Solutions for America's Needs
In 2001 my wife & I first started our effort to finds answers to concerns we saw in U.S. needs . . . . looking for GOOD, Logical, Reasonable, Creative Solution to solve our country's primary Entitlement concerns . . . - but not with crazy ideas or "off the wall" guesses or "rose colored glasses" type opinions or more wild spending as Congress was doing.
Solutions of common sense & inventive NEW thinking that are also COST CONTROLLED for Taxpayers.
But I'm told we found too many solutions and if readers can't understand all the solutions or gets confused by the quantity this husband and wife team offer - then readers don't become donators to our effort.
And donations is what would keep us working on finalizing these plans. Is it a compliment we've been told we have too many solutions? ABSOLUTELY - its nice to hear . . . . but its still a problem of obtaining donations.
So we simplified our GoFundMe story considerably to focus on just 2 goals to present and explain. And we've done it below.
1. Find methods to Reduce "Entitlement costs" - SPECIFICALLY for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Our concerns of 2001 are coming true . . . just late in 2018 the Majority Leader of the U. S. Senate publicly confirmed in numerous media interviews - the U.S. must focus SOON on reducing certain "Entitlements" . . . . . . and he named:
Social Security . . . . Medicare . . . . Medicaid.
Those same stories also showed - Democrats confirmed they agree with the situation. So . . . . . neither party by their own admissions is planning to save all your benefits as they are currently . . . . . but they do want to preserve their other spending and/or tax cuts or both in other areas.
"The clock is ticking" as Congress has continued to spend more these last 10 years and Federal deficits have gone up greatly since 2015 which was already high deficits. Yes, the current economy has improved - but new spending legislation and adding new categories of people into the entitlement programs who NEVER DID contribute have been far greater than our larger economy can afford.
I won't debate the merits or partisan politics of Congress's spending - but the facts are that Congress has NO POSITIVE answers . . . . for the three most important ones ===> Social Security . . . . Medicare . . . . Medicaid < ==== their only "answers in Congress" are about cutting benefits and increasing fees for those specific 3 entitlement programs and its many qualified for them.
I think that is bad planning and weak reasoning by Congress. Why?
Because Unlike other so called "entitlements" or giveaways = = = => Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid get most of their funding from ALL THE LEGAL workers pf past and present who have Always been funding those 3 entitlements programs from their wages and earnings and have been doing that ALL THEIR WORKING LIVES. Congress is not supposed to be providing benefits to either illegal immigants who don't contribute or to those who are refugees and haven't contributed.
And remember all the workers who have contributed for years and decades . . . . also pay income taxes besides. Social Security and Medicare entitle those who "properly supported" or "properly qualified" for inclusion in those insurance programs to be the only ones who should - but Congress tinkered with those too.
Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid IS NOT a giveaway "entitlement" - its been paid for by most of those who receive it except where Congress added many others even though they didn't contribute.
So my wife & I started in 2001 - to design, invent, & innovate at levels beyond what most would expect "a regular citizen couple" could or would do. We felt Congress is "addicted" to spending and giving away money. And addicted people spending "at will" would want to cut benefits that regular people have been paying toward and depending on . . . . Congress just can't "say no" to spending even specific planned program money on other people and projects that can help get them elected.
Congress has no good plan for repayment - so to them "doing something" means reducing benefits & adding fees on the backs of those who have already paid toward these 3 programs (Social Security - Medicare - and Medicaid).
===> If you are donating to our effort . . . its for your benefit or your family & friends benefit if you are to use these 3 programs.
===> How is that possible ?
Government doesn't do "creative inventing" - it merely provides or cuts money in their desired legislation bills.
Cuts to Social Security benefits . . . .
or cuts to Medicare and Medicaid . . . .
or increasing fees to those categories . . . .
is all that government can imagine or dream of as "solutions".
My wife and I are doing what Government is not. We've been developing, inventing, innovating and testing ways to reduce the costs or REDUCING the need for services . . . . . rather than looking at it from the negative side of reducing benefits.
Here's an example of our country's history and our logic. Invent what doesn't exist, innovate to create what has not been thought of - create what others don't imagine. Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Ford and 1000's of others invented and innovated our country to successes both large and small. So we used the exact same concepts.
Use new ideas and methods with common sense to reduce the frequency & expense of healthcare needed for Seniors.
Each hip NOT broken could save up to $100,000 . . . . .
Each pneumonia not suffered saves untold hospital costs and nursing home stays.
If Seniors avoid causes of hospitalization or long nursing home stays, big chunks of money are not spent.
Meanwhile Seniors stay healthier and don't lose their needed benefits or have to pay more fees for them.
Isn't that easy to understand?
But it takes much more than wild ideas to accomplish this - and we've been working on those needed solutions - while politicians have talked for years about "cutting and reducing" the benefits as their "solution".
