I have mentioned this in the past, but now is an even better time.
With gas prices so low, this is the perfect time to add a gas tax to rebuild our roads and bridges. 1/24/2016
The media, like so many of our politicians are bought and paid for.
I knew fox was being manipulated but clearly most of corporate media is garbage. It has virtually no integrity. Please look for other sources. The government is far less dangerous than big corporations and the "masters". Does the word "master" bother you? It should! We should be ashamed at how we have been bamboozled. 12/27/2015
High-Speed Trading in Milliseconds should be stopped!
Not only is this type of trading dangerous, as the May 6, 2010 flash crash proved, but it gives an unfair advantage to a small percentage of people who in most cases already have an unfair advantage. 11/14/2015
Paper trail and reliability!
We need an election system that can be trusted. I am not talking about trying to make it harder for poor people to vote. I am talking about a machine and a system that can't be rigged. Otherwise all the history and flag waiving in the world will not save us. 11/9/2015
I see no real ideas coming from the right. Cutting taxes more only appeals to people who have a lot of money or who don't give it much thought. It is not physically or logistically possible let alone morally to remove 12 million illegal aliens. Fear and ignorance seem to be the only things coming from the "right". 11/3/2015
CNN® becomes Fox2.
It should be clear by all polls that Bernie Sanders won the debate. It now seems that CNN has decided to take the low road and misinform it's viewers that Miss. Clinton won the debate. I will not watch them again or visit their site. Where is Walter Cronkite when you need him. 10/15/2015
Senator Bernie Sanders! 8/22/2015
We here at www.ChefRIP.com do hereby endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. For the people!
The media should stop glorifying mass murder by showing a picture of the murderer.
Hey Media! The next time some waste of human flesh kills someone or a bunch of someones, how about NOT showing this slime's face. Show the victims, not the piece of shit that killed them.
One of my first jobs was at a factory. This factory supplied for free, peanut butter, jelly, and bread for its employees. It is this type of “corporate behavior” that corporations will have to get back to in order to attract and keep employees. Otherwise The greed for the top and the stockholder will cripple business’s. 6/18/2015
Update: After bringing this up there is now peanut butter, jelly, and bread in the breakroom at the nursing home where I work. Col. 8/29/2015
Iran deal (It is not a treaty)
The US is the only country to ever use Atomic weapons. This does not mean our #2 doesn’t stink. Actually it is the opposite. If our political leaders screw this up, the other 5 countries (that’s right there are 5 other countries involved in this) will probably lift the sanctions anyway and we will again look like fools (Iraq) to the rest of the world. The arrogance of Americans never ceases to amaze me. You see most of the rest of the world is too smart to watch or believe fox news. Most of the rest of the world is too smart to think that the Muslim religion is any different or more dangerous than any other. After all W thought that God wanted us to attack Iraq. One of them was wrong! 4/10/2015
Ashamed! I am absolutely ashamed of the 47 Senators who sent an open letter to Iran. These people must be owned and operated by the war corporations. You know what the people of Iran want? They want formula for their babies. The want medicine for their sick. The want food for their hungry. Some of the people running their country seem to be no smarter then some of the ones in our congress! 3/12/2015
I as well, as many others feel members of Congress should get the same medical benifits as those they represent. Including premiums,co-pays, and fees. 1/25/2015
Torture Torturing others will not bring our country back to number #1. It just moves us further down the list. 12/14/2014
Justice For All Many of the very same people who want kids to say the pledge of allegiance, don't understand the part about "justice for ALL". It's not justice for whites only, it's not justice for everyone except Muslims, it's not justice for everyone who is not in Guantanamo, it's JUSTICE FOR ALL. Peace be with you. 12/10/2014
I believe in free press. However, we should know who owns the press and who pays the writers/news castors. All Channels using the public frequencies as well as cable channels should have to show several times a day, the major stock holders in their company! Newspapers should have to publish this information as well. 11/25/2014
Yea, I am convinced that American's memory and attention span are not even as long as their "special purpose". Now we will have both "bodies" of congress doing nothing.
If you don't vote, shut up.
Everyone should be involved. Everyone should care what happens to the planet and all it's *inhabitants.Vote in local elections. Don't think your vote doesn't count, or it doesn't! 9/14
* For now "inhabitants" means those who are not eaten in a sociably acceptable way.
