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Forum Post: Announcing new website launch - the99percentvotes.com

Posted 1 year ago on May 3, 2012, 7:30 p.m. EST by GregOrr (113)
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Hi all,

The 99 Percent Votes is now live! http://the99percentvotes.com or http://the99vote.com for short. Submit your public policy ideas, discuss, vote, and identify like-minded candidates. Let's make the political process work bottom-up rather than top-down!

Please join and/or let me know what you think!

Thanks, Greg Orr

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[-] 1 points by Misaki (893) 1 year ago

This describes the problem the government faces:

http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/saturday%E2%80%99s-pape%E2%80%99s-muckraking-and-personnel/

A helicoptor part costs the government $17k when a competitor can make it for $2.5k. From your previous threads here and here you seem to imagine this could potentially play a central role in government spending allocation, but often the public is not aware of the minutiae of spending decisions.

A voting process does not prevent the government from spending $17k on helicoptor parts unless every single legislative measure is voted on by the public, which contradicts the idea of elected representatives in a republic.

Perhaps more importantly, special interest groups would be unfairly represented in voting. See these two posts for detailed explanation:

http://www.nextnewdeal.net/rortybomb/why-spending-through-tax-code-popular-right
http://rortybomb.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/the-hidden-welfare-state-and-private-sector-spending-coalitions/

[-] 1 points by GregOrr (113) 1 year ago

Hey guys,

I want to bump this up to see if I can generate any interest. I've spent a lot of time developing this solution, and I think it can make a big difference. Crowdsource government! Get feedback on your policy solutions!

Interested in knowing what y'all think.

Thanks, Greg

[-] 1 points by GregOrr (113) 1 year ago

Mandatory voting is actually already on there - http://the99percentvotes.com/idea/US4/

"All money out of politics" is not, though there are several campaign finance reform ideas. You could add that one.

[-] 1 points by GregOrr (113) 1 year ago

Put it on the website, VQkag!

[-] 1 points by VQkag (930) 1 year ago

All money out of politics. mandatory voting for all.

[-] 1 points by GregOrr (113) 1 year ago

You guys have entered lots of policy ideas here, but there's not an organized system to receive feedback, discuss, and popularize. Keep them on the table by putting them on The 99 Percent Votes. the99percentvotes.com or the99vote.com for short.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5688) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Bookmarked. Will check it out later tonight.

[-] 1 points by GregOrr (113) 1 year ago

Did you ever get around to checking it out?

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5688) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Yes, I did but I want to go back and look at it closer. The night I checked it was late so I didn't spend enough time on it. From the comments on here from people like Richard Gates and jart during the last two weeks, it sounds like you have something promising started.

[-] 2 points by GregOrr (113) 1 year ago

Thanks. Let me know if you have any questions about it. It's something like liquidfeedback that has gotten popular in Germany.

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