Saw the below post and thought these suggestions are exactly what Congress should prioritize in the year ahead:
1. Resolve to not pass any more bills that increase the taxes, regulatory burdens, or uncertainties for businesses. They’re having a hard enough time growing and hiring as it is.
2. Rein in regulations. The bills passed by the last Congress will result in thousands of new regulations. Resolve to use your oversight powers to ensure that regulations are created fairly, objectively, based on sound research, and with due consideration to their impact on job creation.
3. Find new customers. Over 95% of the world’s customers live outside the United States. Resolve to complete the work on our three unfinished trade agreements to make it easier for the world to buy from the U.S.
4. Keep the U.S. workforce competitive. Our future will be determined by the talent of our people. Resolve to continue educational improvements, and to make it easy for the world’s best to bring their talents to the United States.
5. Keep U.S. taxes competitive. Resolve to make the current tax rates permanent, and to lower the corporate tax rate--soon to be the highest in the world.
6. Fix those roads. (And sewers, and air travel system, and waterways.) Our economy runs on our infrastructure. Resolve to keep investing in maintenance and improvements.
7. Protect free speech. Democracy is not strengthened by reducing our ability to say what we think. Resolve to protect free speech rights for everyone.
8. Use your time wisely. You’re not going to be able to do everything you want, so resolve to spend your time on the important things that matter.
January 10th at 5:27pm