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We the undersigned believe:
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.