How Would You End Unemployment
June 24th, 2015
It’s a good question. I wish everyone was working on an answer. Most articles agree that over 90 million Americans are unemployed. One site acknowledges that there are 320,601,722 Americans so 90 million is almost a third of our population. That’s a huge number. 36 million people work for $7.25 an hour or less. So if you’re one of the fortunate with a job that pays a living wage do you think we should just let sleeping dogs lie? Should we settle for the status quo. Should we just leave well enough alone? I say if we can do better by our fellow citizens we should. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Maybe we’ll be in the lower end of the statistics,
My solution is Occupational Parenting. It would end unemployment for America and people would actually raise their own children instead of paying hundreds of dollars a week or month to have someone else do it. The childcare industry was projected to reach $46.8 billion dollars in 2012 and I can’t help but believe that figure has gone up. Someone is going to get paid a lot of money to raise your children. Why shouldn’t it be the child’s parent. I’ve debated the idea with myself, family members, and acquaintances for years. If you have a reason that it won’t work I’ve probably already debunked it. When Americans raise that index finger and chant we’re number one we wouldn’t be doing it as a nation in decline. Even if you disagree with Occupational Parenting ask yourself if you have a better solution. Most times folks just disagree because it doesn’t feel right and not for any logical reason. They feel that staying home for the children will mean that they are lazy and don’t want to work. It’s a hell of thing to sell the existence of our children’s future for a feeling.
Figuring 435 members in the House of Representatives and 100 in the Senate we pay Congress alone $93,090,000. How Much Do Federal Politicians and Cabinet Members Get Paid? That doesn’t include money from political action committees or the Executive and judicial branches. Also State and Local Governments should be figured into the wages paid. And for what? These are our problem solvers? Can we really say we’re getting solutions that work or is America dying on the vine. I believe our forefathers wanted to create a government to last longer than all the rest giving the people the ultimate power to fend off corruption and inefficiency. I know I’m not as involved as I should be and trying to get anything accomplished in government is walking into a giant strip of fly paper. Still when I have a leg to stand on and can rally some support it is a sticky adventure I’ll be happy to make. For me it starts with a blog and may never become more than that since I think I only have 2 readers 1 of them being myself. None the less I’ll keep blogging.
If you have a solution for any of the problems America’s undergoing don’t let them die with a nation. To me it’s the greatest nation ever written into existence but it can not survive complacency. Until next week; keep your homes well.