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January 26th, 2010
10:04 PM ET

Fix the Economy!

Rethink, redesign, rebuild: the theme of this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  The business and political leaders meeting there are going to have a ton of ideas about how to deal with the world's economic situation.  But we want to hear yours!  Whether you're thinking globally or locally, tell us how you would fix the economy.  And don't be afraid to get creative; some of the best plans come out of off-the-wall suggestions.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (284 Responses)
  1. Michael

    In order to fix a local or even global economic pandemic, I would look into the epicenter of this finacial earthquake. Once noted we could try to learn from that then do the complete opposite of that. It is like going back in time and changing the future, not for our individual needs but for the whole world's need.

    January 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  2. Aaron

    I definitely think that a general movement towards free market capitalism is the way to go. Too much government interference has imbalanced the economies of world nations. Less government regulation means greater flexibility with economic freedom, prosperity and growth.

    January 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm |
  3. Chunli

    Is it still possible to imitate Mr.Franklin D Roosvelt: Basicly, he set up the tennesseee reservior programme, which both created job chances and did good to America in terms of ecosystem and economics. Applied to the current time, it might be feasible in America which is big enough for creating a programme but for small(area related) countries, like the UK, it might not be possible. However, they could set up international programmes eg. to co-operate with African countries, lower the taxes to attract business companies and offer intenational job opportunities and do good to the third-world countries. As we known, although African countries are poor, yet they have amazing resourses!

    January 26, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  4. Sammy

    Currently we should let the economy to continue to weaken. As current students, we should all aim for trying our absolute best at school. Then in the future, WE will fix the economy. I'm sure we will be able to think of somthing!

    January 27, 2010 at 1:02 am |
  5. Seaeun

    I know that nations around the world want their benefits to be better and higher than other nation's. but I think if one nation gets in to financial trouble, it affects other countries, too. The solution I thought up is: every nation around the world should be open to other nations about trading and trade with each other to earn money. Nowdays, fixing the world economy is a bigger problem than a nation's economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:09 am |
  6. Freddie

    Veterans Energy Project Plan

    Obama wants jobs. Veterans need ideas. They don't have money.

    But, If I were Obama, I would implement a concept like:

    Set up only veterans and disabled veterans – young and old as owners(businesses for Veterans)

    Rent complex roof tops(Stimulates the economy)
    – Apartments
    – Businesses
    – Barns
    – Etc.

    Build solar panels arrays

    Provide electricity to those in the complexes(No transformers needed to transmit electricity)
    Pump remainder into the public grid for additional profit(Continuous revenue for Veteran owners and employees)

    – Provides jobs evenly across the nation
    – Creates Energy source
    – Eliminates emissions(No fossil fuels used to create energy)
    – Creates new jobs now
    – Reduces damage to the environment
    – Creates more taxpayers

    January 27, 2010 at 5:13 am |
  7. Matthew

    I feel that the bills are just cutting down money spending. What I think should really happen is just producing less items. Supply and Demand.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:31 am |
  8. Deborah

    I would fix the Economy by not getting money from other countries but having a campaign/vote in U.S.A to see what the people want !

    January 27, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  9. Adrielly

    I would fix the economy by having a foundation to collect money

    January 27, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  10. Deborah

    i would fix the economy by having a campaign/vote to see what the people want to do or make a foundation!

    January 27, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  11. Lucas

    What President Obama has been doing is the wrong way to fix the problem at hand. The solution is not for the government to tax the wealthy and distribute the money, the solution is to cut taxes and let the people stimulate the economy. The way things are going now, the government will continue to get bigger. Like Ronald Reagan said "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" and i feel like this could be applied to the situation now.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  12. Curtis

    I thyink that every body shuod help the Ecomey

    January 27, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  13. Joshua

    I think that we could fix the economy in many ways. We could start giving people what they need and not stuff that is not necessary to people. In stead of making health care limited things that we don't need should be more expensive. Necessities should decrease and things we don’t need should cost more money.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  14. Nicole

    Lower gas prices because if the price goes higher no one will probably have gas in their tanks and they would blame many people for it you can also lower anything like health care and if i were in the prosition to fix the economy i would try to give people jobs so they can make more green!

    January 27, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  15. karina

    we should make buisnesses open up more spots for people to work.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  16. Ashley

    If I were in the position in which I would have to fix the economy I would
    try to give people jobs so they can make money. I would also lower prices on things like gas. So people wouldn't have to pay a lot to just get around in there cars.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  17. mike

    i dont really get the problem america should have the best

    January 27, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  18. Joyce

    well i think that i would fix the economy is SAVE the TREES and use less paper. heres why. because if we kept using too much paper then we would keep cutting down trees and soon run out and wouldnt be able to breathe anymore which means that al people would die without air and thats a horrible way to die.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  19. Gayathri

    The way I would fix the economy is by lower tax prices. Even thoughwe need the money, there are many people out there that just can't afford it . Since they can't afford it they stop spending all their on clothes and going to stores. Thats how people are losing their jobs and getting layoffs, because their bussinse is going down.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  20. Kate

    I think that companies should hire more people. This way, more people without jobs will get jobs and companies will get their work done faster. It's a win-win!

    January 27, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  21. Sheryl

    I think that if i could make the economy better, i would do many things! i would use the leftover money for people who are unemployed. That would help many people and their families. i would also try to raise the salaries of some jobs because people aren't getting enough money for their family! My main point is to help families all over the worl so we can live in a better place! And i would try to stop war, but i want this world to be a peaceful place!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  22. Melodie

    I think that the world's economic situation is very serious and we should help our earth to save our planet. One way is that we should recycle, reduse, and reuse. People are throwing away water bottle that could've been reused or recycled. Another way is that we should save pollution and not waste too much gas and water. That is what I would do to help the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  23. Taylor

    I think that people should fix the economy in many ways. First would be to hirer more poeple for jobs so they aren`t in a bad situation. Also, people shouldn`t spend money on things that they can`t afford. Another way is, we can keep on trying like were doing now to fix it. Thats how we could fix the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  24. Raveena

    I would fix the economy by lowering the gas prices because everyone is saying they are too high.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  25. Carolyn

    There is no way to fully "fix" the economy. Because of history's patterns and new generations, there will always be economic inequalities, depressions, recessions, etc. However, there is a way that we can STRENGTHEN the economy to wear damages are not as severe as those in the past. But, the only way of doing this is by making simple everyday sacrifices and choices to contribute to the whole impact on improving the economy. People need to be more aware and conscious of what they buy, and how it will affect the world on a communal and global level. To alert newer generations, there needs to be more of a stress on how important economics are so that kids will grow to manage their time and resources in a more efficient way. We do not not have to necessarily "redesign" and start from scratch, but rather make use of our strengths and turn the disadvantages into advantages.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  26. Anthony

    I think we should just eliminate high pricing... I honestly think everything should be one dollar. Then everything would be easy for us to buy, and more purchases would be made.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  27. Jenna

    To fix the economy I would make a deal with buisnesses to get the unemployed jobs. Also, I would start a program that would help places that have suffered through danger such as Haiti.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  28. Rachel

    I would fix the global economy. I would put out banners all around the world to tell people about the global warming. I would also try to broadcast it all over the world. I would also try tel get people to car pool to save gas. This would cause less global warming. I would also get groups to help me tell the world. Finally, i would tell them about the poor little animals that suffer from global warming.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  29. Melby

    I think rebuilding old city buildings, adding a new sheme of color to ugly old paint, fixing sidewalks for pedestrians, and making a better place for disability. This will increase immigrants coming to the U.s. and a lot more money will be given to the government because of the rate of new citizens.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  30. Bincy

