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  1. fix health insurance billing

    Currently Health insurance billing is really messed up and in a number of cases health insurance companies reject bills from health care providers for a number of silly reasons like punctuation, etc... We need to standardize the medical billing industry and bills that pass the standard, will be required to be payed. The web has complex validation software for things like CSS, XHTML, HTML 4.01 transitional, argh, well its complicated. There is no reason that a validation engine for medical bills could not be built and maintained by the government.

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    • Reverse the socialistic trend and encourage self-reliance

      Our nation has been on the trail to socialism for a long time now. Socialism distorts values and encourages waste. Socialism puts money in the hands of those who do not know what to do with it.

      By reversing our trend towards socialism will be a fundamental change and lead us towards true sustainable change and more prosperity.

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      • Make Taxes Fair and Easy

        The automated payment tax (APTtax.com) is a tax program that puts the burden of taxes on banks and payment authorities. The idea is simple, whenever you transfer fund between any two accounts, there is a 0.3% tax. The tax can be so low because there are so many transactions. The best part is that people who make money from money are usually taxed more heavily, while people that work for it are taxed less. If you want to read more about the Automated Payment Tax please visit apttax.com.

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          • Mandatory Service

            Make all young people volunteer for a year before college (peace corp, army, etc)

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            • Save auto industry

              We can not allow the cascading effect to the manufacturing industry in the US that would result from the failure of the Big 3 auto makers. Now is a time for real leadership which neither President Bush nor the current Democratic Congressional leadership appear willing to accept. Hopefully change implies a willingness to be bold and even temporaily unpopular in the face of the country's current economic crisis. The President elect has indicated support for government measures, but time is critical and if the current administration and Congress will not act now, he should step up to the plate and…

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              • Suspending federal income tax

                Suspending federal income tax on the working would allow the people of this country to fix the economical problem themselves. So much money is being wasted on a plan that ultimately will fail. Handing those of us who didn't make smart decisions will not fix the problem yet only extend the problem and eventually we will be right back to this place we're in now. Set a time period of suspension, give the people back their money and watch the economy grow.

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                • No-qual federal mortgage refinancing

                  It's simple:

                  * Anyone who already has a mortgage automatically qualifies

                  * One package available: 30-year fixed

                  * Below-market interest rate, but high enough to be budget-neutral when balanced with the long-term T-bills that would finance the program

                  * And the kicker: FULL RECOURSE. I.e., if the borrower defaults the federal government has options beyond foreclosure that allow it to recover the full principal of the loan.

                  This plan would increase middle-class cash flow significantly and for the long term; it would stem the tide of foreclosures and soften if not end the housing-price crash; and it would only be…

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                  • 3 votes
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                    • Say no to AAHCA which wants to tax you if you don't have "acceptable" health coverage.

                      According to http://docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf PAGE 167. You will be taxed 2.5% if you decide to opt out of what they determine to be "Acceptable" health coverage.

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                      • The way to fight a contemporary war is with intelligence.

                        Using an army with this type of war does not work. It drains our country's funds and resources. The Bush administration was tricked into doing what terrorists wanted, which was to waste our money and give them a chance to harm more or our men and women. The best way to fight this war is to withdraw our troops, use our technology for intelligence to carry out strategic well informed attacks on terrorist groups, to track and disarm the attacks on us, and launch a campaign aimed at the masses to help them see that the terrorist groups in their…

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                          • End Abortion

                            "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness," are the primary rights recognized by this country, for all men, who are "created equal." Creation occurs at conception, ergo, so should the basic right to life. Please consider.

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                              • voucher system for schools

                                Current system limits the best a school can be. Gov should set a minimum not a maximum standard for education

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                                • Rove should testify under oath. No deals!

                                  It is vital, crucial for our democracy that Rove be forced to testify under oath, especially concerning his alleged involvement in the Siegelman prosecution. This should not be allowed to get swept under the rug. We must ensure as a country that Rove is held accountable for the kinds of activities he has spearheaded or been a party to. The Obama administration has a moral obligation to honor Obama's campaign promises. I believe strongly that this should include accepting NO DEALS that allow Rove to escape testifying under oath.

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                                  • End poverty

                                    The world has made strong and sustained progress in reducing extreme poverty, but this is now being undercut by higher prices - particularly of food and oil - and the global economic slowdown, according to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals Report 2008.

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                                    • create tax incentives for companys to keep jobs in America.

                                      12 Months from now my job will be done in India if nothing is done to incent company's to keep jobs in America. We just laid off 300 people, but in my department there are 12 contractors from india.

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                                      • Lower taxes by ending pension plans for government employees

                                        The private sector has discontinued pension plans (and 401K matches) at most company's, yet the public sector still provides large pensions at the tax payers expense. It is time for the government to act responsibly and become lean like the private sector.

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                                        • open dialogue with Americans and foreigners, like this!!

                                          I am South African. In my opinion, one of the big problems of the previous ruling party was a 'disconnect' from the world's voices. More than that, it was the pursuit of an agenda that differs from the people that it serves. This happens here in South Africa as well, so its not unique.

                                          My suggestion (as outsider affected indirectly) would be to create mechanisms for listening, and tools for responding and feedback. Clear, simple ones... like this one!! This will earn USA the global respect it so richly deserves...

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