Fixing the Economy in Less Than a Quarter

It’s not hard to fix the economy in less than a quarter of a year. It just takes getting the right people on board. Now, that’s the hard part about it.

The first thing I have to say about it is that things don’t have to be as expensive as they are. I mean, why does electric have to be so high it drives people straight to the poor house? It’s something we need, so the monopoly runs its game and drags us all down.

I mean, come on. We’re paying for water! Think about that, we’re paying for water. It rains on us. That’s free. They get water free and then sell it to us. Let me find a scam like that to run. You want some air? So, if all the utilities we need weren’t trillion-a-year industries and worked on a budget that paid its employees rather well, but then stayed just in the red to function, we could afford to live our lives.

Boom! Next issue…

Education is way crazy! Why is it so high? I believe in paying professors a good salary and giving students a great facility to study, workout, eat and play. But, damn! Why do you have to drive our new students so far in debt before they even get a chance at life? You know, we can actually afford to pay everyone’s college tuition. It just means that colleges would no longer be money making machines and would have to become simply the resource we use to advance our society. What a noble thought!

Boom! Next…

Medical is nuts! Again, I don’t have a problem paying a doctor a very good wage to fix things that are broken and save lives. In fact, there should be some incentive for them. Like, a free education…oh, and uh wealth. Sure, doctors should be wealthy! I don’t have a problem with that. But, the entire medical system that is in place is trying to suck us dry! Tongue depressors are ice cream sticks! Get them from the same place!


But, the worst is the insurance company. An entire industry built on the idea that it collects your money hoping to never have to give it back. Think about that! That doesn’t happen in anything else we do in life.

We don’t pay a thirty year mortgage on a house thinking, “Man, I’m glad I never had to live there.” We don’t pay on a five year loan to look at our car and say, “Whoa! I am so glad I never had to drive that thing!”

But we happily pay our insurance hoping we never have to use it. And forget trying to use it one day. They literally rake in zillions of dollars from us and then cry like babies when we put in a claim. They try to find any way they can to get out of it.

First of all, they have the “Three Denials” policy in place. They think if they deny a claim, that the client will just go away. So, they deny a claim up to three times to weed out the weak.

When a client is consistent and keeps filing a claim, then they try to find any way they can to get out of it. Let’s say a tree fell on your roof and you put the claim through three times. They have to come and take a look.

The insurance guy scratches his head, makes measurements and writes down notes. All along he’s programmed to think, “How in the world are we going to get out of this one?”

The light bulb goes off…

“Oh uh sir, I can’t do anything for you.”

“What? Why?”

“This isn’t an act of God.”

“Um, huh? It sure is. Look, there’s a tree in my roof.”

“Yeah, but did you use root strengthener? Because, that’s negligence and that means that this tree could have been prevented from falling on your roof had you used root strengthener.”

“What the hell is root strengthener? And the tree isn’t even mine. Why do I have to do anything for it?”

“I’m sorry! But, there’s nothing I can do…”

Then, he returns to his office where he gets a high five from everyone, “Did you see that? Pulled that one out of my ass! Root strengthener! Yes!  I’m the boss! Give me more rejections. I want more rejections. I’m on a roll today!”

Now follow me on this! I said all that to say this, the economy would do a complete turn around in no time at all if everyone we owe weren’t trying to suck the very life out of us everywhere we go. We get a decent day’s wage for a decent day’s work. We get what we pay for and we pay for what we get! The IRS wouldn’t even have to screw us over every year.

More money in my pocket means I’m spending it. And the economy goes BOOM! Now, run tell that!

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Michael Allen is the author of A River in the Ocean, the heartwarming story of a single father who is separated from his daughter when an awful accident nearly takes his life. He comes out of his coma with amnesia, but something keeps pulling him to find what's missing in his life. He didn't know he was looking and she didn't know she needed found. Available now at Amazon!

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