Great Idea Number One– Eliminate the Census : You want to save $5 billion dollars. Eliminate the census. Yes, the census costs every American about 16 bucks per person. This is the same census that just spent over two million dollars of your money on a Super Bowl ad.
Why do we even have a census anymore ? People knocking on doors and being ignored. Going door to door with a pencil and a tablet. Hello! They invented a thing called the computer. Think about this. We already have a yearly census. It is called INCOME TAX!
The IRS knows how many kids you have, where you live, how much money you make, where you shop, where you invest your money, if your kids do or do not go to college, and if they do, what college they go to. The IRS knows how much money a year you spend on medical bills, if you have a special needs child, if you are employed or unemployed, how much you pay for your house or apartment, if you are a veteran, how old you are, your social security number, if you are black, green or white. They know how much you spend on child support and they know how much you spend on alimony.
Let’s put it another way. WHAT doesn’t the IRS know about you?
Yep, the IRS knows everything about you and the census can’t add a damn thing to what the IRS knows. Plus the census has trouble finding people. Not the IRS. Don’t pay your taxes and they will find you, much more effectively than any census worker can.
Don’t tell the census worker the truth. Heck,make up stuff, tell them you have 13 kids and they write it down. So what if you are lying. Try lying to the IRS and kiss your cell mate hello.
Great Idea Number Two – Open Up Millions of Jobs by Lletting People Retire at 55: You know those old guys that are just hanging around your work waiting to retire? You meet them in the hallway and you say, “How is it going” and they say something clever like “Only ten more years until retirement.”
These guys are 55, know they are not being promoted are tired of working and would be better off retired, out of the work force, hasta la vista baby . Or something like that.
So here is my great idea to jump start the economy. Lower the social security age to 55. That’s right. 55 years old. You get rid of a lot of dead wood in the workplace and you open up millions of jobs that younger people can step into. There will be more jobs created by lowering the social security age than any other step you can take.
But how will we pay for this? Won’t this affect the deficit? Please – the important point is that if you are a Senator running for election and you lower the social security age to 55, everyone in the age bracket will vote for you. Hmm a guaranteed re-election or financial responsibility.? Be serious, what option do you think our politicians will choose?
Okay – I know you are overwhelmed by these GREAT IDEAS, but I must go now back to My GREAT IDEA MACHINE powered by bourbon.