ECONOMIC STEROID: DO WE NEED A STIMULUS AT THE MOMENT?

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“We need a push from the presidency.”


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Presidents throughout history have always looked to means of promoting a good economy. And one of those ways have been through an economic stimulus to the economy. People who tax payers receiving a check in the mail as a means to put it right back into businesses. George W. Bush did this which pumped a lot of money back into the economy. So now, should this be something that President Trump consider as one of his agendas as president?

where does it go?

When the stimulus is spent by tax payers, you would think the money goes into paying bills and personal needs. But the stimulus goes towards clothing, entertainment, and restaurants. Isn’t that something, the country receives money from the government, and this is where it goes. Now don’t get me wrong, a lot of people utilize the funds for payments of bills. But so many use the funds for indulging on themselves. Yet, when people say they need money or what they would do if they had money, it’s a far cry from when they actually get that check in hand.

can we afford it?

So, now the question remains, “Is America able to afford the stimulus?” Because it’s easy to say to stimulate the economy, but will the federal government sign off on the stimulus? There is a lot this administration is trying to accomplish that is already going to be a financial strain. So the idea of a stimulus is far fetched right now. That is unless, one of the plans Trump has takes a back seat momentarily.


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GOOD DEEDS: WHAT ARE THE POSITIVES OF TRUMP’S WIN ON THE ECONOMY

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“Is America better now?”


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Since the election of President Donald J. Trump, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the commander and chief. Numerous protest, investigations, cabinets members removal, and outside allegations. But is there anything in the country going good on the economic side? Is there some truth to the motto, “Make America Great Again?” A lot think not, but there are those that think so. Well, let’s observe that for a minute.

positives

Do we have any positives for the economy under this administration? Let’s observe that for just a moment. For starters the economy is at a higher growth rate in the first few months of 2018 than it’s normal average. And the economy growth has been at its highest since the economic recession almost ten years ago. And then to add to it, the tax cuts of over one trillion dollars. So maybe there is something to this administration performing well.

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When you say what has Trump done that was of good nature, people get emotional. And the perception of a person is nearly impossible to shift once people have their minds made up. Only me, I have my political agenda, but I also have perspective. And that is why people will find it hard to believe any good can come of this administration. We can’t see the economics because socially and politically we disagree so much. So much so, that even if we were to enter a new Gilded Age, he would still be disliked.


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SELF-SUSTAINING HARVEST: WILL THE GOVERNMENT EVER ALLOW US TO DO SO

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“It’s not that we can’t, we’re not allowed.”


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Throughout history, farming has been a major aspect of America life. But since we get so many of our crops from outside the country, we are not producing crop here anymore. Why don’t we produce more crop here and become exporters. Or better yet, why are we not self-sustaining? A major reason why is because the United States government has such a strong hold on crop.

The United States government is notorious for telling and even enforcing people not to grow crop. But why are we not allowed to grow and sustain ourselves? There are literally people with their own land starving because they can’t grow what they want on their own land.

what is self-sustaining

When I say self-sustaining, it could mean not only growing your own crop, but also selling the crop you grow. And here is where you will run into problems. When you are trying to build a form of commerce in the space. Because you have a host of sanitary issues that the government will interject themselves within. So what are you to do? What could we really do?

ambiguous sustaining

Now, we already have self-sustaining, and it is called freelance workers. People who are freelance work on their own without a boss/supervisor watching over their work. But when it comes to crop, being freelance is a lot different. Which is odd because anyone can open a restaurant, but it’s hard to sell your crop to anyone. Nonetheless, we have plenty of self-sustaining people.

So in the government’s eyes, self-sustaining already exist. Yet self-sustaining can easily be misconstrued with self-sufficient. Self-sufficient is taking care of “ones” self without outside help and self-sustaining is more of a “systematic” form of sustaining. But as much as we would like the government to allow us sustainability, they will always step in front of our progress.


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DMV HORROR STORY: WHY I HATE CONDUCTING BUSINESS AS A MOTORIST

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“Serving number what, SMH!”


Yesterday, I went to the DMV to get a new identification card because my license has expired. And for those of you living under a rock, the DMV is the Department of Motor Vehicles. And if you’ve ever been there you know it can be a headache. From the moment you enter the building and see the people all packed in, you know it’s going to be a long day. For me at least, I walked into the DMV with confidence. Had my social security card, old ID, and debit card ready to pay for my new ID. But I was stopped and told to go home and get my birth certificate. That made me lose about a half hour. Then I was told again to go home because apparently the window I went to after the first person said I didn’t have enough points on their slide chart to proceed forward. So I went home, yet again.

And from the point of getting everything straight to getting my temporary ID, it took 6 hours. Yep, you didn’t hear wrong, 6 hours. I was so frustrated I was late for work later in the day. So my question is, what is it about the DMV that makes them so unproductive? Is it all them, or do they deal with so many unprofessional people they throw their hands up and say screw it. Because any government agency you have to depend on is always this way. And as for me, I look at this from two perspectives. There is the perspective that the people the DMV have to deal with all day are ignorant. And the customers are also dealing with people who completely hate their jobs. And if you’re dealing with difficult people they should have their own special area so people who know what they’re doing can be in and out. And for those employees that hate their jobs, get rid of them because they make the process that much more irritating.

