Whether you a talking about a small rural town or the bustling city of Chicago or New York the economic impact that the population has on a community is a direct correlation to that community. Each member of that community has a responsibility to provide an economic impact in a positive way or either that entire community shall suffer the burden of that one individual.
These are what social programs were created for, for non-active economic members of the community. These certain indiviuals are a negative impact on the population as there money is being used to suport these certain individuals. These tax dollars spent on these people could be kept in the pockets of active members and then either spent or invested in the community creating a much more economic beneficial cycle.
Although every community has them and always will these people could be and should be cared for by private donations that if not taxed so heavily more people would donate to these projects.
A more positive way communitities are impacted is by the greater number of people who are active and are generating income and streaming it back into the community to keep it vibrant and above ground financially. These individuals are pro contributors to the community and their dollars and earned and spent in that same community, for the most part.
It is these to groups of people that are found in every community across this country and as long as the contributing members strongly out weigh the non contributing members the community as a whole will continue to work.
Some of the factors that come into play when discussing contributing versus not contributing are the,
- employment rate in that community
- the housing market
- availability to social programs and the non profit organizations in that community
- the proactiveness the the churches to help individuals and their families to keep them off those social programs
These are just to name a few. So next time you are in a different town than which you live in, take a look around and see if you can learn any thing from what they are doing to keep their community thriving and bring those ideas back home with you.