Congress should consider a tax credit for property owners. If the handful of progressive talking politicians where pushed out off office the corporate agenda that runs the country would be way too blatant. If those voters woke up in time, Sanders could win both or either state. Moratoriums end. Support it by making a tax-deductible donation. As that old saying goes, if you're not a little bit paranoid, you're not paying attention. It also doesn’t address other ‘surprise billing’ problems,” Time reports. Speaking of Area 51—whatever is going on there the government is still weirdly secretive about. It is specifically NOT “stupid, crazy or both.” Rather it’s brazen, cynical, depraved, arrogant, hypocritical, death-dealing malfeasance. should be free from a patient’s first test to their last breath in a ventilator. The Concentration Camps had an epidemic of infectious diseases in 1940 as the prisoners had impaired immunity and they were infecting the guards. In exchange for the privileges of American citizenship, every individual owes a debt of public service to his fellow citizens. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Unfortunately, neither Democratic nor Republican politicians care about our kids enough to act. The government cannot keep secret from you those who will speak against you. “Maybe that should be an elected position, too, where you have to prove your worth,” she said. So the dems MUST fumble this if they want to give Biden the best shot at the presidency. Sanders can win the general election against Trump. Here are the essential basic things Congress and President Trump must do in order to avoid economic collapse, mass starvation, an epidemic of violent crime reminiscent of “A Clockwork Orange” and political unrest up to and including revolution. Yet here again neither party, Democrat or Republican, has endorsed the Secretary-General’s idea. One of the main purposes, according to an article in USA Today, is the need to offer offenders redemption and rehabilitation after their sentences end. Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. No leading Republican or Democrat — Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi — wants to do this. Result, those in office that want to help need to ask will anyone else risk their career and vote for my aid bill and will I be tossed out off office if I don’t back down and compromise on token aid. But the Senate needs to be able to do something.I am intrigued by a constitutional amendment that neither the House nor the Senate may adopt a rule requiring a supermajority vote (more than a simple majority). Secretary-General António Guterres of the United Nations is calling for warring parties in the world to lay down their arms for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you like independent cartooning and commentary? Alaska’s results are due in about 10 hours. Neither political party seems to care enough about the prospect of street riots to pass a UBI. During other elections, 20% of the people vote. The Fox Should Not Guard (or Gerrymander) the Henhouse. We have to restrain the bad tendencies of human beings, and that includes keeping people from injuring each other economically. So far, no mainstream politician is talking about this. 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The civilian, military, and nonprofit options would have to accommodate the varied talents of the population, as well as our diverse dictates of conscience.No thoughtful person will rush to Change the Constitution. Complain about this … We should demand to be exceptional. Stunningly, just 17 percent of the current American population elects a majority of the U.S. Senate. The Nazis realised that the only way to protect the guards was to gas everyone who appeared to have impaired immunity and cremate the bodies at high temperatures, and it worked, the epidemics were wiped out and the guards were safe. But of course we do. Why? Wisconsin’s the day after. That’s 13 million kids. So far so good. That’s the worst-case scenario; the government could get a volume discount. Fortunately, it’s easily fixable. The U.S. economy is a little over $17 trillion dollars, and by last count, growing at about 2% per year. Sure you can point congress person or state legislator that talks progressive on some issues but the reason the system tolerates them is to provide cover. First, to keep dishonest, dictatorial … * Instituting Judiciary Term Limits. Government plays a lot larger of a role in your daily life than you probably realize. The federal government is already nearly $19.1 trillion in debt — more than $160,000 for each of the approximately 117,700,000 households in the … $4 billion, roughly the cost of occupying Iraq for a week, buys a home computer for everyone who needs one; $10 billion a year covers Wifi access. Since 1787, however, we have seen tremendous growth in our technologies, economy, population and military strength. Not in reality. But a new constitutional amendment should require that after six months -- and every six months thereafter -- both houses of Congress, by affirmative vote and without filibusters, would have to approve any extension. As usual, a lot of good material to think about. Expect that number to soar in May and June. This is because even though California has about 70 times the