1. Tina
    November 4, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

    Great list!

    Here are a couple more:
    1.) What about the People’s Pledge?

    2.) Stamp your money to get big money out of politics: http://www.stampstampede.org


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  3. Lance Lessler
    November 7, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

    Now that the election is over, I would like to know how successful the candidates were, who benefitted from MayDay support.


  4. A F Bob Blair Jr
    November 7, 2014 @ 10:44 pm

    Call it a debilitating passion, but I believe a borrower should not be duped about the mathematically-true annual percentage rate on a loan. But the untrue method has been the method dictated since the Truth In Lending Act (TILA) was passed in 1968 at Appendix J(b)(1), the NOMINAL [Simple Interest] Annual Percentage Rate [SIAPR] the rate for a unit-period multiplied by the number of unit-periods in a year. Why didn’t any Democrat use that as a quest … the true COMPOUND method? The UK uses the mathematically-true compound method in Lending and the USA is used in Savings.


  5. M
    November 8, 2014 @ 12:25 am

    One more action is to clearly state the tenets and agendas of each political party so all can see what they actually stand for rather than the vague statements with association to “the American people”. It might be a wake up call for all concerned to focus on what The People really need and want, rather than what the politicians have to do to be re-elected. It IS our country for ALL of us, not just for the wealthy businesses. By clearly stating what the parties stand for and are trying to achieve I think many folks would not vote the way they currently do.

    Better education of the voters will bring a wiser and more equitable government for all. So show us what ya got.


  6. OooSillyMe
    November 8, 2014 @ 5:50 am

    As if the current Congress will pass any of those ideas……


  7. Michael M. T. Henderson
    November 8, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    These excellent ideas will never be implemented. Why not? Because the very people who would have to enact them are in a position to do so only because their seats were bought for them by the use of these same disgusting tactics. Members of Congress know better than to bite the hand that feeds them. If they vote in the interests of their constituents rather than those of the Koch Brothers, their seats will be taken from them by unlimited millions of dollars of attack ads, such as the one that helped reelect Kansas’ nonresident Senator Pat Roberts. His ads asserted that his opponent supported President Obama (untrue) and the latter’s raising the deficit (untrue) and usnemployment (also a blatant lie). But because these ads, thanks to Citizens United, could blanket the airwaves with the unlimited assets of the Kochs, they worked. 78-year-old Roberts gets yet another term to vote against healthcare for his own constituents–to continue his betrayal of the people who voted against his opponent.


  8. Louise
    November 9, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    1. The Supreme Court… is a replica of the tree monkeys…and of little use to anyone.
    2-6. …nearly $4 billion dollars’ worth of campaign spending
    Great! more cash flow for the economy and the more fool them. Let then spend it!
    … I don’t even bother to listen or read about elections campaigns, I know what I want and where to find the real information myself; and so can anyone else with half a brain.
    7. This is a sick area (It caught an Ebola-type virus a long time ago.)Quarantine it and clean it up.
    8. Some states are doing a good job, others should follow the example.
    10.Yes that is an intrinsic absurdity: Fight money corruption by copying it.

    The DISCLOSE Act / Fair Elections Now Act … All just Band-Aids I fear. The real solution would be to stop ANY and ALL financial contributions except for one fixed and moderate amount to all candidates. Media canvassing should be ONE hour per candidate twice weekly and FREE. That would be Big Media’s contribution to the cause …and no cheating.
    All other afore-cited paragraphs would become redundant.
    Candidates would have to present a curriculum vitae as for any job interview and elaborate on what they plan to accomplish if elected, instead of wasting time and money in futile mud throwing.

    Then perhaps people might start paying attention again to electoral campaigns and even go to vote for the candidates of their choice upon merit.

    That is what a real democracy should be. When that day comes, I will return to vote. If it never comes, then at least I will have done no harm.


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