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Ed Uehling and Grover Norquist after Ed signed the Nevada Taxpayer Protection Pledge affirming his position of not raising taxes.





Ed On Taxation

Even though anyone knows that all budgets consist of two sides—Revenue and Expenses.  The first job of the Legislature should be to look for economies and efficiencies in governance.  Legislators should require REAL goals/expected results (this means establishing measurable goals with time limits), which they monitor each session.  The resources they allocate (revenue) should match BOTH the experienced performance and the newly stated goals.  Just doing these 2 simple things would reveal an EXCESS of revenue for existing departments.  This will give the Legislature the choice of cutting taxes or performing more functions.

Ed On Jobs

For Nevada and Las Vegas, this is the easiest problem to solve.  Since 90% of global wealth is situated in foreign countries, we must facilitate the ability of people holding this wealth to spend it here.   Fundamental to understanding this issue are two facts:  1)  foreign governments have no objection to their citizens’ visiting the United States and 2)  100% of the blame for the poor foreign visitation numbers in the US can be attributed to our own government and its failure to issue sufficient visas.  The situation would be analogous to a store owner who attracts thousands to the store opening and then stations guards to prevent anyone from entering his store!  A huge number of people want to visit Las Vegas and spend their money here.  I estimate 1-3 hundred million in China alone.  Last year the US issued 1.5 million visas in China.  During the same time four million people visited the European Community, which is 3rd or 4th on their list of preferences.  This anomaly is due exclusively to the ease with which Chinese people can acquire a visa to Europe.  Five million Chinese visitors would gamble as much as 40 million Americans ($6 Billion) and China is #1 in foreign travel expenditures ($100 billion in 2012).  China is forced to buy $2 billion PER DAY, and its government is constantly lecturing the US to produce goods and services to soak up this money.  Every 33 foreign visitors create one American job; 5 million would create more than 150,000 jobs—the number that the State lost since 2008.  The Chinese people love Las Vegas, would love to spend billions of dollars here and can create all the jobs we need at ZERO cost.