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Here is another piece of learning from the public engagement efforts of “Facing Up to the Nation’s Finances,” (www.facingup.org) this one healthcare: Just as the discussants here have moved quickly from a discussion of the ways in which we could Can we afford our entitlement promises? How close is the cliff?
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In Public Agenda’s work talking with citizens about these issues – as well as our conversations with leaders in Washington – one of the biggest stumbling blocks we encounter is the language of “promises” made to people approaching retirement. For Can we afford our entitlement promises? How close is the cliff?
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Here's the radical suggestion for improving government outcomes: Why not make politicians more accountable to the people who elect them by utilizing public dialogues across the nation? Public dialogue moves power out of the backrooms and into the public square Is it possible to fix government?
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I'm not sure I agree with the premise of this discussion, that America is lacking in optimism and/or that increased pessimism is a problem. Undue optimism is what got us where we are in Iraq. Undue optimism is what got How can we restore Americans' sense of optimism?
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