Make America Awesome Common Sense Solutions For The Common Good!Please become a champion for a single solution! Carpe Diem!(Image version first, then text version below, click here for video)

Government (10 solutions)

Close The SwampSend Congress back to their home states to govern where citizens elected them & close the DC swamp. Force the corrupting special interest groups to split between all 50 states. Use technology for online meetings & participation by voters to increase transparency. Make the members of the Senate & House more directly accountable by placing them with the citizens they represent not isolated in a corrupt swamp. Reduce all closed door meetings hidden from common citizens. Stop wasting time & money flying to DC. Convert the swamp to a tourist attraction or theme park. #AlaskaQuinn
Balanced Election TaxElections should not be on sale to the highest bidder or bought by the rich & powerful. We can implement an 80% tax on all contributions over $1,000 in a single year. 50% of the revenue will fund improving voter participation, equipment, & security. The remaining 50% will be split among all NON-incumbents to encourage a more fair & balanced election system not biased toward the current  office holder. We will designate a violation of this tax as a Federal felony including loss of incorporation and assets. A balanced election tax does not violate free speech and will decrease the power of Super PACs and corporations #AlaskaQuinn 
Politician TimesheetOur elected officials are meant to work for the citizens. Like other employees, we will require politicians to submit a 40 hour a week timesheet for online public review in order to receive salary & benefits. We will reduce evil hiding in the dark with more accountability & make the job less appealing to lazy corrupt individuals. We will require them to show all meetings, contacts, possible conflicts of interest, etc. We can also require them to separately report campaigning & fundraising which are not part of their paid 40 hour a week job #AlaskaQuinn 
Voter ParticipationIt is a disgrace that our country has one of the worst voter participation rates in the developed world. Democracy fails when citizens are not empowered to take responsibility & vote. All that is required for evil to win is for good people to do nothing. We will include automatic voter registration during selective service registration, driver’s license applications and to receive any federally funded assistance. Every citizen will be issued a free valid national voter ID by expanding the current USA passport card system. A $500 refundable tax rebate will reward responsible citizens who vote. We will copy voting systems proven to work including mail in ballots & 2 day voting over the weekend. We can also reward high voter participation rates by states and companies with reduced taxes #AlaskaQuinn  
Election TransparencyWe will provide a single website linked to every election in the nation with an issue grid to provide voters a simple comparison & NON-incumbent candidates a free way to reach voters. Information will be provided to make all contributions transparent & trackable for every candidate & donor. Donations must be declared online within 30 days of receipt including the individual names behind PAC money. Donations received within 30 days of election day and all funds remaining after the election will be taxed at 99% eliminating campaign war chests and balancing the playing field. Revenue collected will pay to improve voter participation. #AlaskaQuinn 
Transparent Tax SpendingCitizens have the right to track how their tax money is spent. Waste & corruption grow in the dark and die in the light of accountability. All taxpayer funded programs will be required to post an online monthly spreadsheet of accounts payable and receivable for public review. Unreported money will be returned to taxpayers and individuals hiding funds will lose their jobs and go to prison. Technology now makes it easy to export accounts to a free Google spreadsheet in only a few minutes #AlaskaQuinn 
Citizens OnlineWe will build a simple transparent online system for citizens to directly input on major legislation & propose laws. With current technology, it is now possible to expand democracy while reducing both corruption & concentration of power in the hands of a few. We now have the ability to empower citizens making it much harder for special interest groups & Super PACs to buy off a small group of elected officials. Foreign interference in our elections will be considered an act of cyber terrorism. The country involved will be added to the State Sponsors of Terrorism list with immediate sanctions imposed including a travel ban and freezing all assets. #AlaskaQuinn  
Government CompetitionPrivate competitive markets are more efficient & innovative at providing cost effective services than a monopoly government model. We can reduce government waste & inefficiency by minimizing government providing any direct services which could be subcontracted to the private sector. We can require clear objective outcome measures for spending taxpayer money including customer service satisfaction. Bad service will result in a lost contract & new more customer friendly employees to better serve the public who pays their salary #AlaskaQuinn  
Split The BillOur current system of combining & hiding graft, waste, pet projects, and corruption inside very large bills with no time for intelligent review is obsolete & can be fixed. We will allow separation of a bill into sections for independent voting by modifying the rules of order. We will enable a minority of responsible legislators or an online citizen’s petition to split bills during a required 2 week online review process. Evil hides in the dark and citizens, or a few responsible elected officials, will now be able to shine a light on it & require a vote on obvious waste. We can also require clearly defined outcome measures & terms for a bill to be valid to prevent confusing vagueness, future manipulation, or legal conflicts #AlaskaQuinn 
Political Party DivideWe were meant to be “One nation, indivisible, with liberty & justice for all”. Political parties are like tribes dividing and destroying the country by acting against the common good & focusing on their own short term best interests. George Washington, our first & greatest President, warned us against creating political parties in 1796. They are not part of the constitution & should not have a strangle hold on our democracy. We can take steps to reduce their power or eliminate them. For example: increase ballot access & funding of non-party candidates; tax all political donations at 90% & distribute revenue to all non-incumbents candidates; end gerrymandering. We could start today & reduce the party system by 50% if all Democrats register as Republicans #AlaskaQuinn 

