I am appalled by all the complainers using this forum to B&G; people this forum is for suggesting ways to SAVE (money, manpower, etc) not for your self-gratifying moaning!!! The top contributors are majorly just inputting ‘water-cooler-speak’ as suggestions with no solutions. Now you have me doing it too – so in an attempt to correct myself and hopefully all the moaning sycophants, my solution will be to challenge all... more »
Executive Office of the President
Small business comprise 51% of the economy and create 70% of net job growth in America. Big business has an unfair advantage in that they are sitting on $trillions and small business is challenged for customers and financing. Immediately revise the 23% small business procurement goal to 51% of all federal contracts and sub-contracts through the issuance of an Executive Order.
Currently, the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) stores medical countermeasures (MCM), at the same time that various federal agencies do the same for their mission-essential personnel. This means that the government is buying duplicate MCM, and also throwing out millions of doses of expiring MCM, at the same time. If the SNS were made the sole buyer and warehouse for MCM, such that federal agencies communicated their... more »
Save the economy by placing a nationwide moratorium on new construction, in order to stimulate the market while increasing property values. This makes sense, especially with the current oversupply. Although this may mean reduced work for construction workers, it may encourage them to get a degree and thus improve their long-term prospects. It would also reduce energy consumption and conserve some of our natural resources... more »
Less than one half of one percent of people collecting disability ever get off it. The number one reason clients at Vocational Rehabilitation do not move on to work, is because there are no jobs. Corporations are not creating jobs because they can make more money investing excess funds than creating jobs. EVERYTHING a corporation spends money on is tax deductable. What if we gave all types of businesses a DOUBLE tax... more »
George Washington's farewell address stated: The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. Europe has a set of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence,... more »
As much as it's convenient to have a prointer on ones' desk, it is costly and resource taxing. If all printers were network printers (replacing desktop printers), then taxpayers would not have to spend inordinate amounts of money on purchase of a wide variety of printing supplies (cartridges namely). If all network printers were standard (within a range based on needs) then IT staff would be less taxed to maintain.... more »
Voices are calling for smaller Government. Reducing work can translate into a reduction in hiring as employees leave or retire. Renaming public buildings, including post offices, should not require Public Laws. PLs require considerable manpower to process. A Con Res could serve the same purpose. Likewise, the Public Papers of the Presidents don't need to include multiple fund raising or campaign speeches given a single... more »
People are so worried about the deficit, but we wouldn't have gotten the loans without collateral. Start forcing the unused stuff to get rented, used by government agencies, instead of them renting commercial properties, or sell the property and use the money to pay on the deficit.
The President has the authority to set the budgets of the various departments and agencies in the Executive Branch. Whatever Congress appropriates the Department is not required to use all the funds and they can be returned to the Treasury. For example the President could direct the Secretary of Defense to spend $100B less than Congress appropriates, whatever the actual number is, thus effectively decreasing the actual... more »
Have agreed too saving from all audit reports returned backed to the treasury within 30 days. This would create a pool of funds for better use ( departments would have to justify any additional funding) if funds are not required recoup them an pay down the deficit. This would force all of us to be better manager of government funds.
I propose a solution that improves the government's use of funds in a sustainable, green, efficient manner that fosters education and creativity while linking the country together and allowing kids to create and explore. I propose the government catch up and do what private industry has been doing for decades. Places like RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching) combine industry “waste” and turn trash into treasures for teachers... more »
For every new regulation Congressional Review Act forms and paper copies of the regulation are hard copy mailed to the Senate, House, and GAO. This is a huge waste of paper, time, postage and money. Those folks need to read the Federal Register electronically and none of those steps would be necessary.
I am continued to observe there is lot of ideas to save and balance budget. However, no body talk about basic flow of political system need overhaul and that can save lots of tax payer dollars. I can understand two senators for each state and they have six year term. However, why we need so many congressmen and why they have only two year term.? My saving Idea suggestion is reduce present congressman strength to 200 congressman... more »
I would recommend that following the lead of Congress's FPDS-NG. We should move the entire executive branch to universal federal program(s) for: accounting, contracting, and any other data service needed. Ideally, this should be one comprehensive data system, under a single code language, with modules that could be personalized by each using department or agency. By duplicated, redundant effort, on so many separate... more »