A few weeks back I had mentioned that winning the 590 million dollar lottery would probably do me more harm than good. That vast amount of money may cause me to lose focus on what is really important in this life.
Now I have had second thoughts on such a condition. You see I came up with a couple of ideas of what could be done with the money, listen to these ideas and let me know what you think.
First thought was to work on the problem killing my local community of Saginaw, Michigan and urban centers nationwide. My focus on the small city of Saginaw is an attempt to keep it manageable. Any lessons learned here could be implemented on a grander scale in places like Detroit, Mi and Chicago, Il.
Any way on with my dream…
Saginaw has a diminishing population, a decrease in tax revenue, an increase in crime and an increasing amount of poverty level households headed up by single mothers. All of these conditions are interrelated to some extent.
So with this money I am going to put together a group that will come up with not just causes for this dismal condition but more importantly some ideas on solving the problems.
This group will include:
Bill Gates, This man has worked on eradication of poverty and disease in Africa, his insights would be of value here.
Bill Cosby, I have heard this man chastise young blacks suggesting they get up off their ass and take responsibility for their actions. Being a father requires more than just being a sperm donor.
Michelle Rhee, I have heard bad things about this lady in education circles but, I have also heard good things. Her input may also be of value.
Locally I would have the gentleman who started Parishioners on patrol. Sorry, do not know his name but am sure you or someone near you does.
Stacy Erwin Oakes would be included, a politician but one that appears to have a finger on the pulse of the local populace.
I would also include 2 or 3 young people from the community.
And off the top of my head I would include Dawn French and/or Kimbru Kuch as recording secretaries.
This group would meet initially to set an agenda and a goal with a target date.
A fantasy you say, yep but it is my money and my fantasy.
Tomorrow I will tell you about the business I am planning to start in my fantasy.
- Saginaw announces police layoffs, new police chief (minbcnews.com)
- Saginaw State Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes to meet with constituents over coffee in Kochville Township (mlive.com)
- Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ of female discovered after injury report in Saginaw (mlive.com)