    You can be more careful of our surroundings by carpoolong or recycling so the earth could be a better place. There are a lot of things you can do to help out. The earth needs to be taken care of. People should be also aware of the money that they are spending because our economy isn't in the best shape such as the game shows and many other things.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  31. Yannick

    Personally, I would focus on global economic problems. If everyone puts all there effort into trying to fix the economy, we would surely be out of debt.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  32. Elizabeth

    Make something, a group, or program, beside unemployment, to help GET more people jobs. Or the government should worry less about heathcare, etc. for the moment and worry about getting our economy out of debt.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:35 am |
  33. Tae

    Make some sectors free from investors’ appetites. House, health, food, and education should not be regarded as the one for investment. If we so, at least, overall economy can be better than now though some who have lots of money could not help giving up good opportunities. Remember where this crisis has been started.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  34. Shelby

    If i had the chance to fix the economy i would first make houses for the people that are poor then, i would get money machiens and make money to ahnd out to peopole who needed it.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  35. Nico

    The economy is bad and I don't know how to fix it because I'm not that smart and I don"t know that much about the government and stuff like that.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  36. david

    i think that globally we need to just start spending money. and when our goverment bails out companies they shoudnt go out and buy a new jet. it is time for us to start acting smart.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  37. Jose

    The taxes should be raied slightly. Although that might be bad at first, it will have an overall positive effect for the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  38. curtis

    i think that it would really help the economic situation if the whole world would have the same currency there wold be no problems if it were like that.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  39. Sophie

    I think the economy isn't something we can change overnight. We need to wait and see what President Obama has in store for us, and we need to hear his ideas. Personally, I would start with the issues on jobs,maybe we should cut some times in half and make way for new ones. Maybe we should create a new government run company and that will open jobs.That opens up many new questions, though. Like how will we get the money to fund this new program.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  40. Marlyng

    For this problem, everyone should help each other. More jobs should be created for the people that have lost theirs. Also, all the homes that are being lost; the government should at least try finding a way for these homes to be recovered.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  41. diquan

    i think that every body should help haiti out and please give them supplies instead of money

    January 27, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  42. Annie

    To fix our quickly detoriorating economy, the government should start infrastructure projects to create jobs and also improve our communities, locally and nationally.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  43. camila

    I think we should open more jobs for poeple, so that people can buy more and with them buying more there are more jobs needed because businesses are making more money. and its a cycle of wealth.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  44. Julien

    I believe that the government needs to free some money to help the ennemployed. if you get new jobs you can slowly heal the economy

    January 27, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  45. Jenny

    ...stop spending money on useless things like beauty products and accessories and use it wisely like for an education.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  46. Sara

    I would fix the economy by getting more money to schools, reforming the healthcare, and creating more jobs.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  47. Cedric

    I feel that in order to manage our economic difficulties, the citizens with excessive amounts of money should have higher taxes, so there can be enough money for those less fortunate.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  48. patxi

    i think we should higher minimum wage so even the younger kids in the family can help their family in these hard economic times

    January 27, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  49. Jose

    They should slightly raise taxes. Although it might be bad at first, it will be beneficial in the long run.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  50. Melissa

    The economy is affecting people world wide basically we have to work with what we have and make waht we have better so that our country propers and maintain a strong ecomic stabilty.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  51. Tajah, Gaby, and Bibi

    We think that the way we should fix the economy is by not giving money to the people who already have money. We should conserve money until we have enough in order for the economy to recover. Also, since the earthquake that just happened in Haiti, we should donate as much money as possible, but still have enough for our economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  52. Solanch

    I think that to fix the economy we should lower the price of gas and other everyday things. The cheaper something is the more people will buy it. Therefore, instead of lossing money the goverment would gain money. Also the goverment should stop spending money on trivial things like dinner parties for the rich.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  53. howard

    i would change health care to help people out more

    January 27, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  54. Amy

    I think they should tax the wealthy. and maybe cut some of the wasteful programs.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  55. SD

    they should stop spending on things that they don't need . there should be a rapper tax cause they make too much money and don't do much

    January 27, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  56. billy

    i think that the rich should pay more tax like rappers all they do is talk on a mic and make millions

    January 27, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  57. Diondre

    Well if we are in so much debt why don't we keep the public assistance programs, like welfare and section 8, and instead tax rappers and R&B singers because they make so much money and don't have to work that hard for it.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  58. desiree`

    ...... to fix our economic problems i personally think that everyone should be taxed because it wouldn't be fair to tax only one person.....

    January 27, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  59. Nate

    We shouldn't be going down the road to the Health Care plan. Our economy is the first priority to start working on, then the health care should be our next priority.

    We should save up money to help build more general stores, markets and things that people really need. True that it does cost a lot of money to do this, but if someone can come up with a plan to actually make this happen, it'll be possible.

    Donating to the Red Cross is another story, those people need our help more than anything else.

    But like i said, we should not worry about the Health Care plan and start focusing on our economy. Because sooner or later, there are going to be people without jobs and are going to be on the employment lists.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  60. Cierra And Terren

    We Think That We Can Help The Economy By not closeing most of the schools in the communtiy because the schools are going to go to waste. If they do close the schools, We can use them for homels and jobs!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  61. Caroline

    Bring the troops back and lower taxes!!GIT-R-DONE

    January 27, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  62. charles

    i feel we can help the economy by opening more jobs for people who need them and keep all schools open for the kids who want to go to school and graduate

    January 27, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  63. Alexes

    I think that some people from the government need to talk to working people that have some ideas about how they should fix the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  64. kristiana

    I help them become more good

    January 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  65. sAm

    I think they should open more bisnesses and lower the prices so more people buy them

    January 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  66. joey

    i think that we should pay back our dept first so then we can put money to start jobs. Where there is jobs there is people buying stuff

    January 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  67. cody

    I think we should start to buy more American goods and less domestic goods such as Toyota cars. We should make more Ford and Chevy cars so that the American bussiness' will make more money, and after they make more money they can hire more people and provide more jobs for people and more people can keep their houses and buy food for their families.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  68. kristiana

    i would help

    January 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  69. sophia

    I think that a good way to change the economy in the United States would be lowering the taxes, or gas prices. Many people are having a hard time finding a job right now, so they can't pay there taxes, buy food, etc. lowering prices would help everyone.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  70. nic

    I would bring jobs and car dealers back to the U.S. then more people would have jobs and the state won't have to pay people.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  71. Ashley

    I think that the government should think realy hard before spending money on something. Sometimes they spend money on things that we don't need as much as others. Then when they waste money we don't have it for the most important things. Sometines the government thinks weneed something but then when they get it we don't realy need it.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  72. will

    i think we should stop taking trucks and cars from other countrys so then ford and chevy will stay in buissness than more poeple will have gobs and get money then the government wont have to pay them poeple and when poeple get money they spend the money so then money will stay in the united states

    January 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  73. Hank

    the government should just try to start over as much as posible so they can maybe fix it up faster. Just to get the economy up and going just a little faster than it is.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  74. nikki

    make economy fair and make it easy.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  75. Leonardo

    Obama eventually will get things right. Give him a shot. His are positive ideas although a little bit different of what we are used to. Health Care is important and also the stimulus. We just can't let the economy to fall apart.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  76. Derek

    i think that if a country is in trouble that we should try to help. or even if its just an individual state in our nation

    January 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  77. Alysa

    i think the economy should spend less money on things they dont need and things they do need.such as they dont need a new fast food restraunt they might need a new parking lot!

