Ten-Point Plan to Create US Jobs
The Competitive Enterprise Institute released a 10-point plan to create US jobs in response to President Obama's jobs speech last week. Suggestions include:
Repeal financial "reform" laws, such as Dodd-Frank and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, that are causing economic uncertainty and dissuading businesses from expanding, investing and hiring for new projects.
Permanently withdraw proposed or recently finalised federal environmental regulations that are forcing existing power plants and energy-intensive industrial plants to close and blocking investment in new plants.
Reform federal labour laws to stimulate hiring in the private sector.
Unlock American natural resource production on federal lands and expedite environmental permitting of natural resource projects on federal, state and private lands.
Raise or eliminate the cap on credit unions lending to the small businesses of their members.
Freeze antitrust regulation.
Modernise America's intellectual property laws to reflect the industries and technologies of the 21st century.
End taxpayer subsidies for wasteful, inefficient "green" jobs.
Liberalise network and infrastructure industry regulation.
Streamline the visa process for highly-skilled immigrant workers in special occupations.
Source: Nicole Ciandella, CEI's Ten-Point Plan to Create Jobs, Competitive Enterprise Institute, September 8, 2011.
For text: http://cei.org/news-releases/ceis-ten-point-plan-create-jobs
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First published by the National Center for Policy Analysis, United States
FMF Policy Bulletin/ 22 September 2011
FMF Policy Bulletin
Publish date: 30 September 2011
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