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Get Solutions, Fix Problems, Make People Mad. Bill of No Rights.
Tough Love. That'll do it.
First: Address the education system. Instead of having children Compete in the classroom, have them Work Together. Working Together is how the real world works and how things get done. In the classroom it is called Cheating. Once children grow up learning by Working Together, the I Win You Lose attitude will disappear. School might actually be enjoyable for many students and being labelled a Dummy just might disappear too. And those with so-called ADD (which does NOT exist and is a buzz word used to describe bored children) might actually become interested again. Their Attention might actually stick.
Second: Address The Job Snob Attitude. Everyone wants to go from school to middle-management, from the unemployment line to middle-management. And when they don't land their $100k a year job in middle-management, even though they have not EARNED it, they stay on the welfare. To climb the ladder of success you have to start at the bottom. You might get a leg up, or a helping hand reach down from above, but you still gotta start at the bottom.
No job? Get one. Any kind. Doing any thing. Do NOT be picky.
And if you still have trouble... no welfare at all. Force them to sink or swim. Watch how quickly they lose their Job Snob attitude and begin swimming.
Third: Address The Lack of Responsibility. If you get drunk and hurt yourself, it is your responsibility. Not the alcohol manufacturers, or the barman's, or the bar, or the manufacturer of the ball you tripped over, or the guy driving by who didn't expect someone to leap out of the tree infront of him, or... you get the idea. LOSE the Victim Mentality.
This can be done by not allowing law suits to idiotic claims. How do we know if a claim is idiotic? Common Sense. If I buy a hot cup of coffee and spill it on myself, it is not the coffee seller's fault for not making me aware I may burn myself. Common Sense easily sees who is at fault.
Alternately, limit the payout to a real low fee. The money-grubbing lawyers won't be interested then. And the stupid law suits will end.
By the way... being smacked on the bottom 20 years ago is no excuse for anything.
See, common sense. Easy.
Fourth: Remove Single Mother, Unmarried Mother Welfare. Remove it if the woman in question had the child unsupported from the get go. In other words, if the child was had in wedlock and the husband dies or leaves, those are conditions under which the welfare is fair because the supporting income was lost. If the woman is unwed and has a child, she gets no welfare.
This puts the Responsibility back on the shoulders of those having the children.
And if, while knowing full well, that no welfare would be paid to unwed (never wed) single moms, the woman still got pregnant, it shows a great lack of responsibility. And obviously, this woman is not responsible enough to raise a child. So the child should be put up for adoption so those who are capable and more-responsible can raise the child.
This will quickly end the endless cycle of welfare sponges who teach their offspring how to sponge off of the system.
Fifth: Simplify The Tax System. One rate, a flat rate. Right across the board. Regardless of how much you earn.
Earn more and you will automatically pay more.
Suggested flat rate... 10% (income tax)
Suggested flat rate... 10% (sales tax)
E.g. Earn $100k, pay $10k tax, keep $90k
E.g. Buy $2000 computer, pay $200 tax, total $2,200.
Basic food items - non-processed foods - are sales tax free. That includes, fruit and veg and meat. And throw in bread (flour) and pasta and rice and milk and water as well.
With the reduced welfare system, and thus all government bodies supporting it, the amount of tax dollars needed goes down and the above should cover it all quite nicely.
Side Note: If you buy chocolate, have you ever bothered to work out How Much Per Weight Unit you pay? It might surprise you to find, chocolate is more expensive per weight unit than beef!
Sixth Teach Financial Literacy In Schools. Instead of useless math, teach basic financial math - budget, income/expense, balance sheet, super basic accounting, etc.
Teach basic "get out of debt" solutions - in case they will ever need it.
Teach basic and various Real Estate and Stock Market investing principles.
(This might be a hard sell because the banks have a vested interest in keeping people dumb about money matters.)
Seventh: No Religion For 15 Years. Do not teach religion to children until they are 15 years of age. And then, present them with a study course of the major religious beliefs - Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Bhuddism. And offer information about all religions.
Let children make up their own mind when they are better able to judge without prejudice.
Eighth: Teach Esperanto To All Children. By the time children go to school, they can speak their native language. Teaching them Esperanto will enable them to communicate with people from other countries without having to learn the other language.
Ninth: Raise Moral Code. Make Adult Material available only to adults, like alcohol is. And when I say available, I mean accessible.
Larry Flint, you can have you mag, BUT let it be available ONLY by request and the sales clerk gets it from behind and under the counter. And the sales clerk must be old enough to sell it to.
We won't expose our children to this garbage just by walking by the newsstand, that way.
Without a Victim Mentaility, an I Win You Lose approach to everything, Sit Down Money, Job Snobbery, Ingrained Prejudice Religious Beliefs, Declining Morals and Language Barriers, we begin to improve and the rest will follow.
And of course we also have this:
Bill of No Rights
by Lewis Napper
We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional and other liberal, commie, pinko bedwetters.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people were confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim that they require a Bill of No Rights.
ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen color TV or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.
ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone—not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc., but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.
ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.
ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.
ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.
ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and kill you.
ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big-screen color TV or a life of leisure.
ARTICLE VIII: You don’t have the right to demand that our children risk their lives in foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience. We hate oppressive governments and won’t lift a finger to stop you from going to fight if you’d like. However, we do not enjoy parenting the entire world and do not want to spend so much of our time battling each and every little tyrant with a military uniform and funny hat.
ARTICLE IX: You don’t have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have one, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities in education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.
ARTICLE X: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to pursue happiness—which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an overabundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.
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