Now, when dealing with people who come and have no clue what to do, it’s frustrating because I come to the DMV once every blue moon. A s a matter of fact, it’s been 8 years since the last time I came to the DMV. But soon as you walk in there are people who act like they’ve never heard of a queuing system. If not for the people telling you to go left of right, there would be no order. And when the people get to the window to speak to someone, they are standing there all day conversing. I witnessed yesterday a man stand at the window for at least 15 – 20 minutes. I myself only took about 3 – 5 minutes. People carry themselves like they have not a care in the world. Like no one else has a life to tend to themselves. And don’t get me started now on the people who work at the DMV. One person gives you one set of information. Then when you speak to a clerk, they tell you something different. Next thing you know, you’ll be here all day long waiting.

And in the end, nothing that requires the governments help actually works. Only are they productive when it’s time to pay them some money. Then the lines are far shorter, and the time is much quicker. Across the hall from the DMV’s customer services was the traffic violation office. And that office was so quiet and calm. You know why; people were forced to pay the city. Oh trust and believe, they’re very friendly in aiding you in a payment. And luckily for me, I am 30 years old and I won’t need to go back until I am 38 years old; thank God.


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WORTHLESS WELFARE: WHY IT DOES MORE HARM THAN HELP TO A COMMUNITY

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“You might make it, but despite and in spite of.”


Growing up in the inner city, I had a lot of people around me who were on welfare. From my mother at one point in time, to the neighbor up the street, friends, family, and everyone else in between. But there is an even bigger issue with the welfare system that is not discussed enough. And no, I am not referring to the tax payers money being drained. I am referring to the systematic failure it has had on the community it serves. People who are raised on welfare state that they have made it despite growing up on welfare. No one thanks welfare for making them successful. It’s always a way to discredit the program that was actually supposed to help poor families.

Well let’s breakdown welfare as a policy in America. When a woman is a single parent and the father is not providing her with assistance, she is now left without help. So she must go to the government and apply for aid in helping her care for her child/children. Yet when looking at the policy from a rational standpoint, shouldn’t welfare be designed to aid families. The policy should be designed to try keeping the family together. Yet, women are given aid for every child she has without the father present.  Even though there are countless women who depend on welfare, it sets a dangerous precedent in America. A precedent, which has actually hurt a community at large.

And that target community is the African American community. You look in the past from the 1960’s into the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s. The number of two parent families have drastically declined, and with that decline, welfare cases have risen, but something else has also risen. The disproportionate number of violent crimes in these predominantly Black areas as well. Because now, without that father present, this mother is taking on the burden of raising children alone. So she is not able to monitor everything alone. Her children, more so her son/s, run the street, getting into trouble. They are caught, placed in juvenile facilities, which are just temporary holding cells until they are sent to state or federal prisons. And that is the domino effect of welfare.

Whenever a policy is designed in giving someone a monetary reward for every child they have without the other person present, it can go downhill. Because now, there is a systematic out that can be used in the form of housing, food, and medical aid, payable by tax payers. The incentive to be self sufficient slowly dissipates, and you begin to raise generations of children who think that someone is supposed to provide them with something. That entitlement creeps into adulthood, and the only hurt is to the child. Almost like how everyone gets a trophy, even if they lost the competition. Now those children become adults who feel their 50% should be someone else’s 100%. And the system of people who pushed it are the first group of people to say go screw yourself when you are down and out.

See, in the end, the policy sounds great. But when you look at the trends over time, it degrades a community. The benevolence is nothing more than poison to the minds of young people growing up on it. Who think that a systems cares about them, when in reality it will stop. And that’s the scary part; it will stop. Eventually it will stop and not slowly, but immediate. So you’re talking communities would now be living in the worst poverty imaginable because what should have been gotten rid of in the past is their demise today.


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THE KINGDOM IS FALLING: HOW AMERICA COULD BECOME NAZI GERMANY

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“If politicians don’t stand by their word, someone else will.”


We promise to build schools, create jobs, fix the healthcare problems, stop crime, and keep our borders safe. These are the same old words spoken from the mouths of politicians every election cycle. They stand in front of the podium, make promises that will never be delivered. They collect our tax dollars, then tell us to give back to our communities. Then they get elected and you never see them again. This has become all too common, but no matter how much they lie, we continue to follow them. We run out and cast our vote, then wait for things to happen. But nothing of the like transpires. They sit in their comfortable positions and retain the job until the next person comes along.

Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but this madness has to make you stop and think to yourself, “Why vote?” But is there something that could eventually take hold from all of these promises that are never delivered. What about the leadership of a person who is far more sinister than anyRelated image other leader we’ve had past of present. Everyone is going crazy over the presidential election of Donald J. Trump, but is he the real problem. In my opinion, he’s not the real threat. The real threat is the guy who may pop up next. People are getting more and more desperate. Could we see another dictator, this time rising into power in America?

