48 Governors can put 300K+ people to work in one month! Starting tomorrow

I was always of the contention, that if you’re going to criticize something, be prepared to offer solutions/remedies to what you’re criticizing. Otherwise you’re just a windbag-arm-chair-critic! 

Below is a serious plan to put approximately 300,000 people to work in permanent jobs, in the next two months time. 

With no more than a signature of a pen!   (sounds too good to be true, right?)

Trying to find unique ways to provide jobs to our lagging species, while undergoing vicious tearing of the societal mesh per se,  ie the ill economical societal effects due to the exponential advancements technology and medicine. Creating a species that is on the cusp of immortality (imagine what the unemployment numbers will look like then). To tech advancement in efficiency and automation decaying exponentially the amount of jobs needed for a species to sustain let alone grow from here.

here is except from a blog I wrote:

Did you know that Mexico is officially known as the United Mexican States? http://wp.me/p1sLAC-2u 

“Seeing who (what country or Union of thems) has the best business plan for sustainability going forward.  No doubt, it’s the vastly under developed counties right now. The USA has shot it’s load, so to speak. We need to take some bold steps here soon. Here is couple more below and links. Home schooling in USA at home via the Internet. And making gas stations hire fuel attendants. Simple, but creates jobs. They could take CASH out of USA society as we know it today. Go to a debit device/card society with a  tax flat transaction tax. But make a BOLD step. Combine with Mexico. There’s plenty of precedence I will show you.  And some logic in seeking growth by any and all means. The Mexican Cession of 1848 was the last time we used Mexico to jump-start our stalled growth engine so to speak. It opened the western USA  expansion. Heck, look at the GOLD RUSH migration of 1849 the very next year. Ya know how many schools we could build there. Hi tech ones. Roads, municipal buildings, etc. Dont let a unifying action or even be the reason why. That would be a WAR with them or a WAR with China or someone else who we have to combine with for defense from hostile invading force.

First up, some noteworthy precedence:

The Works Progress Administration

Was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. It fed children and redistributed food, clothing, and housing. Almost every community in the United States had a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency, which especially benefited rural and Western populations. Expenditures from 1936 to 1939 totaled nearly $7 billion. The budget at the outset of the WPA in 1935 was 1.4 billion dollars. It provided work for three million “employables” at this time, however there were an estimated 10 million unemployed persons at this time. By 1943, the total amount spent was over $11 billion.

The WPA was a national program that originated its own projects (in cooperation with state and local governments) and sometimes took over state and local relief programs that had originated in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) or FERA programs. Headed by Harry Hopkins, the WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression in the United States. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight million jobs. It never managed to come anywhere close to full demand for employment.

Liquidated on June 30, 1943 as a result of high employment due to the industry boom of World War Two, the WPA had provided millions of Americans with jobs for 8 years. Most people who needed a job were eligible for at least some of its positions. Hourly wages were typically set to the prevailing wages in each area. However workers could not be paid more than 30 hours a week. Before 1940, there was very little training to teach new skills, to meet the objections of the labor unions.


Here is my plan:

As of August 2010, there was about *160,000 retail gasoline outlets/stations in the United States. (if reading this from North East Coast USA…WAWA has 250+ gas stations alone! BTW, I so wish Wild Goose Holdings was public stock company)

Only gasoline station owners or their employees can pump gas in New Jersey and Oregon. New Jersey passed the law making it illegal to pump your own gas in 1949. Oregon following suite in 1951. Both feeding the public the reasons being, it was too dangerous to have untrained/laymen people dispensing such a flammable volatile liquid. (remember reasons being because people are idiots with new stuff…we’llcome back to that later)

If 48 State Governors enact self-service laws today. Or even municipalities and town mayors across America do so first. Via passing local ordinances to say protect environment locally from spillage of fuel by layman’s, or (just tell it how it is…my citizens need jobs) citing local growing unemployment. To stay off spreading community blithe and job availability projections going forward. Topped with local budgetary economic hardships. To tax base shrinkage of local corporate sales. To property tax revs plummeting, from people not paying from not having employment to make good on their municipal tax obligations. And the water and sewer bills not getting paid. The list is endless.

The Garden State is one of two states where it’s illegal to fill-er up all by yourself. 

