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(@bren434)

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Government Health Care

I just got a RoboCall from AARP. They want their customers to contact their representatives to support health care because so many do not have health coverage. The NPR health comparison between countries (http://www.npr.org/news/specials/healthcare/healthcare_profiles.html) says only 82% of people are covered under the age of 65 (100% over 65). It also shows other countries cover only their citizens and legal residents... more »

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(@terica.watson)

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Educate Our Children and Community in Participating in the Political Process.

At the age of 18, American citizens are given the privilege to vote with little knowledge of local, state or federal elected official positions or their responsibilities. The average person does not know who their elected officials for their districts are or who to talk to for basic quality of life concerns. If basic concepts in political science were taught in depth in public school curriculum, such as how to participate... more »

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(@jordan.applewhite)

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This website should adopt editing guidelines and a code of etiquette similar to those used by Wikipedia.

We'd like to welcome the policy discussion process to the Internet, but it's naïve to assume that this idea is well served by an undermoderated, underprogrammed voting site. OGD needs an open-source, meritocratic algorithm for ranking, and a clear, non-partisan netiquette.

 

Lets improve it!

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(@superfly9492)

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Get serious.

This website is a great idea. It is something I would have killed for to have in our government for years. Now that we finally have the privilege of letting our own government know what we're thinking, let's not ruin it. Seriously guys. Stop acting like an AOL message board. This is not the forum to make completely uncalled for, outlandish claims just because you don't like our leadership, nor is it the forum to tell... more »

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(@herb2143)

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What is prevention?

The word prevention from my point of view means using whatever means available to keep people healthy so they will not be a burden to our very expensive health care system. For that we turn to our health care specialists who know how to do prevention. But Wait; medical prevention means getting an early diagnosis to that diseases are discovered early on, in the hopes that they can become curtailed and less costly. Has... more »

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(@cjl0001)

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The recovery all starts with real estate

We already have two "National" banks: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Why not have them do what commercial banks won't do right now - lend money to prospective homeowners. If the Government adopted a 3%, 30-year mortgage program offered by the two banks, the real estate markets would lead the recovery and the trickle-down effect would be huge. Cost to the taxpayer - ultimately zero if reasonable lending practices are followed... more »

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(@sobrien)

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Education

How many times must we say it. Education begins at home. Young people are distracted and not involved, nor do they understand the processes or the ideologies behind them. Why, because they don't read. Why do they not read? Because there is "no one at home" to see that they do. It is not the educational system, the lack of money, or good intentions. 1. How do we allow one parent to stay home to rear children... more »

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(@michel1)

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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 »

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