What is not discussed here, but could be a significant help is to free the U.S. economy from the draconian, extremely damaging environmental restrictions (regulation is too soft a word).
Growth has been turned into a pejorative by the enviro-communists. It may be the one thing, along with shrinking the public sector, that could pull us out of the tailspin (if it isn’t too late already).
Just hired a new girl for 30,000. Good pay for this area. The UI fees to the state alone are 6.5% of her pay and this comes out of my pocket. Total fees (taxes) to me for hiring her are 2184.00 per year. It takes an absolute moron in government to think that charging employers to hire is a good idea. People wonder why we buy so much stuff already packaged overseas. I would be out of business if I tried to mfg and package all of it here. Just sad. We need environmental and tax reform BAD.