End the war in Iraq NOW.
Sign and adhere to the Kyoto Pact
Take GOOD CARE of our veterans There is no reason why our veterans should wait for weeks and months to receive the medical care they need. It is
disgraceful that we would ask our brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces to fight our country's battles and then leave them to pretty much fend
for themselves when it comes to receiving adequate health care.
Start putting our money towards making like better for our people here at home vs putting 51% of our money in military spending. We need to keep our
noses out of other country's businesses and start taking care of our own dirty laundry at home.
Socialized medicine for everyone.
A fair and straight taxing system no loop holes no twisty turny "outs". This would mean that the rich would pay their fair share of taxes.
A complete restructuring and regulation of the banking industry (The few elite rich)who currently are shafting the average American People.
Uniforms for all school children (like in Japan) ALL SCHOOL KIDS K-12. Cut clothing costs and all the nonsense.
A revamping of our educational system insuring that all kids get a equally good education not just the ones who live in the "rich areas"
$10.00 per gallon of gas tax. The tax money would be put towards public transporation.
A revitalization of public transportation to mirror Tokyo Japans.
24 / 7 Good cheap available daycare for all children to include a hot nuritious breakfast, lunch dinner and snack - with the workers in addition to
being screened also being paid well, making childcare a "desirable" occupation.
Cheap available birthcontrol for all women including the availability of abortions by a physician up to the third month of pregnacy
Any American Company going abroad and taking American jobs away from American soil is automatically taxed very heavily (and I mean heavily)
The housing industry regulated. A house currently that cost $75,000 to build (materials) is being sold for 300,000 that's a mark up of more then 3xs
the actual cost of the house making owning a home out of the reach of most Americans.
You can only live in one house at a time, if you own more then one house I would tax "extra" houses heavily and put the money from those taxes
towards housing for the disabled and elderly
A restructuring of wages. People who do the real work, who are essential to our survival make a liveable wage. Useless people (CEO's, actors,
actresses, fashion designers, Movie Industry, etc) make less then they currently make they are not worth the millions (or more) a year we are allowing
them to be paid. Paying someone to "act" in a movie is ludicrous.
Discount on food and housing for all elderly people on fixed incomes.
Separation maintained of church and state. When you have a "religious state" you end up with countries like the middle east, where some individuals
have no liberty or freedom. Church and state do not belong sharing the same bed, ever.
There is enough for everyone, but people do not want to realize how much the elite class and our politicians are taking advantage of the average
Laws, I would abolish the death penalty. A set amount of prison time for certain crimes with no change. ie: Some people commit a bank robbery,
ususally you go to jail for 30 years, except if you have a "good lawyer". No, you do this you go to jail for XX number of years period. No if ands
or buts no 2 years for you and 30 years for him, a straight amount of time for each crime not to be "adjusted".
If you commit murder, no chance of parole, none. While prisions would be clean, warm and liveable, the prisoners would have to work eight hours per
day and the money would go towards their upkeep.
Figures below for Tokyo's Transit System from this site: forum.skyscraperpage.com...
Tokyo's public transit system would win hands down, as it blows most other systems out of the water... The rail network is so dense it's almost a
Greater Tokyo Railway Map (from www.mukiryoku.com...
Some stats to give you an idea (taken from Wikipedia):
Average daily ridership of Greater Tokyo rail operators:
East Japan Railway Company ("JR East"): 14,526,027
Tokyo Metro: 5,760,000
Tokyo Kyuko Electric Railway: 2,730,000
Tobu Railway: 2,730,000
Toei Subway: 2,086,083
Odakyu Electric Railway: 1,850,000
Seibu Railway: 1,660,000
Keio Electric Railway: 1,660,000
Keihin Electric Express Railway: 1,170,000
Keisei Electric Railway: 680,000
Sagami Railway: 620,000
*This includes transfers, so the actual number of people who use trains every day is more like 20 million
*When statistics are cited about "metro" or "subway" ridership in Tokyo, they almost always only talk about 2 and 5 combined, which are what most
people would call "subways," but there's a more extensive amount of overhead/aboveground services such as the JR East lines which for some reason
are never considered
No. of lines: 121 (102 serving Tokyo Prefecture)
Daily passengers at Greater Tokyo stations:
Shinjuku Station 3.52 million
Ikebukuro Station 2.64 million
Shibuya Station 2.18 million
Yokohama Station 2.09 million
Tokyo Station 1.08 million
Shinagawa Station 0.89 million
Takadanobaba Station 0.86 million
Shimbashi Station 0.82 million
Some other reasons Tokyo (and Japan) is light-years ahead:
*"Cattle cars" (roku-tobira-sha) with six doors on each side, operating as standee only, with seats folded up and locked during the rush hour;
outside of commute periods, the train operator can automatically unlock the seats and passengers can sit
*Women-only cars: introduced as a means of combatting perverts who take advantage of crowded trains
*Use of melodies to help passengers identify which station they're at, to signal doors closing, etc.
*The famous white-gloved pushers and operators and the characteristic voice they all use
*Advertising: car interiors are plastered with ads
*Diversity of services (local, limited, commuter express, express, etc.) is mind-boggling
*Extensive regional and national connections... You can get anywhere in the country on rail fast and efficiently with the Shinkansen
*Integrated ticketing operations among operators using Suica / PASMO smart cards
There is enough for everyone to live comfortable, some just want to be greedy.