"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." - Edmund Burke
Economy: I am all for it. The better our economy, the better we are.
My promise? To not make promises I have no way of keeping.
A great view on how politics is impacting economy:
A new way to look at Maps:
My Plan? Investigate how to reinvigorate our manufacturing industries. Remember those? Steel. Automobiles. Textiles. Electronics. Jobs being done in other areas of the globe today. No, I am not talking tariffs. I am talking competition. Investment. If a corporation wants to sell items in the US made abroad, that is fine. But that corporation is taking advantage of our nation's infrastructure to make those sales, and needs to pay their fair share in taxes to cover that infrastructure. Perhaps a different corporate tax rate for goods made outside the US and another one for goods created inside the US, based on the percentage of the item in question is manufactured in our country. Just spit-balling here. It is a plan after all. A plan requires planning, not implementation. That comes later after a plan is ironed out, working with folks well-versed in economics.
I keep hearing about other candidates' economic plans but never actually get to see their plans. Parts of my plan is covered in my budget page. Spend less on defense in the area of new acquisitions. Eliminate the Federal Department of Education. Use those savings to cut some of our debt, spend more on veterans' care and improve our failing infrastructure - creating jobs in the construction and engineering sectors.
Our future economy may be different for a lot of us:
One thing business owners may become concerned with is... if no one has a job, how do they purchase what businesses are wanting to sell? Years ago someone running for President made a prediction about manufacturing jobs in America:
Jobs are changing!
Occupational changes during the 20th century:
If you work in a Brick-and-Mortar store, your job may be changing very soon: Blame Amazon for the Retail Slump
We are in a truly global economy. I can make one promise. I will do everything in my power to make sure what happened a few years ago does not happen again. I will have an administration that WILL HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE for their actions.
Our world is growing in numbers:
What if people start living longer?.
Someone has some thoughts on jobs and capitalism:
A country in South America is going through some terrible times right now: Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals
China may be starting to have some economic problems as well: China needs the private sector to step up