Social Security Administration

getting back to the basics-cutting SSI for children

We as an agency, were created to supplement a family or an individual's income, when there is a loss in income due to death, retirement or a disability. Well I think we have gotten off track. Social Security pays disabled minor children Supplemental Security Income (SSI). My question is "what are we supplementing?" Children have never worked so why are we paying benefits as if they contributed to a loss of income ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Restructure Budget to Provide "Dividend" Refunds to Taxpayers

During this time of fiscal hardship, it will benefit our country to follow the examples of publicly traded businesses. If you remove the ridiculous "spend it or lose it" culture in government agencies by abolishing budget cuts for next year based on savings from last year you will foster an environment of saving, rather than spending. I have no doubt that many (if not all) agencies can frequently operate under budget ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Lower the debt: get China to pay for bootlegged software

Lower the deficit by lowering the debt by repatriating some of what China is holding. China has done little to no policing of its black market of bootlegged software - much of it from US companies. Microsoft Windows, myriad video games, bootlegged copies of CDs, etc., are rampant and easily available. Let's persuade China to return a big chunk of our debt that they're holding in return for the value of the pirated Microsoft, ...more »

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Financial Reform

Professional Athlete Pay

If we could cut the amount of money we put into professional sports events and the amount of pay we give athletes to play. We could help the national debt and not have to worry about destroying the middle and lower class americans life.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Charge the Market Rate for Parking

This idea applies to ALL federal agencies. All federal employees and visitors should pay the market rate for parking at ALL federal owned and leased buildings. This will encourage the use of public transportation, telecommuting, and carpooling. It will reduce traffic congestion and cost of road maintenance. It will reduce the federal budget deficit.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

switch from Income Tax to Consumption tax

It has been proven that consumption taxes are more efficient than income taxes. This was, we get nearly all of the pay, in which we earn, but the things we buy become a little more expensive. If our pay checks become higher, we have a higher incentive to spend. People will spend more of their savings and consumption will increase, which will ultimately increase revenue from taxes. This way, the rich don't get their ...more »

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