Require all Congressional and Presidential candidates to take a test of cultural competence--(meaning, awareness of one's own cultural background; baggage; and level of commitment to respecting, and supporting people from non-dominant cultures. Such people include African Americans, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered people, women, working class and poor people, disabled people, and non-Christians. Make the results of this test public.
Eliminate tax returns and filing by changing the tax laws and enforcing a 10% accross the board tax for everyone, to be collected by the employer. This would include all Corporations income. If a working person is making less than poverty level, no taxes are to be paid. NO tax returns or deductions. No evasive tax laws. Everyone pays the same pure and simple. Corporations that have their bank accounts out of Country are still required to pay the 10%.
Establish a free, universal (ie open to all income brackets - no means testing), Government-run education program for all US citizens and residents of the US from early age childhood education (eg jumpstart), to third level doctoral studies. To include all forms of vocational education. To include cost of lining support while learning. Anyone who wants to learn is encouraged to do so.
This is more of a comment on the idea of basic housing for the homeless. In the state of TN we have homeless shelters. There, the homeless have their needs met for food, clothing, and a warm place to stay, It would be great if every homeless person in this country could have a private shelter, but there is no way this could be paid for. We need to keep trying to find a way to help educate and find jobs for the homeless, so that they can get off the streets and have a meaningful life!
The Supreme Court rules now treats Corporations as "people." Go after Tax Evasion if they moved "Virtual" headquarters to other countries AND TAX corporations at the same rates as normal people, perhaps as high income earners,; but maybe as even Low or Middle income earners...since their incomes are distributed so thinly by shares held by many people. It's NOT $Billions that way, it's $Thousands.
President Obama and the Progressive Democrats should agree with the Republicans about the U.S. Government not having enough money in the budget. Then by executive order declare a fiscal emergency and immediately tax everyone making more than $500,000 / yr at a 90% tax rate until the debt is paid off.
show that Hydro-Fracking is not sustainable, way too toxic,wastes millions of gallons of fresh water per well, per day, fills up the groundwater with 600 plus, volatile,hormone disruptors, and cancer causing chemicals, skirts the Clean Air, Clean and Clean Water Acts, by way of ,the Halliburton Loophole ,written by the extraction industry, and Dick Chaney,leaks large amounts of "Methane" that is 80 times worse than C O2. Ruins farms, and property values, it will never pay for itself. Treason
Control/Ban Fireworks: Fireworks spread carcinogenic heavy metals and toxic gases, harmful to humans and all living things. FIREWORKS present one of the deadliest ongoing degraders of clean air and water quality in the USA.They are detonated at an ever growing and alarming rate. We are not free if we cannot escape poor air and water quality caused by fireworks. We need strict limitations or a general ban on the sale and use of fireworks in the USA.