Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Congress Can't Give Themselves Raises; Must Pay Taxes

One of the most frustrating events in government is when the legislature tells the people to be prepared to sacrifice then have that same legislature give itself a raise. Who wouldn't give themselves a raise if given the choice. While I don't have what I consider to be the one way of determining legislators pay, I'm sure plenty of people would have some suggestions. Here is one possible idea: Legislators receive the ...more »

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Campaign: Training and Development

Training

Business, government and employees can work together during these tough times. This idea has been promoted in Ireland where unemployment has reached 11%. The Government wants to cut benefits and people are outraged since they are NOT responsible for the crisis. This is the suggestion: 1) Have business maintain employees for 2 days/week ... pay them and they work. 2) Government covers 3 days/week while employees get ...more »

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Campaign: Public-Private Partnerships

Public/Private partnership

This term has been used to mean partnership funding, ownership and running of .... However, what is really important now is to change the meaning of that term. We now have to have business, government and employees working together. There has been too much emphasis on the 'business of business is business' and workers should receive less health and retirement benefits as well as loss of income and degraded working conditions ...more »

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Campaign: Public-Private Partnerships

End Corporate Laziness with an International Trade Treaty

We need to form an alliance/treaty with several other developed nations (UK, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, etc.) and produce a list of foreign countries determined to have "acceptable" labour laws (minimum wage, safe working conditions, etc.). If a country doesn't meet the necessary requirements, all the countries under the treaty should put a heavy tax on imports from that country, making their products cost more ...more »

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Build a fiber optic cable from Eureka, California to The Dalles, Oregon.

Currently there is one fiber optic cable connecting Eureka to the Internet. When that is accidentally cut, business stops. No credit or debit card sales, no automatic inventory re-ordering. The cable fails about once a year. If we connected to the data centers in The Dalles we could continue to be in business. The telecom companies have already designed the system but are waiting for a "big player" to sign on to finance ...more »

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Campaign: Uncategorized

BEING COMPETITIVE

BEING COMPETITIVE: This is how I'm being effected by the chaos caused by deregulated markets ... I've lost my job, my retirement and my health care. Let me tell you this ... if 'being competitive' means that our developed country is supposed to live on the pittance that workers in other countries get then we are just competing for the worst living conditions. If businesses do not offer workers good salary, good retirement ...more »

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