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 »
Do it. Do it ASAP. Do it now if possible. More than at any other time in many long-time public servants' careers, we are beginning to see, starkly, that one kind of Federal employee squeezes every 15-minute increment of credit hours he or she can from a day. Shamefully, this practice doesn't stop upon attainment of a GS-12, 13, 14, or even 15. Another kind of Federal employee has never signed for a single credit... 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.
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 »