Use transitioning military personnel to reduce the overall cost of public infrastructure while at the same time providing on the job training and providing introductions to prospective employers. The project funding should supplement the military pay such that the transitioning military personnel's pay would be relatively commensurate with private sector workers in comparable positions.
Control/Ban Fireworks: Fireworks spread carcinogenic heavy metals and toxic gases, harmful to humans and all living things. FIREWORKS present one of the deadliest ongoing degraders of clean air and water quality in the USA.They are detonated at an ever growing and alarming rate. We are not free if we cannot escape poor air and water quality caused by fireworks. We need strict limitations or a general ban on the sale and use of fireworks in the USA.
Mandate sustainability by requiring transformation of energy from oil economy to sustainable energy economy including solar, wind and free energy. And transfer from conventional agriculture practices to green agriculture--no GMOs, no pesticides nor herbicides--which uses permaculture & biodynamic techniques.
Start a National campaign to teach people how to prepare healthy food for themselves. The skill of food acquisition and preparation is necessary for healthy populations. Early childhood education for appreciation of home cooked food and food ambassadors at grocery stores to teach adults are good places to start.
Demand that legislative lobbyists register (all levels: city, county, State, federal; all branches: legislative, executive, bureaucratic, court), with a fee - substantial - to be applied except for 3% administrative fee to any debt carried by lobbied agency. This is anyone wanting to 'talk,' other than answering a summons or completing a required form. Does not apply to someone applying for assistance under mandate of agency.
More money for CPS Services to protect children from abusers; a national database of abusers and their victims; better follow up by CPS workers to homes of children who have been designated as victims of abuse. There are way too many children being abused and killed because of lack of resources for CPS Services.
Have one in four or so people on welfare trained in good child care, then employ them as government paid child care for those in poverty to allow them to get better jobs without worrying about how they will pay for child care while they work. This gives good jobs to ~25% of them, and frees the others to get jobs knowing that their children will be well cared for.
Allow online taxpayers to itemize not only their tax deductions, but their tax expenditures as well. Want to fund only the Forestry Service? Go ahead! Have a fondness for the Navy? Make it your 50% priority! Those who choose not to itemize will have their tax dollars allocated by the formula Congress passes; and if no one steps up for the NSA, well, too bad so sad!
Restructure corporate income tax so that the companies that made over 200 billion dollars will pay a fair share, instead of nothing. If the Republican party is being honest about debt reduction being a priority, then they can close the tax loopholes and reduce the debt while saving Medicare, social security, and repairing the infrastructure.
show that Hydro-Fracking is not sustainable, way too toxic,wastes millions of gallons of fresh water per well, per day, fills up the groundwater with 600 plus, volatile,hormone disruptors, and cancer causing chemicals, skirts the Clean Air, Clean and Clean Water Acts, by way of ,the Halliburton Loophole ,written by the extraction industry, and Dick Chaney,leaks large amounts of "Methane" that is 80 times worse than C O2. Ruins farms, and property values, it will never pay for itself. Treason