- Joined Oct 3, 2010
Every day another job dies and another unfathomable bundle of American greenbacks goes overseas, never to be seen again. My plan: immediately place a 20% tax over & above current taxes on imports. Short term effects: disgruntled consumers ("why did my IPOD cost less yesterday?") and better economy; instant (small, relatively) inrush of money into the economy. Every year after now, an additional 20% tax will be added to all imports (including oil) for the next 4 years. long term effects: big corporations will find it more cost effective to bring jobs back to our shores and more people will find jobs in natural resources (mining, steel mills, farming, basically everything we used to do, but now rely on China for). Consumers will find it more cost effective to buy products made in America. Environmentalists will be inconvenienced by high gas prices and let us drill for our own oil (or the American people will shout louder than environmentalists, whichever happens first).