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Paul Chehade - How We Can End The Poverty In America.
Paul Chehade - How We Can End The Poverty In America. /nI propose a goal that, in order to be accomplished, returns America to prosperity by creating an economy so strong that it will enable us to end poverty in America. Paul Chehade. /nIt is completely outrageous that the United States of America, the richest country in the world would tolerate the number of people living in poverty in America today. The lowest percentage in poverty since we started counting was 11.1 percent in 1973. The rate climbed as high as 15.2 percent in 1983. In 2000, after a spurt of prosperity, it went back down to 11.3 percent, and yet 15 million more people are poor today./nSix million people have no income other than food stamps. Food stamps provide an income at a third of the poverty line, close to $6,300 for a family of three. It's hard to understand how they survive./nI propose a goal that, in order to be accomplished, returns America to prosperity by creating an economy so strong that it will enable us to end poverty in America. The American voters are looking for such a goal from its leadership, one that all Americans can embrace as the beginning of their new, prosperous future for them, for their children, for their grandchildren.Here is that goal: I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of providing a path for all Americans who are physically or cognitively able to earn their way out of poverty, and, once out of poverty, for all Americans to be able to stay out of poverty by their own individual effort./nRebuilding the American economy and ending poverty require the same two things:/nA.- Work for Americans and American workers: legitimate work for every American who wants to earn an honest living and American workers with the skills needed for that work. The good news is that the solution that ends poverty, by its very nature, includes creating an American economy that nurtures the creativity and the hard work of all Americans so that new businesses and new jobs are created to replace businesses and jobs that are no longer viable. America must have an infrastructure that supports a populace that is continually creating new jobs and constantly being retrained for those new jobs. That is the strong economic foundation that we need./nB.- For far too long, America's solution to poverty has been giving people a fish and planting rice, figuratively speaking, rather than continually teaching them the new ways to fish and educating them so that they can be self-reliant, productive members of our society. That learning must continue throughout one's life, since gone are the days when you learned a profession and worked in it until you retire. Jobs come and go; companies come and go. America needs to be a place where everyone has the opportunity to continue to be a productive member of our great society./nThankfully, America does not suffer from the extreme poverty found in some parts of the world, yet a large portion of our populace suffers from the inability to reach for the American dream and earn their way in the pursuit of happiness. I believe that America can do a better job of providing an infrastructure that enables our young people to get the education and learn the skills necessary to be productive members of our society. A large pool of highly-skilled, productive workers is a critical element in a vibrant, sustainable American economy./nEnding poverty means jobs for everyone who can and wants to work. Affordable healthcare is essential to ending poverty. Although "universal insurance" may sound like the simple and obvious answer, it is not a panacea. The deductibles, co-payments, and the cost of medication can send someone into poverty./nOther areas that will need review are food, housing, and financial systems. Predatory lending practices have certainly led many people back into poverty. Education will help people understand that they are being robbed; better regulation will prevent government-approved stealing from hard-working Americans trying to earn their way out of poverty. There are basic policy measures which would go a long way toward reducing the poverty rate and improving the quality of life for low-income Americans. Here are seven steps we can take to pull America out of poverty:/n1. End Tax Cuts for the Wealthy:/nThis reform won't attack poverty directly, but it is a necessary step toward refocusing our nation's priorities. America has always strived to find a balance between reducing inequality and promoting growth, but our current policies favor the wealthy so much that our income inequality is growing and our economic growth is stunted. B. Hussein Obama excessive tax cuts for large corporations and the wealthy have not created jobs, and eliminating them would go a long way toward fighting poverty./n2. Increase Funding for Job Creation:/nIn this time of recession and unemployment, lawmakers are trying to decrease government spending rather than increase it, putting us at risk for a double-dip recession. The government is also missing out on opportunities to fund job-creation programs that would employ low-income people. America should repeat its stimulus success and fund job-creation programs that will give low-income people, especially youth, much-needed work opportunities./n3. Create and Preserve Affordable Housing:/nLow-income Americans typically spend at least a third (and often more than half) of their income on housing, so when housing costs are high, low-income families suffer. According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, a