Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Tea Party's core people are all richie wannabees, and so they want the government welfare for corporations to remain in place. It gives them a feeling of belonging to the wealthy and ultra wealthy, even as it drains their pocket books and wrecks the country.
Who are the wealthy and the ultra wealthy?
Thanks to Merrill Lynch we know. As following their habits is important to Merrill, they did a background report. Rich includes individuals with $1,000,000 or more in liquid invest-able cash, beyond all the stiff they own like houses, horses, yachts, etc. The ultra rich are those who have $30,000,000 in invest-able cash, as per above.
Collectively they own $37,000,000,000,000 or 37 trillion, which is 20% of this country, up from 8% in 1980.
They invest their tax breaks by loaning money to the US Government, and fleecing the tax payers in endless cycles of interest.
Everyone else is "little people." They snigger at us, and pay Rush to Goebbelize TPP members.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Helping the poor.
I would set up the best set of public restrooms and showers/washing machine areas in the world.
I would then set up micro atm accounts, for those homeless willing to be identified, so that they have a place for stashing and getting cash.
The third leg is a phone/message system, set up with the ATM, where homeless can check for messages for odd jobs, etc. A website for potential employers to set who is available, (work history, skills) would be nice. To join this system, part of that ID check would be verification of American citizenship. I would have no intention of setting up anything that would encourage yet more illegal immigration. In fact, this might have the opposite effect.
One location for both, preferably next to the police station or CHP, or other very public protected place. Someone who has become homeless who is not breaking the laws, other than not having a domicile, will find these features very useful in getting re-established.
The phone/message system could be upscaled for the successful homeless to a limited cell phone.