Whose ideas and opinions do you trust the most on job creation in the United States?
Small business owners
Economist at major universities
Executives at major corporations
I agree with flight 23 on small business owners. They look out for numero uno.
I wouldn't trust a politician much less believe what they say about economics.
Economists of any kind for the most part are out of touch with reality. Economics is NOT a science! I view economics as I view astrology. What looks good on paper doesn't translate in reality. People are not numbers.
Major corporation executives answer to shareholders. They are all about increasing their profit margin.
Finally, the Fed. Since most people making decisions in the Fed are economists or bankers I would say they are out of touch with reality.
In the end, no one group has the best ideas.
- Severally limiting contributions. No entity should be allowed to contribute more than say $2500 to any candidate in a 2 year period. This would most definitely include corporations.
- Remove any retirement benefits from anyone serving in Congress, current, future, and past.
- Term limits (might not be required if the rest of these are implemented).
- Any laws passed affecting the American people would also affect Congress. Think insider trading, just as one example.
This is just a start, and I need to get to work. I'm sure this topic has been discussed many times before on these forums, and will continue to be discussed since we haven't a chance in DC of ever getting any corrective actions passed.
Keep up the good work, and remember, there are always at least two sides to every story. It would do us all good to listen before forming our conclusions.