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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…

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      30 comments  ·  Employment  ·  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.

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        49 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
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          20 comments  ·  Employment  ·  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…

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            2 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
          • Simple solution to job creation.

            Stop giving incentives to companies that ship jobs overseas. Tax them at a higher rate than those companies whose employees are here in the U.S. Jobs will flock back. Corporations only care about profits.

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            • Extend tax credits for domestically produced electric cars

              How do we really create green jobs and stimulate the economy?

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                0 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
              • Public Work Program

                Our country is founded on hard working people that have the fortitude to take care of themselves and their families if offered a job. As Roosevelt did in the 1930's with the WPA, we should now create government jobs to rebuild the infrastructure of this country. This is true usable money in the hands of people that will directly benefit all of us (not a bank stimulus). We could not only rebuild roads and bridges, but also use the program to create new industries like high speed rail, alternative energy and improved means of using our water resources. A beginning…

                62 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                • Employment for people 55+

                  55+ workers have much to contribute but we fight against age discrimination in the workplace everywhere. We'll all get there one day, guys. If we work, we stay healthy and vibrant, contribute to taxes and SS. We can't stay home and do that, and then have our social security benefits under fire too.

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                    3 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                  • How about a march in March?

                    They've had a million man march, a Tea Party whatever, Beck, etc. have all marched on Washington D.C., maybe it's time everyone here organizes a march or something. How many unepmloyed people are there? Get off your rears and couches and do something for yourselves. Congress is not going to keep paying for unemployment forever. It's time we show both political parties who's in charge!
                    Hey Dylan if you read these things speak up and let's get something going!

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                      4 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                    • Rebuilding the middle class!

                      In as much as the the USA corporate community owes it's prosperity to the middle and lower classes and this same corporate community has seen fit to shift, more and more, the bulk of it's prosperity (profit) to the executive levels of upper management, Corporate (an entity, non-citizen) taxes (according to gross income) should be set as high as possible and corporate tax deductions provided for the direct creation of jobs. The additional revenues provided to the US Treasury as a result of non-performing corporate job creation could then be used for the creation of jobs at the federal level.…

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                        1 comment  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                      • 43 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                        • 30 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                          • Invest in your country, in the people, and in the future.

                            1. Invest in your country: That is energy independence for security and jobs. Also a new air traffic control system that will save 12% on fuel. The savings to the airlines can go to build new aircraft. A high speed internet system. Perhaps high speed rail.

                            2. Invest in your people: That is mandatory vocational training. We live in a globalized world and you can no longer rely on factories. We have to be an educated society.

                            3. Invest in the future: Federal research grants to be given to universities and business to bring out new technologies. Today there are…

                            27 votes
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                            • When Unemployment is high, revise welfare laws to help unemployed remain fiscally sound

                              When the unemployment rate goes above, say 7.5 percent, the welfare laws should include emergency financial relief for those unemployed when all unemployment insurance benefits are exhausted. This would help prevent homelessness, and would help sustain the economy from further collapse.

                              25 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                              • Ajust retire age to the job market and go back to how you can make an still draw social security

                                Instead of paying a young person with a family unemployment let a older person retire early. young people with a family and home payments need more to live on then a older worker with some savings. Also we need to go back to ajusting how much you can make and still draw full s.s. It would encourage some older people to retire and free up those jobs for younger workers.

                                25 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                                • Require all products sold in the United States to meet OSHA and EPA standards

                                  It should not be legal to sell anything in the United States that does not meet our standards to make it. Require importers of products to pay for OSHA and EPA inspectors to make certain they are abiding by all U.S. laws and standards. This will bring millions of good paying jobs back to our shores in a very short time.

                                  23 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                                  • outsourcing

                                    pay US workers a livable wage not just minimum wage. that way middle class will survive and spend and middle class spending creates demand and demand stokes production. If we continue to see more middle class entering the class of poverty we will put more burden on medicaid, welfare system, and other social programs we can't afford.

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                                    • High speed rail

                                      i have designed a hi-speed mag lev. train system that will dwarf all others in one swoop. At the same time it could eliminate the need for the panama canal, or at least the need for U.S. to use it.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                                      • Rebuild the middle class and help the working poor through Home Based Micro Social Enterprise

                                        This is an intitative called Doing Well By Doing Good that is currently being developed in the Greater Pittsburgh PA region.

                                        It is a partnership between the public, non profit and charitable organizations, companies that offer home based microfranchise opportunities, government, and educational institutions.

                                        The initiative is designed to offer the opportunity to anyone that wants to earn money working from home through a microfranchise. The partner companies donate a percentage of the revenues generated by each new microfranchise to partner charities and non profit organizations.

                                        Microfinancing, educational and political support is also being developed for the initiative as well…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                                        • End Public Sector Pensions: They can survive on what they save like the rest of us.

                                          Public employees make more than most private sector employees and have great benefits. Why should we pay for pensions for them when we don't have them ourselves? We'd reduce the deficit and make the employment field more competitive.

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