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  1. Community-based sustainable business creation

    Our microbusiness incubator is working. We're not just creating jobs, we're creating businesses & revitalizing an old Albertson's which sat empty and underutilized for several years which is helping the whole community! We have rebranded the marketplace to Community Renaissance Market, which better reflects the work going on within the space. At this time most of our businesses are sole proprietorships or family-run businesses. We are also working with Disaboom [http://www.disaboom.com/] to create jobs/businesses for people with disabilities [PWDs] and returning veterans. I have a special connection to the PWD community because of my late husband Keith Hogan…

    552 votes
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      30 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
    • Solving most of our problems: Democratic meritocracy

      A government need not be democratic to be representative. In fact, it is the height of irony, that democracy is often the system of government that is least representative due to influence from special interests. The electoral process may be representative in intention, but it is corrupted by special interests in practice. In fact most democracies outside the wealthy industrialized nations have often failed and become dictatorships, case in point, Venezuela. A demagogue sways the rule of the illiterate mob to Change the constitution to gve himself limitless powers, staff his cabinet with friends, and intimidate the media through tacit…

      546 votes
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      • Repeal mandate enabling corporations the rights of persons without the accountability. Regulate them

        What's the point of having a government that colludes with corporations? Wonder if we wouldn't be better off without one if no regulatory apparatus exists for unaccountable institutions. Let them prove their worth to the public they thrive on or ban them, revoke their charters.

        480 votes
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          53 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
        • Stop outsourcing our jobs overseas

          Invest in American labor. Make it more profitable for companies to keep and create jobs in the U.S.A. and less profitable to outsource jobs outside of the U.S.A.

          388 votes
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            49 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
          • End the privatization of public officials; buy back OUR politicans with publicly financed campaigns.

            Lobbyists and corporations having legislation-on-retainer powers via their privatizing our own public officials and leaders is criminal. Make the smartest investment we can make; publicly finance public offices. Stopping the buying-out, selling-out corruption is Job One.

            386 votes
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              45 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back banking regulations

              The banking industry needs to heavily regulated to return them to their primary function: loaning money to business and individuals. Currently, without regulation, they operate more like casinos playing a dangerous game betting against America.

              369 votes
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                27 comments  ·  Finance  ·  Admin →
              • 353 votes
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                  20 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                • public funding of elections

                  Until elections are publically funded and giving or accepting bribes earn felony prison sentances and forfiture of assets, nothing is ever going to change. Ogliarchies do not care about jobs for the masses.

                  242 votes
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                    22 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                  • 227 votes
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                    • Getting rid of LOBBYISTS!

                      I'm sick of these politicians catering to lobbyists and not voters. This country needs some MAJOR campaign finance reform.

                      207 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                      • repeal supreme court ruling

                        a corporation is NOT a person. Supreme court decision is illegal. Their Boards of Directors and Executives should NOT be allowed to effect a flood of money into the system.

                        175 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                        • THE PUBLIC OPTION

                          YEA or NEY!

                          171 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Healthcare  ·  Admin →
                          • Do not extend tax cuts for the wealthy

                            Deficit spending in the U.S. is out of control and extending the Bush era tax cuts for the wealthiest among us is adding to this problem

                            162 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                            • 160 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Finance  ·  Admin →
                              • Medicare for all.

                                The elderly seem to like having Medicare.

                                157 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Healthcare  ·  Admin →
                                • Invest in offshore wind energy

                                  The mid-Atlantic wind bight can supply over 50% of America's energy. This will provide clean, renewable energy and domestic jobs because wind turbine parts are too expensive to transport long distances. Everyone wins with wind.

                                  156 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Energy  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create "National Single-Payer Healthcare SYSTEM"; Relieving businesses of expensive benefits

                                    As it would be part of the national infrastructure, along with education, schools, mail, roads, sewers, garbage collection, water supply, fire & police protection, libraries, CDC, etc, and DON'T forget the military & government created the INTERNET. It would make American business MORE competitive w/o the heavy burden of healthcare benefits. They could provide less expensive "supplemental" is so desired.

                                    152 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Healthcare  ·  Admin →
                                    • tie executive pay to worker salaries

                                      Don't cap executive pay at a dollar amount - but tie it to the median wage their workers are paid. For example - pass a law that says no executive can make more than 20 times the median and 50 times the lowest paid worker in the company. That way - execs can give themselves raises whenever they want - but if an only if they give EQUITABLE raises to their workers. If the boss gets, a raise, everyone gets one - and if the boss gets a raise of $1000 a week, the median worker would get $50 a…

                                      149 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                                      • Put a regulatory leash & collar on America's dominant & woefully unproductive financial sector.

                                        The vast, unproductive expasion of America's financial sector has been counter productive, turning into a "rent taking" industry. Speculative leverage with casino style bets with depositors money has sadly become the new capitalist model. No more.

                                        145 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Finance  ·  Admin →
                                        • Impose tarrifs on imports that are subsidized by currency manipulation.

                                          Our trading 'partners' like China subsidize their exports by keeping their currency artificially de-valued. This needs to stop if the current Administration wants to increase US exports to meet their stated targets.

                                          140 votes
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                                            7 comments  ·  Business  ·  Admin →
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