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Get Rid of Private Prisons

Seriously, we should not have third party prison systems. Most are traded on the Stock exchange. It causes corruption as we saw in Pennsylvania this past year. Cash for inmates. And this is only what we know about. Private Prison should not be allowed period. its open to corruption on so many levels. It won't be just the judges it will be cops next and so on. PUT A STOP TO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!

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Food Modernization Act of 2009: Preventing Seed Monopolies For Family Farms

The cleaning, storing, and collection of seeds could become a thing of the past according to the Organic Consumers Association. Apparently, Monsanto has been attempting to corner the market on seed sources and patenting everything it can get its hands on. They aren't the only big agriculture company to do so. Basically it goes like this. Farmers sign an agreement to plant Monsanto seeds, the Genetically Modified seeds ...more »

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Abolish Private "for profit" Prisons in America

A “SINGLE VOICE PROJECT” is the official name of the petition sponsored by: The National Public Service Council To Abolish Private Prisons (NPSCTAPP) THIS PETITION SEEKS TO ABOLISH ALL PRIVATE PRISONS IN THE UNITED STATES, (or any place subject to its jurisdiction) The National Public Service Council To Abolish Private Prisons (NPSCTAPP) is a grass roots organization driven by a single objective. We want the United ...more »

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Get the government out of private business

That's right. Get out! The government's meddling in business directly lead to the housing bust and the credit crisis, thereby directly causing 2 of the big 3 automakers to go bust and be taken over by the government, which will now DICTATE how these "private" businesses operate. Get out! and you want to take over the healthcare industry, which is about 17% of our economy. Get OUT! We know this is about ...more »

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Protect harloom varieties of plants and food stocks from patents

Right now any company can patent and control the use of any plant or genetics of that plant. This should be limited or not allowed for plants that are pre existing. Especially plants that can be used for food, and have pre-existed before the company was around. Discovering, documenting, or genetically mapping a variety should not mean a company owns the rights to that plant. Patenting a plant variety is ok so long as ...more »

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Create the Healthcare system the USA never has had

In the past, people paid health care providers directly. Then some companies got in the middle between the patients and the providers and "handled the money". I don't call this a healthcare system. I see no reason for there to be any middlemen (or middle companies) involved in healthcare. This is not like auto or home insurance where some people will never use it. Health care is something that every person will ...more »

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community service jobs for the unemployed

All the unemployed people who are getting paid through unemployment insurance must participate in something like a WPA or CCC program in their nearby cities/communities for at least 8 hours a week. and if they work hard enough, their unemployment will be extended, if not - sorry. Jobs could be supervised by those unemployed that have leadership skills and some re-training could be done too. Those with construction skills ...more »

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Set Standards for Government Contracts, THEN Allow Open Bidding

I think it just as important to control quality as to contain costs, so I would recommend that the federal government require all private contractors to meet a set of health, safety, and environment care standards similar to its own internal standards--whether this be in the United States or overseas. After working as a contract wildland firefighter and as a Americorps forestry volunteer (separately), I have seen very ...more »

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Level the playing field for innovators.

Let the merit of an idea or innovation be the primary reason for government support. Remove biases in funding opportunities that favor large institutions over small entities. Merge individual or small business innovation funding into the same pool enjoyed by corporations, universities, and national laboratories. In this way, we can revive the spirit of American ingenuity.

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Set up a Web site that allows volunteers to schedule time working for non-profits

Lots of people are eager to do volunteer work, but there are many logistical challenges in the way. The Web-based tools that were used as part of the Obama campaign allowed people to easily sign up for shifts doing phone banking, canvassing, bringing food, etc. This capability could easily be extended to non-profits across the country, most of whom don't have the funds or technological expertise to stand up such a site. ...more »

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Small business / residential energy efficiency

I believe that a combination of tax credits, rebates, low interest start up loans and federal subsidies, and an effort to encourage state and local compliance and cooperation should be used to help small, independent businesses with the goal of improving residential home energy efficiency. Helping residences get up to date weatherization, improve the efficiency of the appliances, perhaps adding solar panels and/or other ...more »

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