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8/4/2011

The purpose of this hub is to give American readers my idea to remove the USA debts.

As of 2009 there are 307,006,550 people living in the USA.

What we could do ourselves to get our country out of debt is, start a USA debt account with PayPal and let everyone who would like to, make a donation of $100.00 or whatever they can afford to eliminate our rising debt.

If you don't have a job to pay the hundred bucks we could get American companies to agree to hire you to work off the money.

I don't own a business but I would let anyone work it off in my garden or yard, it is hot here in Alabama.

Remember that some people have more money than others and they could donate more money if they want, and we could eliminate our national debt and stimulate our economy by provoding jobs to people who want them.

I know this sounds like a simple plan,but it would work as long as you keep the government out of it, they tend to mess stuff up.

Anyway that is it, my plan to eliminate our national debt.

Remember this is just a idea, I mean I am ready to try almost anything legal to get America out of debt.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

If you have a better idea I want to hear it as well.

Or any Idea,please feel free to share it.

God-Bless-Us-All


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sam3m 5 years ago from New York

jayme, you seem to assume some things that may not be true. are the bottom feeders the welfare recipients we have? if so, you might be interested in some history.

years ago the same charges were made so there were a number of investigations to determine the extent of fraud in the system.

it turned out that less than 2% of the claims were fraudulent. it also indicated that living on welfare was not a luxurious way of life.

because people are recipients of public assistance does not mean that they've chosen it as a life style.

when did we as a people become so uncharitable and greedy?

many anti-government, anti-tax people change their opinions when a flood, hurricane or tornado take their homes and possessions.

the debt got out of control when pres. bush gave the surplus we had to those people in the upper 2% income bracket, waged 2 wars and provided an unpaid-for drug benefit.

aside from the tax break for people who didn't need it, the other expenditures appear to be either necessary or well-advised.

and we should keep in mind that our taxes now are the lowest they've been since the eisenhower administration.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

@Jayme - If the companies that keep their money in off shore accounts and the top 2% of the highest paid people in the USA had to pay taxes we wouldn't be in the situation we are in.


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Jaymye Allen 5 years ago from Sherman, Texas

While your plan is valid and I agree to some extent, I also agree with the other comments on government involvement being inevitable and untrustworthy. Also, why should we have to pay off the debt of everyone else? This is the basic outcry from those who want taxes to be, not lowered, but eliminated. You can pay in to what you get, but, in fact, should not be allowed to collect what you have not provided. There are entirely too many programs out there set up to take care of those who refuse to take care of themselves. THIS is where our debt has gotten out of control. Cut off all those bottom feeders and the debt would be cut by more than half. Last I checked Socialism was not our cry, but Democracy. The next cut would be our government; they certainly should have to make a few sacrifices along with the rest of us! However, I digress. I couldn't help but add my opinion. Nicely done and voted useful. Thanks for writing.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

That is a real good point Sam, Thanks for posting it


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sam3m 5 years ago from New York

i remain fascinated by conservatives' fear and loathing of government. i realize that not paying taxes is an attractive proposition, but do we not need some funds to do some things in our country?

can we trust the plumbers we send to dc? no. so vote them out. but don't vote in the people who promise to cut spending to solve our problems, as was done in 2008. don't send people who promise jobs, then spend our money and time trying to change existing abortion laws and dismantling social security and medicare.

the stimulus program that is so villified was 50% tax reductions for the middle class. it was made less effective by the gop who forced reductions.

we should keep in mind that the compromise we seek is probably a guarantee that the outcome will not be the right approach.

you're right in suggesting a housecleaning and fumigation for dc. the key will be, as it always is, who we vote in to replace these people. and if they don't do what we want, how can we get immediate results to force them to respond to our concerns?

for example, over 60% in the country think that congress should be addressing jobs, 20+% think that deficit reduction is most important.

so what does congress work on? first abortion, then the deficit.

our problem isn't the money/taxes, it's the people we vote in.

just saw eric cantor stating that people on unemployment want jobs not unemployment benefits. so the gop solution is to not extend those benefits.

brilliant. very christian.


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

I think Obama knows what time it is Wayne, that is why he is off raising money for his re-election instead of working today, Thanks to all for the nice comments


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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

Great addition Wayne, I was thinking the IRS would grab it first but lets just clean house and start on the right foot, I agree. Thanks,

Peter


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

I think those who have commented before me have spotted the fly in the ointment. The idea is good and would be very effective in terms of eliminating the debt or a significant portion of it. Once the money was collected there would have to be some formal transfer of it to government hands and this is the weak link. Like the funds coming into Social Security or Medicare, Congress would quickly generate some bills to direct the money into the general fund and then pay off the debt through the sell of treasury bonds, etc. and the money would get spent...just as it does today. This is the exact reason why some wealthy people are unwilling to voluntarily pay more taxes...the money gets spent rather than applied to the debt. This is the exact reason why downstream management on the rate of spending will not produce anything that amounts to a hill of beans and if it does, it will be spent and not used as it should be to reduce the debt. I think our most effective first step is to clean house in Washington, fumigate, and retool the staffing. We are a country which grew out of a singular desire for freedom and liberty. There really should not be such a wide void between Democrats and Republicans...we might not agree on how to go about something but we shoud all agree that it is worthy to go about in terms of the welfare of the country. Too many outsiders have moved into party lines with ideaologies that are too far flung to fit either party's belief structure. When almost 75% of the polled voters in this country do not approve of the latest debt ceiling solution, we see how out of control Washington really is today. And what do they do...they thumb their nose at us because they are th all powerful. It's ass-kicking time folks. WB


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daskittlez69 5 years ago from midwest

Simple plans are usually the ones that work. The issue though is that politicians would never go for it. They would have less scare tactics to use against us. Here is your up, I loved your plan.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Probably a good idea,but the solution is too simple for politicians to grasp, since they have to make everything complicated. Besides, one side has gotten too fond of holding legislation for ransom and yet politicians condemn terrorists for the Same practice.


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

That's an interesting idea. Once the money is collected how do we pay off the debt without involving the government? They would probably misappropriate it.


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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

It's a start, an idea. On way to do it since the congress doesn't seem to be able to do it or the President. What novel idea, we pay off the debt! Good plan, there must be a million mor like it, Thanks for the incentive, Peter

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