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We need transparency and good accounting people with no monetary agenda
Surround yourself with trustworthy, independent (i.e., not those who benefited from the situation) and intelligent advisers
--- Cathaleen Cavanagh
Do not add to the tax burden on small business - these entities create 80% of all new jobs. They are generally organized as sub S corporations and land up being taxed at the maximum rates for individuals.
We need to find a way to re-work the budget so we are providing the basic services needed by all individuals, especially children, but at the same time stop the spending on non-essential task forces, study groups, and grants so we can try to solve this without increasing taxes on an already overburdened society. The government needs to cut it's budget the same way every household in the country does. I also think healthcare is the next item that can run our country in the ground if something is not done to offer more affordable access to healthcare for all of the country.
--- Caryle E. Brown
Do not raise taxes for anyone, especially the wealthy, as they are the investors and the job creators.
--- "Public accountant, large firm"
Keep the government out of it and let the stock market correct itself. Cut government spending and cut taxes across the board.
--- Public accountant, small firm"
Please restructure the tax code to allow for the simultaneous reduction of personal income tax rates and elimination of loopholes and special corporate interest tax breaks. Please keep the dividend and capital gains tax rates unchanged and provide for small business accelerated depreciation on capital purchases. Please declare a peace dividend and reduce defense spending to sharpen the focus on fighting terrorism.
Do not follow George Bushes' policies. Learn the lessons from Enron. It is obvious no one learned it.
don't over regulate, don't raise taxes, don't socialize our economy
--- "Managing partner, small firm"
Issue executive orders or work with congress to separate banking security from market insecurity. Seek ways to change the moral and ethical character of the nation.
-- Gerald Brock
Fight against greed and socialism.
--- "Bill P."
Live within your means. The average American is deeply in debt. The Federal government is deeply in debt. Is there a pattern here?
--- "Joseph E."
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