Where are they? Where is the change? What Obama has quickly achieved is to mire himself (and the American Taxpayer) in the tired and destructive habit of government hyperspending. He wants to give the credit-addicted American economy a shot of heroin rather than send us to rehab. In the absence of anything truly new and truly creative to help us all, I am starting a list of ideas that could help our situation without resorting to the failed knee-jerk Washington policy of using more debt as a "solution" to debt overdose. Please post any of your own.
People require food, clothing, and shelter. Modern people would like more than that so they would include, transportation, telephone, TV and Internet. Are they any ways to supply out of work people with these items without adding to government spending?
1.Food. In WWII we grew "Victory Gardens." It cost almost nothing and helped the war effort. We have had a growth in gardening as a pastime for people with stressful jobs. Well... many are already losing their jobs so what would be wrong with an idea to use idle land, or donated land to grow broccoli, peas, tomatoes, etc. and have out of work people volunteer to work those patches of land? That could be a private solution without a smack of socialism or government spending.
2. Clothing. There are literally MEGATONS of cloths that sit in walk in closets around this country. Lets open up the closet door and get this stuff recycled by private agencies.
3. Shelter. We over built hundreds of thousands of houses. There they sit. Anybody have a creative way to utilize a million domestic rooms without dipping into the public treasury?