As Americans we need to work together to find solutions together. The way to make our world better is to cast off the condemnation of the system and our leaders and provide them with our ideas and expectations. We can feel that we have been abandoned by them but in reality we as the public have abandoned our desire to be involved and to find a way to influence their actions on our behalf. To make this easier there ...more »
Who decided that this website was a proper exercise of Obama's memo? It isn't. Like it or not, demanding accountability from government is a proper use of a public forum. The fault lies with NAPA, not those who demand the birth certificate. (I am not one of those) The most minimal effort in design of this website could have saved it. There was no genuine support for the idea behind Obama's memo. The discussion ...more »
I guess I misunderstood the purpose of this site so I only have myself to blame for feeling more depressed than excited about my experience. Depression translates into less participation of course. It would be interesting to take a survey to find out how each participant - i.e. did this experience increase or decrease the feeling that they were really participating in a dialogue that would be read by the President. ...more »
That adds up to 30%. That's a pretty hefty bite. If God is happy with 10%, who is the Federal Government to demand more? So: Repeal 16th Amendment: Taxing income is bad business, permits deductive manipulation for those who can afford it, demands excessive record keeping, created the demon institution known as I.R.S., and provides avenues for cheaters. Move to Sales Tax. New Amendment: Federal Government may apply ...more »
Memo dated today, from Robynn Sturm, invites the public: Non-profits Companies Journalists Teachers Mothers Interested Citizens -----***IN THAT ORDER***----- ...to weigh in again. Doesn't say where, limits it to 3 ideas, apparently on how our government can explain to us how it controls our lives, for what purposes, how much it costs, etc., so on and so forth--the whole transparency sham. Obama, You need ...more »
What would you say?
It is difficult to resist the seduction of sending a flaming email to the president.
Really, really, difficult.
LOL. Repeal the 16th. Add amendment: Federal Government shall be content with a 10% sales tax, and shall apply no other taxes. Federal Government shall confine itself to its means and stay within its budget. Federal Government shall be free to petition God for extra money if they make budgeting mistakes. All, and I mean ALL excise taxes are prohibited. Obama, give back the SCHIP taxes. That was wrong, and bad. ...more »
Kindly do not tread on me. Actually, delete that Kindly, how about--Do not tread on me because it is the heart of our nation. I repeat, because it is required. U.S. Citizens are not children. They are adults. Congress, the Administration, and the Judicial branch are not parents. They are employees of the U.S. Citizens. No sin taxes No prohibition Yes to the 9th Amendment which our Government ignores. And apologize ...more »
Describe analysis that fails to capture the meaning of brainstorming, that washes it of all true conflict, praise it, and close comments.
This is just disgusting. There is very little pretense that this is an open process.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on developers, and watch that discussion.
There is a screened data dump available for analysis.
Screening is a field listing whether your idea is on-topic. This is not a public field.
Read further, and you'll see that they do not want anyone to have a full dataset.
They have that vote up thing going on. So, here's how it works.
If it is popular speech, it will rise to the top like cream.
If it is unpopular speech, it will sink to the bottom like the disenfranchised behind it.
This is Open Government and Free Speech in the Good Ol' USA.
On a government site no less.
From Air Force One press briefing, June 11. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 11, 2009 PRESS GAGGLE BY DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY BILL BURTON Aboard Air Force One En route Green Bay, Wisconsin 11:10 A.M. CDT MR. BURTON: When we land the President will be greeted on arrival by Governor Doyle, Congressman ...more »