The easiest way is to simply ask the banksters for our $16 tillion back. But since the banksters rule the world, I guess we won't get that!
Means test benefits. If you made twice the median salary (approximately $33,000) in your last 5 years of employment, you get reduced benefits.
Eliminate the income limits. Why should you stop paying in just because you made more than $106,800? There are no income limits on medicare.
Do not raise the retirement age. This will only exacerbate the unemployment problem as fewer job openings will occur.
Legalize and tax marijuana. That may be $40 billion to $100 billion in new revenue!
Legalize and tax sports betting. Although only 35 states currently allow "gaming", that number is sure to grow. Adding $50 million to a state budget will help to eliminate the need for federal dollars.
A natural gas based economy. Get fleet vehicles and 18 wheelers running CNG. Get Detroit making those vehicles. And export LNG to other countries (USA nat gas is $3.76 but it can be liquified and sold at $16).
So the next time any politician says "you can't make consumers buy something" give them my examples and ask them to stand up to tyranny!
I know it sounds crazy, but negative yields on governemnt bonds is occurring or has occurred over the last few months!
Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Finland, Belgium and France had already seen their two-year borrowing costs drop below zero.
A negative yield implies a cost to an investor. Earning a negative yield means the price paid for a bond is above par (100). That is an upfront payment to the debtor!
While Al Gore, Bono, and the United Nations want to place a carbon tax on us, they remain silent about these alternatives:
We can even get the governemt employees who administer food stamp programs to use extreme couponing as well.
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Khan Academy is good on math. www.KhanAcademy.org.
Another super bargain is the Robinson Curriculum. It was created by Dr. Arthur Robinson, the libertarian chemist. He homeschooled six children. This curriculum is based on primary source readings. It costs $200, once per family. Order it here.
The deadline is March 31st. But you don't have to go into the system!
General Insurance Coverage:
Join a health care sharing ministry. These are voluntary, charitable membership organizations that agree to share medical bills among the membership. Samaritan Ministries, Christian Healthcare Ministries, and Christian Care Ministry. They operate entirely outside of Obamacare’s regulations, and typically offer benefits for about half the cost of similar health insurance. Members are also exempt from having to pay the tax for being uninsured.
Critical Illness Coverage:
Acts like an insurance policy if you have kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, etc. I'd get the highest benefit amount possible.http://www.ehealthinsurance.com/critical-illness-insurance
You should max out your medical and uninsured/underinsured driver coverage amounts
under your auto insurance policy, which can pay medical bills if you are hurt in a car accident.
For additional suggestions, go to http://thefederalist.com/2013/12/04/opt-obamacare/
Markets should set wages. When govenment sets the wage rate too high we have too many workers looking for non-existent jobs.
But can't we all agree that "tipped" workers are getting shafted?
Since 1966, a sub-section of the minimum wage has existed for people who work for gratuities, known as the "tipped minimum wage," which Congress last bumped to $2.13 per hour in 1991. About half of all states allow restaurants to pay servers $2.13, provided they make up the difference if the server doesn't reach the standard minimum wage after tips.
Essentially these workers are being subsidized by diners. When workers can't make ends meet, taxpayers subsidize their food stamps.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton pressured Congress to raise the minimum wage for the first time in years. He ultimately got House Republicans on board with the wage hike, but not without a significant caveat. The restaurant industry, led by the National Restaurant Association -- and its board chairman Herman Cain, who would later become the group's president -- successfully pressured lawmakers to have the minimum wage for tipped employees separated from the increase and kept at $2.13.