2015 Fix California Challenge

Category: 2015 Fix California Challenge

Change the Tax System

Eliminate the Income Tax. (Eliminate the FTB and the need for us to share our personal info with the state: where we live, how much we make, where we make it, where we save/invest it, who lives with us, who we contribute money to. Also, eliminate the legislative pandering to demographic or corporate interests). Property Tax stays in the County/City/Special District. Sales Tax is to run the state. Everyone pays Sales ...more »

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Local Control of schools

Eliminate any control of the Department of Education over California schools. This would mean giving up federal money. Returning control to local school boards who would have the option of following federal guidelines or instituting their own standards. Mandate that school boards be made up of no less than a two thirds majority of individuals not employed or formerly employed by the school district, state, or federal ...more »

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Performance Based Pay

Requires that half of future pay increases to government employees go into a Performance Fund to be allocated to employees by formula based on improvements in satisfaction with the services provided by the Agency they work for. Set aside 5% of the Fund to cover independent administration of customer satisfaction surveys. This performance based component of compensation should apply to any employee of the State of California ...more »

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Creating Post-Capitalism & Upgrading the Global Operating System

A NEW WORLD VISION: "The Creation of Post-Capitalism, the Upgrading of the Global Operating System & the Creation of a Highly Enlightened World Federation via an Integration of all 195 Nations into a Global Union & the Upgrading of Global Policies" 1)- the Prevention of the Annihilation of Humanity 2)- the Resolution of the World's Major Problems 3)- the Restoration of the Balance of Power on the Planet 4)- the ...more »

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How Green Nuclear can fix California

CA Game Changer: The drought makes questionable the cost of the Delta Water Tunnels. CA can afford to build 50 Carlsbad Desalination plants that produce 3 million acre feet a year instead. Repair SONGS for $600 Million to power the plants at $.04 KWh. For the cost of High Speed Rail and Renewable Mandates; CA can have unlimited emission free energy and fast commuter rail that will reduce congestion, save time and reduce ...more »

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Dble decker Bus for Governor

Reuse ex London Dble decker bus for Governor use around state Features HDTV WiFi PA system platform for speaking galley bunk spaces for 10 storage unit for parts, food, water. Power unit for connection Dining & lounge area Governor office module Phones. To tour CA state from select locales Sacramento Palmdale Palm Springs Burbank San Diego Santa Barbara Have say 5 buses for Governor use in state for events. To PR say ...more »

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Political Contribution Reform / Special Interest Limits

Politicians are driven to raise huge sums in order to transfer money to their parties and targeted candidates in exchange for leadership positions and key committee assignments. They are forced to constantly raise funds and court special interest groups. $300,000 may be enough to mount a competent reelection campaign in the member's district, but he or she will raise $3 million to get the best postings and leadership ...more »

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Math needs to be more practical

Math is taught as an abstract to K-12 students. They need to be shown more practical applications. No student should be allowed to move to high school from middle school without knowing how to balance a checking account, or the basics of the stock market. In high school the students should be taught about credit card interest, mortgages, and every student should be required to take one semester of accounting. They ...more »

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