The ideas tagged “parsimony”, inspired me to write the following: Let’s say that out of the more than 170 departments and agencies listed on this site, it was determined that one was not necessary, not constitutional, or suchlike. Let’s say that agency/department was eliminated and the employees of that agency/department were offered a position (let’s call them “X Agents”) to seek out wasteful spending throughout government... more »
After following the Congressional debates on solving our national debt crisis and reading over the ideas posted on SAVE, I have concluded I would rather have multiple SAVE ideas implemented than any proposed by Congress. Seems that Federal employees are better at tackling our national debt than elected officials.
Generate or print sufficient funds to pay off all foreign debt, upgrade societies to an economically stable and green state, payoff debts; then shut down the Federal Reserve or eliminate all debt and switch to the gold standard.
The problem with our budget is only a symptom of a greater one.
I couldn't cut my proposal down to <2000 characters, so I am posting the link.
This isn't just about money - it's about our healthcare, our education, our energy and our future.
This year was the first year our managers came to us and said “during these tough economic times, we need to reduce our budgets to only “keep the lights on” type of expenses. This mean that no new work would be funded, that we did minimally what we needed to do to just maintain. Our little area gave up ½ of our yearly budget at that time. We also reduced the scope of new work to match the new funding level. We worked... more »
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 »
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.
Eliminate Income tax and institute a Federal Sales Tax. This will end all of the debate in Congress about spending and tax cuts and allow for a uniform sales tax across the nation. The debt crisis would be a thing of the past.
There are plenty of "what to do" and "how to do it" ideas. Had the big ticket items of the 2009 SAVE and 2010 SAVE campaigns been implemented, or if the current 2011 SAVE ideas were used immediately to lower spending and inefficiencies -- today's debt ceiling debate would not be needed. It is no longer a question of 'what' or 'how', but a need to know that the 'when' is past due -- act now and don't stop selecting ideas... more »
Professional Athlete Pay I agree to have my idea, not my name or information, posted online.: true 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. Community Member said: I agree they make too much but how could you make privately... more »
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.
I suggest that we do NOT give any more money and/or supplies and/or help to any other country until we pay off our National Debt. Common Sense says that we need to take care of our own first! If you work for the government you must take care of any just debt. That should go for us as a country as well. Let other countries step up and help more, we been doing it for too long. We need to worry about #1 and we are #1... more »
Make members of Congress where patches on their clothing like NASCAR drivers to show who is giving them special interest money. This would generate money for the government through the ad revenues and would let the public know what companies and people are financing our elected officals.
Hmm, how to save money? Hey, I have an idea: let's try "living" within/below our means. For starters, how about we cut off foreign aid, both to foreign countries as well as to foreign nationals who come to this country for the purpose of taking advantage of our very lax and very stupid immigration and public social services policies. Why are we taking care of the citizens of other countries while neglecting or even... more »