Skip to comments.Ted Nugent: Stimulus Plan? Let's Try Economic Freedom
Posted on 02/03/2008 8:20:59 AM PST by JACKRUSSELL
I'm incensed at the Bush/Pelosi $150 billion economic stimulus package. You should be, too.
Sending us a check for a couple of hundred bucks is a pandering joke an economic slap in our faces.
Hopefully you are smart enough to see through this economic smokescreen. Even if you spend all of the money your money, by the way, coming back to you it will do little if anything to improve the sagging economy.
Sending Americans a check is economic flash over substance. If our professional politicians really wanted to improve the economy, they would do a couple of key things.
* Cut the bloated, wasteful federal budget. Cut it by 10 percent or more over the next couple of years.
The blob-like federal government has grown to such a size that it is now eating itself with a $9 trillion debt and billions in deficits, smothering economic opportunity.
If you want real economic stimulus it cannot be accomplished until the federal beast is reined in and put on a diet.
Although I am no economist, this is so fundamental to improving our economy that I am surprised so few of the talking heads have discussed it as a means to improving the long-term American economic condition. I have always lived within my means, and my government should, too.
* Give small businesses tax relief. We must create incentives for small businesses to expand and hire more people. We could accomplished this by getting the onerous, unaccountable IRS off of individuals' backs.
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. Strangling them with taxes and stacks of regulations, rules and requirements sucks the life out of our economy.
We must do whatever we can to assist small businesses and encourage them to grow.
Putting money back in Americans' pockets is a good idea only if the money is in the form of permanent tax cuts.
Keeping more of their money gives them more economic choices. Socialists and bloodsuckers aside, I have yet to meet an American who does not favor tax cuts and keeping more of his or her money.
Instead, the professional bureaucrats who run our government want to give you some of your money back in hopes that you spend it on blingbling, big-screen televisions and other indulgent garbage.
Even if everyone blew through the money, it would do little to prop up our economy.
Bailing water on the Titanic may have sounded like a good idea at the time, but you would have drowned anyway.
Robbing and spending our grandchildren's tax dollars today is a recipe for economic disaster. We cannot tax our way out of this economic mess without pushing the middle class further into the economic abyss.
The only way out of this is to grow our way out of it. That can be accomplished only by reducing the size of the federal beast, doing whatever we can to help instead of hindering small business, and giving all Americans permanent and meaningful tax cuts.
As the American presidential primary juggernaut roars down the political track, voters need to ask two key economic questions:
* Do I really believe that federally controlled health care will improve the quality of health care?
* Do I believe that more or less government intrusion is the right approach?
America remains an economic powerhouse. Our economy is four times that of China, but China, India and other burgeoning economies are nipping at our economic heels. If we continue down the path we are on, China's economy will eclipse our own by 2030. That's not good.
The foundation of freedom is economic freedom. You know far better than others how to spend your hard-earned money, how to invest it, and how to take care of your health. Vote for your economic freedom. The economic fate of our country is your hands.
Okay, why isn’t that old boy running?
“Let’s Try Economic Freedom”
NO, NO.... CAN’T HAVE ANY OF THAT.
Nobody ever suggests spending less.
I guess when it’s other people’s money, and you’ve got your own printing press...
No kidding. Where is Ted? We sure could use him.
I think he could win in Texas, probably not on a national scale, though. Since Senator Hutchison is retiring in 2012, he’s got 4 years to think about it.
Actually the few millions given out to the little people is to hide the billions and billions given out to big business in payment for all those campaign donations.
Exactly, why is it that people like Ted and most of us here on this forum have figured this out but the idiots in D.C. can’t?
To answer my own question people that understand all this and ultimately would be good for this country don’t want hold a political office...I can’t blame them so we are stuck with idiots....
NUGENT for PRESIDENT!
He wouldn’t win, but Nugent for Senator of Texas would be viable, and perhaps a stepping stone to Governor of Texas
Being a former rock star, I am sure he has plenty of skeletons in his closet. But hey, so did Der Slickmeister and he came through smelling like roses.
To make matters worse, they want to give the stimulis to people who never paid taxes. This is how they instill in the public’s mind that welfare is good for the economy.
Wango-Tango Ted for Pres
I guess that means I’d need to move to Texas to vote for him... I’ll give that some thought.
“Exactly, why is it that people like Ted and most of us here on this forum have figured this out but the idiots in D.C. cant?”
Your answer.........politicos pay damn good money for their advice. Since the advice we offer is for free, the politicos put NO VALUE on our suggestions.
Allow me to cite the Sage of Baltimore
"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods."
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
He doesn't want a government check!
They all get government checks - except Mitt Romney...
It will do wonders for the economy--the economy of China and the economy of Saudi Arabia.