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The entire system of government is inefficient and needs to be streamlined from the top to the bottom.
Starting with the first thing, my suggestion would be to change the silly policy that George W Bush made where visitors have to make an appointment to visit the White House six months in advance go away. This made the office of the President seem too much like a King than a President. People want to actually be able to meet their President, not feel like they are unclean heathen who do not deserve to be in the same room as the man. While the Secret Service may love this arrangement due to security procedures, and the people may begrudgingly understand due to the potential for assassination attempts, it has to go, and other security procedures can be enacted.
Random polls of the entire populace instead of a set section of the populace would be the next initiative to institute, so that all citizens of the United States can be asked how the entire Government is doing, not just one office over another, possibly even with all three branches being graded on a scale of A through F, just like the public school system is graded, A being top of the class, and F being a failing grade, with Constitutional Issues being on the poll as well.
Make money that the Government is required to give away in order to sponsor citizens to start their own businesses easier to get to and understanding of the process simpler. The current system is a political runaround and nightmare for anyone with less than a PHD in political science.
Public transit in the form of trains above ground is inefficient 100%, it slows down traffic, noise disruption at odd hours, and is an eyesore and public nuisance. Tear up the entire system of railroads and do away with that system altogether, it has been outdated for the last half century. Use tunnel boring machinery to bury at least 75% of the rail system, making security virtually impregnable to infiltration by saboteurs and terrorism. The current system of tunnel boring machinery can build a tunnel while digging the ground.
The cost efficiency of materials and recycling of the current systems metals will pay for itself within 10 years minimum, as well as build a stronger structure under the roadways, speeding up traffic flow, cause less vehicular accidents where citizens think their vehicle can make it through a rail crossing, and stop graffiti of railcars while in the train yards due to it all being underground. As well as this the electrical systems, internet wiring, and entire water system can run along this new and improved tunnel system strengthening communication within the nation a hundred-fold. This would also put millions of Americans to work tearing up the old system of inefficient railways, due to physical labor, transportation of recycling materials, and security both during the daytime and night time as this would take years to complete, guaranteeing a second term of office for President Obama.
Zero train/vehicle collisions would be a great initiative for this Administration, as well as speeding up the public infrastructure, without taking away traffic control from citizens, property values will rise where railways through towns and cities where it always lowers the property values and in this current economic downturn the citizens need their homes to hold value.
I wrote a letter to Governor Rick Perry of Texas of this type of process for the border, but was promptly ignored; it would close off the border entirely, while adding security to the region, and putting all transportation issues into security measures.
These are a few ideas to implement that would have immediate impact on the country.
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428
Governor Rick Perry,
I have been reading on the Trans-Texas Corridor for quite some time, and how it is potentially a large part of the coming North American Union, a conglomeration of Mexico, America, and Canada, and noticed as I was reading on the TTC that your constituents have protested it almost to the point of extinction, or rather that possibly that your office as well as other people within the element building this major infrastructure have lessened the media exposure and downplayed the entire thing hoping to dissuade protestation of the entire process.
I am curious as to why the entire thing has not been considered for usage underground, to bypass protests as well as assist in the restructuring of your states image as being progressive in transportation as well as making all of the land that was previously squabbled over by Texans that are being displaced that much more solidified with structural integrity through shoring up the foundation of anything that is built over the underground TTC.
What I am specifically referring to here is the usage of Tunnel Boring Machines, possibly from Robbins, seen here at Robbins Tunnel Boring Machines in order to bury the whole project throughout Texas and elsewhere and if done correctly this would in essence strengthen the roadways, housing, and business districts above any areas of the covered roadway, rail lines, and telecommunications superhighway. As it stands right now, looking at the TTC from outer space it would look like you are trying to divide the nation in half.
I am writing to you as a person who sees intelligent use of resources as well as lowering the overall environmental impact above where it can be squabbled over, whereas the minerals and soil that could be mined utilizing the Tunnel Boring Machines could be used to lessen your own political image as detrimental to your constituents as well as possibly get you re-elected if you so chose to do so. Think about the positive publicity from such things as lessening the noise pollution that has become an issue with the protestors, the physical pollution of all this extra traffic across your state, and the other types of issues you could resolve via any extra means possible. With the system being moved underground you would of course need to consider that carbon-monoxide build up would be an issue as well, so do not forget this in considering it, but with technology being where it is today, you could as well market the entire thing with the thought of utilizing wind generators above ground to power the carbon-dioxide scrubbers, as well as lighting and other technology that would be necessary to keep build-up of foul pollution low in the tunnel system.
These are of course a few of the ideas I had and if you write me back I will be happy to share a few more with you and your office.
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