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  1. Petition MSNBC to move The Dylan Ratigan Show into primetime in an effort to "change the narrative".

    4pm EST, 1pm PST for the DR Show isn't good enough. Dylan "gets" the Big Picture like nobody else on TV. Day to day horse race results by others are EVERYWHERE. Endorse a high level dialog show... leaning forward in primetime.

    458 votes
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      195 comments  ·  OTHER  ·  Admin →
    • I have a software program that can save hundreds of companies & thousands of jobs. Can't get $$$

      SEC rules required that we seek funding only from millionaires. They also limit the number of shareholders we can have. Congress - get out of the way. Entrepreneurship is the answer, not bank bailouts and corporate welfare!

      341 votes
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        72 comments  ·  Business  ·  Admin →
      • 228 votes
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          54 comments  ·  OTHER  ·  Admin →
        • Legalize Marijuana

          Naturally grown marijuana has important medicinal purposes that can provide a cheap alternative to expensive drugs. As a recreational drug similar to alcohol an entire industry employing thousands can be created by its legalization. The retail sales of alcohol total over 150 BILLION dollars, that's alot of tax revenue generated plus job creation. The tobacco industry enjoyed over 100 BILLION in sales last year, again lots of tax revenue and jobs came from that. Obviously, alcohol abuse and tobacco use has undesirable consequences, but that too is a money making enterprise from prisons, healthcare, treatment centers, and all sorts of…

          209 votes
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            47 comments  ·  OTHER  ·  Admin →
          • Whistleblower Support

            Stronger legal support for whistleblowers who report corruption and fraud in Government and Corporations.

            111 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
            • 98 votes
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                11 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
              • Afganistan

                Get our troops out of Afganistan. 2-Billion $ / wk, 500 Lives /yr - FOR WHAT?

                96 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Defense  ·  Admin →
                • Credit card interest rates are out of control

                  It seems like credit card rates on average have increased dramatically over the last 10 years and this is contributing to the economic downturn

                  79 votes
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                    15 comments  ·  Finance  ·  Admin →
                  • term limits for members of congress: we need a constitutional amendment -14 years masi

                    The special interest groups have to much influence and access. By limiting time in office and reducing the re-election campaign funds that are required per member we may be able to turn over membership and distribute the political power more fairly among congress. Get rid of seniority preferences.

                    73 votes
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                    • Easy access to small business loans

                      Have you ever tried to navigate the SBA loan process? There has to be a better way to offer lines of credit and working capital for small businesses

                      65 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Business  ·  Admin →
                      • Outfit all public schools with solar rooftop panels. When school is not in session, sell power back.

                        Public schools' budgets all over the nation are being strangled. School rooftops can be a source of income for the schools aside from lowering their operating costs for energy. Peak consumption of energy during the work/school week will be lowered, reducing the likelihood of energy blackouts, and during non-school hours, the enrgy collected could be sold back to energy providers, helping them to conform to renewable energy standards,and giving the schools some extra income. The placement of the panels would be temporary work, but with thousands of schools, it would help many of the unemployed from construction fields.

                        63 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Energy  ·  Admin →
                        • Reform or Pull-out of WTO: "Fair Trade" NOT Free Trade to be its mandate

                          Its devastating ramifications have been America's "borrowed prosperity on an EPIC scale" as evidenced by an $8 Trillion accumulated trade deficit. WTO, World Trade Orgainzaion regulates trade in the world via its participating nations. "Free Trade" has been the corporated induced mantra invoked by paid-off politicians that has allowed China to tilt the field in its favor via the policy of "Merchantilism". America's policy has been no better, NOT fair trade, but an IMPORTMANIA of cheap goods in the US, representing a NET flood of cheap imported goods at the suicidal cost of a hollowed-out American economy, a desimated "value-added"…

                          57 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
                          • 52 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Finance  ·  Admin →
                            • Reduce the need for oil in the United States. Our need for oil weakens our national security.

                              The govenment and the business community need to cooperate to develop alternative energy sources that can be readily available as soon as possible. Energy tax credits should be available to business for research and development of these energy sources. There should also be a tax incentives to individuals who opt to use alternative energy sources in their cars and homes. If we didn't have to import foreign oil, we could save billions of dollars, clean up our environment, and keep our military out of the Middle East.

                              50 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Energy  ·  Admin →
                              • Enforce our immigration laws (and how to do it)

                                I already outlined how to free up jobs for hundreds of thousands of Americans, way back in March of 2009:

                                http://24ahead.com/n/8902

                                I've since left that link in dozens of places and I've gotten no help with the plan from either the left or the right. And, that's despite how it could help alleviate joblessness at the same time as reducing spending on unemployment insurance.

                                The reason I've gotten no help with that is because the vast majority of the loudest political voices online are simply partisan hacks, and they do what their corrupt leaders want. And, their corrupt leaders don't…

                                50 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  OTHER  ·  Admin →
                                • Make members of Congress wear NASCAR patches

                                  This idea is the title of Chapter 6 in Thom Hartman's Rebooting the American Dream. We would at least to be able to understand who sponser them.

                                  46 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                                  • Endorse Sen Bernie Sanders' demand: "The Narrative Needs Changing"

                                    Dylan Ratigan, David Stockman, Sen Bernie Sanders "get it", as Dylan would say. Demand more substantive "Talking Head" discussions beyond day-to-day headlines... that instead focus on The Big Picture, as Dylan Ratigan is attempting with his DR Show.

                                    46 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  OTHER  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bring back the Glass Steagall Act

                                      Prohibits commercial banks from collaborating with full service brokerage firms or participating in investment banking activities.
                                      Protects depositors from risks associated with securities transactions and breaks up the too big to fail banks.

                                      45 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Finance  ·  Admin →
                                      • Pass E-Verify

                                        Wage depression, especially in the low-skilled fields, due to unchecked illegal immigration is a huge societal issue. People will never get a livable wage while employers can find people willing to undercut prevailing, livable wages. The solution must be enforcement and penalties for the employers, as illegals will always choose to skirt the law at the detriment of others.

                                        44 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                                        • foreign aid

                                          reduce amounts of US foreign aid

                                          39 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  OTHER  ·  Admin →
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