America 2.0 Incorporated
NOW - WE LEARN they're even SPYING ON US! - Take A Stand!
Is there any reason in your mind why this Government of the United States should NOT be amended for MORE POWER to the PEOPLE Directly - that power TAKEN AWAY from our Representatives in Congress due to THEIR INCOMPETENCE and instransigence and greed?
There is a BETTER WAY. Real Democracy in America means that WE THE VOTERS, VOTE for Public Policies UP OR DOWN over the Internet. We vote for our favorite TALENT on American Idol, why not VOTE for our FAVORED LAWS and POLICIES over the INTERNET, something far MORE IMPORTANT to our country than voting for the best singers.
It can be done. It MUST BE DONE, because the American People no longer enjoy the fruits of Liberty, Freedom and Justice for ALL. There is Liberty, Freedom and Justice ONLY for our elected officials. They get to KEEP THEIR JOBS even as they DO NOTHING to help their country or their constituents.
We CAN and MUST place the nation's MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES on the NATIONAL BALLOT and allow the people to VOTE on them and allow the MAJORITY DECISION to stand for the NATION.
Look at our current FINANCIAL SITUATION as a NATION. We are over 16 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT and GOING UP BY ABOUT 400 BILLION DOLLARS PER MONTH. The National DEBT, what we all owe to the wealthiest segment of the world is out of control. We can NEVER PAY IT OFF. NEVER.
How did we get here? With WARS that are FOUGHT for NO REASON. We got all this debt by sending MONEY TO COUNTRIES all over the world, MOST OF WHOM HATE US. Why would we send money to people that hate us? There is absolutely no rationale for this, yet CONGRESS will FIND ONE every time, because IT GIVES THEM A SENSE OF POWER. They also TAKE a commission from everything they do too. That's how they RETIRE as MILLIONAIRES, while the rest of us are barely scraping by.
Our REPRESENTATIVES NO LONGER REPRESENT US.
The ONLY SOLUTION is to AMEND our Basic Legal Contract, the US Constitution for the ABILITY TO PUT NATIONAL BALLOT MEASURES in front of the American Electorate. We no longer need to wait DECADES for our Representatives to vote for a SOLUTION that is not even a real solution. They only KICK the Problem down the road and never solve anything because if they did, they would not have the POWER that they enjoy by doing NOTHING and creating only turmoil instead of solutions.
WITH NATIONAL BALLOT MEASURES we could ON ONE BALLOT solve all of the following problems plus much more.
1. A National Ballot Measure to require a BALANCED BUDGET out of Congress every year, OR they DO NOT GET PAID.
2. A National Ballot Measure to require THAT ALL FOREIGN AID STOP IMMEDIATELY to every foreign country until such time as the people VOTE to award money to any given favored nation or ally.
3. A National Ballot Measure to require that ALL TROOPS from Aghanistan, Germany, Pakistan, India, Australia, Britain, France, Italy, Greece, Iraq be returned home, discharged from service and released to their families IMMEDIATELY.
4. All funding for FOOD STAMPS, Unemployment Insurance Benefits be cut off from anyone who is determined to be able to work. Anyone determined to be able to work and not able to find gainful employment shall be automatically employed by the Federal Conservation Corps to clean roads, give aid in disaster relief, fight forest fires, fix and repair roads, bridges etc.
5. The Estrablishment with a budget of the Federal Conservation Corps to employ the unemployed or homeless citizens of this nation to give some service for any benefits received by the Government.
6. Increase Income Taxes for any families with an adjustable gross earnings of more than $250,000 Per Year to 39.6%
7. Increase of Estate Taxes to 50% ON ALL Estates of One Million Dollars or more.
8. The immediate Cessation of all Farm and Corporate SUBSIDIES existing in the US Tax Code.
9. The Immediate Federal Legalization of Marijuana, leaving any further legalization, taxation or prohibition of "Pot" left to the states.
10. Raising Federal Gasoline Tax by 5 Cents Per Gallon to create a fund that is used to support research and development of alternative vehicle propulsion systems such as All Electric, Electric Hybrid or Natural Gas engines.
11. The Abolition of all regulations that pertain to Power Companies and replace with the following regulation. "All escaping gases, liquids, solid waste from any power-producing plant must be equal to or better than the air, water, etc. that went into them and which can be considered to be 'Clean and Pure' or be subject to a fine of One Million Dollars Per Day for non-compliance.
12. All vehicle manufacturing companies doing business within the United States are required to produce 10% of total vehicle production to any propulsion method that requires no gasoline.
13. An Immediate cessation of any new Federal Programs of any kind or money allocations until the National Debt is Completely paid off, (National Emergences, like war or national security exempted.)
14. Congressional Salaries A. No member of Congress shall receive any payments from any outside sources of any kind or any amount of money. If they cannot live on the current federal pay rate, they must resign. B. No member of Congress shall take a job upon retirement from the US Congress in any company that paid any amount of money into their campagin funds. C. No member of Congress shall receive any Retirement benefits other than the current Social Security rules and regulations allow. D. Abolition of the right of Congress to vote on their own salary or benefits packages. All future Congressional Salary and Benefit increases or decreases shall be made on National Ballot Measures only. E. No member of Congress shall have a staff larger than 10 persons and their salaries and benefits shall also be required to pass on National Ballot Measures only. F. Any member of Congress found by a competent Judge or Jury to be guilty of violation of any of the above rules, shall be removed from office immediately and all retirement benefits are revoked.