family must make $38,360 to afford a two-bedroom apartment. Even though housing has such a big impact on both poverty and the U.S. economy, America is not paying enough attention to housing policy. We need to put more effort into finding solutions to the housing crisis, so that low-income families won't be overburdened with housing costs or forced to live in conditions that impede their chances for success./n4. Destigmatize Poverty:/nLast but not least, we need to take a long hard look at ourselves and re-examine our stereotypes about poverty. America holds dear the promise of self-improvement and pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps through work. The unfortunate side-effect of this idea is that we tend to disparage the poor, criticizing them for "not working hard enough." At a time when our nation's inequality is growing and a sixth of our country lives in poverty, we must realize that poverty is everyone's responsibility and we have to deal with it now./nDoes ending poverty help the middle and upper classes? Yes, it will and it must. Any plan for rebuilding the American economy and ending poverty will include a plan for educating and re-educating everyone. So, after we end poverty in America, will the rest of the World's poor want to move here? No, if done right, this program will become a model for other countries that they can use to end poverty./nPaul Chehade:. Honor and Truth/nFor more information please visit: http://www.paulchehade.org http://www.paulchehade.org/pc/ocaytk8o4bn/n# # #
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Paul Chehade - Simple Solutions to Improve the United States Economy.
Paul Chehade - Simple Solutions to Improve the United States Economy. /nOur manufacturing is done mostly overseas because of the high cost of our services. the trade agreements must be revised. Paul Chehade. /nPaul Chehade - Simple Solutions to Improve the United States Economy./nFor the last decade, US has lost more than U$ 7 trillion in very bad trade negotiations. We import much more than we export and this is a fact that has been going on for years./nThe country itself has a debt of over U$ 16 trillion that cannot be repaid in the next decades and we still insist in using the same system of exporting less and importing more./nOur manufacturing is done mostly overseas because of the high cost of our services. Even after improving our productivity by more than 100% in the last 12 years, our monthly salaries are too high to compete with others countries./nChina for example has U$ 2.4 trillion surplus against us in only 7 years, and this number is 5 years old. Due to this gigantic deficit in trading with China, we have lost approximately 2.4 million jobs in our backyard./nSeveral states have felt this manufacturing exodus to China in the last decades. In California the numbers exceed 370,000 jobs lost due to this trade deficit. Texas has lost 194,000 jobs, New York 140,000 and Illinois 106,000. These are the top 4 states that lost the most jobs, but several others states have lost between 75,000 to 100,000 jobs./nMany American companies are established in China to take advantage of their low salaries. The biggest industry contributing to our trade deficit with China is computers and electronics since these devices have been imported from China everyday for years. The number is 40% or more of our deficit is due to only these devices./nSimple steps, could achieve great results!/nIf the United States leaves the WTO (World Trade Organization), then real tariffs could be applied to Chinese products which could immediately generate 1 million jobs here at home (this is only in the electronics and computer industry). We should not forget that this could also help us generate jobs in the manufacturing of goods, scientific and technical services. All these jobs could be created in our country almost immediately. Not having the need to manufacture products overseas, the direct result would be a high stimulation to our economy./nWhen we analyze the trade agreements signed in the last decades between the United States and several other countries, we will see in most of them the word "Free". This is a problem because we have so many "free trade agreements" we are in disadvantage with our "partners" that have lower salaries and outdated equipments. They can offer much better prices to us, while we cannot compete with their prices and with their local products./nNAFTA is one of the many examples where we lose money having this agreement in place. For the same product produced in the US for U$ 20 per hour, it can be manufactured in Mexico (a couple of miles away from our borders) for U$ 4 and can be shipped to the US "duty and restriction free"./nAfter leaving WTO, the trade agreements must be revised. Our economy is not competing as it used to because we don't produce enough to compete globally, especially with those countries that we have given so many incentives to in the past./nIt's necessary to understand that until we don't learn to keep our money in our pocket (in the United States) and balance our trade, we will have difficulties in growing at the speed we need to grow. Even if the United States wants to balance its trade it cannot be done. Our free trade agreements and our participation in the WTO will stop us from doing so./nSincerely,/nPaul Chehade:. Honor and Truth/nFor more information please visit: http://www.paulchehade.org http://www.paulchehade.org/pc/6t87ua2d8df/n# # #
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Paul Chehade, candidate for President of the United States of America in 2016.