Iraq Bush's war in Iraq was a disaster.Worse, it was based on lies. I support President Obama's limited action now. He was smart enough to wait until neighboring countries were motivated to help. Well Played Mr. President!
Children If we as a Great Nation can't take care of the children coming to our country, then we are no Great Nation! Find some old military bases and empty schools where the locals want jobs and money.
The World Cup is a nice way to get humans to mingle. It gives small countries a chance to stand tall and be noticed. It gives countries a way to compete without bullets and bombs. It also gives them a chance to see that though we are different in some ways, we are also the same in many.
Having said that, groups like the NFL, FIFA, and the like should not be non profit as clearly they are profiting. 6/26/14
Iraq The United States has no business going back to Iraq unless the many factions there can get along. Going to Iraq to begin with was very misguided. Dividing it up the way it was at the end of World War 1 was also mistake. The best thing now at this point would be to try to split it up keeping the parties separate. Unfortunately many people including innocent ones will die and be wounded in the meantime. 6/14
When not available from the V.A., Veterans should be able to seek health care from other sources.
Why on earth should we build a pipeline through our country to refine someone else’s oil? We should build a pipeline through our country so we can move water around in times of crisis. That’s what a “United States” would do!
Nursing facilities There should be new rules requiring more CNA's or Aid's for patients. It is totally unacceptable that administrators can get thousands of dollars in bonuses while not having enough staff to care for the patients.
Water With more and more people on the planet, we will need water. We should continue to develop ways to purify and desalinate water. Not just for rich people, but for all people.
Stop building M-1 Abrams tanks the military doesn't want.
They should use the plant in Lima to build two and a half ton trucks which could be used for fighting fires and helping people during natural disasters.
What a waste of money that was.
Playing with the country's Credit rating shows a total lack of understanding for "our" situation. It was completely irresponsible. We don't have enough members in congress who can compromise. Or too many our being silenced by a few.
The Lobbyists must go!!! For too long they have run OUR country. When will we put our foot down. Call your congress person today!
Get rid of the dollar bill
The dollar bill costs way too much to make. As far as I am concerned you can get rid of the five dollar bill as well. Some people will whine about it but tuff.
Close Guantanamo Bay detention camp. If we are not a country of “justice for all” then we are no better than any other country.
Stop Gerrymandering. It has made a mockery of our democracy!
Gun control is not synonymous with NO GUNS. I have no problem with some people having some guns. However not everyone should have a gun and not all guns should be available to all people. If some people want to think that "man" is not an animal, then "man" needs to stop acting like one.
Retro fit houses and other buildings.
Many jobs could be created by hiring people to retrofit buildings so they are more energy efficient.
The deficit needs attention. This could be paid down in some of the following ways. Stop unnecessary wars. Raise taxes on the top 1%. Keep and possibly raise inheritance taxes.
Medical programs that train counselors and others that can help soldiers returning from war should be expanded immediately. Also programs to retrain soldiers for civilian careers should be established pronto. Some veterans could be used in programs I am about to mention, like rebuilding roads, natural disaster response units, and maybe some paid brush fire companies.
Rebuild roads and bridges.
Projects should be started to rebuild roads and bridges. Company's should be encouraged to hire large portions of veterans for these contracts. This could be paid for in part with a small gas tax and cuts in corporate welfare for oil companies.
Volunteer brush fire companies.
Many times a year big brush fires are a major problem. Volunteer fire companies of different sizes could be established specifically to fight wild fires. This could be paid for in part with taxes collected on houses built in the woods.
Natural disasters can be a pain. Regional response units should be set up across the country. These units should have warehouses stocked with supplies. This could help small farmers by purchasing their crops. This could be paid for in part by legalizing marijuana and taxing it.
Some of the supplies should come from donations. Abandoned military bases could be used in some areas.
Marijuana should be legalized and taxed. The money that could be made should be spent on drug counseling, law enforcement, and natural disaster preparedness. Also other drugs should be considered for some kind of reclassification. The money spent on incarcerating drug offenders cannot possibly be justified. This saved money could also be spent on counseling and housing of drug patients.
Let people marry whoever they want as long as they are human and willing and not related.