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I hope enough voters will be smart enough to see the disconnect between what the public wants and what our corporate-owned "representatives" are doing.
That makes it painfully clear, all right. I just hope Republicans end up feeling the pain next year.
Jerry, I generally support the jobs plan. The payroll tax cut extension will help with consumer demand and the infrastructure projects (at least according to Moody's) will further facilitate growth. I also like the fact that the threshold for the tax increase was lifted from $250,000 to a million. The only thing that would add to it (and maybe it's in there and I don't know about it) would be some sort of regulatory reform. Loosen up the red tape for new businesses trying to get started, etc..
I hear talk about all "the red tape for new businesses trying to get started", but I never hear a discussion about just what this red tape is. When I started my business, all I was required to do was get a fictitious business name. Granted, I am a sole proprietorship, but I think things are pretty straight forward for small LLCs and corporations.
One of the assignments Bill Clinton gave Al Gore when they were president and vice president was to lead a project reducing the amount of paperwork required to get things done, within government and where the public interacts with government. When the project was completed, they held a press conference that was aired on C-SPAN. One of the things Gore showed was a three-inch-thick looseleaf notebook and a stack of papers about an inch and a half high. He explained that the notebook contained rules and regulations those seeking Small Business Administration loans had to wade through. The stack of papers were forms that those starting a business that way had to fill out.Gore then held up a stack of about a dozen sheets of paper in one hand, and three sheets in the other, explaining that after a lot of editing, streamlining and discarding, these were now all that's necessary to accomplish the same business start-up.There is and always will be some red tape. Without it, you'd have people getting $100,000 "loans" for their kid's lemonade stand. But serious and successful efforts have been made — by Democrats — to reduce the burden.
if the public wants all this, how do you explain their Republican voting record for the last 30 years, that has policies exactly opposite of what your polls say?
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