Mansions? Greedy Capitalists? Hello? OK ... I'm awake!
Obama has been saying that the nation should be on the health insurance that is used by the govt, by Congress.
This would save business about $1,000/year depending on how many employees they have.
Outsourcing is GREAT for business profits but they neglect to figure in the fact that if fewer people are employed this means fewer people can afford to purchase goods and services. Business declines nationally ... less biz = less profits = shoulda kept the jobs here.
The govt is still covering my health care through MediCare ... but they are threatening to cut it severely. California is now begging the Federal govt to give it a bailout but the govt claims they have no more money available, and yet it would only take a "quick print" of $26 billion for California to go back to normal and keep my medical coverage in tact. The govt pays about $20,000 year for my coverage. I could pay that myself IF I could get a job. But it seems that the Mexicans get hired first if they are willing to work for minimum wage or less ... next it's the kids who will work for school wages ... then the rest of the 18-30 work force who will work for minimum wage ... and right now that's about all the jobs they have. No jobs for older people who require higher wages. Business no longer wants to deliver a quality product. So they hire newbies who need to be trained and the whole nation suffers b/c our businesses cannot afford to hire descent labor. What they forget is that with my experience I could do the work of two people, or more, thus saving them quite a bit of money but they don't look at that anymore.
You want to know the solution? GE needs to make more wind generators in THIS country. Companies like Exxon who are fat with cash need to buy one or two of GM's closed plants and turn the lights back on and change the molds to produce the new bodies for the new electric vehicles. Do you know that Aptera makes a car that gets 300 mpg? And an electric model that uses no gas at all?They're only $25,000 and up. Cheap! But think of it ... you could go from California to New York (4,000 miles?) and back (8,000 miles total) for $80. How much do YOU spend on gas to go to work? What if you got TEN TIMES better gas mileage? YOU would spend less ... the manufacturers would save on shipping ... UPS could lower their prices if gas were cheaper for them ... EVERYONE would pay less if we could get fuel prices DOWN!
So, Exxon could supplement their income by producing electric and fuel efficient vehicles. Why hasn't anyone mentioned a nuclear car? I would think by now they would have a little pellet they could put in an engine and have it run for 5 years or more. Is there such a thing as recycling the nuclear waste? Can it be reused in commercial vehicles?
GE could also go in partners with Exxon to make solar cells for ALL the homes in America. Since the govt likes giving money away they could cover the roof tops of America with solar panels that are made by the energy companies and charge people the SAME monthly power fees but instead of losing that forever, the families would be paying off their solar panels. Make them payable over 20 years. Monthly power bills should remain about the same and after 20 years, when they are paid off, the panels will still have 5-10 years of life left and then there would be another business boom when people replace the old units.
GE would cover all the areas with wind, but few residents. Who wants to live on a windy mtn? Why not put windmills everywhere there is wind. Put solar panels everywhere else. Sell off the excess power to Canada and Mexico.
AND THEN, the govt needs to legalize marijuana and produce as much hemp as possible. The BEST oil for cars is HEMP OIL! Do you know your car will run with NO major maintenance for 500,000 miles if you used Hemp Oil instead of petro oil. If they can make oil out of it, couldn't they make fuel out of it. Instead of using corn for fuel, FEED corn to the people and grow WEEDS to produce fuel. This country could be covered in weed plants, like back in 1920, and the govt could make rope and fuel and oil products for the country by hiring some defunct company to come back to life and produce this stuff that is so vital to the country and at the same time they could employ more people. Win Win Situation!
If businesses had solar cells on their rooftops and could save $3-5,000 per month on utility costs wouldn't this offset a LOT of their costs? Next to labor I would venture to say that utility costs come in a close second to rent/lease fees. IF business wanted to have the solar cells installed immediately by the govt and then pay a monthly fee to repay the govt it would still save them a lot. OR they could use the tax credits to buy solar and install it themselves.
Nuclear fuel cells are now available that will power entire neighborhoods. You put the