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Answer Suggestions from the Public

Diversity of thought is an important American characteristic. We hold a variety of opinions for a variety of reasons, and these varying perspectives allow us to consider a wide range of options.

What I would like to see are official, direct, concise answers to questions and comments from the public about the major issues of the day. We do not expect to agree on every issue. Two people cannot do that, let alone hundreds... more »

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Require Agencies to Affirmatively Disclose Information to the Public, as Mandated by E-FOIA

The Electronic Freedom of Information Act (E-FOIA) offers a starting point for affirmative and proactive government transparency efforts. The law requires agencies to make available online basic information about agency practices and policies and, most significantly, information requested or likely to be requested frequently under FOIA.

Unfortunately, many agencies have not complied fully with E-FOIA, have interpreted... more »

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Allow download of complete set of ideas, comments & votes in delimited format

In preparing for Phase II of this Open Government Dialogue, it would be very helpful if there was an easy way to download the complete set of the ideas, comments and votes in a delimited text format or some other well-structured format. Without such access, the limitations of the Ideascale platform make it very difficult to digest and synthesize the ideas and comments.

The ability to download the complete data set -... more »

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Is the Obama administration transparent or opaque? You decide!

To me, if something is transparent, you can see through it. Windows are transparent, Saran Wrap is transparent, Glad Bags are transparent. President Obama is not transparent, he is opaque. He is not a window, he is a door that shuts us out. He is not Saran Wrap, he is Waxed Paper that covers up. He is not a Glad Bag, he is a paper bag that conceals its contents.

Take a look at the definitions of Transparent and... more »

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Political Promises Scoreboard

This would simply be a web site where each elected official's promises were stated and flagged showing whether they were kept, broken, in-process or inactive. A percentage based on kept divided by (kept + broken) would give us a fairly accurate estimate of their reliability when re-election time comes around.

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