How would you fix US Economy?

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  1. Evo 5oh

    Evo 5oh Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about me being president and finding ways to help the economy :D like ideas all fantasizing of course nothing serious

    1. Well we manage to get gaddafi 30 billions frozen why not take a couple billions from there for the favor we doing :p and a little oil :rolleyes:

    2. And Japan with all the problems they are having should move those big companies like Toyota I think they are having problems because of all the natural disasters relocate them here in the U.S. so we have more jobs. Sony is also over there right ?;)

    3. Make people start farming corn for some reason is a valuable resource...

  2. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Toyota, Nissan, Honda already have a few plants over here already. Most if not all of those vehicles are made in the USA for the American consumer.

    A few billion won't amount to a hill of beans. So why bother.

    Being president don't mean you can make changes to improve the economy. You have congress in your way and they want to know whats in it for them. They won't go this is what the president wants so lets give it to him.

    You want to improve things? Get rid of all the career politicians. Then that will be a start. Bent home all the troops. Stop the all this aid we give for free to other countries.
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  3. starship77

    starship77 Member

    President doesn't have much to do with making most laws pass..its the house and congress and other politions that create and pass these laws. With new disasters occuring all around the world ex. Japan that's hurts our economy worse and its so easy to blame the president of making no change when Democrats and Republicans hardly or try to compromise on a situation so nobody wins. There is so much about politics in the USA that many students and americans are not aware of how the system works. I think there should be classes taught in elementry school and up to help society know why things happen with our economy and more. Washington DC hides too much about america and hold many secrets. Most Americans see the reality of politics from perception but what we don't know is the tuth...the president elected in 2012 will have it worse than Obama did in the years he had in office. Interesting I heard Donald Trump wanted to run in 2012...I'm done blabbering about this. I wish America all the luck that's all..
  4. dajogejr

    dajogejr Well-Known Member

    The president nor congress run this country.
    They just sign and pass bills based on who is paying them the most.

    First thing I'd do is restructure the time off congress gets.
    Then I'd restructure their pay. If you are a one time senator or rep, you get that pay the rest of your life.
    Then I'd stop giving money to everyone else and I'd stop fighting their wars...we have hunger and issues at home. Fix them first. Our citizens come first.
    Let me restate that more correctly, our legal citizens come first.

    If you're an alien, you're gone. You can be a student...but you have to prove it. No one is a green card student for 20 years.
    Otherwise, become an ENGLISH speaking citizen and pay taxes...or GTFO.

    I'm tired of being the world's bank and policeman. Take care of our own first, help out when/where we can.
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  5. starship77

    starship77 Member

    - sounds good for helping America first, I think that's a great idea or start to helping America but there has to more I would think for America to survive. Would you still import and export stuff with other countries.. japan just got hit with another earthquake now, in progress. :/. What else would you do to make America not a target from other countries?
  6. dajogejr

    dajogejr Well-Known Member

    Simple. If you mean military/attack target, not fighting other's wars brings our troops home to protect our country.
    If you mean from a financial/business point of attack, not so easy.

    But there is something wrong when we have a TON of foreign cars in the US and hardly any Ford, Chevy or Dodge throughout the world.
    There's a lot of issues. Foreign trade laws/tarrifs, bad business practices (bailing out banks and the auto makers, the UAW, etc.)
    I wish there was an easy button for that. There isn't. But clearly what is in place isn't working.
  7. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Well-Known Member

    A big thing is the taxes;

    First thing I'd do would be to change taxes to a flat rate tax. I cannot fathom charging the rich more, and the middle class and poor less on a percentage basis. A simple percentage based tax puts everyone on even footing from a percentage basis and the rich pay more, and those with less money pay less; plain and simple.

    The other thing is revamping the business tax. I saw a good program on 60 minutes about just why all the big US corporations are sending their companies overseas. While I don't agree with it, I do understand why they're doing it. America taxes corporations at 35%, the rest of the world averages at 17%. Having headquarters overseas and paying a lower tax rate is better for the bottom line for a company, plain and simple. Lower the corporate tax rate and let these companies bring their overseas profits BACK into the USA and there's a lot more income for the government.
  8. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    1. no
    2. wow how kind
    3. increase subsidies???
  9. Evo 5oh

    Evo 5oh Well-Known Member

    I love intelligent answers likes the ones above complete...This started as a game now im just curious what everybody have in mind and how they think.
  10. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

  11. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Well-Known Member

    How do you propose our government increase subsidies when we don't have money to subsidize with?
  12. Knewz

    Knewz Well-Known Member

    Change to Socialism.
  13. Evo 5oh

    Evo 5oh Well-Known Member

  14. PSkeptic

    PSkeptic Well-Known Member

    * Cut the DoD budget by about 40%
    * Return the tax system to what is was circa 1960
    * Mandate Pay-Go policy for wars
    * Reduce pay for elected officials by about 30%

    Should balance the budget nicely.
  15. Evo 5oh

    Evo 5oh Well-Known Member

    I really want them to get rid of that debt of trillions of $ before I die....
  16. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member

    Legalize weed and tax it. Price it so that drug dealers and importers (mexico) are driven out of business/ have no more incentive to deal.

    Mad loot right there.
  17. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    that's my point
  18. Knewz

    Knewz Well-Known Member

  19. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    I don't think anyone knows how to "fix" the economy.
  20. PSkeptic

    PSkeptic Well-Known Member

    Quite untrue. Many know what needs to happen to fix it. The problem is the rabid right wing has seized control, through a "tail-wagging-the-dog" tactic; and is preventing meaningful solutions from being done.
  21. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    the economies of the world are very unbalanced, and will remain so as long as most of the third world remains unindustrialised

    There are other issues too, such as trade imbalances within the EU, but a common tax base woulf help z grdat deal with that
  22. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

    I'd begin by stopping pumping money into a rediculous war. I'd also help put an end to outsourcing, perhaps with a tax. Make it NOT profitable to send jobs overseas. Our nation's reliance on overseas jobs is unacceptable.

    (I say this knowing that the President isn't the person who makes this happen per se, but those are some of the things I feel MUST happen to right ourselves)
  23. Sak01

    Sak01 Well-Known Member

    How about shutting down the 700 or so US bases around the world?

    America would be booming.

    The defence industry can make up the loss of income by selling to those countries that formerly housed US bases as they will obviously need to shore up their America-less defences.

    Ain't gonna happen but there's your fix.
  24. esthernrob

    esthernrob Well-Known Member

  25. Evo 5oh

    Evo 5oh Well-Known Member

    what might happen if we get another natural are we going to pay for damages thats what im wondering right now ...with the hurricane season here and all...

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