William Hughes

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Georgia Institute of Technology
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Strengthen unions by statutorily revoking all "Right To Work" laws in various states, require that corporations of a certain size provide one board slot for an elected employee representative, require that industries negotiate with unions as a whole
William Hughes, November 7, 2011 at 5:19 PM ST
"Right To Work" legislation has made it impossible for workers to every be on even footing with the legion of shareholders with whom they are forced to negotiate as individuals in competition with other workers by these RTW statutes, which allows the...
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Create a tax system that links taxes paid to government services accrued, both directly and indirectly. Perform a study by a non-partisan group of economists to establish this relationship.
William Hughes, November 7, 2011 at 6:04 PM ST
Economic benefit (various types of income) is a decent surrogate for figuring out the benefits someone enjoys from government activity, but it's prone to obfuscation by the people who desire to avoid taxes. A better solution - and one that is in p...
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Establish on-site, same-day registration as national law for all levels of election
William Hughes, November 2, 2011 at 11:42 PM DT
Many people cannot vote because of labyrinthine voter registration processes, poll relocation, non-standard eligibility restrictions, and other factors that serve to suppress the ability of eligible citizens to vote. Votes cast by on-site registra...
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Move election day to the weekend or spread election time over multiple days
William Hughes, November 2, 2011 at 11:36 PM DT
One of the large roadblocks to voting is the work schedule. Most people have weekends off (thanks, unions), which would make voting easier. Alternatively, moving to a voting period larger than one day (usually a 12-16 hour period within that day)...
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Make Election Day a Federal Holiday
William Hughes, November 2, 2011 at 11:33 PM DT
Establishing Election Day as a Federal Holiday would immediately free all Federal employees to vote without missing work, and would pressure other employers (both private and public) to follow suit. The Federal government cannot establish a paid h...
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