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  1. Ourselves

    Monday, January 26, 2009
    Dear President Obama
    Does it really take rocket scientist to figure out the downfall of our economy today?

    Do we really need to search any further then the dwindling honesty Americans have lost over the years? We, as American Citizens have deceived ourselves right into the poor house and now we want to blame the Government and expect them to bail us out?

    These are the questions I'd like to see answered-by anyone.

    As a woman I have owned and operated my own service related business for the past 20 years or so. I find that…

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    • stimulus of the entrepreneur class

      I have reviewed most of the stimulus package and the lion share remains allocated to public works projects and old economic development tactics. Where is the new ideas and investment behind the minds that will create sustainable value. Yes for my money, I want the return to be sustainable. Public works is a short term solution that lacks vision and real leadership.

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      • 2009 Rescue Fund Suggestion - "...for a change!"

        Direct upcoming rescue package (approximately $750B) directly to the American people to resolve current credit card and mortgage debt. The govt. should allocate up to $200,000 to each homeowner to help alleviate debt and infuse the economy. Govt can work to ensure specific percentage of funds are used to pay current personal debt providing appropriate oversight. Bottom line...resolve the issue by addressing the root cause.

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        • Campaign Finance Reform

          This is the single biggest long term problem we face. Publicly funded elections would reduce the obligations to special interests. The representative would then be more inclined to represent those who elected him/her than those who contributed large sums to their campaign.

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          • Cleaning stuff

            Everything from environment and the streets

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            • Dump the current stimulus package

              Mr President.....please just exercise your authority. This Congress is a dinosaur! All the multi millionaires and career "hogs" dining at the public trough on our taxes need to be "led" not listened to by your administration.
              Dump the current stimulus proposal,.take charge sir ,and just declare a moratorium on payment ALL income taxes for the balance of 2009.....
              stop giving money to banks , wall street and states, create a temporary staff similar to the RTC of the 80s... finance the foreclosed homes and auction them off. Residential real estate is the real "backbone" of the US economy...support it at…

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              • $3 billion for stem cell research.

                China and Japan greatly surpass the United States in funding for stem cell research. This cutting edge science is already showing promise in areas as diverse as limb and organ generation, treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes, and reconstruction of parts of the human nervous system. It is a tragedy that the United States has fallen behind in this area.

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                • Stop Delaying Change

                  Stop delaying digital TV transition.

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                  • Defeat theFreedom of Choice Act

                    First Principles dictate that the guarantee of Life ranks first among the unalienable Rights clause in the US Declaration of Independence of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Without honoring life, one can not be in a free and just society.

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                    • Voting machine software must be open-source

                      The cheapest, safest and easiest way to improve (voter confidence in) electronic voting is to open-source it. It's win-win on so many levels. Any hardware certification must include the clause that if a newer version is released, the machine is automatically de-certified and the current version must be visible.

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                      • Real partnerships with other countries

                        No one-sided deals, if we get their oil of whatever it is that we want from them let's truly rebuild their country, why do we need to always do this on the back of an "invasion". We have to stop our "kick down the front door and bring flowers" two-faced approach to bettering the world. The same goes for all the puppet dictators and regimes we support.

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                        • One bill, One purpose

                          Amend the constitution, or set a presidential policy for one bill, one purpose. So many pork projects and wasteful spending items get tacked onto other important bills to garner support.

                          One bill, one purpose means exactly what it says. If you're going to have an education funding bill, there shouldn't be military spending in it. If you're going to pass a security bill, there shouldn't be funds for a museum in Iowa in it.

                          If something can't pass on its own, it shouldn't pass. Period.

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                          • don't like the stimulus package

                            President Obama, I'm thrilled that we have your intelligence in office, I'm not happy with what the House passed last week. Wow! Don't call it stimulus, it isn't, lets put another name on it. Lets take a look at our history and what has not worked.
                            We really need a "real" stimulus, something to create jobs. There is a downward spiral of job less.

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                            • Assault Weapons Ban

                              Stop the violence. There is no need to have assault weapons and too many reasons to ban them. As the population continues to increase and the stresses become more complex, these weapons only increase the danger for everyone. They do not provide any kind of necessary protection. Ban them as soon as possible.

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                              • Federal Grants

                                I think there needs to be an actual government website listing all the grants available to the people. What kind are available, where and how to apply and what critera needs to be met. There are many companys advertising they have this information but much of their information is outdated and all require a fee in addition to a monthly membership. This information should be free to the american people.

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                                        • Change the American Corporate Mindset

                                          All of this talk of a bail-out for Detroit automakers misses the most fundamental point and that is the corporate culture that brought these huge companies to this sorry state of affairs. There is no public purpose served in saving them unless we can simultaneously restructure the manner in which top executives are awarded bonuses. At present they are only rewarded for short term, immediate gains and this is often at the expense of long-term strategy. Surely there’s a way to structure a bonus so that it is only good if the company is substantially better off in 5 or…

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