Public-Private Partnerships

Highway Wifi

The idea is simple, Use our existing highway infrastructure to create a network of seamless wifi hotspots. The Wifi routers and extenders could be easily mounted to existing overpass & highway signs. Allowing anyone on the highway or within a mile's range to be able to access highspeed wifi internet. I don't think it should be free. But access should be reasonably priced. Maybe $10/month. It could be a government ...more »

Submitted by (@catlettaction)

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Hiring & Recruitment

Government-sponsored Private Sector Job Board Program

This would establish an Internet job board sponsored and maintained by the federal government that would collaborate with private sector companies and institutions to provide job-seekers with a more efficient and consolidated pool of work opportunities(in contrast to existing Internet job boards, which are collectively superfluous and inefficient in their listing of work opportunities).

Submitted by (@the.ronin.sage)

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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 »

Submitted by (@gregvanderlaan)

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Training and Development

21,000 Flexible Public Fabrication Facilities across the USA

The USA needs more large neighborhood shops with a lot of flexible machine tools. The US government should fund the construction of 21,000 flexible fabrication facilities across the USA at a cost of US$50 billion, places where any American can go to learn about and use CNC equipment like mills and lathes and a variety of other advanced tools and processes including biotech ones. That is one for every town and county in ...more »

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On China...Print enough money to just pay off China. Bring our jobs home! WAKE UP AMERICA!

Look I know what some will say but just print enough money and pay off China and the National debt. What would they do even if we said we just decided to make every thing the U.S.A. needs and stop importing there leaded goods to the U.S.? Bring our manufacturing jobs back home. We've created a monster and soon if something's not done we will all be speaking Chinese. They are buying up our land and our manufacturing plants. ...more »

Submitted by (@waiting2trade)

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Revisit the Triple Revolution Memorandum sent to President Johnson

In 1964, a memorandum was sent to President Johnson that has not received much action yet. Here is a link to it: http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/FSCfiles/C_CC2a_TripleRevolution.htm And a related Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triple_Revolution While some of the specific suggestions may be out of date, the core ideas remain current, that that progress in human rights and technology and weaponry ...more »

Submitted by (@paulfernhout)

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New Strategies and Techniques

Get credit where credit is needed.... and create jobs!

The canadian government is working on a project to help their largest customer, the good old USA. The idea is to offer american retailers and manufacturers the possibility to buy canadian made products and get 6 months to pay their bills. It is a private initiative... that started in Atlanta and it is a partnership between one of the largest logistic company, a large american bank and a dutch credit insurance company. ...more »

Submitted by (@michel1)

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Tax Incentive That Helps Everyone

Create a tax incentive for businesses that show profits at the end of the year. They could designate a percentage of their end of year profits to be used over the next 1 - 2 years for new hires only (increasing their overall staff). This would create a huge incentive to create new jobs and expand their business vs throwing this money away in taxes to the government. More people would be employed, more people would ...more »

Submitted by (@jvaracalli)

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Between Federal, State, and Local Governments

Rejuvenate the Public Transportation

The US is behind in the public transportation system, trains are too expensive to travel across country and we have always been an automobile country. To rejuvenate the system, we would need to: -Invest in quiet and efficient trains for cities and towns (no one will vote in loud trains by residents) -High speed trains across country. -Buses to deliver patrons out of circuit. -One system plan for all. The costs ...more »

Submitted by (@jss000)

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Place tarriffs on companies that have shipped jobs out of the USA, but still want to sell products here.

The Hershey Company no longer makes chocolate in the US. Automakers have shifted jobs to Mexico. But they STILL expect the US consumer to purchase their goods. At the SAME prices. Place at LEAST a 30% tarriff on EACH product they ship back to the US for sale. They should be treated like any foreign company that wants to sell their goods here.

Submitted by (@jolly.hobbit)

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Ban the use of drug testing and drug convictions to deny employment and student aid to users of marijuana.

Federally ban discrimination of marijuana users, the same way you can deny someone employment just because they drink alcohol. Use of any mind altering substance is never appropriate at work, but abstinence should never be a requirement for employment.

Submitted by (@copleykj)

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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 »

Submitted by (@johnwaynemcclung)

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