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Legislative Branch

Put Down your Black Berry's

My idea is that Government workers put down their blackberry phones, by this I mean that the jobs that are essential that have to check emails, that the government pays the worker between 25-40 $ a month for their personal phone depending on their job responsibilites instead of issuing unnecessary government phones that are often times mis-used and used like personal cell phones.

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Eliminate Congressional Lifetime Salary

Congressmen refuse to be held to a higher standard, and as such, they should not and usually are not. Therefore, they should earn their salaries and retirement as every red-blooded American currently does - work 20/30 years before they are eligible to receive any REDUCED retirement annuity benefits (50 - 80%) as do all red-blooded Americans currently do. No average American receives his ENTIRE current salary for having... more »

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Encourage frugality by no longer basing budgets on expenditures

The theme in the Federal government is that every Agency, Service, Program, office, etc. must spend every dollar of their current budgetary allotments, or else their budgets will be accordingly decreased the following year. This encourages wasteful year-end spending and discourages frugality and savings; everyone knows they will be punished with lower budgets if they don't spend all of their allotment. This goes all... more »

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