Campaign: Legislative Branch

Suggested Congressional Reform Act of 2011

Suggested Congressional Reform Act of 2011 1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. 2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with ...more »

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Congress Cuts the White House Lawn

Here at Hoover Dam wasting water is a big issue. So than why do we have a lawn and all of its associated costs in front of our Regional Offices? I propose that to save costs and water we return the lawn back into desert landscape. Even further still, I propose we save money by cutting back on all lawn services including the ones at the White House. If there are any complaints than we should have our Congressmen do ...more »

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If Congress can't agree to a deal, then they stay at work

If Congress can't do their job and AGREE with each other and make a deal with this debt ceiling, then they don't get their August break! If I'm not set to finish a project by the time I leave work, I have to stay late! Why shouldn't they?

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Tell Congress How We Really Feel-Show them the Savings

I suggest Congress be required to read every one of the comments in this Congress tagline so they can get an idea of how they are currently doing in the eyes of their constituents.

 

The next required reading should be the entire SAVE list of ideas so they can be shown where the money really is.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Government of the People, By the People, For the People

These words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. Here we are in the United States 147 years, 260 days later. We are watching Congress. At this second, we are $14,546,716,998,177 in debt. It took me 6 seconds to type that number, and the debt raised $262,554(Over 260 THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!) while I was typing. We have to get a handle on our spending in the Federal Government. ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Pass the federal budget on time

Every year the federal budget is delayed which creates huge inefficiencies in the implementation of work and excessive administrative burdens. This spells unnecessary costs to the taxpayer. I think the members of Congress should have to take a pay cut for every day they are delayed in passing the budget. That is called "pay for performance."

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Adopt MANY of these suggestions

Why not adopt MANY of these suggestions? Many of these are legitimate money-saving suggestions for the Federal Government.

 

I suggest adopting as many of these as possible to give the American Taxpayers the Federal Government that they expect and deserve.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Don't Even Think About a Default

A default would be like having a balance on a credit card at the low introductory rate of 2.9% that increases to 24% if the minimum payment is not made, then considering not making the minimum payment to show remorse for still having an outstanding balance.

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Stop Picking up Pennies in Front of a Speeding Steamroller

The current budget process is like a game to see who can pick up the most pennies in the path of a speeding steamroller. The inability to get things done related to the debt ceiling has had a significant impact on the financial markets, with severe downturns in the stock markets, and the cost of borrowing will now increase.

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Government Transparency

There should be 1 Web Site that shows where all Federal Tax Money is spent every year. Just like a business, the investors (taxpayers) deserve to know how their business (government) is performing. The expenditures should be broken down as: Medicare/Medicaid $XXXXXXXXXXXX Social Security $XXXXXXXXXXX Defense Spending $XXXXXXXXXXX etc. The Taxpayer could click on the above category and get specifics within that category. ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT

Lets hire an productivity consultant agency to find the departments and parts of Government that are redundant or unproductive and eliminate all the parts that are not needed. If we actually do this it will cut the size of Government by probably 1/3 at least!!! It would save billions! (might hurt the unemployment statistics tho....) (But if they are not working productively then why should tax payers have to pay for it?!) ...more »

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