"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
The problem is multifaceted.
You have privately owned Banks printing and loaning money (at interest) to the government, you have corporate interests bri... uh contributing to both
sides in a given race to be elected, you have PAC's doing the same and more after elections, hell we even have other countries contributing to
candidates in our elections. Through all of this we the people sit on the couch or in the lay-z-boy and watch Dancing with the Stars or Football
barely raising out heads enough to take a handful of chips from the bag and put them in our mouths.
Then we wonder how all of this happened and will it affect me?
The Banks and Big Business's got their bailout, it's our turn - Mr. President IF you are serious about spurring the economy, Forgive all outstanding
debt (Home, Auto, Student, etc. Loans; Back Taxes, not current taxes, back Child Support, again Not current child support) cancel Bank repossessions
as the banks have already received their payments through the bailout monies. This alone will spur people to spend to a certain extent, stimulating
economic growth (Demand) which will require more production to keep up with demand, which will require hiring more employees and round and round it
goes, like a Mobius strip.
As for Government spending:
Bring this idea to the people of this country for a special vote.
Tie all elected officials (from the Chief of Police to the President of the United States) Pay to a multiple of the average pay of their constituents,
and eliminate minimum wage.
Chief of Police:>--------------2x the average pay in the city.
Mayor:>----------------------3x the average pay in the city.
State Representative:>-------4x the average pay of their constituents.
State Senator:>--------------4x the average pay of their constituents.
State Governor:>-------------5x the average pay of their constituents.
Vice President:>--------------4x the average pay of their constituents.
President:>-------------------5x the average pay of their constituents.
edit on 14-11-2012 by RedmoonMWC because: to add