Paul Chehade, candidate for President of the United States of America in 2016. /nOnce again it is time to fight for the values of our country, we must not let our principles be destroyed, as proud Americans we must return to the values and foundation of our nation. Paul Chehade./nDear Fellow Americans./nOnce again it is time to fight for the values of our country, we must not let our principles be destroyed, as proud Americans we must return to the values and foundation of our nation. Yes, again it is time to battle and correct the course of our nation, we have had enough of politics and partisan privileges./nWe must repeat ourselves, the hard reality is that both major parties that have controlled our country for so many presidencies continuously fail to bring prosperity and undermine our most sacred rights, the freedom to live with dignity and peace in our hearts./nOnce again, it is time to do what it is best for our nation and its people and not what a handful of influential economic powers dictate for their sole benefit./nIt is for this sole reason that, after consulting with my family, colleagues and friends around the country, I have decided to run again in 2016 for President of this great nation, praying to GOD for guidance and protection in this most difficult endeavor./nAfter my last political campaign, by now many of you know that I am not a politician. I am just a simple person like most of us that loves and cares about our country and just cannot stand our nation's unsustainable situation anymore./nMy message will be the same, simple and straight forward, not like the political phrases that candidates say in their speeches when they are campaigning and then like always they not fulfill their promises. My main issue will be to once and for all unite our nation under the umbrella of our founding fathers and protect our freedom, peace and prosperity, including every American without distinction of race, creed or color, "One nation under God"./nIn this new campaign for 2016, our political platform will be the same, we will push for a law that protects our low income senior citizens from paying taxes on their homestead and secure that their basic needs are met./nWe will again present in our platform the importance to protect the rights of our men and women in uniform, especially the ones that fought for our country to protect our rights and freedom. We will guarantee that at their return, they will have secure jobs and their families will be guaranteed that their basic needs will be covered./nSadly the present healthcare system and the one our government is trying to implement is not the solution for so many reasons that I will need a whole book to explain. We need to find a solution to the healthcare problem in America without punishing and damaging free enterprise. We need to find avenues to provide free insurance to the low income people and reasonable and affordable insurance premium for the rest of the population, but never impose a law that will restrict the right of choice of each individual./nWe all know that the basis of our nation is made of honest and hard working immigrants, for that purpose we must impose hard laws that cannot tolerate discrimination in any form./nA very sensible issue and a mayor problems of our nation is illegal immigrants, we should abide by the law, but at the same time we should contemplate the possibility of legalizing all these immigrants so they can start contributing to this country by paying taxes like all of us and by spending and investing their money in our country and secure our frontiers with a effective system to detain future infiltrations. We need and we must implement a new solid and secure system to protect our borders and one option could be using the expertise of our armed forces to avoid the immigration problem in the future./nEach day that goes by shows us again and again the importance of reviewing our position and commitments in the International arena and in my view it is essential to start giving priority to our American Continent. I believe it is very important to strengthen the relationship with our American neighboring countries and work in unity for a better future of our Continent./nOur American Continent is so exceptional and rich that we have at the reach of our hands all the major resources that we need for today and future generations. We must built special preferences and give priority to all the products "Made In America" and rebuild the manufacturing industry that will give jobs and security to our people./nAgain and more significantly, we need to address the rampant spending that started decades ago, but that has skyrocketed in the in the last two administrations pushing our nation to the brink of collapse. Our deficit is a cancer destroying our nation from within./nMy last campaign question still stands. How confident are you, the common citizen, in our nation's future with the current trend of economic and International policies?/nIn 2016 we will have another opportunity to save our nation. I ask again to all Americans with solid values that love this country, like I do, to help me restore the faith and principles of our founder fathers and return this nation to be admired again as a great nation./nGod Bless America./nPaul Chehade:. Honor and Truth/nFor more information please visit: http://www.paulchehade.org http://www.paulchehade.org/pc/jo88ua8guuno/n# # #
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