Employ current service members and veterans in repairing/replacing/creating infrastructure. The military has been doing this for the past 12 years in Iraq and Afghanistan. This would: employ them, prevent large construction corporations from cheating the government, and would fix our crumbling infrastructure.
Electricity generation by using LFTR (liquid fluoride thorium reactors) - safe and cheap. No danger of meltdown, no leftover spent radioactive fuel, cheap to build and maintain, extremely cheap and plentiful and easily available fuel. This will provide very affordable, almost free, electricity across the country.
Solar and WIND to help those who are hardest hit by high Home Energy Bills. Congress should approve the Department of Energy to provide 0% Loans to Home Owners 50 and older making 60,000 or less a year to install Solar, Wind and Natural Gas High Efficiency systems along with other Technology to make homes as Energy GREEN and Insulated as possible. Hurricane WV, got a grant for solar panels to reduce Sewage Treatment Costs, Why Cant I or YOU?
Battery technology could change the world. The efficient capture and storage of solar or wind energy could change the course of history. With inexpensive electricity, people who live in rural areas without electric could have clean water, sanitation, economic development, proper educational tools, etc. And with that there would avenues away from poverty and disease. People who live in cities would need less fossil fuels.
High speed electric monorail: Because we don't need additional right we can run this over the existing freeways and power it using solar energy produced on those same right of way lands. It could also be used as a massive transmission grid for electricity to market solar and windfarm electric that is produced along those routes by rooftop solar or wind and solar farms. Additionally it could be used as a massive Internet backbone allowing the devolopment of many small business ISPs
Install solar PV arrays on the Interstate medians ways, first in several pilot programs, then over 5-10 years connect them nationally. Such a project would create many jobs in numerous sectors of the economy (engineering, manufacturing, construction, etc.) while improving our crumbling infrastructure and also creating conditions that put negative economic pressure on fossil fueled energy producers to rethink their business model. This would lead to an American Renaissance of a booming economy.
Regulate Telecom. They are wholly un-prepared to deal with anything. The CFO's keep cutting jobs for all the major carriers and service, especially in what I have to deal with on a weekly basis is unacceptable. They should be forced to staff their organizations properly so service is restored in a timely manner. Take a look at the fines that they absorb every year and they could hire hundreds of employees and actually supply their technical staff with proper test equipment and vehicles.
I LOVE the concept of high speed rail but companies won't do it and people won't ride it until we rework the laws about freight rail having the right of way. That MUST change!! In Denver, the Light Rail lines are consistently over-subscribed because people WANT to ride, not drive. America should pay attention to that.
Reclaim the public airwaves from the media conglomerates. Net Neutrality, Fair and Free elections, the Free market, and Freedom of speech depend on the removal of finance from mass communication. Equal time combined with a grass roots filtering process will allow Ideas, Products, and People to stand on their own merits, rather then their ability to dump millions into advertising.
Virtually all science-that is provable fact- points to human influenced climate change. The effects are unequally born by the least advantaged while the benefits accrue to the best off. We would not allow this in our tax system. Public health must become the standard upon which to base economic decisions. Economic health will follow if we truly have an innovative system. Unhealthy activities (hydraulic fracking) shouldn't be allowed unless proven safe by an unbiased, fully funded EPA