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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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Under Budget Reward

Create incentive and reward for being under budget while still providing quality outcome. The current budget system often encourages people to waste money at the end to reach projected figures. When cuts come it is often as a percent of previous budgets, so the higher more wasteful budgets feel less pain than the efficient smaller ones. Change the system to reward being under budget. Allow a percent of the money saved... 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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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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Regulate Environmentalists

Environmentalists Need to Be Regulated

Especially when they enter the lawsuit phase against business enterprises, or potential business enterprises .....

The regulations imposed on Environmentalists for the Environmentalism litigation would be the following :

1. Require them to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement report describing in detail with supporting scientific facts how the proposed land use change,... more »

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Election Education

Obama Presidential Eligibility - An Introductory Primer
Last revised: June 2, 2009

Abstract
Despite the mainstream news media's silence regarding this matter, an increasing number of Americans are concerned that Barack Obama might not be legally eligible, under the Constitution, to serve as President.
According to the U.S. Constitution, an individual born after 1787 cannot legally or legitimately serve as U.S.... more »

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Repeal The Commodities Modernization Acts: Repeal All Banking Modernization Regulations!

Repeal: The Commodities Modernization Acts. These treasonable affronts to economic logic and honest markets must be repealed. They are the root cancer that has metastasized in every household budget in this country. They are the major factor in hurting the "real economy".

Repeal: All banking Modernization Regulations beginning in 1996 must be repealed as soon as is possible. The "fire walls" FDR and his educated market... more »

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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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Support public participation with rulemaking basics

OMB (the Office of Management and Budget) should provide guidelines for agencies and regulations.gov on basic information for the public. Each agency should provide a home page link to rulemaking information (preferably using a standard word or phrase: test whether “rulemaking,” “regulations” or another word works best for the public). At a minimum this page should include:
- brief explanation of rulemaking, with links... 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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Review and update the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990

Negotiated rulemaking, first adopted in 1990 and reauthorized in 1996, has been an important innovation in federal rulemaking and was designed specifically to increase transparency and broaden participation of those affected by regulations. It has its critics, but most would agree it's potential has not been realized. I recommend a review of the implementation of "reg negs" and update of the law to incorporate the tenets... more »

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decisionmaking

How might federal advisory committees, rulemaking or electronic rulemaking be better used to drive greater expertise into decisionmaking?
o First, everyone involved must have read and understand what is in the constitution.
o Second, it must be agreed that the constitution will not be manipulated or ignored.
o Third, all must understand how the subject relates to and is affected by that basic standard.
o LISTEN to... more »

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REMOVING POSTED IDEAS

Hey folks, it seems that the administration is at it again. All of my posts have been removed regarding Obamas legitimacy of his birth certificate. It seems all of you that feel the same way will have yours removed sonner or later so that the ideas input portion of this website seems to consist mostly of garbage that doesnt really natter to true conservatives... How Sad Obama... You can change a leopards spots but you... more »

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Clean up online rulemaking data

Help regulations.gov to realize its potential! Standards are needed for the data that agencies send to regulations.gov: the public is not well-served by the mishmash of definitions that is a legacy of administration time pressures and cooperation obtained by allowing too many agency-specific definitions. For example:

- the “Abstract” item on regulations.gov “document details” pages (“Summary” might be a better word)... more »

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