Why is it our elected officials can’t just concentrate on putting America back to work? Think about it for a second. Who can afford to buy healthcare, an automobile, a house, a boat, maybe a snowmobile or even a riding lawnmower in the current economic climate America finds itself in?
Congress needs to concentrate on getting rids of burdensome government regulations that slow down business; eliminating some of the overreaching regulations we have and start helping put people back to work!
Think about this, more jobs adds tax revenue! We also all know our 35 percent corporate tax rate is the highest in the world and need to be lowered to at least the lowest level in our hemisphere, like Canada’s 15 percent.
Now, here’s a novel approach that we took in our small town in Upstate NY back in the 1980’s, during Ronald Reagan’s Administration; back when I served as the town tax assessor. Our town was dying; we had lost half our residents and half our local businesses because of our property tax rate. Folks moved out of our town and into adjacent towns were their property tax rates were lower and they got more, plus better Government services.
So, we did the only thing we could do to save our town and that was to lower our property tax rate by 10 percent to all of our current residents. We then set up a 5 year Property Tax Plan encouraging businesses to come to our town.
Now, let’s use this same approach and apply the principle to repealing and replacing Obamacare. You could start by repealing Obamacare first, use the date January 1st, 2018 as the new date to implement the new Healthcare Plan. Call it what you want, "Affordable Health Care Act," "American Health Care Act," "The Captain Matt Healthcare Plan" or "Trump Care."
Take your time and get this done right! Sit ALL sides down, if you have to, LOCK them into a room and don’t let them out until they come up with a new healthcare plan!
Do whatever it takes to FIX Healthcare or let We the People do it by opening up the markets for us to buy what we want, where we want to buy it (across State lines) and from whom we want to buy it! Get the government OUT of healthcare.
This, my fellow Americans, is what We the People may have to DEMAND from our elected officials no matter what political party they belong to. If they can’t get this job done, vote ALL of them OUT of office and try it again!
I don’t know about you, but I’m done playing games with politicians that get elected telling us what they can do for "us," while they get rich because we elected them into office.
Wake up America, and get on board the “People’s Train.” We WILL make America Great Again! That’s MY story and I’m sticking to it.
Matt Bruce is a US Army Vietnam Veteran, a retired Fire-Rescue Captain from New York, and host of “The Captain’s AMERICA – Third Watch” Radio Show broadcast on the Salem Radio Network from its flagship station WGUL AM860 in Tampa, Florida.