Opportunity

Current global economic conditions should be of great concern to all Americans. Failure of our leaders to address issues vital to our future is troublesome. Economic uncertainty about markets, taxes, healthcare and regulations is killing business. Inability of our leaders to cut through the problems to find lasting solutions is needed now more than ever. Turnaround is dependent on restructuring government and streamlining decision making through a regulatory environment while maintaining interests of all Americans.

American’s need and deserve real change – it’s time we ushered in a new era of prosperity. Unfortunately, when it comes to the U.S. economy, the government and the Federal Reserve can do little to reduce pain afflicting most Americans. Any rational assessment of the situation reveals that debt, government spending and operational inefficiencies are killing the American Dream. Threat of reduced value of the US’s money supply and ramifications of debasing dollar “are” on the horizon. Getting American’s more engaged in creating solutions is not only needed, but required if we hope to usher in real change.

To grasp the serious nature of the situation, we need to understand why wealth reducing trauma impacts the amount of money that flows into the economy. Pain realized by many Americans is based on the fact that people are spending more than they earn. Increasing levels of debt impacts government’s ability to raise revenues to pay for services. This is why economic revitalization is a critical aspect of any solution. Unless we change thinking about economic activity, we have little hopes of changing a bleak situation.

The real challenge is how to change mindsets. Changing the thinking of a generation of borrowers into savers with incentives to grow business will be very difficult – but this is the reality we all must face. Creating an environment to stimulate economic activity is contingent on streamlining flow of commerce through a regulatory environment while keeping a keen eye on how to reduce waste and inefficiencies that are taxing all Americans. Face it, U.S. Government is extremely inefficient and way too expensive.

What America needs is a roadmap and a strategy for managing transformation. Unfortunately for many Americans, need to relearn how to live within their means will be essential. At the same time, government leaders need to learn how to be responsive and realize that they will be held accountable for our economy. The reality is that all American’s will have to take greater responsibility for our future. We need to promote collective efforts designed to get people engaged in being part of the solution while maintaining how we manage dignity over how we live our lives.

For those who think government can solve our problems, think again. Ability to find free money to stimulate the economy would trigger runaway inflation and devalue the dollar. Conversely, lowering interest rates any further would impact senior citizens living off of CD’s and social security. The only reasonable solution is to entice cash-rich corporations to make new strategic investments to grow business and create new jobs. This will only happen when and if our leaders get their priorities straight. Focus must center on reducing spending, implementing reforms and setting policies that enable the private sector to grow the economy. Any meaningful change must come from the private sector with reasonable support from local, state and federal government.

History has taught us that large bureaucracies have the fundamental tendency to self-perpetuate. We have learned that large bureaucratic structures are resistant to change and political mindsets are driven by need for self-preservation. It has become painfully clear – it’s difficult to overcome disparate self-interests when elected bureaucrats have lost their sense of purpose. The issue is how to engage the masses to change bureaucratic thinking about what needs to get done to improve our situation.

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