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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 03:03 PM
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15. public financing of elections
something to reign in the power of corporations and lobbyists, especially with defense spending.

Communities planned to be more pedestrian friendly and less spread out. The thinking should be "how can we live without cars" at least to get to work/school.

Affordable housing probably in the form of apartments that integrate nicely with public transportation and have parks and libraries nearby.

Fund the arts and sciences goddamnit.

Improve public education and career training programs.
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  -Dream Legislation RainDog  May-12-08 12:50 PM   #0 
  - along with yours I'd also like to add a law which  unpossibles   May-12-08 12:55 PM   #1 
  - take all the Iraq war funding..  turtlensue   May-12-08 01:08 PM   #2 
  - hmm... mine would be more of a Dream Bill of Rights  crimsonblue   May-12-08 01:40 PM   #3 
  - OK mine  khashka   May-12-08 01:54 PM   #4 
  - payroll taxes  RainDog   May-12-08 03:23 PM   #18 
     - Yeah payroll taxes  khashka   May-12-08 03:52 PM   #25 
        - I think we agree on inheritance tax  RainDog   May-12-08 04:26 PM   #28 
           - True  khashka   May-12-08 05:18 PM   #30 
  - Being ignorant would be made illegal.  Rabrrrrrr   May-12-08 01:59 PM   #5 
  - ....  turtlensue   May-12-08 02:02 PM   #6 
  - gee thanks. how am I supposed to go swimming with an anvil on my leg?  RainDog   May-12-08 02:02 PM   #7 
     - We'll get you started by throwing you in.  Rabrrrrrr   May-12-08 02:12 PM   #9 
        - gotta love liberals. always ready with a helping hand.  RainDog   May-12-08 02:42 PM   #10 
           - Yeah, we hate to see people sink without giving them some help first.  Rabrrrrrr   May-12-08 02:48 PM   #11 
              - just for the record  RainDog   May-12-08 03:29 PM   #20 
                 - Being illiterate is much different than being ignorant.  Rabrrrrrr   May-12-08 03:34 PM   #22 
  - four words:  MonkeyFunk   May-12-08 02:07 PM   #8 
  - end war  Deep13   May-12-08 02:54 PM   #12 
  - A pony for everyone?  turtlensue   May-12-08 03:00 PM   #14 
     - Hey, as long as I am wishing...  Deep13   May-12-08 03:22 PM   #17 
  - Ban corporate lobbying. Break up Big Media. Public financing of elections. n/t  Orsino   May-12-08 02:57 PM   #13 
  - I'm always curious about people  MonkeyFunk   May-12-08 03:04 PM   #16 
     - Oh, yeah. Money was redefined as speech, wasn't it?  Orsino   May-12-08 03:29 PM   #19 
        - You do realize  turtlensue   May-12-08 03:31 PM   #21 
        - I'm even willing to make exceptions for nonprofits.  Orsino   May-12-08 03:45 PM   #24 
           - heheh  MonkeyFunk   May-12-08 04:19 PM   #27 
              - This ensures that Mike Bloomberg can always get his front page ad...  Orsino   May-12-08 05:40 PM   #31 
                 - But I don't see how you can constitutionally  MonkeyFunk   May-12-08 05:44 PM   #32 
                    - I still fear for democracy...  Orsino   May-13-08 05:35 PM   #33 
        - No, that's not what I'm talking about  MonkeyFunk   May-12-08 04:17 PM   #26 
  - public financing of elections  IronLionZion   May-12-08 03:03 PM   #15 
  - I'm interested not so much in specific dream legislation as I am  Shine   May-12-08 03:40 PM   #23 
  - yes  RainDog   May-12-08 04:28 PM   #29 
  - Marijuana smoking in public...  Bornaginhooligan   May-13-08 05:55 PM   #34 
 

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