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The real answer to our problems

We hear all about America’s problems every day. We can’t get away from them, especially when the bad news is compounded with more bad news about natural disasters. The latest economic and jobs news is yet another indication that this nation’s problems are getting worse and stifling our prosperity.

And every time this administration or Congress tries to fix a problem, it gets worse. That’s because the administration believes more government, more spending and more taxes are the answer to everything.

The real answer is less government, less spending and less taxation.

After nearly $1 trillion in federal “stimulus” spending, the economy is still growing at an anemic rate. The first quarter of 2011 weighed in at only a 1.8 percent growth in GDP. Remember, China is growing at about a 10 percent rate of growth.

Obamacare was supposed to help make health care more affordable and accessible. Instead, it is a bureaucratic nightmare with companies and states trying to get as far away as they can from implementing it through waivers and exemptions.

It would be mismanagement to allow the clock to run out on the debt ceiling, to avoid a crisis, without getting serious about drastic cuts in spending. And not knowing what the tax rates are going to be in 2013 is an unnecessary uncertainty hanging over businesses and investors.

Hope and change is not stimulating the economy. Hope and change is not a job, and the latest jobs report shows that to be so. The administration continues to say that the economic hole was deeper than expected. If so, they should have stopped digging.

They also say that people just need to give the president’s policies more time.

That’s called watch and hope.

Let’s get real!

America needs more empowerment, not more entitlement and spending by government. Empowerment means enabling businesses, workers and consumers. Get government out of the way. But that’s not in the president’s or the Democrats’ DNA.

We must empower our economy with lower taxes on businesses and workers. All we have to do is look at the success of the 1960s and 1980s.

We must empower the energy sector with a real energy independence plan that removes government barriers to maximizing all of our energy resources. In fact, the real problem is achieving oil independence. We are already electricity-independent. We just need to break our addiction to oil by getting government out of the way responsibly.

Since the policies of the Obama administration are not working after nearly two and a half years, more time is not going to generate an economic miracle. Lowering taxes is just not in President Obama’s economic DNA. So more time is not going to change anything.

To change the economic course of this nation, we must change the occupant of the White House, electing someone who understands the power of empowerment.

Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, is a Republican candidate for president.

  • RickBulow74

    Herman Cain is the man and the one man the Democrats fear in 2012. Obama will not even see him coming and would not know what to do.

  • westvalley

    Herman Cain has the capacity to be an even greater president than Ronald Reagan.

    You need to get help ASAP

  • Joe Steel

    “And every time this administration or Congress tries to fix a problem, it gets worse.

    Yes it does — because of Global Obstruction Pathology. GOP is a deadly disease which could destroy America.

  • lungshot

    And your stance on defense? On entitlements? You’re my third choice for president Mr. Cain. Until you say we reign in those two areas, I’m voting for Gary Johnson or Ron Paul.

  • empiresentry

    This guy is beginning to be interesting.
    Does he have Balls of Iron that we need right now that many in DC apparently have lost?

  • caseyinaustin

    The real answer to our problems….isn’t going to come from a Federal Reserve insider. Sorry.

  • slehar

    Herman Cain is a real American Hero! Taking on Presidential politics against all the odds, in the sea of media sharks that are sure to try to eviscerate him with lies and lies and more lies. We need a man of courage to take on the malignant growth of socialism that is taking over our country. You go Herman! I sent him my money!

  • lookshop

    “The real answer is less government, less spending and less taxation.”

    A great statement, but how does Herman Cain plan on accomplishing these? What departments is he going to cut? Where is he going to cut spending?

    “We must empower our economy with lower taxes on businesses and workers.”

    Another great statement, and lower taxes is a great idea, but which taxes. And what about the deficit?

    We need real answers not speeches and slogans. Who is Herman Cain?
    1. Former Chairman of the Kansas City Fed…supported Alan Greenspan…did not/does not support Fed audit…claims there is nothing to find
    2. Supported TARP….now says it was good in its original form but not what it morphed into….supported TARP at all
    3. Scrubbed from Cain’s official story is his long tenure as a director at a Midwest energy corporation named Aquila that, like the infamous Enron Corporation, recklessly dove into the wild west of energy trading and speculation—and ultimately screwed its employees out of tens of millions of dollars.
    4. Mr Cain was on the board of directors of the National Restaurant Association, a lobbying group.
    5. May have been a member of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. He has denied this, but to Obama Ayers was just a neighbor and he never heard Wright’s sermons.

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    • BigRmv

      “We need answers and not slogans” sounds like a nice slogan. You’ve written all of this before on other posts. Nothing original here. Kinda like that “Hope and Change” thing.

      • lookshop

        Yes BigRmv and I will keep writting it until Mr. Cain starts coming up with answers that a constitutionally aware president could actually carry through with. But cutting taxes and spending have to be done by the Congress, the president has no authority to do either.

        • Sandy E

          lookshop- Your posts against Herman Cain, and your arguments against him are incredibly naive and misleading, particularly when you refer to a constitutionally aware president understanding that he cannot cut taxes or spending. So, according to you, none of the candidates should support cutting taxes and spending, or they should not talk about it. Are you aware that a constitutionally aware president cannot audit the Fed, or completely disband it without the Congress authorizing it?

          You have to ask Ron Paul to answer this question- His chief of staff, Lew Rockwell, from 1978 through 1982, in a speech said that “the Constitution is a flawed document which invites statism.” It seems that Rockwell preferred the Articles of Confederation, which even George Washington said had the country in a state of anarchy. Lew Rockwell was also in charge of Ron Paul’s exploratory committee in the 2008 election, and attends many of his campaign events. Lew Rockwell is an anarchist, and Ron Paul does not deny their close friendship and political associations, as you will see in an article I will link below. If you doubt their close political philosophies, do as the article suggests and visit Lew Rockwell’s website, which frequently posts Ron Paul written articles. As the author states, there are those Paul supporters that have fallen so under Paul’s spell, they ignore the perils and pitfalls, particularly with respect to his foreign policy positions, and will unfortunately find out the hard way, if Paul is ever given the keys to the WH. Thankfully, the majority of Americans aren’t willing to commit national suicide.

          Here is a quote from the article-

          “I spent several hours speaking with Ron Paul shortly after 9/11. He informed me that the Islamicist threat was a made up one, just as the Communist threat of the 1950’s and 1960’s was. He told me, to my face, in his own words, that Lew Rockwell and his people were the only ones calling a spade a spade: America did deserve what the Islamicists were trying to do to us, and if we simply learned to leave them alone, they would in turn leave us alone. It was among the most despicable and disappointing conversations I have ever had with another adult.”

          The Undiscerning and Dangerous Appreciation of Ron Paul
          http://www.davidbahnsen.com/index.php/2011/05/21/the-undiscerning-and-dangerous-appreciation-of-ron-paul/

  • GonzoG

    Herman Cain has the capacity to be an even greater president than Ronald Reagan.

    Herman Cain 2012 !!!!

  • abderecho

    Mr. Cain; thank you for your clarity and devotion. God speed to you Sir.