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' 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.