Showing 3 ideas for tag "budget excess"

Department of the Interior

Are you really listening to us?

Many times the suggestion has been made to stop the end-of-year spending to use up money left in the budget, and to put this money back in the "pot" or apply it to the next year's budget. This suggestion would save MILLIONS - not the paltry amount saved by stopping mailing of a publication. Are you really listening to our ideas or just pacifying us by making us think you really care about wasteful spending?

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Going Green

I would love to see energy efficient lighting installed that have automatic shut off when no one is in the room or using the facility and then to automatically come on based on motion. This would be quite the cost saver on electricity and thus help our national goals of less reliance on foreign energy. I am also in favor of removing the papertowel dispensers in the bathrooms with an energy efficient drier put in place... more »

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Legislative Branch

End of Fiscal Year budget waste

At the end of the fiscal year, every military unit I've ever been in tends to "use it or lose it" on their annual budget. Right around 15 September, we get a message saying that we had better spend thousands or even millions of dollars of this years' money, or else next year our budget will likely be cut by the amount we didn't use.
Military units (and DoD Budgets) should be rewarded for budgetary savings by receiving... more »

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