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Legislative Branch

Social Security Reform

Billions and Billions saved. I work for the IRS and most employees come in under a FERS retirement system which assist them at retirement providing they input to it during the working years. Fers employees pay into and retire on social security.

Under FERS employees are eligible to put funds into a Thrift Savings Plan. Her employees can put there payperiod savings into the G fund, C fund and several others. Some... more »

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Social Security Administration

Responsible Pain Free step toward Social Security Solvency

Situation:
Under current rules when a person is approved for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits they are automatically scheduled for a medical review in 3, 5, or 7 years. As an agency we save $7 dollars for every $1 we spend completing such reviews. Even knowing this fact, these reviews are often the first thing deferred or eliminated when budget cuts are made allowing individuals with... more »

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC Claims

Many man hours are spent filing, investigating, and defending EEOC complaints. These can last for years. Most employees that have been effected want to be heard and not looking for a payout. They are often disregarded. The counselers dont help, they often list only half of the issues.
I myself went through this process and was never once offered a mediator. If there was a person that an employees could go to, such as... more »

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Legislative Branch

Increase Social Security Benefit Base, aka Maximium taxable amt.

Increase the Maximum taxable amount. A recomendation fo the Deficit Commision. Do it over time such as:

Such as $112,000 in 2013, $117,500 in 2014, $123,000 in 2015, $129,000 in 2016, $135,000 in 2017, after which the Average Wage Index (AWI) for 2016 and the Benefit Base for 2017 is used for adjustments, just like the current system.

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$114,000 in 2014, $120,000 in 2015, $125,500 in 2016, $131,500 in 2017, $137,700... more »

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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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Eliminate the Free Handouts

We can save 72 Billion Dollars a month if we would just eliminte the the Free SSI Money we hand out every month to people who are just wokring the system so they do not have to go to work a real job everyday. People like this are a drain on society and they just keep having kids and raising them to be on the system as well.
Also, we should have no more corporate bailouts. Nothing is too big to fail and the nature of capitalism... more »

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Social Security Administration

Retirement Benefits and Municipal Bond Investment

I propose that you allow individuals to dedicate a percentage of their social security contributions over the course of their working career, to municipal bond investments (munis).

Municipal bonds investments offer individuals the opportunity for individuals to invest back in their community for the purposes of roads, schools, bridges...basic infrastructure projects that cities and might otherwise turn to the county... 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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