Energy in this country should be treated as a national security resource. The President and congress should have the authority to interven in Energy matters when it affects our nations financial security. Raising gas prices to a point when people have to decide between food and fuel in my opinion is a crisis with national security implications.
The reason our country is so far in debt is due to raised import prices on gasoline etc. If all these countries are raising the prices for the items that we need from them then why dont we raise our prices for our exports. Instead of selling corn and other farmed goods for practically nothing we should jack up the prices just like they do for us with the oil. Either they would start giving us cheaper goods for import ...more »
A typical 2.5 ton home AC unit for a 3,000 square foot house costs $391 a month to run, but will cost 3-4% more than that for every degree the thermatstat is set lower than 78 degrees. So if that house has it's temperature set at 72 degrees, for example, the owners would spend nearly $80 more a month instead--that's nearly 20% more expense per month. Given that the State Department building is over 1.5 million square ...more »
The government should charge a fee of $ 100.00 for every first time divorce and $ 200.00 for any second or third time filed. Thousands of people divorce every day. This cost could contribute towards adjusting Social Security Cards and other documentation as well as increase revenue without having to tax others.
From moment or nobody will use the nucleaire strength, it seems to me useful to delete every device or base is saying strategic which puts in danger the US balance of power when a simple military operation can settle the problem ( Lybia).
This type of program will allow us to win millions of dollars
It will help for National park preservation, advertisement and education.
I propose that cable television is eliminated from all prisons but instead only televise public broadcasting and local stations.
Imagine an iTunes's store of Library of Congress recordings. .pdf files of maps and reports. These treasures are underutilized. Funds raised this way could help in restoration efforts
Let's save money be having senators and congressman pay, like the rest of do, for their health coverage and sharply reduce their pensions upon retirement by 50%. There is no need to continue to pay retirement benefits to these people as they are likely to end up earning more than their government salaries by becoming lobbyists -- and those who have been subject to law enforcement action shouldn't get a dime. The people ...more »
Many federal agencies are wrought with fraud, waste, or abuse easily recognized by staff. Think "elephant in the room". Why not detail current staff members within each of the agencies at each facility who have limited duty secondary to health, disabilities, burn-out, or who are biding their time till retirement to newly created positions to investigate, gather data and/or write reports for the appropriate entities ...more »
Eliminate the high fares the govt contracts for with the airlines. All government employees should be able to fly on government business utilizing the cheepest flight available. Also, Motel 6 is as good as the Sheraton. Renegotiate with lower end hotels for conferences.
Transmitting data to a private server is a theft of services. With the proliferation of free hotspots this action is most likely malicious in inent.