Department of Defense

FIRE LAZY before Reduction in Force (RIF)

If you’re going to reduce the FORCE make sure you get rid of the right ones (lazy) first. Doing more with less with less productive people just does not make any common sense. I’m talking both civilians and military. Start with ranking all those annual reports/people and get rid of the low performance. We spend millions of man-hours creating these annual reports on performance but never use them when we get rid workers. ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Income Tax Policy Reform across the board

Do away with the upper class millionaire and billionaires that only pay taxes on the first 100K of income? It is not fair that the middle class struggles b/c the rich get a huge tax break and don't contribute their fair share. This is a policy change and would eleviate the debt and no longer protect special interest groups. This is the only way equality can be reached across the board. if this doesn't change, the ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

flat taxes and buy bonds on gross earnings

Federal Tax - For people making between $0 – $1M, pay 5% of the gross earnings for every paycheck we get directly to the Federal government. Also, buy (about) 5% of the gross earnings in Treasury Bonds, not redeemable for 5 years. This will be our “rainy day” fund to pay for natural disasters, to pay for wars, to pay for energy/ education/ infrastructure/ humanitarian services, to pay for reducing the National Debt, ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS / Flat Tax

Dismantle the IRS, impose a flat tax; shrinks the size of the Federal Government, simplifies the tax code, saves unfathomable amounts of paper (goes green), saves taxpayers countless hours of frustration and wasted time, saves money, increases tax revenues. This historic change would be lauded for decades. Stand up against the lobbyists that would try to block this historic and transformation advance.

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Legislative Branch

Cut spending and balance the budget

DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT CEILING! Pass a budget (preferably a balanced budget). Repeal the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." Next, entitlement reform (privitization of Social Security, etc.). End alternative energy and farm subsidies. Decrease the size of the Federal government and empower the state governments. Enact spending caps and term limits on the Legislature. Consolidate duplicate governemnt programs ...more »

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EXOP - Office of the Vice President

Incentives for Saving

Every time a government employee has to travel on official duty we are forced to use SATO or some other agency designated travel service to purchase our mode of travel & lodging. I have in my possession a copy of a travel confirmation in which the airline ticket cost the taxpayers $1881.80. This ticket could have been purchased for approximately $1000.00 less online without going through SATO. When you add up all the ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Saving Electricity thru Behavior Modification

Our building lease for office space includes utilities like heating, cooling, water, and electricity, but because those utilities costs for our consumption are charged back to the government, then we should send out periodic reminders to all staff (both federal and contractors) reminding them to reduce waste and promote economical and environmentally friendly use of utilities. For example, our overhead fluorescent lights ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Flat Tax and Reduce the IRS

Create a flat tax for everyone with no loop holes, exemptions, or tax breaks.

Reduce the size of the IRS by at least one half of current staffing, associated offices, and vehicles.

This would create a vast resource of monies for government and remove the associated bureaucracies that weigh this great nation down. It would be a very positive step in getting our nation out of the massive debt crisis.

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Department of Agriculture

Surtax corn used for junk food and subsidize Fruits & Vegetables

Most junk food is made from corn byproducts. Most junk food is also cheaper to purchase than healthier food options (like fruits and vegetables). This is not a coincidence. Corn is cheap because it is subsidized by the government. Thus, the government is indirectly lowering the price of junk food at the supermarket by subsidizing corn. The corn subsidy to farmers should not be reduced or eliminated. Instead, surtax equal ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS project -100,000 tax preparers who failed to register.

As of today, 100,000 tax preparers have fail to the new registration requirement imposed by the IRS. The service should prioritize the review and examinations these non registrars and question the returns that they prepare. This would show our dedication to transparency. There is more of a chance tax preparers who are not registered, to be less compliance than other registered CPAs , tax attorneys, and registered preparers. ...more »

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Financial Reform

Flat Tax

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

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Shut off unused lights and equipment during off hours

Many times over the weekend at federal facilities the lights and computers remain on. The cost savings would be enormous if we can encourage people to shut the power off and get engineering to power down the central controlled electricity on unused floors.

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