The first step in 'taking back the government' is stop thinking of it as an entity. It's a management system. It operates to accomplish that which the citizenry wants done as the collective self. View of the government as a separate entity and distrust of that unknown entity serve the purpose of those who have a whole lot of money at stake in regulation legislation, of any kind.

If one views it as a management system, it's a great deal easier to accept the government is the way we need to collectively invest some money in us. Please, Mr. President and Congress, we would like to be making enough money to owe taxes. It makes a lot more damn sense to give people jobs building something useful to us all for decades than pay unemployment for two years and TANF for five. Then what?

I don't want a New Deal. This is the 21st century. However, one of our big problems is the infrastructure built 40 to 80 years ago is outdated, inadequate and deteriorating. What we need to replace it is decentralized, non-monumental construction. To me, training thousands of 'local people' to build and maintain modern energy production sources is a good investment.

Local production of everything, including energy, must increase. The cost of transportation is not going to go down. The "three thousand mile salad" is going to become more expensive.

This new century requires new solutions, but the government is still the management system we designed to accomplish what we collectively decide we want done. "We need jobs" has been very clearly stated. Pay off the damn debt when people have incomes so they can pay taxes.

Put the distrust where it belongs, on the people in the politics. Pull aside the curtain on the Wizard of Oz and look at the machinery.
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Published on December 04, 2012 12:42 • 241 views • Tags: infrastructure, job-vreation, recession, renewable-energy, the-new-deal, unemployment

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