Family (5 solutions)

Family Values SupportDefend the American Dream & allow parents to spend time with their children as the best way to support family values. Offer 30 paid federal holidays like Germany, plus 4 months parental leave for both mother & father per birth or adoption. Insure pregnant mothers & newly born children are healthy by providing medical coverage regardless of current income status. Fix both the foster care & adoption systems to have children in safe healthy homes within one year. And, the primary home will be exempt from being taken because of medical bills. #AlaskaQuinn 
Domestic Violence ReductionDomestic violence is a national problem & all citizens deserve protection regardless of state residency or resources. We will require a 2% reduction in Domestic Violence yearly or increase the “Flat Wealth Gain Tax” by 1% to fix this issue. To provide equal protection to all, we will offer a federal referral & tracking system with free safe houses & lawyers. Domestic Violence will be designated as a federal hate crime with no statute of limitations. State reporting & tracking will be required to obtain any federal funds #AlaskaQuinn 
Child Abuse ReductionChildren cannot defend themselves against abuse & child abuse creates many other costly long term problems for our entire society. We will target a 2% reduction every year in child abuse or automatically increase the “Flat Wealth Gain Tax” by 1% to fix this issue. We will offer a federal referral & tracking system with free safe houses & lawyers to help children in poorer states defend themselves. We will designate this issue as a federal hate crime with no statute of limitations and stop the abuser from jumping state to state avoiding justice. Quarterly state reporting will be required to obtain any federal funding #AlaskaQuinn 
Social Security CaplessSocial Security is going bankrupt & we can fix it today by treating everyone equally without a cap for the 1%. Every citizen will pay into social security at the same percent based on total yearly wealth gained NOT only income. There will be NO cap or upper limit which will also help reduce retirement age. The current tax is about 6% with a cap around $130,000. So, a billionaire pays about the same amount as a middle class employee. We can exempt the tax for the first $40,000 to give an immediate 6-12% raise to working class employees & independent contractors. A CEO-to-worker wealth ratio tax can also be implemented to help fund social security. The 1% will stop the government from stealing when their money is involved. #AlaskaQuinn 
Parent Media RatingWe will empower parents to set child trackable media limits for movie, video, & television programs based on an objective rating system. The current system is too vague & incomplete. Every program will have a unique ID like an ISBN number for easy online lookup and tracking. It will be possible to know in advance the number of murders, violent acts, sexual assaults, nude scenes, profane words, etc. Then, a parent can set limits like only 10 rapes, 25 murders, & 50 violent acts this week. Technology has advanced to make this a simple task & will help make us more aware of what we are putting into our minds & society #AlaskaQuinn 

Earth (5 solutions)

Clean Own MessThe one making the mess will be required to clean it. The creator of the mess is responsible for the removal & damages caused NOT tax payers or future generations. The total cost of the item created or sold will not be subsidized by the public to make short term profits for the creator. We will leave no trace for our grandchildren or future generations to clean. Personal responsibility will be encouraged with violations resulting in felony prison time for the CEO & loss of incorporation. For example, the creator of plastics or methane will include the total cost of removal & not pass this responsibility on to others to fix later. This will cause the free market to adjust towards long term cheaper products & packaging #AlaskaQuinn  
Deposit 50 CentsWe will place a 50 cent federal deposit on all plastic bottles, cups, styrofoam containers, & single use plastic bags. 50% will be refundable as a federal tax rebate. The remaining 50% will be used to remove current plastics from the environment. All federally funded buildings like schools will provide free clean water to reduce the demand for bottled water. Creators of new plastics will be responsible for cleaning their own mess by including removal cost instead of being subsidized by taxpayers. We will offer a 10% cost reduction for customers providing their own reusable utensils. #AlaskaQuinn 
Renewable Energy RewardTo encourage a more healthy & sustainable long term energy supply we can offer a 50% tax reduction for any profits made providing renewable energy. Citizens providing their own renewable energy will receive a refundable tax rebate to cover utility company grid connection fees plus an amount based on the percent of energy saved. We will offer an IRS rebate for selecting renewable sources from local utility companies & reward citizens for conserving energy. Hoarding & trolling patents to stop development of renewable energy will be countered by applying eminent domain & the National Emergencies Act. #AlaskaQuinn 
Water Air TestingCitizens will have a right to clean air and water. We will require quarterly tests of water & air quality to be posted online in a single searchable map based website for all buildings receiving federal funds like schools and libraries. Citizens deserve a transparent system to increase awareness of what is going into their bodies. Corporations will be required to submit results yearly. Problems identified will be treated as a national disaster and fixed immediately. #AlaskaQuinn 

