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  • Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on Jobs and the Super Committee

    Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Senior Policy Analyst Curtis Dubay. He is taking your questions on what should be done about jobs, how tax rates effect job growth, and what the Super Committee should focus on.

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    5 Responses to Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on Jobs and the Super Committee

    1. Alice-Ann says:

      Why not let the oil and gas drilling begin again. It would bring back over a million jobs!!

    2. Roger King says:

      Do you think President Obama just doesn't understand Economics and incentives or do you think he is actually trying to implement the Coward Piven ideas to crash the economy so he can implement a socialist society?

    3. Roger King says:

      If the GOP wins the presidency and both houses, will they do enough to turn this country around and really cut our debt?

    4. americancaptialism says:

      No Good Business or Financial Plan can be short-term; even 5 years or so is a short term for Prudent CEOs, CFOs and The small Start-up trying to negotiate a store front lease!
      The most threatening issue to America's Prosperity is…What the Government giveth, the Government Can Taketh Away.
      The Obama Administration has shown it knows these rules… "And those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the President. And a lot of people don't want to say that. They'll say, God, don't be attacking Obama. Well, this is Obama's deal and it's Obama that's responsible for this fear in America." Steve Wynn, July 18, 2011 — a Democrat.

    5. Howard Holme says:

      Please write a letter to the the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to show how the Open Fuel Standard, http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.16… could help with jobs and reduction of deficits.

      By substituting methanol for gasoline, we could make our liquid fuels a domestic industry, employing not only engineers, but miners, gas drillers,
      fuel refiners and distributors. That would provide about 5 million new US new jobs ($50B/$100K per job). Circulating money within the US rather than sending it abroad would also benefit other US workers and consumers.

      One of the most practical findings from the 2010 MIT "The Future of Natural Gas report" http://web.mit.edu/mitei/research/studies/report-
      was that methanol from natural gas could run flex fuel vehicles at competitive prices and for minimal additional cost if an Open Fuel Standard was passed. P.53

      MIT President Hockfield recently pointed out ( http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/opinion/manufac… ) the $500 Billion manufacturing trade deficit. $500 Billion is also the annual deficit for purchase of foreign oil. Both could largely be solved by passing the Open Fuel Standard. Energy independence from OPEC would be another great benefit of the Open Fuel Standard.

      See also Robert Zubrin's other recent article showing the great improvement in $ per mile travel using methanol instead of gasoline. "I am willing to wager up to ten people $10,000 each that I can make my 2007 Chevy Cobalt run with substantially superior fuel economy on methanol than it does on gasoline. If my Cobalt can get 24 miles per gallon running on methanol, that will come out to 18.75 miles per pre-tax fuel dollar, 74.2 percent better than the 10.76 miles per pre-tax fuel dollar achievable using gasoline." http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/273285/fue

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