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posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 04:07 AM
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Give everyone a job...

nah but seriously....Take the UK for example, prior to joining the EU, we had a reasonable unemployment rate, eventually...

We then opened the gate to anyone in the EU, they estimated 56,000 would come it and it actually turnedout to be 750,000, per year! The population of the UK has grown becasue of this and becasue of the systems we have in place, your actually better off not working in the UK.

For example, take me for instance. I have a job that i hate, i earn 21,000p.a. and i'm studying! I have a young family...

If i was made redundant, i would get my rent paid (650p.m), 25% off of my council tax (174p.m) and £210 per week for food and other bills.

Now can anyone please tell me where the encouragement is to get a job?????

Immigrants arent entitke to these benefits unless the have indefinate leave to remain in the UK, or you are an assylum seeker, in which case you are housed and given £35 per day to eat...

I cant carry on or i will get myself angry, but to cut a long story short i would prevent people coming into the UK for a short while, or atleast limit it to skilled workers only i.e. doctors, nurses etc until we had sorted out the natives who abuse the "Gentleman of Europe" nation that we are




posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 04:07 AM
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Legalize pot first. Next start a task force in EVERY LITTLE TOWN/BIG CITY that goes in and investigates welfare and disability fraud. Bring the mills back here even if it requires abolishing the unions.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 04:08 AM
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Originally posted by SmokeandShadow
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And for each stock-made millionaire I can show you 100 lower middle class family's who won't even see retirement with their portfolio.


Winners and losers, my friend. Winners and losers.

Watch some videos of cheetahs running down gazelles. It is a real thing of beauty. Very inspirational. All natural, too.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 04:15 AM
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In regards to the OP's question...

Well, if I had some kind of executive powers I would do a number of things.

efault on all debt owed by the government and people of the united states after a two year period.

:Most government assets would be sold and all foreign military operations would cease. The U.S would withdraw from the U.N.

:ALL drugs laws would be repealed and the FDA would restructured (along with other Federal agencies)

:ALL expendable government money would be used to build wind and solar power for communities until said money was depleted aside from federal employee wages.

:Issue a soft mandate to all citizens to grow food,hemp and to dig wells where possible.

:After defaulting on all debt and the banks crash, a U.S currency would be issued by no interest loans to domestic businesses that would be backed by all remaining gold.

:Military surplus not useful for defense would be sold for oil to make the transition smoother.



I could list a ton more and fine tune it all into pages of detail, but the gist is there. To bad the will never, ever, ever, ever, ever.....



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 04:21 AM
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Originally posted by Cabaret Voltaire

Originally posted by SmokeandShadow
reply to post by Cabaret Voltaire
 



And for each stock-made millionaire I can show you 100 lower middle class family's who won't even see retirement with their portfolio.


Winners and losers, my friend. Winners and losers.

Watch some videos of cheetahs running down gazelles. It is a real thing of beauty. Very inspirational. All natural, too.



I like nature. Some would say lucky or unlucky though. An investor, on the other hand, I would call a winner, simply for the sheer amount of education and determination a sophisticated investor must have.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 05:07 AM
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I would not have bailed out the banks directly and heres why!

the american bailout was $12.1 trillion comitted, but $2.5 trillion ACTUALLY spent, so ill go with the money used.

now i was going to divide by popualtion, 300 million. but, that wouldnt be fair, as newborns, toddlers, etc and people with dozens of kids would benefit a hell of a lot more.

so to be fair, ill divide by taxpayers which is 140 million.
2.5 trillion divided by 140 million = $18,116.

so there you go, 18 grand to every taxpayer, and it has to be deposited into your BANK ACCOUNT, so defacto bailout of the bank, with your money, in your hands!

and i guess that would boost the economy because you can go out buy a car, support local economy and keep local jobs, pay off a chunk of your mortgage etc etc.

Also you have minimum wage, like us here in u.k. yet i think we should have a MAXIMUM wage also. wages have gotten so large and obscene that they have become socially detrimental. heres my thinking...

Barclays bank boss bob diamond, is paid £27 million pounds in one year, and a lot of bankers are paid similarly large amounts. considering they are doing a terrible job, its annoying yet the because of the high wages paid in the PRIVATE sector the PUBLIC sector then has to accelerate its wages to keep up with them.


