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  1. Regulation

    De-regulation resulted in the historic savings and loan debacle which cost the taxpayers a bundle. Here we are again with the banking debacle which cost the taxpayers a bundle. Complete deregulation doesn't work because of inherent human greed to beat the system whenever possible. The sharks will eat the minnows. To-wit: do you think that taking all policemen off the streets, and seeing no rules apply and watching a free for all, would result in peace and tranquility and fairness ? Surely not. A good argument for some regulation no matter what the business or arena or place or time.

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      3 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
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        3 comments  ·  Business  ·  Admin →
      • David Gilbert's 10 Point Plan For Change

        1. Enact Fair Elections Now Act (matching funds for candidates)
        2. FCC mandate that all political advertising is a public service and therefore free
        3. Enact The Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010 – (Change the top tax bracket to 70% to pay down debt)
        4. Reduce health care costs by adding the public option. Allow Medicare to purchase drugs. Allow drug re-importation. Move away from fee-for-service
        5. Make higher education free to families that can't afford it
        6. National Infrastructure Bank – Find $2 trillion to create jobs now
        7. Make massive investments in R & D…

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          2 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
        • Commercialize U.S. High Speed (MagLev) Rail Technology

          SkyTran is an innovative U.S. MagLev high speed rail technology ready for commercialization. Prototype, funded by USDOT, is housed at NASA's Ames Research Center. Visit www.unimodal.com for more info.

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            7 comments  ·  Technology  ·  Admin →
          • How about the congress explain why we didn't re enact the glass steigal act on the banks.

            I think our politicions need to let us know why we can't bring back the glass stiegal act back & other ones that saved us from the last depression. I want all politicions to let the public know whats good about not having it now. And whats the good reason why we can't break up the banks.

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              1 comment  ·  Finance  ·  Admin →
            • Repeal NAFTA!

              What has any free trade deal done? Just create a small minority or prosperity and a MAJORITY of poverty.

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                1 comment  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
              • Import Tariffs based upon Trade Imbalance.

                We need to place dynamic Import Tariffs on countries with whom we have a severe trade imbalance. This would not penalize those with a reasonable trade balance.

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                  2 comments  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
                • Resolving the financial threats to the soundness of Social Security and Medicare.

                  We must not cut Medicare and Social Security to individuals who have been paying into these systems for decades. For those of us who have been paying into Sociall Security and Medicare since our first paid jobs as teenagers, with the expectation that we have the right to expect that we will have a modest and continuing source of income after we have stopped working as well as access to affordable medical services. If we do not have access to these benefits due to a combination of misuse of the funds collected from us, and an imposition of an income…

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                    2 comments  ·  Taxes  ·  Admin →
                  • American made

                    If we are going rebuild the work force. The american consumer has to demand the what every they buy be made with only American goods. That would increase the work force

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                      4 comments  ·  Business  ·  Admin →
                    • Save U.S. domestic industry and jobs with balanced trade legislation.

                      Based on an idea offered by Warren Buffet, we must stop our trade deficits and loss of
                      U.s. production and jobs by limiting total annual imports to the amount of our total
                      exports. That would return $800 billion of
                      business to the U.S and create 5+ million jobs. Draft legislation is ready, but Obama's economists refuse to examine it. This is not
                      a protectionist plan - the U.S would still be the world's biggest importer by far. This is the way to create "fair trade" by sharing our
                      rich market - not giving it all away to imports
                      while borrowing…

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                        1 comment  ·  Trade  ·  Admin →
                      • Constitutional debt-free money to rebuild infrastructure - unlimited job creation

                        A New Book Provides a Wake-up Call to Americans in a declining economy.
                        Reality Of Money and The Federal Reserve by Stephen Clark and Frank Wallace explores the prime cause for America’s national debt and outlines the steps needed to reverse it.
                        If knowledge truly is power, then this book carries more than its fair share to inform the American people on the alarming pattern of corruption and unfair usury practiced in the United States each and every day.
                        Here are a few of the documented potential benefits of government issued, debt-free money spent, not loaned into circulation:
                        1. Usury…

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                          4 comments  ·  Finance  ·  Admin →
                        • How to stop the Corporatist Plutocrats from taking over and Enslaving us Economically.

                          1) Our Govt should be giving tax credits to people who can prove they bought American products to help subsidize the GDP Cost that NAFTA AND CAFTA have created. We Must REBUILD our Manufacturing Foundation. In Todays marketplace Toyota Employs More American Workers then GM Does as sad as it is to say that but Toyota has Manufacturing Plants here, GM's Plants are in China. In Order to fix this we need to make imports so Expensive to the American Public through tax credits that American Products would cost less to Manufacture here thereby forcing BIG BUSINESS to Invest there…

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                            2 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                          • Electoral Reform (1 Page, 9 Points)

                            Working with ideas from Ralph Nader, Jim Turner, and Christina Tobin, I and others have put together an Electoral Reform program that is implementable by 4 July 2011 in time to rescue our democracy for 2012. Search for the title to see this at Huffington Post and Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog. There is NOTHING wrong with America that cannot be fixed by restoring the INTEGRITY of our democratic process. IMHO.

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                              0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Admin →
                            • Break - up the Doctor / Drug Co. Relationship

                              Break - up the Doctor/ Drug Co. Relationship. Modern USA Healthcare KILLS 1/4 MILLION CITIZENS EACH YEAR. From properly prescribed medications to botched/unnecessary surgery. Change status quo from profiting in temporary symptom care to promoting a healthy living agenda. Google Dr. Joe Mercola, He has 4th largest healthcare related website. He is the doctor - your doctor doesn't want you to know about. Why should we be mandated to join bullsh't system. My wife and I pay large money for healthcare and todays physicians can't/won't diagnose problem, only prescribe pills for symptoms which causes more/different issues. FACT - Modern USA…

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                                1 comment  ·  Healthcare  ·  Admin →
                              • 31 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Energy  ·  Admin →
                                • Foriegn Policy change

                                  Change from preimtive war foreign policy to non-interventionalist policy:

                                  1)Pull out of 700 bases in 133 countries. 2)Pull out of Iraq, Afganistan, and Pakistan.
                                  3)Make a Writ: Grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal against Osama Bin Laden.
                                  4)Build infrastructure for amount of troops coming back from forward deployment
                                  5) Protect our borders and sea lanes

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                                    2 comments  ·  Defense  ·  Admin →
                                  • Universal Education

                                    A good Education is a right and everyone in this country should have the same standards, end the Revisionist History that is taught in different parts of the country, set new goals to compete against the rest of the world, Repeal of No Child Left Behind, improve higher education

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                                      2 comments  ·  Education  ·  Admin →
                                    • Get out of the Middle East!

                                      There is no GOOD reason to be there. As a matter of fact, our military occupation of their land is why there is a threat of a terrorist attack here! If we weren't there, we could do away with TSA, NSA, Homeland Security, etc!

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                                        3 comments  ·  Defense  ·  Admin →
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                                          2 comments  ·  Employment  ·  Admin →
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