My USA Job Creation Notes

…feel free to crib, comment, add to, or criticize them.  I needed to to do a brain dump.

Short Term

– Dump SOX

– Dump Dodd-Frank

– POTUS should grant 30-year waivers for Obamacare to all businesses and organizations and instead work to implement something like this

– Lease out and/or sell idle governement assets through dutch auctions

– POTUS should sign existing but unsigned Free Trade Agreements

– Smack down the NRLB. Defund it immediately.

– Defund the Lemonade stand police. Reduce aid to municipalities who go after kids Lemonade stands by the fund equivalent to 2 Police officers, 1 police supervisors, 1 alderman, 1 mayor, and 1 city attorney. This won’t create jobs but it will send a good anti-statist message. It will also make me feel better.

– Hands-off Gibson Guitars. Reduce the budget of those parts of USGOV going against it.

– Freeze regulations. No more regulations for 48 months.

– Publish the real debt numbers

– Freeze non-defense hiring for 24 months

– Raise small claims court limits

– Cheap plentiful / multi-source energy

– Instant green cards with fast track citizenship path for STEM-related Phd for foreign students graduating from US Universities.

– “Double the exemption numbers for small businesses: that is, whatever regulations you are exempt from by dint of having 10 or fewer employees, you will now be exempt if you have 20 or fewer; similarly for larger numbers. The regulations will still apply, but the exemption numbers are doubled.” [Jerry Pournelle ?]


– Implement modern fraud detection technology into all Federal billing and financial systems and increase OIG Forensic Accounting capabilities

– US Trade Systems should move to Free-but-not-a-sucker Trade with Tit-fo-Tat Tariffs

– Create five regulatory rollback commissions (National Security, infrastructure, Agriculture, Human Resources, Other) to present to congress (on an up and down votes only) regulations to repeal.

– Replace “base-line” budgeting with “zero-based” budgeting.

– Require all spending to be authorized regularly by Congress.

– Switch to 2-year budgeting

-Congress should establish a special Joint Committee on USGOV size reduction

– Tort reform – Basically loser pays and caps on damages

– prize for moon base
– prize for mars base
– prize for orbital habitat X 3

– Patent Reform: no software or process patents, crowd sourcing for prior art, late career path as HR source for Patent Examiners, fully funded

– only tax corps on us income
– tax holiday for repatriation for return of overseas profits

– amnesty for tax cheaters (they pay tax +$100 processing fee and sign

– no permission needed t start a sole proprietorship

– Reduce size and scope of USGOV

– Adapt Zubrin flex-fuel mandate for vehicles


– Moratorium on (or ceiling percentage)  IVY League grads at high levels in USGOV!

– Start up Lean Six Sigma Programs throughout the Federal Government (Put Jack Welch in Charge)  [This is Newts idea from a Debate

– reverse federalization of local/state crimes
– Create EOPOTUS ombudsman to identify and begin to reverse
– All future legislation should have sunset clauses

– A sort of SUper IRA to replace pensions and Social Security

– A Flat-ish Income tax  with low-to-zero deductions and no AMT to replace the current systems

– Balanced Budge amendment

– Reform Fed to have two missions: Sound Money and  use rule based inflation targeting

– immigration reform: Secure borders, migrant guest worker program

– Dramatically Rein In The EPA

– Reform The FDA By Streamlining The Testing And Approval Process

One Response

  1. In no particular order:
    *Lemonade stand police? Gibson guitars?
    *Require any company using an off-shore tax haven to put their headquarters and officers there. Require any company with hq and officers in the US to pay US taxes.
    *Inspectors for regulatory agencies should have appropriate scientific/technical/economic/whatever backgrounds to understand the rules they help enforce–no more blind memorization and enforcement.
    *Federal funds for infrastructure is fine, but locales should have the option of saying “tear it down, but don’t replace it” or “replace it with something smaller”. Replacement with something bigger should only happen if they have the funds to maintain it.

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