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To fund health care, tax sugary sodas and (legalize and) tax marijuana

Overconsumption of sugary soft drinks is a major contributor to obesity and related health issues, and is hence a big cause of out-of-control health care costs. A moderate tax on sugary soft drinks, and the elimination of the corn subsidies that make high-fructose corn syrup calories so cheap, will steer consumers to healthier alternatives. This is traditionally called a "sin tax". Similarly, while most Americans agree ...more »

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Who Owns the Media?

We need to create a constitutional amendment separating the major media from the corporations, like the separation of church and state. Ok, that's a bit complicated and would take decades. In the meantime, we need some anti-monopoly rules. And I want ownership to be limited to real people with names rather than some obscure entity that's impossible to trace. We also need a system that would allow ordinary people ...more »

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(@kdtroxel)

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Vote NO on S.R. 773: Cybersecurity Act of 2009

63. Vote NO on Senate Resolution 773: Cybersecurity Act of 2009 – This law will moderate the current free speech internet by allowing unprecedented government access to servers, all in the name of national security. This must not happen. The internet is the last bastion of free thought. Our other media outlets, television, radio, and newsprint, are all compromised by controlling interests who moderate or script daily ...more »

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(@mmehling)

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Stop helping me please

Stop helping me President Obama signed the HVCC, and as a result I close my profitable business of ten years and I had to fire six great people, who now cannot pay their bills too. My wife who has worked for a health insurance company for nine years is being told to prepare for her job to end due to the healthcare bill. I was told that I cannot refinance my home under the Making Home Affordable Act because my ...more »

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(@magikrider909)

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Get rid of Giethner

Turbo Tax Tim must go. His stand up comedy routine in China was a big success, but his policies are abysmal failures that can only send us spiraling into hyper inflation.

 

Apparently Turbo Tax Tim isn't the best and the brightest after all. The Chinese would have taken him more seriously, or at least they would have given him a standing ovation.

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(@bikerack)

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Group similar/same ideas on this site together, so we really know how people are voting

This site is about ideas being shared and a determination of "most popular" (ie, getting the most votes). As I scrolled through 4-5 pages of ideas, I see many repeated ideas. For example I saw:

 

- 6 or 7 ideas aimed at legalizing marajuana

- 4-5 about single payer health-care

- several about ending torture (and using the correct word to descibe it... ie, "enhanced interrogation" vs "torture"

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(@tweakingout)

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We are a Republic!

Can someone tell the administrator that on the 'home' page is says: How can we strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness by making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative? WE ARE NOT A DEMOCRACY WE ARE A REPUBLIC! A REPUBLIC 'ELECTS' REPS TO GO TO THE FEDERAL GOV. TO 'REPRESENT' US! A democracy everyone goes to the government to vote on bills and laws - there is a very ...more »

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(@magikrider909)

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Stop selling our secret military technology

I heard recently Obama was selling our secret stealth technology to the Chicoms. Government transparency doesn't include sharing secret technology with countries that don't exactly have our best interests in mind. This sale of stealth technology is treasonous, and is also a breach to our national security. This is an impeachable offense, since it has the potential to harm the lives of millions of Americans.

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Line Item Vote/Veto

Congress should have the ability to vote on each line item in a bill rather than the current all-or-nothing approach. the president should also have line item veto power.

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(@mullinsm)

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Trivial or Not

I'd really like to see Obama's birth certificate! A certificate of live birth is not the same as a birth certificate.

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(@williamcapps)

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Disabled Veterans

There are thousands of service connected disabled vets who can not use on Post Military privileges. Currently you have to be a 100% disabled vet, in order for that vet and spouse if he/she is married to use on post privileges, or retired from the military. I believe if you were injured while you were in the military, the same should be allowed for that veteran and spouse if the veteran is married.. The veteran may ...more »

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