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originally posted by: Daedal
Can we collectively agree on anything, liberal or conservative, left right, it don't matter. With so much rhetoric being tossed around from all directions, is there anything all people can agree with in this country.
And, if so, how could it be utilized to bring everyone together, and help use this common ground to educate ourselves and help find and fix problems we all face, together.
Any suggestions? How do we as a nation move this country forward without the bickering, left right divide. Certainly we can agree to something, can't we or at least agree to disagree?
Unless, in my opinion, we put down our differences and come together as intelligent people and discuss things that affect us all, those that continually create division will continue to do so.
Require that the Department of Defense (DOD) budget be audited annually, and disclose all government budgets. Secrecy destroys accountability.
Establish rigorous procedures to evaluate the claims of businesses looking for a government handout which would end most corporate welfare and bailouts.
Promote efficiency in government contracting and government spending.
Adjust the minimum wage to inflation.
Introduce specific forms of taxation reform as well as push to regain uncollected taxes.
Break up the “Too Big to Fail” banks.
Expand contributions to charity, using them to increase jobs and drawing on available “dead money.”
Allow taxpayers the standing to sue, especially immunized governments and corporations.
Further direct democracy—initiative, referendum, and recall, for starters.
Push community self-reliance.
Clear away the obstacles to a competitive electoral process.
Defend and extend civil liberties.
Enhance civic skills and experience for students.
End unconstitutional wars and enforce Article 1, section 8, of the Declaration of War Act.
Revise trade agreements to protect US sovereignty, and resume full congressional deliberations, ending fast track.
Protect children from commercialism and its physical and mental exploitation and harm.
Control more of the commons that we already own.
End corporate personhood.
Get tough on corporate crime, providing penalties and enforcement budgets.
Ramp up investor power by strengthening investor-protection laws and by creating a penny brigade to pay for an investor watchdog agency.
Oppose the patenting of life forms, including human genes.
End the ineffective war on drugs.
Push for environmentalism.
Reform health care.
Create convergent institutions
originally posted by: MoreBeer
Inner city, thug life culture is poisoning and ruining what ever it touches.