    January 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  78. Spencer

    Fixing the economy is a long term project. It will take several of years, its not just going to take 1 or 2 years. They need to sit down together and brainstorm and write all of the ideas. Try some of the ideas.
    Eventually they'll find the right long term project. And eventually they will get out out this crisis.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm |
  79. Ty

    In order to fix the poor econemy we must all rise together and help the one's who are job less and even homeless then we need to " Fix our country then help the others country's" as which i belive was said by Thomas Jefferson; and before that we need to recruit helpers, and as Alexander Hamilton said " We must take man as we find him, and if we expect him to serve the public, [we] must interest his passions in doing so.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  80. Jose

    I think that if they lower taxes that people would spend more money and we could use that money to pay off our debt.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  81. Jordan

    I think we should lower txes so people have some money to spend at places so they could get money then the government gets some money out of that so everybody is happy.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  82. Hart

    i think that would should lower the taxes so that people have more money to spend to get out of debt. this would be really cool if Obama did that.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  83. William

    Maybe to fix the economy, we might just raise taxes for a while. I know that nobody likes taxes, but once we get rolling again, maybe we can bring them down.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  84. Brooke

    i think that eccomy can be fixed. I think they need to stop taxing the pooer people and taxes the richer people beacuse i don think that is far .

    January 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  85. bogar

    i think that the taxes should be redused because people are paying so much tax money, that people have to go bankrupt or even on the streets because that so many people dont have that much money.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  86. SARAH

    i think you could lower prices on things and tax less so the people can have more money it is really hard for people that dont have a lot of money. you can also do tings to help raise money to help out the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  87. jeff

    i think we should fix the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  88. RueeeeD:

    Hm, it is a very inquisitive question: How to fix the economy in the state that it is in as of now. Now, forgive me before I even start. I am -not- a politician, money whiz, or anything like that. I think, however, that the best way to beat the economy back into shape is to stop taxing(giving more money for the consumer to freely spend) and wait it out. Over time, people would start to pay off their accumbed debt and get their money into the delicate system of global finance. It sn't much of a plan, but it might start things back up a little.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  89. Yummy

    I'm not exactly as creative as I want to be, but there's definately lots of stuff you can do to help the economy that are just plain and simple. You can lower taxes to have more spending money. You can put more money into your savings account instead of spending it right away. A budget helps to slow down the amount you spend at one time, so you won't go broke after a couple of shopping sprees. There are many things you can do to save the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  90. Fredo

    I have no idea how to fix the economy. I know that people always are complaining and smashing Obama’s name into the ground. Well, how about anyone of you try to come up with a plan that will get out 50 state country out of debt! If we tax the people any more than we already are, it will just make the people who are homeless in more debt. But if we tax less, we won’t have as much money to help with streets and homes. I have an idea! Why don’t we stop spending all that money in Iraq and send the men and women home? I don’t understand why we are helping other countries with our money, yet we can’t help ourselves……….

    January 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  91. Sciencefreak

    Although Obama isn't helping much with his spendy habits (e.g. giving France several million dollars), we can still do something for the economy. Sinceon't have much education in how the monetary system works, I still feel confident that someone might come up with a good ideda, however radical it may be.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  92. logan

    I really would not want to be in Obama’s or bush’s shoes. All I would is lower taxes, shrink government, and lower spending dramatically. The administration spent 700 billion dollars and can’t really tell who it helped

    January 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
  93. Rudolph

    i dont really know how to fix it. one, im not in politics or the government. two, it has to get fixed. tons of people give out ideas on how they could get fixed, and half of them are not even getting heard. i think people ARE trying to help but when someone else hears their idea and doesnt like it, then they block it out. just TRY to listen to their ideas, it may not be so bad.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  94. Ivan

    Fixing the economy will be difficult not just because we are in so much debt but because of the mindset of many people. Many people are far too dependant on the government and think it's their job to do things for them, to help them all the time; what they are not understanding is that they are part of the government, this is a democracy. That attitude has led to billions of dollars in debt. What we need to do is change how we act. We also need to do is export more, import a bit less, stop handing out money that CAN NOT be repaid. Of course if we change how we act, there's a chance that we CAN get out of this before the U.S. collaspes; but we can only do that if every body helps.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  95. shawn

    once all debts are pade we can prosper more as a nation

    January 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
  96. Jose

    The global economy has become complex with what is essentially a system that is capitalist. The primary flaw is the inability of the profit takers, the elite, unable to temper their greed for the sake of the masses. We will continue to face the economic problems in this downturn and the historical cyclical ups and downs unless the consumers of the world put some pressure on the wealthy to be more concious of their responsibility to sacrifice a portion of their wealth by reducing how much they take.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  97. Jeremiah

    I think that the U.S should stop building up the debt and repay China and then worry about Health Care Reform and other "quick fixes" like million dollar plans to help the economy. Then China should still be interdependent of every other country because if it doesn't then it will hurt other countries like the U.S that depend on them and will eventually even hurt themselves. China can't survive only on it's own money and income. In all every country should not build up debt unless it is necessary and then pay it off first thing that they can and not do other government programs for other problems or wants.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  98. Paco

    I think that we should all work together more. I dont really have an idea to actually fix it but working together would be nice, and i t might help the government.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  99. Clyde

    i think everyone Should Be Happy
    And Dont Think About The Next Year think About Now!!

    January 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  100. PAT

    i think we should start over, go back to the early 1900's where everything was cheap and people were happy

    January 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  101. Summer

    We need more jobs. It is really hard to find one especially for builders like my dad beacause no one is buying houses. They have to struggle to find small jobs like remodeling.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  102. +Tinkerbelll . !

    Sooo , with a economy like this, we have the money , but what to spend it on ? i think we should use it for jobs , because the more jobs, the more money that we makee selling things? ! if we bargain with other countries for supplies , we will earn even more money ?! got ittt?! lets do that . <--

    January 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  103. PAT

    start over,lower prices for everything, and cut funding for all the useless programs

    January 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  104. Joe

    I think we should start over. Cause i think we should get the money from the money makers.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  105. Jordan

    i just dont see why the prices of everything went up since like the 70's and 80s. like gas was only like 75 cents, now its almost 3 to 4 $ a gallon. i dnt see why they went up in the first place. why couldnt the prices just stayed where they were? If the world was cheaper we wouldnt have such a bad economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  106. Joe

    start over

    January 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  107. bob

    i think that we should lower the taxes. i think it is good that we have taxes but they are too high and nobody is spending their money. if they lower the taxes than people will spend the money and buy things. i think that will make the economy run a little smoother. also if they don't pass the health care reform i think we would run much better.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  108. Billybob

    I agree with Jose that taxes should be raise so after a while it will stable out the economy after a while.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  109. sam

    start over

    January 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  110. Kenzie

    i'm not quite sure what i'd do. i suppose that having a spending freeze could help take care of some of the money. but we'd still have billions of dollars to take care of. but if we did do a spending freeze then we'd be stopping several other important things....

