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The 59 point plan

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12/22/2011 11:25:26 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
This hear is a thread I made for the primary purpose of giving me a cleaned up link to the 59 points of Romney's economic plan without commentary dividing up the points so that they are all in on easy to read place. Romney's actual page for the 59 points is a PDF and I have difficulty loading it to my home computer for some reason. feel free to discuss what you think of these 59 points.

1. Maintain current tax rates on personal income
2. Maintain current tax rates on interest, dividends, and capital gains
3. Eliminate taxes for taxpayers with AGI below $200,000 on interest, dividends, and capital gains
4. Eliminate the death tax
5. Pursue a conservative overhaul of the tax system over the long term that includes lower, flatter rates on a broader base
6. Reduce corporate income tax rate to 25 percent
7. Pursue transition from "worldwide" to "territorial" system for corporate taxation
8. Repeal Obamacare
9. Repeal Dodd-Frank and replace with streamlined, modern regulatory framework
10. Amend Sarbanes-Oxley to relieve mid-size companies from onerous requirements
11. Ensure that environmental laws properly account for cost in regulatory process
12. Provide multi-year lead times before companies must come into compliance with onerous new environmental regulations
13. Initiate review and elimination of all Obama-era regulations that unduly burden the economy
14. Impose a regulatory cap of zero dollars on all federal agencies
15. Require congressional approval of all new "major" regulations
16. Reform legal liability system to prevent spurious litigation
17. Implement agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea
18. Reinstate the president's Trade Promotion Authority
19. Complete negotiations for the Trans-Pacifc Partnership
20. Pursue new trade agreements with nations committed to free enterprise and open markets
21. Create the Reagan Economic Zone
22. Increase CBP resources to prevent the illegal entry of goods into our market
23. Increase USTR resources to pursue and support litigation against unfair trade practices
24. Use unilateral and multilateral punitive measures to deter unfair Chinese practices
25. Designate China a currency manipulator and impose countervailing duties
26. Discontinue U.S. government procurement from China until China commits to GPA
EPA and Energy:
27. Establish fixed timetables for all resource development approvals
28. Create one-stop shop to streamline permitting process for approval of common activities
29. Implement fast-track procedures for companies with established safety records to conduct per-approved activities in per-approved areas
30. Amend Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide from its purview
31. Expand NRC capabilities for approval of additional nuclear reactor designs
32. Streamline NRC processes to ensure that licensing decisions for reactors on or adjacent to approved sites, using approved designs, are complete within two years
33. Conduct comprehensive survey of America's energy reserves
34. Open America's energy reserves for development
35. Expand opportunities for U.S. resource developers to forge partnerships with neighboring countries
36. Support construction of pipelines to bring Canadian oil to the United States
37. Prevent over-regulation of shale gas development and extraction
38. Concentrate alternative energy funding on basic research
39. Utilize long-term, apolitical funding mechanisms like ARPA-E for basic research
40. Appoint to the NLRB experienced individuals with respect for the rule of law
41. Amend NLRA to explicitly protect the right of business owners to allocate their capital as they see fit
42. Amend NLRA to guarantee the secret ballot in every union certification election
43. Amend NLRA to guarantee that all pre-election campaigns last at least one month
44. Support states in pursuing Right-to-Work laws
45. Prohibit the use for political purposes of funds automatically deducted from worker paychecks
46. Reverse executive orders issued by President Obama that tilt the playing field toward organized labor
47. Eliminate redundancy in federal retraining programs by consolidating programs and funding streams, centering as much activity as possible in a single agency
48. Give states authority to manage retraining programs by block granting federal funds
49. Facilitate the creation of Personal Reemployment Accounts
50. Encourage greater private sector involvement in retraining programs
51. Raise visa caps for highly skilled workers
52. Grant permanent residency to eligible graduates with advanced degrees in math, science, and engineering
Federal spending:
53. Immediately cut non-security discretionary spending by 5 percent
54. Reform and restructure Medicaid as block grant to states
55. Align wages and benefits of government workers with market rates
56. Reduce federal workforce by 10 percent via attrition
57. Cap federal spending at 20 percent of GDP
58. Undertake fundamental restructuring of government programs and services
59. Pursue a Balanced Budget Amendment

here is a source link to a page that gives a link to the PDF here
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12/24/2011 1:08:04 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
personally I think the plan shows Romeny's business pragmatism. with this plan Romney can get low hanging fruit of things like permanently removing the death tax while compromising on big things democrats wont budge on like taxing rich 'job creators'

whatever reform a new president will have to bring to Washington, it will have to be a kind of reform that can overcome the gridlock that Congress frequently gets into. so for that reason I have to say I like the idea better of sending someone to the white house who is pragmatic than someone who is stubborn or as they phrase it 'sticks to there guns'. politicians like passing off there stubbornness for integrity often but I think there is a difference between the two. Integrity for your position does not mean no compromises,It means the core nature of objectives remains the same but the mechanism for how you want to pursue it can changes.

Sometimes I think its wise to let somethings go for the time being if it lets you go ahead and get other things that are needed done sooner rather than later.
One act of Rebellion created all the darkness and evil in the world; One life of Total Obedience created a path back to eternity and God.

A Scout is Obedient.