BENEFITS - The TOP 10 reasons for project A.N.T.S. starts with solving the unemployment and underemployment problem in America. Additionally, it provides competition to existing Energy, Communication and Transportation Systems. Think about it.
GOVERNMENT SPENDING REDUCTIONS:
Reduced Spending for support programs such as S.N.A.P. (Food Stamp Program).
Reduced spending for unemployment benefits from both the State and Federal Government.
Reduced spending for necessary support of other programs due to reductions in the number of people at or below the poverty line.
These savings would cut the annual expenses for these and other programs. Money would then be available to balance the budget and apply to other programs. Also, change the RED boxes to GREEN.
BALANCE THE FEDERAL BUDGET?
With more income tax revenue entering the U.S.Treasury from Employed Workers taxes and combined with the savings from the above reductions in government expenditures, we should not need a Constitutional Amendment for this goal, but then again?
Economic Boom and the Ripple Effect:
Eventually, with millions of formerly unemployed and underemployed Americans now working directly with the design, manufacture, and construction of the A.N.T.S. project, or in the operation thereof, these workers will now cause a Ripple Effect, which means, these folks will now have money to spend, invest, and payoff their home mortgage. They will buy new homes, cars and trucks, pay off other bills, and get the medical and dental care they need but have been putting off, and maybe even take a vacation. Indirectly, all this activity means more jobs, for more Americans, and what is good for America, is good for the world.
Before we make major changes to these programs, let us get the unemployment problem resolved, and then take a fresh look at these systems. Most people agree changes are needed, but would it not be easier to make changes, if we can first get the unemployment and poverty problems resolved? Also, tax revenue (F.I.CA & MEDICARE) from millions of formerly unemployed workers will help shore up the funds for these programs. True? Also, change the YELLOW box to GREEN.
COMPONENT BENEFITS: Each component of A.N.T.S. supports our National Security and has many other benefits; here are just a few.
ENERGY: Provides a national grid to collect and distribute electrical power to just about anywhere on the continent. It will help keep the cost of energy low and available so that outages due to energy supply problems in one region of the country, are kept to a minimum.
COMMUNICATION: Serves as a land based backup to our current ground and satelite networks in case something were ever to happen to some of our aging infrastucture related systems, whether it is due to natural or other causes. Extra bandwith and truly secure communications are especially needed in emergencies.
HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION: The population of our nation is growing; the airlines have consolidated into what some consider a monopolistic industry, the interstate highways are at times and in many places congested, which not only causes frustration, but is expensive for businesses and consumers in terms of time and fuel-see the related section in the book for estimates on what this costs; its amazing. Traveling at speeds around 200-300 mph is much safer and efficient on the A.N.T.S. platform than on existing and proposed high speed surface based systems; there are no railroad crossings.
JOBS: Are the number one reason for this project. We have a supply and demand problem. Too many people looking for work and too few jobs! It might be a good situation for those businesses and even government employers who want to hire us for part time or temporary positions but in the long run it is detrimental to the economy and the country. For example, Teenage unemployment is at record levels, and do you remember that old saying about "idle hands" ? Would you agree with me that many of our social problems can be directly related to unemployment? Think about it.