That aint workin, thats the way you do it.
Money for nothin and your chicks for free.
- Mark Knopfler
Is this what its come down to?
Congress and the Administration seem to be in agreement that the solution lies in sending everybody a check - the great payoff for keeping quiet about how things "just aren't working out as promised." Not even close.
Go ahead. Buy that flat screen TV. Be patriotic and pump up the Chinese economy. Americans can be dyslexic when it comes to economics and war.
Or better yet, use the money to pay one-fifth of this month's mortgage on the home you're about to give back to the bank.
Could there be a better way?
How about taking the same money (upwards to $2oo billion now being floated) and target the development and installation of renewable energies?
What if we gave tax credits covering the cost of installing alternative energy systems in homes and businesses? What if we put some of that money into research and development of new energy systems? What if we created incentives for companies to invest in manufacturing alternative energy components within the
The payoff? An influx of capital to super-charge the economy in the immediate future, plus a boom in employment across the economic spectrum for long-term growth.
And it just might bring about a sea change in the direction of energy independence.
I'm sure there are plenty more creative ideas out there. Don't be shy....