I plan to stop every Social/Welfare Program in existence. That should save the Government at least a Trillion bucks. However, I would also make a one-time grant of $1 Million to each and every LEGAL American citizen with the proviso that ALL your bills be paid off. And when you’ve spent all that money you are just shit out of luck if you haven’t planned it right. You can live off your wages, or charity. But not Government charity. The Government should have never gotten involved in the Charity business in the first place.
So, I’d “spend,” what, $600 Million to save Trillions. And do away with poverty in America as we know it. For awhile at least. Stupid people will fuck it up and get broke again. Which is their problem. Not the Governments. Once you’ve gotten your Million whether you live or die is up to you.
“At this auspicious period, the United States came into existence as a nation; and if their citizens should not be completely free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own.” –George Washington, Letter to the Governors, 1783
I’m thinking I’d set up a “Donate” website for all the major “projects” the Government has also. If you want a fence along the Southern Border, log in and donate. You want roads? Log in and donate. Bridge to nowhere? Donate. (Although I think the Government should maintain the MAJOR highways North-South and East-West. They could be used for mass Military mobilization. Anything not a “major” highway is a local responsibility.)
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” –Thomas Paine
I have no idea what got me started this morning.
Holy Shit! I nearly burned our house down! Can’t believe I did that! Maybe I’m getting to the age where I shouldn’t be left alone. I put a half dozen eggs on to boil, got busy doing other things and totally forgot them. The house was filled with smoke and there was exploded eggs all over the kitchen when I got back from mowing. Holy Shit! No real damage done though, if you don’t count the ruined pot.
Ooo, Thunder! Cool!
Man! It Dumped Out There! I’d bet we got a weeks worth of rain in 15 minutes. Nice Thunder though. Even had things brighten up from lightning once. Cool! The rain pounding on the roof of the Caravan was loud! If I was rich I’d be a storm chaser.
MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Evening Chat Net went pretty well. Still lots of folks missing though. Are people just losing interest? I don’t know.
Captured some great video of the Thunder we had. I had not ever seen it rain that hard up here! Man! Think my camera is about TU though. Sound didn’t record right in places. Heck, the thing is only 8 years old and I’ve used the Hell out of it. May be time to get a new one.
And that’s my day.