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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-19-09 07:30 AM
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3. Change our trade agreements
to encourage manufacturing in this country. Yes, be a little protectionist. Just as Japan and India are to imports to their countries. Provide disincentives to the corporate practice of manufacturing overseas and then importing back in to the US. Decrease H1B visas-- make the burden of proof/paperwork that there is no American citizens qualified and willing to take those jobs as onerous as it is for immigrants to apply for green cards.

Make higher education financially viable. Young people should not be looking at a $40,000 and up price tag for engineering programs. Encourage innovation. Allow small startups and small business some major breaks in taxes and mandates. I think we need more local small businesses in all sectors of the economy and less corporate giants. Provide the government option for healthcare to employees of small businesses that employ 500 and below.

Take the right of personhood away from corporations.

Give organized labor back its teeth.
Those are just a few ideas.

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