Actual unemployment in America equates to 44 1/4 million Americans out of work. TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence (TMI), a company that monitors unemployment data, believes that the true unemployed -- and underemployed -- rate is far higher than the government reports-- over three times higher. According to data gathered by TMI, the actual rate of unemployment in the United States stands at 28.6 percent or around 44,250,000 Americans.
That is double the entire population of Australia or equal to the total population of Spain or 72% of the population of the United Kingdom.
Our government has failed and continues to fail to be responsible for the well being and happiness of a third of the American workforce and the families depending on them for survival. The government has no long term solution and recent predictions indicate a minimum of 10 years of recovery time for the jobs we have lost. We must take action ourselves and demand an immediate solution.
In the United States only 3% of land is in use for urbanization. That means only three percent of our land is now in use for the places that we live and work. The government controls nearly 30% of U.S. territory. Some of that land is parks and military bases but it is certainly possible to allot at least another 3% of viable government held land to provide communities to house and feed those that do not work in America but who need shelter and food.
We require that the government immediately provide appropriate and viable land for the establishment of communities for the unemployed and their families. We require that the government also provide the tools and materials to farm the land and build needed buildings and services. Instead of distributing food stamps and unemployment pay those funds should be transitioned to providing materials for organic farms, housing, school buildings and community centers for the American people who need this help. Americans living there can provide the work required to create the buildings and raise their food. They can also determine the rules and laws that will govern those communities. These communities will not be owned by individuals but will be held in trust for them as safe centers for their use until they can stably establish themselves in the workforce.
These lands must be assigned immediately along with the means to create organic food and also buildings. If it is not in progress and on a specific timetable of getting people into housing and with immediate food supplies all land that is not actively in use, no matter who owns it, may be taken for use by those Americans in need.
In the following text the use of the term he is also intended to represent female persons.
It will be illegal for our government to allow an American citizen to be homeless.
It will be illegal for our government to allow an American citizen to be hungry.
It will be required of a person participating in a Citizens Community to occupy a work schedule that helps to grow food or build and maintain buildings or in some adjudicated manner to contribute to the survival of the community while that person lives there, unless prevented by ill health from doing so.
If a person is able but fails to contribute he may be expelled from the community to find his own way till he is willing to contribute, but he may not be punished for this.
Education, trades and basic medical care will be provided in the community for its members by community members.
Persons unable to be medically cared for by the community will receive appropriate medical care from federal government funds or a pool of funds created by the community.
No more than 4 hours community work a day may be required of any one individual.
The remaining hours are his own to learn a trade or skill, to educate children, or to work part time in the outside work force for pay which shall belong to him but not the community.
Any person may leave the community at any time or may transfer to a different community.
Housing may be very basic (at first) and must be communal and shared so that no one can create class status by making private, exceptional, personal housing that is unavailable to others.
Food preparation and meals will be accomplished in communal kitchens and cafeterias that are managed by the populating citizens.
We the people believe that an emergency ruling can be made to provide an immediate solution for people in need. The Department of Land Management , Department of Health and Human Services and others can determine what land is suitable for farming and that has a water supply. They can determine where resources are available for housing supplies and the other materials necessary to make this happen immediately. People are in need now.
Dear Sir or Ma'am,
We the undersigned present this petition to solve the effects of unemployment on the American people. It is a long term solution that allows people to take care of themselves. Please review it and take urgent action to implement the items here. It is not conscionable that any American can allow his fellow citizen to be hungry or homeless in this land of plenty because he or she has no job. We must take action now. Please do the duty for which we have appointed you to create a solution for the people.
Thank you for your time in reviewing our petition.
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