Ideas to solve unemployment

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    Here is my suggestion to help the unemployment and homeless problem.

    Give an incentive for people to help people.

    If a person or company hires or otherwise helps find employment for an unemployed or homeless person they will receive that persons federal income tax for the next five years for which that person is employed, rather then the IRS. Also any State can forgo their income tax.

    If person helps an unemployed or homeless person start a business the same applies.

    If an unemployed person starts his own business and hires unemployed or homeless people he gets the same benefit.
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    The government gains by not having to pay unemployment insurance and they will indirectly increase tax revenue from the purchasing power of the newly employed.

    This will stop the unemployment insurance bleeding and increase the size of GDP.

    The program should continue until unemployment numbers are at reasonable levels.

    If someone quits their job, they are not eligible.

    What is your idea?:eusa_think:
     
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    What's my idea?

    End these goofy FREE TRADE policies and start from the [presumption that the purpose of having government is to help the PEOPLE of a nation, not international corporations.

    Do that and many of our other problems will cease to be a problem in the longer run.

    Fail to do that and nothing we do will really work in the long run.
     
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    make hourly wages expensible $2, maybe $3/hr.
     
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    What does expensible mean? Are you going to work for $2 an hour - an apple each for dinner :cuckoo:
     
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    expensible means that an employer could deduct the expensible item from their tax liability. jobs will pay, say, $10 per hour, but after taxes, the wage component will flush to $7, if $3 was expensible.
     
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    Why would I hire someone and pay for example 500 a week only to receive 25% of it back as an incentive?

    Seems to me I would have spent 75% more than i should have.
     
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    i dont think the kostovski plan is all that brilliant, but 25% of labor costs is a big deal to me. i would imagine such would be the same for many other employers.

    i propose hitting the whole labor pool with similar subsidy, not just the unemployed. obviously endowing only the unemployed would create problems with incumbent employees.
     
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    Stop buying the cheapest item you can find.
    Nothing will solve unemployment in America faster or better than a consumer base that is informed where and how the products they buy are made.
     
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    This is a great idea. Which is why it will never be realized!
     
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    many american-made products dont have a cost-benefit to wield over chinese-made products. that is a fact that people need to deal with in considering actual solutions. lots of americans like myself have a thing for american cars and trucks, but new ones are less and less american-made. less and less dewalts are american. a wish and a prayer that folks would be patriotic at the store is a non-solution. there are real reasons consumers and manufacturers make the decisions they do and without addressing them there's not going to be any real change.
     

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