Since intellectual property REQUIRES enforcement / protection by the Justice Department to remain profitable, it should be subject to a higher tax rate or fees. No one wants to stifle ideas, but ideas require protection - and protection isn't free. We could create jobs and safeguard intellectual property if the costs of enforcement were shared. Not a saving measure, but a revenue generating one.
Eliminate BATFE and roll their duties and agents over to the FBI. It would eliminate a lot of unnecessary managerial positions and steamline investigations.
In order to accomodate sound fiscal management with a true and measurable cost savings to the government and taxpayers, while respecting our workers, I suggest that as benefit to the government, employees should be able to donate 16 hours of annual leave per year to the government in lieu of an unpaid 40 hour furlough (should furloughs become neccessary).
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There are an extensive amount of valuable ideas here that may not score number one. It would be tremendous waste of effort if those below number one were not reviewed for consideration. We all have an idea or two here, we all put effort into this, what a waste if the ideas were simply deleted.
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It costs tens of thousands to house an inmate for a year. Non-violent offenders usually either receive jail time or no punishment at all. Community service, work orders, mandatory rehabilitation therapy, and even some form of public reprimand, including possibly caning like in Singapore (which has a very low crime rate) may achieve better and cheaper results.
Stuff We All Get
You have seen it in your unit’s storage or at a recruiting event. We give it out to visitors at trade shows or at an unit open house event.
Coffee cups, calendars, key chains, pens, challenge coins, you name it and the only thing in common is the sticker on the bottom; Made in China.
It is time to impose immediate legislation that will prohibit the purchase of foreign made items for official... more »