Ok, let's try this. Imagine if you had a billion dollars to give to ANY councilmen to do whatever they wanted to do with it. Any one of them. Who do you want to have the money? Who would you not want to have the money?
As a last point, if you absolutely refuse to give it to any of them, who in this city would you want the billion dollars to go to?
^Back to the people. Was that billion our money to begin with? I need a new roof. A driveway. Every homeowner is economic development.
Being mentally deficient, many questions and issues seem tricky to me, and quite awkward in solution unless I am able to begin with the fundamentals as I am able to perceive them. If one begins with the peripheral issues, or perhaps with the consequences of an issue, then one flitters away words, wasting time with the absurd.
I would suggest that the best individuals in our city council to handle the distribution of the billion would be anyone who could focus on the most fundamental aspects of human existence, and how those aspects could be addressed to level the playing field for the most individuals in our local society.
What is fundamental to humans? Hunger is very important, and is something forgotten about by those always having plenty of food for mouth stuffing. Food is scarce with many people here in the local area. A city council person seeking effectiveness in their decisions about the use of the billion might ponder how to decrease this hunger problem. He or she might wonder if it is related to education and jobs, some kind of birth control, and ultimately some kind of change in the welfare system so that the system doesn’t promote having more children to get more money and food stamps. There is a circle of ineptitude, and unfairness to the tax payer and to the recipients of the welfare funds. How about education, and some kind of birth control encouragement …. city council persons, realizing of course that the issue is also with the federals.
Shelter is another fundamental demand upon the human, given that they have almost no fur as shield from rain and cold. Some enjoy mansions of many rooms, while some live in shacks of a size of one room of the mansion. Some live in the alleys, amongst the trees, or on the street.
Sex is quite fundamental, but this seems to be available to anyone having physical dexterity and another human or object to engage. So sex, while fundamental, seems to be a pressure not related to the billion dollar question. One doesn’t need education, or food, or shelter, to have sex. It’s free.
Let’s see…. what else is fundamental. Oh, how about a reasonable distribution of opportunities in education and jobs? This is of course, related to the hunger and shelter issues above. Surely, if any individual is in possession of a reasonable level of intelligence, who hasn’t yet burnt his or her brain out with drugs or such stupefying opium as gross excess in religious devotion and absurdities, then the individual can, if they have the determination, gain an education allowing them to be productive in some field of work.
To promote order and stability, and increase the quality of life, the human must be productive in some way, and must contribute to the local society within which they live. Therefore the city council member given the billion to scatter might seek a relationship between this demand of being productive and things such as education, and programs to end the circle of high school dropouts, crime, drugs, and prison. If there is a problem, there is a solution. The billion, in the hands of a sensible city council individual can bring a solution.
The city council individual able to focus on the fundamental dynamics of the little folk, the average worker; in other words, the majority of the humans in the area who are struggling to engage our wonderful American system of inequality, will arrive eventually at success. Within the fundamentals of a human, is the wish for pride, for fairness, the wish to be productive, to be given a fair shake in the scheme of things.
On the other hand, the city council individual able only to focus on the good ol boy associations, the big projects favoring the big interests and personal friends, will only perpetuate the mediocrity and failures we see in our local area. These large good ol boy projects usually end in failure because they are out of tune with the real dynamics of our local needs.
The city council member able to only focus on the above “favorites in the area” will make decisions which will perpetuate the huge population of the uneducated, the welfare culture, and the joblessness, which in the end prevents individuals from achieving that most fundamental and desirable condition in any society, that of being able to work, to be productive, and therefore to feel pride in a society having a reasonable quality of life, and not held hostage in a society drugged by religious devotion, encouraged by those duped by it, and benefiting by it.
The city council member best able to distribute the billion will be the person able to focus less on their own and their friend's comfort and security, but better able to focus on the quality of life of the majority, and the problems and suffering they endure.