    January 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  111. Katherine

    I really don't know what to do fix the economy. but, if somebody knows what to do and they ask me to help i would help them. But, the only think i know to do is recyle and pick and throw away trash that you see on the of the road , around my naborhood,and around my school also.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  112. Rena♥):

    i just think everything in thw world should be free, then nobody would have to worry about money and we would all be happy(:

    January 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  113. Kc

    I believe that we should lower the prices on most of the items and things we purchase in the U.S. so we could have more money to increase spending in the U.S. and raise the standards. Also we would be able to play people less and have more money for Health care and benefits... plus money for taxes and bailout plans.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  114. dayna

    If everyone int his world pitchd in even with the little thigs the econdemy would be fine, if everyone just helpd out with it tge econonmy would be fine

    January 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  115. weiss

    i think that the congess should agree with obama

    January 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  116. Mai

    If everybody pitched in to do something in this world, even the littlest things like walk your neighbor’s dogs or help your mom bring in the groceries, this world would be a better world if everyone pitched in or did a little. The economy has made people loose their job’s, made people so they can’t go to the store because they have no money. If I could help the economy I’m not sure what I would do, but I would help the people who need it the most. I would start a charity raise and make all kinds of activities for 5.00 dollars. I would sell some of my things, good valuable things, such as my DVD player or my T.V. Also, I would set up a food bank for the homeless or people who lost their jobs and cook for them. I would set it up all at my house. I couldn’t help the economy but I can help people who already lost there job’s and people who need help the most.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  117. lalalala

    I dont really have an idea, thats why im not president, but i think a good idea is working together. An example is if you carpool, you wont spend as much money on cars and gas. also, you could donate computers to people that want some so they dont buy any.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  118. Jake

    I think that the gov't should keep funding things like schools and the police. I think that the US has enough money to do that and still keep funding to wars and things like that.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  119. levi

    I think that we got to slowy decrease our aid to the big buisnness owners and see how they do. I think we are going to far into debt we need to start conserving. The economy hasn't hit rock bottom but when it does we need to be ready. At this rate we will have no funds when that comes we will be worse than we are and that is sayin somthing.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  120. rachel

    how we should fix the economy for the US
    I think that the white house should print more money and make the value stay the same.

    January 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  121. Ashley

    I reallly don't how to help the economy. I think that the government should just print of alot of money. I also think that eberything shld be free and that peole could just keep makin food and clothes andwe could just pick anything we wanted for free. Thats what i think we should do to change the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  122. JV

    Close the loopholes in the Tax Code and make businesses actually pay what they owe!

    January 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  123. Dani

    Make richer people pay more taxes, i think this because alot of people work really hard and make alot less then the average wealthy person.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  124. Samantha

    I think to fix the economy we should stop spending money for things we want but for things we need like food, water, shelter. We should not copy to much money. If we we spend to much money on anything the economy will be torn apart. Everyone will end up homeless and the country will be very unhappy.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  125. Tim

    Why dont celebrities and upper class citizens pay higher but affordable taxes and large business corporations pay more. The government could also get rid of bonuses because people dont need to make 300,000 to 400,000 a year when and get large amounts of their taxes taken off the average family in america makes around only 40,000. do people really need all this extra stuff like mansions instead of just buying regular priced houses

    January 27, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  126. Alexander

    I think we should start worrying more about the peoples jobs in the world and I think after most people in the U.S has a job we should start worryying more about the taxes. I know that the government needs taxes for their money but they can make money so just start helping the people with no jobs. It would be way better if everything i this world is free but its not. So that is what I think we should do.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  127. Derek

    I think we should take all of the cars from 1999 and under except the famous models. Then we should bring the cars to a car crushing spot and use the metal to make new cars and useing the material to make new cars like in general motor will give jobs back to us. And also don't use the robots as much to make the new cars thus will give jobs back . This will give the manufacturing people more money and the people who don't have cars because of the 1999 under will have to spend money on newer cars.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  128. Johann

    Instead of giving tons of government money to the big corporations, use it to help smaller businesses.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  129. logan

    I dont think it really applies to snow men

    January 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
  130. Meg

    I think that it would be smart to take it one step at at time. If lots of people help, I think we can find a way to solve this problem.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  131. sherry

    idont think it applies to snow men people

    January 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  132. levi

    well there are a great many ways to fix the economy but it always gets better eventually

    January 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  133. tuger

    hes so people have more moneto have and spend

    January 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  134. uriah

    i think we should tax the rich because they have so much money and can pay their taxes but poor people who dont have jobs and cant get unemployment how do they pay their taxes with no money and i they do they need it to pay for food and water and clothes for their kids.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  135. Logan

    Well I think that we should lower taxes because that we give people more money and to live and not to be stressing over groceries for their family. I think that WE SHOULD LOWER THE TAXES!!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  136. Jeong

    I think it is fair but I think the wealthy has to give some money to the poor. Overall I think it is fair.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  137. Rianne

    For locally, i would start having people expanded their business's so that the unemployment rate declines. For Globally, i think that Congress and everyone else should start thinking of ways they can recycle. I'm really starting to think that Congress doesn't want to deal with the economic problems because they are to busy discussing and arguing about different things. That is why the employment rate is down.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  138. Brock

    I think it's not fair, why is it that or why does one state or country have to be wealthly and one very poor.Just think of all the people in Hati and then think of us.II mean it's not fair.Also my idea is to ddroop prices and then maybe more people will buy things.We have to work like a system,a group of parts working togther as a unit

    January 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  139. alexandra

    Maybe you should work harder.My family [mom,dad] both work one day on the weekend.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  140. Connor

    I think the stores and other places you buy things should higher more people after that just watch what happens.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  141. Leprechaun

    How can I help fix the economy? How can I give an idea for it? Well I like the example with the snowman. It was a great example of how we can fix the economy. But my example is a fish. Yes a fish! The reason why I choose the fish is for the fact that it always comes back. If you really think that we can't fix this economy then it's like saying that a fish can't swim! How to fix the economy is by not blaming our president! Not blaming our former president, but to blame ourselves! We all messed up the economy we all need to fix it together like a school of fish!!!!!!!!! ^,...,^

    January 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  142. johnny

    I think that the goverment is not doing a good job. In my opinion you should tax the rich alot of money. So it will make more job for the people that dont have one

    January 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  143. Elizabeth

    I think that Obama should higher taxes because we nedd more jobs and need to get out of debt

    January 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  144. Fallyn

    I think that people need to save their money when they get it.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  145. levi

    i think we should raise taxes and take uot health care so the government has more money

    January 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  146. Bianca

    i think a way to fix the econmy we could lower the proces on things and not spend as much money until the econmy goes back up.... so yea

    January 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  147. lewis

    I think that the snowman was a perfect example and that we do need special help. This is a serious issue because we are tryin to fix something but its like a hudge leap to the top we may have to take a couple of chances and may fall down but eventually you will land right back on your feet, meaning that changing the economy will be hard but it will be a hard one to get right back to having a good/perfect economy.
    I also think that we should raise taxes and take out health care.
    This will lead it to helping normal people but I would also have the "rich" people pay taxes and have no loop holes, this wilkl also help us.

    January 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  148. Nicollette

    i think they should tax the rich cause they have alot of money. Poor people dont have money to pay bills or there insurance or anything not even there home. If the president cared about people, why wont he stop worring to get money!!! he needs to work on the ecomony and the people and work on the taxes or something. to at least to make the world better so that we all can have a job at least to feed the kids and the people under your roof.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  149. Carly

    I think that making new jobs will help with the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  150. Michelle

    i think that one way that i would fix the economy is by trying to offer unemployed people a job. also i would lower the prices of some veyr eckspensive things like cars so that people will be able to buy stuff like that. i would also stop fireing peopole from their jobs. also i would try to find and create some new jobs for un-employed people who have ETHEIR LOST THEI JOBS,GOT FIRED DO'ND HAVE A JOB AT ALL OR ANYTHING ELLS LIKE THAT.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  151. Jacob

    Get rid of NASA and the space program, because they are useless.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  152. jamison

    i don't really think that we need to have so much money spent on the economy. It is really a waste of money.They are always saying how the U.S is going so far into a decline but yet we can still afford to give the presidents plan over 800 billion dollars.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  153. Merkin

    I think they should stop spending anymore money. We need to stop making stimulas bills. I think the fear is that they think that if the biggest corperations fall the whole country will fall but someone else will grow and take their spot becoming the biggest. Thats how our economy works, competitively. The biggest and best wins. If we just give benifits the the middle class then we can help the smaller guys out and let them move to the top.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
  154. Dylan

    I no we have a bad economy and how we should it is stop giving all of this money out to the middle class people and stop giving all the money to the pros and help the real people in need and then lower prices to!

