Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Two Part Solution To Our Economic Problems

The economy of the United States can be fixed, and it can be done probably without firing a single shot.

My Economic Plan.

Inform Saudi Arabia that they will start pumping more oil. They will continue to pump oil until the price of a barrel of oil is below $50 a barrel. Then with the planet awash in oil, the price of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel will go down. It will no longer cost $70 to buy 20 gallons of gas. The "savings" that millions of motorists will have will go to buy goods and services. This will create a demand for more products and services.

The second part of My Economic Plan is to talk with China about spending money in the United States to educate our children. This money is needed to hire teachers, buy school supplies and fill up our universities.

I do not expect American consumers to stop buying cheaper Chinese made goods, but I do expect China to take an interest in keeping our demand so their economy does not go into the tank.

So, in review, My Economic Plan has 2 Parts: Part One is to tell Saudi Arabia to pump more oil and flood the world markets with oil or else we will pump the oil for them, and then the U.S. Government will keep the proceeds. Saudi Arabia should be happy to accept this generous offer, and it should only be made once.

Part Two is to ask the Chinese Government to invest in the education of America's children. Their education is future demand for Chinese made products. This is a better investment in the future than buying U.S. Treasury debt certificates.

Within a few months the U.S. economy will come around, and as our economy improves, so will the economies of the rest of the world.


Robert said...

I wonder if Saudi Arabia could pump that much more oil. They may be closer to their peak oil than some would like to admit. Also lower oil prices would contribute to global warming.

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

I usually agree with you, but I don't like your plan. How will we force a country to do anything without military threats or action? The future of energy is in local, decentralized solutions. Let's cut the military budget to fund those.

LceeL said...

Ah, yes. Let's return to Gunboat Diplomacy.

The only reason the Saudis like us is because of our MONEY. I say we make Saudi Arabia the 51st State. That would fix 'em.

moneythoughts said...

Asking Saudi Arabia to pump more oil is not gun boat diplomacy unless they make gun boat diplomacy necessary. Who pays for all the troops we have stationed in Saudi Arabia? They know we are struggling with our economy, and they can help us for a change. We have helped them plenty, and yet, only the few oil people have benefited from our relationship.