20 January 2009


Today, January 20th, 2009, is the day of change.
President Obama promises to make many positive changes
for our country and the world.

What Do You Want To Change In The World?

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  1. One of the first change I would like to see under the Obama Administration is to give states the permission to implement tougher tailpipe rules to curb pollution and global warming consequences. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked the Obama Administration to react quickly to accept idea that the Bush Administration refused to do so.
    See this article for more info: http://www.buffalonews.com/260/story/556470.html

    The second one that I would like to see from the Obama Administration is to encourage more people to grow their own garden of organic vegetables in their backyard. This will help stave off the world hunger.

    The third one that I would like to see is to have some kind of agreements that would encourage restaurants and hospitals to have at least one-third of vegan/vegetarian dishes on their menu, not just tofu burgers, but easy vegan food like black bean burritos, etc.

    I would like to see the society move away from the car-centered attitude and more into riding bicycles, electric or hybrid buses, trolleys, and etc.

  2. If I started a business and wanted to treat the environment and employees well, I would go out of business because the customer would find that the competing businesses that do not treat the environment and employees right are able to offer their services at a lower price.

    "Those who wanted to charge more were probably just trying to rip me off..." the customer mutters. They have no other information to act on.

    I want the customer to be able to see next to the price the ratings for the company in regards to the environment and how well they treat their employees.

    Suddenly saving ten cents doesn't seem so attractive anymore, if it is the difference between F and A ratings.

    I believe that empowering consumers to change the world is a far better approach than to engage in overregulation that leads to resent and backlash.

    This is exactly how Democrats can break the mold of, "They're nothing more than commie socialists that want to control everyones life" and define a new paradigm for changing the world.

  3. Tyson,

    Happy to see that you can leave a comment successfully.

    I think empowering consumers to change the business world is a very good approach.

    I am not too hype about 'over regulating' businesses in how they handle their environmental issues, but I do believe there should be a line drawn somewhere to discourage businesses from polluting our lands, water, and air.

    Speaking of California, the state got the permission from the Obama Administration to implement tougher tailpipe rules. This will encourage automakers to build better and more efficient vehicles like hybrids and electric cars. More consumers are asking for better cars after gas became much more expensive and at the same time they are becoming environmentally conscious. Although gas is very cheap right now, I do not think many consumers have forgotten about the gas crisis and still ask for better and affordable vehicles. Allowing California and other states to enforce tougher tailpipe rules would be good for the business wise, maybe not right now, but it will be good for the green economy and our planet in the long run.

    We need to overhaul our food system to lower organic food prices by working with businesses and consumers. Respectable legislative approaches would encourage more American cities and businesses to buy and sell local homegrown food and support their local farmers.

    It stinks to buy organic apples grown in South America when there are almost no organic apples grown here in Buffalo. It is a double whammy for the environmentalists to pay more money for organic apples grown in South America and leave larger carbon footprint through the transportation process of getting those apples from there to Buffalo. That's a lot of emissions and changes need to be made legislatively.

    I do not want to see federal government pass legislative measures, like one for all, in most cases. I think that should be up to local towns and states based on their consumers. When it comes to tougher tailpipe rules, I do not want to see the federal government tell Californians that they could not enforce tougher tailpipe rules just like with the Bush Administration. I think the Obama Administration took the right step in this case.

    I think it usually start with consumers and/or a group of small businesses before matters are taken to the local political level or the federal level to pass legislative measures, not the other way around.