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What is my elected Offical doing?

I want is a website showing every elected offical in the US goverment. Listing all votes on bills they are presented along with a short summary from the offical as to why they voted in that direction, along with all upcoming bills that are due to be debated. With the ability for citizens that offical represents to vote on if they agree with the bill in question. I thinking 65% Yea / 35% Na Elected Offical voted Na with... more »

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Clear and Simple

i didn't vote in themost recent special election (in CA, prop 1a, etc) because the explanations required a signifigant amount of my time and focus to understand.I gotta be able to be an active citizen without becoming a student of the jargon.

The front page of opengov is a perfect example of what's not working. It's packed with large blocks of text. Data and info about govt agenceies, bills, laws etc are tought to slog... more »

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Public Access Westlaw

For years, legal information produced by the public sector dollars has been sold through private enterprise making it accessible, indexed, and organized.

 

If this isn't something that should be available to the public, I don't know what is.

 

Also, I think a complete, annotated (links to court opinions) constitution should be a minimal exercise of of Government Openness.

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United States Bullion Depository Audit

10. United States Bullion Depository Audit: I have read too many rumors that Fort Knox houses the largest collection of gold painted lead bars. I would like this rumor put to rest by an accurate assessment of how much gold this repository contains and who owns it. The nation’s metal wealth must be assessed should there be political will to base a new currency on something of value rather than public perception.

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Cessation of All Foreign Aid

11. Cessation of all foreign aid: All current foreign aid and assistance programs will stop and be considered on an individual bases by the temporary governing body. It is my earnest hope that the American people can come to the realization that everyone in the world is not out to destroy us and that much of the current aid we spend only supports many corrupt governments and social injustices.

I propose that the... more »

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Cell phone numbers that provide free modum access to government sites.

Basicly I'm suggesting that a cell modum would be provided that would give you access to emergency sites, government sites and 911 only.

You could hand them out during national emergencies but they would provide access to anyone whether they had high speed access at home or not.

They would be available at Stores everywhere for a nominal sum but I imagine anyone who wished emergency access especially when power lines... more »

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Reduce Contract waste and duplication by making things transparent

I am a contractor so, I am probably shooting myself in the foot for saying this but as a tax payer and a concern citizen and one who cares deeply about each and every soldier we need to stop wasting money on projects that contractors perform that are duplication. We have no visibility of what products and services that are created that could be leveraged if there was transparency and visibility. If we could create a central... more »

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Require all information delivered to the government to be delivered in open and standard formats

The government collects and pays for the collection and development of an enormous amount of information. This information is frequently not delivered to the government in a way that maximizes its value. For example, data may be collected on the processes of an agency, the design of a ship or the number of fish living in a river. If this information is delivered in paper documents or “PDF” files it is very difficult... more »

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Release your Vault Birth Certificate - Transparency begins with an honest president

If you are legitimately eligible to hold the office of President of The United States.. Prove it by releasing your TRUE vault long form birth certificate along with all of your school records. Common sense tells anyone with half a brain that if you had nothing to hide... you would just release these items and stop paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to law firms to keep these things secret.
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Presidential Eligibility - ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE VERIFIED (COMPLETE BIRTH CERTIFICATES)

I wish to ask our President of the United States (who is a "Constitutional Lawyer) if this country and our citizens are well served by not REQUIRING a Presidential Candidate to PROVE beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they are Eligibile for running for the President of the United States?
Mr. Obama, you have disgraced the country and the 100,000's who have died protecting this nation with your refusal to unseal and show... more »

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Where is the Birth Certificate???

Since he freely admits his father was not a US citizen, it is obvious that Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen and therefore is not Constitutionally qualified to be POTUS.

Indeed, we don't even know if our President is a US citizen because he refuses to show his LEGAL Birth Certificate!

Mr President, please do your duty by releasing legal paperwork to prove you are qualified, IF YOU ARE!

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Verify Citizenship Status

As citizens of the United States, and the employers of ALL those who work in our government, we have a right to know if any of them, including the president, are qualified for their job. Considering that the current administration made a promise of transparency, it is very telling that the current resident of the White House has not disclosed his citizenship status, college records, clients lists and other pertinent... more »

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