    January 27, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  155. Hayden

    Maybe if we stopped giving out huge loans to companies and organizations which is getting us in even more debt and it would help to wait to pass health care when our economy is better.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  156. Taylor

    I would fix the economy by applying laws to cancel nonimportant things like research

    January 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  157. nicky

    i dont really know how i would want to fix the ecomomy but if i had to i would help out the people that have to pay taxes but cant. i would try and i would help the homeless i would try and get them jobs and more money to get them on there feet

    January 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  158. Colton

    i think that the prices in the economy need to go down and people neeed to get off there butts and go work

    January 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  159. Garett

    I think the way you should fix the economy is not making all the bills pass that involve alot of money. that is the way to fix ity.

    January 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  160. BIGMAC

    i think taxes should be lowered.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  161. bob

    I do not think the answer to this problem is to raise taxes. That is just going to make people mad and then more people wont pay them. This is my suggestion.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  162. spongebob

    i am not sure what i would do to help the econome i gess if i had to do somthing i would encress taxes

    January 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  163. Alfred

    I think the economy can be improved by not passing bill requiring alot of money. Also, getting rid of the space program would save the country alot of money.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  164. Hannah

    First off, no one can blame Obama because he came in at the worst time in history. Bush is who we should be blaming. A way to fix it is to raise taxes. That is the only way to start fixing our economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
  165. CarL

    I think it is a good idea to tax the rich. Not the lower middle class but maybe the upper middle and higher. More money will probably make more jobs. It will take a couple of years to make the economy right again.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  166. mouse

    i think that we should first fix our country then help others 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    January 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  167. Tom

    I think if the government wants to get the economy back to where it should be they have to cut budgets. They should cut budgets on organizations in the U.S. If they want to help other people they would have to help themselves first. This is what I think the government should do if they want to get the economy back on track.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  168. Emily

    I think we should give people who dont have jobs a job. We can try and make more jobs for those people. Then people will be able to afford taxes because they will have money after getting a job.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  169. Alicia

    I don't think the answer to the economy problem is raising taxes or lowering them. That would just make things more difficult for citizens. I think that the government should look at people like Bill Gates who make about $14 million a day. Maybe somehow taking action with the people who make out ragious amounts will help our economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  170. lucy

    i think that prices should be lowered to start. like gass, cars, nesesitys in our lifes. then i think that we need more job opertoonitys. although tecnoligy is good it is making people loose there jobs

    January 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  171. John

    One of the reasons why our economy is downgraded, is because of people in the stock market that steal money from the clients. If we were to tax more on the richer, that would help America come out of financial help.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  172. Bobby

    I think we should save all the money we can and not blow it on things that are not essiential. With the money we save we can repay out debts and completely restart.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  173. Joey

    I think there are many ways to make the economy better. First I think that we need to lower taxes because they are getting harder for people to pay. Also I think that people are having a hard time finding jobs because there aren't very many out there any more.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  174. Dominic

    The best way to fix the economy is to go back to the Constitution of the United States of America. Government is totally going against our constitutional rights... Get rid of the government, and the monetary system and you fixed our economy and country as a whole...

    January 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  175. Jordan

    If people would take more vacations, people would buy things, and we would get more money.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  176. Cassidy

    I believe that fixing the economy will be hard, but over time we may achieve it. We should lower taxes and create more money. The money that is not being used should go to businesses. That is what I believe!

    January 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  177. Alexis

    I would try to end the war in Iraq. In my veiw, we are spending a lot just sending supplies needed over there. If the war would end, we could focus more on unemployment rates, and health care.

    January 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  178. Ivanka

    In order to fix the economy we need to stop spending money this country doesn't have. The stimulus bill that passed earlier definitely didn't need to be as expensive as it was. Almost eight hundred billion dollars on projects to "improve" things things in the states. It was supposed to create jobs, but doesn't the government know it's not creating long term jobs. If anything the government should just give businesses most of the stimulus money so that the businesses can hire more people creating more jobs. With jobs many people may be able to pay back their debt.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  179. Ivanka

    Taxing the rich isn't fair at all! They have worked hard for their money and deserve to enjoy. Spreading the wealth is not an option and I am appaled that some people think that is right. If you were rich would you want the fovernment taking your hard earned cash away from you? I didn't think so. I understand that some people did go through school and did all the right things and got a good job, but got layed off and how they feal. That's why we need mor jobs. By making more jobs people can pay their way. As for people who have dropped out of school, It's their own fault. That's just the way life is.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  180. Ivanka

    Lastly, I don't understand why people blame President Bush for this huge economic slum. IT'S NOT BUSH'S FAULT. Clinton is the one that caused the economy to be like this. It seems like it is Bush's fault, but the thing is is that because of all the things Clinton did during his years of being president he set this mess up. It only started to unravel while Bush was in office. Bush had nothing to do wilth it. BLAME ONE OF THE WORST PRSIDENTS WE HAD, BILL CLINTON.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  181. joshua

    what i would do to fix our economy would be to throw the federal bank out of our nation because they aren't a part of the government and the constitution says only congress can coin money, and i would change the color of our money with a limited time limit to exchange your cash in to make all the drug cartel's cash worthless.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  182. Paige

    If taxes were lowered to what is vital, people would have more money instead of receiving less money from tax returns and stimulus money. Then people would spend their money on businesses to help the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  183. Spencer

    We understand that we can't lower taxes to help the economy but we can lower on the government spending. The government is causing most of this.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm |
  184. Spencer

    Lowering the economy is a team effort so we all need to take a part in this. Government needs to spend less and we need to spend a little more.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  185. Aryonnna

    i think we should fix the economy this is what is making people so depressed and no work is geting around to any one i think they should set aside the heath care issue and work on getting the economy fixed soon!!!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  186. Dustin

    First, we must quit focusing on deciding who's fault it is...we simply need to DO SOMETHING. We need to create taxes that people can actually AFFORD. We also need to quit it with these outrageous spending bills. If people's taxes were lower, they would be able to spend more at places like supermarkets, department stores, etc. Then, these stores have more money to pay their taxes, and wallah. More money for the government. Cutting taxes increases consumer spending. The problem in the government is that the democrats are not letting republicans have a say, and all the two sides are doing is ARGUING AND NOT DOING ANYTHING. CUT SPENDING, LOWER TAXES! How could the democrats be saying they don't like the group idea because it would take away spending?! I just don't get it. Our government needs to quit being followers and actually lead this country somewhere.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  187. Dustin

    Plus, cut some spending on sports would ya? BILLIONS are given to sports. If one millionth of what sports get was given to the government, think about it!

    P.S. I also have the same opinion about sports giving to the fine arts. 😉

    January 27, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
  188. Zach

    Give the money to the people, then they will pay off their debt, then they will go out and buy things again, therefore resetting the economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  189. Jackson

    Do the right thing. The people in washington, in the house in the senate, just do the right thing. Democrats, you spent too much time twiddling your thumbs trying to do everything without a plan. Republicans, your trying to further your party instead of trying to help the american people. Your scaring them with big words and little words and " You Betcha!". Everyones been doing the wrong thing and now were all paying for it. If everbody stopped. Just stopped, and thought back to what this country started as. A hope, A dream, and a star spangled banner... not a country with a throne that the people instead of forced into respecting are tricked into respecting. Stop, and do the right thing.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  190. Lexie!

