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    Fixing the Economy

    Ok all you If I was... people...... How would you fix the economy? I know I will get some smarties here that will try to be funny



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    To the cave in 3... 2... 1...

    How to fix? Return TRUE capitalism and currently we are moving in reverse.



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Awesome. Another economy thread.



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Call my vet?




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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    First and foremost, come to the conclusion that quick fixes are likely to do more damage than good in the long run.

    You basically have to ensure that the pillars of the market are on a strong foundation and wait, IMO.

    Cut corporate taxes to encourage investment. Stop subsidizing unsustainable energy (that means you, corn ethanol). Let the market figure itself out without a bunch of ineffective gov't meddling.

    It'll take time and anyone who says otherwise is delusional or lying.



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Impeach Obama

    Find another person like Ronald Regan.



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Keep the government out of it. Tell people to get out of debt. Drill for oil in this country. Build coal power plants. Build a pipeline from Alaska for natural gas. Scale the governmet way back. Stop giving illegals a free ride on the goverment. Allow the strong companies to survive and the weak to fail or be baught.


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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Can't fix it.... very tough times are ahead. The only thing we can do now is try to help out and cushion the blow... I think thats all the Gov't is really trying to do. Only time can fix it, we are in the early states of a correction from an economy based on everybody spending money and accumulating debt that cant really all be repaid. This mess was caused by systemic greed at all levels, and I dont think there is any miracle fix for a systemic problem.

    I wish I knew a fix, I'd be a rich man and ISU athletics would get a huge donation.



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    Ok all you If I was... people...... How would you fix the economy? I know I will get some smarties here that will try to be funny
    crap. We r talking about the economy on CF. What has this world come to?



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    First and foremost, come to the conclusion that quick fixes are likely to do more damage than good in the long run.

    You basically have to ensure that the pillars of the market are on a strong foundation and wait, IMO.

    Cut corporate taxes to encourage investment. Stop subsidizing unsustainable energy (that means you, corn ethanol). Let the market figure itself out without a bunch of ineffective gov't meddling.

    It'll take time and anyone who says otherwise is delusional or lying.
    How is corn ethanol unsustainable? It can be grown every year. Oil is unsustainable.



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Be honest with everyone. Say (and then do) the following: "We, as a people, and as a government, have been irresponsible in our spending habits for quite a long time now. It's unsustainable. We must reign in our government and balance our budgets. Begin to repay our debts. It will be very hard, but we cannot pass this problem onto our children and grandchildren, any more so than is already inevitable. Our social safety net must be contracted to cover those who cannot physically or mentally care for themselves. We will do what we can to ease the pain of the transition, but we will become a much wealthier and healthier nation in the future for it.

    We must transform our tax code, enacting a tax program which is fair, transparent and incorruptible. We must reform the way our political structure operates, to return the power to the people, instead of lobbyists."

    In short, we are going to start taking the Constitution seriously. Programs which conflict with it would be terminated and the power to run these would be returned either to the states, or to the people, wherever those rights belonged.



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Can't fix it.... very tough times are ahead. The only thing we can do now is try to help out and cushion the blow... I think thats all the Gov't is really trying to do. Only time can fix it, we are in the early states of a correction from an economy based on everybody spending money and accumulating debt that cant really all be repaid. This mess was caused by systemic greed at all levels, and I dont think there is any miracle fix for a systemic problem.

    I wish I knew a fix, I'd be a rich man and ISU athletics would get a huge donation.
    The economy has had rough times before and bounced back without govement help. Part of the problem this time is the last 15 years everytime the economy would hit a rough patch the goverment would step in and do something to "help" it and the Fed would lower intrest rates, and never raise them when times got good.


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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Sell Alaska.



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Sell Nebraska
    Fixed.



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    Re: Fixing the Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by rbrook View Post
    How is corn ethanol unsustainable? It can be grown every year. Oil is unsustainable.
    Because it's not profitable without government subsidies, especially when oil prices are low.

    Even with gov't subsidies, ethanol plants are shuttering like it's going out of style at the moment.

    It may be technically sustainable, but with oil prices low, it's not economically sustainable.



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