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kevin kuswa
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« on: April 24, 2012, 11:31:08 AM »

Hi all,

Congratulations on the papers and all the hard work.  I have had a chance to skim all the papers (minus energy) and look at a few in-depth.  As of now, my personal feeling is that they should all be included, but I want to continue reading a bit over the next day or so.

In the meantime, we need to create brief "placeholder" statements for each controversy area that is selected to go on the ballot.  These placeholders do not include all of the key phrases or words in each proposed controversy--they are summaries that facilitate putting the ballot out and voting.

That said, the phrasing of the placeholder can matter a bit so it probably makes sense to check in with the authors on what makes sense.  If authors get a chance, can you look at the list below and see if this is a fair representation?  Again, we are not trying to add all the adverbs and modifiers and options at this point--just a brief summary of the core controversy wording.  It is easy to make changes--this is just a very quick and rough draft of the placeholders.  Thanks!


Bioethics

The USFG should increase biogenetic regulations.


Cybersecurity

The USFG should implement a national cybersecurity strategy.


Economic Inequality

Economic inequality should be reduced in the US.


Education

The USFG should reduce support for neoliberal education programs.


Energy Policy

The USFG should increase domestic energy production.


First Amendment

The USFG should limit freedom of speech.


Information Privacy

The USFG should increase protection of information privacy.


Latin America

The USFG should increase trade liberalization in Latin America.


Tax Code Reform

The USFG should substantially broaden the tax base.


Targeted Tax Increases

The USFG should enact targeted tax increases.


Women's Rights

The USFG should increase women’s (human) rights.
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stables
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 12:10:16 PM »

Anna just emailed to indicate that the energy topic should be phrased ""The USFG should increase domestic energy production."

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Gordon Stables
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 12:17:00 PM »

the usfg should substantially broaden the tax base
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kevin kuswa
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 12:20:11 PM »

Updated placeholder list (with energy and changes to tax reform, freedom of speech/press):

Bioethics
The USFG should increase biogenetic regulations.

Cybersecurity
The USFG should implement a national cybersecurity strategy.

Economic Inequality
Economic inequality should be reduced in the US.

Education
The USFG should reduce support for neoliberal education programs.

Energy Policy
The USFG should increase domestic energy production.

First Amendment
The USFG should limit freedom of speech and/or press.

Information Privacy
The USFG should increase protection of information privacy.

Latin America
The USFG should increase trade liberalization in Latin America.

Tax Code Reform
The USFG should substantially broaden the tax base.

Targeted Tax Increases
The USFG should enact targeted tax increases.

Women's Rights
The USFG should increase women’s (human) rights.
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Kathryn Rubino
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 03:16:23 PM »

While the majority of the 1A paper deals with speech issues I have also included a section on freedom of the press, so a more accurate statement for that paper might be

The USFG should limit freedom of speech and/or freedom of the press.


--Kathryn

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