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Department of the Treasury

Social Security Reform

You know what you have to do to ensure Social Security will be able to continue.

First, STOP borrowing from it!

Second, make all wages subject to social security tax. I pay social security tax on all my income. Why shouldn't Bill Gates, or our senators, or even the President have to? Just because you're wealthy doesn't mean you should just be able to pay this tax on a small portion of your income.

Third, increase... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Countries pay for their illegals.

In addition to fining those present in the United States contrary to law, we should start charging the countries of nationality for the detention, removal, and deportation of their citizens.

If these countries were doing more to improve the quality of life, that would hinder the influx of people who are "just trying to make a better life."

By the way anyone who comes to the U.S., for the purposes of living, working,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Make it C.O.U.N.T.!

The C.O.U.N.T. program (Conservation Organized Under New Terms) would be developed as a checks and balances system to help conserve financial resources for welfare programs across the 14 Federal agencies involved. This system would allow eligible welfare recipients the opportunity for education, housing assistance and monetary allowance under new terms and agreements.

First, set a reduced welfare budget taking off 3%... more »

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Legislative Branch

SSI REFORM

UNDER SOCIAL SECURITY WE PAY BENEFITS TO THOSE WHO DID NOT WORK AT ALL OR NOT ENOUGH TO EARN CREDITS TO RECEIVE DISABILITY AND AGED BENEFITS. I HAVE AN IDEA THAT WOULD REQUIRE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 15 QUARTERS OF COVERAGE IN ORDER TO GET THE NEED BASED/LOW INCOME SUBSIDY CALLED SSI. UNLESS, DISABLED SINCE BIRTH. THE GOVERNMENT IS CONSTANTLY PROVIDING BENEFITS TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT CONTRIBUTED AT ALL.... more »

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Department of Commerce

Eliminate GSA Schedules and Reform Government Procurement

Currently the GSA Schedules is a joke at best and a total waste at worst in terms of price discount for the goods and services purchased by the federal, state, and local governments.

Most of the pricing on the GSA Schedules are only 10-30% off the vendors’ list prices. The U.S. federal government agencies have consistently failed to realize any cost savings in its procurement practice based on the useless GSA Schedules.... more »

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Legislative Branch

Comprehensive Government reform.

1) End all subsidies to corporations and collect a flat corporate tax of 15% from all businesses.
2) End all farm subsidies. This will get corporations out of farming and ranching and put it back into the hands of the family farmer where it belongs.
3) End all energy subsidies. If ethanol was a good idea, it would pay for itself.
4) Form a Tenth Amendment commission whose sole responsibility would be to sift through... more »

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Department of State

Lower ICASS Furniture Pool Costs, Adhere to the Buy America Act

The State Department should purchase furniture for ICASS furniture pools from the cheapest source possible, instead of through their current expensive contract. This change adheres to the procurement guidelines outlined in the Buy America Act (U.S. Code , Title 41, Chapter 1, section 10a). Management Officers worldwide should be encouraged to find the highest quality, but lowest cost supplier for the Department. A master... more »

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Social Security Administration

Disability Transitional Age Reform for Social Security benefits

As federal officials and lawmakers explore raising the retirement age in order to cut the federal deficit, consideration should also be given to raising the “transitional age” for disability purposes. Lawmakers and federal officials have emphasized adjusting the retirement age and delaying eligibility for SSA retirement benefits to cut the federal deficit. To my knowledge, no consideration has been given to adjusting... more »

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Social Security Administration

Save BILLIONS – Repeal DOMA

This is not a new social issue. Generations have had stable, non-traditional living arrangements. The Founding Fathers would want a tweak in federal law to promote efficiency, quality, simplicity, speed, & EQUITY. One simple change would put tens of thousands back into these households & the general economy. The IRS would feast on hundreds of thousands in “marriage penalties.” The welfare system would benefit by fewer... more »

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