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Making Government Operations More Open

Invite Congress to partner with the Administration on this as a government-wide, bi-partisan initiative

In reading President Obama’s January 21st “Memorandum For The Heads Of Executive Departments And Agencies” that launched this Transparency and Open Government initiative, you will notice that the whole focus is on the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. This makes sense since the Constitution only gives the President formal management authority over this branch of the government. He can only influence the other... more »

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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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Rulemaking

Make congress and senate an even political party member of numbers

It is not fair to the people of the United States to have one house have a majority in democrats or republicans to pass votes on issues that will have an impact on the entire country. Each branch should have the exact same number of members from each party. If one party member wanted to vote on an issue from another party then that would be fine, but at least it would be fair and balanced. As it is now there is nothing... more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Make Congress READ bills cover to cover before voting on them.

Congress most of the time doesn't even know what they are voting on, some nameless aids write it and the tell them what it is about.

2. Show Where in the Constitution they have the authority to do what they are trying to do.

3. Make a mandatory balanced budget.

4. Make them publish their voting record in their home districts.

5. They shouldn't be able to spend money they don't have absolute proven fund for.

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New Strategies and Techniques

Removing Soetono from office & purging Congress

I know we are all waiting for this since Soetono has done quite a remarkable job of luring all the espionage moles out of the woodwork, and given the Enemy the idea that they've succeeded from within, and I have the means whereby that will happen: As the illegitimate son of former East German STAZI "Master Spy" Markus Wolf, I was used to lure he to the West in the mid '70s. Even at that point, they knew that Soetono... more »

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Rulemaking

Cap Congress

I propose a bill titled the "Congress Citizen ACT" which would give Congress the same benefits as the American citizens.

-Limit to 2 terms
-No lifetime pension or a pension of 50k a year standard across the board. Currently 2-3 times more generous than Corporate pensions.
-Same health insurance as the rest of the American public. Pay for your own, not with taxpayer money.
-Salary cap at 50k a year. Current Salary is... more »

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