i was just thinking about politicians and how nothing improves when they get into power. they blame budgets among other things. i was thinking about usa and obama in particular. since he has come into power so far it has been what any other government would have done. the same funding restraints argument and not being able to do this or that. i would have thought to myself someone with such strong views would have already had ideas to change things. and even if they didn't they would ask people what they would do if it pained them so much to change things. i have plans that i would introduce to improve peoples lives. most not all do not need money or little of it. so i thought what can he and other leaders do to improve the country without costing money. 1. ten percent of the usa are food insecure. he could make it law that shops can only display food until it passes its best before and then has to give it away to charities. he could also change laws on food production to make sure less is wasted or thrown away because it does not look like the food people want to buy. he could at a small cost buy up some land and pay unemployed people to farm it and give the food to food charities. 2. he could introduce laws to prohibit the profit margins on drugs so that they become more affordable and cost the individual less to have health insurance. he could make it that doctors have to do so many years pro bono work as part of the qualifying process to become a doctor, to prove they are in a selfless profession. he could make unemployed people do jobs in hospitals like cleaning to earn their welfare payment. 3. he could introduce a minimum income for people who receive welfare and make them do jobs like street cleaning for their welfare money. 4. he could have stronger punishments for things that cost the economy money such as alcohol and drug abuse. 5. he could get people recycling goods they do not use like freecycle. so people that don't use something that is useful to someone else can make a difference. 6. he could introduce local initiatives to get unemployed people to help the elderly to lower the social security cost. i am sure there are many others too. any suggestions. to my knowledge none of these methods are used in any country yet the politicians say they care. they could make a difference with little or no cost. do you agree.