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National ballot initiatives

We should amend the constitution to allow for a national ballot initiative process. It would allow citizens to address issues that Congress fails to or does so inadequately, such as real campaign finance reform. This would not get rid of any current aspect of our government, it would just provide another check and balance to the people.

 

For a proposed amendment, please read: http://ni4d.us/amendment

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Address Legal Barriers That Impede Participation and Collaboration

Certain laws and regulations, as well as the manner in which certain agencies interpret these laws and regulations, affect the ability of agencies to engage and collaborate with the public. Among these laws and regulations are the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), and the Anti-Pass-The-Hat Provision (in the Treasury... more »

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Ability to Fire Federal Employees

the ability to fire Federal employees. If you do not perform, you get fired. There are to many worthless federal employees that do nothing but get a paycheck. That paycheck comes from our taxes. It is bothersome the number of employees around me that are not able to do their job OR do not even show up for their job and yet they still get paid and still have a job.

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(@rstrother)

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Improve upon the existing e-rulemaking initiative

The president should review and improve upon the existing e-rulemaking initiative, which needs dramatic change. Since regulatory procedure is designed as a publicly accountable process, electronic rulemaking initiatives could revolutionize the way citizens understand and interact with federal agencies. The American Bar Association is completing an 18-month review of the existing e-rulemaking system and making recommendations... more »

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Repairing the regulatory damage from the Bush era

For the eight years of the Bush administration, the political appointees in the departments and agencies were tasked with creating an enduring legacy of rules that benefit commercial interests over the public interest. Which was to be expected, when James Watts' alcolytes ran Interior, and former pesticide lobbyists were making policy regarding pesticide regulation. That was part of the general pattern of placing people... more »

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Citizen Oversight

In the past, some laws and acts have been passed which the American people did not agree with (such as the patriot act). A similar system is used by the Swiss, and shown by them to work. Such an addition to our system would work as such: when any law, act, or amendment, after passing through congress and signed by the president, would be available to a general vote by the people. (For expediency sake, this should probably... more »

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MAJOR CHANGES REQUIRED IN YOUR FOREIGN POLICY FOR INTERFERING OTHER COUNTRIES ACTIVITIES

Dear Mr.President, Good Day ! First of all I would like to thank you for giving chance to participate in your blogs for giving the idea for making open policy. I am an Indian, resident of United Arab Emirates(U.A.E.)morethan 14 years. I would like to recommend the following changes which would be beneficial to your country as well as your people. 1. Cut down the military funds for mobilization of troops otherthan... more »

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(@mgeorge)

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Rulemaking

Currently the only way to know rule making is go to Federal Government web site regulation.gov. You should the major rule making on whitehouse.gov so that the people should look it up in regulation.gov to make comment on it. This way they would know what is going and what may effect them. Right now the only way is a special interest group may send you a request to give comments. If the email gets into spam filter than... more »

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(@praxagora)

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Local forums to implement high-speed networks (broadband)

Municipalities and regions undertaking projects in high-speed networking be encouraged to create online forums that: * Post regional maps showing the demographic features, geographical features, patterns of network use, and technological facilities relevant to the project * Accept proposals, provide comment and rating systems, and run polls * Provide public terminals and low-bandwidth versions of data, so that people... more »

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(@hessam)

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Making US mecca of Top Scientists and Engineers in the world once again

Immigration of Scientists and Engineers from around the world to US is one of the most strategic strength of this nation. In order to be at the forefront of the inventions and innovations of the 21st century US has to make legal incentives for Ph.D. students in Engineering and Basic Science majors to stay in US and contribute to the advance of science and technology after they have completed their studies here. We suggest... more »

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(@pauld.kendall)

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Water and/or Energy Use Amounts Secret ( called proprietary, confidential, non public)

All users amounts and product delivered cost of our water and or individual residential life essential energies of, Electricity, Natural Gas, Diesel, Gasoline, Water Treatment, Waste water, along with Carbon footprint and/ or carbon tax informantion should never be confidential, proprietary or kept from public access and review....Period. The reason for this is we now realise our new society now evolving will be an... more »

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(@ctb140)

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disclosure of OMB's role in rulemaking

OMB routinely gets advance drafts of agency rules and tells agencies the changes that are necessary, before an agency officially submits a draft rule for review by OMB. This currently does not get disclosed (e.g., when it happens, what OMB changes in the draft rule, etc.). This White House influence on agency rulemaking needs sunshine, to allow the public to see how the president and his support staff are deviating... more »

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(@klpetrak)

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Structured approach to matching questions and responders

While "government for the people by the people" gives all citizens the same right to participate, and this right should be preserved, contributing to the process of solving problems of our society shall often require specific knowledge. The proposal here is to structure the internet-based response to ensure that each particular topic does receive response from the citizens most qualified/knowledgeable to give such response.... more »

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