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Department of Defense

Stop military units from wasting their annual funds.

Near the end of every fiscal year, many military units will push to spend the last of the year's funds. Sometimes this push is fully justified as the unit purchases much needed items. However, in many cases, the unit will unnecessarily spend the funds because: 1) not spending all their funds can result in them getting a smaller budget next year, 2) there is no reward for many of these units to save money, and 3) the combination... more »

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Department of Defense

Allow Yearly Budget Excess Funds To Be Saved & Reduce Budgets

It appears that most of us agree that at the end of the fiscal year a large amount of money is wasted in order to keep the previous years budget. My suggestion is to allow the excess funds to be saved and reduce the budgets by a small amount accross the board. Allowing the funds to be saved while reducing the budgets across the board will end wasteful spending year round.

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Congressional Lifetime Salary

Congressmen refuse to be held to a higher standard, and as such, they should not and usually are not. Therefore, they should earn their salaries and retirement as every red-blooded American currently does - work 20/30 years before they are eligible to receive any REDUCED retirement annuity benefits (50 - 80%) as do all red-blooded Americans currently do. No average American receives his ENTIRE current salary for having... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Encourage frugality by no longer basing budgets on expenditures

The theme in the Federal government is that every Agency, Service, Program, office, etc. must spend every dollar of their current budgetary allotments, or else their budgets will be accordingly decreased the following year. This encourages wasteful year-end spending and discourages frugality and savings; everyone knows they will be punished with lower budgets if they don't spend all of their allotment. This goes all... more »

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