    If everyone would just leave well enough alone. I know for a fact money is tight most people of the world do but, everyones lossing their jobs. Its gettin to be terrifing for people to go to work everyday, at the rate this world is going im already scared to see whats coming in 2010

    January 27, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  191. michael

    I think that the war in Iraq should end. Jobs should be created and all people should be able to have health care that they can afford. That is what i would do. I would also say that all electronics should be thrown out. there is no point on having them if all they do is make you like killing and drinking. The only thing that people would have in there house is a home phone one computer and NO TVs. Instead they'd have a fireplace and books. The reason why is because regular books are going extinct now its all of those e-books. No electronics = no debt.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  192. Jackson

    Many people are blaming Bush. Many people are blaming Obama. At least one person is blaming Clinton. What are they blaming them for? Messing up? Screwing up the economy? Yes. They are. But what I have to ask is, what are they gonna do about it. Stop blaming people, saying that they shouldn't be trusted and then asking them to fix the world in 60 seconds. What are you going to do? What are you going to say? What are you going to have an effect on? People of america, I need you. You are the people who have to fix america. Joseph, go cure cancer. Amy, how is that electric car coming? Sarah, go find John and you two can go be the leading presidential candidates. All the students watching this, you are needed. Now.

    January 27, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  193. Sam

    I think that the economy would be better if American's would stop being lazy. The U.S puts most of their money on: Food aka Fast food or takeout, beauty products (who needs them, its called natural beauty), designer clothing (go to target or walmart TALK ABOUT CHEEEEEEEEEAP), and cell phones and or electronics... If Americans would look at what they are spending the U.S would not be in such a bad state (HAHA GET IT....)

    January 27, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  194. Kaitlin

    I believe that maybe the goverment should lower the taxes and even the gas prices. That way the economy will stop going nuts. Also the president sould make more jobs for people to have.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  195. Alissa

    Okay I do understand that the economy is very sinking right now so i have some tips
    1)FIX
    2)IT
    3)FIX IT
    Then repeat steps 1-3 until it is all FIXED IT

    January 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  196. Ally

    I like Obama's proposed plan of freezing certain government spending. While some say his plan won't cut enough spending, I think it's a big portion of money, money that is needed elsewhere, and a good place to start in fixing our economy.

    January 27, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  197. kayla

    I think we should fix the economy so our parents do not have to pay as much as they do

    January 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm |
  198. kayla

    I think people should help haiti because they are in trouble and need our help please give donations for them to survive

    Thanks

    January 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  199. Sungil

    I think we should recollect the history of bad times, especially Great Depression. How we overcame it is that Franklin made tight regulations against banks for securing people's money. He also made the balanced budget polocy, minimum wage and limied worktime.
    I think Obama is following Frankin. It is great. Regulation, Obama is doing. Second, balance budget, considerin over 12 trillon deficit, we should rais taxes but i insist we should raise corporate tax and the taxes of the rich, not the middle and poor. Third, to raise minimum wages is the way many people can support their families in this harsh unemployment. Until Franklin, workers including under 18 years old had to work for over 12 hours. After worktime was limited, some of them lost some of paycheck, but more people could get jobs and their jobs be securer than before.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  200. agnes

    I think that with the way our economy is now, we should be less worried about healthcare and more focused on how we can help in other situations for example, hati needs our help now more than ever. I respect the president and what he does but it seems as though not much has been achived since last january when he was put into ofice.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  201. Ashleigh

    Now as for the econamy, it needs some major work. We need to open up more jobs for those who have lost theirs and try to decrease our poverty and debt.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  202. madison

    To be completely honsest, our economy sucks. We have spent too much time on healthcare and gone nowhere with it. We need to help the people in Hati then fix everything else that is wrong. It is all within our reach we just need to grasp a solution for a better tommorow. We should do whatever we can in our communitys to help because we are the future.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  203. Bryant

    We need to bring the jobs from over seas back to America.We should also give the money from the stimulus package to the hard working Americans, because all the banks and big corporations are doing with it are giving theirselves raises and not to bail themselves out.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  204. Sungil

    Worktime limit is a way of job creations and this limit can help workers not be fired. However, companies are all over the world and each country has each rule. To overcome this problem, it's not only our problem but everybody's. It can't be solved alone.I think World regulations about what i've mentioned about have to be made.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  205. Maxwell

    We must develop a better plan of action instead of continuing the plan we are using now. And we must also be more careful about spending the goverment's money, but the most important thing is that we must act now!

    January 27, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  206. Tati

    I think the best way for the economy to be fixed is for the government to mind their own business, because stimulus bills cause inflation. Wounds don't heal if you keep poking at them.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm |
  207. Tati

    The government should lower taxes and cut spending on unnecessary projects and programs.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm |
  208. Will

    I think we should bring the troops back so we can stop wasting so much money over there

    January 27, 2010 at 11:39 pm |
  209. Calvin

    Here's an idea: listen to the ideas!
    There are many, many, many remarkable ideas for our nation coming from average American people!
    They may be average, but average is what we need if "fancy" and so-called "perfect" ideas will just destroy us, whether is instantaneously or gradually!
    Sometimes when I read all of these comments here I just think: If only us KIDS ran the nation! We know more about the ecomony than everyone thinks we do!

    January 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  210. Aslyn

    Well first we should have raised the interest rate a few years ago. Obama needs to do something about our economic situation soon! Schools need the most economic help though. Education is key for life.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:07 am |
  211. Patty

    Do people realize how much power our gov't (and politicians) has over us? We are doomed when we relinquish our independence and self reliance and instead depend on the gov't to "provide" for our needs (health care, education, jobs, home loans, student loans...) and to tell us how we should live our lives (types of cars to buy, what food to eat, what light bulbs to use...). Ever thought about from where the gov't gets "its money"? The very people and businesses Mr. Obama and the Dems want to punish (higher taxes). What's wrong with working hard and making a good income or profit? Only the parasites in our gov't and society don't see who's bankrupting America.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:39 am |
  212. Hanna

    Maybe we could lower the taxes to only what is needed. I've seen people lose homes with my own eyes. Then we could stop spending money this country is owing... like one trillion dollars. I also think maybe because of lowering taxes, we could also try to run businesses as usual, and get some money from them, then ask for money from other countries.

    January 28, 2010 at 7:41 am |
  213. Maya

    I think the government should stop spending money on unnecessary things. And tax the people who are richer more.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:43 am |
  214. Andy

    I think we should give Obama a chance he is doing his best and I think he is doinng a good job!

    January 28, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  215. Blair

    There should be way more jobs and I think that is definnately the biggest problem.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  216. Allyson

    I would redesign the economy by lowering certain prices and raising some. I would also get better security for anywhere, but especially airports. If there isn't good enough security and something happens, people will want their money back, or they will never fly on a plane or that airline again. The union is fine, but it wcould be better.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  217. Sarah

    I do think that President Obama made a good speech. He talked about the problems he faced in the past year and even though some weren't resolved, he did his best.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  218. Abby

    I think that taxes should be lowered so than people can be able to give the money that they give to taxes to the economy.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  219. Justin

    I think to fix the economy, we need to work as a whole country not as Republicans and Democrats but as a single unit as we once did, After that we should worry about the economy and then the Medical care, Medical care will be easier to fix with the economy back up, to help the economy back up we need to start to help people get their houses back, tighten up spending and to help out the schools to keep the future up and running.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  220. nikki

    COULD BE BUTTER.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  221. mindy

    I think the one thing they shouldn't do is tax the pennies out of people. We all ready can't afford much. Do they think we can pay taxes now!!

    January 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  222. Jenna

    I think that we should just print more money to fix our economy....
    But no, that's not how things really get fixed. We as America should be the America and I believe that helping the environment could help the economy also. The government needs to get together and think harder upon this issue.

    January 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  223. Lee

    I have a plan in the making, but it is to long to post, it would take every ones help, and alot of the greedy rich powerfull people won't like it. heck for that matter in all the places it was tried it faild, wasn't implmented corectly, was underminded by crime lords, or wiped out by diseas or war.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  224. jamison

    i think that the state of the union is very bad we need to fic iit!

