Drafts of Our Demand Legislation
The following is the initial set of the legislative Expectations of the American Electorate leading up to the 11-6-2018 Congressional Election Day.
On that nationally historic day We the People can appropriately vote from office some 468 incumbent members of the US Congress. We are their employers. We have the absolute Right and Obligation to vote out of office the 435 failed incumbent members of the US House along with 33 incumbent members on the US Senate that have also failed us.
We will be electing the 114th US Congress. Let’s make it one that works only for our Common Good!
When, We the voters determine to take this bold electoral action on 11-6-2018 – the 114th US Congress will become the People’s Congress. Those (the surprised new members of the US Congress) will be very attentive to an angry American Electorate. They will know that our Demand Legislation and Reforms must be enacted.
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In the Pages on this website there are well over 40 separate bills and proposed Amendments have been identified. Especially, on the Solutions and Amendments Pages.
Wording and some details will need to be finalized, but no legislative games will be tolerated. Further, each of these pieces of legislation will be passed clean and as is. NO riders or Special Interest attachments will be tolerated. The final wording of each bill will be published in newspapers and websites for public verification and before the President signs each of them. Finally, the President will not attach a Signing Statement to modify the final wording and/or function of the legislation. No more backroom games to weaken, if not gut the purpose of good public serving legislation. Those days are done.
The legislation presented below is designated with an HR prefix as they would be introduced in Congress by the US House members. They will not be the eventual legislative Bill Number, but will be used by the public as an easy reference prior to and after Election Day.
||Note: Individual bills or legislation originated by the US House of Representatives are prefixed by the letters “HR” e.g., HR 1215. Those originated by the US Senate are prefixed by the letter “S” e.g., S 1066.
Also each of proposed legislation will contain a description for the public to review and become familiar with during the remainder of the campaign right up to Election Day. They descriptions will be refined to further clarify what the voters will expect the legislation to provide our citizens and the nation. Some background will be presented for each piece of proposed legislation. The exact wording of the legislation will be formed based upon that intent.
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The descriptions of the following legislation are detailed under the Solutions Page of this website.
NOTE: There will be many more pieces of legislation added herein for the public’s review. See the Solutions Page of this website for many examples!
The first grouping of Expected legislation generally addresses the Cost-of-Living (COL). Since in reality we cannot demand that all employers give their employees for example, a $5.00 per hour raise the nation must approach the COL crisis from the other direction. If you can come up with another approach that produces equal results immediately, please write it down and post on the Internet for us all see review and decide upon. Otherwise remain silent while we address the problem for the Common Good!
HR 1000 – Grocery Store Pricing Control and Food Industry Restructuring
This means every grocery store changer in the nation that are not privately held. Prices will be initially capped and reduced by some percentage and frozen for at least two (2) years while we sort that entire Food out. Again, we will take care of the grocery stores (within reasonable profitability), the farmers, and the fishermen. Every entity in between will be reviewed for excessive/unnecessary markups, especially the Commodities Market.
Many a revolution was started over food!!
HR 1001 – Mortgage Payment Restructuring
This will apply to both owner occupied and rental properties. A 20% reduction in Principle and Interest monthly payments.
HR 1002 – National Rent Control
This will apply to all rental housing and to the “lot type fees” in mobile home communities. Again, the 20% reduction target.
HR 1003 – Gasoline Pump Price Controls
We will begin to bring the Oil Industry accountable for the pricing games and their damage to the environment. As we will with Coal and Natural Gas corporations.
HR 1004 – Student Loan Payment Reform
Payments will be automatically reduced 50% and recalculated.
HR 1005 – Higher Education Cost Reforms
All State colleges and universities will enact a 25% reduction in tuition starting with the Fall 2018 semester. To be 20% less the Fall 2017 rates. And my feeling is that all Private colleges and universities should be held to the same standard. Many will scream at this reduction, but that is simply too bad! Many schools will need to cut their athletic spending due to these reductions. Frankly, they are is business to educate the whole student population – not spend excessively on part of it. The alumni can chip in for sports!
All Tuition will be frozen for 2 to 3 years.
Industry Related Reforms
HR 1006 – Medical Insurance Industry Restructuring
This key Reform legislation is the seemingly radical, yet highly practical and involuntary corporate restructuring of the entire Medical Insurance Industry. For details please refer the Proposal #22 – Medical Insurance for ALL Americans, in the book The Second Coming of Common Sense. I used the Medical Insurance Industry as the model when developing a practical restructuring methodology for certain essential, but abusive Big Industries.
HR 1007 – Pharmaceutical Pricing Controls
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The entire “legal” Drug Industry has pushed their luck a bit too far and now Americans will push them back…
We will have the revenge of the “epipen” community!
As noted elsewhere refer to the 2016 Ballot Proposition 61 in California about drug pricing for the general public.
Link to Prop/61, http://yeson61.com/ballotmeasure/
Campaign Finance and Voting System Reform
HR 2000 – Campaign Finance Reform
This legislation among other things will override and replace Citizens United!
We will be considering a $5,000 maximum per individual, per calendar year for a given candidate.
We will be considering a $25,000 maximum per corporate entity, per calendar year for a given candidate.
We will be considering the eliminating Super PACs altogether.
There will be no more “dark money”. No undisclosed sources of campaign funds.
We will put the Supreme Court in its place with regard to campaign financing!
NOTE: This legislation will be proposed as an Amendment to the US Constitution.
HR 2001 – National Voting Day Reform
Surprise! This does not require a Constitutional amendment.
Starting with the 2018 National Congressional Election, all national level voting every two (2) years will be held on the first Saturday in November, replacing Tuesday as voting day.
Further, the polls will open and close simultaneously across all time zones from Maine to Alaska and Hawaii. And will be open for the twelve (12) hours.
It is recommended that State and Local elections follow the same procedure.
HR 2002 – Automatic Voter Registration
As a standard practice in all states in all 50 states and DC, when people apply for their first driver’s license they will ALSO register to vote. This voter registration procedure is a standard practice in Oregon.
It will not matter if they ae under 18 years of age and not yet eligible to vote as most young people seeking the license do – they will register.
This approach is standard practice in Oregon.
Further, as people relocate and/or change their name, voting records will also be required to be updated.
That will end that ridiculous problem and related Republican games.
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END - For Now!
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