U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The imperative of economic growth should not be an afterthought. It must be job one!
Do you feel that the government should get out of the way and let America return to strength by:
1. Produce more American energy
2. Expand American trade
3. Modernize our regulatory system
4. Reform our immigration and visa policies
5. Address the fiscal crisis with a bold plan that slows the growth of runaway spending, reforms entitlement programs, and overhauls our tax code
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Michele Nagel Posted 6 years ago
I don't like the phrasing of the immigration reform possibilities because it leaves everyone the opportunity to fill in the blanks with regard to what Americans feel is the right kind of reform. When people were for reform, it didn't include all the changes that the current administration is pushing, nor did it include to allow for massive influx with the burden being dumped on the American people. Folks be cautious when responding because the media and administration is misrepresenting your sentiment.
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Bob Cook Posted 6 years ago
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Nick Thompson Posted 6 years ago
Why does the CoC support more importation of illegal cheap / slave labor while US citizens are struggling to find a job?
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Tom Dobbins Posted 6 years ago
And, in what world would that help unemployed Americans?
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Cyan Dickers Posted 7 years ago
I want government out of the way. How do any of these points get government out of the way? Don't they require ever MORE useless, ineffective, costly, burdensome laws and regulations, expanding government interference in the economy? It will be painful, for many, but necessary to temporarily contract the economy by refusing anymore government spending, reducing taxation. Only then can the economy expand in a real sustainable way. Expansion built on debt is not expansion that is sustainable.
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Ross Willson Posted 7 years ago
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RonPaulFan Posted 7 years ago
I'm 100% in agreement! Debt financing is like the housing bubble and it will eventually burst.
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R DePasquale Posted 7 years ago
Mr. Rangel, the Constitution has worked for over 200 years. Can you rebuke Mayor Bloomberg for wanting to "reinterpret" the Constitution to suit his agenda?
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Last Bastion Posted 7 years ago
NYC Mayor Bloomberg needs to be fitted for a straight jacket and escorted to the nearest mental health facility. And Rangel should be jailed for his numerous ethics violations and tax evasion.
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Eileen BE Posted 8 years ago
in a bad economy, like we have now, it is essential that the govenment create jobs. When people aren't working there is little demand for goods and services and corporations and businesses cannot afford to hire employees if there is no one buying their goods and services. Demand creates jobs. With no demand, there is no jobs. The only entitiy left to create jobs is the govenment. Government can and should create public works and infrastructure jobs now! Why are Republicans fighting economic recovery?
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Last Bastion Posted 7 years ago

The federal government has placed too high regualtions on the private sector that they cannot afford to hire people. 0bamacare is PRIME EXAMPLE of that fact.

WHY are liberal democrats hell bent on destroying the private sector? WHY are they hell bent on pilfering from The Peoples wallets?

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness is not guaranteed. Your pursuit of it is your right, but looting the producers in order to achieve that goal is appalling.
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Last Bastion Posted 7 years ago
The federal government is absolutely not responsible for creating jobs. The federal governments responsibility is to PROMOTE the general welfare of The People, not to PROVIDE it.

When the federal government creates jobs, they are federal jobs. Our country runs on the private sector. Our own federal government is actually hindering the private sector with regulations.

Stating that the only entity left to create jobs is the federal government is EXACTLY what they would want from citizens when THAT is the goal.

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Jimmy Jones Posted 8 years ago
Thomas Jefferson said A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. Do we have that today? I think not.
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