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Old 11-18-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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. . . What is your list of problems we need to solve in the United States to make it a better place to live?

GL2

1. Too much goverment.
2. Too many taxes.
3. Too much of the taxpayers money going to other countries.
4. Too many goverment regulations against private businesses.
5. Too many people & businesses on goverment welfare programs.
6. Too many laws against Constitutional rights.
7. Term limits not being imposed upon all politicians. and Judges.
8. The USA involved with the UN.
9. The 16th Amendment being considered a right when it is a penalty.
10. Illegal Aliens.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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. . . What is your list of problems we need to solve in the United States to make it a better place to live?

GL2
Create jobs, keep taxes low, reduce the size of government, and the rest will follow.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:06 AM
 
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oh the usual problems...kinda not in order bu

corruption

the wars

the deficit/financial instability

jobs & our declining middle class

healthcare/insurance

better education systems for our children & college students

not enough "go green" policies

crime

bad immigration policies & overall national security

um...not legalizing weed fast enough


yep
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:34 AM
 
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In no particular order.

-stop fossil fuel dependence, go 100% renewable
-end the wars all of them, even the ones we dont call wars
-Tax the hell out of every company sending jobs out of this country
-Single payer health care
-Raise minimum wage to a living wage
-Try bush, cheney, rumsfeld etc for war crimes. We can not set precedent
-eliminate corporate bailouts let them fail
-end racism, sexism etc.
-let our children be children
-Get parents to be involved in their childrens lives not just disciplinarians.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Control the lawyers and needless litigation !!!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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In no particular order:
1. Bring back personal reponsibility in homes
2. Stop illegal immigration.
3. Cut back entitlement programs.
4. stop outsourcing of jobs.
5. repeal nafta/ chinese free trade
6. elect third party candidates, stop the corruption in both major parties
7. Audit the fed and treasury
8. TERM LIMITS!!!!!!!!!!
9. cut foreign aid and expenditures by 50%
10. balance the budget
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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In no particular order.

-stop fossil fuel dependence, go 100% renewable
-end the wars all of them, even the ones we dont call wars
-Tax the hell out of every company sending jobs out of this country
-Single payer health care
-Raise minimum wage to a living wage
-Try bush, cheney, rumsfeld etc for war crimes. We can not set precedent
-eliminate corporate bailouts let them fail
-end racism, sexism etc.
-let our children be children
-Get parents to be involved in their childrens lives not just disciplinarians.
I agree with three things on this post: Let your children be children. Not little marzist sex kittens that the schools seem to be pumping out.

Get parents involved. God, that would be wonderful.

Let the companies fail. The bailouts were a bad idea from Bush and now Obama. Enough.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Minibrings you asked me "what is YOUR list as the OP?
and shouldn't this be in Politics and not Education?"

I posed the question because I am curious about what issues are important to various people. No I don't think a political forum is the place for a topic like this. Isn't part of the purpose of education to teach students critical thinking? Part of understanding is knowing what things are important to others.

If you really want to know what is important to me you can look at my past posts or threads, they should give a few clues about what I think matters.

GL2
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Originally Posted by Tnt-User View Post
In no particular order
1.Bring back discipline in homes
This is good, but really the #1?
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2.Deport illegal aliens
And how would you propose we pay for the costs of finding these illegal aliens, deporting them and making sure they don't return?
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3.Stop spending
On what? Everything? If you want to deport illegals, you have to spend...use logic!
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4.Get better pollititians
I think we can all agree with this one! People need to elect more 3rd party candidates!
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5.Give teachers better pay(some)
Absolutely. Teachers deserve a minimum of $60,000/yr. They require advanced degrees and they provide a very necessary service. They should be compensated like other skilled laborers with specialized college and postgraduate degrees.
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6.Raise educations standards
Again, I agree with this.
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7.Get rid of Do-Gooders
What a STUPID statement. Without do-gooders, we don't have any charity. We don't have little league (coaches, umpires and league officials are volunteers) without "do-gooders". We don't have homeless shelters without them...
I guess this shows what kind of person you are: SELFISH.
The only person that matters to you is you!

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8.Stop banning "Dangerous Things"
I do agree with this because all banning things does is put them into the hands of criminals.
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9.Harsher criminal punishments
We already have the largest prison population in the world (per capita), maybe our prisons should think of another way to serve society.
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10.Enough of school's time wasting
Sounds to me like you're still in school...there are 3 items about schools in your top ten.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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1) Lower all taxes to all..Top income tax rate at 25%, estate tax at capital gains tax rate,state sales tax cap at 10%.
2) Reinstate the capital penalty in the states which currently don't have it or have it only on paper,enhance its use in the other states ...Expansion to minors.Anesthisia & then lethal injection,for humanitarian purposes...LWOT mandatory for all 1st degree murder cases.
3) Repeal anti gun laws...CCL in all states,no gun free zones.Stricter requirements for issuing CCL.
4) Elected justices for supreme courts,term ( 12) & age limits ( 67) for them...
5) Privatise secondary education. Schools should be owned ( in a transferrable way ) & run by the parents.Gov & politicians out of 2ary education. Privatise post 2ary edu. Colleges,univercities to its students ,its graduates,the people & the corporations.Gov & pols out of post 2ary edu.
6) Privatise health care,with private insurance & private pensions only. Ending SS ,Medicare,Medicaid ,VA,going to debt to service in full its retired recipients
7) Direct democracy. Power to the people, Switzerland style. Important federal & state laws, should be ratified or rejected by the people through referendums.Electronic voting,by el machines & by computers,cellphones,with code. If funded well,then in time that system can work with minimal glitches & fraud...
8) Term limits ( 12 years total on each level,local,state,federal,36 overall)- age limit ( 67)for politicians in all levels.
9) Legalisation of ss marriage,marijuana,prostitution,gambling,casinos,s teroids(legal for private use, banned for competition), end of Cuban embargo...
10)Church reform,desegregation of Catholic & Muslim orgs,with married men & married women,democratically elected leadership...Prohibition of circumcision to minors.

Last edited by harrycrat; 11-19-2009 at 01:29 PM..
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