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Term limits for ALL politicians

All politicians should be limited to two terms! Look at our Congress; we have some people in there who have never worked a day in their lives. They have been feeding at the public trough their entire lives. When they die, and that seems to be the only way that we can get rid of them, they always seem to have a family member who steps in to fill in for them!

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(@govmail)

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Presidential Bill Signings

Let's get rid of the president using multiple pens to sign every bill that comes before him. I may seem petty but it these times of tight budgets this obvious waste of money sends the wrong message.

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Heinlein Heritage Check System (The 'Magic Bullet' to fix economy.)

As it is, our current system relies on a fiat money system largely funded by a large number of private banks. The emergence of "Too big to fail" corporations such as AIG are a sign that this is an unhealthy economic stance to take. In fact, our current monetary system was shown by the now-deceased engineer and author Robert Heinlein decades ago to be unsustainable and mathematically flawed. (The current economic crisis... more »

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New Topic to Be Covered for All Govenment Employees

All government employees should be briefed upon obtaining employment. They must be briefed on how and when you should send money to friends or relatives. Employees should send money to these people in a way that allows them to make it a tax write off. Also, I was regularly without money of my own to enjoy life. I was not able to go site seeing, do much for entertainment, or own a car for a while. I later found out... more »

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(@carrick.baugh)

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Tool for tracking personal news/media consumption habits, and ownership of those outlets

The Columbia Schools of Journalism already keeps a listing of print and broadcast media, and its ownership status. Expand this to include Internet sources, and allow users to track and record their 'consumption habits.' Users can then see if 80% of their news and information is coming from the same parent company, what percentage of their information comes from big media companies and how much is smaller-scale or independent... more »

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(@twinsordlord)

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Townhall Meeting

The townhall meeting on March 26th was a great idea, and I'd say it pleased me. So let's have one every month, unless there is unusual circumstances.

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(@carrick.baugh)

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Suggested change to Open Govt Dialogue's 'voting system'

The 'thumbs up/thumbs down' vote is helpful, as are the comment fields. However, some ideas don't really fall under the umbrella of "open goverment" -- some relate to the private sector, some speak to non-relevant legislation, some are vague suggestions, and others are simply rants. These clutter the forum and deter user participation. Rather than censor/remove these, or allow them to distort the statistics that reveal... more »

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(@gmkapl)

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Money in Government

As long as money is speech, Congress will be rented by organizations with money in order to fraustrate good legislation. Somehow, moey should be made available at congrssional and stste levels for candidates without resources. Yes, it will be abused but still may be better than our current practices.

 

Failing this, alldonors to candidates must be reported promptly and made available to the internet.

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(@klpetrak)

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Let's not have "carrier politicians".

The initiative asked the following question:"What is the best way to change the culture of government to embrace collaboration?' I'd like to suggest that one of the ways, and I happen to think the best way would be to discontinue the system based on parties, loyalties to political parties and the existence of "career politicians" that have wested interest in "staying in the job" and are therefore inevitably biased through... more »

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(@klpetrak)

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Who at the end is responsible for making and implementing decisions?

"Open government", the term eGov seems to be popular now, is a fine idea as far as ADVISORY POWER of the citizens is concerned and harnessed. Involvement of all of us should soon lead to a very much reduced need for extensive administration. However, we still need to preserve a structure in which someone is responsible for the ultimate decisions to be taken.

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LAWS

WE SHOULD HAVE A WEBSITE WITH ALL OF THE LEGAL LAWS,BILLS, AND WHERE TAXPAYERS CAN PAY THEIR TAXES ON THE WEB.

 

WE SHOULD HAVE A WEBSITE THAT CAN HELP OUR CHILDREN IN ACADEMICS ONLINE LIKE TUTOR VISTA AND THE REST OF THEM.

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(@wkp111)

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FEMA to provide castrophy insurance.

Whether its hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorists attacks, fires, tornados, or sunamies, the Federal government should provide affordable property insurance. The last major insurer in Florida, State Farm, has announced it's intention to withdraw and cancel all homeowners policies because of it's inability to sustaine a major loss. When free enerprise is no longer able to to take on the risk, It should then be the governments... more »

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