GMO crops promised higher yields and claimed required less toxic pesticide spraying. Of which neither are true. In fact, GMO seeds stop the plants ability to obtain minerals and other nutrients from the soils its planted in. Therefore, rendering the food derived from those crops worthless in much needed nutrients to sustain human and animal lives. Stop GMO crops now and return to true natural seeds immediately in order to feed our growing population!
Mandate sustainability by requiring transformation of energy from oil economy to sustainable energy economy including solar, wind and free energy. And transfer from conventional agriculture practices to green agriculture--no GMOs, no pesticides nor herbicides--which uses permaculture & biodynamic techniques.
Use transitioning military personnel to reduce the overall cost of public infrastructure while at the same time providing on the job training and providing introductions to prospective employers. The project funding should supplement the military pay such that the transitioning military personnel's pay would be relatively commensurate with private sector workers in comparable positions.
Start a National campaign to teach people how to prepare healthy food for themselves. The skill of food acquisition and preparation is necessary for healthy populations. Early childhood education for appreciation of home cooked food and food ambassadors at grocery stores to teach adults are good places to start.
Allow online taxpayers to itemize not only their tax deductions, but their tax expenditures as well. Want to fund only the Forestry Service? Go ahead! Have a fondness for the Navy? Make it your 50% priority! Those who choose not to itemize will have their tax dollars allocated by the formula Congress passes; and if no one steps up for the NSA, well, too bad so sad!
Government Overhaul: All leadership should answer to civilian review boards; demand those who were bailed out to reimburse the tax payers; equal rights; voting rights; equitable affordable healthcare; equitable & preserved incomes and earned benefits not for just government officials but for all citizens; education and job opportunities for all citizens; small business support; equitable tax burden; eliminate tax-exemption and non-profits; livable wages for all citizens; environmental quality
Have one in four or so people on welfare trained in good child care, then employ them as government paid child care for those in poverty to allow them to get better jobs without worrying about how they will pay for child care while they work. This gives good jobs to ~25% of them, and frees the others to get jobs knowing that their children will be well cared for.
Demand that legislative lobbyists register (all levels: city, county, State, federal; all branches: legislative, executive, bureaucratic, court), with a fee - substantial - to be applied except for 3% administrative fee to any debt carried by lobbied agency. This is anyone wanting to 'talk,' other than answering a summons or completing a required form. Does not apply to someone applying for assistance under mandate of agency.
More money for CPS Services to protect children from abusers; a national database of abusers and their victims; better follow up by CPS workers to homes of children who have been designated as victims of abuse. There are way too many children being abused and killed because of lack of resources for CPS Services.
Restructure corporate income tax so that the companies that made over 200 billion dollars will pay a fair share, instead of nothing. If the Republican party is being honest about debt reduction being a priority, then they can close the tax loopholes and reduce the debt while saving Medicare, social security, and repairing the infrastructure.