December 2009 Verbatim Responses

If you could make one change to clean up corruption in North Carolina state government, what would it be?

  • Get new people in office
  • 1st I’d fire everybody there and bring corporation back to NC
  • Accountability
  • Adjust the funding towards more education and using our tax money to bust small misdemeanors.
  • All the people on death row should be taken care of right away
  • Appoint some type of overseer for spending
  • Appropriate use of funds
  • Avoid electing someone who has been found guilty of committing a felony.
  • Background check
  • Balance budget
  • Ban campaign contributions only allow registered voters to make contributions
  • Be straight forward about campaign finance
  • Being honest
  • Being more honest
  • Better government
  • Better job markets
  • Better law enforcement
  • Better, more informed voters
  • Big problems with drugs and lobbyists
  • Campaign reform no buying votes
  • Cap off the amount of donations received
  • Change all the judges
  • Change every position
  • Change everything they can, nothing is working the way they are doing it now
  • Change leadership, we need new people.
  • Change people in senate
  • Change people who are in office and get new people who are honest in office as fast as we can.
  • Change people who are in there
  • Change president
  • Change the lobbying rules and the influence they have, especially in the eastern part of the state.
  • Change the president of the US
  • Change the public safety officer.
  • Change the tax.
  • Checks and balances
  • Checks and balances
  • Checks and balances
  • Checks and balances in government spending
  • Clean house
  • Clean house
  • Clean house
  • Clean house and start over
  • Clean house and start over
  • Clean house and start over
  • Clean house at the highest point and work down!
  • Clean office and get more management
  • Clean out the legislature
  • Clean out the white house
  • Clean up the judicial system
  • Clean up the lawyer’s
  • Close campaign finance loop holes
  • Come up w/h a system of accountability that the voters could have an active roll in
  • Control the spending
  • Correct funds
  • Create more jobs
  • Disregard kick backs from special interest groups
  • Do away with so many lobbyists
  • Drugs- cocaine, prescription medication, illegal selling of drugs.
  • Elect governor who does not live in the eastern part of the state
  • Eliminate campaign funding
  • Excessive spending
  • Finance law reform
  • Fire all of them
  • Fire everyone and hire new ones
  • Fire everyone, and put a new bunch in office.
  • Fire the governor.
  • Fire them all, and start all over.
  • Fix the mess in Washington, DC
  • Form another party good honest people.
  • Freeze all tax increases
  • Get all the Democrats out and put Republicans in.
  • Get back to original Christian values
  • Get Bev out
  • Get drugs out
  • Get everyone out and get new people in there who know what they are doing
  • Get everyone out of government
  • Get everyone out, and get new people in there. Term limits
  • Get fresh ideas, get rid of some of the leaders
  • Get out the scandals
  • Get people in who can make changes
  • Get people jobs. That would help with corruption and everything.
  • Get people to do right
  • Get people to get out and vote
  • Get rid of "favors" and have the best man for the job in office
  • Get Republicans elected as a force
  • Get rid of all government people who are in office now
  • Get rid of all lobbyists
  • Get rid of all Republicans
  • Get rid of all in office now
  • Get rid of Democrats
  • Get rid of everyone in office
  • Get rid of everyone who is in office
  • Get rid of everything, and start over to try to clean up the huge mess.  Its impossible to do, one step at a time
  • Get rid of governor
  • Get rid of our president
  • Get rid of special interests,
  • Get rid of the bums
  • Get rid of the CEO of banks
  • Get rid of the corrupt politicians
  • Get rid of the good ole’ boy system
  • Get rid of the judges, and get someone in there that does their job
  • Get rid of the lottery
  • Get rid of the old systems they use and new faces
  • Get rid of the PACs
  • Get rid of the whole assembly and start all over again.
  • Get rid of what we got in there and start all over again
  • Get some different judges
  • Get someone who is not attached to the government to run
  • Get someone who knows what they are doing
  • Get the Democrats out
  • Get the old people out and hire new people
  • Get the old people out of office
  • Get the untrue people out of office
  • Getting back to god
  • Getting different people in office
  • Getting rid of lobbyists
  • Give more government back to the people
  • Give them all a 25% pay cut that would get their attention
  • God fearing people
  • Godly influence
  • Government officials stealing money
  • Greater understanding where the dollars are
  • Harsher punishment
  • Have a track record of ethics
  • Have it more open
  • Have more checks and balances
  • Have more of what they’re doing for the public eye. At least for them to be more open with what they’re doing regarding tax money.
  • Have people get jobs.
  • Have some honest politicians
  • Have term limits.
  • Health care plan that is valid
  • Held accountable for their actions
  • Help with jobs
  • Hire honest politicians
  • Hire more honest people by checking backgrounds
  • Hold people accountable for their actions
  • Hold people to better ethics
  • Hold them responsible
  • Holding them accountable for their actions
  • Honest people in government
  • Honesty
  • Honesty should be everyone’s primary concern
  • I don’t know any to clean it up because people are going to do what they want to anyway, maybe monitor them more
  • I just want to understand where the money is going for roads and highways
  • I say they should go jail
  • I would instill a 2yr term limit on all elected officials.
  • Improve the economy, we need more jobs
  • In with the new out with the old
  • Increase accountability
  • It has to do with the bills, the single issue bills to be voted on, very clear and not tied into other bills that other people don’t know what they are voting on
  • It’s everywhere
  • It’s not possible!
  • Jobs people are in serious need of them
