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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Prevent Demolition of NASA Test Stand

NASA is currently planning to spend over a million dollars to tear down a rocket-engine test stand. The stated reason for tearing down the stand is to maintenance costs. The test stand, however, costs only about $25,000 per year to maintain. It could stay in place for 60 years before the maintenance costs would equal the cost of demolition. Preventing the demolition would save the taxpayers more than a million dollars... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

One Federal agency repairs home only to be demolished later

FEMA's acquisition of properties under the Hazard mitigation program (HMGP) of properties for which home repair claims have been paid, results in money being wasted. Billions of dollars will be saved in the future if we take corrective measures now. FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) section pays up to $30,000 to uninsured homeowners to repair their homes immediately following a disaster while the National Flood Insurance... more »

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Department of Defense

Excess Service Facilities

We cannot afford to provide duplicate services that are not profitable. I suggest that we close and demolish all non-profitable (total revenues must be greater than total expenses including overhead such as utilities, building maintenance, and all soft costs no matter the color of money) service buildings on military installations within the United States where comparable services are offered within a nearby community... more »

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Department of Defense

Stop teaching bad habits

The federal government is being a bad parent. It sets policies and then does nothing to enforce the opposite from happening. For example, we are told that we need to be more sustainable by demolishing facilities that are utility and maintenance wastes, so that we can control our long term costs. The policies match this thinking. The problem comes in when the decision to demolish the buildings is put off for another... more »

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