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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:12 PM

What kind of reforms would you like to see Obama implement?

There is so much that needs to be fixed in this country. We need to reform the way we run elections, our drug laws, the prison system, education, military spending, immigration, etc. Realistically, there's too much to do for just one term. What would you like to see Obama change in the next four years?

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Response to craigmatic (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:16 PM

1. The Department of Justice needs to bring the hammer down

On states with a history of voter suppression. There needs to be hearings, and if anyone is found guilty of any infraction, they need to be frog-marched to jail. Voting is a sacred right, and anyone trying to interfere with it needs to be thrown in jail.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:20 PM

2. The union organizing card checkoff - EFCA I think; also ethics charges against Scalia

 

and Thomas - conflict of interest with close family members. We don't care that the SC says they're exempt from all ethics requirements, their oath of office says different.
Amnesty for immigrants.
No amnesty for hidden money overseas.

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Response to craigmatic (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:26 PM

3. End CORPORATE PERSONHOOD! Hemp legalization (and pot too)

 

Subsidies to rooftop solar instead of huge conglomerates.

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Response to craigmatic (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:41 PM

4. Seriously decreased military spending, end the permanent war budget. End drones in the US and out.

 

Dismiss the $1 trillion of student loans. An immediate moratorium on foreclosure and criminal prosecution of all guilty parties. Wall Street regulation and criminal prosecution. The complete recovery of all bank/wall street bailout monies. Immediate dissolving of Monsanto and all of its patents and assets. Immediate regulation and investigation of big pharma. Immediately eliminate the "Citizens United" ruling. Immediately reinstate Glass-Steagall. Immediate elimination of the "patriot act", TSA, DHS, and associated spying agencies. Investigation into StratFor and criminal prosecution where applicable. Free Jeremy Hammond. Free the "No NATO" Chicago 5. Free the grand jury resistors in the north east. Free PFC Manning and pay him significant reparations for two+ years of solitary confinement for revealing Bush's war crimes. Immediately stop all deportations unless murder is involved. Give Blanca Cardenas immediate citizenship. Immediately end HR347 and the NDRP and the NDAA (google section 1021, indefinite detention without trial or representation). Immediately eliminate the TPP.

Do something about the coming food crisis caused by increasing climate change.

A personal apology to each and every Occupier who has been arrested, attacked, and bloodied by riot police for using our 1st Amendment rights to work for a better country and world. Obama's complete silence on this appals me, after he demanded the Egyptian authorities respect the rights of Egyptian protesters. That's over 7400 Occupiers and counting and not one, not one corrupt banker is in jail. Free all Occupiers of all charges. Elimination of paramilitary police and any military or ex-military equipment from all policing agencies. End all military exercises with public policing agencies. Cause all law enforcement agencies to take classes on the US Constitution and civil rights. Immediate installation of civil rights and human rights laws.

Investigation into all of this and why nothing has changed in over a year:



Immediate investigation and criminal prosecution regarding this:



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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:07 PM

7. yes, prosecute the corporate media for forcing reporters to lie

 


The way they have behaved about Bengazi is criminal, treason.

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Response to craigmatic (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:57 PM

5. we could save quite a bit of money if we end the Big Government programs like TSA/Homeland Security

 


We could end the drug war and the war of terror.

End prisons for profit- what the fuck is up with that!

No more public funds going to fundie charter schools, where they pay rent to some corrupt bastard and give the kids substandard education.


First thing though. we should start charging churches income and property tax.

They found it proper to get involved in our elections, they need to be taxed for all the money they are laundering through their churches.

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Response to craigmatic (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:04 PM

6. great discussion- thank you!

 


We need to end speculation on commodities so Goldman Sachs can't make a killing driving us all into poverty.

Want to cut Koch off at the knees....end oil speculation so they don't have so much money to buy our election next time...

Koch's AFP Complains about Gas Prices, but Koch Speculation Helps Fuel High Prices at the Pump
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021707890

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