I originally tried to post this on mlive, because they were asking citizens for ideas to try and help our State’s economy. It didn’t post correctly there, so I figured I would post it here to get it off my chest, lol! Here it is:
One thing that might help, would be to set up specific areas in stores, to showcase Michigan made/grown products. Then at least those of us who want to support local businesses, would know for sure, which items would help Michigan’s economy, without trying to guess at it.
It might (I said, MIGHT) also restore our faith in Government, if our Officials would live off of what the average citizen is making annually,($20-30,000) WITHOUT having access to their current finances for ONE YEAR. Maybe, then, they will realize what it is REALLY like to live as a Michigander. When they find that they are unable to afford health insurance, car insurance, gas, food, rent/mortgage, utilities, well then, they will know what WE feel like every month.
If they DO manage to make it work, GREAT, then they won’t NEED those huge salaries, and the money that the Gov’t saves in salaries, can go for other things that the people of this state need, ie; more teachers, police officers, firefighters, and child care/community health centers for the poor.
Another idea to save money would be to cut off mothers who recieve public assistance, if they continue to have children AFTER they know that they cannot care for them financially on their own. If you are on assistance, that’s understandable, because everyone needs a helping hand ONCE IN A WHILE, but to have MORE babies when YOU can’t take care of the ones you HAVE, is RIDICULOUS, and IRRESPONSIBLE.
It kills me that DHS will pay for more and more children if you keep having them, but it won’t pay for the termination of a pregnancy. I don’t advocate abortions at all, but why would the Gov’t pay THOUSANDS for a child who is likely going to be on the welfare rolls for at least 18 years, but not pay a few HUNDRED for a termination when it might help ease the rolls. To keep from paying for countless abortions, (and they shouldn’t) then limit them to one, and if the woman gets pregnant again, then she will be cut off, PERIOD!
They could also cut down on Inaugurations. (ALL OF THEM!) Ok, you have been voted into Office, so invite your family, close friends, have some soup and salad, and show a highlight of it on the 6:00 news. It is not necessary to have, roads closed, a security force, limos, dinner, dancing, music, flowers, entertainers, speeches, etc… If our economy could afford it, sure, but it CAN’T, and a party like that, is DEFINITELY NOT a NECCESSITY.
Wake up Michigan.
Ok, I guess I’m done,