Financial Reform

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Effective Spending Records Keeping

One problem I have observed with numerous governmental organizations is the fact that they each have thier own way of submitting paperwork to show how thier money is spent. I suggest a computer or internet based platform where cost spending is submitted by each organization in a consistent and universal fashion. This platform would have categories and sub categories to define spending where electronic or scanned or faxed ...more »

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Flat Tax

Institute a flat tax percentage for all individuals regardless of income level.

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Mandatory Drug Testing

If a person wants to qualify for any federally funded government program, they must agree to mandatory drug testing. All states(as Florida did) should not give aid unless there is mandatory drug testing.

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Utilize existing educational resources vs paying for them

We have a million dollar contract with Channing Bete to publish educational materials for our veterans to be passed out in the rural health program. All of the topics could be printed from medline for free for distribution . There is no difference in the educational content. We could also get free material from the FDA , NIH,American cancer sociaety etc for little or no cost versus paying copius amounts of money to a ...more »

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One Dollar Down

What if every American gave "One Dollar Down" toward our deficit? We don't mind giving immigrants benefits. We buy five dollar cups of coffee. What is one dollar? What would it hurt to ask? It is our country, after all. Every man, woman and child...just one dollar.

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contractor is a fast and wasteful and lazy way to get man power

Government employees are waiting to pick up work at home hopelessly, contractor is a fast and wasteful and lazy way to get man power, big spending in billions of dollars in wars and FEMA and jobs aren't completed is the government failure, who can take the corrective actions? Speak out, some of you; this is our country!

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Social Security Benefits for incomes over 250k

Dependents and those under social security recieve social security benefits, even with household incomes over 250k. If social security for those over 250k was reduced further or eliminated it would save a lot of money. Supplying money to those who are able to save for retirement is not exactly the intent behind Social Security.

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Tax Incentives for “American” Products/Stores/Purchasers

Americans WANT to “Buy American”. However, many products are made more cheaply overseas and Americans are financially strapped and thus forced to buy the “cheap versions” of foreign-made products. One way to combat this continuing attrition is to offer substantial subsidies to American made products. However, the better way to do this is to offer tax breaks for those who provide American products and services for U.S. ...more »

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Balance Budget Control

Post a Budget Control position at each of the Federal Appropriation Committees who is responsible for saying, "We have only $2 Trillion Dollars from last years income to obligate toward future years spending". And then as all of the requests are lined up, they ones that passed for approval to be funded, only get funded if the money is there. Why are so many programs passed which cost money, when there is no money there ...more »

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Eliminate Income Tax and IRS for Federal Sales Tax

Multiple benefits can result by the change from income tax to a federal sales tax. First, labor savings by the reduction or elimination of the IRS. Second, a sales tax will essentially tax the black market. Even drug dealers buy things. Third, apply this tax to all internet sales. We could even go so far as to eliminate cash for all credit transactions. Imagine the savings by not having to print bills or coins or ...more »

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Pennies Add Up!

Everything should be rounded to the nearest dollar. With 2.15M employees, the time saved by not typing in an extra two digits would really add up.

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Automatic Lighting

Install motion detector lighting in offices to limit the amount of lights left on. Energy savings= money savings. In the hundreds of thousands of federal offices this would add up quickly.

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