Voting should be mandatory, you should only be able to opt out by physically going to the polling facility and voting to opt out of that particular election. Voting should be done in person on paper ballots with a representative from each party stationed at each voting station. Ballots would be counted there in front of everyone before leaving the building and posted in the media. This would make it impossible to fake election results. This system works well in Australia.
This is long term - but should we be thinking now about how to create a "post-jobs" world? One can imagine a time not too far away when automation will do most tasks handled by humans today. We're all so used to money and jobs that it's difficult to imagine anything else. The traditional response to this possibility is: "we'll just create new technologies, new products, and the game will go on as before". I'm not so sure.
Halt drone assassinations. Stop confusing honor killings with political acts and branding them as terrorism. The rules where there are no rules 'in tribal areas' are: hospitality, honor and revenge. Revenge in the (tribal) periphery equates with law enforcement. Anthropologists understand this, our press does not. The book, the Thistle and the Drone explains it. Without understanding this soon Americans won't be able to safely travel.
"Lotterize" the federal income tax to put some fun into paying your taxes. Say you owe $3000 in taxes. Give people the option of paying the $3000 OR buying the National Tax Lottery Tickets at a slightly higher amount. (Actuaries could figure out the premium. bit rough example: instead of $3000 you owe, you could pay $3500 for 'lottery tickets' and a chance to win up to a $billion payout if enough folks enter.) Details forthcoming on my blog!
AIR IS FIRST, WATER IS SECOND, FOOD IS THIRD. FOOD HAVING NO NEGATIVE IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT AND USING LESS WATER IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE. My mission, I believe a matter of our nations survival, is to move this nation forward a large step towards Aquaculture, hydroponics and preferably aqauponics. Our food source is already dismal. We used to be called the food basket, California was producing the majority of vegetables and other foods. I am seeking grant to get started.
We have one home, Earth. Every decision made, political, economic, industrial, or agricultural should be made intelligently and passionately with great regard for our environment. If an intended action or policy were to have a negative impact on our environment it would be reworked to create a positive result with no negative impact at a minimum. If there was an essential program or policy etc. there could be mitigation on a different site that was environmentally damaging or degraded.
G government assistance programs (such as a free phone, utility assistance, etc), while giving them a chance at a real home to call their own, even if it is temporary.uiding the people throughS, ee the abandoned properties the banks are sitting on? Make an abandoned home available to the homeless, even if just for a few months while the foreclosure process takes place. Establish a charity organization that regulates this kind of assistance by providing health and welfare checks
Public funding of election campaigns--something similar to the British system, with strictly enforced caps on private funds raised, would return government to the people. It would do an end run around Citizens United. Establish a national initiative process, similar to the initiative process that is legal in 24 states, to give the people a voice in making laws that Congress would never pass because they're not in their best interests, such as limiting Congressional benefits and pay,
Grant Conditional Residency to any immigrant who starts or purchases a business within 1 year of the grant. Period. Waive all grounds of inadmissibility other than INA § 212(d)(14) (Nazis, Persecutors, major crimes, and terrorists). Immigrants start businesses at rates higher than native-born. Immigrants drive our economy through innovation and hard work and will contribute through business taxes, as well as payroll, sales taxes, and more. Fees will cover program costs. Demand will be amazing.
Cap on corporate size and personal wealth: Define Foreign individuals companies and corporations whose wealth and/or size exceed American Cap Limits as terrorists and/or terrorist organizations and forbid imports from same. Penalty for noncompliance: Life imprisonment under House Arrest for individuals, officers and 100 hundred largest shareholders.