What ought to be done is never done. It is really simple and would end problems in DC. Never elect the same person twice. As for the current economy, someone has to ensure and reassure small business owners that they aren't going to go belly-up in a year with stiff taxes. Small business is 70% of our nation.
To stay on topic, what policies would be best to make sure small businesses don't close shop. Would you cut or freeze taxes on these businesses, or would you do something else?
And yes, what is done is rarely what ought to be done. I already know our leaders will very rarely do the right thing, but I'm more interested in what the right thing is.
Milton Friedman, the arch-conservative economist, speaking of ways to limit or reduce the size of government, offered this prescription: “How can we ever cut government down to size? I believe there is only one way: the way parents control spendthrift children, cutting their allowance. For the government, that means cutting taxes. Resulting deficits will be an effective – I would go as far as to say, the only effective – restraint on the spending propensities of the executive branch and the legislature.”
~Milton Friedman, The Cato Institute, Cato Handbook on Policy (Washington D.C.: The Cato Institute, 2005) p. 113, cited in Starving The Beast
Listen to what your own State wants without giving us your $#@! .
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