America’s success is being restricted by not enough “Can Do” and too much “Can’t Do.”
America was built on the attitude of “Can Do.” Regardless of the problems we have faced—and we have had many—the American people have rallied to solve problems. The key to success has always been leadership…
Accomplishing the right objective at the right time!!!
“Reflections” readers have been exposed to a number of ideas that, if implemented, would generate greater success for America.
Recently, George Shultz, the former Secretary of Labor, Treasury and State, offered some sound ideas:
- Cleanse the personal income tax system of deductions and lower the marginal rate on a revenue neutral basis;
- Reduce corporate taxes so our companies can compete on a worldwide basis, and keep more jobs in America;
- Get control of spending. If we don’t, debt service will be unbearable when interest rates rise to a normal level; and,
- Address Obamacare. Let people buy the coverage they want and need. Expand health saving accounts.
Implementing these ideas, plus expanding our own energy resources, would have a positive effect on the economy and create more jobs in the USA!
We have government agencies placing one road block after another, reducing our ability to do the right things.
EPA is enemy number one. They issue one regulation after another shutting down electrical production. They have no regard for our electrical output. Coal provides 40% of our electricity. Where will the power come from if EPA shuts them down? Solar and wind mills won’t cover the loss. Prices will go up. Jobs will be lost!
The Dodd-Frank law was passed four years ago. We are still waiting for the unelected bureaucrats to issue the final regulations. In the meantime, try to get a home loan.
We could go on and on about the government epidemic of “Can’t Do” regulations. Why does the government want to regulate more of our lives?
I live in a prairie state. You can still see the ruts in the ground from the wagon trains as they headed west. These hardy souls piled all of their possessions in a wagon, bound for a place they had never seen. They made it to the west coast without the benefit of the EPA, IRS, Labor Department or OSHA.
Their hearts were filled with a “Can Do” attitude and they built America!
We need a “Can Do” attitude in Washington more than ever. Only our own “Can’t Do” stupidity is holding our nation back from achieving greatness.
We have an election in a few months. When you vote, choose wisely.
Let’s get America moving again!