Research by the TaxPayers' Alliance shows the number of local authority chief executives earning more than £100,000 a year has risen by 27% since last year

FIVE senior figures at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority are among those highlighted in a “Public Sector Rich List” which showed they were paid more than Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The list shows that 806 executives working in 350 public bodies, including Whitehall departments and nationalised industries, collected more than £150,000 during the 12 month financial period. And at least 350 executives in hospitals and primary care trusts were paid more than £150,000, nearly 80 of them exceeding the PM’s salary.

and it gets worse, while the average joe pays higher taxes, takes pay cuts to keep his job, and infation eats at the rest of what you earn, all this is going, with private AND public sector now fuelled by your INCREASING taxes.how can it be justified socially?
if the prime minister is the leader of the country, why are local council bosses, hoswpital managers, or bankers being paid more than the big bosss himself!
so id have a maximum wage set out out at no more than the pm gets!



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 06:56 AM
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The Small Business Administration used to loan funds directly to small businesses for start up catpital and expansion.

Then they changed it to only guarantee the funds and let the banks make all the profits by loaning the money.

The problem with this is that we have to rely on the banks to loan the money. Good luck with that.

If we issued funds directly to the Small Business Administration to issue start up loans and expansion capital we would create jobs with a loan that will be paid back. This profit from the loans can be reloaned to mroe busineses and it will snowball.

How many people do you know that would start a business if you gave them the money? A lot!!!

Re-nstate the Glass/Stiegel act and uptick rule that caused all of this in the first place.

Outlaw the Bernanke Doctrine.

Obama's big plan is to spend money on weatherization? This is a short term spending plan that will put those people back in layoff when the money is gone and back sucking money from the unemployment funds.

We need permanent jobs not temporary prop ups.

Second, the Stock market was supposed to allow you to invest in a company and collect DIVIDENDS. not flip the stock the next day. That is not an investment that is a casino. Betting on if a stock price will go up or down.

If you buy a stock you need to hold onto it for at least 1 year or until the dividends are paid. That is an investment. Day traders gone.

Cmmodities: If you purchase a commodity you must take possession of it. Not buy and sell something that is in a wharehouse somewhere never getting sold to the public.

Speculators, gone. betting on the rise or fall of anything's value is a casino. This must stop. You either invest in a company, not a stock to resell the next day, or buy a comodity (take possesion of it before reselling it).

These items alone would improve our economy drastically.

And last but not least tranfer full control of the federal reserve to the Treasury. Not CEOs who get appointed to the board and do what is best for their company.

I forgot one: Pass a law that no elected official can collect any funds from anything except the government while in office and for 4 years after they get out of office. No fake book deals and overpaid speakign engagements. They are getting paid to for for corporations not the public. Over 200 millioniares in congress. That sucks.

Ever wonder why they spend millions to get elected to a job that pays 500k a year. Becasue they are gettign paid in other ways.

Only people who really wanted to help would run for office if it was not so lucrative.

Create fedreal campaign funding. No one shoudl be able to donate to a campaign. Only government funds and everyone who qualifies gets the same amount of money to advertise and media should get tax credits to provide the airtime like a public service announcement.

I have sent this stuf to Obama many many times. But they don't read all those e-mails they get. Even if they did he works for the corporations more than any president ever. I never thought we would have a bigger corporate crook in office thasn Bush, But Obama is way way worse. "I am creating green jobs with the billions for the smart grid" What about the thousands of meter readers for the power company that will be fired. Why are we buying meters for the power companies so they can cut jobs and save payroll? Medical insurance, Drugs, and hospital stays are too expensive. Obama says lets make e everyone have to pay the insurance comapnies, gurantee the drug companies will nto have a generic competitor for 12 years, and buy computers fro the trillion dollar a year industry. All this is a pay off to those comapnies. He has increased the oil comapnies federal land leases by 400% and is planning more. I thought bush was the oil man.

Okay a little rant off but not off topic as these things also kill the economy.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by ventian
Legalize pot first. Next start a task force in EVERY LITTLE TOWN/BIG CITY that goes in and investigates welfare and disability fraud. Bring the mills back here even if it requires abolishing the unions.