  • Just add more jobs.
  • Just be honest
  • Keep closer tabs on where the money comes from
  • Keep praying
  • Keeping the best interests of people
  • Kick out of office if they are guilty
  • Kick out some of the ones in office
  • Law to keep away sex offenders
  • Leadership from our politicians
  • Leave out a lot of social problems and corruption of government so we can have good social programs
  • Less lobbying
  • Less reps
  • Lie detector tests upon coming into office
  • Limit campaign contributions
  • Limit everyone’s term!
  • Limit terms.
  • Line budget for the public to vote on
  • Lower salaries
  • Make a serious change
  • Make everyone accountable to the decisions they make
  • Make everyone answer for what they did
  • Make issues more public
  • Make people honest and truthful
  • Make running for office a less financial deal
  • Make sure we have a good governor
  • Make them all pay for their crimes
  • Making issues more public and not so transparent.
  • Minimize the amount of contributions a person can make
  • Moral issues
  • More accountability
  • More accountability
  • More aware of where the money is going
  • More checks and balances on them
  • More checks and balances
  • More closely monitor politicians and what they do
  • More control over election funding
  • More effective limit on financial contributions
  • More ethics
  • More health care
  • More honest people
  • More honest politics
  • More honesty
  • More honesty
  • More honesty in government
  • More investigations
  • More jail time for crime committed, for serious crimes
  • More long lasting penalties
  • More lookouts on everyone
  • More of a background check on people.
  • More checks and balances for their spending (gov)
  • More open and more honest let us know what is going on
  • More openness in government and voter input.
  • More penalties
  • More people in church
  • More people with Christian values
  • More punishment for criminals
  • More punishment for people that are caught.
  • More rigid rule and punishment
  • More visibility
  • More worried about big business than they are individual citizens
  • More accountability
  • Need more representation of ethical groups
  • Need positive leadership
  • Need some Godly people
  • Need to be closely monitored and held accountable for their actions
  • Need to have new honest people
  • Need true leaders
  • Nepotism will not be allowed
  • New governor start at the top and work down
  • New people in there that haven’t been in office before
  • New politicians
  • No solution, honest people run for office
  • Not re elect anyone or term limits
  • Open display of candidates tax return
  • Overall reform on how the people get money
  • People in office who are not rich
  • People in office need to set a better example
  • People with integrity
  • People being over paid, and watch the way things are being run
  • Politicians should stop telling lies
  • Politics is just corrupted
  • Pork barrel spending
  • Pray for honest gov
  • Public assistance
  • Punish the individuals convicted of corruption
  • Put a few of them in jail
  • Put convicts in the army
  • Put limit on lobbyists
  • Put more research in child care development
  • Put new people in office who have never been in office before
  • Re elect everyone
  • Regulate earmark spending
  • Regulations on negative advertisement
  • Remove Bev Perdue
  • Replace both parties candidates
  • Replace every governor and legislator in the us.
  • Replace them all now.
  • Shorter term limits
  • Should more be open for the people to understand the laws and new things better
  • Speak out on issues
  • Start all over, get everyone out, and get new people in there
  • Start all over.
  • Start at the top
  • Start at the top of the ladder
  • Start fresh and clean house
  • Start it over, change the restrictions on the politicians.
  • Start new slate and make the accountable
  • Start replacing people in the law enforcement agencies
  • Start with Washington, DC
  • State regulatory act
  • Stick to religious values
  • Stop illegal immigration
  • Stop racism
  • Stop so much spending
  • Stop taxing and put people back to work
  • Stop the corrupt politicians
  • Stopping lying to the voters
  • Stop wasteful spending in general
  • Straighten laws
  • Stricter laws
  • Take in new people in government
  • Take those out who are in for personal gain
  • Start over – too much corruption
  • Term limitations
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • Term limits on all offices
  • Term limits.
  • Term limits
  • Term limits
  • The fact that issues that are concerns to people are not getting to the floor of the committee or getting addressed in a timely fashion
  • Get new members in office
  • The governor Bev Perdue has to go.
  • The school system needs some work
  • The spending of the government and getting more jobs here
  • The tax issues the rich are getting more tax breaks and the poor gets nothing
  • The taxes reduced
  • The taxes should be down
  • The unauthorized spending of the money
  • The way they handle education
  • There needs to be a group to watch over government corruption.
  • They could do more for people unable to work because of their health
  • Help the immigrants the poor people and older people
  • They should start over
  • Throw everyone out and start over.
  • Throw them all out
  • Throw them all out and start over again
  • Throw them all out, and start all over.
  • Tighten down on law enforcement
  • Tighten up ethics code
  • Bring jobs to the area
  • Get officials to tell the truth and not be in politics just for money.
  • Make sure the government is trustworthy
  • Too many taxes
  • Too much lobbyists
  • Stop over taxing
  • Try to get some ethical people in office
  • Tougher laws on crime
  • Turn back to god
  • Vote them out
  • Vote everybody who is in out, improve ABC’s of the system
  • Vote out everyone and start over
  • Vote Republican
  • Vote them all out
  • Vote them out
  • Voter funded elections
  • Watch all decisions closely made by politicians
  • We would have some good people in office
  • Work on the tax issue
This article was posted in Verbatims by Civitas Staff on December 15, 2009 at 9:40 AM.

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