How would you fix the economy?

United States
February 18, 2009 2:19pm CST
If you were in a position to be able to say where we would spend $800 billion dollars to fix our country, how would you do it? I'm really not a political person. I only get into cause my husband is so into it so I have picked up on some stuff but I feel that we should give all these companies their money they need to stay afloat. But in turn should wipe away American's debt. Like everyone would have a clean credit report. That way everyone can just start over, period. To fix the healthcare crisis, why can't we just be like Canada? Make a whole lot of sense to me. It seems easy enough.
1 response
@jwfarrimond (4474)
18 Feb 09
Cutting taxes and bureaucracy would probably be the best way to start. Where do you think all that money is coming from? more government borrowing, that's where. That's like an individual who already has massive debts, borrowing even more money to try and pay off the existing debt. It's mad.
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
19 Feb 09
What we have wasted in the past 6 months on this stimulus crap would have put a lot of people to work if it had been put in the right place. Instead we have gone in debt all that money and have nothing and will not have anything to show for it. This is dirt stupid moves out of some people that think they are so smart. And who's going to pay for it? The ones that always pay for it, the working American People that can least afford it. A $13 a month tax cut isn't going to do anything. That's what they are saying the workers will each get. Gasoline or food can go up a few cents and eat that $13 up real quick and the working people are right back where they started. Every working American should set down and do nothing for 1 month and show these jerks just how important they really are. They deserve a lot more respect than they are getting. Art
19 Feb 09
We tried that (a national strike) here in the UK back in the 20's. It did not turn out to good.