Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

HEIGHTEN LEO EFFICIENCY/CONSOLIDATE UNDERUTILLIZED CBPO ENFORCEM

We can stream line overlapping law enforcement functions/jurisdictions, and save money, have a higher amount of productivity and utilization of resources,a stronger more defined mission, and a stronger more supportive Chain of Command adherant to the Criminal Law Enforcement mission. This will be accomplished by consolidating the criminal law enforcement functions of the underutillized,misappropriated "orphan" positions ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

STOP THE INSANITY! Why Throw Away $$$ Billions???

Why does a completely tax exempt organization voluntarily throw away billions of dollars by paying taxes on travel? I travel a lot for the Navy and detest that taxes for TDY travel expenses are charged to my government credit card. Though the Government Treasury will get the taxes back, for the Navy and the Program Office (PMA), those funds are lost. Those lost and unrecoverable funds, which can quickly add up to billions, ...more »

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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Eliminate Retroactive SSI

We should not be giving retroactive needs based benefits. Logically it makes no sense to give retroactive benefits for a program that is intended to meet CURRENT and basic needs. In addition, we could save agency time and money by not having to conduct pre-effectuation reviews. It takes a lot of agency time and money to develop the income and resources and living arrangements for retroactive benefits. We have to control ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Commerce

Add one cent onto all transactions to pay off nations's debt

Whether we like it or not, the national debt is the accumulation of the citizens as a whole. We vote the citizens in that pass laws and bills on both the national and state level. We request/demand that the programs that are currently in place are there to help others and ourselves. Therefore, the debt is our own. One way to take ownership of the debt as a nation is to add one cent onto every transaction nationwide to ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Eliminate printed VA stakeholder publications

In an era of the decline of printed publications such as newspapers, magazines and books, there should be a mandate that all VA Public Relations publications, Annual Reports and Newsletters, currently printed by VA facilites be distributed electronically. Embedded multimedia content can be included to enhance the viewing experience of these publications. Maximum cost savings would be realized by solely utilizing web ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Reward Organizational Thrift

On command-level annual personnel reports, include a line to document the percent spent compared to the prior commander. Use an entire line to document unusual circumstances such as major storm events which may necessate extra expenditure. Reward commanders who are thrifty (yet fully accomplish the mission) appropriately, such as by accelerating their career paths. Promote them faster than commanders who spend more ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Zero Tolerance for Fraud

The GAO estimates $17 BILLION dollars of improper Medicare payments each year. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays out $4.6 BILLION in improper and fraudulent benefits annually. The Department of Veterans Affairs loses $800 MILLION annually on improper and fraudulent payments. And the FRAUD list goes on and on and on, totaling OVER $100 BILLION PER YEAR!!! 1ST...I suggest that we include the statement ...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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Campaign: Social Security Administration

Paper waste

At the social security administration, it has been the status quo to print off queries regarding each claimant we serve. Many (if not most) representatives print off all the information at the beginning of their day before their claimants arrive at the office. This is a tremendous waste of paper. I do not propose not allowing employees to print this information, however, I do propose a mandate be issued to employees ...more »

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Campaign: General Services Administration

Eliminate the ACSI survey and replace with a forum

The ACSI survey is the popup survey that you see when you visit an agency's webpage. But the surveys have way too many questions, it takes too long to do, and agencies are not required to make any changes based on the feedback provided from the survey. So I suggest that each agency have a feedback page where visitors can post their comments and the agency is required to make these public. So if the agency has a very ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

SAVE MILLIONS PER YEAR BY ELIMINATING WASTED BAH!

There are over 30K mil couples (one mil member married to another) on active duty in the USAF. Both spouses are receiving untaxed Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). One of the member’s is receiving BAH at the “single” rate (i.e. they have a spouse and/or child) rate, while the other is also receiving BAH at the “single” rate. This is obviously necessary, if they are stationed in separate locations. However, if they are ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Justice

Eliminate Federal Prison Camps and Implement Home Confinement

Elimination of the current Federal Prison Camp facilities and implementation of a Home Confinement system for low level inmates would create a doubly beneficial savings to the government. The first true cost savings benefit would be to eliminate all of the care, custody, and control expenses necessary for the population of low security level inmates. Each camp, whether self-contained or a satellite branch of a higher ...more »

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