    January 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm |
  225. magne

    President Obama should stop complaining about the health care because they have a new person on their team.

    January 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  226. Mary

    We should find more jobs for people to have instead of having so much technology. States should try more to keep drugs out of people's hands. Kids should have a chance to go to college, because we are the future.

    January 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  227. Liam

    I personally think that we are buying to much stuff from foreign countries. Most of our products our imported, causing people who worked in factories to loose their jobs. If we stop buying, we can create more factory jobs, which in turn will create more jobs. Also, if we start making stuff, we would save emissions from overseas shipping, and we could sell it to other countries to help get money for the national debt.

    January 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  228. Keeneye

    There's a lot going on and not all can be fixed by one move specifically. But here's an idea that might work: Give everyone over the age of 50 a million dollars to retire. There are approx. 40 million seniors. If they all retire, you just created 40 million jobs. Tell them they have to buy a new, American made, car. Boom, you fixed the auto industry. THEN, have them pay off their mortgages. Homing crisis, done. And you can do all that for WAY less than any stimulus package. Problem solved. 🙂

    January 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  229. Austin

    Obama needs to lower taxes. This, in turn will leave more money in the pocket of the people. The people will have more money to spend and to use. This will stimulate the economy by helping the private sector and allowing them to hire more employees with their newly earned cash creating more jobs.

    January 28, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  230. CAMERON

    To fix everything, we need more jobs. Everything is connected to that. More jobs, better economy, better economy, goverentment not in debt, with that out of the way we can work on the war and the enviroment. What's another problem we have? Drugs. Hire more people to stop people from selling jobs. Give people money to start a small buisness. Pass the health care bill. With more people going to the docor's they'll need more desk people and janitors. And Finally, don't be picky! No idea is perfect! he health care bill isn't perfect, but it's better than what we have. Find what works best and do it. Try new things. Make a list of what needs to be done and do it. Nothing is perfect, but we need to try. America is a powerful nation. So was Rome (During the Empire) but things got bad and got worse. Learn from their mistakes and let's be strong, America!

    January 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  231. CAMERON

    follow-up to previous
    It all comes back to lowering taxes, doesn't it? I've read some other comments and that is what it comes back to. I think we need to have every buisness cut all prices in half and make that the regular price. Things would cost less, the economy would improve since You can buy more with less money, and everything would fall into place. Buisness wouldn't be bankrupt because their supplies wouldn't be as expensive to buy. Finally just pay back the counries we're in debt to! The economy would improve on it's own accord. We need to do SOMETHING. If some many kids know about this and have something to say, it's fact we're in trouble. Be strong, America.

    January 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  232. Jackson

    Some think we should combine parties, speaking of it like it would be easy, but they have not considered that we have never acted like a single unit. there have always been Republicans and Democrats, and if we were to rid ourselves of those seperations it would be controlled anarchy. nobody would think outside the box everybody would agree and not much would get done.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  233. Daniel

    Thinking Nationally, we should take a look at history. What things got us out of the Depression? a.) the Works Program Administration, b.) A lot of Time c.) War. Now since we don't want war and we can't just wait, the Ideal solution is to create a modern works program that gives us the millions of jobs to solve unemployment, to improve the economy, ect. In fact, we could use those jobs to build buisnesses that create more jobs, and so on.

    January 28, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  234. Mary

    The economy would become a whole lot better if we got rid of pennies. Pennies are the most expensive coin to make and yet they are worth the least. It would lead to inflation, but it would be payed off and more in a very small amount of time...... definitely worth it in the long run.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:48 pm |
  235. Jane

    The economy would get a lot better if we created jobs making the world GREEN, and then the world would be green too!!

    January 28, 2010 at 11:51 pm |
  236. Dylan

    I think that people should try to save as much money as they can because people are getting their hours at work cut down. People at their work, will get all of the hours that they had before all of this happened. My family is saving most of our money. Just remember to save as much money as your family can.

    January 29, 2010 at 3:51 am |
  237. Zach

    we need to start making things in the country. not buying foriegn products would go a long way. not putting high speed trains in would help too.

    January 29, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  238. Alyssa

    i think that the union is really bad and we need to do somthing about it and also our economy is not doing so good either.

    January 29, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  239. Jenna

    worry about our own problems before the other countries

    January 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  240. Jack

    I think it shouldn't raise taxes because thats gonna make people have to work later and holidays.Most of the time they're not going to see there family

    January 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  241. bubby

    I think the world should all start over. everyone is in debt.

    January 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  242. zachary

    i think the president Obama's speech was a little negative because the U.S. is not babies.

    January 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  243. Tanner

    The real problem with the economy are jobs. If Americawould just have more jobs for people out there, people would start spending money, and therefore, businesses thrive. This is the only way to fix the economy.

    January 29, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  244. Jessica

    I think we need to stop the over excessive government spending and let the citizens pull through this, the economy only seems to get worse the more the government gets involved.

    January 29, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  245. Gregory

    I agree with the snowman video I think we should start at basics and we should start first with the banks and then the car dealers because we have helped enough for now and the banks need help to.

    January 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
  246. Wayno

    How to fix the economy?

    Easy! Resurrect Sam Walton by cloning him, and have Walmart buy goods "Made in America!" That would create a positive "Balance of Trade."

    However, it's pretty difficult to find any consumer electronic items (like, tv's, radios, toasters, microwaves, ipods, cell phones, etc) that are actually made in America these days. 😦

    Wayno

    January 30, 2010 at 2:04 am |
  247. Madeline

    How I would fix the economy is first, I would suggest to end Global Warming and Pollution and Urban Sprawl. We need to protect the Earth because it is the only planet that we can live on (for now). Second, I would make jobs for little things. You know the people that stand in the entrance when you go into a store and when you walk out, they check your receipt? Well, I would make little jobs like that. I would also make all industries go green, from the car industry, to the chocolate factory. NO MORE GETTING FIRED! Your boss may think you are replaceable, like old clothing, when you don't fit him anymore, he throws you out to find someone new. I would make jobs certain people have to do, for their talent.

    January 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  248. KeEn

    Thinking Nationally, we should take a look at all of the history. what things got us out of the Depression? In fact, we could use those jobs to solve unemployment.

    January 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  249. Bethany

    More taxes will only give the government more spending money, and since they don't know how to budget and spend wisely, that creates more debt. Then, of course, to get out of debt we would be taxed more. It's a cycle, and it's definitely NOT a solution.

    Taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor is the PERFECT solution. Why? Because then the poor people don't have to earn an education and try hard to earn their money. The rich people (who worked very hard to earn every penny and deserve a lot of money) then become poor people and the poor people become just a LITTLE richer–then it's fair! Then EVERYONE gets the SAME amount, whether they worked hard for it or not! Isn't it just wonderful?
    I love sarcasm.

    January 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  250. Ralph

    To fix the economy we need to get rid of free trade. That would help tremedously. It would create jobs, and give money back to the American people.

    January 30, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  251. Omar

    There are two rules to fix the economy:
    first the interest must be 0%.
    second every one he has 85 grams and more of gold or it value in money and storage it for 1 year and don't use must take 2.5% of it and give it to poor people. simple the whole problems will resolve

    January 31, 2010 at 2:39 am |
  252. Adam

    If we can rethink the global economy, that's great. Anybody sitting at home could do that, if they put their mind to it. What we need to do is ACT. We need to make a final decision, and the get started. And on a national basis, I see what the President is saying about a step-by-step plan, but do we really need that? I think that we need something that can be a middle ground between incremental and all-in-one actions. Another thing: If republicans and democrats could agree on ONE thing, maybe we could fix this country. Would we even be in this mess if we had politicians that could agree with each other?

    January 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  253. Krystina

    Help the economy. If we all conserve we will all make it out 🙂 The less we spend on items we don't need the more money we will have to spend on neccesary items 😀 Let's do this!!

