Progressive/liberals over at HP are starting a brand new series called “20 ways to put America back to work“. Today is day one of their plan, which will be rolled out over the next 20 days, and I have copied their plan for day one below… (NOTE: I will be highlighting words and/or phrases that got my Conservative antennae twitching, in the color blue)
Progressive/Liberal Idea Day #1
Our list currently includes lowering some taxes (like the one on payrolls) and creating some new (taxes) ones (on carbon, and excess bank reserves); hiring some people directly, and many more indirectly; rethinking our trade policy — particularly our China policy — and coming up with an industrial policy; reducing the work week; devaluing the dollar; investing in schools, broadband, infrastructure, and a entirely new energy economy; and all the time keeping a special eye out for younger and older workers, who this crisis has hit the hardest.
As you can see I have a lot of problems with their very first plan on their very first day. The next nineteen days should be a hoot!
BTW… The Author of these ideas are Dan Froomkin.