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Originally posted by Heisenberg59
I say we take that 56 billion dollars and invest it back into our communities. Take these foreclosed homes and set up a program to get the homeless off the damn street.
Originally posted by Krazysh0t
How about instead of giving this money to foreign countries or even to our poor, we instead use it to create jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. This way the poor aren't being giving something for nothing and at the same time are becoming employed again. They can start to save up their money again so that some of them can go on to create new businesses to hire more people. Meanwhile our crappy roads, waterworks, etc are reinvigorated so that they can continue to be used for many years to come. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Of course this is all provided that this $56 billion MUST be spent. In all honesty we could just not spend that money and not accumulate more debt. But I guess that is an unreasonable request for our government so I fall back on the idea from my first paragraph.
Originally posted by Spookycolt
Its nothing but being smart and preparing for bad times.
Show me any poor person and I will show you mistakes they have made that put them in the situation they are.
With the exception of a horrific accident or disease there is no excuse.
And work 3 jobs at mcdonalds if you have too. People are lazy.
How can illegals find work yet regular citizens cannot?
You guys need to quit making excuses for these lazy bums.
Originally posted by dogstar23
reply to post by Heisenberg59
Outside of restaurant chains, it barely affects anyone.
Originally posted by chrome413
We need the manufacturing jobs back, ASAP. Things will only get worse unless that happens. NAFTA really screwed the U.S. economy. I think underemployment is as big a problem as unemployment, maybe even worse. It isn't that there are no jobs, it's that the jobs being created are not usually full time and pay minimum wage or only slightly higher. Without a living wage families are forced to accept government assistance just to survive (I think that may be what they want though, but that's a different thread). We need jobs that pay an actual living wage instead of these service sector jobs that our current government seem so proud to have created for us.
Originally posted by severdsoul
reply to post by cosmicexplorer
you have those kind because for some unknown reason
the govt see's being a drunk as a disability. I learned this first hand
when applying for help once years ago when all my medical started
(if only i had got help back then, things would be different, i would not be
looking at maby one more year ot live if i was lucky.)
But i was having seizures and could not figure out why, so the doc told me
to apply for disability to get medical coverage, so i was young (early 20's)
and did what they said, i naturally got told no, but the guy sitting next to me
when i applied got approved, because he had a drinking problem.
That was the last time i set foot in a dr office or govt building until recently,
i was so ticked off, here i was with real medical issues and i got denied but
this guy spent all his cash on booz so he got it.. amm here is a idea... DONT
give him money and he cant buy booz..
But instead, i just went back to working, the seizures faded away and i thought
i was in great health until last year. when i started having issues with swelling
out of now where, and i got the surprise from the doc on the first visit.
she looked at my test and her first words to me were "Well, you are not dead yet"
So really, lack of decent insurance and help when it was needed is the reason
i will die before long. Gota love the system. NOT...