Necessary steps that will get the economy rolling and restore American prosperity. Adopt the Ryan budget: have a plan with teal reform to deal without spending problems Go a step further eliminate duplicate programs close unnecessary agencies, look up how many "jobs" programs we have it will blow your mind. I'd start with the Dept of Ed which brings nothing to the table. I would also eliminate the Post Office & Amtrak, obsolete depts whose time has come and gone. Put a Flat Tax in place, with only an individual exemption (children same as parents) of say 15k per person. Rate of 17%. End the double taxation of corporate profits either tax corporate profits of tax capital gains (again at the 17% rate) for public companies. Government revenue would increase dramatically if this happens Get the EPA out of the CO2 regulating and taxing business. CO2 is plant food not a pollutant. This is connected to the discredited AGW theory. Become Energy independent within and create hundred of thousands of jobs in the process. Keep our $$$$ out of the hands of OPEC. This is a terrific update on the situation about US Energy resources: BARBER: Energy independence, jobs within reach - Washington Times Supporting Data at the link. This doesn't take nuclear energy into account (that will be dead for another 20 years due to Fukishima) Affordable energy is the basis for our wealth. Making ourselves poor deliberately is criminal.