{Jackpot!…Them  48 Govorners can use that reason, when and if the USA ever mass implements Nat Gas LNG vehicles and dispensing systems} It’s too risky until society can adapt to new technology. Just like gasoline was in its infancy. Opponents of the laws back then (1949) argued NOT passing such laws, would for sure lower the cost of gas (yea right!), and make refueling much quicker and more convenient. (people today can barely change a light bulb let alone pump gas). Proponents of the ban argued that it {{creates jobs}} and customers prefer full service stations to self. But yet history has shown us, this fear was misplaced, as people have managed to gas up their own automobiles without blowing themselves up too too much. I also dont know just yet, which way the automotive industry is going, either Nat Gas or Electric….I don’t think they know just yet either.

*When camera film first came out. It was considered too dangerous and flammable and was there for not allowed on many city’s public transportation.

Albeit they will be low paying jobs. They’re still much needed jobs in a time of economic and employment crisis in this country. I am reminded of Judge Smails(The late great Ted Knight) from the movie Caddyshack, and his infamous employment line, when Danny was smooshing up to him for the Law school Caddy Scholarship > “welllllllll the world needs ditch digger also Danny” –Problem is nowadays it dont take as nearly many people to dig ditches and not everyone can be a lawyer or a doctor. And we have a population growing exponentially that needs ditch digger jobs so to speak!

Judge Smails Clip…lol


Now for the numbers:

So lets say from that 160K gas stations nationwide, we back out the ones in NJ and OR that have the laws already (-24,000). Now leaving us w/ 136,000. Now lets say each one of those stations hire 2.3 new people to comply with the new nation wide filling station attendant mandate/law/jobs initiative.

That is approximately 312,000 new full time created American jobs. Now lets put some dollar signs/figures to them jobs. Lets give them 40 hr work weeks. (312K x 40hrs = 12,480,000 hrs worked collectively PER WEEK) Lets give them the average national minimum wage of a whopping $7.25/hr ($7.25 x 12,480,000 = $90,480,000 per week to pay em) And for a whole 1 YEAR wages for them ALL = $4,704,960,000

So I am asking myself at least, and maybe you are also while reading this.

For $5 Billion bucks a year, we can create 300,000 permanent jobs in this country? Hmmmmm….sounds pretty darn good to me! If I could keep 300K working for 40hrs a week for 10 years for a $100 Billion I would do so. It will only cost half that.

According to the federal government’s energy.gov website the US consumed approximately 140 billion gallons of gasoline in 2004. That number has probably gone up since 2004.

So lets call it 150 Billion gallons now (will update with more accurate # later)

So out of these 150 Bil gallons sold each year, we need to get $5 Billion bucks out of it, to pay for the wages of these new workers, right?

Lets give a gallon a gas a $3 price. = $450,000,000,000 BILLION bucks in total sales of gasoline a year in this country. Ya mean to tell me we can’t swipe a measly $5 billion bucks out of that!?

Not to mention in most cases with any retailer cost price increase, be it a tax or cost of raw materials, it’s passed on to the consumer in the end.

Now $5 Bil is 1.11% of $450 Billion of the total sales!  1.11% of $3/gal gas = $0.033 per gal to get $5 Billion in wages for new workers.

Occam’s Razor – The principle states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory. In short, all thing considered, the simplest explanation tends to be the correct one!

Now, I dont know about you. But I would pay 10 cents more a gallon starting tomorrow morning, if I could have 300,000 jobs for high school kids, who have no intention of seeking higher education upon graduation. Who might use this low paying job as a transition to go on to to better things in life.

Jobs in USA are looking more and more bleak by the month. Mainly due to exponentially advancements in medical technology, automation, robots, computers, ultra efficiency, etc.  Life expectancy/longevity is increasing rampantly now, and will continue to do so until a major reset event (plague, pandemic, civil war, great man to man fought war and not one fought with smart bomb weapons….we need mass causalities). People are living and by necessity working to survive longer than ever. Catalysed with stagnant wage growth and rise in cost of living.  Added also robotics, high performance computer efficiency in workplace, automation, relentless corporate profit seeking (outsourcing) to appease the Masses/Stockholders. All reduces the amount of vital jobs to survive let alone maintain and grow an economy. More and more people and an ever lessening amount of jobs…is a recipe for social and economic disaster!

