reply to post by WTFover
Is this an imposter? Did someone hijack this whatukno's account?
The truth is the truth, these are what I would do if I were in complete control to fix this country.
reply to post by Blaine91555
I actually had one employee running around my office chanting "Obama's going to send me a check, Obama's going to send me a check". How do
we overcome the brainwashing in the schools and through the media?
That employee of yours is an idiot. I voted for Obama too and I had no misconceptions on what he was or wasn't going to do, of course I actually
researched all the candidates before voting, I was going to vote for Ron Paul before he left the race. It was a shame that he didn't go for an
This government should do everything that it can to support small businesses in this country, without entrepreneurs this country would not exist. At
the same time, I also think that small business owners have to make an investment in this recovery as well. I think that each and every business owner
needs to hire one or two more people now. Now before you tell me you can't afford it I will tell you why you can't afford not to.
If each business hires one or two qualified employees, that would nearly eliminate unemployment in this country, those employees now earning a
paycheck then will start spending money. This will increase consumer confidence and that will in about 6-8 months start really turning this economy
around and small business owners will then start reaping the rewards to their investment through increased business.
The key to ending this recession is not in government bailouts, it's through the small businesses. Government cannot do what the small business can.
If each and every small business hired one or two people, that would increase tax revenue to states, that would also increase tax revenue on the
In return for this, the state and federal government should lower small business taxes. This is also an investment, because if it costs less for small
businesses to run, they will be able to sustain having one or two more employees on the payroll.
Now, in order to decrease government operating costs, I suggest cutting all federal and state employee pay to minimum wage, the only people in these
jobs that should earn more are those that have an education requirement. If you are a cop, a firefighter, a teacher, etc, you should get paid more,
because it cost you to learn those skills therefore you should earn more. But it should depend on how well you do your job and how much education it
takes for you to do your job.
Next on the government chopping block, the military.
If we chose to remove our troops from every country other than the United States we could reduce the amount we spend on this military, we also need to
cut the spending on this military by at least half. Our military are here to defend this country, not every country around the world.
While we are cutting from the military, it's time that the military cut it's operating budget. We need people in this government working to secure
the best prices for the best goods. Not spend the most.
The major American auto companies have got to rid themselves of the Union. In fact, unions should not exist in this country, there was a time when
this country needed unions because we did not have labor laws, but that is not the case today. Believe me living in Michigan, people HATE this idea,
but it's the absolute truth, union employees get away with murder because they know they cannot be fired easily.
[edit on 1/15/2010 by whatukno]