Financing AWSC

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It is easier and cheaper to make friends rather than enemies.

 Serving with Other nations service corps in the AWSC proposals.



Cost of warring versus AWSC investment comparables

Cost per military personnel of Iraq preemeptive invasion

Iraq death America ugly rates  How numbers count in winning the Terror War.


What do.. How fund... one page summary.

Non-traditional funding mechanisms in the AWSC proposals.







Revenues from donations by Forbes Richest 400

Forbes Richest documentation

Forbes 400 Richest 2007

Who Gives?  Forbes 400..



Revenues from Estate Tax


Revenues from Surtax on richest 1% of Americans

Cutting big checks... measure rich by what they contribute?

The Forbes 400
The Forbes One Billion .. those at the other end and what about doing something for them, which the AWSC proposes doing...
Jeffrey Sachs 10.08.07

Slate 60..analysis of 60 best givers


Non-tax paying corporations

High Income tax payer rates & distribution.

Estate tax or "un-American activities tax," the "Scrooge tax," or the "keeping America great by motivating your lazy-ass kids tax."













































Mercenaries cost... us




Import imbalance nations


This page contains details on financing the AWSC as well as some reasons for doing so with the programs outlined.  It also links to PLI's  proposed Fair Tax Bracket Reform legislation that will serve as a back-up revenue source to insure a robust AWSC.

Click  Non-traditional funding mechanisms to read the section of the AWSC proposals outlining some non-traditional funding mechanisms.

Click Serving with Other nations service corps  to read the section of the AWSC proposals that calls for serving with other nations service corps and inspiring other nations to create such.

Cost of the War in Iraq
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Our recent warring policies have spiraled us so deeply in debt that even investments that save us billions or trillions in the future must convince a significant percentage of Americans, who lack the vision to invest now to have a prosperous, less costly future, and smarter, worldly-experienced based public policy, to support a cost-effective AWSC.

By ramping up to one million AWSC volunteers over the seven year start-up, the AWSC is acting as a small, model program.  This also gives visionary leadership time to educate the Forbes 400 and non-tax paying corporations  on how they can voluntarily step up to help fund a program that will right the State of Our Union and World.

Investing in AWSC 

As deeply indebted nation, how do we pay for the investment in a robust American World Service Corps?

 This page gives you some of the funding answers that are called for in the proposed AWSC legislation.  These revenues streams fund the AWSC.  Revenues from these streams will be deposited into a locked account escrowed to funding the AWSC.

1.  Revenues from donations lobbied from Forbes Richest 400

Politicians continuously lobby America’s richest to finance their image making campaigns. In 2007 and 2008 the poorest person on this list was worth about 1.3 billion.  In 2008 their net worth was $1.57 trillion. Their average net worth is $3.9 billion.  

Should American citizens demand that their presidential candidates and other elected reps lobby America's Richest to annually "donate" under  2% of their untapped wealth to underwrite the total cost of fielding the AWSC for 27 years?

 Which of the presidential and congressional candidates would refuse to lobby the richest Americans to invest in America’s future by having them fund a million Americans a year building stability at home and abroad?  It is surprising to most that the Forbes 400 have set aside minuscule amounts for charity, like 0-10%.

Should you support those candidates who refuse to lobby the richest Americans to invest in the AWSC?

See link above for more details.

Accumulated 2007 This % for each year For 27 Total Forbes 
Wealth of Forbes 400 If wealthiest Covers AWSC years donations
Richest Americans donated costs of of AWSC funds AWSC for
$1,540,000,000,000 1% $15,400,000,000 27 $415,800,000,000
If donate this, AWSC totally paid 1.70% $26,180,000,000 $706,860,000,000 Pays for entire AWSC program
2% $30,800,000,000 $831,600,000,000
3% $46,200,000,000 $1,247,400,000,000
4% $61,600,000,000 $1,663,200,000,000
8% $123,200,000,000 $3,326,400,000,000

Forbes Richest Documentation

Some sources of information on the Forbes Richest.  A mere billionaire here is low on the totem poll.

In 1997 Ted Turner donated a Billion dollars to United nation causes, saying, 

"There are so many rich guys in the world, billionaires. The world is awash in money and nobody knows what to do with it. We don't want the money they know what to do with, just the money they don't know what to do with."  

Ten years later Gates and Buffett trumped that donation about 30 times over.  See how much more most of the other billionaires could do to make the world safer for their and others' children and grand children.

Who Gives  may now be blocked form viewing.



Forbes 400 Richest Wealth 1995-2012