The mills? What mills? This is not 1870, my friend. First of all, in order to support any sort of manufacturing we have to make it well and offer it for sale at a competitive price. The reason that "the mills" (I'll use that to refer to all large scale manufacturing) disappeared is that could not produce a competitive product. Japan made it better and cheaper, now China does that. It does not matter one hoot what YOU think about it, the people buying the products will make the decision, they'll put the less competitive "mills" out of business very quickly by simply not buying their stuff. We're not in some fantasy land, this is all simple Economics.

Now, if you really were going to make a competitive plant making, say, consumer electronics, you would have to be able to make a product that would be a better value than those made by Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, etc. I don't think you could. We lost that battle long ago, plain and simple.

Just because you put up a store does not mean that customers are obligated to shop there. They'll damned well shop wherever they WANT to (e.g. where they get the best deal...). Same thing applies to large companies anywhere in the world.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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I hope you spell-checked before you sent to the President's office.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 08:25 AM
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so there you go, 18 grand to every taxpayer, and it has to be deposited into your BANK ACCOUNT, so defacto bailout of the bank, with your money, in your hands!

and i guess that would boost the economy because you can go out buy a car, support local economy and keep local jobs, pay off a chunk of your mortgage etc etc.


What? How does that help the banks? Most people would need to spend it right away on bills and late payments, etc. so it is not sitting in the bank, they'll withdraw it right away.


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posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 08:32 AM
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easy as 1 2 3

majority of americans are overweigth

what they need is fitness instructors, personal trainers and such ,

nothing rude just numbers,

there is a demand and gap in the job sector , just combine the two and you have found work for at least 70 % of the unemployed



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 09:05 AM
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Umm abolish government?



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by zerbot565
easy as 1 2 3

majority of americans are overweigth

what they need is fitness instructors, personal trainers and such ,

nothing rude just numbers,

there is a demand and gap in the job sector , just combine the two and you have found work for at least 70 % of the unemployed


So your logic is this:
Problem: The US produces nothing, and as such there are no jobs.
Solution: Everyone should waste their day providing unnecessary services to their neighbours.

Yeah, that's a great idea. I wish I'd thought of that. I mean I could go dig a hole and fill it in like 500 times and that would make me a billion dollars of purchasing power richer...



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by 5 oClock

Originally posted by SaturnFX
perhaps flagging this thread may cause everyone to get jobs? I am pretty sure for every flag you give, someone somewhere gets a job at mcdonalds!

just sayin...


I sent up a flag for ya. I would really like to see a post such as this really work for once.
Simply # or bullet point your input and don't try to bash anyone else's ideas.
I sorta feel good that I flagged a job down for someone.


These posts never work. I already pissed off ILLEGAL immigrants and welfare babies. Sorry folks.

That's just the way I see things, not trying to hurt anyone just giving my thoughts and contributing.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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Mao: “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.”


Let everything go to waste.

People will suffer for a few years. So what, most people in the West and the new generation need this experience. Then everything will fix itself.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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Solve unemployment crisis with free building materials? What?

I'd stop all tax-breaks for anyone other than Veterans. NO MORE $10,000 tax breaks for hiring EX-CONVICTS.

Pass laws/federal guidelines for online employment application engines and companies offering these services. keyword searches are a waste of everyones time. This includes government agencies posting on the USAjobs site. As-is your resume will never be seen by a human unless you first pass through their key-word filters. Huge waste of time as it's an easy to abuse system (and one I've proven to the State).

Make it illegal to have a certain % of your labor/service outsourced.

Conduct regular and vigorous immigration checks, and heavily fine and jail any and all violators as an example.

Provide tighter auditing systems when giving Federal money to States for using in Workers Reinvestment programs. As-is most states get money (such as Texas), but it takes the states months to offer it to someone unemployed (8 months in Texas). Make state governments proactive in job searches and placement for the unemployed rather than leaving them to their own devices. Texas has no oversight, and I've personally document over a dozen auditing errors in the TWC in the past year, and have logged many hours on the phone, and many, many letters to the TWC resolving just 4 of them. Still working on it.

And this is just a start. So many problems, but free/discount building materials? What?



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posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 09:53 AM
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From my daily Kommunist, I mean Kos, post from which I am now banned.

