Public-Private Partnerships

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Government Owned Businesses

This is very dangerous business. Many believed that we no longer live in a democracy, but in a corporate oligarchy. Corporations, with all their power, became the oppressors. Government was in bed with the corporations, we all felt, and the little people just quietly live lives of desperation. Now, the government is not only in bed with the corporations, but they are buying them up. Is this meant to help our economy? ...more »

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Create truly independent commissions

A mechanism needs to be developed that would allow honest inquiry into questions of importance - like did the CIA lie to Congress - what caused the economic disaster in the USA, etc. Under no conditions can we investigate these big questions with politicians or people appointed by politicians. Bipartisan commissions will merely confirm that lots of people - other than politicians - caused the problems. ...more »

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Resolve energy dependancy and unemployment

Resolve the unemployment / underemployment issue and the energy problems at the same time by creating 21 strategically placed nuclear power plants through out the U.S. This resolves the issue of right of way for powerlines from the desert solar arrays etc. and spurs businesses to hire skilled labor. The power plants would create the largest number of jobs that take several years to complete. Jobs in trucking, engineering, ...more »

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Open contract jobs to everyone, including the American people who are unemployed

There are so many talented - and unemployed - people who need work. It is a shame it is so difficult for them to obtain work from, by, and with the government. How many individuals could be helped if some of these initiatives were opened up to teams of American citizens, each with unique competencies. That is, have the government create team leaders in a way, of very specific bite sized initiatives. Then bring in unemployed ...more »

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Accountability for Government Funded Non-Profit Service Providers

Local governments across the United States partner with countless non-profit service organizations to provide all kinds of services to constituents - education, health, children's services, etc. The government spends billions through grants and contracts to these providers, but often does not have the capacity to ensure that these organizations are meeting their goals. For example, supplementary educational organizations ...more »

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Transform SBA into a Microfinance Agency for startups

So far we've been spending trillions to try and resuscitate defunct DOW companies and a non-existent Wall Street. I propose that we give Small a chance and let Big digest its trillions. To wit, we need to transform the SBA from a place for dry cleaners to get loans into a dynamic, web driven micro-finance agency. Citizens should be able to get grants and Government backed loans in the amount of $100,000, 1M or 10M, ...more »

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Community Social Service Summit

Oregon has developed a unique approach to Social Services and Health Care for Seniors, Disabled, and those in poverty. It is a fundamental belief that communities are in a much better position to determine and provide these services - Portland social service needs are not the same as Molalla social service needs. The Community-Based approach includes the recent Community Congress held in Clackamas County to advise the ...more »

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Collaborative processes Ned to Measure Up to Democratic Principles

Collaborative processes are adjuncts to traditional democratic processes. As such, they have to measure up to principles of good democratic practice. One of the core principles by which a collaborative process will be measured is the extent to which it is inclusive and representative of the public and key stakeholder interests. If it fails to be inclusive and representative, the outcomes of the process will likely not ...more »

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Corporations/Employers to provide citizen engagement events during office hours

One of the biggest challenges a citizen faces when trying to be an engaged citizen is that he or she has a time crunch. Part of that time crunch is due to the fact that most of our waking hours are spent at work, and that after work we barely have the time to meet our other roles, responsibilities, and pleasures, much less time to research, think about and take targeted action on issues that are important to them! ...more »

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Public-Private Partnerships

Aren't "public-private partnerships" the fundamental aspect of Fascism? Mussolini said Fascism is more appropriately called Corporatism. Reminds me of how things are going here. Hitler tried public-private partnerships and you see how magical Nazi Germany was. We have a the worse, most dangerous public-private partnership there is: The creation of money by the Federal Reserve. Fascist!

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A more in-depth dialogue with a single agency including a performance dashboard for immediate feedback

Create an open dialogue event similar to this one where a single (Federal or State) agency answers questions from the public in pre-set categories. Agency answers are measured via a Performance Dashboard (green, yellow, red) where the public votes on a few measurements during the forum. 1) Openness (frank and honest answers) during the dialogue 2) Conciseness 3) Precision (answered to the point) and usefulness of answer ...more »

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Open Government means Open Goals and Objectives

Larger cities have Consolidated Plans, for community development, but who reads them? Government agencies have goals. Nonprofits have goals. For profit organizations have community service goals. The President has goals. Congress has goals. Governors and state legislatures have goals. Mayors and city councils have goals. Where is the government "Interstate Highway" Website that puts all these goals together, in ...more »

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