Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has published an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune outlining his plan for economic recovery.
It is an excellent piece, emphasizing as it does the need for economic growth.
“Let’s start with a big, positive goal. Let’s grow the economy by 5 percent, instead of an anemic 2 percent,” Pawlenty notes, and argues that our “economy will never grow at 5 percent laboring under a federal tax code that is hostile to business.”
Pawlenty also points to the need to take and apply Lean Six Sigma to every aspect of the federal government, which is one of the key messages of StrongAmericaNow.com, which is sponsoring a June 18 forum on ending the deficit in Des Moines which I will be moderating. Details here.
The pro-growth agenda contrasts sharply with the agenda of ever-increasing, creeping state control and higher taxes pushed by President Obama. Pawlenty’s core message ought to be adopted by every GOP candidate and repeated by every advocate for every campaign.