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Cut DoD Funding - Streamline it

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The fact that DoD gets the majority of our funding in this country is sickening. We are the most advanced Military nation on earth yet we have no enemy to fight. Why are not downsizing and doing away with waste in the military? Cuts have to be made all across the board and so far this sacred cow is getting away with giving pay raises. Lets cut and start trimming more of this fat.

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Eliminate buying cars

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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 Defense

Use it or loose it policy

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While serving in the USAF, I witnessed an abuse of funds. They started a use it or loose it policy, where if your department was fiscally conscious and came in under budget. The amount that was saved was not budgeted the next year, thus organizations are penalized for coming in under budget. The issue arises in that in my Fighter Squadron it was difficult to project what parts would break in combat. So what was done was... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Consolidation of CBP and TSA Bonded Facility and Cargo Operation

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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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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Congressional Influence by groups.

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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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update satellite technology

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NASA and agencies like NESDIS continue to get fleeced by unscrupulous satellite builders. They pay hundreds of millions of dollars to have custom designed discrete-logic circuits built in 1970's style, when better, more reliable commercial integrated circuits could be used for mere thousands of dollars. These thieves rely on the public ignorance of electronics to pull off these scams, but it is time to set up a technologically... more »

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EXOP - White House Offices

REVISE government law on having to spending Dept budget

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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

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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

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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

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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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