population of Wyoming, both states get two U.S. senators. A Wifi hot spot costs $50 a month. Does anyone seriously believe that they would have approved of the executive department waging years-long wars without the explicit approval of the legislature? Flat UBI payments are unfair to people who live in expensive cities and states; the cost of living in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio is half of Manhattan. Growing an economy that size at that speed is a major accomplishment. They would be amazed and disappointed that after 220 years, the inheritors of their Constitution had not tried to adapt to new developments that the founders could never have anticipated in Philadelphia in 1787.James Madison, George Washington, George Mason and Thomas Jefferson all insisted that the Constitution should be updated by future generations. In the beginning of the republic, the population differential between the large and small states -- and thus the unfairness -- was far less.But today, the structure of the upper chamber of Congress is completely outmoded. Authorities are considering issuing “immunity cards” to citizens who have had COVID-19. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. The state-based electoral college isolates and simplifies recounts. Don Conford likes what Trump is doing, but he, too, thinks there needs to be big changes in the way the government works, like term limits for members of Congress. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. Theoretically, the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act does that. The government’s only task should be to ensure that all healthcare dollars are spent solely for the care of the patient. The experts we spoke with said that it’s likely the reports of patients who seemed to have recovered but then tested positive again were not examples of re-infection, but were cases where lingering infection was not detected by tests for a period of time. Especially as they need the economy to be in wipe-out mode to improve Biden’s chances in the general election. ... Every Constitution ... naturally expires at the end of 19 years" (the length of a generation in Jefferson's time).Among the 23 proposals for Constitutional reform suggested in my new book, A More Perfect Constitution, here are six to start the debate. Those additional payments expire in four months. It is in the nature of the single-minded, victory-insistent presidential beast. And at the end of all this, they shouldn’t bear the burden of accumulated debt, interest or late fees. Support Ted Rall’s work and receive his work before anyone else via Patreon. The framers split authority concerning matters of war-making between the president (commander in chief) and Congress (declaring war). Aside from expanded unemployment checks, the government has been useless. “Our health care system is a mess and the law does not explicitly prohibit charging you if you go to an out-of-network provider. People who can’t pay their rent or mortgage shouldn’t have to. All Rights Reserved. To mitigate the hardship on landlords and lenders, real estate and other taxes should be waived during the same period. From the separation of powers to the Bill of Rights, the United States Constitution remains brilliant in its overall composition. For purposes of this experiment, assume that one day government just disappears - the people still exist and the infrastructure is there, but the laws, rules, systems and policies disappear. Animal testing, breed-specific legislation, and over-populated shelters are all contributing to an issue we cannot possibly solve without major changes,” says Brandon Forder, co-owner of Canadian Pet Connection. Most state legislatures are responsible for drawing their own electoral districts after every U.S. census. “We really need to change the way society treats animals. 20. Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Entirely too few people vote. Why Didn’t the Xenophobe-in-Chief Close the Borders? The benefits of living in a great democracy are not a God-given right. While I’m at it, change “malfeasance” to “anti-feasance” to signify pre-meditated, conspiratorial, institutional malfeasance. This is all monstrous BS and should stop forever but, at minimum, wars of choice can wait until the end of the coronavirus crisis. Because they’re stupid, crazy or both. Click here to donate by check. This is a careful process that will take many years to work, but we must start to consider these long-delayed reforms if we are to incite change and reform. The Centers for Disease Control are rolling out a pilot program of a testing kit that can show if you have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and thus have the antibodies to resist a repeat infection. The constitutional balance of shared war-making must be restored.The president should have the freedom to commit troops for up to six months, under procedures similar to that of the War Powers Resolution of 1973. This is the beginning of the debate, the beginning of a generational conversation, both of which will lead to long-delayed Constitutional reform. The pandemic is now a reality. Re: “No leading Republican or Democrat — Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi — wants to do this. The fight isn't over. Our founding document no longer addresses