Wealth (5 solutions)

Flat Wealth Gain TaxSimplify & balance the tax system so that everyone pays the same percentage rate without any need for accountants or lawyers. Set the same rate for all wealth gained not only income with a single large deduction per person (for example $40,000). The rate will be determined yearly to balance the previous year’s spending +1% to pay down the current national debt instead of leaving it for our grandchildren & future generations. Page 1 of the tax form will list net wealth gained & page 2 will list refundable tax rebates where IRS pays you. The current system is too complicated & unbalanced allowing the unethical to cheat & not pay their fair share while leaving a huge debt for future generations #AlaskaQuinn AQ16 (visual reference) 
Tax Haven LoopholesCorporations will NOT be allowed to avoid paying their fair share of taxes which is currently shifting the burden to the average tax payer & increasing the national debt for grandchildren. We will reduce corporate tax loopholes related to hiding assets in foreign countries. Tax haven countries will be black listed with all assets frozen & a travel ban imposed if they refuse to cooperate and disclose hidden money. We will offer a 10% reward for identifying and returning hidden money, and hidden assets will be taxed at 90% #AlaskaQuinn 
Middle Class WageWe can help protect the American Dream & build the middle class by making sure those doing the work are actually paid a living wage. Shifting the majority of wealth to the top one percent based on pure greed is destroying the fabric of our society. We can insure that one working parent will be able to pay for a child, home, food, clothing, & health care. The other parent will have the option of staying home with the children to build a strong family unit. All federally funded organizations will be required to pay employees at least the federal living or minimum wage. Under paying tipped employees will be eliminated. A work from home tax rebate will be offered to give workers more flexibility & reduce both traffic and pollution. #AlaskaQuinn 
Military Industrial ComplexWe will reduce war profiteering and make military money flow more transparent to citizens. We will no longer force the military to purchase unwanted systems or split production into multiple states as a cash cow reward system for politicians. War and conflict should NOT be a way of making a profit for the 1% while the poor die fighting. We will make it a felony with prison time for the top three corporate officers to over-charge or profiteer from the military. The first step will be to increase the tax rate for war profiteering (For example: if an oil company profits because we attack an oil producing country, than the increased profit goes to pay for the war) #AlaskaQuinn 
Equal Pay RebateWe can reduce salary discrimination by insuring equal after tax wealth for equal work by reducing federal taxes on the group being discriminated against. For example, if women are paid 75% compared to men for equal work in a particular field, then women in that field will only pay 75% tax or receive a refundable tax rebate if higher. Salary discrimination can be balanced immediately at a federal level. It might take forever to change pay discrimination, but we can balance end of year after tax wealth now! #AlaskaQuinn 

Common Good (5 solutions)

