reply to post by SaturnFX and HauntWok
Way to go!
The excitement of the election hasn't even begun to wear off and we're already coming up with ideas to help strengthen the country.
There may be hope yet. Mind if I take a look at them?
HauntWok, SaturnFX is right, those are corporate solutions not governmental ones. But no sense throwing out an idea that might help.
I think that this country should start manufacturing quality goods at affordable competitive prices.
I thought that's what our
companies were trying to do now. The better and cheaper the product, the greater their market share. Do you think they're intentionally making
expensive and shoddy products?
I also think that all existing businesses should hire 2 people immediately. This will spurn economic growth far better than tax cuts.
That's fine for big companies, but most of America's businesses are small. Hiring people is expensive, what with benefits, payroll taxes and the
like. A lot of companies can't afford that right now. How would we make them?
SaturnFX, you can always be counted on to be thought-provoking, thanks for the ideas.
A solid idea is: a stronger trade law requirement passed
between any nation that doesn't have worker standards (aka, hammer slave labor societys like china) and put the screws in the thumbs of corporations
that rely heavily on outsourcing to make it more economical to hire local.
Say China isn't ready to uproot it's entire labor policy and
political system. They will say thanks, but no thanks. We then refuse to trade with China (or severely limit trade) We are then unable to buy
inexpensive goods from China and they won't buy any of our finished products. The cost of goods go up and manufacturing loses jobs. There may be a
way around it, but I don't see it. If we only buy from countries that have higher labor costs, then anything we buy will be more expensive and
we'll have fewer countries to sell to. (Besides that, they'll get irritated that we're telling them how to run their country.)
Prohibiting outsourcing? That raises the price of our goods, because we'd have higher labor costs. If we can afford the higher costs, we'll have
more American jobs, but a higher cost of living, or so it seems to me.
The marriage thing? Fine, I don't care. I don't think it will significantly help or hurt the country.
The tax idea? After reading it a couple of times I got the impression that you wanted to raise taxes on the rich. I don't understand "the fiscal
status of the past and the state of the economy at the time." Does that mean that the tax rates change every year based on a formula? Will there be
a feedback effect? I'm afraid I just don't understand this part completely.