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  1. Remove Arctic Wildlife Refuge from potential drilling sites.

    This pristine part of our country has been threatened by this administration and members of Congress throughout this administration. We must once and for all provide it with the protection it deserves.

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    • Congress needs a Geek Corp like Obama...

      Jerimiah Owyang tallied social networking stats for the candidates showing a huge advantage to Obama. Now Gene Koo writes that Congress, not Obama, needs a Geek Corps.

      What a wonderful idea. I’d love to help “rework the interface between legislators and their constituencies: to rebuild trust and honest, genuine relationships between lawmakers and We the People.”

      ...links and more at http://dalelarson.com/2008/11/geek-corps-for-congress.html

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      • Allowing IRA Withdraw w/No Penalty

        Has allowing citizens say 55+ years old withdraw up to perhaps $250,000 from their IRAs or other shelters with no tax penalty been considered as a remedy for stimulating the economy. Many would pay off their mortgages, purchase new residence, etc. thus putting money back in to the economy.

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        • Bring local voice back into our media

          Something needs to be done so that our broadcast media is not simply platforms for advertising, but rather a source of information and news. It may be time to re-regulate the media industry so that five or six companies no longer control our televisions, newpapers and our radio.

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          • Net Neutrality

            One of Barack Obama's main tech-based promises was that of net neutrality. Don't allow the communications companies set the rules to what should be a free and open Internet.

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            • use the $25B to replace the government fleet with hybrids

              By replacing the 650,000 vehicle government fleet with hybrid vehicles, we put GM employees to work, save $500M per year in fuel costs and can refit the old GOV's to be hybrid and give them to the states.
              Congress should OK the bailout to do this.

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              • 6 votes
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                • Don't bail out the auto industry

                  the last thing this country needs is to further bloat the big three. they should work a pre-packaged bankruptcy, cut executive salaries, align worker incentives and start actually building the cars that people want.

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                  • Veto the bill that will give illegal aliens social security

                    I'm astonished it is even being considered?! The system is already stressed, I am 20yrs away from receiving it yet the majority of my taxes get paid into this fund I wll never see a return on and now you want to give it to people that did not contribute, does not respect our country enough to take it as its first country and are here against the law.

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                    • Budget Reform - there's no reason for our ridiculous debt

                      We cannot continue to believe that we have an endless supply of funding for all of the things we try to do. The national debt is not just a number, it represents the reality that our leaders and we as a nation are not at all financially responsible. We have a few options - raise taxes, do less, or actually reform the budget to cut down on the rampant misappropriation of the money we do have.

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                      • mandatory voting

                        Paying taxes isn't optional, and neither is jury duty. There are many civic duties in a democracy and voting should surely be the most important.

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                        • Save lives create infrastructure for self driving cars

                          A new system of highways would SAVE LIVES (about 41,000 a year), allow for goods and services to get to market faster, and allow for electric cars as the view of the car as a status symbol diminished. You would just get in the next car some day because you rent time. Current technologies for self driving cars require them to interact with people driven cars, but a infrastructure where only computer driven cars were allowed would allow the cars to communicate with "ground traffic control" and each other.

                          This would help the automotive industry, where people would want to…

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                          • End Don't Ask, Don't Tell

                            Anyone willing to serve our country shouldn't have to hide his or her emotional life.

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                            • stimulus for the people

                              Time had an article in their January issue on all the things you could do with a trillion dollars. They indicated that if the amount were divided among the population of the US that EVERY man woman and child would recieve approx $3500 each. I think a better idea would be to divide that amount between all the people who actually file income tax. The amount would be substantial and the govt could take tax out of that money. People could pay their own mortgages and bills and i believe this would do more to stimulate the economy.

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                              • Make all insurance and medical costs pre-tax

                                If you don't get your Health Insurance from your employer, you pay in post-tax funds. If you do, it's pre-tax.

                                A simple way to help people out would be to make all insurance and medical expenses to be deductible from your gross income regardless of whether it's self-insured or employer-insured.

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                                • End the Federal Death Penalty

                                  Please stop all federal executions and place a moratorium on federal prosecutions that seek the death penalty pending an independent study of the death penalty system that examines racial disparities, prejudicial errors, adequacy of legal representation, and other inequities in capital prosecutions.

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                                  • Reassure and connect with estranged conservatives.

                                    One of the worst side effects of a nasty campaign is the disillusioned voters that didn't win. Important sections of the community are actually scared that Obama will be President. I think most of this is caused by all the reaches the Republican part had to make in order to stay in the race at all. Negative ads, rumors, etc.

                                    So, tell these good people that you're not going to take all their money and give it to people who don't want to work and want to live off of the government. Tell them that their 2nd Amendment rights are…

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                                    • don't forget the people > don't forget put words into action

                                      just do what you said - do not stop listening - not to those around you but to people - just people.

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                                      • Bank Bailout

                                        Please do not continue to provide any bail out assistance to banks such as CHASE that are unwilling to work with customers in need of some help/bailout. Ummm...it is our money (taxpayers) and they are unwilling to share the help with us.

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                                        • Prosecute George Bush

                                          Do I REALLY need to elaborate?

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