Americans for Prosperity just keeps ’em coming! In April, they released an ad highlighting the atrocious record of stimulus funded clean energy investments. Investments that cost $34 billion dollars in taxpayer dollars. Investments that created jobs, not in the U.S., but in Mexico, Finland, and China. Then, AFP took to the streets getting interviews from American taxpayers about $2.3 billion being sent to firms in over seas to China, South Korea, and Spain. As you could imagine, they weren’t happy.
Now, AFP hits the president in their new ad concerning his unbelievably erroneous assumption that “the private sector’s doing fine.” If “doing fine” means forty months of unemployment above 8%, with twenty-six of those months being over 9%, then the current administration is right for you. If you think 12.7 million Americans out of work is a positive economic indicator, then Barack Obama is your candidate. Lastly, with the national debt reaching $15 trillion,of which $5 trillion came directly from this president’s policies, then Obama for America is your team this election year.
For the rest of us who aren’t liberals or followers of the Paul Krugman commune, we will fight for more economic freedom, less government, less regulation, and the Americans for Prosperity Jobs Agenda will help us get there.
It stipulates that we should:
- Reform the tax code to remove distortions that allow politicians to manipulate individuals’ decisions and give preferential treatment to favored industries (read more)
- Lower the corporate tax rate and switch to a territorial tax system that will encourage domestic investment and the free flow of capital (read more)
- Avoid double and triple taxation of the same dollar by repealing the death tax (read more)
- Rein in the EPA’s abuse of its regulatory authority, including efforts to shut down the coal industry and regulate greenhouse gases without congressional authorization (read more here and here)
- Repeal the Dodd-Frank financial regulations that purportedly dealt with “too big to fail” but instead created costly and ineffective layers of bureaucracy (read more)
- Protect the American worker from the NLRB’s big union agenda (read more)
America must Repeal the President’s Health Care Takeover
- The President’s health care law is making it more expensive for businesses to add workers. It must be repealed in order to alleviate the so-called employer mandate and the corresponding tax hikes (read more)
- Oppose implementation of health care exchanges that will give the federal government control over state health care marketplaces (read more)
America must Tackle Runaway Spending that is Driving our Debt Crisis
- Government spending is producing massive amounts of debt that is crippling our nation’s economic future (read more)
- Businesses aren’t confident to invest and expand in the United States because of our nation’s dismal debt outlook
- We need to put the country on a sustainable fiscal path by reforming Medicare, block granting federal welfare programs like Medicaid and allowing optional personal retirement accounts in Social Security (read more here and here)
This isn’t “right wing social engineering or thinly veiled social Darwinism.” These are common sense proposals to help get our nation get back on a healthy fiscal track. A foundation that will bring back our economic vigor and increase Americans’ confidence that the economy is “doing fine.”
However, I feel that we may need new management in the White House.