Taking all of that money and giving it to the poor would be a horrible idea. If you want to see how that works, look at what happened after hurricane
I think one solution is to offer a tax holiday to small business that start up for about the first three years of business until they can get on their
feet. I say this because I own a small business I have had for about a year, and just did my taxes. Ouch! The federal government decided I made a
profit so I did have to pay taxes. The problem is, their cut took away a large portion of my operating expenses for next year, so I will have to
scramble to find a way to fund my business efficiently, and it will affect my growth.
Offer tax credits to small businesses who hire a certain amount of people, an hell, just quit taxing the crap out of small businesses, they are
America's bread and butter.
Perhaps offer vouchers for local daycare for women looking for work who can't afford daycare. In exchange, perhaps these women could work at said
daycares to earn their vouchers.
Fund more job education at a city level, for jobs such as welding,etc. From what I understand, America is facing a highly skilled worker deficit. You
could offset costs for these things by having the people put in a few hours a week performing a job for said city in return.
On another note, though, people need to put off having children. If you are poor, it is not a good idea to become pregnant. I know some think that
is harsh, but If you google how much it costs to raise a child to adulthood, it is a pretty scary number. That is something that should wait.
There are ways to bring communities around, and that is exactly how it should be done. Community by community, city by city. People need to get
involved at a local level. More vocational job training at high schools, etc.
edit on 5-2-2013 by artnut because: added