Saturday, 10 March 2012

Political Contributions and Tax's

Concerned about Company's Political Contributions and the influence that it may give them?

Mad about the number of Company's that pay little or no taxes?

Is your Town/City/Province/State/Country running a deficit?

My Crazy Idea might help fix all three problems

What if we had a minimum federal tax of at least 20 times the total of all of a company's political contributions and the contributions of it senior management and board members?

Yep One Totally Crazy Idea I Know

The company contributes 20 Million total in political contributions, then the minimum tax payable becomes 400 Million

By "company" I mean any organization that contributes money to any political organization. I included any union, industry group, church that make any kind of money contribution at any level of public politics.

By Senior management I include the the "C" Block (CEO, CFO, CIO...) The Board Of Directors, President, VP's, Senior VP's.....

By contribution to any level, I mean from local dog catcher to the President or Prime Minster

Would love to see what would happen to the RIAA and MPAA with such as plan.
What would this do to unions?
What would this do to Churches?

Why this is a crazy idea?
1) What politician would proposes it?
2) What politician(s) would support it?
3) What Party would support it?
4) What company/union/church would support it?

Sunday, 26 February 2012

How to improve traffic durning rush hour?

Traffic durning rush hour has been getting worse for years.

Our commutes to work have been getting longer and more stressful year over year.

One of the major traffic issues going to and from work is the number of transport trucks on the road during rush hour. Where are they going and what are they delivering?

Think about the various trucks you see on the road durning your commute to and from work, and ask yourself some questions about the trucks you see.

From my commute to work I see this at least 4 days a week on the 520 service road.
What is a Beer truck doing parked on a major road beside Tim Hortons at 7:20 in the morning? Who is the beer going to be delivered to after the driver gets his or her coffee? Why do they need beer delivery that early in the morning? When did the driver start delivering Beer in the morning that he or she needs to stop and get a coffee at 7:20 AM?

How many times does a truck pull out of a side road in front of you causing you to have to slow down because it can not get up to speed quickly? How many times have you had to slow down because a truck needs 2 or 3 lanes to turn off the road you are on?

Tucks making a delivery to a construction site blocking the road? Why are they delivering at 7AM? Because the contractor does not want to keep material on the job site. Why, because they do not want to pay for a security company to guard the material, so they want it delivered very early in the morning. So we all have to suffer blocked road because they are trying to save a couple of bucks.

So here is my Crazy Idea
Maybe we should look at keeping Transport Trucks off the roads in metropolitan areas between 7 AM to 9 AM and between 4PM and 6PM? Crazy Idea sure it is, but look at your commute and think about if there were no Transports on the road at that time? Do you think your commute would be easier? Not looking so crazy to many of you now is it?

Where do the trucks gofer the 2 hours? That is a reasonable question. They could be parked at their depot, remain at their last delivery, park at a restaurant and eat. There are a lot of places they could stay parked for the 2 hours.  I agree that this would cause some disruption to truck drives and some of their customers. Some more thought is needed on this but solutions can be found.

Would everything get deliver if the trucks are off the road for 4 hours a day in the City? Maybe, maybe not. We might need more trucks to deliver durning the authorized hours. The would increase employment to some degree. We would need some more trucks, which would also increase employment to some degree. We might need more shipper/receivers to load/unload the trucks, again this would also increase employment to some degree.

Down side to trying to get this idea in to reality would be that you could be come a target for blackmail or death, as some would oppose the idea. To run for any office with this as part of your platform would be very hazardous to getting campaign money and support from business.

Like I said it is a crazy idea but it might just work. The whole idea needs more work but I think it could be improve our commutes.