Corporate ResponsibilityCitizens & the environment are NOT collateral damage to be sacrificed for short term greed to enrich a tiny elite class. If a corporation commits a felony, then all assets will be frozen & the company dissolved losing copyrights & patents. The top 3 officers will serve prison time & lose their jobs and retirement to encourage long term accountability. We will end shell companies hiding in the dark by requiring a simple transparent online searchable public system of all parent & child companies; corporate officers with board members; and their compensation #AlaskaQuinn 
Sexual Assault & TraffickingIt is a disgrace that we allow every sixth woman to be raped or sexually assaulted at a rate of 1 every 70 seconds. We could protect our daughters, wives, sisters, & mothers if we cared. We will reduce sexual assault by 2% yearly or increase the “Flat Wealth Gain Tax” by 1% with revenue restricted to fixing this issue. We will offer a federal referral & tracking system with free safe houses & lawyers. These crimes will be designated as federal hate crimes with no statute of limitations for the attacker or the customers & pimps involved with sex trafficking #AlaskaQuinn 
Drug Addiction ReductionDrug addiction creates a massive costly ripple effect through our entire society helping to cause many other problems. We will offer federally funded effective prevention programs & long term treatment for all drug addiction to reduce the long term costs. Recovery will be clearly defined & measurable with a single standard. Addictive chemical providers will pay for damages caused NOT taxpayers. Nicotine is an extremely addictive chemical & will be designated as a prescription drug with a yearly % reduction in all public products. Focusing on causes like child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, & mental illness will also help greatly reduce drug addiction #AlaskaQuinn AQ10 
Drunk Driving ReductionWe will reduce drunk driving deaths, damage, & massive cost to society. We will copy other countries which have proven more effective systems. For example, Europe sets a Blood Alcohol Level of 0.05% as a crime. Sweden sets a limit of 0.02% & designates 0.1% as an aggravated felony assault. All vehicles will be confiscated & auctioned with funds going to addiction prevention & treatment. Punishment will include multiyear driver tracking using phone apps to reduce future violations. We are currently choosing to let innocent citizen’s lives be destroyed & wasting massive financial resources. #AlaskaQuinn 

Education (5 solutions)

Teach Critical ThinkingA healthy democracy & competitive economy require the ability to think clearly, understand propaganda, and avoid deception. We will teach critical thinking skills in all primary & secondary schools as a subject equal in importance to math or English. This will include being able to identify deceptive arguments based on logical fallacies and cognitive biases. This will function as an anti-virus for the mind to defend against thought viruses spreading in social media and fake news. A certified news rating agency will be created similar to Moody’s credit rating and each news agency will receive ratings on various criteria. #AlaskaQuinn 
Education Material OnlineAll education material created using taxpayer money will be freely available to every citizen using a creative commons share-alike license. There is no good reason for taxpayers to continually pay each teacher to recreate material. When possible, online textbooks will be created & shared freely. 2% of the federal education budget will be allocated to create & freely share high quality online video & apps. Every child will have equal access to good educational material regardless of limited local property tax or school quality. To increase high school completion rates, a free federal online GED degree program will be provided #AlaskaQuinn 
Internet FreeBasic internet access will be provided free to all citizens regardless of income just like public roads & bridges. Education & job training will be provided online for free. Any program accepting federal funds will provide public WiFi including libraries & public schools. We need a society where all our citizens have access to online resources & are prepared to compete in the 21st century. A digital divide based on wealth makes us a weaker & less competitive nation #AlaskaQuinn 
College Free OnlineWe will provide a free 2 year online degree program for all citizens by extending the secondary educational system. The credits earned will be transferable to any 4 year college. Education is required to defend democracy & remain competitive without creating a student debt based indentured service system. Long ago, a high school degree was enough to earn a good wage & achieve the American Dream, but this is no longer possible. So, we must extend our education system to adapt to current conditions & remain competitive in the world #AlaskaQuinn 
College Tax RebateWe will offer a refundable college tax rebate where the IRS pays for the last 2 years of a 4 year degree. Combined with the free 2 year online degree, this will allow every citizen to have a full 4 year college degree and better chance to achieve the American Dream. This will help end our current debt based indentured service system of poor & middle class students. It will also allow our country to be more competitive in the global economy. To help reduce debt, we will offer a retroactive tax rebate & implement federal usury limits #AlaskaQuinn 

Health (4 solutions)

