My 9-year-old twin granddaughters could have written a better "jobs plan" than President Barack Obama.
First off, the twins would know that spending $450 billion that the nation does not have is insanity, considering that the $870 billion already being spent has left the country with unemployment still more than 9 percent.
The twins would know that an employer who would hire employees at a cost of $50,000 to take advantage of a $5,000 tax credit would soon be among the unemployed.
The twins would propose three plans to do the "job" that Obama has promised for three years.
First, take the capital gains tax down to zero. That would free up billions of dollars for investment and spending.
Second, they would offer a plan to cut corporate taxes and offer incentives to bring back profits and jobs to U.S. shores.
Third, the twins would say drill for oil and gas here, and drill now to take advantage of the world's largest reserves of oil and natural gas. Gasoline prices would almost immediately drop to pre-Obama prices ($1.80 per gallon) on the announcement that the oil and gas companies would be" turned loose" to use their vast resources to drill with environmentally safe techniques.
The twins would not have to beg 18 times for congressional support, nor would they need another 12 days to draw up their plans.
George Jones, Otisfield