the complicated issues that affect our government and our citizens. Treatment for COVID-19 can easily run $35,000 or more—not only should Americans not have to pay, they can’t pay. But the melting pot that is now the United States includes an astonishing 14.4 million Americans who were not born on U.S. soil and are therefore ineligible for the presidency -- a number sure to grow substantially. Excessive authority has accrued to the federal courts, especially the Supreme Court--so much so that had the founders realized the courts' eventual powers, they would have limited judicial authority. Even if you don’t care about them, think about your own property values. His administration is continuing Barack Obama’s benighted proxy war in Yemen. We discussed a list of things that the government simply can’t do as well as the private sector. So should utilities like gas and electricity. You cannot buy anything without money, which the government regulates and issues. The dems are never going to accept “his” solutions. Americans don't have to be convinced that our presidential election system is broken. OK, then make it : “SPINELESS, brazen, cynical, depraved, arrogant, hypocritical, death-dealing malfeasance.”. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis. • Website Design by Thermal Exposure. 5 things I would change about healthcare today. During the 2008-09 economic meltdown, mass foreclosures left millions of homes empty. The only way to pay for the things is the way Sanders suggested (tax the rich). The government cannot prevent you from having your personal attorney. Analysis by The Conversation? A Chromebook is $300. We promote the cultural myth that any mother's son or daughter can grow up to be president, but it isn't even literally true.The founders were concerned about foreign intrigue in the early days of an unsettled republic, so they limited the presidency to those who were "natural born" citizens. Try to go an entire day with out interacting with the government on any level–it is pretty close to impossible. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. These eyesores dragged down the values of their neighbors’ homes. * Ending second-class citizenship. Why Democrats Lost and Will Keep Losing Elections, Trump Tees Up a New Type of Coup: In Plain Sight. With other coronavirus strains, experts say the antibodies that patients produce during infection give immunity to the specific virus for months or even years, but researchers are still figuring the COVID-19 immune response. It is this that will ultimately lead to better government, citizenship and society.Please visit the Center for Politics Web site at www.centerforpolitics.org and www.amoreperfectconstitution.com for more info. “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war,” he said, emphasizing the fact that war makes it hard for humanitarian assistance to reach victims of coronavirus. I still entertain one tiny hope. “I don’t believe this problem has a single solution. The government should retool the Selective Service System to draft recovered COVID-19 victims to perform services needed to help people and restart the economy. We should demand a genuinely new and innovative form of government that isn’t just more of the same going back to the beginnings of civilisation. … then let us make a small request. The government cannot deny to you a speedy trial with a jury of your fellow citizens. Biden will doom us all. Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net and the editor of Skewed News, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose. Support Truth. The wealthy too should demand to be allowed back into the human race, not compelled to behave inhumanely in exchange for security that is anything but secure. They have only passed one piece of legislation that significantly helps workers: supplementing existing state unemployment benefits by $600 per week. Any investment or change in policy must be driven by what communities actually need We then began to discuss a list of things that the government does for us as Americans but shouldn’t. 31% of apartment dwellers failed to pay April rent. The 2015 innovation package and the decision to implement most of the Harper Review competition policy recommendations were standout initiatives. The politician know their own party will turn against them if they seriously back efforts to pass out more than coins to masses, they will be defunded, smeared in the media and worse are possble if need to maintain the status quo. (Ted Rall (Twitter: @tedrall), the political cartoonist, columnist and graphic novelist, is the author of the biography “Bernie.” You can support Ted’s hard-hitting political cartoons and columns and see his work first by sponsoring his work on Patreon.). Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. But they need to do it yesterday to avoid catastrophe tomorrow. We really are in this together. Some changes are needed in our Constitution to make our democratic republic more responsive to the will of the people. Here’s the list I gave him. The government should commit to a plan for the funding of Indigenous community services to 2025, in partnership with Indigenous people themselves. At bare minimum, medical treatment for COVID-19 and related ailments (bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.) And frankly, I don’t see any other way through this. Healthcare providers should bill the federal government. Jonathan Aberman is a business owner, entrepreneur and founder of Tandem NSI , … Changing minimum sentencing laws No matter the area in which criminal justice reform works to change the system, it’s all about the people affected by the prison systems. Idiotically, the only relief offered by even the most progressive mainstream politicians is a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. Change.org is the world’s largest petition platform, using technology to empower more than 200 million users to create the change they want to see. There are about 75 million students in the U.S. 17% don’t have home Internet access. If one house votes no on extending, all combat troops must be withdrawn within a year.This is an institutional reform, not a partisan attack on George W. Bush. For the US, it is suffering an invasion of foreign terrorists infected with CoViD-19, so the US would only be keeping its citizens safe from terrorists if it euthanised them and then cremated the bodies at high temperatures, clearly the only fair, just and humane way that the Greatest Nation can deal with this problem, and absolutely nothing at all like what the Nazis did. The government cannot keep you from having other people help you defend yourself in a courtroom. There is a wide partisan gap in views of how much the government should do. ©2020 Ted Rall. Why? * Restoring the war powers balance. Because they’re stupid, crazy or both.”. The coronavirus pandemic and the Trump administration threaten to change a world order defined by cooperation. As much as I’d like to believe that political cartoonists and columnists are essential workers, if I have had and recovered from COVID-19 I could probably be more useful delivering food to the elderly, volunteering at a hospital, or performing some other essential task currently going undone because the person who usually does the job is either sick or home trying to avoid getting sick. Harry Truman on Korea and Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon on Vietnam were every bit as stubborn as Bush has been on Iraq. And we should start by looking at the Constitution, with the goal of holding a new Constitutional Convention.Sound radical? 3. The number one thing I would like to see change in the US government and politics is involvement of the people. If we really want to make progress and achieve greater fairness as a society, it is time for elemental change. Courts reopen. This was evil, of course, because the Nazis were murdering innocents. 4 things the Government must do if it really wants to boost affordable housing. Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. This is a huge problem. When they do, millions of people could be thrown out onto the streets. 18. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016. supplementing existing state unemployment benefits, if I have had and recovered from COVID-19, https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/04/07/cases-of-covid-19-reinfection-reported-does-that-shatter-immunity-hopes/. War is a tremendous waste of lives, resources and money that could be better spent elsewhere, and that has never been more evident than today. The notion of a more deliberative, careful legislative body is a good one. The difference of course being that the Nazis didn’t bill the victims’ survivors. If the past is precedent, Congress is likely to renew the law. Six Necessary Changes to Our Constitution, Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet. The solutions are, pretty much, everything Bernie Sanders has been saying for years. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet. Kevin Drew Sept. 18, 2020 Photos You Should See - August 2020 Why not abolish it entirely? Apart from money, gerrymandering, or partisan redistricting, presents one of the biggest problems in American politics. Here are the government secrets the U.S. has tried to keep from its citizens, and what we … Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year. Two-thirds of Democrats (66%) say the government should do more to solve problems; 71% of Republicans say it is doing too many things better left to others. Demand honest news. The idea is that people who are cleared could return to work. Some patients in China, Japan and South Korea who were diagnosed with COVID-19 and seemingly recovered have been readmitted to the hospital after testing positive for the virus again. Among them are 30,000 members of the U.S. armed forces who risk life and limb to defend those enjoying first-class citizenship.Any American who has been a citizen for at least 20 years should have the right to aspire to the White House. Let's build a fairer Senate by granting the 10 states with the greatest population two additional senators each, and the next 15 most populated states one additional senator each. Congress should consider a … Governments fear discussing the impact of climate change for fear of upsetting the economy. 