Propsperity Agenda.us

Linked with Financial Reform: How We Can Save Our Economy, with Mobilize for our Economy, and with A New Way Forward.

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  • The Prosperity Agenda will evolve as we get feedback and ideas from you. Located in each subject’s web page is a starting point for discussion and action, not a final blueprint for the new economy. Create an account and get active in posting solutions and action campaign ideas. Vote and comment on other posts. The top rated content will be collected by the site’s administrators and a final vote will occur among all Prosperity Agenda members … (about 1/2).

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  • Define an answer to our systemic economic woes
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The United States is facing an economic crisis that is the direct result of decades of misguided economic and energy policies. To avert a depression, and move toward renewed prosperity, the United States must use its resources carefully, and define a vision of an environmentally sound and sustainable American (and hence global) economy.

To date, over $8 trillion in commitments have been made to the U.S. finance system. The markets continue their near hysterical rise and fall, unemployment is rising, as is bankruptcy and foreclosure and as a result consumers are increasingly worried about their personal finances. Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson originally sought broad authority to buy “toxic assets” from banks in a 2 ½ page proposal to Congress, but within several weeks of pursuing this strategy, Paulsen arbitrarily changed course on November 12, thus betraying the Congressional mandate to help homeowners directly. Treasury will not be buying bad mortgages, but instead will pump more money into the banks requiring insufficient taxpayer equity and control. Congress, having been persuaded to save Big Finance, has bailed out the auto industry and finds itself on a slippery slope that will make it difficult to refuse to bail out any industry or business that claims to be central to the recovery of the U.S. economy.

The new administration of President Barack Obama has quickly implemented a $787 billion stimulus program that, while committing the federal government to a small portion of the pump priming necessary to restart economic growth, generally follows the Bush agenda of prioritizing Wall Street over Main Street, big business over the people.

The Prosperity Agenda begins with stabilizing the economy, averting a deepening financial tsunami, and building a new economy that creates prosperity for all Americans. We have prioritized new and environmentally sound policies as the thematic center of the program, since a wiser use of energy resources is essential to the renewed health of the economy, as well as to the human resources necessary to build it. The Agenda combines tried and true remedies with innovative new solutions … (full text).

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