Ekstatische Lyriken Pinnwand

My "We the People" Petition

written by Pj on Tuesday January 15th, 2013 -- 2:42 a.m.
in reply to Solving the Unemployment Problem

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Just for shits and giggles, I decided to create an online petition at www.whitehouse.gov for my solution to unemployment.

You have to fit the petition's text into only 800 characters.  I guess it's a good thing no one has anything truly original to say, as I had a difficult enough time fitting this rather trivial idea into only 800 characters.  I can't imagine what I would have done if, for example, the idea of paying people some multiple of their hourly rate when they work over a certain number of hours per week wasn't a well-known concept.  Just the previous sentence alone, with it's minimalist definition of the concept, would have consumed 25% of my character budget.

Anyway, once you finish writing a petition, you get a preview page with a "publish" button.  When you click the button, it says this:

Thank you for creating this petition!

This is just the beginning! Right now only you know this unique URL. Share it with others to get more signatures on this petition. Until your petition reaches 150 signatures, it will not be publicly viewable on the Open Petitions section of We the People, so be sure to share this URL:

Short URL: http://wh.gov/EKAF
Save and Share this URL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/create-jobs-and-increase-wages-reducing-work-hours-and-increasing-vacation-time/gTRBscSD

An email has been sent to [your email address] with this information. You can forward it to others to help promote this petition.

Use email, and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to promote this petition and get to 25,000 signatures by February 14, 2013

Use Facebook and Twitter? Uhmm...  Nevermind, I don't care that much.

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