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Forum Post: I do have some specific suggestions that I feel would be helpful long term:

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 19, 2012, 9:47 a.m. EST by factsrfun (5907) from Phoenix, AZ
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Public financing for public elections

Flat rate Social Security Tax, first dollar to last all forms of income

Index minimum wage to the average increase in CEO pay for the S&P 500

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[-] 2 points by MalCalder (70) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Hi,

As I've suggested elsewhere in these forums, I think your first item (public financing, or Campaign Finance Reform, as well as Lobbying Reform), are conditions for the effective pursuit of your last two items (which are, themselves, good ideas).

First: get the money out of politics. Then, other priorities become much easier to achieve.

See: http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-this-is-our-movement-what-is-our-message/#comment-418056

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (5907) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

It is the most obvious point with wide support here on the forum. I see from the wording, I might have been taking more credit than I meant to, for the ideas presented. I didn’t mean to, I always say they bury me in an unmarked grave, as long as we slay this dragon.

[-] 1 points by MalCalder (70) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Funny, how clarity is so elusive, even when we give it special attention. I wasn't implying that "your . . . items" were your ideas, originally -- or that they weren't; authorship, I agree, isn't a worthy issue here.

If it's widely agreed that Campaign Finance Reform and Lobbying Reform are "fulcrum issues" thru which other very important issues can be leveraged, then the obvious question is, "Great, now what are we actually gonna do about them?"

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (5907) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I post often about the need to vote against republicans on here, I do think we find many more dems willing to support campaigaign finance reform, so that is one step that works hand in glove with attacking any dem in the primary that opposes CFR, I am neither trained in the law nor skilled in leagle writing, but I will "hold signs" and speak to all that will listen in support of those who support CFR.

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[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Also, make them still live in the districts they ran in. This allowing people to get elected, then they all move and congregate in DC just makes corruption inevitable.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (5907) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

We had a guy in AZ that didn't even bother to keep a house in his "district".