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Legislative Branch

Stop Vote by Mail.

So states allow voting by mail and have removed the polling places. Make voting eclectic or stop using paper. People say voting by mail has increased the amount of people voting but if you can’t get off you conch and come to a polling place, you shouldn’t be voting. Have computer at the polling place, this would cut down on paper and ballet counters. You could know who won in a few minutes versa hour, or even days.

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Social Security Administration

The Trust Fund can invest a TINY % in super safe bonds & stocks

Let the trust fund invest a TINY percentage say 0.01% or 0.000001% or somewhere in between of the taxes it receives, in stocks and/or bonds. For preferred shares and bonds, some criteria would need to be set up. But for common stock, the company would have had to be in existence for over 25 years, and have paid regular dividends for over 10 years, without missing any. The dividends would have to have been raised over... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Make the VA Self Insured

The VA should provide healthcare to its employees as an employee benefit as a substitute for the commercial health insurance provided as an employee benefit.

The VA aspires to be the provider of the highest quality healthcare available, yet most of the 250,000 employees of the VA must seek their healthcare elsewhere. The costs of providing healthcare at the VA is lower than providing care elsewhere, but the VA pays commercial... more »

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General Services Administration

Eliminate the ACSI survey and replace with a forum

The ACSI survey is the popup survey that you see when you visit an agency's webpage. But the surveys have way too many questions, it takes too long to do, and agencies are not required to make any changes based on the feedback provided from the survey.

So I suggest that each agency have a feedback page where visitors can post their comments and the agency is required to make these public. So if the agency has a very... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Put an end to "use it or lose it funding"

All federal agencies I've been involved with go through the same thing at the end of every fiscal year - a huge spending spree, many times on items not needed, to spend down money before it is swept away. A big reason for this is fear that the budget requests for the following year may not be approved if the agency did not spend it's entire budget in the current year.
This is wasteful spending of money. The so called... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Stop giving out certain types of grant money

Stop giving out grant money, at least temporarily, to communities and non-profits. Delaying a capital purchase for a year or two wouldn't hurt most of them. Offer low interest rate loans (1% - 3%) instead, so there is a return to the taxpayer. Encourage re-use rather than replacement. If any organization should receive grant money, it should be business start ups or expansions that create jobs. Jobs pay back grant... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Shared use/shared cost cell phones

Currently many employees use a government owned cell phone in the performance of their jobs. As these devices are for work use only these same employees also have personal cell phone. Nobody really needs to, or want to, carry around two devices at all times. What I propose is to combine these devices under a share-cost billing structure. The government pays for a portion of the bill and the employee pays the rest.... more »

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Department of Justice

Medical Payments v.s. Commissary Spending

FBOP houses a total of 177,187 inmates in facilities in a CAMP, LOW, MEDIUM or USP. Of the 177,187 inmates, 4,583 are housed at FCI Fort Dix. Inmates at FCI Fort Dix spent nearly $8,000,000 in commissary last year. Inmate co-pays are remarkably low with respect to the state prison systems. The inmate is not paying for food, electric, water, gas or cable (yes CABLE...it may be BASIC but its still CABLE). Inmates... more »

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Legislative Branch

Benefits via SSA

Reality is that the system for Social Security benefits is broken and abused. There needs to be an overhaul to restore the program to what the public perceives it as, or some similar resemblance.
First and foremost is the SSI program, the more abused and costly since these recipients have never contributed. Children get benefits too easily as with a large rate of termination from age 18 evaluations. There needs to... more »

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Legislative Branch

Overpayment Recovery SSA

NH and SSA Judges are confused by conflicting letters and inconsistent information. Judges reverse waiver decisions/denials due to poor communication. Correct by 1. do not sent out AERO recomputation/increase in benefits letters when an overpayment (O/P) exists, 2. letters should state reason for O/P i.e.: due to work and earnings, workers compensation or double check negotiation rather than simply "incorrect computation",... more »

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