Legal & Policy Challenges

Common sense fiscal constraints

Allow federal agencies one year from the time that a bill is passed to rationally spend the money.

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Require participatory budgeting for all city budgets

Mandate that each city government in the U.S. set up a public participation process in which residents directly decide how to spend part of the municipal budget. This practice, known as participatory budgeting (see ParticipatoryBudgeting.org) is already being practiced in over 1200 cities around the world and it has been endorsed as a best practice of local governance by the United Nations and World Bank. Several countries, ...more »

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Taxation With Representation

Federal, state and local income or sales taxes, if paid by individuals not corporations, should be directly allocated when they are paid. The burden of taxation should be redirected to corporations and lifted from individuals who pay an undue amount of taxes. Each tax form should include a last page illustrating how the previous year's taxes were spent by category and allowing the taxpayer to indicate the percentage of ...more »

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Making Data More Accessible

XML Budget

There should be a single xml document that accounts for the entire budget.

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Strategic Planning and Budgeting

National Security Reform

28 May 09. Responding to comment: Re-Invention would be better than Reform but I cannot change that now. National Security is spending $1 trillion a year against ONE of the ten high-level threats to humanity (Inter-State War) and is completely inept (terrorism, crime, civil war) or unintentested in the others (poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, genocide, other atrocities (includes human trafficking), ...more »

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Reduce Legislative Staff

We elect officials to represent us. We pay them a pretty good salary, plus an expense acount. They are paid for travel and have their own heath care and retirement plans. If that is not enough, they also have multiple offices and hire lots of staff. In other words, just having all of these elected officials cost each and every one of us a pretty penny. When the economy slows, they always scare us with laying off ...more »

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Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Lowering taxes and balancing the budget

During the Great Depression in Wörgl Austria a new monetary system was introduced. The economy started to do very well. Money circulated 14 times faster and tax income rose 1,300%. Because the money was backed by Austrian Schilling, this money had the same value. If tax income in the US rises 1,300%, there is room to end the income tax and lower all other kinds of taxes. You can read more about it here: http://www.naturalmoney.org/introduction.html ...more »

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Tie Income Taxes to Our Preferences

This idea is intended to give people more say in how their tax dollars are spent. It will also allow those whose religious convictions make spending their tax dollars on certain programs abhorent to withhold their consent. The concept is fairly simple. There would be a section added to the tax form that lists the various governmental departments (mostly based on cabinet positions). Each taxpayer would determine what ...more »

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Strategic Planning and Budgeting

A Balanced Budget Ammendment

It seems clear after years of trying to tackle our ongoing deficit spending, that Congress has neither the will nor perhaps the desire to truly manage the people's money. While today is NOT the time balance the budget by increasing revenues and cutting services, it IS the time to plan for that day. Politically, the populace is nervous about the debt, the Republicans (disingenuously) rant about "liberal spending," and ...more »

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The Tree of Obama

"You will know a tree by it's fruit." Matthew 7:16 The Obama Tree is a black Oak. The leaves protect the tree from the light of truth. The bark is hard and callus to prevent transparency. The fruit is the ACORN, to reproduce itself again and again. The roots of deception go deep into the American soil. By David Craig Mastrianni © 2009 Toalterorabolish.com Please help me report any copying of the ...more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

American citizenship or being a citizen of Heaven

If you had a choice between being an American citizen or being a citizen of Heaven, which would you choose? For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; Philippians 3:20 I am choosing being a citizen of Heaven since Obama and his team is taking America straight to world citizenship, and then straight to hell. Citizen of Heaven = Thumbs up Citizen of America ...more »

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