Let me just add this quickie example as well.
The casino industry vaporized 100,000+ service jobs, that are NEVER coming back….When they went to the coinless operated slot machine technology. Gone are the change attendants, the hard counters (coinage), and most slot mechanics. Even IGT and Bally Gaming laid off employees because of that…….that will never return. And NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo other jobs were not created to replace them lost (people s main bullshit argument). Look at what Shuffle Master Machine did to the casino industry. Make it possible to stack the deck right in front of customers face it did (tech is really rigged against gamblers today)

Voice/response about Atlantic City Police rehiring from layoff.Monday, November 8, 2010 12:49 AM

Dear Sir or Mam,

I for one, am for a vast reduction of police presence and employment in our society. And not just in Atlantic City, but across our nation. The advancements in technology has made that a possibility today, without the ill side effects of social disorder/anarchy. Them same advancements are the reasons that during this current economic recession, we have seen a crime rate reduction across America. As compared to the traditional rise in crime rates, that in the past have accompanied recessionary times. This anomaly is solely due to the fact that “old school crooks and crimes” are almost obsolete in tactic in society. It’s pretty difficult to be an old school crook per se nowadays. We have advanced monitoring now via sophisticated nano camera technology. GPS tracking, enhanced significantly police communications and response times to crimes. We have traffic light cams that remotely mail you a ticket with a photo of you running a red light. If you have EZ Pass, and are timed between toll booths that exceeds the maximum speed to do MPH calculation. They can mail you a ticket for speeding. The list goes on and on. Point being, we dont need as many cops in society as before, like in our infancy as a country. Unless it is to now employ the masses, and to grow the govt job sector. Via the “Prison Industrial Complex” so to speak. There is BIG MONEY in the housing, guarding, rehabilitation, feeding, and supervised release of State writ/sentenced prisoners. So that has to be considered. The same can be said for the amount of firefighters we have today. things dont burn like they once did. We also have in place now building ad fire construction codes that lessen the amount of fires. We have fire suppression and monitoring. Enhanced response times and newer more efficient fighting techniques.the invention and implementation of fire retardant material construction. them points right there make a strong case for at least some consolidation among logistically feasible fire stations. Thats why in Ray Bradbury’s classic > Fahrenheit 451. The firefighters in the future have nothing much to do, but go and burn book banned by the Govt or Google or Wkki in future. Thats their job and purpose in the future in the book. Funny thought there, while writing this. And a most relevant one at that. Also keep in mind this. Technology advancements and growth happen at an exponential rate. For the layman’s, that means the it will only get more difficult to be a crook in the future. So if you dont at least agree with what I wrote above right now. At least keep in the back of mind for future budget of police and firefighter forces.

Here is some more jobs going the way of the 8-Track tape so to speak > Obsolete in light of tech advancement > Cops, Firefighters, School Teachers.


Can the amount of future job creation keep pace with the rising life expectancy and exponential advancements in technology? What is the remedy if jobs can not be created quick enough? Give people a check/ stipend/money? That expires if not spent in certain time, thus to prevent hoarding and to drive consumerism or investment in the markets?

This above is surely, a wiser idea I would think!

I would imagine that an argument/rebuttal would be that most gas stations are little sole proprietor/mom and pop shops and would be burdened in the long run by a “new hire”. Not knowing what their future medical insurance liability might or might not be with regards to employees and what the TAXES will be.

The municipalities can also offer property tax incentives for new hires for say 3 years or so. The Fed Govt along the lines of a break on the income tax of the owners. Tax cuts and Jobs! that’s “winner-winner-chicken-dinner” there! On both sides of the political aisle and even up middle.

