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John Gault
Posted over 2 years ago
What can governments do to end poverty in their countries? Is a solution possible under capitalism?
What can governments do to erase poverty? Who are the people (generally speaking) who live below the poverty level in the US? 1. Unwed Mothers 2. Divorced families 3. Convicted Criminals 4. Those born into poverty 5. Those with no savings to fall back on when unforseen circumstances hit 6. Those who do not have a collegiate education. What can government do to RAISE them above the poverty line. Give them financial incentives to meet the minumum levels of financial independence as set by the government''s poverty levels. 1. Financial incentive to NOT have children out of wedlock 2. Financial incentive NOT to divorce 3. Financial incentive to NOT repeat criminal activity 4. Financial incentive to leave living below poverty level 5. Financial incentive to save 6. Financial incentive to go to college By financial incentive I mean USD directly given to the individual. Instead of giving those money who fail to meet minimum poverty level living requirements (As governments do that all over the world and it does not eradicate poverty, it simply allows those in poverty to continue to exist at current levels), lets give them monetary compensation for achieving the minimum levels.. There are very very very few examples in world history of communities living without poverty due to government action. Plutarch and Herodotus gave us Lycurgus and the 500 some year rule of his laws in ancient Sparta as an example. Yet many historians argue whether Lycurgus was even a real historical figure. Tribal, aboriginal, nomadic communities might be said to not have poverty, but of course they are not based on a "traditional" model like we are assuming. So, to the question, Is it possible for Government to eradicate poverty, and if so, how? My idea is to simply give those who fall below current poverty levels financial incentive to escape.
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John Gault
Posted over 2 years ago
What can governments do to end poverty in their countries? Is a solution possible under capitalism?
Getting something for doing absolutely nothing is what we have right now. That is not my proposal. If you were able to save 50K in one year, that would demonstrate the following: 1. You are Working --- making money.....You can't save what you don't earn. 2. You are Saving. --Putting somehting away for a rainy day, or an investment idea, or retirement. Similar to a 401K where the employer matches a percentage of what you put into the 401K, except you are completely in charge of the account.... For example, let's say someone makes 35K per year. Assume they can budget and put 10% of that into a savings account. That is 3.5K. The government matches that and now that individual (or couple) has 7K in Savings. Nice reward for working, planning and putting something aside. Many people do something similar with their withholding so they receive a check at the end of the year from Uncle Sam.....But that does not equate into an incentive to save.
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John Gault
Posted over 2 years ago
What can governments do to end poverty in their countries? Is a solution possible under capitalism?
What can government do to end poverty? Here are specific remedies. No theory, philosophy or political language. Just straight forward ideas. GIVE MONEY DIRECTLY TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA : 1. Give every woman who does not have a child at the age of 21 a $15,000.00 dollar check. 2. Give every woman who does not have a child at the age of 25 a $25,000.00 dollar check. 3. Give every man & woman who graduates from college a $25,000.00 check. 4. Give every married couple a $10,000.00 check every year they remain married after 5 years. 5. Match with a 50% contribution in CASH the amount of savings a person or couple saves each year up to $50,000.00. Ex. I save 50K, the government matches it with a 50K contribution. 6. Give every person or couple a 10k bonus every year they make more money than the minumum poverty level. Those who make more than 100K do not qualify. Ex. The poverty level for a single male is 25K. If I make 25K or more (up to 100K), the government gives me a bonus of 10k. 7. Give every person or couple a 10K bonus for qualifying to purchase their first home. ---qualifications are: 30% down, no subsidies. 8. Give a 50K bonus to everyone who earns more money than the appropriate poverty level WHO WAS MAKING BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL THE YEAR BEFORE. 9. Give a 5k bonus each year to each convict who is not convicted of a crime after being released from prison (Not Jail) the FIRST TIME. IMPLEMENT THE FOLLOWING 1. Do not lend money for College. 2. Do not subsidize housing. 3. Eradicate SS 4. ANY product that is not made in the US that is imported, except raw materials, apply a 100% import tax, or higher of necessary, thus encouraging companies like wal mart, nike, etc..... to stay in America to produce their goods. 5. Bring ALL military in foreign countries back to the US. 6. STOP ALL IMMIGRATION TO THE COUNTRY UNTIL POVERTY LEVELS ARE ERADICATED. THAT MEANS ALL. 7. PHASE OUT ALL WELFARE PROGRAMS O