Sunday, November 6, 2011
So let's see, if Congress were to think about the welfare of the United States citizenry, they might realize that being cold in a house or apartment is a chilly, miserable experience. If Congress were connected to the citizenry they might realize that losing all of the food in the refrigerator because it has spoiled because the electricity is off is a nasty experience. If Congress were connected to the citizenry they might realize that sitting in the dark around candles without phone, television or radio is a wearying experience.
For an extra $7,000 per million, per millionaire, we could put Americans back to work solving infrastructure issues. For an extra $7,000 per million, per millionaire, we could put our minds, our great minds to work to build the electrical grid so that it does not blow out every time there is a major winter storm.
Friday, November 4, 2011
We have veterans who will be returning home by the holidays, 2011. Their primary experience has been in the armed services. Another bill is coming before Congress dealing with funding a jobs bill to help returning veterans get employment. What will Congress's answer be?
At the fundamental core of funding any of the jobs bills, it requires dealing with giving. If one wanted to have a harder point of view, one could say it is an inconvenience. Those who earn 1,000,000 or more would have $7,000 less to spend. The $7,000 would contribute to roadwork, bridge repair, bridge building, electronic grid repair, electronic grid creation. The $7,000 would contribute to schools being able to hire more teachers and reduce class size; cities being able to train and hire more police officers and reducing crime; cities being able to train and hire more firefighters and significantly decrease response time to fires.
One could look at an additional $7,000 as an inconvenience that causes one pure rage to the point of wanting to leave the country. OR - one could look upon $7,000 as a gift of gratitude to the country that nurtured one's ability to become a millionaire.