Whats your Million Dollar Idea?

Whats your Million Dollar Idea?

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Invested

New York, NY

#1 Feb 28, 2013
We need to get back some of that old entrepreneurial sprit. So, what do have? What would you do to create your own opportunity here? Could you create jobs?
Truth

Utica, NY

#2 Feb 28, 2013
Purchase "Old Main" from New York State and turn it into a dormatory style home for social services recipients. Subdivide into dorm style rooms (not apartments). Include a medical clinic, classrooms for job/life skills training and a cafeteria/dining hall. No smoking, no pets, no drugs, no nonsense of any kind. Payphones (no cell phones).

Feed them, shelter them, teach them, provide clothing. Give them what they need for a life and not a lifestyle.

Take their checks and food allowances. I think that the right group of people could make a lot of money with privatized social services and save the taxpayers a lot of money at the same time. Some slum lords might not like my plan.
baseball fan

New York, NY

#3 Feb 28, 2013
I would start a semi-pro baseball league that uses the rail system to move players and fans. If you look at google maps you will see that all of the large ballparks in nys are right next to train tracks. Murnane Field is, Syracuse, Buffalo, Binghamton, Rochester, Cooperstown (sort of) and tons of small fields in between like Little falls. Imagine if teams could bring a train full of their fans with them? I don't think that it is a coincidence that those parks are there ball teams used to travel by train, in a different age and when things were better here than most places.
invested

New York, NY

#4 Feb 28, 2013
Cool idea, what if part of it was that they learned to sew their own clothes, and cook from scratch instead of a microwave? I really like the potential for reducing the tax spending while still taking care of our people in need.
Alien in the elevator

Clark Mills, NY

#5 Feb 28, 2013
A medicaid only line at the grocery stores. Funded by taxpayer dollars, of course.
skeevedout

New York, NY

#6 Feb 28, 2013
Alien in the elevator wrote:
A medicaid only line at the grocery stores. Funded by taxpayer dollars, of course.
Booooooooo
we have that already first of the month at Walmart every line.
better fan

New York, NY

#7 Feb 28, 2013
baseball fan wrote:
I would start a semi-pro baseball league that uses the rail system to move players and fans. If you look at google maps you will see that all of the large ballparks in nys are right next to train tracks. Murnane Field is, Syracuse, Buffalo, Binghamton, Rochester, Cooperstown (sort of) and tons of small fields in between like Little falls. Imagine if teams could bring a train full of their fans with them? I don't think that it is a coincidence that those parks are there ball teams used to travel by train, in a different age and when things were better here than most places.
Murnane Field kinda sucks, Utica needs a better park. It should be just north of the Aud, closer to the train tracks there not that I think your train idea would ever work, but it could help revitalize that area.
abc

Utica, NY

#8 Feb 28, 2013
Truth wrote:
Purchase "Old Main" from New York State and turn it into a dormatory style home for social services recipients. Subdivide into dorm style rooms (not apartments). Include a medical clinic, classrooms for job/life skills training and a cafeteria/dining hall. No smoking, no pets, no drugs, no nonsense of any kind. Payphones (no cell phones).
Feed them, shelter them, teach them, provide clothing. Give them what they need for a life and not a lifestyle.
Take their checks and food allowances. I think that the right group of people could make a lot of money with privatized social services and save the taxpayers a lot of money at the same time. Some slum lords might not like my plan.


This would just be more govt.(unions) and not for profit . People need to support themselves with maybe a little short term assistance once in awhile.
abc

Utica, NY

#9 Feb 28, 2013
invested wrote:
Cool idea, what if part of it was that they learned to sew their own clothes, and cook from scratch instead of a microwave? I really like the potential for reducing the tax spending while still taking care of our people in need.
How would this decrease tax spending?
invested

New York, NY

#10 Feb 28, 2013
abc wrote:
<quoted text>How would this decrease tax spending?
It would consolidate spending. Instead of giving several chunks of cash out so people can waste, exploit or squander it it would provide basic staples of food water and shelter. Tax payers pay for housing, heat, water, cell phones, and food for all kinds of individuals who have no interest in doing it another way. They're bleeding us dry.
invested

New York, NY

#11 Feb 28, 2013
abc wrote:
<quoted text>This would just be more govt.(unions) and not for profit . People need to support themselves with maybe a little short term assistance once in awhile.
something like this could help people get back on their feet and off public assistance. Not just pay for them forever.
hdfrrssg

Clark Mills, NY

#12 Feb 28, 2013
skeevedout wrote:
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Booooooooo
we have that already first of the month at Walmart every line.
No no no. I mean one line designated for people on medicaid. They can't use any other line in the store. Those of us that earn our money can use the rest of the registers without having to mingle with the welfare garbage population.

It's such a good idea that every person in the state who isn't on medicaid would give me a dollar for thinking of it.
Limit the free ride

Syracuse, NY

#13 Mar 1, 2013
Cut welfare, soc services, public assistance, etc, to one child and 2 years max. You aren't smart enough to get on birth control after your first kid, thats your problem. You can't find a job like most of America within 2 years, that's your problem.
Too many damn handouts to people that abuse and dont need it.
LiveFromMomsBase ment

Syracuse, NY

#14 Mar 1, 2013
Tax the trillions traded every day on Wall Street! Even a small percentage, such as 0.0001% would add up to a hefty amount. Those traders do it all day long, moving millions and billions, without any taxes charged.
back to the point

New York, NY

#15 Mar 1, 2013
The poor are the problem, no the rich are the problem. That's all horseshit the problem is us we don't create and innovate (over regulation stifles us a bit). The question is: what ideas do you have that could actually produce something? Not who is to blame. Take your "it there fault" attitude and go fuck yourself. We need people who are ready to take on responsibility no just place blame and hope for rescue. We need to save ourselves.

Level 8

Since: Jul 12

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Mar 1, 2013
Cowboy pickles
Millionaire

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Mar 1, 2013
here's a fool proof idea.

People are always looking for the miracle weight loss cure. Here it is....

Build a luxury resort/spa/medical clinic in some tropical island near the U.S.(Bahamas, Cayman Islands etc.) and staff if it with good doctors and nurses.

People come to the clinic and are put in a medically induced coma (perfectly safe) for a week or two and are fed only low calorie IV fluids.

The pitch..... take a long nap and when you wake up you will be 20 pounds lighter.

Gold mine I tell you, gold mine.
okk

Utica, NY

#18 Mar 2, 2013
And how do you get the money to build that place and pay all the Doctor's to monitor it?
Get a job

Manlius, NY

#19 Mar 2, 2013
Everyone that is on public assistance for more then two years is put into a dormitory style of living. Any money they receive from the government must be used to purchase items from a government run store that is either in the dormitory or adjacent to it. This means clothing, snacks, or otherwise would have to be purchased there. The dormitory would serve three meals a day to all residents. Government would not provide funding for cell phones, televisions, or vehicles. A stipend would be provided to allow residents to use public transportation and taxis to get around. Community rooms would be available in the dormitories to watch television and movies. Everyone would use shared bathrooms, etc. This type of arrangement in the long run would save the government money, reduce fraud and abuse of government supplied funds, and may provide incentives for those on the dole to get out and find a job...
Grizzly Bear

Ardsley, NY

#20 Mar 2, 2013
Limit the free ride wrote:
Cut welfare, soc services, public assistance, etc, to one child and 2 years max. You aren't smart enough to get on birth control after your first kid, thats your problem. You can't find a job like most of America within 2 years, that's your problem.
Too many damn handouts to people that abuse and dont need it.
I with you on that plan. Way to many people on the system, way too long. It is killing us financially. Somebody has to do something.

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