19. Homo … Those are in-depth political and policy issues. Parents, school children and college students in many cities are finding online instruction to be woefully inadequate at best. Thank you. 5 Things Our Next Government Should Do to Combat Climate Change Five clear and simple things the next parliament could do. Governments are inefficient, but no big society has functioned well without one. The Constitution should mandate that all able bodied Americans devote two years of their lives to serving their nation--and whether the service is civilian or military, domestic or foreign, would be up to each individual. Only the federal government can regulate interstate and foreign commerce, declare war and set taxing, spending and other national policies. Source:https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/04/07/cases-of-covid-19-reinfection-reported-does-that-shatter-immunity-hopes/. @2020 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Those sentiments were best expressed by Jefferson, who wrote to Madison that "no society can make a perpetual Constitution. There are some simpler things that many Constitutional scholars think should be changed – like the ban … AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Each is free to the government, or any cost is paid back. Maybe 50% of the population picks our President. Waiting tables could help save my local restaurant. Yet at this writing President Trump has ordered the U.S. Navy off the coast of Venezuela in a classic demonstration of gunboat diplomacy. It’s to everyone’s advantage that everyone have access to medical care. Until then many people who are out of work will receive about $1000 a week. Change is possible, but it requires finesse and the utmost respect for how government works. Liberals often don't see the problems, and conservatives don't see the promise, of government. Weight UBIs according to living costs. However, the biggest problem I see? Why? Much of the problem is that many of them address 19th-Century concerns – making an update long overdue. THE PROMISE OF GOVERNMENT The Protection, And Pursuit, Of Property You hear it said that if men were angels we would not need government. The nation needs a sensible system of rotating regional primaries so that it would no longer be subject to the selfish whims of a few states.The electoral college also must be overhauled, with more populated states receiving additional electors so that a candidate who loses the popular vote can no longer become president. Thank you. The Coalition’s first term economic policy achievements were a mixed bag. * Universal National Service Requirement. The larger states may have 83 percent of the nation's people, but they get nothing without the approval of the lightly populated states. It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. If so, then the founders were radicals. * Creating a more representative Senate. Free trade agreements with China, Japan and South Korea will offer real, if modest, benefits. The insularity of lifetime tenure, combined with the appointments of relatively young attorneys who give long service on the bench, produces senior judges representing the views of past generations better than views of the current day.A nonrenewable term limit of 15 years should apply to all federal judges, from the district courts all the way up to the Supreme Court. Banks should receive Federal Reserve funding at zero percent. These actions often start with legislation from Congress, made up of the 435-member House of Representatives and the 100-member U.S. Senate. If we really want to make progress and achieve greater fairness as a society, it is time for elemental change. * Transforming presidential elections. A Universal Basic Income is the smartest fastest way to stimulate the economy by keeping money flowing from consumers. To mitigate the hardship on landlords and lenders, real estate and other taxes should be waived during the same period. Blog. Draft the immune my or may not work….we need more data to know if reinfection is possible. Others, such as signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and accelerated environmental project appr… They, the Government, will pick the laws they want to change from all the ideas submitted, and then say we listened to the public and acted. The COVID-19 medical and economic crisis remains mostly unaddressed by both the Republican and Democratic parties. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Whether you go to your physician or urgent care or the ER, no one who suspects she has COVID-19 should be asked for their insurance card. Government can play a big role by enacting policies that encourage a speedy transition to clean energy such as wind and solar. So should utilities like gas and electricity. click here to become a subscriber. Congress should declare a rent and mortgage holiday until the end of the crisis. It should be free for everyone: insured, uninsured, homeless, prison inmate, undocumented worker for an obvious reason: if an illegal immigrant contracts the coronavirus, they can transmit it to you. The Earth belongs always to the living generation. Congress should declare a rent and mortgage holiday until the end of the crisis. Because our governmental “representatives” act only in service to themselves and to their big $$$ contributors who would lose a bit of profit if the listed measures were implemented and whose $$$’s keep said representatives in office to prevent this. 17. American drones are slaughtering innocent people in Somalia. 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