Everybody has got to speak on their jobs plan….that way NO one can get ahead of them…..Huntsman has his plan…..Obama will unveil his plan….Perry has a plan…..Bachmann has God’s plan and then there is Gingrich….but….who cares?
Here is Mr. Romney’s plan……..besides…Reagan….Reagan….(pause)….Reagan……..
I will introduce a plan consisting of 59 specific proposals — including 10 concrete actions I will take on my first day in office — to turn around America’s economy,” Romney wrote. “Each proposal is rooted in the conservative premise that government itself cannot create jobs. At best, government can provide a framework in which economic growth can occur. All too often, however, government gets in the way. The past three years of unparalleled government expansion have retaught that lesson all too well.”Cutting red tape and eliminating regulations is a hallmark of any GOP candidate’s rhetoric, but Romney offered a novel proposal in the op-ed on this front: “I will direct every government agency to limit annual increases in regulatory costs to zero,” he wrote. “The impact of any proposed new regulation must be offset by removing another regulation of equivalent cost.”
On trade issues, Romney suggested creating a “Reagan Economic Zone” (yes, that’s what it’s called) that would include fellow capitalist nations, but there were few details on how exactly it would work.
The rest is largely boilerplate: Romney wants to expand oil drilling and nuclear energy while fighting the unions and the National Labor Relations Board at every turn. He also wants a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. The op-ed is pretty vague on most issues, so it’s worth keeping an eye on how much further detail he offers later today in his speech and any accompanying white papers.
All of America’s problems can be solved by…….(wait for it)……..lower corporate taxes!
You know you are a political geek when you listen to something like Romney’s plan in its entirety…..first of all 59 points! After about 5 the American voter glazes over and stops paying attention….second, his wordy explanation of his jobs proposal is nothing more than a lengthy diatribe on tired conserv talking points….tax cuts….end regulation….tax reform…..unions bad……drill baby drill…..balanced budget….and then there was a new twist, the trade zone, well new for Romney…..bet you have heard all his mindless ramblings before…..(pause here for thought)……..GW Bush comes to mind…(in case you were having a problem with the thinking process)…..
Mr. Romney was all wide eyed and faking passion and excitement……the few things that he lacks….he is about as boring as watching flies mate……and that is what the US really needs a president with all the personality of a turnip……
Now we await the master jobs plan from the President……..
There is enough silliness flying around the GOP nomination process……the GOP has Mitt, who cannot find the proper way to act or find a issue and stick with an idea or Bachmann, who is just plain crazy but all that much lovable and then there is Palin, who keeps them hanging on while cashing her checks and then the newest comer to the field Perry, Mr. Conservative as he likes to think of himself…..but is there an adult in the field?
Personally, I think that the only candidate that fits the bill would be John Huntsman….he is NOT polling very well and because of that the media is pretty much ignoring him in favor of the ones listed above….from my point of view, if I was a Repub I would be looking very closely at this guy……he seems to be a moderate Repub and is not falling into the Tea Party trap of bashing the Prez or such crap….he is not running to the Right in the primary season….at least for now.
His latest offering is one on tax reforms……
Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will portray himself as the responsible fiscal conservative running for the White House as he announces a jobs plan that includes restructuring the tax-code to remove all loopholes, deductions and tax expenditures and eliminating the home mortgage deduction,Huntsman would eliminate capital gains, dividends taxes, and the Alternative Minimum Tax, and reduce the corporate tax rate to 25 percent. His plan calls for three individual tax brackets set at eight, 14 and 23 percent. The changes to the tax code would be revenue-neutral.
Like I said, if I was a Repub….but fortunately I am not……I do not agree with too many of his points…..I think that the corporate is fine where it is…..these business pay very little taxes as it is, why give them more? individual taxes should be ONE bracket…everyone pays 10%…no deductions…just to mention a couple of my thoughts…….
But at least Huntsman is acting and talking like an adult….something sadly missing in the 2012 election cycle…..especially on the GOP side…….