In Washington, a 12-member "super committee" of legislators is haggling over spending cuts and generating tax revenues. Confidence in Congress to get the job done on our stumbling economy is at an all-time low. But America's strength has always been about the democratic discussion of big ideas. In a free society, one person can change the world with creative problem solving. So we want to hear more from you: what are your big ideas for solving the economy?
On Facebook, Kimberly Bunting wrote:
The world has changed. Whole industries and job types are gone forever. Our society has to evolve from the industrial age to the info age.
Johnpaul Barrabee advocated for more public election funding and an overhaul of the voting system to allow more third party candidates. He also added this idea.
I would move away from globalization and institute Tariffs on goods manufactured outside the US. That would put us back to work in America. Sure prices would go up on many many things but we would be creating jobs in America and that is what we need, not cheap electronics. The money raised by the tariffs can go towards education programs for all the jobs we would be creating. We must focus on SUSTAINABILITY. If we make our own goods and can operate within our energy supplies our new way of life will be SUSTAINABLE.
Susan from Pittsburgh called in to put forth this idea:
Integrate Medicare and Medicaid. Some states are already starting that process but if all did it it would save millions and billions of dollars.