It's Time for a Sellable, Coherent Federal Fiscal Policy from the Right

It is highly unlikely that the federal debt will be paid off or that we will be operating under a balanced federal budget over the next election cycle or two.  Federal fiscal policy promises to continue to be one of the most important issues to voters for some time to come.

In whatever form the "Next Right" eventually manifests itself, formulating and verbalizing a coherent federal fiscal policy in a manner which resonates with the general public will be a necessity for electoral success.

Electoral success is more likely to occur if a wide variety of public policy organziations, polical candidates, office holders, party leaders, think tanks, the "right roots" and other right-leaning media are all singing from the same sheet of music -- as happened with the Contract with America.

Four primary options are available in developing a new fiscal policy proposal:

  • Decreasing taxes while increasing spending
  • Increasing taxes while increasing spending
  • Increasing taxes while decreasing spending
  • Decreasing taxes while decreasing spending

Other vital components of such a plan would probably include dealing with Social Security, balancing the budget, deficit spending and coming up with a proposal to pay down the national debt. There are probably additional great ideas out there; this is a great time to think outside of the box to help stimulate even better ones.

What sort of approach to fiscal policy do you think the "Next Right" should take, and why?



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Jim DeMint offers this

... First, we must protect the fragile economy from the massive tax hikes coiled to spring on us in 2011, when the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire. Extending those rate reductions at least to 2013 will provide the economy with the long-term stability and predictability necessary to encourage new hiring and investment, consumer spending and entrepreneurial risk-taking.

Once the 2011 tax bomb is disarmed, we should take the next logical step and lower marginal tax rates across the board on individuals, small businesses and corporations. Our plan will call for a 10-percentage-point cut in the top rate (from 35 percent to 25 percent) and comparable reductions for the lower brackets — reductions to be maintained also through 2013 at least. These tax cuts would soften the recession and expedite the recovery to the tune of 500,000 new jobs in 2009 and 1 million new jobs in 2010 and surpass by 2012 the president’s stated goal of 3.5 million new jobs. ...

So you are saying more of the

So you are saying more of the same. And this is why we got rid of Bush and did not vote for McCain. More of the same. 8 years of tax cuts, deficits and debt, and our jobs going overseas. And what jobs can you produce that will not go overseas? And should those companies get tax cuts when they send jobs overseas? 

Geeeezzzz! This is a hard one. Now let me see.

 Hows about decreasing taxes while decreasing (government) spending? Does this one ring a bell with anyone here?



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 Nothing wrong with that.

 Nothing wrong with that. Plus a lot more fixing of programs and governing the country and a whole list of things I mentioned on your other post. 

The main thing is to get away from just the tax cut and laissez-faire mentality.