posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 12:19 AM
Would be a good idea, to make use of abandoned, dead properties that are simply being sat on. Redevelop them into housing for the poor and homeless,
with incentives for job retraining and home/apartment ownership. It actually worked quite well in Britain, when Maggie Thatcher made council houses
available for purchase by their inhabitants. Ownership creates pride, ownership is incentive, motivation. There is no motivation in the current
system, and there is so much waste in terms of the amount of property not being utilized. Banks and other institutions simply sitting on property
without doing anything useful with it.
I would much rather see tax dollars go to helping to fix the massive urban blight and poverty problems within our borders than being spent propping up
dictators, buying 40,000 toilet seats, or bailing out banks and other irresponsible, unethical financial institutions. Or giving subsidies to oil
companies who continue to gouge the crap of my paycheck with the cost of gas and electricity than any taxation has ever done.