Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Service Corp for America -- A new WPA (work Projects Administration)

Paul Krugman (This year's Nobel Prize recipient for Economics) says we need to SPEND, SPEND SPEND to get out of this toxic Mess. (TERRY GROSS interview 10-21-08: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95929699&ps=cprs )

I just want to point out that in MY plan (http://sos-newdeal.blogspot.com/2008/01/introduction-save-our-society-new-new.html)

(in which I call for a Job training, and SERVICE corp, as well as a MANDATORY draft)
See Here (mandatory draft) http://sos-newdeal.blogspot.com/2008/09/topic-of-week-mandatory-draft.html
HERE (mandatory Draft -- Military Option)
HERE (mandatory Draft -- Alternative Service Option)

ALL of these options perform JOB training, as well as priming the ECONOMY too.

OK, you wanted a Political discussion: Here goes.

The background I believe that:
* It's going to be as BAD as the last one.
* The current failures only bring us 25% into the problem!!
* According to Robert Reich (former Sec'y of Labor under Clinton): The only number that he EVER saw, defining the
depression was that the unemployment rate hovered around 25%.
* We need a new deal.
* After 58 years of NO Health Care Reform (since 1950!) it will FINALLY be coming soon...
* We've managed to WASTE a FULL generation (from Zero to thirty) with decaying social, educational, and interpersonal skills.
* Our nation is no longer DOING (producing) anything.
SO, from these few premises, I have extrapolated a great deal of items to FIX our society...

We need to make sure that a number of issues are resolved ALL at once.
If we don't do them ALL at once, its like juggling three RUNNING chain saws, but dropping one!

Here's what I came up with:

We need to do the FOLLOWING to FIX our Society:
* Create A Living Wage
* Create a National Single payer Healthcare
* Create a National 3-4 year draft (or alternate service)
* Create a Federally paid Day Care starting at six months
* Implement Tax Reform on the ULTRA Rich
* Lobbying (Political Reform)
* Education
* Infrastructure (road /bridge/Systems repairs)
* Lack of Training/futures
* Truth and Reconcilliation Commission
* A new "Manhattan" project, focusing on Energy INDEPENDENCE

See my other blog: http://sos-newdeal.blogspot.com for more details.

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