I don't like politics. I usually try to avoid political discussions because someone always gets so offended that they are reduced to yelling and name calling. I try my best to listen to an opposing opinion before I tear it apart, but it seems that others won't give me the same courtesy. So in this post, I would just like to throw out some ideas and invite you to join the conversation. I am not claiming that I am right or that my ideas are good. These are just ideas and questions meant to spark discussion. Please share your point of view, but avoid personal attacks.
-If all children with two parents in the home had one parent that did not work outside the home, wouldn't unemployment become a non-issue?
-If our country's bridges are in danger of collapsing, wouldn't it be a good idea to fix them? Aren't there plenty of people out there without a job that would be willing to do that kind of work? Wouldn't there be enough money to fix our infrastructure problems if we redirected funds? Instead of paying unemployment benefits, welfare, food stamps, and Medicaid, couldn't we pay people to do useful work?
-Not all of us can be doctors and lawyers. But if you have a full time job, shouldn't you be able to afford the basic necessities of life? Shouldn't minimum wage be enough to give you a place to live and food to eat?
-Why are there so many high school graduates who can't write a complete sentence in English?