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Department of the Interior

Donate Use or Lose Annual Leave to Reduce the Deficit

Allow the donation of the value of excess annual leave directly to deficit reduction. Employees could elect to donate their excess annual leave. Also, the value of all lost annual leave could be used to reduce the federal deficit.

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Department of Labor

get un/under-employed working to increase the tax base

Save money by paying down the debt, and don't let default happen (or else interest rates rise, and the US debt will crush us!). The equation is taxes on income are source of funding for Govt. Currently govt is working on the wrong part by thinking to reduce Soc Sec, Medicaid, which help people, while ignoring the fact that TWENTYFIVE PERCENT of workers are UN/UNDER-EMPLOYED!! (9% unemployed, 17% underemployed = 26%) Now... more »

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Social Security Administration

Save $500 Billion: Use 2 Shifts Not 1 for All Gov Employees

The Government could save $50 billion per year by having two shifts of white collar employees work each day. Office space costs $50,000/year for each employee yet we only use space 30% of time. We can no longer afford to have banker's hours for all. With over 2 million federal employees this cost-free paradigm change could avoid lay offs/furloughs and reduce pollution. This would cut overhead per employees in half. Savings... more »

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Legislative Branch

better incentives to reduce deficit

This is Warren Buffets idea but we should pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection. In addtion the balanced budget proposal being debated should include the election ineligibillty clause.

These align the nations interests with the personal interests of members of congress and could save trillions of dollars.

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Department of Defense

Offer early retirement at 15 years or max retirement at 20 years

Offer early retirement for service members at 15 years of service. Addtionally, max out retirement plans for 20 years of service vs. the max of 30 years of service. Too many members stay in past 20 years which hold up advancements for junior members and most of the time they are getting these huge paychecks and not doing a whole lot to contribute toward their service.

Offering early retirement with a reduced retirement... more »

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