The Jobs Mandate
Consider the following.
What if I told you we throw away enough houses every year to give
houses to all the homeless families and veterans that exist in this
country without adding new taxes.
What if I told you we could employ millions of people now collecting
government aid without adding new taxes
What if there was a literal not for profit project that accounts for every
dollar supporting it gets posted in public, on this website, so that
everyone sees exactly where and to whom the money is going?
What if there was a way to create millions more customers for your
What if I told you that within months there will be a door in every state
a person, no matter their current circumstance could walk into and get
a free health screening, free work clothes and tools, free counseling,
free training in all of the building trades, starting pay of $12.00 an
hour with a $1.00 an hour raise every year for 4 years and be given a
What if all that could be accomplished without a single dollar of new
What if there already was a guy with the right experience that is willing
to start this project?
Our employment application form asks just two questions.
What is your name?
What is your Social Security number?
Give me three things we currently throw away and together we will fix not only our
economy but also many of the social ills that plague us. Starting today.
Three things that I want put on the public table are,
a. People, the unemployed. Give me a list of people in each State on public
I'll offer them jobs.
B. The houses we demolish every year. Each jurisdiction sends to this website
some pictures and locations of all houses they want gone and we'll come get
C. The money we waste, misappropriate and throw away every year.
Consider the cost of the homeless the unemployed the formally incarcerated.
They are now getting tax money for unemployment, food stamps, heating
assistance and who knows what else. It's said by some that after a while they
can't be re-employed because they have been out of work for too long. I'll hire
them. Get them off public assistance and give each homeless person a salary,
training and a job.
Right away the debt starts slowing down and taxes start coming in. I'll hire
people at $12.00 and hour and give them $1.00 raise every year, teach them the
residential construction trades and give most of them a mortgage free house. So
for each $35,000.00 I can talk you guys out of wasting I'll pay a persons salary for
We demolish over 300,000 houses a year, I am asking for all of them.
A little help here Mr. President, please write a letter to all Governors asking their
jurisdictions to stop issuing demolition permits and instead send the info about
the houses to this website.
If the median house is worth $200,000.00 and you multiply that times the
300,000 houses we will potentially can recycle every year then we add
$60,000,000,000 (Billion) to the GDP and house 300,000 veterans, homeless
An average house demolition costs about $7,500.00 and if we multiply that by
the 300,000 houses we demolish that adds up to $2,250,000,000.00. Yes, that's
2 and 1/4 Billion dollars of tax money we use to throw away houses in a country
where we have hundreds of thousands of homeless families. Doesn't make
sense to me. Put that 2 1/4 Billion on the table and I'll employ 100,000 people for
Bonus; I'll put solar panels on every one of those houses and encourage a
hybrid or an electric car in each driveway and make it possible to get loans to
I hear Warren Buffett and the patriotic millionaires want to pay more taxes,
instead, may I suggest they send that money here and take a right off while
creating jobs for others. All money coming to this project will be posted in public
every day along with who and what that money is being spent on.
I hear there is a waste book now out of Congress. Use that money to create
I hear we still subsidize oil and coal companies. Take that money and use it to
create these jobs.
We Americans are clever bastards so why not help us work our way out of this
Jobs will start immediately, be environmentally helpful, be revenue neutral,
reduces the national debt, gets people off public assistance, houses the
homeless, and non discriminatory.
Want to talk? Call or email me.
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