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It's pretty pathetic that the president of the United States earns only $400,000 a year. We should pay the president like a CEO with a base salary closer to $10,000,000 or $20,000,000; with incentives for things like lowering the deficit, low executive order count, lowering inflation, lowering unemployment, cross-party collaboration, etc.
The first lady should earn a healthy wage too, depending on her involvement.
Fedup — 2016-10-31 16:11:49  Political ProcessPoliticians
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In addition to reviewing that our ballots were recorded, we should have the ability to review the votes recorded to make sure they are accurate, and to avoid any possible recording errors or fraud. This should be keyed off the ballot number we each retain.
Additionally, a full publication of all votes cast should be published, along with ballot numbers, that can searched as above, but also tallied independently by anyone wishing to audit the results.
Fedup — 2016-10-20 13:25:33  ElectionsPolitical Process
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As the government works for us, and we fund the government in various forms, we should be appalled at the way the government spends our hard earned money and the debt laid on us and our progeny.
Our contributions include taxes paid directly, but also include the trade deficit, the national debt, inflation, under-funding of social security, and higher interest rates; most of which affect our children.
Fedup — 2016-10-01 09:40:26  Political ProcessEconomy
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Countries are responsible for their leaders actions, and must retain the ability to keep those leaders in check. Actions like genocide must be resisted before they occur.
A balance between control by the people and by the government must be maintained to allow proper actions to be taken.
One method governments use to tip the balance of control in their favor is gun control.
Fedup — 2016-09-29 16:32:50  Political Process
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Voting district boundaries have historically been redrawn to someone's advantage, and the system needs to be overhauled. The rules on how the boundaries are formed need to be automated such that no person makes the decision.
Fedup — 2016-08-15 11:19:13  Political Process
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Checks and balances in the U.S. have been broken for a long time, and need to be restored! They may fix most of major problems with our government.
Fedup — 2016-07-28 13:51:44  Political Process
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Elected government representatives should only take direction from those they represent in a way that represents all of them, as uniformly as possible. Lobbyists that don't represent their constituents uniformly should be abolished, as well as corporate sponsors and special interests.

Money, perks, or any other influence, taken from anyone other than those who elected them, should be considered bribes.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 18:12:17  Political Process
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Special interest groups do not represent "the people" evenly; they represent those who have money to form and run the special interest group. As such, by definition they should not be part of the democratic process and have influence over the voices that represent us.

Representatives should not be allowed to get any influence from special interest groups.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 18:02:52  Political Process
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Executive orders are a sign that our government is broken. A major difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that one person cannot make executive decisions that go against the will of the people. Executive order privilege should be restricted significantly or abolished altogether.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 17:59:42  Political Process
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Gun ownership is just as much about our right to defend ourselves from our own government as it is to protect ourselves from any other threat. Our government would like nothing more than to disarm it's people so that it has complete control of us. They have slowly been trying to do just exactly this.
Look what happened when the Germans disarmed the Jews, as the best example of why there needs to be a clear distinction of who works for who (government works for the people).
Fedup — 2016-07-14 15:08:04  Political Process
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Each elected president should spend time between the election and inauguration getting trained on: 1) foreign affairs; 2) the military protocol and abilities; 3) government departments and their functions; 4) CIA/NSA/FBI/etc. status, functions, and personnel; 5) U.S. finances; 6) White House protocols; etc.
The president is like the CEO and CFO of the biggest corporation in America, yet is usually neither trained for, nor qualified, for the duties taken on.
The president should be able to hit the ground running.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 18:46:37  Political ProcessElections
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The president of the U.S. is the top position in the military but is not required to complete any military training. There should be some requirements that once elected, some rapid military training is completed before office is assumed.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 22:34:07  Political ProcessElections
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There's a reason the office of president has a 2-term limit. For the same reason, all elected officials should also be limited to at most the same period of time (8 years), and preferably shorter. The progressively more abusive politicians have become is a clear indication of why term limits are needed.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 16:27:05  Political ProcessElections
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The electoral college does not represent voters fairly, and should be discontinued. Officials should be elected by popular vote.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 18:54:29  Political ProcessElections
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The super-delegate system is not a representative system, and should be discontinued.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 18:53:20  Political Process
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It's not about Democratic Party and Republican Party, it's about representing the people that elected you, and voting for the right thing based on who you represent, and what you represented when you asked to be voted for. All this party line voting is bull####, and not what government representatives were intended to do.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 12:07:40  Political Process
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