posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by EvilSadamClone
There are literally hundreds of thousands of jobs worth of infrastructure that needs repairing/rebuilding/constructing. Nearly every bridge on every
interstate needs work. There are huge gaps in the interstate network that need filling. There is a lack of water out west that needs to be fixed. We
need dams and pipelines to correct that. Road projects alone could fill the gap between private jobs and workers needing those jobs.
Our space program is a joke right now. We should have bases on Mars and Luna. That would fill hundreds of thousands of jobs.
But no. We spend trillions on bombs we don't need. Who does that help? We have the money to end unemployment. We do not have the will. We do not have
to force the citizens to hire anyone. That is the beauty of the solution. We can jump start the economy and provide full employment easily and without
raising the budget a penny.
And housing? The government owns literally millions of homes thanks to the housing collapse. The current plan is to sell them for pennies on the
dollar to billionaires who will then destroy them or rent them out at currently unaffordable market rates. Why not make them all low income housing
and rent them to the downtrodden? That would integrate neighborhoods and put people in homes they can afford. We have resources, but not the will.
Why should a billionaire get to buy homes for next to nothing when we can get value for our money and help people in the process? Again without
hurting those who make the economy go.
It is not stealing or forcing anyone to give away their time or property. We already have both and do not need to steal in order to do it.