Andy Byrne says:
When it's as simple as this, why is it acceptable to keep families on the breadline, just out of reach of financial stability and independence? Almost seems as if there is a purpose to this madness, to keep people on benefits, to prove an irrational point that the people 'need' the government. That the people 'simply cannot make it on their own', because they clearly know what's best.. wouldn't want people doing something crazy like spending their excess income on the things they love. Or perhaps being able to give up that second job and spend more time with their kids, allowing parents the time and energy to fully show their kids the love and support that every child needs.
This would also free up jobs, have an indirect, but huge impact on the current US unemployment rate. (claimed 6.7%, Federal Reserve) ((David John Marotta claims this figure is actually closer to 32.7%, based on actual number of people without a job))
I think the government needs to push for big supermarkets like Walmart to raise the minimum wage. They could even entice them with subsidies, using the money saved on food stamps, if they are not so willing to change.
Some food for thought, with sauce.. http://rt.com/business/us-unemployment-economy-crisis-assistance-006/
Cheers for reading :)
frank patton says:
Economic externalities are one of the root causes of climate change and no one is talking about them - it's time the conversation begins. Mr. Jones should be at the vanguard of explaining the problems economic externalities have on social and ecosystem systems.
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