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  1. Food insecurity and the decline of the family farm

    There are currently too few farmers. These are are fuel dependent. Enable 1 million new organic family farmers by mentoring and end to non- agricultural land speculation and subsidies to industrial agriculture. The family farm is the backbone of the nation.

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      0 comments  ·  Agriculture  ·  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.

      60 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
      • Derivatives

        Derivatives, destroying taxpayer dollars, one bailout at a time... Make off-balance sheet derivatives public knowledge or make them illegal.

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          5 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
        • Free Trade Vs. Fair Trade

          U.S. Free Trade policies are not written in a way that protects American jobs, which includes tax breaks for multinationals for outsourcing American jobs.

          56 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
          • Bring back "Public Service": Drop congress' pay from $174,00 down to the US median income of $49k.

            Tie congress' fate to rank & file Americans fate. It should be 100% about their desire to Serve the Public; NOT the corrupting power & riches that make them fight so hard to KEEP the public job. Spouses can work too, so this is actually still ABOVE the personal median, tagging it to combined US Median Household income. An average 401(k) plan to boot. Basically... they should not fight sooooo hard & dirty just to keep an average paying job, since they are there for their pure desire to serve the public. And true Public Servants would not mind much…

            55 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
            • Off-Shore Tax Havens - Shadow Banking

              Repatriate money from off-shore tax havens and shadow banking.

              54 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Finance  ·  Admin →
              • Make all health care services not-for-profit

                All health care services (hospitals, doctors, clinics, etc) should be not-for-profit entities. This would help reduce the cost of medical care in this country.

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                  3 comments  ·  Healthcare  ·  Admin →
                • Recommit to American obligations to balance our accounts with the rest of the world via its trade.

                  Recommit to American obligations under the Bretton Woods agreement to balance our accounts with the rest of the world via balanced trade and reverse the hollowing out of the American economy.

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                    1 comment  ·  Finance  ·  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!

                    52 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                    • Indexing Tariffs

                      From the founding of our nation up until the establishment of income tax, our country supported itself primarily with tariffs. The real death blow to our national income from tariffs came with NAFTA, CAFTA, FTAA, et al.

                      Now that the flawed theory of unregulated markets has been shown to be a major contributing aspect of our economic failure, it seems logical that we should reinstitute some tariffs. However, this time we should take advantage of the technology and index labor, health, environment and pension costs.

                      Here is how it would work: Specific jobs would be assigned a labor index. For…

                      49 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
                      • If you make it over seas, out source, then place a high import tax on those companies .

                        smoke out those who lie in our congress , make them place a tax on companies who choose to sell out our country. If they make it over seas then place a common sense tax on the company.. a import tax if you will... this should be the price of doing business, the New World Order. So make it cheaper to hire workers in this country rather than pay a REAL HIGH TAX on the product that the company chooses to make over seas!!!!!!

                        48 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Trade  ·  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 →
                          • One Bill One Purpose

                            It's time for One Bill One Purpose: a movement focused on cleansing legislative detritus from the bill making process.

                            Earmarks, loopholes, and favors exist as a result of the ease with which unrelated legislation can be inserted into bills. Amending caustic, vile, or controversial legislative detritus is also a tactic to kill bills. If lawmakers continue treating bills as containers for mixing disparate issues, then it will be difficult to affect positive change in our legislative process.

                            We need a One Bill, One Purpose movement whose goal it is to change the process of bill making. In particular, the allowed…

                            44 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                            • Solarize Industrial Parks - tie with mini-smart grid

                              Use massive acreage of unused Warehouse rooftops in Industrial districts to create small self sufficient Energy Parks. A minimum of ten warehouses tied together with a mini Smart Grid (intelligent), that meters energy with demand and distributes. Excess is piped of to main grid or substation. Call them energy Pods to keep to a managable level, so company can be involved in the success and metering (nice graphics for employees to view). Great for company green ad campaigns and most of all...jobs. If this became a nationwide model, would have multiple benefits...lower high energy demand districts that clog up main…

                              43 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Energy  ·  Admin →
                              • 43 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
                                • Staff up Anti-Trust division at Attorney General's offices; BUST the trusts, oligarchs, monopolies

                                  Unproductive merger mania in America is based primarily on out of control greed, thirst for power, and CEO egomania narcissim, leading to LESS & LESS comptitive markets and competition... which leads to MORE & MORE screwing of the consumer.

                                  42 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                                  • Lets Reverse all Bush policies and make Corporate America responsible to America again

                                    We cannot endorse "off-shoring" and "downsizing" and remain with a strong, healthy economy. American business has a new breed of manager running these companies essential for profit only; they are risk adverse, and do not invest in R&D, or science, or technology. That ideology cannot exist if we are to move forward and make progress.

                                    41 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                                    • Eliminate Career Politicians - House or Senate for 6 yrs - Period. No More Political Puppets!

                                      We Agree our Politicians, R or D, Vote in Favor for the Special Interests who will give them $$$ to be Re-Elected. Eliminate the Re-Election. Restrict the Years of Public Service to 6. Six Years Served - Thank You! You're Done! Now Leave! Perhaps Allow ONE More Term of Service as President and If Elected - 6 YEARS - PERIOD! NOT 4 Years and then You Vote Only for Those Who Will Give You $$$ for the Next 4 Years... Simply 6 Years and Done! Then Our Politicians Might Start Voting In Ways To Benefit the People The Represent -…

                                      39 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                                      • I want to see the businesses in the US to start caring for their employees, by raising wages!!!

                                        Why do we see record profits for corporations, but the middle class doesn't see any benefits. All we see are higher health care premiums and less coverage. I have been on a wage freeze for 3 years and my wife had to take a pay cut just to keep her job.

                                        Corporations look solely on the bottom line.
                                        While small businesses see the employees as the rock that it's company is built on.

                                        38 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Business  ·  Admin →
                                        • Greater transparency in the home mortgage process

                                          It is impossible to understand the volume of documentation, regulations and legal paperwork at a closing even with a qualified lawyer at your side

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                                            1 comment  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
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