Given President Obama’s abdication in presenting select priorities to the Congress, Selfish Citizenship took the initiative to spell out the top seven legislative priorities for 2013 at the beginning of the year.
While spending and taxing are given high priority in partisan rhetoric, federal regulation of business has led to Obama’s retarded economy; although in fairness, this is a problem created by Congress over decades.
The stacks of federal regulations infringing upon our freedom to contract, trade, and associate plus the locust of lawyers associated with them need to be removed from the backs of American businessmen. Job flight overseas is more a consequence of regulatory compliance costs than high wages.
Cutting regulations will reduce spending on enforcement, reduce private waste on compliance, increase revenue by freeing trade within our country, and increase employment opportunities for Americans.
In summary of the seven legislative priorities, Congress needs to take the lead in fixing the problems created by prior Congresses. All of these man-made problems were the predictable consequence of choices made in the Congress. Now is the time for Congress to choose differently and these seven New Year’s Resolutions for Congress are a solid start.
Links to all the priorities that Congress should set:
Extra point: From Cox & Forkum,