Sick Care PreventionWe currently reward an ineffective for-profit sick care system based on short term greed & not a preventative health care system for the long term common good of our citizens. Our system is one of the most costly in the world with poor rankings for the common citizen. We will reduce greed & profiteering connected with sickness by allowing patients to obtain drugs & medical procedures from any desired choice or country. Direct drug advertising to the public will be banned or taxed to death (like every other country). We will offer a tax rebate for being healthy to encourage & reward healthy choices. The CEO-Worker pay ratio will be capped. Citizens will be allowed to make informed choices by implementing a transparent online system showing success rates & costs for all procedures, doctors, hospitals, & customer satisfaction #AlaskaQuinn 
Food LabelingRequire simple food labels with a fixed standard amount like the European 100 gram model. This allows consumers to easily compare any item without complicated math based on fake serving sizes. Require a unique product ID and scan code for quick online lookup of details. Empower consumers to make informed choices by 1) listing all pesticides & chemicals added including drugs used on animals; 2) GMO status; 3) all greenhouse emissions involved in creation and delivery; 4) the % produced in each country. We will offer a tax rebate for growing food in a home garden & composting to reduce costs associated with packaging, transportation & trash filling landfills #AlaskaQuinn 
Gun Free ResponsibilityIn the rest of the world, it is not normal for mass killings of children in schools, shoppers at the mall, or those attending church or a movie or concert. It will continue here until we are brave enough to change. We can offer a free gun to every citizen AND treat all guns like responsible car ownership with registration, insurance, inspection, & license. Any crime involving a gun will have an additional sentence of 5 years/gun & 1 year/bullet involved. Guns will be permitted at all government offices & gated communities so the rich & powerful feel the same motivation as the average citizen to solve the problem. A refundable tax rebate will be offered for not owning a gun. Politicians spread guns to increase fear & distract from other issues #AlaskaQuinn 
Pregnancy PreventionAll sides can work together to reduce unwanted pregnancy as the primary cause of abortion instead of wasting resources spinning in circles constantly fighting our neighbors. Politicians will keep this issue alive forever to control single issue voters. To encourage mothers to keep their future children, we can help build loving stable homes by reducing domestic violence, child abuse, & drug addiction while providing health care for both the mother & child. We can end the economic stress of an irresponsible dead beat missing parent with a federal refundable tax rebate given directly to the responsible parent. The irresponsible parent is obligated directly to the IRS & nonpayment would be a federal tax crime. We can also improve both the adoption & foster care systems to make them more viable options #AlaskaQuinn 

Justice (4 solutions)

Prison ReformWe will stop cycling prisoners back into a for-profit taxpayer funded prison system & reduce our incarceration rate which is one of the highest & most expensive in the world. Prisons will be rewarded for reducing recidivism & fined for return offenders. We can shift the billions wasted every year punishing symptoms into preventing causes. We can focus more on teaching job & social skills to help prisoners become productive tax paying citizens. We can copy other nations that have working models like Norway’s restorative justice system which focuses on rehabilitating prisoners. We do not need to remain the worst example in the developed world wasting billions on an ineffective system #AlaskaQuinn 
Privacy Contact RightsWe will stop unwanted junk mail, email, & phone calls by requiring a simple yearly Opt-IN customer approval system. The same requirement will be implemented for collecting & sharing your personal data. We will create a single online database for citizens to proactively Opt-OUT & require companies to check this system before making unwanted contact or collecting & sharing personal data. In addition to fines, we will make it a 1 year felony offense per violation to be served by the top three corporate officers with loss of incorporation. Citizens are not sheep to be used & manipulated for greed and corporate profits. We will also copy the best parts of the EU GDPR. #AlaskaQuinn 
Law Firm TaxTo reduce the motivation for profiteering lawsuits, we will increase the tax on law firms. Revenue collected will be used to improve the entire justice system, the prison system, & to reduce the work load of public defenders. We need to balance the system towards justice for all & away from greed for a few. We will also cap the maximum percent of a settlement that can be claimed by a lawyer or firm. The justice system does not exist to make lawyers rich! #AlaskaQuinn 
Good Samaritan ImmigrationWe are a country of immigrants with grandparents welcomed by the Statue of Liberty inscribed with the message “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...” We are not Nazi Germany splitting children in cages from parents based on hate and fear. We can greatly reduce illegal employment by setting a 1 year felony conviction for each illegal hired served by the CEO. We can reduce the motivation for immigrants to flee their home by reducing trafficking in drugs, sex, & guns plus reducing terrorism & war. Every additional dollar spent building a wall will be matched to create a more humane & efficient immigration system. A true Christian nation acts as a Good Samaritan. #AlaskaQuinn 
Your help is needed to connect the pieces!Greed & lust for power will fight to keep the system the same and will fight any real change.Each solution below is independent and possible to implement at any level of government.Please improve and share the ideas you like and disregard those you do not value.The current system wants you to give up before trying. There is hope if you believe and stand for the common good.Carpe Diem Teammates!(YouTube Playlist)When you see a social media post dividing our country,please paste one of the common sense solutions below including the YouTube link.Russia, China and others want us divided fighting ourselves.Show them we are the UNITED States of America.These ideas are not Red verses Blue or based on party politics.Please get off the bench and stand for the common good.Thank you for making the time to care. We are a team.
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