Monday, December 22, 2014

Poverty has a simple solution

The following four paragraphs began as tweets but I decided to tie them together as a single string of ideas. I wanted to show the connection between them all in one place at the same time for everybody.

Divide communities by income levels. Now divide them by crime levels & Police enforcement activity. Is there any connection or overlap between the two classifications. If you cannot escape the conclusion that there may be cause & effect then THINK ABOUT SOLUTION!

Government cannot ever eliminate Poverty by using aggressive Policing to eliminate violent crime. The Government must first eliminate the Poverty

The Government can eliminate both the "Bureaus for Begging" and the Poverty that promotes Government moral intrusion into your life . It can use a successful Independent Agency that was created during the Great Depression called the Social Security Administration. It just needs to distribute Basic income for every adult citizen just as it does Retirement income now. Then when one reaches retirement age he can have the retirement income he earned by working added to his basic Social Security check.

Another change needed to prevent taxpayers from subsidizing the Financial Institutions is for Government to immediately stop borrowing money from Bankers and Wall Street clients and start borrowing from the Federal Reserve at 0% interest. 

The Constitution gives the Congress that power. It can borrow, tax or create money and decide how it is going to do it. The Constitution does not force us to give Banks the power to create money and then charge us interest to use it. Only Congress causes that in return for the Money Wall Street gives them to get elected. Lincoln got Congress to let the Government create Greenback to finance the Military to fight the Civil War. It needs to let the Federal Reserve create money for use to eliminate Poverty and do Nation Infrastructure building.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Path to Progress

History and Progress 

1. This Nation started with only White property owners voting but finally allowed all free men to vote by passing progressive  laws.
2. This Nation spent 100 years in protest, advocating the right of women to vote, and we finally got there by passing progressive laws.
3. After a Civil War, this Nation kept Blacks from their civil Rights as free men by using Segregation in lieu of Bonded Slavery, but we ended it by passing Civil Rights laws
4 We ended prohibition of mixed race marriage and establishment personal life choices in this Nation by using the Law of the Land.
5. We have 8 hour days, no child labor. social safety net programs , Social Security, expanded health care and marriage equality  and a wide variety of human life protections in this Nation, all because we kept pushing the Political Parties by public protest and persistent voting directed at Human progress by force of Law..

The Parties may be controlled in large part by the same self-interest groups that have always controlled power, but they cannot completely control if we keep pushing ahead. We must must have purpose and persistence. Change is possible by law if we stand up and speak out and take it to the voting booth. If we sit down, shut up and accept defeat, we have done the very thing that makes us slaves to the Oligarch of the Privilege.

  copyright © William Hodge 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Dividend from Common Shares in the National Resources.


The resources of the Nation is the Common property of every citizen.  The granting of the privilege of private use for profit or pleasure carries a requirement of the payment for that privilege call taxes. That money is to provide for the general well being of the Nation & Citizens

That Commonshare provides the financial capacity to bring every citizen totally out of Poverty [adequate food, shelter, medical care, and productive skills] with a Basic Income Guarantee without changing the current economic system of competition in a free market for greater individual monetary rewards. 

It is idiocy to think we must sacrifice competition that rewards the few in order to insure life and Liberty and security for the many. We can and must do both if we wish to preserve both Community and a free market Democracy. A Human Society that sacrifices the lives of the poor in order to increase the wealth of upper class must inevitably dissolve into a Oligarchical Dictatorship that imposes  wage-slavery on the masses.

  copyright © William Hodge 2014 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The First Prime is Life

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"

The Right to Life implies the right to food, shelter, health care, and skill training. Only by removing the fear of hunger or homelessness or illness will there be reasonable protection of the right to life.  Only by protecting Life can we guarantee the Liberty that permits the pursuit of personal achievement. That is the reason we created the US Government. Let Government lift every person out of Poverty. Then every person will have the equal opportunity to achieve the rewards that come from successes.

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