Why could a husband and wife team come up with positive solutions by the hand full while Congress over the same 20 years can't ? Its a difference in motivations and not taking "the easy road" to get answers - its a lot more work and testing.
============> end of point number 1.
2. Improve safety and comfort for Seniors who choose to live in our "proposed" Assisted or Independent living design structures.
We believe Seniors whether you are 60 or 75 or 90 are not only a rapidly expanding quantity - but a GROWING IMPORTANCE in our country's future. There are good and innovative ways to make Seniors lives safer and healthier and more pleasant for Seniors and not burden taxpayers at the same time.
How can it be safer?
a. Better material choices & better design to protect against ever MORE INCREASING yearly Tornadoes, Storms & Wind damage, not to mention better protection and safety from Wild Fires, or accidental fires or some forms of crime.
b. Improved air quality, heating & air conditioning and breath ability.
c. Safer designs to help avoid falls, and reduce healthcare costs caused by pneumonia, broken bones, lung & joint issues.
d. Unique NEW methods to help Seniors be more aware of their health & be pro-active rather than re-active in responding.
d. a focus on making seniors more valued and desired to others in our country which also improves their mental & emotional perspective as well as helps the U.S. too. When your body is exposed to a healthier more motivated mind & heart - your body responds as well.
Will people live longer if they are healthier? We'd like to say Yes . . but there are No guarantees . . . but its safe to say they will likely be healthier in those same Senior years no matter how long those years are. QUALITY of Life - not QUANTITY of years is OUR issue.
What would I have given for the knowledge I have now - for my grandmother 40 years ago?
She could have been healthier mentally the last 3 years of her life - and could have remained
sharp till the end instead of worrying herself into a nursing home for those last 3 years.
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When combining #1 and #2 above - you create healthier productive Seniors with less costs caused by hospitals, surgeries, medications & clinic visits; if done correctly with the aid of our inventions & innovations CUTS in benefits & more FEES aren't needed because our ideas can reduce the spending on those benefits not needed.
This is one of our dozen+ graphics - this one targeted at the 2 stated above goals of our many solutions.
Your government representatives aren't going to invent and innovate these ideas - our husband and wife team DID.
If you're going to be a senior some day - our ideas help you. If you have senior parents, friends, relatives etc. it helps them.
Can these ideas extend a parent's life or happiness or both ? Maybe. I can only tell you it did by 7 full years for my mom - because we've tested much of our innovations and ideas . . . . and they worked for her and others. My wife and I aren't throwing darts at the target and hoping for a fluke bullseye; from 2001 thru 2018 - created and then tested.
Your donations keep us working on these goals and finalizing these inventions & innovations . . . . and finding ways to influence government as well as private enterprise to adapt our solutions.
TWO solutions - just 2 - from a list of more than a dozen+ solutions we have. I'm highlighting just 2 .
Is your donation worthwhile to help for just these 2 priorities ?? Who among you could say No - when YES is the logical answer.
Don't even think about the other almost 12+ solutions not highlighted here. :-)
Donate . . . . for choices Congress members are not even considering possible. They can't "imagine" reducing costs - only reducing benefits or increasing fees. That is opposite our country's founding and earlier history of inventors and Innovators to be focused on THE POSITIVE - not the negative.
Why don't we (my wife and I) contact Government about this. We DID - starting with Congress and the Executive branch in 2011 and going forward . . . 1000's and 1000's of emails and many hundreds of mailings. NONE of them since then has had a clue of the possibilities or even bothered to contact us - except for boiler plate "thank you" letters or an occasional Governor or two.
Congress wants to mess with your Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits - Its up to the citizens (you) to keep us working because government . . . . . needs to see and hear something other than negative answers.
Knowledgeable people tell me my wife & I are offering
too much proof - too much information - too many solutions.
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I think that is nuts in a country lacking solutions & answers to many needs.
When we benefit Seniors properly . . . . we benefit the country for everyone.
===> The graphic below is our entire plan of solutions woven into a single plan.
Don't look at it or get distracted with "too many solutions".
REAL creativity - not just colorful words and old, tired, worn efforts to hear only at election time.
Solutions for America - A Blue Collar Dream
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Donate today for a better tomorrow for our U.S. & healthier Seniors to UNIFY us instead of divide the U.S..
A PLAN that makes you proud to be a citizen - and encourages you to think regular people could be a KEY to future efforts.
===> tell others by social media or emailing friends about our effort. :-)
Alex . . . . . . and . . . . . . Rhonda
That suggestion was - you have too many Good Solutions and readers of your campaign get too much information. Instead, focus on 1 or 2 key points and solutions to those. So we redid the campaign information - cutting several graphics and adding a couple more - reducing a great deal of explanation but with more on just those 2 points.
A link shows Congress in both parties needs to reduce Social Security and Medicare benefits. But since 2001 my wife and I have diligently worked on finding ways to REDUCE the COSTs - but NOT to REDUCE the benefits.