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Neutralize the Destructive Filibuster; Defang the GOP, Remove Its Poisonous Obstructionism

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Once the filibuster rules are changed to allow legislation to be brought to a vote and enacted with a simple majority, the Senate can finally go about doing the business of the nation, to solve its problems. Here are the issues and problems which the Obama administration and the Congress need to address beginning immediately: I have made only minimal comments on each one of them because the solutions to these problems and the direction that this government needs to take on them has been discussed endlessly and what needs to be done could not be any more clear:

 

 

*Halt the outsourcing of jobs: initiate tax incentives and penalties; corporations who want to do business in America must be mandated to employ a certain percentage of U.S. workers.

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*Solve the Israel/Iran threat of war: stop threatening war, start high level negotiations between the U.S. and Iran; exclude Israel and PM Netanyahu.

 

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*Continue building universal health care: improve and expand Obamacare into a universal health care system with Medicare as the model.

 

*Repair the nation's infrastructure: stop the rapid deterioration; repair bridges, develop high speed rail, expand and modernize the electrical grid.

 

*Development of alternate sources of energy: solar, wind, geothermal and many others.

 

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*End the restrictions on Americans' rights: the Patriot Act and the NDAA (The National Defense Authorization Act) must be revisited and unconstitutional restrictions on the American people must be removed.

 

*Address the issue of climate change: stop the insane denial, accept reality and the mounting evidence at hand and do something now.

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Michael Payne is an independent, progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues. He is a featured writer on Opednews and Nation of Change and his articles have appeared on many other websites (more...)
 

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