15. I BET YOU could think of MANY MORE National Ballot Measures. That's the POINT. When our elected Representatives prove that they cannot or will not do their jobs to solve this nation's major problems - We have to do it for them.
Here's another Reason WHYThe recent slaughter of 20 children in a school in Newtown Connecticut is an excellent example of why our government fails us on a daily basis. We cannot get adequate protection from psychopathic mass murderers like the one who shot and killed at point blank range, 20 beautiful and innocent children who were in this person's guns sights that day.
We cannot get adequate gun control laws because every member of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans accept bribes from the NRA, the National Rifle Association who is not concerned about our rights to bear arms as they say, but they are protecting the PROFITS of the GUN MANUFACTURERS. So, gun and rifle manufacturers control this portion of our laws.
This is true of almost every area of our society. If you recommend to the President that we should have subsidies for Electric Car Manufacturers so that we can get to a more sustainable and ecologically sustainable mode of transportation, as I have done on several occassions, he will take your phone calls and emails. However, he cannot make this the law of the land, because Congress is in control of that. But, the oil companies and gas-powered car manufacturers bribe every member of Congress, again, both Democrats and Republicans accept these bribes. Just because they classify these pay-offs as "Campaign Contributions" doesn't also classify them as bribes.
If we the American People AMEND our CONSTITUTION ONE MORE TIME to allow for National Ballot Measures, then WE THE PEOPLE COULD DECIDE these issues and get around the bribery problem in Congress. They cannot bribe every American citizen.
Once it is a part of our Constitution as it should be, giving us a REAL DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, we could put real solutions on the BALLOT and allow the people to decide them directly.
I give this one example using the dire need for GUN CONTROL as just one more example. I have hundreds more in my book, America 2.0 Inc.
"A national requirement that anyone applying to own a gun or a rifle must pass a battery of exhaustive psychogical tests. Not passing this series of tests aimed at identifying anti-social behavior and attitudes, hereby precludes that individual from owning a gun."
Now, this one Amendment to the Constitution that I call the National Ballot Measure Amendment or the "NBMA", would allow us to put this kind of proposed law on the ballot and then the voters would decide whenever they held other federal electionis, which means every 2 years for Senators and Congress people and every four years for President.
This proposed law that I would hope would be one of the FIRST PROPOSALS on the NATIONAL BALLOT to prevent psychopaths from owning guns would not solve the problem completely, but it would be a step in the right direction. The shooting at Newtown Connecticut might not have been prevented by this law because the shooter stole the guns from his mother's home and then shot and killed her first. Then, he drove to the school to kill others. Therefore, more than this Psychopath Gun Control Ballot Measure would have been required. Perhaps we would add to this law another law that forces anyone who owns a gun to have everyone in their family tested for psychopathic tendencies and then, whenever a family member is so identified to require the gun owner to keep their guns under lock and key at all times.
As we can see, most major problems in this world are not so easily solved with one proposed solution, but many of them can be solved by giving the people the right to come up with practical solutions and one by one, we tackle them and eventually, they become less and less of a problem. Giving the power to Congress as the ONLY provider of solutions guarantees us that problems will NEVER be solved.
Let me give you one example to demonstrate this. When Obama came up with Obama Care as the best solution to this nation's health care crisis, which is mainly RAPIDLY RISING COSTS that are OUT OF CONTROL, he gave us a solution that cost us almost ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. Does spending nearly a trillion dollars prevent the runaway costs? NO, and in fact, it MADE RUNAWAY SPENDING in Government much worse. Hospitals want to charge us MILLIONS of DOLLARS TODAY for some operations. Think about this. The reason that the medical profession can charge these exorbitant fees is because there are only a handful of hospitals and medical treatment centers in every community.
All they should have done is pass a law that made it easier for people to form a hospital or clinic and protect these smaller clinics from lawsuits for malpractice. This would have made TEN TIMES MORE COMPETITION in the medical field. Combine this proposal with another one allowing any foreign doctors to enter this country with little time and trouble in processing their visas and this would have added thousands more doctors.
The competition to the Hospital and Medical community in this country would have lowered fees and that would have a much greater bearing on SOLUTION than merely creating another government bureaucracy and one that took money from Medicare too.
I sent this solution to Pres. Obama before he came up with ObamaCare and it was politely ignored.
BUT - WHAT IF IT HAD BEEN ON THE BALLOT?
I supported Pres. Obama in both elections because the alternatives are ten times worse, but I have to wonder if he was also protecting the BIG BUSINESS INTERESTS of the Health Care Industry in proposing and then forcing on us - ObamaCare, because there is still NO METHOD of COMPETITION in this country and so prices will always remain high. The Taxpayers will still have to pay up for their medical care, whereas, it could have been solved with a simple BALLOT MEASURE as I have shown.
This one proposal would have saved the American taxpayer almost ONE TRILLION DOLLARS and it would have solved the problem without raising our taxes as the US Supreme Court has said ObamaCare does.
GET THE BOOK that describes hundreds more potential solutions and outlines the way that we can have NATIONAL BALLOT MEASURES. Tell everyone you know. Buy the book for your friends and neighbors. We must have REAL DEMOCRACY in AMERICA soon, or this nation is doomed and will always be enslaved by big business.