American Consequences - September 2020

that provide the pay who leave the U.S., not the workers who take the pay home.] Enact Fair Trade Deals That Protect American Jobs [I'm always hoping that it's not the trade deals we have already that supply those American jobs.] "Made in America" Tax Credits [The kind of thing that can end up subsidizing wine from North Dakota.] Expand Opportunity Zones [Meaning we may have to use the military to invade over-taxed and over-regulated places like California.] Continue Deregulatory Agenda for Energy Independence [A good promise that would be better if the Trump administration got serious about nuclear power plants. Reddy Kilowatt wants to get a glow on.] ERADICATE COVID-19 Develop a Vaccine by the End of 2020 [By holding scientists at gunpoint? Though if that will work, I'll get out my deer rifle.] Return to Normal in 2021 ["When you wish upon a star... "] Make All Critical Medicines and Supplies for Health CareWorkers in the United States [Nice thought, but let's make sure we have all critical medicines and supplies before we insist they be made here.] Refill Stockpiles and Prepare for Future Pandemics [Another nice thought. We'll ask the Magic 8-Ball which disease is coming next and what we'll need to stockpile for it.]

END OUR RELIANCE ON CHINA Bring Back 1 Million Manufacturing Jobs From China [Ship them by UPS or FedEx?] Tax Credits for Companies That Bring Back Jobs from China [Companies that are already getting "Made in America" tax credits. Double-dipping alert!] Allow 100% Expensing Deductions for Essential Industries like Pharmaceuticals and Robotics who Bring Back Their Manufacturing to the United States [Hmmm... I, in my day, have had an expense account. That $600 dinner for two at Lut├Ęce seemed essential at the time.] No Federal Contracts for Companies Who Outsource to China [Can we still

order moo goo gai pan for takeout?] Hold China Fully Accountable for

Allowing the Virus to Spread Around the World [The bill has been sent to Xi Jinping. He says the check is in the mail.] HEALTH CARE Cut Prescription Drug Prices [A little something in the "How?" department might be appropriate here.] Put Patients and Doctors Back in Charge of Our Health Care System [And while we're at it, let's make all the health care bureaucrats sick and send politicians to treat them.] Lower Health Care Insurance Premiums [A proposition about as controversial as

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