Call me stupid but........

Temple, Texas
January 17, 2016 9:33am CST
I believe in the power of a dollar bill.One dollar, alone, seems very weak, does it not?I came up with an idea many years ago, bounced it off many of my friends noggins, and got the same response. "It will never work. You just can't trust people." My theory is if in a city, the population contributed 1 dollar per person, there would be X amount of dollars in he fund. Our small town has 60,000 people in it, so therefore, at the end of the drive,the fund would collect 60,000 dollars. Money used to help bring the citizens of our city up into a better place, one dollar at a time. No one is ask to over pay. just one dollar per family member.If we were to actually carry this out for a full year, we would gain over 3 million dollars.This is a small town. What could a large city do? I now bring this before you for discussion.
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• United States
17 Jan 16
It is a nice theory, but it wouldn't work. First, some people cannot afford that. We are low income. That would mean an extra $52 dollars per year that I would have to find. It doesn't seem like much, but sometimes it really is. Second, who would decide what to do with all that money? Third, who would have control over all that money, and how would the disbursement of funds be done?
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• Temple, Texas
17 Jan 16
Thank you for your comment.I came up with this idea many years ago.I have found most people share your opinion.I believe the biggest reason this idea would never work is the trust issue. Most people are more concerned about who controls the money, even they only contribute a small portion. Trust is a huge issue among us all.
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• United States
17 Jan 16
@meltean59 Yes, I think that trust is a major issue here. It is a small amount per person/household, but it is a very large sum in total. People would want to know that whoever is in control of the money is honest and trustworthy. Also, agreeing on how to distribute the money would be a major issue. People have different ideas, and getting the majority to agree and everyone to be happy would be an almost insurmountable task.
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@antonbunot (9510)
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Jan 16
Calgary has more than a million population . . one dollar from every Calgarian would surely housed and feed hundreds of homeless people roaming in the city.
• Temple, Texas
20 Jan 16
It is a beautiful dream I have always had.I guess it is a dream that only God can make com true.
• United States
19 Jan 16
My boyfriend was talking about this also, if everyone just donated $1 - it could help a lot of organizations, etc but how? Easier said than done.
• Temple, Texas
26 Jun 16
It takes folks like your boyfriend and I to help people understand how weak one dolr, or even one person is , standing alone. It is the power of numbers,large numbers of people contributing their solitary bill.A dollar bill in one million peoples' hands is one million dollars. Doesn't it just make sense?