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  •  Some realistic stimulus proposals. (1+ / 0-)
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    Nattiq

    Build new schools: Whether you like Charters, Vouchers, or the status quo, all agree that our physical facilities are pretty bad. Employs: Construction.

    Fix real estate records: We need a national database of real estate records. This will make buying and selling easier and allow us to catch robo-signers and foreclosure fraudsters faster. You should not have to pay a human $700 to look in paper records to do a title search. It should all be online. Employs: IT professionals.

    Longitudinal marijuana study: Before we legalize it, let's make sure it's safe. Put the white coats to work and let's find the side effects now, instead of 20 years out. We don't need another tobacco crisis. Employs: Scientists.

    US-Mexico Border Fence: It probably won't be 100% effective, but that's not the point. The fence will employ a lot of people and it will send a message that we are at least trying to reduce illegal immigration. Employs: Construction and high-tech security workers. Bonus: Shuts up the friggen' Tea Party.

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    •  If Mexico reformed their economy (1+ / 0-)
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      mookins

      Our jobs wouldnt be the big magnet they are. In fact during the recession Illegal workers have gone back south to the tune of 12% to 25%.

      Building a fence wont shut up the Tea Baggers, it empowers them.

      .................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Fri May 03, 2013 at 12:39:29 PM PDT

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    •  Hi speed & light rail, HVDC grid work, Internet (2+ / 0-)
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      mookins, ManhattanMan

      acsess.

      .................expect us......................... FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Fri May 03, 2013 at 12:55:25 PM PDT

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