(@sandy0)

New Strategies and Techniques

Ask Federal Agencies to Adopt the Core Principles for Public Engagement

Over the past several months, experts in public dialogue, facilitation and collaborative decision-making worked together to develop 7 "Core Principles for Public Engagement." The authors and editors of these principles have spent years creating and honing innovative techniques that help people talk constructively about difficult issues that effect their lives--issues like health care, crime, and conflict between ethnic ...more »

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(@pete00)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Annual IRS Audits for Congress and All High Officials, Elected or Appointed

Recent disclosures indicate that many who are in our government have a difficult time paying their taxes correctly. Whether through mischief, malice, or mistake, the failure to pay diminishes the trust of the people in their government: the results of which are decreased participation by citizens in the process of government, a change in thinking - that we are being governed by an aristocracy over which we have no control ...more »

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Making Data More Accessible

Verify the President was born in the US

Make Obama's long from birth certificat public. Until this happens thier will be a cloud of doubt over any and all decisions made while in office. What is being hidden? Why spend so much $$ to keep this secret? I don't understand the issue with making this information available?

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Do-It-Yourself Government

Hold Agencies Accountable for Implementing the Open Government Directive

Leadership and oversight at the highest levels of the federal government will be necessary for the Open Government Directive to succeed. The President’s Management Council, which is made up of the Deputy Secretaries of all major agencies, should oversee the implementation of the directive to ensure that the entire federal government is working together to manage the implementation of the directive. All agencies should ...more »

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Making Data More Accessible

Open publicly funded research results

Publicly funded research results are typically published in a journal that requires a subscription. Results should be published online, free for anyone to access. This could be accomplished quite simply by making open publishing a condition of the research grant.

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(@davidwseattle)

Making Government Operations More Open

List of All Banks and Amounts Given by Federal Reserve Since September 2008

Bloomberg News and the New York Times have documented nearly $13 trillion dollars given or promised by the Federal Reserve and the government since the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in September 2008. While this $13 trillion includes TARP money and some recovery money, there is much more in a variety of Federal Reserve programs where we don't know which banks and corporations have gotten money and how much. Because ...more »

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(@shane0)

Making Data More Accessible

Produce Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate and College Records

He has spent over $1,000,000 in legal fees to prevent the legal discovery of his real birth certificate and immediately passed legislation that would prevent anyone from viewing these documents. People who aren't questioning these moves are simply ignorant. About 1/2 of Americans didn't trust Obama before the election and that percentage is growing rapidly. For the sake of our country, make these documents (not forgeries...) ...more »

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(@dsscheibe)

Making Government Operations More Open

Make Congress READ bills cover to cover before voting on them.

Congress most of the time doesn't even know what they are voting on, some nameless aids write it and the tell them what it is about.

2. Show Where in the Constitution they have the authority to do what they are trying to do.

3. Make a mandatory balanced budget.

4. Make them publish their voting record in their home districts.

5. They shouldn't be able to spend money they don't have absolute proven fund for.

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Communicating science transparently and without government interference

Over the last eight years, our agency maintained a fairly open dialog with the public on issues of scientific and technological advancement. Our agency was able to do so because we looked to the research community and the peer review process for guidance about whether a research breakthrough was valid, important and of interest to the public. 1. To maintain transparency, it should be federal policy that all agencies ...more »

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(@bushmandread)

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Demonstrate that you are a natural-born citizen.

Why should Americans believe you are genuine on the subject of "transparency" when you have spent nearly a million dollars to keep records concealed which would, according to your supporters (and you, presumably), prove that you are a natural-born U.S. citizen, and therefore eligible to hold the office you occupy? Unless there is information on those various documents, COMPLETE birth certificate, your college admission ...more »

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Verify Citizenship Status

As citizens of the United States, and the employers of ALL those who work in our government, we have a right to know if any of them, including the president, are qualified for their job. Considering that the current administration made a promise of transparency, it is very telling that the current resident of the White House has not disclosed his citizenship status, college records, clients lists and other pertinent ...more »

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(@akkin918)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Cannabis regulation and legalization

Americans who will be smoking cannabis won't be the only reason there will be extra revenue. Yes there will be an extra 13+ billion in extra revenue, but also all the freed up prisons would save billions. All the money going to fighting this pointless war, will save billions. Hemp will bring in millions of jobs and billions of dollars in the clothing, fuel, textile, paper, and housing industry. Alcohol, tobacco, and generic ...more »

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(@johnwaynemcclung)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Congress Can't Give Themselves Raises; Must Pay Taxes

One of the most frustrating events in government is when the legislature tells the people to be prepared to sacrifice then have that same legislature give itself a raise. Who wouldn't give themselves a raise if given the choice. While I don't have what I consider to be the one way of determining legislators pay, I'm sure plenty of people would have some suggestions. Here is one possible idea: Legislators receive the ...more »

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(@jbf100)

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Prove eligibility and save taxpayers money

The President has spent untold amounts of money to keep his citizenship secret. The taxpapers have contributed vast sums of money to ask for proof that he was born in Hawaii and did not give up his birth certificate to become a citizen of Indonesia. Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship. It makes sense that he did not have an American passport when he traveled to Pakistan because it was not allowed.

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