In a utopian government, citizens could choose where their taxes went. Citizens could choose whether they wanted their taxes spent on prisons or schools, freeways or train systems, alternative energy or Star Wars research...
That utopian government isn't yet. People's Lobby citizen-initiated American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposals, however, provides the opportunity for some Americans to move government in that direction. It allows those living a utopian lifestyle to comfortably blaze the taxing trail to utopian governance.
How? In order to fund the AWSC program that would field twenty-one million American volunteers over the next twenty-seven years to address poverty, climate change, ignorance, hatreds through voluntary service in their choice of the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity, Head Start, Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, OxFam, Mercy Corps, and State Conservation Corps, the AWSC Congressional Proposals use orthodox and unorthodox revenue streams among its dozen proposed revenue sources to fund the $700 billion generation long investment.
The AWSC Congressional Proposals do not tax, mandate, or require payment under the unorthodox funding streams. Upon passage into law, the unorthodox and traditional funding streams would be used to fund the seven-year start up that would build the program to its annual full strength of one million annual volunteers. By the seventh year, with smart leadership, America would know how much of America's elite under the unorthodox funding streams would support the investment in the AWSC with their voluntarily donated dollars. By then one million would have served and America would have a reinforced sense of what they already know – that the AWSC would dramatically benefit their and global villagers' lives.
At its passage into law, the AWSC web site would become operative. At that time, the mechanism to generate the unorthodox funding streams would appear in spreadsheet format on the web site. It would list these unorthodox funding sources:
1. Forbes 400 Richest Americans.
2. American corporations who have paid little or nothing in taxes.
3. America's highest earning celebrities.
4. America's highest earning athletes.
5. America's highest earning executives.
The spreadsheet's columns would source and list as applicable: wealth, earnings, taxes paid, charitable contributions made, etc., for each of the above. It would then list a column showing what they freely choose to donate to underwrite the investment in funding a robust America's World Service Corps that would win hearts and minds via:
· Reducing poverty, hatreds, ignorance, and terrorist recruitment, while
· Raising our public policy IQs that would dramatically reduce our likelihood to stumble into future bloody conflicts, which
· Drain our treasury of brave Americans and dollars.
Those in the lists above have benefited most from America's legal, economic, and social structure. Under the proposed AWSC legislation, they have the opportunity to step toward utopian governmental revenue streaming. In doing so, they have the opportunity to make life safer and healthier for their and the world's kids and grandkids. By donating some of the financial benefits they have reaped from American society to those American volunteers who choose to serve in the peaceful, productive AWSC, they will cost effectively nation build at home and abroad.
By having this elite class of Americans help fund, or totally fund, the AWSC, they will likely influence other nations to build similar corps of their own. Wouldn't it be great if we judged the strength of a nation not only by the size of its military, but also by the size of its service corps? Since peace is better for building profitable, equitable economies, these well known and well off people will, like the rest of us, benefit from spreading peace and good health throughout the world.
With the enactment of the AWSC legislation, millions of eyes will be visiting the AWSC web site as they consider serving and learn more about its financial incentives that will field 21 million do-good volunteers over the ensuing 27 years. As they visit the www.WorldServiceCorps.us site, they will be happy to see how many of America's rich and famous are helping underwrite the investment in America's future. Most would be surprised to see that a very small percentage of donations by those on these lists could totally underwrite the AWSC cost. For example, if the 2007 Forbes Richest 400 donated just 1.65% of their accumulated wealth annually, they would remove the need to use any of the traditional budgetary revenue streams proposed to fund the AWSC. http://www.worldservicecorps.us/financing_awsc.htm
Imagine that... Taking one giant leap for mankind with one small dip into their deep bank accounts.
If some of those above choose to undertake this mission, they will fund a peaceful, productive army that will self-destruct much of the world's poverty, hatred, ignorance, and terrorist recruitment. This is not a mission impossible.
This legislation offers the rich and powerful an opportunity to fund an army that makes America and world healthier. In the process, opportunities for Middle America grow without taxing impositions.
Imagine if you pushed American leadership to be visionary enough to enact the AWSC with its orthodox and unorthodox funding streams. Imagine if America's rich and famous donated about 2% or their wealth to make life easier and safer for all. Those governmental organizations under the AWSC umbrella could be sending money back to Uncle Sam or to those NGOs that may need extra funds to spread their good doing. It would be bigger surprise than that of the early years of the President Kennedy's visionary administration, when Director Sarge Shriver's lean, keen, effective Peace Corps team sent budgeted money back to Congress.
If you'd like to take a step toward utopian revenue raising to establish the AWSC, which will move the world toward more utopian living conditions, push your elected representatives and candidates to support and cosponsor People's Lobby AWSC Congressional Proposals. Read the legislation and learn other ways to help by visiting www.WorldServiceCorps.us. In order for People's Lobby citizen-initiated American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals to be introduced and enacted, they needs much more help from Americans concerned about the future.
Dwayne served in the Peace Corps in the slums of Mumbai, India, worked several Habitat Projects, and was on the start-up team of the California Conservation Corps. He has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, has been a builder, teacher, (more...)