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Local investment, Our homes, Controlled through sound banks, Accountability for our actions, and benefiting all of our Livelihoo

The Plan-in a nutshell 1. Federal Government sets up a program (similar to Social Security accounts but no benefits except an account system) that puts these foreclosure loans in the hands of local institutions that have proven track records of financial responsibility. These assets should be managed by people who have a stake in their communities. Not only will these local bankers be able to put financial pressure where... more »

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(@jabailo)

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Transform SBA into a Microfinance Agency for startups

So far we've been spending trillions to try and resuscitate defunct DOW companies and a non-existent Wall Street. I propose that we give Small a chance and let Big digest its trillions. To wit, we need to transform the SBA from a place for dry cleaners to get loans into a dynamic, web driven micro-finance agency. Citizens should be able to get grants and Government backed loans in the amount of $100,000, 1M or 10M,... more »

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Best Practices in government stakeholder involvement

As a former eGovernment program manager during the Bush Administration, I experienced deeply how difficult it is to effect this type of change in government. While there is certainly a need for wholesale revamping of approaches, I believe that two changes can help get things moving while the overall system catches up. Both relate to best practices. First, engender an information approach that errs on the side of openness.... more »

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Set up a FEDERAL HEALTH PROCESSING system similar to the Federal Reserve.

Make insurance companies conform to a standard (not just similar) claim processing form. Allow any licensed insurance company to process any claim from any other insurer or government agency, then settle on a nightly basis the same way we currently do with banking through the Federal Reserve system. Allow the company that processes the claim a per claim processing fee that is part of the settlement. Put in similar... more »

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(@dudemanfellabra)

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End Corporate Laziness with an International Trade Treaty

We need to form an alliance/treaty with several other developed nations (UK, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, etc.) and produce a list of foreign countries determined to have "acceptable" labour laws (minimum wage, safe working conditions, etc.). If a country doesn't meet the necessary requirements, all the countries under the treaty should put a heavy tax on imports from that country, making their products cost more... more »

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Partnering made easy - Lessons from the Design and Construction Industry

The design and construction industry, including the Corps of Engineers, have been utilizing a process called "Partnering" for over 20 years. The Partnering process begins with a workshop that brings together the three key stakeholder groups involved in a typical construction project: the Owner, the Contractor, and the Architect or Engineer. The workshop sets the stage for the working relationship by developing the... more »

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(@catsamjas0l9)

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Open contract jobs to everyone, including the American people who are unemployed

There are so many talented - and unemployed - people who need work. It is a shame it is so difficult for them to obtain work from, by, and with the government. How many individuals could be helped if some of these initiatives were opened up to teams of American citizens, each with unique competencies. That is, have the government create team leaders in a way, of very specific bite sized initiatives. Then bring in unemployed... more »

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Outsource Low Earth Orbit

NASA should focus on the big daunting tasks that we don't know how to do, like going to Mars, or diverting asteroids from hitting Earth. If you listen to people like Burt Rutan (see the link below), private industry is ready, willing and able to take on a contract to transport supplies, equipment and crew to and from the International Space Station. We now all understand that while the Space Shuttle Program accomplished... more »

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Community Social Service Summit

Oregon has developed a unique approach to Social Services and Health Care for Seniors, Disabled, and those in poverty. It is a fundamental belief that communities are in a much better position to determine and provide these services - Portland social service needs are not the same as Molalla social service needs. The Community-Based approach includes the recent Community Congress held in Clackamas County to advise the... more »

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Level the playing field for innovators.

Let the merit of an idea or innovation be the primary reason for government support. Remove biases in funding opportunities that favor large institutions over small entities. Merge individual or small business innovation funding into the same pool enjoyed by corporations, universities, and national laboratories. In this way, we can revive the spirit of American ingenuity.

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community service jobs for the unemployed

All the unemployed people who are getting paid through unemployment insurance must participate in something like a WPA or CCC program in their nearby cities/communities for at least 8 hours a week. and if they work hard enough, their unemployment will be extended, if not - sorry. Jobs could be supervised by those unemployed that have leadership skills and some re-training could be done too. Those with construction skills... more »

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Housing Crisis Fix has been delivered to Treasury

This plan was submitted to Laurie Maggiano, Chief of the Homeowner Preservation Office (department of Treasury), Director Donna Gambrell, CDFI Fund (department of Treasury), Seth Wheeler, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Federal Finance, and Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Kohn's office. What do you think of it? “The GOLDEN TICKET MORTGAGE Plan” created by Anthony Migyanka Chairman, A.G. Foster-Lowry Financial Services... more »

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Small business / residential energy efficiency

I believe that a combination of tax credits, rebates, low interest start up loans and federal subsidies, and an effort to encourage state and local compliance and cooperation should be used to help small, independent businesses with the goal of improving residential home energy efficiency. Helping residences get up to date weatherization, improve the efficiency of the appliances, perhaps adding solar panels and/or other... more »

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Diverse Ldrs/Citizens Address Pivotal Issues & Co-Create Sustainable Solutions thru Orbits of Influence Global Social Innovation

WHY IS THIS IDEA IMPORTANT? ORBITS OF INFLUENCE Social Innovation Initiative was designed to provide a co-creative space and proven master process through which diverse leaders may come together in dialogue to address and co-create sustainable solutions for the pivotal issues and ideas of our lives, work and world. Using this model for public/civic dialogue, we have successfully addressed - and generated co-created... more »

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(@david.wenbert)

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Create an Employee DNA Databank for Epigenetic Research

The federal government represents the largest body of individuals within the same health maintenance framework in the western world. The Administration's emphasis on digital medical records and 'Health IT' can easily be taken One Small Step further with the comprehensive personal genome sequencing of every federal employee, and the use of this database by the NIH in its ongoing quest to understand the epigenetic factors... more »

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