We pass laws all the time to stimulate economic growth, or in this case just economic stability. The list is long. Some notables are >  The hands free cell phone industry.  Laws that were passed making it illegal to drive and talk, thus born and  powering the Blue Tooth hands free industry. There’s is the new HD TV laws. Seat belt laws. Building Codes and mandated construction materials. Example : It is NOW required by Electrical Contractors per the NEC (National Electric Code) That when installing the homes new or upgrading (200 amp usually standard) main electric service entry system. You must now drive two(2) eight foot long COPPER ground rods in the Earth as compared to only one not too long ago. That change in the law right there just DOUBLED that amount of copper ground rods SOLD nation wide. I have many more specific example there. And the phasing out of the TV transmission via a UHF/VHF signal and receiving it with the ollll rabbit-ear antenna. Thus forcing you to go out and purchase a cable provider to watch TV. Problematic considering if a Nationwide Emergency Action Message/System ever had to be activated (beeeeeeeeeeeep…this is only a TEST….lol) And those who were economically less fortunate could not receive that message/instructions because they had their cable TV/Internet provider shut off,  due to being broke.

Ben Bernanke recently said at an economic speaking engagement > “The unemployment rate might never recede or at least for some considerable time. I was surprised he used the word “never”. For two words I hardly ever try an use is NEVER and ALWAYS. Much to definitive in today’s world for my liking or use!

But who knows. Maybe he read a few of my societal economic employment thesis….he he

Steve Goff -Ventnor NJ



Added Notes:

originally written : Monday, January 17, 2011

And just look at what the advancements and implementation of mass home computing did to render the old school conventional stock broker obsolete in profession…..gutted that industry like a fish.
If not for the crisis of 2008…they would have been handing out pink slips on the Street like water….lol
Them jobs aint never coming back.

The reason why Dance w/ Stars might not never see Robot > same reason why financial people and professionals are nor TV commentator and pundits. Humans are the entertainment only now!

Folks are living in fantasy land and denial!


About Steven L. Goff

I'm a 38 yr old, modern day Renaissance Man, Polymath, in ever sense of the words. Self educated genius no doubt. "The Police often questioned me, just because they found me interesting" (The Most Interesting Man in the World...drink Dos Equis beer...lol) I come from the last generation who knows what it was like before the computer age per se. The Rotary style phone to the iPhone I like to say. Don't be shocked by this below.......because it's only HALF of it! All true I assure you. Days of telling lies to myself and others are done. Masters Degree from the School of Hard Knocks. Double Doctorate PhD from Google University (like most will have in future). Jack of all trades. Jack Russel loving dog owner of 8yrs. Master of them all. 38 yr old heterosexual. Master electrician and stock trader now, wanna be fund manager, a never be nothing, political and economics junkie, former master safe cracker thief, liar, professional slot machine cheat, before tech advancement made me obsolete! A bad father, bad brother, bad son, and much more. Have been baker, cook, barber, teacher, student, ultra submissive lovers master, semi pro poker player. I'm a novice mathematician, mechanical genius ALL most would say. Sun worshiper, surfer, convicted felon at age 18. Five year prison stay from 18 until 24yrs old. Hence school of Hard Knocks Degrees. Amateur magician, Rubik's Cube solver, social algorithms developer, exponential growth being humanity's most powerful force. My mom was a closet drinker for much of my youth and worked night and slept all day. I am Drake Equation believer, a Luddite I think, student of great societal cyclicality in humanity. I've been shot, I've been stabbed, I've been loved more than life to some, and abandon by the same. Raised Catholic, now of the agnostic mindset. Frankly I dont care if God Almighty exist, for we have bigger problems as a species to solve. I'm speed reader semi cursed with photographic memory, say cursed for some memories are not good. Great pool player, better marksman, Have hunted and killed the beast. A believer information to the masses is more powerful than oil and gold put together. Occam's Razor believer, Rube Goldberg simplifier, Huge student of propaganda and all it's techniques, I wanna go to outer space someday before I die. I dont fear death. I fear not Livin'
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3 Responses to 48 Governors can put 300K+ people to work in one month! Starting tomorrow

  1. stevegoff314 says:

    This is my first ever blog post or attempt at my own web page!

  2. tony12345 says:

    Maybe this is ur first blog, but I read this a stockpickrs in the past. I thought maybe u were doing that “JimCramerNATGASRepeatYouself” thing.

    Anyway, like I already said, I think any ideas related govt intervention in productivity should have meaningful results [not just busy work]. The subject is complicated here in the USA [free country], but if elsewhere, answers would come much easier when a question is asked like “What should we do with our underutilized citizens to ensure our nation prospers for future generations [and maybe contribute a bit to the human race]”.

    Anyway…good luck blogging…cya l8r

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