As you are no doubt aware the US economy is not so great at the moment. It will get better with time, might be a lot of time, but sooner or later it will rebound. I have a few ideas that could and would speed up our fine countries economic recovery. First we need to find some new sources of tax revenue. Perhaps decriminalize a few victimless crimes, and then of course slap some taxes on them.
It is time for the only tax free business to pay up. Churches have had a free ride for far to long, let start with some low taxes on all religious institutions. Churches try to sway the way their followers vote, if they want a say in the working of this country then they can pay like everyone else. Christians, Jews, Muslims, and any and all other, need to start paying for there "holy men".
Gambling and prostitution, already being legal in some parts of the US, need to be expanded to be legal coast to coast. This would create huge numbers of new jobs, and make all of the illegal gambling that goes on in every city legal, making the men running them legitimate business men. As for prostitution, it need not be on every street, perhaps it could be zoned for only certain areas of a city. Prostitution could also be legal so long as it was sold directly on the street. George Carlin said it best: "Why should prostitution be illegal. Selling is legal. Fucking is legal. Why isn't selling fucking legal?".
Now, as cliche as it might be, marijuana being legalized would also ease our problems. Some studies say it would raise billions in tax dollars. I have no experience with it, so I will not speak further about it.
Just a few thoughts. I welcome yours. politics