It’s been a busy week, picking through the thousand pages of how the federal government, our elected representatives, are figuring they can squander money that they’re going to print out of thin air.
This phony money supports what is nothing less than the US Congress and the new Obama administration abusing the power of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government — the abuse of power is unconstitutional. This is nothing but a buy-out of existing constituencies, and a co-opting of new collaborators in the dismantling of liberty via privileged programs to support the obedient taxpayer and those who don’t even pay taxes being duped into thinking they will benefit from Robin Hood the Federal Government’s redistribution of wealth.
What would be Constitutional? To provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States.
Now that discussion would be a great place to start.
Instead of creating jobs, much of the proposed stimulus spending goes to keep people in existing jobs, hoping that they and others, like the wealthy, will spend “our” economy into high gear resulting in the re-creation of jobs once lost. But how many of those jobs will come back? And how fast?
Kind of like what is required to be a US congressman or US senator. It is actually very simple. We should not be talking about a stimulus bill in the first place. However, It does gives media something to do.
There should be no discussion about government controlling banking or business. What we the people should be asking is why the government is not spending the money it has the authority approval and constitutional mandate to employ like a strong national defense.
You can solve the problem through public/private partnerships. If you must go for government job creation, what about creating new jobs and doing it quickly based on a simple formula built on a common and simple required skill set that requires minimal entry level training?
Any discussion or any ounce of energy wasted by any federal representatives is based primarily on a fallacious concept. So, where are the people clamoring to talk about that? The primary argument should be for national security growing to meet the demands – no one should be wasting time on a stimulus plan.
Our government representatives have yet to meet many of their constitutional obligations and many primary mandates based on their job descriptions have gone unfulfilled and blatantly ignored.
Knowing “something has to be done and will be done ” why has not one conservative or responsible Democrat proposed a plan to create real jobs that have a real purpose and provide a tangible benefit to all Americans?
How about we start with the basic principle responsibility of government, Constitution, Section 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.
We appreciate the work of conscientious conservatives to expose and carve out the unnecessary fat and in many cases rightfully challenging ridiculously obvious campaign support payoffs buried in the stimulus bill — but I have to ask, why is not one conservative leader countering with a real job plan?
If they won’t, then I will.
We need leadership that can think like the common man, with simple, principled and results oriented planning. Is there any conservative in the senate we can count on?
I’ll propose a plan that will create jobs — take it or leave it.
Along our borders and coastal boundaries exists an urgent and severe security threat that should be defined as a crisis by everyone in the government and the media.
This crisis can be effectively countered by immediately employing upwards of 2 million people and engaging them in the work of defending our nation, repairing environmental damage and utilizing service, construction and vocational skills to repair, install and maintain America’s border and coastal security infrastructure.
I think America could be missing a golden opportunity to invest in real jobs for American citizens.
Just a $70 billion investment could support the thousands of well-trained Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement agents by increasing their salaries and with millions out of work these new jobs would be more appealing and prized by young families who are community and security minded. Jobs would also be created for the seasoned, skilled American worker who still have families to support or who have lost retirement savings and are forced to work longer to retire. With a $70 billion investment we could, for example, afford to immediately increase the salaries of every Border Patrol agent to a minimum of $70,000 a year to reward those who put their lives on the line and the increase in salary will likely encourage recruitment to bolster vitally needed national security efforts in this under-manned force.
Take some advice from a practical, pragmatic conservative leader — secure our borders and coastal boundaries by hiring 2 million citizens to support Border Patrol and the Coast Guard with citizen auxiliary workers.
2 million extra sets of eyes and ears to watch over the security of America’s borders, air space and coastal boundaries. Millions of skilled workers available to install, operate, repair and improve America’s critically necessary security resources; a corps of patriotic, skilled and reliable citizens to repair, construct, maintain and protect our prized natural resources and watch over our critical energy, transportation and information infrastructure.
It can be done, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has set the standard and deployed thousands of volunteers to monitor national security conditions along our borders — and we have done it on the cheap, with effectiveness and have responsibly served our communities and nation proudly with honor.
This kind of taxpayer investment also serves as a strong reminder to the world that we establish ourselves as a sovereign nation and security begins on the shores and land borders of these United States.
I think it’s pretty simple, the model has been created by our organization and the private sector would explode with opportunities in creating local and regional security franchises. A $70 billion investment, would immediately invest in a $50,000 a year salary to hire, over the next 12 months, the first 500,000 citizens to do real work. The real work would be to organize as a business opportunity a private civilian corps; if you imagine, a first responder type of organization that utilizes the skill, talent and work ethic of our military veterans, law-enforcement retirees and other capable and hard-working American men and women who, with this type of national investment could create a security network unlike anything the world has ever seen.
A $70 billion investment to create and support these 2 million American jobs for 10 years. This is a win -win for the taxpayers, especially if these jobs are combined with other infrastructure improvements, and include public-private partnership investment options for new construction, and installation and repair of existing critical infrastructure.
In the first year, and I mean this year, and stretching into next year this Citizen Security Corps can organize, train, equip and deploy over 500,000 willing American citizens to our northern border and southern borders and coastal boundaries. The American Can-Do attitude could quickly rally to create a national civilian security corps. With jobs that provide a $50,000 annual starting salary, you can count on that providing a real stimulus to work, and workers who will produce practical and real results.
The Merida Plan, With a $70 billion investment we could Immediately increase the salaries of every Border Patrol agent to a minimum of $70,000 a year to reward those who put their lives on the line and the increase in salary will likely encourage recruitment to bolster national security efforts. $ 500 million that we just authorized to spend in support of Mexico’s efforts to defeat the terrorist cartels will do little to secure America’s borders.
A $70 billion investment in border and coastal security can help us win the war on drugs, protect the youth of America from drugs, gangs and terrorism and will create real jobs for Americans who have real concerns about national security, public safety and the quality of life in their communities. Let’s create a revitalization plan that begins with addressing our most embarrassing, divisive and intractable national problems.