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Department of the Treasury

Remove coins and save production costs

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Stop making nickels and pennies. The production costs of these two coins far outwiegh their usefullness.

There is also a large percentage of these fixed costs that goes to raw materials.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Eliminate mail reminders of appointments for patients

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Instead of mailing multiple reminders to veteran and military patients pateints, the organization can email or phone the appointment reminders. This will not only cut down on postal costs but paper costs too. The automated reminder system will be sent via email or phone whichever is preferred by the patient. The preference will be specified upon registration into the health system.

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Legislative Branch

Billions in savings

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Repeal Medicare Part D.The new program was never meant to be a subsidy to the pharmacutical companies but this is what it has become. The program was implemented with no intenition of funding it so it comes out of the general revenue. It is evident we can no longer afford it.

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Department of the Treasury

Stop Tax incentives for Big Profitable Corporate Business!

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Seriously, GE,Fed Ex, Verizon...they all get PAID by us [taxpayers] in the form of Tax incentives-supposidly for job creation etc. But who are we fooling? Do they create any more jobs after the first few years? It's pure profit to the company. Take away the tax breaks or at LEAST restore the laws to close the loop-holes so obviously being corrupted.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Save! by Instituting Electronic Records Submittal System

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The Superfund Records Center at the EPA currently requires paper copies to be submitted with a paper routing/approval system. The printed documents are then scanned into the electronic records system. So much time and money can be saved at the EPA by making this archaic process fully electronic as the original documents are already electronic and must be printed out along with an approval sheet that has to physically... more »

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Department of State

Individual "sharing" of excess budget at the end of a FY

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There is currently no real "personal" incentive for individuals in US government organizations to save money from their annual FY budgets (other than personal pride and/or as a US taxpayer). If each individual in an organization was permitted to "share" in some pre-determined percentage of any excess remaining funds from their organization's FY budget, each individual would have a vested interest in looking for cost... more »

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Legislative Branch

Do Not Just Oblige US – Employ More of These Ideas

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It is very nice that Trudy Givens got to meet the President and now the Fed Gov is going paperless, but there are other good ideas being brought to your attention. More than one of these suggestions should be reviewed, studied and implemented. Waste, fraud and abuse are being identified and should be acted upon. The Federal Government is a massive burden that ‘we the people’ are having difficulty supporting and things... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Remove the Cap on Government Purchase Card Purchases

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Currently, there is a $3,000 cap on purchases made on the Government Purchase Card. The Government receives a 1 percent rebate on all charges to the Purchase Card from the issuing bank. Internal controls are supposed to be in place to protect against unauthorized charges. By removing the limit, the cardholders could charge higher amounts, thus earning the Government more in rebates. Furthermore, the Government would not... more »

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