The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
Should the U.S. government hire military veterans in droves to patrol our borders? Should all Americans qualify to collect Social Security, regardless of age? Should we all be required to own a gun?
Sound a bit out there? Maybe. Or maybe they’re big solutions for the big problems facing our nation. These outside-the-box ideas were submitted to Yahoo News this week when we asked for solutions we could adopt to solve our country's problems.
We’re looking for your input, too.
When President Barack Obama takes his second oath of office on Jan. 20, he'll continue to lead the nation on a bevy of big issues, including health care, immigration and federal spending.
What creative and pie-in-the-sky ideas do you have? We’re collecting clever (and potentially controversial) solutions to issues we’ll certainly see over the next four years and beyond. Think big! We’re seeking inventive ideas that may not have been tried before.Read More »from What’s the big idea? Suggest a creative solution for the country