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Ten-Point Plan to Create Jobs

September 13, 2011

The Competitive Enterprise Institute released a 10-point plan to create jobs in response to President Obama's jobs speech last week.  Suggestions include:

  • Repeal financial "reform" laws, such as Dodd-Frank and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, that are causing economic uncertainty and dissuading businesses from expanding, investing and hiring for new projects.
  • Permanently withdraw proposed or recently finalized federal environmental regulations that are forcing existing power plants and energy-intensive industrial plants to close and blocking investment in new plants.
  • Reform federal labor laws to stimulate hiring in the private sector.
  • Unlock American natural resource production on federal lands and expedite environmental permitting of natural resource projects on federal, state and private lands.
  • Raise or eliminate the cap on credit unions lending to the small businesses of their members.
  • Freeze antitrust regulation.
  • Modernize America's intellectual property laws to reflect the industries and technologies of the 21st century.
  • End taxpayer subsidies for wasteful, inefficient "green" jobs.
  • Liberalize network and infrastructure industry regulation.
  • Streamline the visa process for highly-skilled immigrant workers in special occupations.

Source: Nicole Ciandella, "CEI's Ten-Point Plan to Create Jobs," Competitive Enterprise Institute, September 8, 2011.

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