Who Knew-A government Program that Worked
The Pigeon Falls Lion's Club wishes to announce a story writing contest for anybody interested in writing short stories. The Story can be anywhere between one hundred and six hundred words. 'The title must be " I remember when ........"
The story should be obviously false but with a ring of possible truth. ( Figure that out)
There are no real prizes but your story will become part of the ongoing Pigeon Falls story.
More information is available HERE
The government did something that worked and I hope it was paying attention.
It had two problems.
1. Car sales were sluggish and car companies despite bail outs were hurting.
2. There were lots of gas guzzling clunkers on the road adding both to our use of foreign oil and air pollution.
If there had been business as usual they would have poured cash into the big auto companies to help them ride the storm.
They would have put a large tax on gas guzzling cars.
The problem would have gotten worse.
But this time they really attacked the problem, both problems at the bottom instead of the top.
They offered people $4500 to trade in their old gas guzzlers on new more fuel efficient cars.
And the guy on the bottom responded.
Car sales shot up and the money trickled up into the economy instead of down.
Little people were helped to get new cars. The new car cost less and it would now cost them less to drive. For the little guy it was win-win.
But it also gave a push to the economy and a shot in the arm to car companies. Win-win for the government too.
The lesson here is that the people who do the work, buy the products, and make the economy run are not the CEO’s of the big companies but thousands of little guys.
When you target to help the right people good things happen.
Let's hope that somehow they got the message.