I hear one of the recommendations of the recent deficit reduction commission is to “Make America the Best Place in the World to Start and Grow a Business.” If that is indeed one of their recommendations, then it would seem to be a worthy goal.
I’d be even happier, though, if it had occurred to the commission to suggest at least two more goals for the American Government: “Make America the best place in the world to raise a child”, and “Make America the best place in the world to live.”
I realize those latter two goals are in some ways harder to quantify than the goal of making America the best place in the world to start and grow a business. But we now live at a time when America is flirting with third world status on many quantifiable measures of child and adult well-being. There is no excuse for that.
So, did the admittedly flawed deficit reduction commission miss yet another mark when it failed to include a few sensible goals beyond making America the best place in the world to start and grow a business? What do you think?