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what would you change about america?
not a darn thing, love it or leave it :| 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
just about everything! :x 5%  5%  [ 7 ]
i'm not sure. :shrug: 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
return to 70% tax rate for the 1% :idea: 5%  5%  [ 7 ]
mandate universal health/dental care :idea: 13%  13%  [ 17 ]
pay at the pump no-fault car insurance :idea: 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
direct democracy [no electoral college] :idea: 7%  7%  [ 10 ]
mandate national renewable energy infrastructure :star: 9%  9%  [ 12 ]
universal education to graduate level :idea: 8%  8%  [ 11 ]
abolish right to firearms :star: 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
mandate firearms in every household :star: 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
humane prison reform, eliminate death penalty :idea: 10%  10%  [ 13 ]
universal basic income! :idea: 6%  6%  [ 8 ]
national tax on sugar in all its forms :idea: 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
national sales tax/VAT to replace income tax, with refunds for <$100k income :idea: 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
single 6-yr terms for all federal elected offices :idea: 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
bring our military home to stay! :star: 4%  4%  [ 6 ]
stiffen antitrust regs to eliminate "too big to fail" corporate entities :idea: 8%  8%  [ 11 ]
other stuff :idea: 7%  7%  [ 10 ]
where's my reformist ice cream? :chef: 4%  4%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 136

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07 Dec 2019, 2:35 am

no more catastrophic surprise medical bills.



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07 Dec 2019, 8:33 am

Don’t immediately cut off benefits (food stamps, medicaid, etc.) when a person starts working. Perhaps keep a case open for 6 months. Some people don’t bother trying because they are worried it won’t work out and then will be stuck without food or insurance for a few weeks.

Of course, I’d like national healthcare overall.



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07 Dec 2019, 9:51 am

I would have the government supply all drug addicts with an adequate supply of whatever drug they are addicted to, supervise their use of that drug, along with (obviously) the option to recover whenever they feel ready. All with full knowledge that some people will never successfully recover and are likely to continue to need to have the government feed their habits indefinitely.

Ironically, I think this approach would reduce the rate of addiction, if you accept the widely-held belief that people become addicted because "pushers" trick people into getting hooked. In this scenario, the economic motivation would no longer exist.

Please don't mention Fentanyl as a reason while my suggestion is evil. I don't think anyone is actually addicted to Fentanyl, it's a cheap substitute used to trick desperate people who think they're getting something else. And I also don't think crack is quite so bad as it was portrayed in the 80s. A lot of that was exaggeration for political gain. Supervised use of crack would probably be reasonably safe.

BTW I would actually rather have the individual states administer this drug program.


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07 Dec 2019, 10:05 am

Ban all Unions, cut off Food Stamp Benefits, cut of Unemployment benefits, abolish minimum wage and lower Company tax rates. America only needs tax rates so it can pay for military, police and justice system. Some countries in the Middle East has tax rates as low as 5% and the people live great lives and low unemployment rates.



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07 Dec 2019, 10:19 am

Maybe serve America divorce papers? :chin:


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07 Dec 2019, 1:20 pm

Divorce papers from what?


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07 Dec 2019, 1:23 pm

If somebody hates America and moves to Nigeria, I am sure the person would start loving America in two weeks.



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07 Dec 2019, 1:28 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
If somebody hates America and moves to Nigeria, I am sure the person would start loving America in two weeks.



Yeah, you're absolutely right about that. I know there are countries out there worse than ours, but I don't want to live to see the day that America ends up as bad as some those countries.

That's why it worries me that we have a president who seems to have a weird obsession with dictators.


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09 Dec 2019, 3:05 am

lump fascist ideology into a category incompatible with american values and ban those people [found to be espousing fascism in one form or another from entering the nation.



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09 Dec 2019, 7:54 pm

Rainbow_Belle wrote:
Ban all Unions, cut off Food Stamp Benefits, cut of Unemployment benefits, abolish minimum wage and lower Company tax rates. America only needs tax rates so it can pay for military, police and justice system. Some countries in the Middle East has tax rates as low as 5% and the people live great lives and low unemployment rates.


Sounds like fun times.

Why don’t we all abolish our current form of government and model a new one after Saudi Arabia? :P



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09 Dec 2019, 8:33 pm

^^^don't give them any ideas.



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10 Dec 2019, 5:45 am

Serious housing reform (especially on the West Coast ;)), better investment in economically lower-performing areas, far less sexual prudishness, no unnecessary censorship, major education reform, no more applicant tracking software.


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10 Dec 2019, 9:27 am

Rainbow_Belle wrote:
Ban all Unions, cut off Food Stamp Benefits, cut of Unemployment benefits, abolish minimum wage and lower Company tax rates. America only needs tax rates so it can pay for military, police and justice system. Some countries in the Middle East has tax rates as low as 5% and the people live great lives and low unemployment rates.

Those countries can afford to do that because 1) they’re obscenely rich in oil and large parts of society can live just leeching off the oil money, and 2) they have an underclass who live and work in conditions that are not acceptable to us.

Also I think it is worth remembering that the government does a lot of things much more efficiently than the private sector. There’s no evidence-based reason to support government funded police but not government funded street lights, or even government funded research grants.



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10 Dec 2019, 9:52 am

Rainbow_Belle wrote:
Ban all Unions, cut off Food Stamp Benefits, cut of Unemployment benefits, abolish minimum wage and lower Company tax rates. America only needs tax rates so it can pay for military, police and justice system. Some countries in the Middle East has tax rates as low as 5% and the people live great lives and low unemployment rates.


Ban unions?

And people accuse me of fascism...

I'm glad I'm not an American.

First they take your food stamps after you attempted to contribute to society of what you're capable of.

When you get hungry you steal some food, and in the meantime somebody else exploit the situation and kill some stranger.

You are blamed for the murder and end on Death Row, executed by lethal injection that does not put you to sleep, but involves excruciating pain for 30 minutes before you die.

That's the United States of America.



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10 Dec 2019, 11:17 am

auntblabby wrote:
what would you change about america?

Make America great Again!

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