    January 31, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  254. Tabi

    We need more job opportunities! How can we fix the economy when so many people are losing their job? I believe the price for college should also be lowered because if more people had a college education they could get higher paying jobs. Then they would earn more money and spend more money and our government would also get more money because of taxes. I think to fix our economy people need to spend more money but that’s hard when people don’t have the money to spend mostly because they are worried about losing their jobs.

    February 1, 2010 at 7:40 am |
  255. Rachel

    I think that we should have a vote to see what the people of America want to happen. Maybe then we can see what the people think should be fixed.

    February 1, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  256. Nick

    There are Republicans and Democrats both fighting to fix this nation's economy, yet they're fighting against each other. If we're going to fix this economy we have to drop our political divides and work together both politicians and civilians. It's not the republicans' nation or the democrats' nation, it's the peoples' nation.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  257. Reid

    no obama has only made the economy worse and he is not fit to be a president. some of yall might be aginst what i say, but what i say is hte truth

    February 1, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  258. Emma

    Wow. There are so many ways I would like to change to this economy. First of all, in this world today, we all pay way too much for everything. prices should be lower. Not necessarily significantly lower, just enough so that people would want to buy the product. These days people are starting to run out of money and lose their job(s). This is because of the recession we are in today. So prices should be lower and maybe we could get out of this awful, hard time. I would like to be President and fix all of this, but the work seems unbearing. Oh well, at leat i have my opinion that others may or may not agree on.(:

    February 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  259. Abraham

    I think that the Health Care issue should be fixed before the economy.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  260. Nicola

    Seriously, this is an easy question!!!!!!!! Harry Potter movies, books, and other stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That would totally stimulate the economy and everyone is in need of a little magic!!!!!!!!!!! GO HUFFLEPUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  261. Anonymous

    I think we should fix what we have and not try to start all over. We have good foundations, we just need to improve our framing.

    February 1, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  262. Kaytee

    The health care is just going to make the economy worse. I think that America should focus on fixing the economy before spending more money. The foreclosed homes are not helping.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  263. gk

    I think the best way to help the economy is to lower taxes and gas prices. Saving Money for more important things is the best way to help the economy. This will help out many families that are supporting their families. Another way is to open new jobs to people in need of jobs.

    February 2, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  264. Chandler

    Well, to fix the economy, first I think we should keep our noses out of other people's business and just worry about ourselves. Then, we could probably fix our economy in SECONDS.

    February 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  265. Dillon

    in order to fix the economy we have to make the taxes and evrything equaliy no madder what if they are rich or not rich

    February 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  266. Cole

    i think we should stop spending to much money. I heard something about china invading i think Taiwan, and we are spending money on this if we help. We need to start thinking about our country first instead of others.

    February 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  267. Jeana

    I think by helping out economy we shouldn't be sending a bunch of weapons over to Taiwan! We don't want to mess up our relations with China we get a lot of cotton for clothes and blankets!!! We got our toys when we (us kids) were young from China! We cannot break those relations! If we do I think that we will go into another depression!

    February 2, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  268. Zack

    I think we should help the hatians then they can buy stuff. That would help our economy a little. We should also invest more money on energy and gas to power a car. that alone would bring about more jobsss. 🙂

    February 2, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  269. Dayne

    obama has just made our economy even worse. Their are just sooo many ways that i'd like too change our economy. Like payments that are made for items an for housing an building stuff. The health care is a big problem that needs too be fixed immediately, it just costs way too much money. To many people have been losing their jobs because of this. Its going too make it worse for us workers, and for the business owners cause they will run out of employes fairly quickly. Too much money is being lost, like us, we losing soo much because of all of this. and of course Obama is just making things worse, he isn't helping us out at all. But these are just some of the opinions i have. Sure, you may or may not agree with me but yea, I believe that these are some problems we all could relate too.

    February 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  270. Calvin

    leave other countries out of our economy and stop doing what they tell us to do

    February 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  271. megan

    we should fix the economy by not having the health care reform because it will make people pay more. also a lot of people already don't have that much money

    February 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  272. Alyssa

    To fix the economy, people need to stop going on vacations out of the United States. Travel around America.

    February 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  273. Abbie

    I my personal opinion I believe that our first concern should be to pay off all of our debt as best we can, then start by making our economy stronger and more successful by helping the poor and unfortunate. Then we should work our way up to the top and repeat all of this when we begin to weaken.

    February 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  274. Dalton

    They should try to figure out the health care reform issue first before fixing the economy.

    February 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  275. Daphne

    I don't know what to think about the world's economy, or ours. Everything can always be better, but can always be worse. We should concentrate on the good, and then we can improve the bad. Still, we're better off than most.

    February 2, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  276. Mae

    I don't think it's right that people think that President Obama can just fix the economy in a short amount of time. It took our economy 8 years to become like this. (all due respect Former President Bush). It is just not right that people think it can happen so fast, because, frankly, it is just not that simple.

    February 3, 2010 at 2:03 am |
  277. gk

    I think the best way to fix the economy is to lower taxes and help support jobs to people. This will help many families and be able to support their families. Also i think lower gas prices will also be efficient. Getting to your job is also a good way to help the economy

    February 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  278. Amanda

    Everyone is saying that Barack Obama is doing the best he can , when he honestly is , If i were him i would of never ran for president because it takes courage to do what he is doing – he is trying to fix something that BUSH destroyed and now that he cant fix everyone is blaming him – he is doing a fine job and people should give him more credit.
    – amanda .

    February 3, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  279. Emily

    I think the economic problems started to get much more severe when Obama started to tax us more. He thinks he was doing the poor people a favor by stealing the hard-earned money of the rich and forking it over to them, free of hard work. A majority of the poor people out there are only poor because they didn't earn a good education and/or they are too lazy to work for money.

    The thing is, this not only hurts the rich, but it also hurts the poor because they start to rely on the government and don't even try to work hard because they assume the government will do it all FOR them.

    This is not right.
    It all comes down to two things: Laziness and Sacrifice. More and more people are dropping out of school by the year, and what they don't think about is that this not only hurts them, but it hurts the ENTIRE COUNTRY! We can't be lazy, we have to try hard, we have to do our best, and we need to do good enough to get scholarships so we don't have to worry about the cost of college so much.

    Think, America.

    February 3, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  280. Nick

    I think it is all right to have discounts on foods. They still have to make money for living.

    February 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  281. Jacob

    When someone says socialism, it conjures up frightening images of Stalinist Russia or Nazi Germany, totalitarian dictatorial societies with big brother governments. However, the United States isn't far from becoming socialist, or that's the way it seems with the way the government is buying out all the businesses. The government should focus on creating jobs and infusing cash into the market before they go on a shopping spree

    February 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  282. Kaly

    To fix the economy we should make a green thumb club to start making buildings all go green:). We can make every place in the world try to do something good. Our planet is polluted from people smoking and dumping their trash in the oceans. We can stop that by doing daily services to help the environ ment:). We could all have a coool, green thumb B). Go GREEN FOR THE WORLD AND SAVE THE ANIMALS!!

    February 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  283. brenna

    They could try to recruit homeless people for the army and in return get food ,shelter and other needs while serving the army and a time after too the longer service the longer food, shelter and needs are cared for. if it's under six months of service then maybe they wouldn't get stuff after ward that might help get more troops cheaper.

    February 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm |
  284. amanda

    the ecomny is getting better each minute! but alot of people say that obama has some good ideas he is just afraid to make them happen and that he is worried about what will happen if he makes his ideas happen. i for one do not belive that because i have a feeling that when he does make his ideas come true they make a good cause.. thatnk you all for reading this! =)

    February 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm |