Albeit ambiguous, I will use it to establish a political view and step up upon my soapbox...I thank you for the opportunity to express myself in this forum.
In order for change to happen, one must first perceive that a problem exists...in other words, status quo is fine when everything is in order. Why is change needed? Change is often needed in order for growth and development to occur. If there were no changes, we would all live in caves and carry big sticks to hunt and gather food each day. We have evolved into a people that often live in well-furnished homes and we carry nice ink-pens to work each day and pick-up dinner on our way home. Daylight turns to night...in the same way it always has...however, how we spend our time differs greatly with each worthwhile change we make. We all have the same number of hours in a day...how we spend our time is up to each and every one of us.
Real change...what is it? why is it desirable? who would benefit and at what sacrifice?
Real change would be reducing the amount of covetousness and greed necessary to spur the economy...in other words, the vehicle that you select to invest in is one that is suitable to you and not one that you feel will help you to blend with others around you or to be enviable to your friend... a good, car to you may not be a good, car to everyone else.
Real change would be diagnostic testing prior to approval of any insurance payment request...the testing should support the diagnosis.
Real change would be enabling individuals a regular-free forum in which to learn more about the law and legal issues. A forum in which questions may be raised as to viability of issues that may be suitable for litigation...and the person simply does not understand the process well enough to know whether a claim exists or not. Regular court costs would be applicable for cases arising from such forums.
Stream-lining the government agencies in such a way that we know and understand what each is responsible for and how (if at all) they are structured to benefit our citizens.
Instead of needing to know about the political candidates once they are announced (and online with their political platforms and agendas -- well organized and in a concise format that is easily understood by laypersons or those in level grade three and higher)...instead of the politician...I want to know who they plan to work for them and something of their background (credentials, origins)... in addition, what means do they intend to use to ensure that they will be effective if elected... how well do other take directives from them? how well do they interact with people on various socio-economic levels? It is easy to attend a nice luncheon -- in your honor -- with nice, well-mannered people all applauding your work with smiles and fat-checks... how well do they relate to those who are in the food-stamp line or unemployment line or at a shelter for the indigent? Are they worried that visiting these types of 'problem' areas may negatively affect their image...is it justified? After all, who wants to shake hands with someone who has associated with people that could be carrying infectious diseases on their hands due to inadequate hygiene or lack of access to a nice little dab of anti-bacterial soap and water.
Real change would be enacting laws that are enforceable...in other words, laws that are treated as change and not merely suggestions... There are so many new laws that are enacted each year...penned into law by our Congress and our President; however, very few of them actually affect all the constituients. Those types of bills are rarely ever sought...most are rather self-centered and involve subtle rewards for those instigating an action.
How do they get through all that reading...anyway?! Cliff notes, anyone?! Honestly, just trying to find someone to sort through all the excess paper and oratorical paper waste would be a challenge...especially, if that person is supposed to highlight, summarize, or enlist the specific consequences of acceptance of the proposed legislation.
Real change would be a TV channel dedicated to political agents (congress men and women) to air their progresses of the day...Report to the Citizens... so that we know how they spent our tax dollars on any given day. If each person elected to each state were given 5 to 10 uninterrupted minutes to recount their day's events; or, to speak of pending legislation on their committees; or to even tell how they voted and why; this would enable voters to determine if they are pleased or displeased with their selected choice/s to office.
Real change would be more involvement with our government...not less. Real change would involve inspiring individuals to ask more questions, attend more meetings, and expect more of those elected to office.
Real change would be oversight committees appointed to supervise, establish protocol for, and monitor areas that are currently left open to the discretion of those who may have sought refuge in places or areas in which absence of overseeing officials or agencies...allows room for wrong doings in other settings. Examples include non-profit organizations, tertiary education (college and university level), paternal rights of men whose contribution to a life is not acknowledged unless the fetus is accepted by the female in casually intimate scenarios...there should be DNA screenings for parentage at the hospitals when a baby is born...there should be notification to the father prior to an abortion being performed on a female to enable him to be aware of the decision made...
Workshops and seminars should be held regularly to encourage those with skills and proficiencies and interest in business an opportunity to meet with those who may help them develop businesses at home or better as it is commensurate with the perceivable benefit of said business entity...product...or service.
Thank you for the opportunity to voice my attitude/s at Yahoo!Answers...
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