Thursday, July 08, 2010

We know how to recover the economy

We just have to get the government, which is sitting on our necks and strangling us, off of us and out of our way:

Restore Economic Liberty
[...] Reagan had succeeded in turning America’s ailing economy into a healthy and thriving one, and the leaders wanted to know how he did it. Reagan’s policies were defeating inflation and unemployment at a time when the rest of the world was still in recession. His key themes in answering them was to talk about how over taxation and burdensome government stifle the economy and individuals, and how economic freedom and limited government unleash the creativity and passion of the individual, allowing them to pursue their dreams and thrive. Reagan preached, and practiced, the old-time gospel of economic freedom.

Today, Americans are stifled by big government, smothered by over-regulation, and taxed to death. Our Founding Fathers who risked everything they had – their fortunes, their families, their lives – to secure freedom for us would not recognize our current economic reality as anything even close to the economic liberty they worked so hard to secure. Yes, we are endowed by our Creator with the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". But the government formed to protect those rights now makes it awfully hard for Americans to see economic liberty anywhere and nearly impossible to pursue financial security and the happiness that comes with it.

It’s time to reclaim a bit of that old time religion. It’s time to secure economic liberty by cutting taxes, reducing regulations and shrinking the size of government. We’ve got to free individuals to use our God-given talents and imaginations to build a better life for ourselves and our children or we will eventually lose our liberty altogether. [...]

It goes on to say how we should do that, and ends with a great quote by Thomas Jefferson.

The economic truths Ronald Reagan spoke about are timeless. At this critical time when we desperately need to apply them, our current government is doing exactly the opposite. And the results will be exactly the opposite of prosperity. It's also why the recovery is stalling.

If this can still be turned around, we need to start this November by voting OUT the politicians who are promulgating this madness.

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