Why are our politicians so weak when it comes to supporting the ideals of what made America great. Why are we now in so much trouble? Why is our national debt so high? When considering the national debt, why is it that the only solution that Congress can come up with is about is when they can raise the debt ceiling? Our representatives seem to have no spine. They are incapable of making the hard decisions. There are some things in our government finance that is fundamentally wrong. Why is it that the top 10% of the population pay almost 80% of this country’s taxes while the bottom 50% pay nearly no taxes at all? Why are we saddled with so much unemployment while the economy continues to falter? If I had anything to do with the whole scheme of things, things would be very different. I’m pretty sure that I could balance the budget, fix the debt, and at the same time bring things back in reason. I could bring back fairness in taxation, and at the same time, make America stronger and more productive. Here’s a few ideas to aid the homeless and to better encourage the unemployed.
If I were in charge of food stamps, I would first make sure that everyone who was without a job and without money enough to buy food was well fed. In doing this, I’d get rid of the Oregon trail cards; no cash for Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s, or moon pies. Oregon public assistance would only supply money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans. You could also get blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak, frozen pizza, potato chips, or candy, then get a job and work
for all that extra stuff like the rest of us.
If I were in charge of Medicaid things would be different. First and foremost, I would not restrict anyone who truly needed healthcare. All men on Medicaid would receive a vasectomy and all women would get Norplant birth control or tubal ligations. Then, all recipients would be tested for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. All tattoos and piercings would be documented. If you want to reproduce, use drugs, alcohol, smoke pot or cigarettes, or get tattoos and piercings, then get a job and pay for your child yourself.
Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your “home” will be subject to inspections at anytime. All possessions will be inventoried. If you want a flat screen TV, stereo, or Xbox, then get a job and pay for your own place.
There will be no “unemployment payment”. If for some reason you lose your current job, you will either present a check stub from a new job so that taxes can be paid or you will report to a “government” job. Everyone who receives any type of government money will do some sort of work. Your temporary job may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, pulling weeds, or whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims, low profile tires, and your blasting stereo and put that money toward the “common good.”
Before you write back and yell that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all that I have listed is completely voluntary. No one is forced to take government money. Everyone is free to seek employment on their own and pay for their own personal goods. However, if you want our money, you must accept our rules… Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self esteem,” consider that it wasn’t all that long ago that accepting a welfare check or government money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.
If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system not only doesn’t allow for people to learn from their mistakes, it rewards and them for continued bad decisions. This finance problem of spending considerably more than we take in cannot sustain itself. The problem will most certainly be fixed sooner or later. I pray that our government leaders grow a spine and fix this problem sooner. For I fear that if they wait until later, this problem may fix itself through anarchy.