Eliminating Unemployment -- "National Security Work Force"

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Eliminating Unemployment -- "National Security Work Force"

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From: ReadingLiberallyEmailList@johnkarls.com
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Subject: “SIX-DEGREES-OF-SEPARATION” CALL TO ACTION = Eliminating Unemployment With A “National Security Work Force” (ONLY 5 MINUTES NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE)

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009
Time: 0040 EST > 0148 EST


Dear Friends,

(information about our January 13th meeting omitted)

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“SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION” CALL TO ACTION = ELIMINATING UNEMPLOYMENT WITH A “NATIONAL SECURITY WORK FORCE” (ONLY 5 MINUTES NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE)

We take pride in the fact that there are NO MORE THAN SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION between us and 100% of the American electorate.

And that, on important occasions, we can send to all of our friends and acquaintances an already-prepared e-mail (1) for them to send to America's decision maker(s) to influence governmental policy, and (2) for them to send to all of their friends and acquaintances to do the same in an unending chain.

At our meeting this past Wednesday, we decided that this is one of those occasions. That all of us should (1) contact President Barack Obama, and (2) contact all of our friends and acquaintances requesting them to do the same in an unending chain --

to urge President Obama to eliminate unemployment by putting each otherwise-unemployed person to work in a WPA/CCC/TVA/Manhattan Project-style program designed to eliminate political dependence on Middle Eastern oil suppliers, reduce our foreign balance-of-payments deficit, provide clean energy – until s/he is hired away by private industry for higher compensation.

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ANSWERING THE CALL TO ACTION IN 5 MINUTES

Below is an already-prepared e-mail that you can use for this purpose.

All you have to do is -

(1) hit your e-mail forward button and erase from this e-mail which will now be forwarded, everything down through the line of asterisks following the second PS below, and then put the e-mail addresses of all your friends and acquaintances into the address section.

(2) send to President Barack Obama a copy of the already-prepared message following the instructions contained in the e-mail message you are forwarding to all your friends and acquaintances.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

Your friend,

John K.

PS - To un-subscribe, please press "reply" and type "deletion requested."

PPS - In forwarding this e-mail to all of your friends and acquaintances you should, after pressing your e-mail forward button, erase from this e-mail now being forwarded everything through the following line(s) of asterisks (however, this will leave intact the subject of this e-mail).

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Dear Friends,

This past fall, unemployment in the U.S. has topped 10%. Meanwhile, we continue to face political dependence on Middle Eastern oil suppliers, a horrendous foreign balance-of-payments deficit, and reliance on environmentally-disastrous energy sources such as coal-fired electricity plants.

I have received an e-mail from a friend requesting that all Americans contact President Obama to urge him to eliminate unemployment by putting each otherwise-unemployed person to work in a WPA/CCC/TVA/Manhattan Project-style program designed to eliminate political dependence on Middle Eastern oil suppliers, reduce our foreign balance-of-payments deficit, and provide clean energy – until s/he is hired away by private industry for higher compensation.

If you agree with our proposal, please

(1) hit your e-mail forward button and put the e-mail addresses of all your friends and acquaintances into the address section so that, through no more than six degrees of separation to 100% of the American population, we reach everyone, and

(2) send to President Obama a copy of the following message at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact -- which will require (A) inputting your name, an e-mail address and a ZIP code, (B) selecting “I Have A Policy Comment" from the pull-down menu for “Subject" and then “Job Creation” from the next pull-down menu, and (C) pasting the following message into the box provided.


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Re: Eliminating Unemployment With A “National Security Work Force”

President Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President:

Thank you very much for conducting your “Jobs Summit” on December 3rd.

Although our “Reading Liberally” discussion group was overlooked by the invitation list, we would still like to offer a suggestion prompted by our reading of Dorothy Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.”

She describes FDR’s bold leadership in creating jobs by having the Federal Government itself employ large numbers of idle workers in such programs as his WPA (Works Progress Administration) and his CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps).

Next to job creation, our most pressing problems are clean energy, reducing imports, eliminating political dependence on Middle Eastern oil suppliers, etc.

So why don’t we “kill four-plus birds with one stone”???

1. Condition unemployment compensation upon working in a manufacturing plant to be created in every locality with significant unemployment, to manufacture solar/wind equipment – with the Federal Government running the plants in a WPA/CCC/TVA/Manhattan Project-style program.

2. Increase the length of the unemployment compensation so that it never terminates – everyone continues to work for the amount s/he would have received as unemployment compensation until s/he is hired away by private industry for higher compensation.

3. The Federal Government is now recouping a good share of the cost of unemployment compensation because now something worthwhile is being produced with those expenditures.

4. The Federal Government could require the owners of the best solar/wind technology to license their technology for reasonable fees.

Although not essential to the proposal, the Federal Government which already funds virtually all basic research in America, should increase the funding for improving solar and wind technology.

Another thought which is also not essential to the proposal =

If an employer wants to close (or significantly reduce employment at) a plant, why not have the Federal Government require the plant (or the unused portion) to be auctioned off under “eminent domain” – and if the auction price is sufficiently low, purchase the facility as a nearly-ready-to-go solar/wind manufacturing facility with its old work force starting ASAP to manufacture solar/wind equipment???

Thank you for your consideration.

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