Sneak Peek: Committee to Unleash Prosperity Offers COVID-19 Responses
This weekend, the Committee to Unleash Prosperity held a conference call to discuss pro-growth and liberty-based responses to COVID-19. The committee was founded by ALEC PEAC Member Steve Moore, ALEC Board of Scholar Member Dr. Art Laffer, and the Honorable Steve Forbes — three influential economic thinkers. Americans need opportunity in whatever way they can get it, but free market approaches will have more of a lasting difference than simply big government handouts.
Listen to Dr. Laffer discuss how a payroll tax exemption and other pro-growth solutions are the best ways to support individuals during these challenging times:
The Committee to Unleash Prosperity seeks six straight forward policies:
- A broad-based, low rate, flat tax
- Limited government spending
- Less regulation
- Sound money
- Free trade
- Rule of constitutional law
These ideas are based on the principle that individuals have rights with or without a government’s say so. That’s why the recent California “shelter in place” order troubles Moore so much. It goes against his views as a self-proclaimed “civil libertarian” in the next segment of the committee’s conference call. He argues we should think twice about these types of orders. That’s probably a good idea — especially when you consider the potential civil liberties violations.
This playlist — State Audio Resources: COVID-19 — will be continually updated with conference calls and other pieces of audio information from ALEC during the COVID-19 pandemic.