Department of Labor

get un/under-employed working to increase the tax base

Save money by paying down the debt, and don't let default happen (or else interest rates rise, and the US debt will crush us!). The equation is taxes on income are source of funding for Govt. Currently govt is working on the wrong part by thinking to reduce Soc Sec, Medicaid, which help people, while ignoring the fact that TWENTYFIVE PERCENT of workers are UN/UNDER-EMPLOYED!! (9% unemployed, 17% underemployed = 26%) Now... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Professional Athlete Pay

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 »

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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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Executive Office of the President

National Debt

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 »

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Executive Office of the President

LUXURY ITEMS = NATIONAL TAX = PAY NATL DEBT

Charge a national sales tax on luxury items. If a person can afford the luxury item, they can afford the national tax. Take the national tax and apply to national debt. This way we are not taking food out of anyone's mouth! Luxury sales tax = boats, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling facilities, luxury cars, campers, etc.

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Department of Defense

Civilian/Contractor in Afghanistan

I believe if you got rid of the contractors/civilians in Afghanistan it would reduce the deficit tremendously. While being deployed here (AF/E-7) I have met so many American citizens that are getting paid 6 digits for what the actual military can do cheaper. For example, there was a fork lift driver moving cargo when the planes arrive and he stated that he has been here for 8 years and makes $125,000/year. Also we... more »

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Legislative Branch

Special interest groups

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.

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Department of Education

Dollar Back Program

The basic idea of the program is to take one dollar per pay period (based on a two week pay system) out of a person’s check (who filed with the **IRS last year). The amount is designed to be so small that it would be virtually unnoticeable on your check, but as a whole could be very effective at eliminating the National debt. This could be an easy low impact way for citizens to be a part of the solution in restoring... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Cut to the Constitution

Require all federal agencies to turn in to Congress a one page document explaining what article(s) of the Constitution authorizes their existence. Eliminate those agencies that do not have clear and specific authorization in the Constitution.

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Department of Agriculture

Institute a parking fee for federal offices

Institute a parking fee at all federal buildings that currently have free parking for motor vehicles. Parking fees can be patterned after the US Forest Service trail pass fees, where each site would have a self-service permit system for a daily fee, along with a longer term permit fee for yearly use. Fees could be determined using the Forest Services current fee structure - $5 per day or (is it) $30 per year. Parking... more »

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