Kyle Halgerson

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South Dakota State University
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The voter turnout rate is very low.
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 3:39 PM DT
The voter turnout in the 2010 federal elections was less than 42%. As the majority of eligible voters do not vote, the majority of the democratic power in the US is concentrated in the far wings of the political spectrum that are politically motivate...
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Require that all people legally eligible to vote in federal elections do so.
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 4:39 PM DT
All US citizens over the age of 18 that are not rendered ineligible to vote due to the commission of a crime are required to vote in all federal elections. Voting in party primaries, state elections, and local elections is not required by this bi...
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Re-define marriage as solely a religious matter. The legal construct joining two people will be called a "civil union", which does not discriminate between homosexual and heterosexual couples.
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 4:17 PM DT
All current rights given to spouses under "marriage" will be extended to spouses under "civil unions". This includes, but is not limited to: filing taxes jointly, sharing family insurance, social security benefits, estate tax exemptions, veteran & mi...
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Limit the maximum compensation of any company to 35 times that of the average employee.
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 4:16 PM DT
While this is still a large gap, it is a starting point for limiting how much the upper management can take advantage of the average worker. There is still no numerical limit on how much a CEO can make. Instead, it simply requires that they increase ...
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There is a large wage gap between executives and average workers
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 4:11 PM DT
The upper-management in many companies make huge salaries while paying the majority of their workers comparatively little. This further consentrates the money and power into a smaller and smaller group of people at the cost of the rest of the contry....
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Limit the maximum compensation of any company to 35 times that of the average employee.
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 4:11 PM DT
While this is still a large gap, it is a starting point for limiting how much the upper management can take advantage of the average worker. There is still no numerical limit on how much a CEO can make. Instead, it simply requires that they increase ...
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The law of the United States is discriminatory against same-sex couples
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM DT
While I am not discriminated against by this law, I see it as a harmful application of religious mores. To the State, marriage should simply be a legal construct between people and not show preference towards any specific sex orientation.
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Re-define marriage as solely a religious matter. The legal construct joining two people will be called a "civil union", which does not discriminate between homosexual and heterosexual couples.
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM DT
All current rights given to spouses under "marriage" will be extended to spouses under "civil unions". This includes, but is not limited to: filing taxes jointly, sharing family insurance, social security benefits, estate tax exemptions, veteran & mi...
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Eliminate the Capital Gains Tax. All income should be taxed at the normal tax rate.
Kyle Halgerson, October 31, 2011 at 3:07 PM DT
The problem is not necessarily that the top-tier tax rate is too low (35%, currently), but instead that people in the top-tier do not pay it. Instead, any money they make from their investments is taxed at the lower capital gains rate (15%). By co...
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