe is that government-works plans, not unlike the planning that helped get us out of the Great Depression,, could help Americans
get back to work, learn skills, and get us out of this hole we are sinking into...not to mention the fact that America's infrastructure need
overhauling, drastically. We need roads, we need electricity, we need high-speed internets, we need to step further into the 21st century...and this
need will not be accomplished by corporations...it has to be a guided effort, by the government, for the common good.
The market is crashing. I think it needs regulation and a guiding hand.