Now it sounds crazy, but when people are desperate they make some pretty crass decisions. Trump was that guy people voted for out desperation. You might ask yourself, why would a country vote a man with no political experience into the White House? Because America for the longest was a leader in manufacturing. We produced automobiles that were the backbone of a nation, as well as coal and other mined minerals. But in this modern era, there is no room for this old school method of growing a nation. We are more in an automated global economy. But what happens to all those people who depended on these industrialized jobs?

I’ll tell you what happens to these people, they lose out. They don’t know how to work a computer, or build anything that is of use in this new time period. So what now, entire regions of the country, mainly the Midwest, depended on these jobs. So here is where Trump steps into the equation. He

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says bring back manufacturing jobs from China, and everyone cheers. Yet they don’t understand the global economy. And if they did, they would know that this is impossible. So what happens if he can’t bring those jobs back to the country? And now you have even more desperation from people.

You would think people would rush to learn and understand the new methods. But they are so set in their ways, it’s hard to learn anything new. So what do they do, sit and wait. Hoping something will change, but it won’t. If the wrong person is able to speak, almost in a Hitler esque manner to the people, he could rise into power. Because people are starting to get that desperate, that even a fascist dictator could be leader as long as he stood by his word. And you never want people electing this type of person, just because he’s honest in speech, yet hateful in intentions.

And unlike the continent of Europe, where America and other allied forces intervened. Who would intervene into our crisis? It sounds crazy, but we also never thought Trump would be the leader of the country either. So watching him grace the stage proves people’s desperation. He in my opinionImage result for american divide is not a fascist by any stretch of the imagination. But the idea people would elect him out of desperation leads me to believe we are heading in that direction. And in the end, that’s my discomfort. We like to say oh well, people have to adjust to the new changes in America. But if they can’t and stand behind someone not in the nation’s best interest, we may all suffer.


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A PEOPLE IN PERIL: HOW WELFARE HURT BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

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“Do we really need it?”

For the past few decades, the African American community have depended upon the welfare system from the United States government. But this welfare has come at the expense of the taxpayers. Now, don’t get me wrong, population wise, more Whites are on welfare than Black people. But the percentage of our group on welfare is problematic. So the percentages relative to the group is much higher for us. My question is how long will it last? How long will America continue to open its hands to giving and giving. And yet, what is coming of all this giving. How many people actually break away and become successful. Better yet, how many people break out of the grips of the welfare system all-together.

For me, growing up in a single parent household, my mother was temporarily on welfare. The moment she made half decent money she was done. I didn’t understand as a child until I became an adult the problem with the system. To a lot of struggling mothers it’s a way to feed your children. But to me it became a systemic construct that your child could almost never break out of in America. Children born into the a welfare household have higher chances of breaking the law and going to jail. Children born into welfare homes also are more likely to repeat the cycle of their mother. Is it something written in the policy? No, it’s the unwritten implications. The unwritten that has to do with rewards for a father not being present.

To a woman, she’s receiving the money because she need to feed her children. But when you really look at it, it’s a check for a father not being present. So now, we will finance your cost of living, but he can’t be present. Which in reality, just because a man is there, does not mean the family is going to live fine. There are plenty of families where two incomes come into the household and they struggle. So the idea that a man, even though on average make more than women, can justify a family not needing help is ridiculous. Welfare should be based around the family, not having more and more children with a financial payment for every kid you have. Now look what it breeds in the long run.

It breeds a few problems in society. Number one, it creates a lack of accountability on behalf of the man and woman. He says why should I contribute, the government will take care of her. And she goes, I don’t need him, the system will give me a check. And the children grow to see there is this quick route. A route that will eventually run out because in the long term the system cannot sustain welfare. Another problem from welfare is that people depend on the benevolence of an ever changing system. Meaning, Black people have spent more time in America without government assistance than with it. Why are we now operating as if a government cares when it has not used capital to build infrastructure so you won’t need their assistance?

Now, you might say, hey we need it. But do we really? The original Africans were brought to America as indentured servants in the 1610’s. Soon after came the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. Large scale buying and selling of Black people like commodities, coming from Africa to the Americas. Tribes of people who didn’t speak the language of the person to the left or to the right of them. But we made the journey and survived the next few hundred years. We survived another nearly 100 years of Jim Crow South. Back to back to back drug epidemics, poor education with a lack of educational opportunities and rejection from institutions across the country, police brutality, poor access to healthcare facilities, lack of employment opportunities, and discrimination in housing. So to think that welfare, if stopped will be the death of us, is preposterous. We survived all of that, we can beat this as well.

In the end, the problem is the system, not the people. The system says we are helping, but there will come a time it will stop. And it won’t be gradual, but swift and immediate. Then generations will be left destitute from depending on a systematic policy that had no intentions on helping in the first place. We have to be willing to turn away now. Go through the initial bad days, but it will work itself out in the long run. Because sooner or later, the gravy train of checks for your tots will run its course. And if no progress has been made from a community to prepare ourselves, we’ll be worse off than prior generations of overt racial segregation and societal ostracism.