Starting off, I don't know if you can stimulate the economy without having a negative result. Many people have positive things happening for them because of the government programs. This being said, I doubt any stimulation done in our government is going to be "positive". Yes, there are other things we can cut in the government that wouldn't affect the masses but, no matter what you cut besides the social programs, it still wouldn't be enough. Unless we free the private sector of the United states. This being said means, we would need to re-evaluate business practices, rules, and regulations of small businesses. We also would need to give LARGER tax breaks to those small businesses.
Though this is why we have to cut spending as well. If you give tax breaks but, don't cut down on your spending it will be an economic disaster. Raising taxes in an economic crisis like this is NOT an option either. Most people who are making anything over 200,000 dollars, are making that much for a reason. They are the main people who own all of these small businesses. Yes, there is an exception with those who make over 800,000 annually but, something they could do instead of raising taxes on those who are actually RICH is, make these people in this white collar class give so much money to donations each year. Specifically, organizations who help out the poor and the needy. Either way we fix this problem, it must be done with FAIR JUDGEMENT.
On another note, illegal immigration is a big issue too. This is another BIG issue that is effecting our economy SEVERELY. Keep in mind, I am speaking of ALL i****************s. The problem is when an illegal immigrant comes into this country, many get jobs with small and large businesses because, business owners see they can save a lot of money since most illegals will labor for less. This then creates a problem for those who are already in the social security system and have already paid their share. Not to mention, these illegals are already receiving the same rights as U.S. citizens before they are a citizen. The whole reason there used to be a cap on immigration into the U.S. is because, our economy simply can't afford large amounts of immigration consistently. This is also the reason why immigrants had to live in the United Sates for ten years before they could even get citizenship (used to be).
I have a lot of ideas and information I could share with our government if they were willing to pay heed to what I was saying but, they don't. I have done contacted my representatives and senators many of times without having any official word from or with them. Many times I have been ignored by my senators and representatives because of my conservative values. Unfortunately, this is what you get when you're a citizen of Maryland. I hope someone benefits from the information I just presented.
@ white eye, if they already solved the problems, then why are some of those problems that were supposed to be done with now, not done with? Also, why is it Obama didn't even meet up any where near his promises, like with jobs. He said he was gonna add all these jobs into the market with the stimulus package but, did he? No, in fact they were temporary and government jobs for the most part. Knowing this, does that help out the private sector any? No. Why is it, since he has been in office, he added $1,792,527,500,000 each year to this date, and still counting rapidly upon our national debt.
& NO, it has nothing to do with BUSH. As soon as he stepped out of office he didn't add one more dime to the debt. YES, BUSH did add debt to the national debt as well but, it wasn't as close of an average rate per year as Obama's national debt rate per year for the first term in office.
Here is what Bush added to our debt. $310,391,324,250 per year over the course of the first term. This amounts to $1,241,565,297,000 altogether over the course of 4 years. In his second term, he added, $556,341,275,000 per year. This added to a total of $2,225,365,100,000 over the entire course of his second term. Do the math there is a BIG difference.
The total debt Obama has added so far to the national debt is $7,170,071,900,000. This is TRILLIONS of dollars here. This is ridiculous. Don't believe me do the math for yourself. If I have to, I will show you how I figured this up.
Answered By: USS TORTUGA - 1/9/2013