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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Corporate Tax Breaks

There is no reason the government nor the tax payer to be providing tax breaks for any company. The amount of time spent on this at the IRS is astonomical. This should be eliminated and then use that revenue to pay down the national debt. Make corporations pay their share of taxes. After all if they want to do business in this country they have a stake in its success.

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Eliminate the Department of Education

Do away with this agency completey and return the responsbility of education to the states and to the parents of children. Maintain a staff to run the Pell Grant program and do away with the rest. Having national standards for education is a complete waste of time. Education should be focused on developing an individual students talents instead of a broad liberal arts education. Having someone focus on a specific... more »

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Eliminate buying cars

Use technology so that individuals do not have to drive to offsite meetings. Institute the use of technology, specifically video conferencing to meet with clients, vendors and other government facilities and employees. Lets use technology smarter and quit wasting money on buy vehicles, even if they are hybrids. Those cost even more money to purchase.

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidation of CBP and TSA Bonded Facility and Cargo Operation

Prior to the creation of the DHS, the former US Customs Service was the primary entity for inspecting inbound and outbound foreign cargo at US International airports as well as compliance and control of related bonded facilities.

The events of September 11, 2001 resulted in the creation of DHS as well as the TSA with the consolidation of the Customs Service into CBP. Since 2001 the TSA has grown and expanded in mission... more »

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Eliminate Congressional Influence by groups.

The government was created to run the affairs of the people and not to cater to special interest groups. If government cannot manage its affairs or work in the best interest of the people then those who work to influence policy in their decision should be eliminated. The goverment should be working on providing basic services not providing tax breaks and tax credits to groups. I think the congress needs to vote in... more »

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EXOP - White House Offices

REVISE government law on having to spending Dept budget

If the Government would eliminate ALL GOVERNMENT Departments on having to spend thier alotted budgets this would save Billions of dollars and would not lead to frivilous spending to ensure they get the same amount for the upcoming year.

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Eliminate congressional staff bonuses

Since congress wants to cut off all pay raises and bonuses for government employees then perhaps they should have to do the same for their own staffers. I read in the paper that most congressional staffers got an 8% bonus this year while the rest of us are going to be capped at 1%. Why the discrepancy? Let that money go back to the treasury to pay down the debt.

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Department of Education

Denying Benefits to Actively Wanted Fugitive Felons

The USDA, VA, and SSA have programs, which deny benefits to persons who are wanted in other jurisdictions in local, state, and federal databases for felony offenses. These absconders from justice may use the benefits they receive to further their escape from facing justice and should not be entitled to taxpayer funds until their obligations have been satisfied.

This program if implemented at ED is a direct alignment... more »

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Stop Mowing when budgets decline

There is no need to continue mowing lawns on goverment grounds when their is a budget crunch. Let the grass grow and stop wasting money. We have our lawn mowed here even when the grass doesn't need it. They show up 2 times a week, mow and leave. I know they're under contract but allow for a more flexible contract to stop mowing when it doesn't need to be done.

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Department of Justice

Revise Law to Eliminate Unneccessary Trials and their Expense

It is time we look at revising the laws to take into consideration forensic and other technology in determining a standard of "irrefutable guilt" in federal cases. Currently, even in cases where it is absolutely clear that an accused is guilty, the taxpayer still has to pay the considerable legal expenses of a trial so the accused can go through the sham of trying to prove they are innocent or more likely there was some... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Shut off unused lights and equipment during off hours

Many times over the weekend at federal facilities the lights and computers remain on. The cost savings would be enormous if we can encourage people to shut the power off and get engineering to power down the central controlled electricity on unused floors.

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