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It seems a real disconnect from phase 1 and 2, no communication from Open Government Dialogue unacceptable. It seems as if phase 2 has been dropped but it’s up and running. I’m still confused as to why no notification was given or invite notices from this forum, unless you where paying attention to the Whitehouse website. Here is the link you can use to find phase 2, you may judge for yourself. Please correct me if ...more »
It would be productive, rewarding, and skill building to have prisoners working while in jail. Jobs devoted to bettering our society that have little profitability margins are ideal. Some states already see some such as road clean-up; but extending it to recycling plants, recycle buried dumps, possessing plants, forest recovery. Slave labor is not intended, the idea to instill good working habits, new skills and a ...more »
The US is behind in the public transportation system, trains are too expensive to travel across country and we have always been an automobile country. To rejuvenate the system, we would need to: -Invest in quiet and efficient trains for cities and towns (no one will vote in loud trains by residents) -High speed trains across country. -Buses to deliver patrons out of circuit. -One system plan for all. The costs ...more »
The people could have a more direct approach to the expected performances of the ones elected.
A yearly or bi-yearly vote on our elected local and government officials could be a deterrent for non-performers career politicians not interested in serving the people.
this is for post Idea # 137 Its not linked to my account so I have done it this way... http://opengov.ideascale.com/akira/dtd/2600-4049 As child support stands a non-custodial parent is pays 33% net of his/her income –that is before taxes and other items. However, once it has been paid the parent has no rights to know what the money is used for. The non-custodial parent (child supporter) must pay taxes on this money ...more »
Teach the basics of personal financing, awareness and understanding of how the credit cards and of the financing systems work in our country. This is a fundamental part of our daily lives and it seems most have never been educated in this –including myself. This small but vital class would need to be in public education on order to touch and educate the mass, not all go to college to learn financing. This type of mandatory ...more »
Strengthen Monopoly laws Large corporations have a place in our country and always have but are not the only way. Something is to be said about the loss and satiability we had with smaller businesses. Regional diversity and unique attributes in regards to business have become indistinguishable. This is a loss of American culture, dependences on large corporations for regional stability, unattractive to tourism, and ...more »
Elected officials running campaigns should not be paid for time in office.
Elected politicians running campaigns (for long periods of time) while in office for other positions are not doing the job paid for it, seems appreciate and fair that any person paid by the people should either:
-leave office to campaign.
-receive no pay while not on duty.
-serve the time lost serving.
George Washington -Warns against the party system. "It serves to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration....agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one....against another....it opens the door to foreign influence and corruption...thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another." I have come ...more »
voting day should be a national Holiday, move all voting to the same time of the year for all states. Create a Holiday to help all make time time to vote.
Shouldn't we celebrate?
All Bills should stand clean -no earmarks and non-related.
All Earmarks should be stand along Bills.
All non-related should be stand along Bills.
It seems simple and honest.
In this era of technology, it seems we are behind; the country could have one standard voting method.
Americans moving from one side of the country to the other should know, be educated in, and vote with one universal way.
Additionally, a closed networked system with both government and citizens seems possible and cheaper than 50 different standards.