People, WE ARE BANKRUPT and y'all had BETTER start giving a damn unless you WANT to work for the Chinese, at a $1.50 an hour plus benefits cheap fish heads and rice, and maybe a pot sticker or two if you're good). That means, again, "its a shit sandwich and WE ARE ALL gonna have to take a big bite." (Libs first because THEY OWN THIS MESS, then RINOS!)
Has the Liberal Lapdog media promulgated the American Roadmap? Has anyone READ the 99 pages first offered in 2008? No, because Soros OWNS not only the Lapdog Media like Media Matters but also the Democrat Party en toto, and since Herr Doktor Evil wants to destroy America, it would never see the light of day but for the CRUSHING DEFEAT of the LEFTISTS in Nov 2010. This was down on paper and the Liberals STILL managed to ring up MORE DEBT than all other presidents COMBINED in just 18 MONTHS!
The Exec Summary from pages iii-vii states:
"A Roadmap for America’s Future is a comprehensive alternative to the heavily government-centered ideology now prevailing in Washington, which pursues a relentless expansion of government, creates a growing culture of dependency, and in the process worsens a status quo that already threatens to overwhelm the budget and smother the economy. The Roadmap – updated since its previous introduction in 2008, to reflect the dramatic decline in the Nation’s economic and fiscal condition – draws on Americans’ strengths to restore the Nation’s legacy of leaving the next generation better off.
It achieves three key objectives:
1. PROVIDING HEALTH AND RETIREMENT SECURITY. The plan ensures universal access to health insurance; and it rescues and strengthens Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security –
allowing them to fulfill their missions and making them permanently solvent.
2. LIFTING THE DEBT BURDEN. It returns Federal spending growth to sustainable rates, and lifts the huge projected debt burden from the shoulders of future generations.
3. PROMOTING AMERICAN JOB CREATION AND COMPETITIVENESS. It promotes solid, sustained economic growth and job creation here in America, and puts the United States in a position to lead – not merely survive – in the global marketplace. The plan also modernizes job training programs to meet the effects of globalization.
The GOP actually TOOK the TIME to come up with a plan that the Left under Nutsy Pelosi NEVER BOTHERED TO READ. Instead, Nutsy came up with such bullshit as: "we need to pass this bill to find out what is in it." And that moron actually got REELECTED?
The Challenge and the Opportunity.
1. THE CHALLENGE. The Federal Government’s current fiscal path is unsustainable: it leads to unprecedented levels of spending, deficits, and debt that will overwhelm the budget, smother the economy, weaken America’s competitiveness in the global 21st century economy, and threaten the survival of the government’s major benefit programs. The President and congressional Majority are hastening America’s march toward this reckoning, adding to trillions of dollars worth of unfunded liabilities, and accelerating the erosion of Americans’ health care and retirement security. Their “progressive” ideology leads to a future in which America’s best century is the past century.
2. THE OPPORTUNITY. Putting the Nation on a sustainable fiscal course may be one of the greatest domestic challenges in America’s history. But it is also an extraordinary opportunity to restore a national character rooted in individual initiative, entrepreneurship, and opportunity – and to transform the Federal Government to the realities of the 21st century.
Major Plan Components Addressed:
a. The plan ensures universal access to affordable health insurance.
b. Allows Americans to secure affordable healthplans that best suits their needs
c. Shifts the ownership of health coverage away from the gov't/employers to individuals.
d. Provides a refundable tax credit ($2,300 for individuals and $5,700 for families) to purchase coverage in any State, and keep it with them if they move or change jobs.
e. Establishes transparency in health care price and quality data.
f. Modernizes Medicaid (gives States maximum flexibility to tailor page.)
g. Medicaid programs to the specific needs of their populations.
h. Preserves the existing Medicare program for those 55 or older.
SOCIAL SECURITY. (The Gunny would rather END this lib Ponzi Scam)
a. Preserves the existing Social Security program for those 55 or older.
b. Offers workers under 55 the option of investing over one third of their current Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts, similar to the Thrift Savings Plan available to Federal employees. Includes a property right so they can pass on these assets to their heirs, and a
c. Makes the program permanently solvent, according to the CBO.
TAX REFORM. (Anyone hear the ProgStats discuss THIS?)
a. Provides taxpayers a choice of how to pay their income taxes – through existing law, or through a highly simplified income tax system that fits on a postcard with just two rates and virtually no special tax deductions, credits, or exclusions (except the health care tax credit).
JOB TRAINING. The Roadmap helps the Nation’s workforce prepare for success in the global economy by transforming 49 job training programs, scattered across eight agencies, into a flexible, dynamic strategy focused on results, and accompanied by clear measures of transparency and accountability. The plan requires the development of performance measures, and gives each State the option to consolidate funding into one program, if such an approach can be shown to improve outcomes and achieve job training goals.
Kill the Unions, Kill the BS regulations, feed the enviro-nazis to the polar bears, exile the liberals to France or Kenya (Obama's homeland) and watch American Industry TAKE OFF!
Folks, TAKE the time to read the 90 pages, unlike clowns like banking queen Bonnie Fwank, who vote for crap w/o reading it. The tax reform ALONE is simply KICK ASS! Know it, discuss it, and pass it along. Demand that the GOP force it down the Leftist's throat and let THEM try to defend their position of more taxes, more government, and a declining nation!