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We need a plan

Recently, I was talking with a friend about the state of our economy … saying Americans need some certainty about the future before we start spending and investing enough to rescue the economy. I jokingly said maybe Washington should come out with a five-year economic plan, the way they used to do in the Soviet Union.
I’ve heard business people say the tax and regulation rules change too often to allow effective long-term planning. Makes sense to me.
President Obama has said he will come out with specific proposals to boost the economy and create jobs … after Labor Day. I don’t begrudge the man taking some vacation time with his family, but I wonder what he and his aides have been talking about in their meetings. Shouldn’t the economy be “job one” in every meeting?
Americans need some specific proposals … specific ideas … specific plans to get things back on track. I don’t think we care where those ideas come from.
Politics-driven paralysis is not an option.
Our thought for today is from Malcolm Forbes:
“It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem.”

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08/24/2011 1:12AM
We need a plan
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