This time of the year there’s a lot of talk about football with all of the college bowls being played and the NFL ramping up to the Super Bowl. There’s also been a lot of talk recently about the general decline of our economy and whether or not there is such a thing as a jobless recovery. The politicians and pundits seem more than happy to talk all the way around the real issue. They’ll talk about stimulus plans, banker bailouts, and job training. They’ll even talk about the latest Wall Street scandal or the most recent Ponzi scheme, but the one thing they never want to talk about are the rules we, as Americans, are forced to play by.
There will be a lot of football games played over the next few weekends and interestingly enough in every one of those games both teams will be required to play by the same rules. One team will not be allowed to field twice as many players as the other. There will not be a ‘no touch’ rule for one teams’ quarterback while the other is sacked at will, and one team will not be given twice as many points every time they score a touchdown. How much fun would it be to watch the Rose Bowl if the two teams played by a lopsided set of rules? That’s crazy you say, of course they play by the same set of rules, it’s only fair. Your response may seem reasonable to you but how about we have this debate on national television and in the newspaper, where upon I shout you down and call you a ‘protectionist’. Don’t you know that you are only being ‘anti competitive’ and destroying your own teams’ chances of winning by demanding ‘special treatment’? Of course my team should be allowed to play by a different set of rules.
With my argument for separate rules being applied to opposing football teams I would be rightly banned from ESPN and branded a lunatic. But the fact is the American worker has been subjected to the same defective argument with devastating economic and social consequences. American manufacturers are told they must submit to a host of environmental, worker safety, wage, and quality-control laws while their counterparts compete unshackled by the same restrictions. This is not to say that these rules do not have their place. It is common knowledge that much of the environment in China and the rest of the third world has been made unlivable by corporate and state polluters. It’s reported that half of the drinking water in China is contaminated. I think most of us are aware of the abuses and even slave-labor conditions that are necessary to produce the developing nations’ pool of ‘competitive’ labor, that many of our political and business leaders are so fond of and constantly lecturing us to be more like.
The fact is these politicians, pundits, and so-called business leaders want the American people to play by a different set of rules then the rest of the world. When we suggest that maybe we shouldn’t be expected to compete with slave labor the CEO’s making tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars are happy to explain how greedy we are for asking for a living wage. All of this nonsense about Americans not being competitive enough, or smart enough, or skilled enough, or any one of the hundred or so other condescending monikers that the corporate mouthpieces wish to attach to the American worker are just another way of saying that what they really want is a rigged game and we should all be happy playing by our different set of rules.
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posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 09:54 AM
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1. Release free energy technology.
2. Legalise prostitution, gambling, and marijuana.
3. Lower minimum wage to $5/hr.
4. End all wars and spend the military budget on education.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 09:56 AM
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End the Federal Reserve and let congress take care of money like it suppose to do as it says in the constitution. $1 is to be back by gold or silver 100%

Then do anything possibly to get manufacturing jobs back in the USA, any corporation that has products manufactured overseas will be penalized heavily through taxation and/or other methods, while at the same time companies with plants in the USA will get tax breaks and benefits.
If they have both then go by percentage of the plants in USA and overseas to figure out the penalty and breaks for each plant.


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posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 09:56 AM
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The ideas here are amazing. I love the "tax the rich" one's, there is a novel idea. The rich are paying all the taxes now, the bottom 40% of wage earners don't pay any income tax at all. As far as the "sell off the military" idea goes, I wouldn't want to get rid of one of the few things actually spelled out in the constitution as something the feds will supply. If you want to get rid of unemployment just get rid of the majority of Government regulations. Suspend capital gains tax for five years, abolish unions, reduce income tax to 5% max, include ALL wage earners in the tax. Establish tax incentives to business for hiring. The problem here is not enough government regulation, it is regulation overkill. Who knew that we needed someone from Washington to regulate our school system back in the 1700's? Truth is we don't! Who knew we needed Washington to decide which business was in need of a bailout. Truth is, bailouts are pork, it should " eat or be eaten". That's what made this country. I think term limits are the best idea and I think the government should be cut to 1/5th the size it is today. Then you start to see business hire and breath a huge sigh of relief.

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