- Posted October 11, 2013 by
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The Talks the Government Should be Having
The United States of America has some of the richest lands for agriculture in the world. This is not boasting, but a fact. Instead of putting farmers out of work and or paying the farmers not to grow their crops they should be growing in abundance. Any extra can be canned and put into food storages for emergency situations for the USA and all countries around the world. There is no reason for anybody in this world to go hungry in this day in age. The overstock should be bought by the Government or corporations acting for the government for these purposes. If we don’t have one; make one and put more people to work. There are many canneries all over the USA that are shut down; open them up. That will put more people back to work.
While meat is a little trickier and does not usually have as long of a shelf life as fruits, vegetables and grains; there are processes that can be used that will make the meat last on the shelf for quite some time. Jerky is one way to create a meat product with a fairly long shelf life and many people like the variety of flavors it is made in.
Another option is to use these foods in the new MRE’s that can actually be produced and dispersed among all of the people in the United States of America as well as other countries. Because these MRE’s have such a great shelf life they can be stored for greater emergencies too. There is also the Frozen Food packaging options as well, although their shelf life is not nearly as good and should something happen to the electrical services during emergencies they would not last long.
Any and all of these options would bring in great revenue and put thousands of people back to work creating a larger tax base simply because people are working. There are your farmers, ranchers, field workers, ranch hands, processors, slaughter houses, butchers, packagers, warehouse workers, truckers and storage facility workers.
We have seen that grain based fuels for vehicle use works in other countries so we can also adopt that into our agenda making for a cleaner air in the USA. This can be done by utilizing even more farm lands. The automobile industries can incorporate the fuel systems and tanks into all of their newer vehicles. Now, here is the tricky part. It may cost greatly for the initial switch over on the tanks at the refueling stations, but the cost in the long run will be well worth the initial cost for the switch over.
The cost to the individual would have to be kept to a minimum in order for this change to be both affective and affordable. The high middle class through the very wealthy should have little to no problem with the cost of the fuel switch over, but the lower middle class through the poor that own vehicles are the people that will have the hardest time. Giving tax deductions as incentives sounds really great to you fat cats in government, but you seem to forget these people live paycheck to paycheck and barely make ends meet. When you ask or demand these people pay a lump sum they must then decide which bill they have to forgo in order to comply with your demands. Every demand made on them is something else they must do without.
Before anybody says anything derogatory about the low middle class through the poor again to me; let me remind all of you that most of these people do work; and work very hard for what little they get in return. Many of them are waitresses and waiters that serve others just like you when you walk into restaurants. They put up with a lot of crap from customers that look down on them and treat them more like slaves than fellow human beings. They work long hours on their feet and get damn little in return. Most of them are lucky if their wages pay their rent and most basic of bills; anything else is paid for out of their tips. I was a waitress so I do know what I am talking about. To me there is no more fulfilling job than to serve others, I have done so all of my life in one capacity or another; it does not mean that I liked the treatment I received for doing so.
These are just a select few of the strengths of the United States of America and the things that can be done. I have an entire list of good ideas to make the United States prosperous and productive. One of the biggest is to give businesses and corporations incentives to take on apprenticeships leading to actual jobs within their companies and corporations; grade specifics required, not college specific. All positions should be grade based and not based on which school one attended. The United States need to return to quality over quantity.
“Everyone The U.S. Government Owes Money To, In One Graph” By QUDOCTRUNG BUI; http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/10/10/230944425/everyone-the-u-s-government-owes-money-to-in-one-graph?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook