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The path forward:
The key to economic strength is to utilize the skills of all the citizen of a country. Growth can no longer be driven by increased population. We must drive the economy by new technology.
The objective needs to be Full Employment and a Living Wage for all citizens of each country in the world.
In order to accomplish this goal, we need to implement a new way to fight inflation without reducing employment.
The US Federal budget puts insurance programs and government operation into a single accounting system. This covers up poor practices and policies.
* Each area of the Federal budget needs to be in actuarial balance each year.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Can we find a way to move forward without all the political bickering?
We need to find common ground, a basis of agreement that allows consensus rather than contention.
A rational system for making decisions:
My fellow citizens, we need to make some basic decisions:
Our personal code of conduct should include the following principles:
Once we accept that we support these principles all else falls into place.
We have a rational system for making decisions.
Do you believe in the free enterprise system for economics?
Do you believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to succeed?
If you answered yes to both of these questions then we are on the path to a Just Society:
The ideal world:
Can we describe the ideal world?
What would we like to achieve?
Problems to tackle:
The US Federal budget deficit is a large national problem which needs solving now.
In 2011, the American people are struggling with a huge political issue and financial problem - the federal budget deficit.
We got into this problem over a number of years while control was held by each party. Playing the blame game is not useful. We just need to solve the problem with policy changes.
America is a Capitalist society. We believe the free enterprise system provides the most efficient control over use of capital, resources and labor. We need to rely on this system to work and not try to use government to micro manage to the advantage of one group over another.
We need to both reduce government spending and increase government income.
We have a second problem, high unemployment due too jobs going outside of our economy due too unfair costs to American based companies relative to non-American based companies.
We allow American manufactures to pay high taxes and high health care costs while not forcing foreign companies to pay a similar cost. This puts American companies at a competitive disadvantage.
We can solve these two problems by taking the following actions: