Department of Veterans Affairs

BIG savings from a Small town.

I have several ideas but here's just a few. Our printer alone prints out 30-50 pieces of paper per day that are either not ours or not significant. We have 450 printers in our VA medical center! Our printer alone is spewing off over 10,000 unused/unwanted copies per year, take that times 450 printers! We averaged the waist to be nearly $30,000 per year. Just for our small town facility. Can you imagine the waste? Also... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Campus Gardens & Orchards

Place sustainable gardens and orchards on all VA's with campuses large enough to support. The growing and producing of food will drastically reduce food costs and promote health/wellness/and sustainable living to Veterans and employees.

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Department of Homeland Security

Best Mistake! Have fun and make money with WPB 123s!

If the Coast Guard 123-foot patrol boats cannot continue to be used for service at sea, let's make use of them on land. They should be gutted and the exterior/hull used as a housing for CG-themed restaurant/bars or other recreational facilities. Whether government-ran or sold for private commercial management, we can make money instead of losing it. They should be established outside of current bases/facilities where... more »

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EXOP - Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental

THE USE OF HEMP CAN SAVE US

Today, there are millions of uses for Hemp. Legalizing the harvesting of the plant, EVEN FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME would greatly help our economy get OUT OF DEBT. We could use it for---Fabrics,Biodegradable industrial products,Biomass fuels, Replacement for wood products, paper,Body Care Products, pet food, detergents, art supplies, food products... and many more. If we also harvested hemp for fuel instead of corn,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Ethanol Subsidies

End all ethanol subsidies. This is one of the worst "green" ideas ever. Any farmer could tell you how hard corn is on the soil, and how many pesticides have to be used to produce a quality product. We shouldn't be using a food source to develop energy.

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Social Security Administration

Stop Selling Soda and Junk Food in Federal Buildings

Similar to Michelle Obama's push for getting schools to provide healthier eating options to children, the federal government should also promote good nutrition by limiting the availability of unhealthy food in federal facilities. For example, vending machines would no longer offer sugary drinks or other types of junk food such as candy bars and potato chips, which would be replaced with healthier items. Those who wish... more »

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Legislative Branch

Revisit the agrarian Economy

Food independence! Sure it is a catch phrase but it is achievable. By changing agricultral worker pay, we can eliminate need for foreign workers. Use people with public service requirements as workers. Give special status to "farm worker." Pay farm workers in food and tax breaks.

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Federal Reserve Board

Pull paper money out of the economy/Stop printing it!!!

If my information is correct, the US Government has had trillions of dollars in cash printed with no sure way to shore up the value of the US dollar. While done early on in the whole credit debocal the inflation which would normally step in an hurt the value of our currancy was offset. Right now with the amount of paper money in the system, and banks still not loaning it out, I believe it is time for the Fed to start... more »

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Department of Labor

Reusable bags for inmates with diabetic snacks

We have diabetic inmates at my prison, each day the inmates with diabetes get a snack. The snack is for when their blood sugar drops. We handout the snacks in brown paper bags. Why don’t we give the inmates reusable bags to use for their snacks? I know it doesn’t seem like much but the bag are thrown away or use for contraband every day. We could save millions ever year. The inmates would bring the bag back every day... more »

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Legislative Branch

COAST GUARD FLIGHT MEAL PROGRAM-$500K Annually

Existing CG policy authorizes the providing of flight meals to aviation personnel engaged in flight operations during meal hours at no cost to the member. If a non aviator is engaged in operations during meal hours, that person may be provided a box lunch (identical to a flight meal in composition) which will costs that member $4.25. The CG spends in excess of $500K annually to fund this program of providing free flight... more »

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Department of Justice

Use finger print technology in BOP food service

Use the same technology that commissary uses for commissary sales in the inmate dining rooms. ID barcodes are easily manipulated while a finger print is much more difficult to manipulate and impossible to forget or lose. This would eliminate a significant waste of money on food by preventing inmates from eating multiple times.

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