Thursday, November 6, 2008

What I'd Like To See in the First 100 Days

In no particular order, I'd like the following items on President Obama's "must do" list:

  • A national physical fitness and good nutrition program for kids, run in the schools, with awards given to kids much the way President Kennedy's program did.
  • A neighborhood beautification volunteer corp that works in every city or town that wants to join, designed especially to re energize depressed or deteriorating communities.
  • A national infrastructure renovation/construction program that would also revitalize the national parks buildings and structures.
  • An immediate commitment to build wind farms in the west within 6 months.
  • A bailout of American car companies who meet strict guidelines for more fuel efficient cars, with a further commitment to alternative fuel vehicle options within 3 years.
  • A nationwide call for citizen energy conservation, with tax credits for smaller ticket items and recommendations for improved conservation.
  • A freeze on mortgage foreclosures for 6 months.
  • Increased emphasis in the public schools on math and science, with a special emphasis on computer technology.
  • Close Guantanamo.
  • Undo the Patriot Act.
  • Focus on a nation of shared responsibility. Expect citizens to be responsible for themselves, their money, their children, etc.

More to come...your ideas and comments are very welcome!

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