New York, New York (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
“Make no mistake about it: America is a mess and Washington is not going to fix it. Neither are the academics or the polarizing pundits. We are!” claims the author, Jason Gallea.
The welfare of this nation is not as complex as you'd think. According to the book, it comes down to just seven factors: Banking, Government, Oil, War, the Economy, Foreign Affairs, and of course, Other. That’s it.
The book lays out the historical facts. From 1900 to the present, America has been at War or experienced Economic Contraction for over 66 years. Banking has caused two-thirds of the most financially destructive economic downturns. Oil has played a role in every recession over the past 40 years and every war over the past 20 years. During these 112 years, Government has produced only 31 surpluses. Yes, only 31 surpluses.
After concisely laying out the facts, the book provides simple, straightforward solutions. As it says in the title, the solutions are based on Common Sense. Remember what that is?
For instance, the book points out that the United States now spends yearly over $250 billion treating preventable diseases - like lung cancer and obesity. Let's get healthy and slash the budget. It's Common Sense. Our addiction to Oil costs trillions of dollars each year and leads repeatedly to the killing and waste of War. Let's revamp our energy policy. Let's reduce consumption and tap America's domestic resources. It's Common Sense. Laissez-faire Banking policies lead to irrational financial behavior and incite an environment for economic bubbles. Intelligent regulations will minimize economic instability. Economic stability means long-term prosperity. It's Common Sense.
What makes A Commonsense Guide to Fixing America unique is the fact that the author is not a politician and has no political agenda other than fixing America. He doesn't care what your political affiliation is: “Keep it to yourself! This is no time to dismiss solutions because someone is a Republican or a Democrat. We are all Americans, and we are in this together."
The author believes Common Sense will lift our once-great country back to stability and then to sustainability. “We are not going to fix America without making hard choices. The solutions proposed are fair,” says the author, "and I dare you to prove me wrong.”