American competitiveness would be better served by ensuring that U.S. corporations pay their fair share of taxes and investing those revenues in education, infrastructure, and other public investments that make America a desirable place to do business.
If you listen to the American left, nobody except the nearly 50% of Americans who pay no federal income taxes, pay their fair share. The answer is always the same, tax more and spend more no matter the deficit and the national debt. And always the new revenue is going to nice sounding stuff like they explain above.
It’s not about spending more on education, but directing the right education to the right people. We can spend all we want on education, but if it not focused and if the recipients are not motivated or capable of using that education it is wasted money.
We have been hearing about infrastructure spending for nearly a decade. Trillions have been in invested much in deficit spending and we haven’t made any progress?
When did the answer become only more public investment; when was that ever efficient? In times of crisis public investment may be necessary and desirable, but why on an ongoing basis?
We take money from citizens and corporations and filter it through a massive bureaucracy staffed by hundreds of thousands of people who earn from 20% to 90% more than their private sector counterparts and that’s the best way to run a country? It’s the best way to make Americans ever more dependent on government run by people most Americans don’t trust.
I find it interesting that groups like CAP rarely talk about taxing to lower the deficit, but always to spend more. If money alone could have solved our many problems it would have done so long ago. 🤑