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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: xuenchen
*children under 18:
*get savings bonds (every 2 weeks) until 18, then a check.
*bonds held in Treasury safekeeping account.
*available at 18.
This is where it would break down - the Funds would utimatly be raided by the Govt to balance the books
1. Eliminate all Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, VA medical, and most (or all) welfare.
WHat about all those currently on some of these benefits, do they pay for all medical bills out of their $25,000? It'll be gone in a few days, judging by the cost of Healthcare in the US
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
a reply to: openminded2011
Upward mobility?, this is fine for some. But what about people who are happy where they are or good at what they do in the position they occupy presently?.
For most people any real upward mobility is a myth anyway as there really is no place to go in the end other than old age and the grave. I have never seen anyone avoid this reality.
A different way of thinking and doing business is in order, not taking meaningless things and tacking some contrived meaning to them.
I would be happy doing a job that I am good at or even enjoy doing without the pressure of others expecting me to want more for myself for enough resources to get by right now.
Advancement frequently results in people being promoted to jobs they are not as good at as the job they were promoted from and are less content with.
I have experienced this myself in my life, being kept at a level that I was overqualified for simply for the reasons of keeping from having to pay me the increased wages that are supposedly expected when one is promoted, and being promoted out of a job I enjoyed.
The pay from a job does not determine your living situation so much as what one does with that pay.
Inflows are somewhat beyond one's control. Outflows are completely within our power to control.
Living within one's means amounts to treading water and getting nowhere, while having the most costly things like medical care and shelter, food, water, transportation and other actual necessities controlled somehow to keep them affordable would make things easier, living below one's means is still necessary to move ahead.
To live below one's means allows for the building of real wealth, living within one's means simply means we need the help of the bank to get a loan to get some things.
But once again, there really isn't any place to go in the end.
We live like we are never going to die and in the end we never really lived.
That Dalai Llama guy got pretty close explaining what he saw once:
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
As they say, You Can't Take It With You, so there must be more to this life somewhere that is not based on illogic and wishful thinking.
Or maybe our entire lives are an exercise in denial and distraction from the inevitable.
I have no idea what it is I speak of.....
originally posted by: Famouszor
a reply to: xuenchen
I'm confused on number two....
Are you stating that 300 million people should receive $25,000 yearly and that adds up to 2.1 trillion dollars?
"The last power ball worth 1.5 billion" if there was only one winner, that one winner could of given the population of the USA 1 million each and would still have change, everyone would become millionaires. The problem with that happening, is many would stop working. When that happens, the economy would crash.
The real reason for welfare is one of two things. The first is drug dependency and the second is mental illness. The government does very little here too.
Why Can't American Socialists Come up with a Plan to End Poverty