I have been planning to write this post for some time now, years it feels like, and someday I plan to encapsulate these thoughts into a book written for young women. For now, I’ll try to take the mishmash of my thoughts and attempt to get something readable into the blogosphere.
I have spent untold hours reading commentary on economics these past few decades (Bar none fav author is Thomas Sowell). And with the upsurge in concerns about the economy, it feels like so many of my favorite authors have been waxing far more eloquent than I with conservative ideas for fixing the broken parts of the American Economy.
Some of the most recent liberal and conservative ideas being thrown around include limiting family size to 2 children, decelebritizing mothers who give birth to multiples, and there has been a whole lotta talk about some sort of a ginormous government stimulus to “create jobs“.
From the presidents own web site he encapsulates the feds doing the following for we the people: (All on the nickel of our future children and grandchildren)
*Doubling the production of alternative energy in the next three years.
*Modernizing more than 75% of federal buildings and improve the energy efficiency of two million American homes, saving consumers and taxpayers billions on our energy bills.
*Making the immediate investments necessary to ensure that within five years, all of America’s medical records are computerized.
*Equipping tens of thousands of schools, community colleges, and public universities with 21st century classrooms, labs, and libraries.
*Expanding broadband across America, so that a small business in a rural town can connect and compete with their counterparts anywhere in the world.
*Investing in the science, research, and technology that will lead to new medical breakthroughs, new discoveries, and entire new industries.
While I support these sorts of investments being made in infrastructure, I do NOT support the taxpayers footing the bill. The private sector is far more efficient and effective at making these sorts of changes in infrastructure, and I anticipate them being made AS THE MARKET WILL ALLOW in the years to come.
I heard a booby from Huff Po say on CNN last night that conservatives don’t have any economic ideas.
Well, this conservative does!!!
So, here are my ideas for saving our economy from total collapse.
All of these principles revolve around Ecological Mothering and what is best for babies and children. I would like to see the government promote and support these practices with new legislation and shouted out by politicians in the marketplace of ideas.
1. Challenge/Economically Entice married women who have a husband in the work force, especially those who have children under the age of six, to stay home and care for their own. This will free up all sorts of jobs for those who are currently out of work.
A. To encourage this positive behavior that will benefit “the children” the most, give all sorts of tax breaks, up to and even including NO TAXES AT ALL, for those families who have a parent at home caring for small children.
B. For the mother who goes above and beyond the call of duty and takes on the full time and difficult task of breastfeeding her child beyond the currently culturally acceptable three months, if she breastfeeds up to the ideal third year of ecological (no bottles or pacifiers) mothering, award her family with a “never have to pay taxes ever” certificate that she will be able to show to any tax collector for the duration of her life, all for the contribution, dedication, and time she invested into one of our citizens. (Economics of Breastfeeding)
C. Teach young mothers of the financial savings involved in washing her own cloth diapers. ($2,000 per child)
2. Ban Abortion (except for rape and incest)
As for the flip side of our Economic Morass regarding children and babies I also have an idea that if implemented, in one generation would steady our course and stabilize the family and our economy.
3. Re-stigmatize bastard children
A. Completely and without apology de-fund all monies currently being paid to single mothers in the form of health care, housing, food, and education.
That’s it. Reward good mothering behavior and penalize bad mothering behavior.
I believe everyone in our society would be amazed at how quickly things would flip financially if we actually implemented these principles as the ideal for the Economy and Family Life.
I have been a fan of Ron Paul for many years. Although I have formally endorsed Michele Bachmann for President this election cycle, Ron Paul is a close second choice to lead our nation back to Free Market Sanity. I am so grateful he is in the race. His voice on the worlds stage gives him an opportunity to share the facts about Economics. Here is a clip from the interview yesterday on Meet the Press.
Personal Web Blog of Editor Jenny Hatch CLICK HERE
“What we’re witnessing today is the failure of a Keynesian economic model,” Paul said. “And today we have to replace it with something — we either replace it with more government, more authoritarianism, more controls, or we look toward the free market.”
To learn more about the difference between Keynesian Economics Vs. the Austrian Model as articulated by Hayek, please watch these informative videos: