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Political Promises Scoreboard

This would simply be a web site where each elected official's promises were stated and flagged showing whether they were kept, broken, in-process or inactive. A percentage based on kept divided by (kept + broken) would give us a fairly accurate estimate of their reliability when re-election time comes around.

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Transparency my butt

This administration is closed. Democrats and Republicans have forsaken representative government and constitutional law. Better chance of being hired as a Czar than to find a job in the public today. Thieves prosper financially, and hard working Americans are losing their homes. The White House Closed tighter than the Kremlin. Obama blocks list of visitors to White House Taking Bush's position, administration denies ...more »

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Common Sense Tax Law/Rate

I propose that all of our tax laws and tax codes be scraped and replaced with a simple flat tax system. In this system it would not matter how you earned your money or from what source, you would be taxed at the same flat percentage for every single dollar of income. No longer would we need loopholes, tax accountants, tax lawyers, or nearly as many IRS agents as we now have. You make a Dollar, you pay a flat percentage ...more »

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What Obama says doesn't match with reality

http://www.recovery.gov/ This is the website where you can allegedly track exactly what the stimulus package is doing to help in our economic recovery. If you look at it closely, no private sector jobs have been saved, or created, nor is there any mention of private sector hiring due to the stimulus package. Obama said earlier today that private sector businesses were saved, jobs were saved, and many private sector ...more »

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No more STIMULOUSY packages!!!

We don't need another STIMULOUSY package when we don't even know what happened to the first one. Now he's fixing to rob the cradles of our great grandchildren with another less than transparent as London fog stimulous package. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! STOP IT ALREADY!!! ARE YOU A COMPLETE COMMUNIST DOLT??? HAVE YOU NO CONCERN FOR THIS COUNTRY'S FUTURE??? WHAT FAILED TRANSPARENCY WILL YOU OFFER US THIS TIME??? ANOTHER STUPID ...more »

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Funding New Ideas Pilots

There are hundreds of good ideas! In industry all good ideas are tested through the R&D process, i.e.: designed, prototyped, the bugs are ironed out, piloted, and so on. In a pilot test, a project is implemented on a small scale and tightly defined geographical location, and run for a time to study how it works, make changes during pilot, and eventually have a final implementation plan, or closed as unworkable. Legislation ...more »

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National tax transparency website needed

Have you ever wondered what your true federal tax bill is? We all know our income tax bill, but what about all of the other federal taxes assessed separately for various activities, services or products? The Tax Foundation has a slew of data on various federal taxes here: http://taxfoundation.org/taxdata/ We already have a national spending website, and that's nothing to sneeze at, but shouldn't the other half of ...more »

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Real Time Federal Spending

Provide Updates to USASpending.gov to include other metrics similar to SEC filings for businesses. Cash Flow statements, income and balance sheets, and a covenant agreement showing specifically how our debt load will not impede our ability to manage and operate the day to day operations of our country. It should also include projected expenditures referenced to line items in the budget. Every manner of chart, graph, ...more »

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Is the Obama administration transparent or opaque? You decide!

To me, if something is transparent, you can see through it. Windows are transparent, Saran Wrap is transparent, Glad Bags are transparent. President Obama is not transparent, he is opaque. He is not a window, he is a door that shuts us out. He is not Saran Wrap, he is Waxed Paper that covers up. He is not a Glad Bag, he is a paper bag that conceals its contents. Take a look at the definitions of Transparent and ...more »

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Deleting duplicate posts

When you say you delete "duplicate" posts, what criteria are you using? I see lots of duplicate posts here, some even by the same authors as far as I can tell.

 

Secondly, when you delete posts, do you publish a notice of removal in its place, and state the reasons for its deletion? It's a matter of transparency that the public is made aware that a certain post has been removed, and why.

 

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Time to come clean

I may have missed it, but if the owners/operators of this website have the ability to match IP addresses with their voting record, they should come forth with that information. It's called "TRANSPARENCY".

 

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Is this really open dialogue??

I feel that if the President wants to add transparency to his administration, and this was one of his campaign promises, he should start with himself. Please Mr. Obama, if you love this country and respect its constitution, you will immediately release your long form birth certificate to put to rest the questions about your elegibility to serve in this esteemed office. Until it is released, until the lawyers/dogs are ...more »

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