I’m thinking that right about now, the best non-partisanship that could be followed would be to listen to neither side at all.
Whining pox upon us all, the Republicants want to give money hand over fist to big business, and so do the Dumbocrats!
Only difference being that one side wants to give the money to people and let them buy from big business while the other side wants to pay big business straight on to keep on doing the same thing they've been doing for years.
How about this….
don’t bail-out the horse and buggy companies that have known for decades that this day would arrive yet did nothing to improve anything. Only now, after the threats from the government are two of the manufacturers actually presenting electric vehicles, and one of them already had a successful prototype on the market but took it away from customers some years back (GMC, the EV-1).
How about giving money to folks who want to improve our position worldwide by providing transportation WORTH buying instead of sucking hind teat behind Europe and Asia.
Or here’s a quickie…put in some extra lanes for non-internal combustion traffic. Of course I realize that occassionally, the non-internal combustion machines may go faster than the dinosaurs, and without gas yet, but, that’s the idea, isn’t it?
SOMEBODY has to build the new stuff!
How about less oppressive federal laws stopping new industries? Carbon fiber exteriors are far stronger than most metal exteriors, and about a fraction of the weight.This means that a truck that gets 18-23 MPG if the exterior was replaced with the carbon fiber could be getting closer to 50-55 MPG.
With other modifications, this could be stretched up to 70 MPG.
Or the idea that seatbelt laws saving any lives is a ludicris account. Fact is, several folks have died not only while wearing seatbelts, but also because of wearing seatbelts. Still, it is a federal mandate. Federal mandates are just a tyanny from the past.
Like Marijuanna laws.
Marijuana laws have no basis in logic. 95 million adults partake in some form of marijuana use every month. Not so oddly enough, most would be glad to pay a small tax, without a single word of dissent, to be able to partake in it.
Say $50 every three months. Growers would have to pay their own tax, to grow and/or sell the product and, of course, the normal sales tax all businesses are required to pay. I’m also suggesting to NOT import the product. It isn’t needed, and all the extra police equipment and dogs could be concentrated into importing zones.
This would create thousands of jobs right away.
Following that would be hemp cloth industries start up, canvas that is both strong and soft. Whole new industries, new farms, a flood of new taxes for the venture into the future instead of borrowing from our children’s children.
Yes, there is a long way to go, and with the government trying its best to do business as usual, it’s not getting any shorter.